Springtime in Rowan County, North Carolina, offers a plethora of family-friendly events that promise fun and excitement for all ages. From farm fun to outdoor concerts and farmers' markets brimming with fresh produce, April beckons families to explore the beauty of our region. Whether it's admiring blooming flowers or embarking on outdoor adventures, Rowan County welcomes families to create lasting, springtime memories.


Spring Barn & Playground at Patterson Farm

April 1-12, 2024

Looking for the perfect family outing this spring? Look no further than Patterson Farm in Mount Ulla, North Carolina. With their Spring Barn & Playground, Patterson Farm offers a delightful blend of outdoor adventure and agricultural education that kids of all ages will love. Come explore the farm, play on the playground, and create lasting memories with your loved ones amidst the beauty of the season.


Springtime in the Backcountry at the Old Stone House

April 6, 2024

Join The Rowan Museum the 1st weekend in April at the Old Stone House as the Southeastern Civilian Living Historians and museum volunteers demonstrate many colonial lifeways such as spinning, weaving, dyeing cloth, cooking, woodworking, sewing, herb usage and more. The house and grounds will also be open to tour.


Touch a Truck

April 6, 2024

Join the Salisbury Parks & Recreation Department for an exciting afternoon of exploration and education on wheels! Their Touch a Truck event allows you to have a hands-on experience with a wide variety of vehicles while you learn about the essential jobs that they do. 


Sounds of Salisbury Spring Concert Series

April 7, 2024

Gather at the Bell Tower Green for this year's Sounds of Salisbury Spring Concert Series. Grab some food/or picnic, bring a lawn chair, and join us on the green for some great local musicians. 


Dusty's All Star Circus

April 10, 2024

Dusty's All Star Circus is complete with all the tasty circus treats at the concession stand including traditional favorites. This show aims to be a modern adaption of the classic American Circus in an intimate atmosphere. You and your children will experience the Circus up-close and personal! Dusty promises wholesome entertainment that will be enjoyed by all ages – fun for the entire family.


Tractors & Trains at the N.C. Transportations Museum

April 12 & 13, 2024

Join the N.C. Transportation Museum to see modern tractors, antique farm equipment, farm life demonstrations, and much more! With kid’s activities, music, and hayrides this is an event the whole family can attend!


New Sarum's 8th AnniBEERsary Celebration

April 13, 2024

Mark your calendars, one of the biggest parties in Downtown Salisbury happens on Saturday, April 13th! It's an all day, free celebration of the First Brewery in Downtown Salisbury celebrating it's 8 year AnniBEERsary as a Full Production Facility.


Hurley Park Spring Celebration

April 14, 2024

Come celebrate the arrival of spring at Hurley Park! They will have the Salisbury Swing Band, carriage rides, a magician, snacks, outdoor activities, soap bubble circus, and much more! As always, this event is free and open to the public.


Happy Roots' Earth Day Jam

April 20, 2024

A free music and arts, farm-to-festival and educational Earth Day celebration, in the heart of Downtown Salisbury, NC, benefitting local nonprofit Happy Roots school and community gardens programs.


Sensory Friendly Day at the N.C. Transportation Museum

April 21, 2024

Prior to opening to the general public, the museum will be open for a Sensory-Friendly event. Sensory Friendly Day begins at 9 a.m. Trained museum educators and volunteers will be stationed around the museum with specially designed interactive activities to create a meaningful experience at each exhibit.


Cherry Treesort's Great Steak Cook-Off

April 27, 2024

Saturday, April 27th, the Cherry Treesort is hosting one of the biggest Steak Cook-Offs in North Carolina. This will be an official SCA (Steak Cookoff Association) event. There will be cooks from all over the country competing and we are opening it up to the public for free. There will be vendors to shop at as well as a local cruise-in.


For more family fun events, check out our event calendar and April in the Arts blog.