It may be chilly, but that won't stop Rowan County from having fun. Book your Rowan County hotel or Air Bnb, join us for the day or visit local! No matter how you visit, we can promise quality family fun. Check out the activities happening this January in Rowan County.


Old Stone House Christmas (January 1 & 2): Experience a Christmas like our Rowan County ancestors would have known 200 years ago. Tours of the historic house and the enhancement of a colonial family’s Christmas celebration in Rowan County will highlight the weekend. Guides in period costumes will be on site, and guests will enjoy learning about customs and participating in crafts, musket firing, woodworking (benches, bowls & spoons), weaving, candle making, open fire cooking with lots of samples, music, children’s games, goats & chickens and much more. 


Tiger World Tree Recycle Event (January 1-17): Help the environment and endangered species this holiday season. Tiger World's annual Christmas Tree Recycle runs from January 1 - 17. Bring your real Christmas Tree to Tiger World and receive one free admission per tree. Big cats love playing with the trees and use them as toys. 


Waterworks' Winter Exhibition - Beyond the Surface (January 1 - 28): Waterworks' Winter exhibition, includes three autonomous exhibits by four North Carolina artists: Sacred Spaces 360, featuring photographic works by Will James; It's in the Genes: A Mother and Daughter Show, featuring works by Phyllis Steimel and her daughter Beth Barger, and The Weight of All Tha Is, featuring works by Liz McKay.


Our Town presented by Lee Street theatre (Fridays & Saturdays January 21 - February 5): Described by Edward Albee as "the greatest American play ever written," Our Town presents the small town of Grover’s Corners in three acts: "Daily Life," "Love and Marriage" and "Death and Eternity." Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, the play depicts the simple daily lives of the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually – in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre – die. Thornton Wilder's final word on how he wanted his play performed is an invaluable addition to the American stage and to the libraries of theatre lovers internationally.


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