With summer coming to a close, and school starting back up, it's time to take advantage of what little free time we have left with our cherished families and friends! And what better way to enjoy that time than spending it in Rowan County at one of our original events this August? This month, our area is offering tons of fun from the continuing of Patterson's Summer Fun on the Farm, transportation events at the N.C. Transportation Museum and baseball season coming to a close at the Cannon Ballers' stadium - come check it all out when you book an overnight stay in Rowan County!


Summer Fun on the Farm

Now - September 2, 2023

This summer, experience fun on the farm with your family and friends at Patterson Farm. It's here where you'll be able to explore the farm and get the chance to play on the unique, farm-themed playground and feed adorable barnyard animals all in one place!


Ice Cream Train at the N.C. Transportation Museum

August 2, 2023

I Scream.  You Scream. WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM! Come join the N.C. Transportation Museum for their final Ice Cream Train on August 2. Pick up your ice cream at the Barber Junction Visitor Center before hopping on board and enjoying your sweet treat as you take a ride around the museum's 60-acre site.


Food + Brews Festival

August 5, 2023

Sunny Day Markets is bringing the fun to the Bell Tower Green this August! Come out on August 5 from noon to 8 P.M. for live music, food trucks, mobile tap rooms, vendors, and a kid's zone with tons of exciting activities for every age group.


Kannapolis Movies & Concerts in the Park

August 5, 10, 11 & 13, 2023

Discover Fun in Kannapolis returns this summer with an incredible lineup of great concerts, movies, and of course, fireworks. This month you can look forward to concerts featuring Grand Funk Railroad and Band of Oz, and presentations of the film, Luca.


Hurley Park Garden Tour

August 9, 2023

Join Hurley Park for a guided tour of the garden with the Garden Manager and take a closer look at some of the sights of the seasons. Participants will meet at the main entrance by the pond for a walk through the park on gentle sloping, gravel paths.


Kannapolis Cannon Ballers Game

August 8-13, 15-20, 29-31, 2023

The Kannapolis Cannon Ballers only have a few more games left of the season! This month, you'll be able to catch them playing the Down East Wood Ducks, the Carolina Mudcats and the Fayetteville Woodpeckers.


Brew & Choo Festival

August 12, 2023

This one-of-a-kind craft beer meets transportation festival will be held on August 12 at the N.C. Transportation Museum! Hop on board and sip on hops all at once as you travel through time on the museum's grounds by train while sampling brews of local & regional breweries.


Summer Riff's Concert at the Bell Tower Green

August 19, 2023

Next on the Bell Tower Green stage - Runaway June! Runaway June is a female trio consisting of the vocal stylings and musicianship of Stevie Woodward, Natalie Stovall and Jennifer Wayne. Come enjoy this next Summer Riff's concert presented by Salisbury Parks & Recreation. 


Woodleaf Tomato Festival

August 19, 2023

The Annual Woodleaf Tomato Festival is back again to celebrate all things tomatoes! Join us in Woodleaf, N.C. to enjoy incredible entertainment on stage, a parade, contests, local vendors, and of course, the BEST tomato sandwiches the county has to offer.


College Night Out

August 24, 2023

It's that time again where we welcome all our local college students to enjoy a College Night Out! This year, Downtown Salisbury will be hosting all our colleges for a night of games, activities, food, networking and so much more!


Find more events happening this August on our August in the Arts blog post.