Morgan Ridge Railwalk Brewery Tour
Morgan Ridge RailWalk Brewery & Eatery
Learn how Morgan Ridge Railwalk Brewery & Eatery makes awesome beer with a $10 brewery tour that includes a pint of beer and souvenir glass. Brewery tours begin at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. every Saturday. Reservations are preferred.
Carolina Classic Motorcycle Show
North Carolina Transportation Museum
Now is your chance to see vintage motorcycles up close and personal! There will be a variety of makes and models ranging from the years 1900 to 1996. Spend the day admiring two wheelers take the stage at the NC Transportation Museum from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.!
Kannapolis Intimidators vs. Asheville Tourists
The Kannapolis Intimidators will host the Asheville Tourists at 7:05 p.m. for a Beach Night featuring a Hawaiian Vacation Giveaway and Tropical Fireworks. Don't forget your tropical shirt! The Intimidators are excited to welcome the Highland Creek Community to the ballpark!
Reserved tickets are $8.00 for adults and $7.00 for children (4-12) and seniors (55+). General admission tickets are $6.00 for adults and $5.00 for children (4-12) and seniors (55+).
Jiggy with the Piggy BBQ Festival
Celebrate summer and all things BBQ at the Jiggy with the Piggy BBQ Festival in Downtown Kannapolis! On May 5 from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. & May 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Explore more than 100 arts & crafts vendors, enjoy live music, ride carnival rides and celebrate with fireworks! Don't miss the first ever children's Zucchini 600 race on Saturday! One of the top BBQ Pitmasters in the United States, George Tuffy Stone, will join the City of Kannapolis and Smithfield at this years Jiggy with the Piggy. Tuffy, is a judge and host on Destination Americas reality television show, BBQ Pitmasters. Make sure to come hungry because there will be plenty of wings and BBQ to go around all weekend! There will be People's Choice competitions for wings on Friday and pork on Saturday.
Line-up of Jiggy With The Piggy concerts:
May 5 from 7:00-8:00 p.m.: Darrell Harwood
May 5 from 8:15-10:00 p.m.: Little Texas followed by fireworks
May 6 from 10:00-10:45 a.m.: Community Children at the Gem Theatre.
May 6 from 12:00-1:15 p.m.: Gal Friday
May 6 from 1:30-2:15 p.m.: Coconut Groove Band
May 6 from 3:15-5:00 p.m.: Joe Lasher, Jr.
Mothers Day Make & Take Weekend
Patterson Farm Market & Tours, Inc.
On Saturday, May 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Sunday, May 7 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m., make Mom a special craft in the Barnyard Theater just in time for Mother's Day! Crafts require a small fee. Other activities, including cow train rides, hayrides, face painting, treasure mining, and more, are available at an additional charge. Enjoy hand-dipped ice cream by Mooresville Ice Cream, kettle corn and snack silo at the farm!
The Meroney Theater
Abandoned as a child, Tom Jones is now all grown up and launched into the bewildering romantic world. He falls madly in love with the virtuous Sophia Western -- but Sophia's father is determined to keep the two apart. In his pursuit of true love, the well-intentioned Tom finds himself the object of female attention and romantic complication. But will these misadventures permanently jeopardize his chances with Sophia? Adapted from the classic novel by Henry Fielding, Tom Jones is a bawdy and rollicking comedy that will have you in stitches. On May 4-6, 10-13 the show begins at 7:30 p.m. On May 7, the show begins at 2:30 p.m.
A Sense of Place
Waterworks Visual Arts Center
Enjoy A Sense of Place, an exhibit at Waterworks Visual Arts Center. The exhibit features Harriet Hoover's Family Fruit, Ann Marie Kennedy's New Work and a selection of contempory Southern photography titled The Do Good Fund. The exhibit is free and open during 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday, then 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
Music at the Mill
Main Street China Grove
Don't miss Music at the Mill the first Saturday of May, July and September! Grab a bite to eat and shop downtown on Main Street, then listen to music under the cafe lights from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the China Grove Roller Mill!
Historic Salisbury Trolley Tour
Rowan County Visitors Center
Take a ride through Historic Downtown Salisbury and let our narrators guide you by historic sites such as the original Cheerwine building, the Salisbury National Cemetery and the site of the only prison in North Carolina during the Civil War. You will also see film locations of popular movies and TV shows and hear a ghost story or two. Discover shopping, restaurants, theaters and plenty of public art. Enjoy learning about the city's past and how it has influenced the present on a F&M Bank Trolley every Saturday from April - October. This one hour tour begins at 11 a.m. at the Rowan County Visitors Center.
Enjoy more of Salisbury with a combination ticket! The ticket includes admission into three additional locations; the Dr. Josephus Hall House, Old Stone House and Rowan Museum, and $2 off your purchase at Morgan Ridge Railwalk Brewery & Eatery and New Sarum Brewing Company.
Historic Salisbury Trolley Tour tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-10 and free for children under 5.
Historic Salisbury Combination tickets are $16 for adults, $11 for children ages 5-10 and free for children under 5.
Salisbury Ghost Walk Tour
Rowan County Administration Building
Join Boo for a fun-filled walk through Downtown Salisbury to try and catch a peek of a hiding ghoul. Don't forget your camera and flashlight! Tours are 90 minutes long and begin at 7 p.m.
Salisbury and Rowan County Farmers' Market
Corner of S. Jackson and W. Fisher
Home to the best local produce in Rowan County, the Salisbury and Rowan County Farmers' Market has a wide variety of products from lettuce and asparagus in the spring, corn and tomatoes in the summer to pumpkins and squash in the fall. You expect fresh produce and fruits, but did you know they also have local meat, eggs, flowers, bread, and other baked goods? The market will be open from mid April to mid December on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the corner of S. Jackson and W. Fisher. You can find live music, kid activities and food demonstrations every week!
New Sarum Brewery Tour
New Sarum Brewing Company
New Sarum offers brewery tours the first & last Saturday of each month at 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Come early or stay after the tour to enjoy the beer!
Cheerwine: Celebrating 100 Years
Celebrate 100 years of Cheerwine while learning about the historic soda brand that started right here in Rowan County! The exhibit is open Friday - Sunday from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
How the West Was Won: Trains and the Transformation of Western NC
North Carolina Transportation Museum
"How the West Was Won: Trains and the Transformation of Western NC" tells the story of the coming of the railroads after the Civil War and the impact they had on the life, economy, culture, folklore, music and landscape of the mountains. Using videos, narratives, historic photos and artifacts, visitors can view the history of rail in Western NC and learn about the high drama in construction, the dangers of building a railroad grade and the despair that came with the loss of so many lives on the railroad. The NC Transportation Museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday through Saturday, from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday and closed on Monday.
Salisbury Sculpture Show: Discover What's Inside
The Annual Salisbury Sculpture Show features nineteen sculptures by talented artists. Sculptures may be seen around Downtown Salisbury and at three college campuses Catawba College, Livingstone College and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.