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From weekly events to annual festivals, there’s always something fun going on in Cabarrus County.

On top of the adventures and experiences available at any time in Cabarrus County, our area’s year-round events are not to be missed. From the roar of the racetrack to the strumming of a steel guitar, tune up your itinerary and plan your trip around the happenings on our calendar.

Spring brings four-wide drag racing, baseball games and unforgettable Memorial Day weekend festivities. Summer features fireworks and more racing during the Summer Shootout Series plus outdoor concerts and Independence Day celebrations. In the fall, come and celebrate NC Beer Month (October) with a variety of Oktoberfests, check out pumpkin-picking experiences and more. When winter arrives, Cabarrus County shines with epic lights displays and hometown parades.

Experience the excitement of every season in Cabarrus County with these special events.

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Events Calendar

From races and rock concerts to art exhibitions, car shows, family-friendly festivals and more, check out the full events calendar for details on all of the upcoming happenings across Cabarrus County.

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Upcoming Events

Nov 17 – Dec 31, 2023

Movie Nights at Speedway Christmas
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Concord

Enjoy watching a bevy of Christmas movies while experiencing the lights at Speedway Christmas!

Nov 20 – Dec 30, 2023

Celebration of Lights 
Village Park
Kannapolis

Experience the festive atmosphere of Christmas in Kannapolis, North Carolina throughout the entire month with the Celebration of Lights. This dazzling event, held at Village Park, showcases over 250,000 lights from November 18 to December 30 (excluding Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day).

Nov 20, 2023 – Jan 7, 2024

Speedway Christmas
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Concord

Get ready for one of the largest holiday celebrations in the Southeast. Speedway Christmas, presented by Atrium Health, features five-million Christmas lights strewn across a four-mile course.