August is coming in hot with events in the arts in Rowan County! As summer comes to a close, you can come by and enjoy art exhibits, a craft market, live music, theater performances and more. Make it an overnight stay to have more than just one day of fun here in our original county!


Waterworks Visual Arts Center Presents: "Nature Connects Us"

Now - September 1, 2023

Waterworks Visual Arts Center presents, "Nature Connects Us". Three artists inspired by nature’s beauty, unite to share their unique, yet powerful stories. Paintings by Cathy Johnson Sigmon, Sarah Booze & Natalia Leigh.


"The Power of Steam" Photography Exhibit at the N.C. Transportation Museum

Now - September 4, 2023

The N.C. Transportation Museum is pleased to announce a new temporary exhibit featuring the photography of Jeffrey Stoner! “The Power of Steam” will be open in the Master Mechanic’s Office, now through Labor Day. Visit the exhibit now while you can!


Craft Market at the Railwalk Pavillion

August 5, 2023

Every 1st Saturday, the Salisbury-Rowan Farmers' Market holds a craft vendor market at the Railwalk Pavilion in Downtown Salisbury. Join them for this display of local craft vendors and artists from 8 A.M. - noon.


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.


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.


Lee St. Theatre Presents "The Mousetrap"

August 11-26, 2023

This record-breaking murder mystery features a brilliant surprise finish from Dame Agatha Christie, the foremost mystery writer of her time. Come enjoy the show at Lee St.Theatre throughout the month of August!


Second Saturdays in Salisbury

August 12, 2023

Come to Downtown Salisbury on the 2nd Saturday of the month to shop local stores and street vendors, listen to some live music, and enjoy local food & drink!


The Salisbury Symphony Presents: "BBQ & Bluegrass"

August 19 & 26, 2023

Join the Salisbury Symphony for an enchanting night of toe-tapping bluegrass music, a mouthwatering barbecue buffet, and a cash bar overflowing with libations to ensure an evening of merriment and celebration. These events will be held on August 19 in Cleveland, N.C. and August 26 in Gold Hill, N.C.


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. 


Looking for more events outside the arts this August? Check out all Rowan County has to offer on our August in Rowan County blog post.