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. Comprised of Kannapolis, Midland, Mount Pleasant, Concord and Harrisburg, N.C. We are home to Charlotte Motor Speedway, zMAX Dragway, The Dirt Track, and 90 percent of the race teams in the area, truly making us “Where Racing Lives.”
Planning a trip to Concord, Kannapolis, Harrisburg, Mt. Pleasant, or Midland, NC? You don’t want to miss these five upcoming events in Cabarrus County! Here’s all of the information you need to incorporate these must-see activities into your visit.
ROVAL Race Weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway – Sep 28-30 Get ready for the first road course race in NASCAR’s playoffs! Start the weekend with qualifying for the big show on Friday, wear pink to the Drive for the Cure 200 on Saturday, and cheer on your favorite driver as they make history on NASCAR’s newest track during Sunday’s Bank of America ROVAL 400 finale. GET TICKETS
3rd Annual Oktoberfest at Cabarrus Brewing Company – Sep 28-30 Celebrate the annual Fall harvest with fresh, local brews! Fun for the whole family, this seasonal event also features live music in the beer garden including a traditional German brass band. Stay tuned for more announcements! CHEERS
Carolina Renaissance Festival – Sep 29-Nov 18 History comes alive on Saturdays and Sundays through November 18 with non-stop, day long entertainment on twelve stages, arts and crafts, games and rides, jousting knights on horseback, feasting and so much more. Each day is filled with an abundance of attractions and entertainment for all ages. The Village pathways are bursting to life with over 500 costumed villagers that interact with you for your amusement. Huzzah! GET TICKETS
NHRA Carolina Nationals – Oct 12-14 The stars of the National Hot Rod Association will battle side by side in the fastest accelerating machines on the planet! The NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway are the fourth race of the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship. Every ticket is a pit pass, so come early to see your favorite driver, then experience the rush of these 10,000-horsepower machines. GET TICKETS
1948: Proving Grounds – Now-Dec 31 The first race of NASCAR’s inaugural season took place seventy years ago. To celebrate, NASCAR Hall of Fame’s temporary exhibit explores this season’s significance to American and motorsports history. Insider Tip: Buy your tickets at the Cabarrus County Visitor Center and save with special package pricing! MORE INFO