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Downtown Kannapolis Farmers Market

famers mktThe Kannapolis Farmers Market is open every Thursday from 4:00-7:00pm through September.

Come out to the corner of Vance St. and Dale Earnhardt Blvd. on Thursdays to support local growers and vendors. Throughout the season, the market will have special events and guests to provide information to the public.

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Holiday Events

Annual Tree Lighting

tree lightOn Saturday, November 28, as a part of Kannapolis Christmas, the City of Kannapolis Parks and Recreation Department once again light the Community Christmas Tree at Village Park to kick off the Celebration of Lights for the season! This year, the Tree Lighting will feature local musicians beginning at 6:00pm and culminate at 6:30 with a special guest in attendance to light the tree and help launch a brilliant fireworks show!

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Celebration of Lights & Winterland Express

xmas lightsKCelebrate the Christmas spirit all month long in Kannapolis with the Celebration of Lights. The Celebration of Lights boasts more than 250,000 lights and takes place at Village Park nightly from November 28 through December 30th (closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day).  Walk through the park and enjoy the many light displays or ride the Winterland Express and see if you can find all 12 Days of Christmas!

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Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival

Kaleidoscope BackgroundThe Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival Series brings belly dancers, poets, painters. pottery makers, arts, crafts, jugglers, clowns and other forms of arts and culture to the downtown Kannapolis streets. Join us in Downtown Kannapolis as we celebrate Festival of the Arts. The Festival series is family friendly and best of all FREE!!

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Time: Saturday, Oct. 24  |  12:00-4:00pm  |  Location: 113 West 1st Street, Kannapolis, NC
This event is held at the Corner of West Ave & First St.

Kannapolis Cruise-In

Kannapolis Cruise InThis family-fun event is free to the public and brings out thousands of show cars and spectators.
The Cruise-In is held the second Saturday of every month:  March – November (except May).

Time: 3:30-9:00 pm  |  Location: 113 West 1st Street, Kannapolis, NC
This event is held at the Corner of West Ave & First St.

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Kannapolis Wine Festival

winefestDowntown Kannapolis, Inc. hosted a wine-tasting event from 2:00-6:00pm in the Old Cabarrus Bank Building.  Approximately seven vineyards/wineries shared a selection of their wines. Tickets were $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Admission included a souvenir wine glass, hors d’oeuvres, music, door prizes, and local wine and crafts for purchase.

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 704-933-5715 or 704-699-1702 to find out where to purchase tickets for next year's event.

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NC Music Hall of Fame Induction

2016 HallofFameIn the past the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame has held its annual induction ceremony at the Gem Theatre. However, his year, the event has moved and will be held on October 20, 2016 from 7:15pm - 10:00pm at the Kannapolis Performing Arts Center (KPAC), 415 East First Street, Kannapolis, NC 28083

Tickets can be ordered online through the NC Music Hall of Fame's website. Click here to order tickets.

This year’s eight inductees will be honored for the great contributions they have made to American music. Those who are receiving the honor of induction into the Hall include:

  • The Avett Brothers - folk rock/Americana band from Concord, NC
  • The Band of Oz - pioneer beach band from Raleigh, NC
  • Chuck Brown - the "Godfather of Go-Go" from Gaston, NC
  • Rhiannon Giddens and the Carolina Chocolate Drops - old time string band formed in Durham, NC
  • Percy Heath - Jazz bassist from Wilmington, NC
  • David Holt - folk musician & story teller from Asheville, NC
  • Kellie Pickler - country artist from Albemarle, NC
  • Ron Tyson - member of the Temptations from Monroe, NC