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Summer Events

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Programs and Activities

The Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of recreational programs and events throughout the year, including trips and athletic leagues.

Registration for Programs

NOTE: Most programs require a completed program registration form.  While many are free, some do have a participation fee. You may register in person, by phone or by mail.To register by mail, send your completed program form and any payment required to: Kannapolis Parks and Recreation, 401 Laureate Way, Kannapolis, NC 28081. Please make checks payable to “City of Kannapolis.” 


Many of programs are currently available for on-line registration. If you would like to register on-line for a program, click on the link in the program description and you will be re-directed to a new page for registration. If no link is present, then on-line registration is not available.  Please call our office to register by phone or for more information. To browse all programs, visit our site:

Youth & Family Programs

To be added to our Youth Programs Mailing List and recieve information about upcoming family and youth programs, please supply your contact information HERE.


Twisted Tie-Dye Thursday (REGISTER)

Thursday, July 15th; 5:30-8 PM


Stop by Kannapolis City Hall on Thursday, July 15th between 5:30-8:00 pm to tie dye a shirt and enjoy a Popsicle!

Each participant must bring their own clean, white short sleeve t-shirt, tank top, or smaller clothes item to tie-dye. (i.e. pair of socks, t-shirt, bandanna, or tank top).

One registration = one clothing item per person.

All other materials and supplies to tie dye will be provide (rubber bands, dye, bags, and instructions for washing your shirt at home).


Story Time in a Shelter

Village Park, Shelter C (700 West C St)

Thursday, July 29th - Pirate Nell's Tale to Tell
Thursday, August 19th
Thursday, September 16th 

10:00 - 11:00 a.m. - FREE

Each story time will include a story plus a small craft or activty. 

All ages welcome. No registration required. 


Take Home Craft Kits

A variety of themed take home craft & activity kits are offered reguarly. 

From baking to dinosuar digs, we have it all! 

Click HERE to see what we have available now. 


Adult Programs and Day Trips

Line Dancing

Come to learn or refresh the classics, or to explore a new modern twist. 
Everyone is guaranteed to have a great time as we socialize, have fun, and dance! 

6:30-8:00 pm - Village Park Program Room - 700 West C Street Kannapolis

$5/Person - No advance registration necessary (cash only)

Wednesdays - Intermediate
Thursdays  - Beginners

Please note the following Thursday classes will take place at the Thursday's On Main Concerts at Veteran's Park at 6pm:

  • August 12th

Line Dancing class will not be held:

  • June 30th 
  • July 7th
  • July 8th 

Adult Day Trips

The Parks and Recreation department occasionally offers day trips for adults. 
Trips are for adults 18 and older unless otherwise noted. Trips sometimes have potential to last longer and/or end earlier than expected. Many trips may have a lot of walking so please wear comfortable shoes.

To be added to our mailing list and receive new trip brochures, please click HERE to supply your mailing address.
Please call Jill Sellers at 704-920-4343, or email if you have any questions. 

Current Trip Offerings 

New brochure coming August 2021!

Postponed Trips from 2020:

A number of trips that were originally scheduled for 2020 were postponed. These trips are currently in the process of being rescheduled and replanned. If you were registered for one of the below listed trips AND you decided to leave your deposit or payment on file, you will be contact indivdually when new dates and details are decided. 

  • Mystery Day Trip Wednesday, July 14th 

  • Taste Carolina: Walking Food Tour Downtown Greensboro Thursday, July 22nd

  • Billy Graham Training Center at the Cove Wednesday, August 4th 

  • Mayberry Bus Tour & Mount Airy Museum of Regional History Thursday, August 12th

  • Randleigh Dairy Heritage Museum & Farm Tour + Raleigh State Farmers Market CANCELLED