Things to do in Rowan County

Brick Street LiveRowan County is a wonderful North Carolina destination. Located mid-way between Charlotte and Greensboro, family-friendly events are countless.

Gold Hill is known for its historic downtown with quaint shops including the E.H. Montgomery General Store, where bluegrass music is a mainstay.

downtown salisbury inc logoSalisbury has a vibrant and inviting downtown with tremendous local flair. Throughout the year, festivals line the streets.

Pops at the Post draws thousands of people to experience the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra live. Public art is alive and well in Downtown Salisbury and so are the many art opportunities for the community including Waterworks Gallery, the Salisbury Art Station, Pottery 101, and the Rowan Museum.

A-day-out-with-thomas-41Spencer is home to lovely shops like the Green Goat Gallery or fantastic restaurants like Pinocchio’s.  It is also the home of the North Carolina Transportation Museum, where you might just run into Thomas the Tank Engine or the Polar Express.

The parks in Rowan County are unprecedented. Dan Nicholas Park remains a family favorite with a petting barn, camping, paddle boating, miniature locomotives, and a historic carousel. Rockwell park is tucked away and is a hidden gem in the community. City Park and Hurley Park are lined with beautiful walking trails. Sloan Park is ideal for walking, biking, and good old-fashioned family fun.

Rowan County also has a beautiful greenway in Salisbury for walking or biking, and the Salisbury Bike Coalition hosts community bike rides weekly.

There are several wineries in Rowan County as well including Morgan Ridge, Old Stone, and Cauble Creek.

The local colleges hold many events throughout the year as well. Livingstone College hosts theatrical and musical productions as well as some of the largest sports events in the area. Rowan Cabarrus Community College holds community fairs, and Catawba College is known for its music, theater, sports, and community outreach events.

leestreetlogoRowan County is home to three community theaters as well. The award-winning Lee Street theatre is known for its edgy, “off- Broadway” productions. The Meroney Theater is a historic theater and home to Piedmont Players and produces classic community theater productions. The Norvell Theater is Salisbury’s” premier” children’s theater and draws thousands every season.

Whether you wish to ride a beautiful carousel or a historic steam engine, Rowan County has what you are looking for.

Visit Community Picnic, Visit Salisbury, or Downtown Salisbury Inc. for more information. community Picnic Logo 1

 Salisbury Business Center

The Salisbury Business Center is located in the heart of Downtown Salisbury and is available for events, seminars, key-person space, office suites, conferences, and more. Visit or contact at