We're enjoying cooler temperatures and the changing season in Rowan County. Our attractions are welcoming visitors to enjoy cool days and seasonal activities. 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 November in Rowan County.


Salisbury Ghost Walk (November 5): Explore 6 blocks of Downtown Salisbury and hear well researched ghost stories based on modern day investigations.


The Polar Express (November 12-13, 19-21 & 26-28, December 3-5, 9-12 & 14-23): The magic returns to the N.C. Transportation Museum. Inspired by the hit movie, this holiday favorite comes to life as you and your family take a magical trip on THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride!


Kannapolis Cruise In (November 13): A locally famous cruise-in that takes place in Kannapolis on the NC Research Campus. It is not uncommon to see more than 500+ classic cars at this event. 


"A Salute To The USA" - American Ragtime - A Special Cultural and Doll Themed Luncheon (November 20): Guest speaker Sue Popp with visit the NC Museum of Dolls, Toys & Miniatures for a special program.


China Grove Tree Lighting (November 20): Welcome the holiday season with the annual tree lighting in Hanna Park.


Winterland Express & Festival of Lights in Village Park (November 20 - December 30): Come to Village Park and enjoy all the beautiful lights and displays in celebration of the holidays. Visit with Santa, do a craft, enjoy smore’s around the fire pit and much more.


Lighting of the Fall Fires (November 20): Join us for a delightful evening of entertainment, refreshments and warm holiday cheer, while strolling through Historic Gold Hill and it's quaint shops. Smell the puff of smoke from the pot-belly stoves and warm your bones by the bonfires.


Holiday Night Out in Downtown Salisbury (November 26): Holiday Night Out is an annual tradition that takes place each year on Black Friday. The community is invited to share holiday cheer while enjoying shopping in the unique shops, boutiques and restaurants in Downtown Salisbury.


Small Business Saturday (November 27): Celebrate small business in Rowan County by visiting local businesses throughout our county. Our many downtowns and municipalities have great local shopping for all. Enjoy the day and check off your holiday shopping list by visiting our Rowan County Original Small Businesses. 


In addition to these fun family events, check out our November in the Arts blog and our Holiday Parades blog for additional Rowan County events this November.