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Top 5 Things To Do

Five ways to explore and enjoy Cabarrus County, North Carolina this season

Add these essential experiences to your list, gather your friends and family, and make some winter memories in Cabarrus County! From the cities of Concord and Kannapolis to the towns of Harrisburg, Midland and Mt. Pleasant, these are some of the top things to do in Cabarrus County this season.

Shop the Day Away

Whether you’re putting holiday gift cards to good use or refreshing your winter wardrobe, Cabarrus County is the ideal destination to shop. Find the latest fashion and specialty items at independent boutiques, then package savings with entertainment at Concord Mills—NC’s largest outlet and value retail shopping center. Start your shopping adventure in Cabarrus County here!


3 jem’s boutique in Downtown Kannapolis, North Carolina.

Have Fun Indoors

Keep everyone in your crew cozy and entertained this winter with these ideas for indoor fun! In Cabarrus County, you can shop, swim and even race indoors! Here, you’ll also find thrilling attractions like iFLY Indoor Skydiving and SEA LIFE Aquarium, and the fun heats up at Great Wolf Lodge where you’ll find an 80,000 square-foot water park always kept at a comfortable 84 degrees!


Great Wolf Lodge indoor water park resort in Concord, North Carolina.

Fuel Up on Comfort Food

With more than 80 locally owned and operated places to eat, Cabarrus County is filled with independent restaurants serving up classic southern dishes. Sample something freshly baked, deep fried or slow smoked this winter for a satisfying, stick-to-your-ribs meal. Be sure to save room for dessert, from ice cream and chocolates to donuts, crepes and more!


44 Mills Kitchen + Tap in Concord, North Carolina.

Tap Into Your Creativity

A new year usually means taking on new projects. If your home needs a few new decorations or you just want to try making something all your own, these creative workshops and classes will have you crafting your way to a special souvenir. Make a chunky knit blanket to keep warm this winter, design a bracelet to match your favorite outfit and paint décor to freshen up your front door.


Custom jewelry from The Bead Lady in Downtown Concord, North Carolina.

Continue the Adventure Outdoors

Bundle up and hit the Carolina Thread Trail! Whether you need to stretch your legs after a long road trip, get started on New Year’s resolutions or just soak in some silence after the holiday rush, plan you own mountain biking excursion! These local and regional spots are convenient to popular dining, shopping and attractions in the area.


Brown Mill Mountain Bike trail in Concord, North Carolina.

Browse the Cabarrus County, NC Destination Guide for even more travel inspiration and must-see things to do in Concord, Kannapolis, Harrisburg, Midland and Mt. Pleasant.




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