Outdoor movie showings, classic car shows, a beer festival, a tomato festival, a new theatrical performance and multiple concerts? You could say Rowan County is hustling and bustling this August. We know events can be hard to narrow down when planning a visit, so we've comprised a list of events you and your family won't want to miss when you #VisitRowanCountyNC!


August 5, 13 & 27 | Reels & Riffs

Lights! Camera! Action! And Music! Salisbury Parks and Recreation Department presents Reels and Riffs, a movie and music series at Bell Tower Green. This month's lineup of movies and concerts will be comprised of the showing of Spiderman: No Way Home, and musical performances by Brittany Spencer and The Hamiltones.


August 6, 13 & 20 | All Ford Show, All GM Show, All MOPAR Show

Join the N.C. Transportation Museum for their summer auto shows of 2022! This August the museum will feature an All Ford Show, All GM Show and All MOPAR Show that will draw crowds from all over to view these legendary vehicles.


August 6, 7, 11 & 21 | Kannapolis Summer Concert Series

Discover Fun in Kannapolis returns this summer with an incredible lineup of great concerts, movies, and of course, fireworks. For the month of August, come out and enjoy music from artists including  Everclear, Fastball & The Nixons, Band of Oz, RenElvis and Phillip Howe.


August 7 | Bands on Bank Street

Pull out your blankets and chairs and join the Dr. Josephus Hall House for an evening of fun and local music featuring Emanuel Wynter, Captain Lunchbox, & Courtney Pucket!


August 12 | Kannapolis Movies in the Park

Discover Fun in Kannapolis continues this summer with an incredible lineup of great concerts, movies, and of course, fireworks. For their movie this month in Village Park they will be showing Avengers Endgame! 


August 13 | Brew & Choo Craft Beer Festival

The N.C. Transportation Museum can’t wait to be BREW-ing & CHOO-ing with you! Join them for the return of their annual craft beer festival, Brew & Choo, which will feature a variety of local and regional breweries. Sample their offerings by purchasing their original ales onsite in the Back Shop.


August 19 - September 3 | Lee Street Theatre Presents: "The Play That Goes Wrong"

This 1920s whodunit has everything you never wanted in a show—an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines). Part Monty Python, part Sherlock Holmes, this Olivier Award–winning comedy is a global phenomenon that’s guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter!


August 20 | Woodleaf Tomato Festival

All things tomatoes are celebrated in the community that has been a center of tomato crops in the state for more than 125 years. Tomato sandwiches, tomato-eating and best-tasting tomato contests, and tomato costumes are featured, along with a parade, live music, crafts featuring 50+ vendors, a silent auction, baked goods, and food provided by the West Rowan FFA and other vendors.


August 27 | Dancing On: Depot Street

Bring your friends and family, bring your lawn chair, and come have fun with the Town of Cleveland! The event this month will feature food trucks and live music performed by Mountain Highway (and special guests)! All concerts will start at 6:30 p.m.


For more experiences to include in your trip itinerary this August, check out our event calendar.