After the sounds of the state lift your mood, keep the good vibes going and Ongoing activities like Loop the Loop and the Run Kannapolis 5K Series surround the stately North Car- olina Research Campus which stands as a symbol of the city’s commitment to “Discover a Healthy Life.” Kids can even race cars made of veggies during the Zucchini 600!
Along with outdoor Movies on the Campus, this nutritious competition is part of 600 Festival, a series of special events celebrating races at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The spring season brings another tasty event to Kannapo- lis—Jiggy with the Piggy is a three-day festival featuring a Kansas City Barbe- que Society Competition, tastings, concerts, rides, vendors and more! Nearby Village Park also serves as a venue for all sorts of family-friendly activities with its double-decker carousel, splash pad and amphitheater plus seasonal events including everything from summer concerts and outdoor movies to sparkling Christmas lights and train rides.
For more Kannapolis fun right outside of downtown, visit the Exit 54 area. Stewart-Haas Racing is another memorable motorsports pit stop. See winning race cars on display and witness cars coming together inside the shop. Time to refuel? Just around the corner in Concord, 44 Mills Kitchen + Tap has a name inspired by the area’s textile history and a menu packed with inspired, elevated southern cuisine. Enjoy their ever-changing seasonal offerings for brunch, lunch or dinner. Then, do some shopping at Adair Style Studio just one door down.
As this resilient city continues to rise, have a blast discovering not only what’s new in Kannapolis, but how it came to be. We can’t wait to experience it all right alongside you!
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