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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.

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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.

Youth Art Nights 

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.

  • When: 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, September 7 and Thursday, September 28
  • Where: The Gem Theatre Multi-Purpose room
  • Who: Ages 5 - 12 are able to participate.
  • Cost: $5/person per evening
    • Register for the September 7 class HERE
    • Register for the September 28 class HERE


Register for one class, or all of them! 

Adult Programs, Activities & Day Trips


Upcoming Day Trips


Learn More

Charlotte Ballet: Breaking Boundaries October 5, 2023 Register Here
Mrs. Hanes Moravian Cookie Factory Tour October 12, 2023 Register Here
Reeds Gold Mine October 19, 2023 Register Here
NarroWay Theatre: The Real Christmas Story  November 29, 2023 Register Here
Charlotte Ballet: The Nutcracker  December 8, 2023 Register Here


Mystery Dinner Theatre

The Myster Dinner Theatre returns to Kannapolis on November 3.

On the 18th tee of the Porous Pines Country Club, regional Golf Champ Holin Wunn met his demise. The gallery was shocked when he collapsed in the middle of his backswing during the match of the sexes between female golf pro Birdie Bigelow and male golf champ Holin Wunn. Now it's necessary to not putter around and trap the killer with a stroke of investigative genius. You will become one of the investigators and work with the Detective and Charlotte Murder Mystery Company to figure out "WHODUNIT!"

Buffet opens at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m.

The menu will include garden salad, parmesan crusted chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, and brownies.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased HERE

Holiday Market

The Holiday Market will host over 40 vendors and food trucks on November 24-26 at the Laureate Center. The market will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Admission is free.