This July, Rowan County is bursting at the seams with creative efforts from our incredible, local artists. From art exhibits, live music, classes, theatrical performances, craft festivals and so much more, visit Rowan County this month and check out for yourself how #RowanCreates!


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!


Waterworks Summer ARTventures Classes

Now - July 21, 2023

Four Fun-Filled Weeks of summer art classes! Twenty-five week-long sessions to choose from with quality Instruction geared toward children in all age groups. From the ages of 4 to 18, consider Waterworks as a place to escape reality this summer.


Craft Market at the Railwalk Pavilion

July 1, 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 & Concert in the Park

July 1, 13, 14, 21, 22, 28 & 30, 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 The Charlotte Symphony, Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry, Deana Carter and Cat 5, and a presentations of Puss in Boots and Top Gun Maverick.


Lee St. Theatre Presents: "Legally Blonde"

July 7 - 22, 2023

'Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle ingeniously charms her way into the prestigious law school. While there, she struggles with peers, professors and her ex. With the support of some new friends, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.' Check out Lee St. Theatre's performance of "Legally Blonde" this July.


Second Saturdays in Salisbury

July 8, 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!


Piedmont Players Presents: Bye Bye Birdie

July 14 - 30, 2023

'A loving send-up of the 1950s, small-town America, teenagers, and rock & roll, bye bye birdie remains as fresh and vibrant as ever. Teen heartthrob Conrad Birdie has been drafted, so he chooses All-American girl Kim MacAfee for a very public farewell kiss. Featuring a tuneful high-energy score, plenty of great parts for teens, and a hilarious script, Birdie continues to thrill audiences around the world.' Check out Piedmont Players' performance of "Bye Bye Birdie" this July!


Gold Rush Art and Craft Festival in Historic Gold Hill

July 22, 2023

Come out to quaint Historic Gold Hill for the 2023 Gold Rush Days' Art and Craft Festival. Local artisans will be showcasing and selling their hand-made work. You can enjoy the unique village shops, gold panning, gem mining, music and food while experiencing a family outing amid the lovely setting of Gold Hill where walking down the wooden sidewalks is like stepping back in time!


Learn more about what's happening in Rowan County this July on our July in Rowan County blog post.