From great shopping and dining to thrilling motorsports events, we’ve got it all. You can even learn about the deep-rooted history in our region through museums, landmarks, and self-guided tours. And when it’s time to cool your heels, consider unwinding at our tranquil retreats or wineries throughout the county.
In Cabarrus County you’ll find nearly 30 hotels and more than 2,700 rooms, including hotels, motels, bed & breakfasts, campgrounds, RV parks, and rental homes. As one of the fastest-growing destinations, we feature accommodations at nearly every style and price point.
Visitors will have no problem finding places to eat in Cabarrus County. We have a diverse restaurant scene with more than 45 locally owned and operated spots to grab some grub in Concord, Harrisburg, Kannapolis, Midland and Mount Pleasant.
Cabarrus County has an unequaled concentration of motorsports attractions, making us a true destination for all race fans. Nicknamed Speed City USA, Concord is home to Charlotte Motor Speedway, zMAX Dragway, The Dirt Track and top NASCAR race shops including Hendrick Motorsports, Roush Fenway Racing and Chip Ganassi Racing.
Cabarrus County is located just 20 minutes north of Charlotte, North Carolina. We are comprised of Kannapolis, Midland, Mount Pleasant, Concord and Harrisburg, N.C., and are known as Where Racing Lives, as we are the birthplace of NASCAR and home to 90 percent of race team shops.
Are you planning a visit to Concord, Kannapolis, Harrisburg, Mt. Pleasant, or Midland, NC? Then you don’t want to miss these top five upcoming events in Cabarrus County. Here’s all of the information you need to incorporate these must-see activities into your trip itinerary.
Run Kannapolis 5K Races– Nov. 5 & Dec 16 Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in a unique series featuring the best 5K runs/walks in the city. Stay awake and turn the clock back during the inaugural Fall Back 5K starting at 1:50am on November 5th and taking place during the time change (happening at 2am)! Then, warm up and get moving for the Frostbite 5K returning this year on December 16. more info
Speedway Christmas – Nov. 19 – Dec 31 Speedway Christmas returns to Charlotte Motor Speedway for the eighth year featuring over 3 million lights and lights-to-music displays along a 3.75-mile course! The light show is open nightly, and every Thursday through Sunday visitors can the explore the infield Christmas Village including a petting zoo, Bethlehem village, photos with Santa, and drive-in style FOX 46 Movie Nights on the giant Speedway TV. The festivities kick off on November 18 with the Egg Nog Jog 5K fun run! get the details
A Kannapolis Christmas – Nov 25-Dec 30 One of Our State Magazine’s “25 Quintessential Tar Heel Christmas Experiences,” A Kannapolis Christmas kicks off on November 25 with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and continues through December with performances from the Kannapolis Singing Bears, rides on the double-decker Carousel and Winterland Express train, and the Celebration of Lights, boasting more than 250,000 lights. Kids of all ages can visit Santa each night and interact with model trains in the Lionel Children’s Zone. more info
A Golden Christmas – Dec 2
Celebrate Christmas at Reed Gold Mine, the site of America’s first documented discovery of gold. Holiday cheer meets history with daytime candlelit tours of the only underground mine in North Carolina that is open to the public. Then, enjoy displays of vintage and antique holiday décor, basket weaving, wood working, and quilting demonstrations, and a Christmas Market. Admission is free, and hay rides are just $2 for ages 3 and older. more info
The Barefoot Movement Christmas Show – Dec 16 Enjoy this holiday celebration for the whole family at the Davis Theatre inside the Historic Cabarrus County Courthouse. The Barefoot Movement performs season favorites from Perry Como’s “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” to Alvin and the Chipmunks’ “Christmas Don’t Be Late.” Audiences won’t ever find shoes on members of this Nashville-based band, but they will find out why they were named Band of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association. buy tickets now