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From gold and textiles to auto racing and music, Cabarrus County is a region steeped in history.

The heritage of Cabarrus County dates all the way back to 1792. You’ll find it in storied grandstand seats and lyrics written by local musicians. It’s on display inside the area’s many museums, illustrated through eye-catching murals and carved into commemorative bricks at Dale Earnhardt Tribute Plaza. It runs through Little Meadow Creek, site of America’s first gold discovery, and is found along tree-lined Union Street in Historic Downtown Concord. This destination is made up of over 200 years of history and culture, and you’re invited to become part of it.

In Concord, step back in time with a visit to the stately 19th century Cabarrus County Courthouse, the Concord Museum and Memorial Garden, a beautifully restored three-acre garden dating back to 1804. The region’s rich textile heritage comes to life in Kannapolis, which began as home to Cannon Mills, a textile mill that grew to once become the world’s largest producer of fine towels and linens. Relive the gold rush era in Midland, site of America’s first gold discovery. Historic dining and drinking options abound, too, with restaurants like 73 & Main, a farm-to-table restaurant inside a former hosiery mill. There’s also storied spots like Gibson Mill and Southern Strain Brewing Company, both located in old textile mills dating back to the 1800s.

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Jun 28 – 29, 2024

Splash of Color Quilt Show
West Cabarrus High School
Concord

Join the Cabarrus Quilters Guild, established in 1978 with over 75 members, as they host the Splash of Color Quilt Show. This biannual celebration of quilting artistry will feature 150-200 stunning quilts on display.

Jul 11, 2024

Season Launch Party for the Davis Theatre
Cabarrus Arts Council
Concord

Join the Davis Theater of Cabarrus Arts Council on Thursday, July 11th, from 7 to 9 PM for our Season Launch Party! Enjoy an evening of fun with drinks, live music from Mike Nolan, the inside scoop of upcoming shows, and raffles for tickets, CDs, and more.

Sep 21, 2024

Harrisburg Multicultural Festival
Harrisburg Park
Harrisburg

An annual cultural celebration at Harrisburg Park that spotlights traditional art, dance, food, and games from countries around the world.

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