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

Warm weather has arrived and it’s time to get outdoors! As travelers get back in the driver’s seat, Cabarrus County is the ideal destination for a road trip. Whether it’s a family getaway with the whole crew or an epic adventure for two, check out these ideas to inspire your next outing.

Log Some Trail Time

From the track to the trails, this destination’s outdoor experiences are not-to-be-missed. Cabarrus County is one of 15 counties included in the regional Carolina Thread Trail network. Head to Vietnam Veterans Park to check out the newest section, the expanded Irish Buffalo Creek Greenway. Find more amenities at area parks including playgrounds, splash pads, amphitheaters and more. There are so many green spaces to hike, bike, walk, run, paddle, and soak up the sun!


Root for the Home Team

The much anticipated Kannapolis Canon Ballers inaugural season has begun! With 60 home games on the season schedule from May to September, there are plenty of opportunities to catch a game at Atrium Health Ballpark. Whether you’re watching from a stadium seat or cheering from afar, the Cannon City Supply Co. team store has the gear you need to support our hometown team!


Be Entertained Under the Stars

Along with baseball games in Kannapolis, enjoy live performances from acts such as The Embers, Plain White T’s and Jo Dee Messina with Thursdays on Main, Concerts and Movies in the Park! Harrisburg also brings outdoor entertainment with the “Rockin’ the Burg” concert series featuring the Charlotte Symphony and more. Check out the Event Calendar for a full list of happenings during these series of summer fun!


Cool off with Cool Desserts

When warmer weather ignites a craving for cool treats, Cabarrus County’s sweet shops do not disappoint! Recently opened in Kannapolis, The Split is serving up new 32-ounce monster milkshakes! Enjoy one after a round of mini golf at neighboring attraction, Jocko’s. Grab a cup or cone at cool downtown spots including Cabarrus Creamery in Concord and My Sister’s Place Ice Cream & Fudge in Kannapolis. Or, mix it up and enjoy a scoop of your favorite flavor on a waffle at The Percantile!


Enjoy Indoor Excitement

When the rain or a really hot day call for moving the fun inside, Cabarrus County offers plenty of options for indoor fun! Enjoy a relaxing day of shopping and admiring serene sea creatures or experience a variety of thrills with activities including all-electric go kart racing, skydiving inside a wind tunnel or splashing the day away in an 80,000-sqaure-foot indoor water park. Whatever the adventure, you’ll find plenty of climate-controlled places to play in Cabarrus County.


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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