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Programs and Activities

The Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of recreational programs and events throughout the year, including trips and athletic leagues.

Registration for Programs

NOTE: Most programs require a completed program registration form.  While many are free, some do have a participation fee. You may register in person, by phone or by mail.To register by mail, send your completed program form and any payment required to: Kannapolis Parks and Recreation, 401 Laureate Way, Kannapolis, NC 28081. Please make checks payable to “City of Kannapolis.” 


Many of programs are currently available for on-line registration. If you would like to register on-line for a program, click on the link in the program description and you will be re-directed to a new page for registration. If no link is present, then on-line registration is not available.  Please call our office to register by phone or for more information. To browse all programs, visit our site:


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Youth & Family Programs

Champions in Motion Youth Cheerleading

Monday evenings at Fred L. Wilson School (1401 Pine St, Kannapolis, NC 28081)

Ages 4-6: 6-6:45pm
Ages 7-9: 6:45-7:30pm
Ages 10-18: 7:30-8:15pm


Register online HERE. Call 919-535-8304 with questions.




Do you have an artist at home?  Join us each week for an evening of art and fun!
Each week we will explore different mediums and complete different projects.  All materials and supplies will be provided.

Date: Thursdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30th
Time: 6 - 8 pm
Ages 8 & up are welcome to participate
Cost: $15/person per evening

Please register for the class, and then contact the painting instructor (Nicolina W.) to complete payment.

Contact the instructor via email ( or to make your payment. Payment is accepted in a variety of forms.


Adult Programs, Activities & Day Trips


Day Trip - Bechtler & Mint Museum (REGISTER NOW)

Calling all art enthusiasts!

We will be visiting two art museums, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art and the Mint Museum. We will start with a tour of the Bechtler museum and then head to lunch in uptown. After lunch, we will head to the Mint Museum for a guided tour of their Picasso exhibit.

Date: Friday, March 24, 2023
Time: Leave Village Park: 9:15 am, Return: approx 4:30 pm.
Registration and fees: Resident: $25/Person | Non-Resident: $30/Person
Lunch is NOT included!
Click here to register. (Payment due at registration)

Day Trip - Lunch and Walking Tour in Downtown Durham (REGISTER NOW)

Experience five different Durham gems and learn about downtown! The restaurants featured on this tour have lines out the door every day, but the delicious tastings are prepared and ready for the tour to just walk in and enjoy! You will come away as delighted by downtown Durham as we are!

These tours include food tastings at five to six different restaurants and food shops, with splashes of wine and tastes of beer here and there.

Schedules and menus are subject to change on a week-to-week basis based on restaurant availability.  Durham is sure to surprise and delight on this unique lunch and history tour combination!

Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2023
Time: Leave Village Park: 10:30 am, Return: approx 7:00 pm.
Registration and fees: Resident: $75/Person | Non-Resident: $80/Person
Lunch is included!
Click here to register. (Payment due at registration)

Day Trip - Charlotte Ballet: Peter Pan (REGISTER NOW)

We will first have lunch in Charlotte. After lunch we will head to the Knight Theater for a unique experience as we view a live dress rehearsal for the Charlotte Ballet's performance of Peter Pan.

Date: Friday, April 21, 2023
Time: Leave Village Park: 10:15 am, Return: 4:00 pm.
Registration and fees: Resident: $15/Person | Non-Resident: $20/Person
Lunch is NOT included!
Click here to register. (Payment due at registration)

Day Trip - Painting Party (REGISTER NOW)

Let your creative side take control during this private paint party! You will have your choice of painting a wood palette sign, round door hanger, mug, plate, bird planter, or tea light heart set. Once you register, we will email to find out your project choice prior to the class. After we paint we will head to lunch and then back to Village Park.

Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Time: Leave Village Park: 9:30 am, Return: 3:00 pm.
Registration and fees: Resident: $40/Person | Non-Resident: $45/Person
Lunch is NOT included!
Click here to register. (Payment due at registration)

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