As we inch past the months of in-between weather and welcome our sunshiny spring with open arms, Rowan County is also opening its arms to countless original ways to enjoy the fresh, new season. Whether you’re traveling near or far, we’ve got some must-sees and must-dos to put on your calendar this April!


Spring Fun on the Farm

April 1-14, 2023

Are you looking for fun farm adventures? Patterson Farm Market & Tours, Inc. is the perfect place. Come spend a day on the farm and say hello to barnyard animals, play on PawPaw Carl's Playground and enjoy special treats at the market!


Spring Time in the Backcountry at the Old Stone House

April 1 & 2, 2023

Previously known as the Colonial Spring Frolic, join the Rowan Museum the 1st weekend in April at the Old Stone House for colonial demonstrations such as spinning, weaving, dyeing cloth, cooking, woodworking, sewing, herb usage and more at Spring Time in the Backcountry. The house and grounds will also be open to tour.


Run Kannapolis 5K Series

April 1 & 29, 2023

Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in this unique series featuring the best 5K runs/walks in the city. This month's Run Kannapolis series are "Rhythm & Run" hosted by the N.C. Music Hall of Fame and "Strides for Stroke" hosted by Atrium Health.


Hurley Park Celebration

April 2, 2023

Join us for the 2023 Hurley Park Spring Celebration where you will enjoy entertainment and activities including the Salisbury Swing Band, carriage rides, magicians, snacks, outdoor games, a soap bubble circus, and much more! Come celebrate the arrival of spring at Hurley Park!


Sounds of Salisbury Spring Concert Series

April 2 & 30, 2023

Grab some food/or picnic, bring a lawn chair, and join us on the Bell Tower Green for some great local musicians all spring long! The April 2 show will showcase Colton Sherrill and the Pickups and Seth Grigg & the Fixn's. Return for more fun on April 30 to welcome to the stage Destiny Stone & Ashley Blaire!


Gold Hill Rail Trail History Hike

April 15, 2023

Each spring and fall, Gold Hill, N.C. offers an opportunity for locals and visitors alike to hike on the Gold Hill Rail Trail and tour the historic sites and landmarks along the way. Visit Gold Hill, N.C. this April to soak in the beauty of the outdoors and hear the history of the sites as you go.


Tractors & Trains at the N.C. Transportations Museum

April 14 & 15, 2023

Transportation enthusiasts of all ages should mark their calendars for Tractors & Trains at the N.C. Transportation Museum! This massive event will display everything from tractors, trains, antique farm equipment, to farm life demonstrations, and more.


Touch a Truck

April 15, 2023

Join Salisbury Parks & Recreation for an exciting afternoon of exploration and education on wheels at Touch a Truck! From tractors to concrete mixers, you can get your truck lover into the vehicle of their dreams and have them learn about the essential jobs that they each perform.


Earth Day Jam

April 22, 2023

Happy Roots will be bringing the party to the Bell Tower Green once again! Join us on the green for an entire day filled with fantastic music, arts, education and even better company.


Building STEAM Festival

April 22, 26 & 27, 2023

We’re Building STEAM is coming to Kannapolis in April. Join us for three fun family events, as we celebrate (STEAM) - Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Bring your lab coats and get your hands dirty with hands-on art and design, chemistry, life sciences, earth and space sciences and mathematics activities, experiments, and projects.


Dancing on Depot St.

April 22, 2023

Bring your friends, family, and lawn chairs for some fun with the Town of Cleveland! The Dancing on Depot St. events will feature food trucks and live music for everyone to enjoy! Please welcome this month's artist, Darrell Harwood.


Cruisin' The Grove

April 22, 2023

Join us in Downtown China Grove for some cool cars, shopping, food and music. Every third Saturday, come gather with us on Main Street, China Grove and let the good times roll! This month's theme: Jeep Week!


Bands on Bank St.

April 23, 2023

Pull out your blankets and chairs and join us for an evening of fun and local music at this highly anticipated annual event at the Hall House Museum! While at the Hall House you can also tour one of Rowan County's fantastic historic places and spaces. 


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