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 75 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.
Cabarrus Christmas – Throughout December Searching for an unforgettable holiday getaway in the Southeast? Reconnect with family and friends and be filled with wonder in North Carolina’s ultimate motorsports destination. Bookmark this post and get inspired by these Christmas events in Cabarrus County. READ THE BLOG
A Kannapolis Christmas – Now-Dec 30 (Closed Dec 25) A Kannapolis Christmas kicks off on November 24 with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and continues through December with performances from the Kannapolis Singing Bears, rides on the Winterland Express train and the only double-decker Carousel in the state, and the Celebration of Lights boasting more than 250,000 lights. MORE INFO
Speedway Christmas – Now-Dec 31 (Closed Dec 25) Speedway Christmas returns to Charlotte Motor Speedway for the ninth 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, drive-in style movies on the giant Speedway TV, and a new 50-foot Ferris Wheel! GET THE DETAILS
The Ice Park – Now-Jan 21 Located directly behind Concord Mills at Neighborhood 7, The Speedpark adds over 4,200 square feet of real ice making it the perfect pit stop for ice skating, go karts, mini golf and more. Spend an afternoon on the ice or pick up an unlimited wristband for access to all the fun! MORE INFO
Exhibit: Clay – Now-Jan 28 The Cabarrus Arts Council’s most popular exhibit is back at The Galleries! This annual pottery exhibition and sale features the works of 28 North Carolina potters. The impressive display includes a variety of sizes, styles and glazes, and both functional and decorative pieces ABOUT THE ARTISTS