3 Date Adventures in Cabarrus County to Try This Weekend

March 28, 2017

Whether you’re planning an upscale night on the town or a laid-back daytime outing, Cabarrus County, NC is a charming backdrop for an unforgettable experience. Take the stress out of planning your rendezvous-for-two! Here are three ideal settings for making memories with your sweetheart.

Picnic in the Village Park – Downtown Kannapolis, NC

Tour Southern Grace Distilleries – Mt. Pleasant, NC

Take your date to prison — without committing any crimes! As America’s first distillery in a former prison, Southern Grace Distilleries is a one-of-a-kind experience. With day-time tickets at $14 per person, you’ll receive a tour and history lesson of the property, a look inside the making of Sun Dog whiskey and a complimentary mug shot. Whiskey tastings are also available for those 21 and older. Pre-order tickets on Southern Grace’s website.

For the thrill-seekers, schedule a “Prison After Dark” tour for $16 per person. This tour is an eerie adventure lit only by flashlight through the grounds and off-limits buildings of the 90-year-old facility. Hold hands as you make your way through the prison, then be rewarded with a locally-brewed glass of corn whiskey.

Catch a movie at historic Gem Theatre – Kannapolis, NC

With Gem Theatre’s impeccable charm and character, the traditional movie date night just got better. Travel back in time with a showing for two at the country’s oldest single-screen movie theater still in operation. Gem Theatre is a community-loved landmark nestled in the heart of downtown Kannapolis. Operating since 1936, this crowned jewel prides itself with being the “Showplace of Kannapolis.” With history, charm, and old-fashioned ticket prices, the Gem Theatre will undoubtedly become you and your love’s new favorite spot to catch a flick.

For dinner and a show, subscribe to the Gem Theatre’s weekly newsletters for your chance to win a package deal of two dinner entrees and non-alcoholic beverages from Restaurant Forty Six next door as well as two movie tickets with popcorn, drinks and candy for two. Newsletter sign-up and ticket purchase available at their website.

Picnic in the Village Park – Downtown Kannapolis, NC

Take advantage of the beautiful Carolina climate with an afternoon stroll through downtown Kannapolis’ Village Park. Pack your own lunch for an intimate picnic for two or even round up your favorite couples for a double- or triple-date for the park’s Summer Entertainment Series. With Village Park being home to Cabarrus County’s largest amphitheater, you and your honey can enjoy a variety of live performances. With over 45,000 people being continually attracted to the series each year, it’s a summer date night to add to your to-do list! Check out the concert line up.

So, what are you waiting for? Spice up the weekend and make a date for a special adventure in CabCo. Don’t worry — when your special someone counts this as their best date ever, we’ll let you take all the credit.