The summer sun is right around the corner and events are really starting to heat up for Rowan County. This May, Rowan County is offering festivals, concerts, classes, and shows that you and your family will definitely want to #ExploreOriginal together. With that said, here is the line-up of events that you won’t want to miss this month.


MAY 1, 12 & 15| Kannapolis Summer Concert Series: Discover Fun in Kannapolis this summer with an incredible lineup of great concerts, movies, and of course, fireworks. Events will be held from April to August. All events are free to the public.


MAY 6 | Downtown Landis Classic Car Cruise In 5 – 9 P.M.: The first Friday of each month, Downtown Landis welcomes an array of classic cars and trucks to N. Central Ave. Enjoy an evening of food, music, and nostalgia!


MAY 11-15 | Jiggy with the Piggy: Jiggy with the Piggy is back for 2022! The festival returns with the smells and tastes of barbeque and fun for the entire family. Make plans now to join us in downtown Kannapolis.


MAY 12 | Waterworks’ Whimsical Fused Glass Art Class 6 – 9 P.M: Get your whimsy on with this introduction to fused glass art. You'll be using stringers, dots, curves, and scraps of glass to create your unique piece of glass art. No experience required, just your creativity!


MAY 13-14 | Salisbury-Rowan Quilters’ Guild Quilt Show 10 A.M. – 5:30 P.M.: This biennial quilt show celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Salisbury-Rowan Quilters' Guild with a two-day quilt making and quilt appreciating experience. With over 150 door prizes, you’ll have a great chance of winning just by walking in the door!


MAY 14 | Earth Day Jam 10 A.M. – 11 P.M.: Join us for a music and arts festival and educational Earth Day celebration on the Bell Tower Green benefiting local non-profit organization, Happy Roots.


MAY 14 | Lester J. Brown Antique Truck Show 9 A.M. – 3 P.M.: Come see antique pickups, fire trucks, flatbeds, military trucks, tow trucks, road tractors, and more.


MAY 14 | Waterworks' Free Family Fun Day 10 A.M. – 12 P.M.: Grab a friend and come on out to Waterworks. Just bring your imagination - we’ll supply the rest!


MAY 14-15 | Historic Spencer Shops Train Show: The Historic Spencer Shops Train Show features vendors with railroad memorabilia of all types! Celebrate railroading including photo opportunities, train rides around our 60-acre historic site, and more fun for all ages.


MAY 21 | Cheerwine Festival 12 P.M. – 10 P.M.: It's our yearly celebration of where we're from and all the people who make us a Uniquely Southern favorite. Join us for amazing food and drinks, lively entertainment, and all the Cheerwine you can drink.


MAY 28 | 23rd Annual Group Gold Hill Ride for Life 7:30 A.M: Join Historic Gold Hill for a 25k, 50k and 100k ride through the beautiful rolling countryside of Rowan, Stanly, Cabarrus and Davidson Counties.


If you’re looking for more original opportunities in Rowan County, don’t forget that baseball season is HERE! The Kannapolis Cannon Ballers have twelve home games lined up for you and your family to enjoy this May! Find them on our event calendar.