As the summer breeze begins to loosen the gradually turning leaves from the trees that tower in our historic county, it's time to get out and soak up all that summer in Rowan County has left to offer. Come visit us and experience the best farmer's markets, live outdoor concerts and movies, classic car cruise-ins and shows, and even large festivals and events including our County Fair, Day Out With Thomas, Germanfest, SmokeOut Rally and Gold Hill Founders Day Festival.


Kannapolis Farmers' Market

September 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29

The month of September will officially conclude the 2022 season for the Kannapolis Farmers Market. If you have not had a chance to discover what Kannapolis has to offer, come check them out. Live musical performances will occur on September 1 & 22 by Randall Sprinkle and Chad Andrew Harris.


Downtown Landis Classic Car Cruise In

September 2

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! 5:00pm-9:00pm


Salisbury-Rowan Farmers' Market

September 3, 10, 17 & 24

Home to the best local produce in Rowan County, the Salisbury and Rowan County Farmers' Market has a wide variety of products from lettuce and asparagus in the spring, corn and tomatoes in the summer to pumpkins and squash in the fall.


Kannapolis Summer Concert Series

September 4, 8 & 18

Discover Fun in Kannapolis returns this summer with an incredible lineup of great concerts, movies, and of course, fireworks. In the month of September, you and your family can look forward to hearing performances by JMS Trio, The ToneZ and The Trailblazers.


SmokeOut Rally

September 9 & 10

Art, Music, Motorcycles, Bike Shows, Motorcycle Games, Mini Bike Races, Tankful Exhibit and Auction to Benefit Rowan County Meals on Wheels.


Salisbury Second Saturdays

September 10

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!


Spencer Movie Nights

September 10

Join the Town of Spencer for Spencer Movie Nights at the 8th Street Ball Park starting at dusk. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the scenery and watch an outdoor movie so bring your chair and blanket to the 8th Street Ballpark outfield and enjoy a movie! This month's movie showing will be Little Giants.



September 16 & 17

Experience Rowan County's German history and culture through artisans, demonstrations, lectures, tours and plenty of German cuisine and beverages. 


Antique Automobile Club of America Car Show

September 17

This show will only feature AACA members’ vehicles, and the public is invited to see the awesome collection of Detroit steel on display. The show features antique cars of all makes and models.


Rowan County Fair

September 19-24

Come experience carnival games, rides, a petting zoo and much more at the Rowan County Fair this September. Indulge in the satisfaction of eating an elephant ear with a freshly squeezed lemonade, and have fun at an event the whole family will enjoy.


Day Out With ThomasTM

September 23-25 & 30

Get ready for a full day of fun! Thomas the Tank Engine is rolling into Spencer, NC on September 23 for a day of BIG dreams and even BIGGER smiles. Jump on board Thomas for an interactive train ride, pick up your Dream Pass, and head to the Play Pod or say Hello to Sir Topham Hatt.


Cruisin' Spencer

September 24

The 2022 Cruisin’ Spencer series will take place in front of Town Hall, 2-6 p.m. on the 4th Saturday of each Month from May through October.


Gold Hill Founders Day

September 24

Join Gold Hill for a great Festival of arts and music, celebrating the history and culture of the once famous gold mining boom town. Gold Hill will open it’s doors to fall visitors on Saturday September 24, 2022. Artisans, vendors and food trucks will offer much to choose from! The festival is fun for the whole family including, History Hayrides, Self-guided Tours, Arts & Crafts, Music and More.


For more ideas on how to soak up the remainder of summer in Rowan County, visit our event calendar.