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Downtown Kannapolis Parking

parking signVisiting Downtown Kannapolis? Kannapolis welcomes you to Discover the many new businesses and entertainment options the City has to offer. While you are browsing - see a movie at the GEM Theatre, take in a Kannapolis Cannon Ballers game or exercise by Looping the Loop.

  • The City of Kannapolis VIDA parking deck is now open and new signage and striping has been added to parking lots. The VIDA parking deck is located at the intersection of South Main Street and Vance Street. Entrances are on Vance Street and South Main Street. The public is welcome to park in the VIDA deck free of charge.

  • Free public parking spaces are available on West Avenue, Research Campus Drive, Veterans Park, Laureate Way, West A Street and Cannon Baller Way.

  • Free public parking is also available in these lots: Oak Ave., Train Station/South Main Street, North Main Street, the unpaved Horseshoe lot (across from First Baptist Church) and City Hall.

  • Additionally, for special events, including Cannon Baller games, parking is available after 6:00 PM in the NCRC Deck and in the following lots: University, Watson Crick, and Wellness Way.
  • Parking will be prohibited between 2-6 a.m. every day in the VIDA Parking Deck, the Oak Avenue Parking Lot and the Train Station//South Main Street Parking Lots unless you have a city permit from the Train Station or the VIDA Apartment Leasing Office.
  • Handicap parking is available along West Avenue, in the parking lots and the VIDA deck.

The blue areas on the map below show the free parking lots around the Gem Theatre. There is always plenty of on street parking on several nearby streets, including the area near the North Carolina Research Center.

Downtown Parking Map 8

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From Concord and Charlotte

Take I-85 North to Exit 60 (Dale Earnhardt Blvd./Route 3). Turn left at the ramp. Follow Rt. 3 until you come to S. Cannon Blvd. Turn right and proceed into Kannapolis.
View the parking map for free parking areas around The Gem Theatre.

From Salisbury

Take I-85 South to Exit 63 toward Kannapolis. Turn right onto Lane St. Stay straight to go onto Jackson Park Rd. Turn left onto N Main St. / US-29A.
View the parking map for free parking areas around The Gem Theatre.