Top Five Things To Do

Add these essential Cabarrus County, North Carolina experiences to your list this season!

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.

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.

Visitors watch as a skydiver flies at iFLY Indoor Skydiving in Concord, NC.

iFLY Indoor Skydiving in Concord, NC


Fuel Up on Comfort Food

With more than 75 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!

Sandwich and chips plate from local restaurant, 44 Mills.

44 Mills Kitchen + Tap in Concord, NC


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.

Visitors enjoying a project at Hip Hip HooWray in Concord, NC

Hip Hip HooWray in Downtown Concord, NC


Shop the Day Away

Whether you want to refresh your winter wardrobe or spend those Christmas gift cards, 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—North Carolina’s largest outlet and value retail shopping center!

Woman shopping at Concord Mills in Concord, NC.

Concord Mills in Concord, NC


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 a visit to these greenways, trails and blueways. The regional network covers 15 counties with several options convenient to popular dining, shopping and attractions in the area.

biker on greenway in Cabarrus County, NC

Greenway in Cabarrus County, NC



Places to Eat

Places to Stay