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The Town of Cleveland Summer Concert Series

The Town of Cleveland Summer Concert Series features regional bands on the fourth Saturday of the month from April through September. Bands perform on the street slope of South Depot Street in the middle of downtown Cleveland, easily accessible to residents and the community. This is a bring-your-lawn-chair family event, with bands starting at 6:30pm.


2024 Schedule:
April 27 – West Rowan Elementary School Ukulele Club & EnVision
May 25 – The Catalina’s
June 22 – The Ultimate Eagles Band – On The Border
July 27 – Jim Quick and the Coastline Band
August 24 – Divided by Four & Music Machine
September 28 – Darrell Harwood & Red Dirt Revival


Fourth Saturday of the month from April through September, starting at 6:30pm

South Depot Street in the middle of downtown Cleveland






In-Kind Sponsors:

Back Door Barber Shop
Cleveland Barber Shop
Cleveland Masonic Lodge
Richard & Julie Taylor


Barn Quilt Trail

The West Rowan community is home to one of 40 or more barn quilt trails in North Carolina. A barn quilt trail is a series of painted wood or metal hung or freestanding quilt squares installed along a route emphasizing significant architecture or aesthetic landscapes.

In 2019, the largest community barn quilt in the U.S. was installed on the wall of West Rowan Farm Home & Garden, Inc., located at 11575 N.C. Hwy 801, Mt. Ulla, NC. The Mount Ulla Community Barn Quilt measures 500 square feet. The general store and ice cream parlor specializes in barn quilts and offers workshops, art classes, local goods, and gardening supplies.


11575 N.C. Hwy 801
Mt. Ulla, NC 28125

Facebook: facebook.com/westrowanfarm

FACT (Fight Against Cancer Together) Truck Parade

A Cleveland original, the FACT Truck Parade is now a regional event raising money for cancer causes. The parade of 65 or more trucks flying banners begins its route through downtown Cleveland at 9:00am on the third Saturday in April each year and travels throughout Rowan County, visiting the towns of Landis, China Grove, Rockwell, Granite Quarry, Salisbury, and Spencer and ending at West End Plaza in Salisbury.

Participants buy banners in memory of someone who lost his life to cancer, or in honor of or in support of cancer survivors. Up to $9,000 is raised each year, with 50 percent of the money going to cancer causes in Rowan County. Participants can choose to send their donation to a cancer-related cause in their town or county.



Begins through downtown Cleveland and travels throughout Rowan County, visiting the towns of Landis, China Grove, Rockwell, Granite Quarry, Salisbury, and Spencer, ending at West End Plaza in Salisbury.

Facebook: facebook.com/watch/FACT-truck-parade-183753505558508/

Annual Cleveland Rodeo

This annual event, now in its 11th year, is a celebration of the cowboy/Western way of life, with concessions provided by and proceeds going to Heart of a Sportsman Ministry. The 2023 event is scheduled for June 9-10 at 875 Redmond Road, Cleveland, NC 27013. Gates open at 6 pm with the rodeo starting at 8 pm.

Events include bull riding, wild horse riding, calf roping, breakaway roping, team roping and barrel racing. Family entertainment includes Bounce house, mechanical bull, pony rides, and more.

Admission: $20

June 9-10, 2023
Gates open at 6 pm with the rodeo starting at 8:00pm.

875 Redmon Rd.
Cleveland, NC 27013

Facebook: facebook.com/ClevelandRodeo

Joe Hall Memorial Labor Day Community Breakfast

Sponsored by the Cleveland Lions Club, this annual community gathering at the clubhouse, 106 Cemetery St., kicks off at 7:00am on Labor Day Weekend Saturday. It is the place to be if you in the area on Labor Day Weekend.


7:00am Saturday, Labor Day weekend

106 Cemetery St.
Cleveland, NC 27013

Facebook: facebook.com/ClevelandNCLions

Woodleaf Tomato Festival

Unity Presbyterian Church, 885 Woodleaf-Barber Road, Cleveland, NC 27013, annual family event, third Saturday in August, celebrating all-things tomatoes and the rich heritage of tomato farming in the Woodleaf community.

Check out the article in the July 2019 issue of Our State Magazine!


Third Saturday in August

885 Woodleaf-Barber Rd.
Cleveland, NC 27013

Facebook: facebook.com/woodleaftomatofestival

Cleveland Community Day

Come out and connect with each other on Community Day.  There will be various craft vendors, food vendors, and civic vendors.

If you are a vendor and are interested in this event, please fill out an application here.  The deadline for the application is October 1, 2024.

November 2, 2024

109 South Depot Street
Cleveland, NC 27013

​The Town of Cleveland 1st Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Event

December 1, 2023 was our 1st Annual Christmas Tree Lighting.  We had an amazing turnout with over 250 people to attend.  This year, we are adding new vendors, and different crafts for you and your family can partake in.  Check back for more details here or online on our social media.

December 6, 2024; event starts at 6:00p.m.

​The Town of Cleveland Christmas Parade

Held on the first Saturday in December at 2:00pm, the traditional Town of Cleveland Christmas Parade is a time of family gatherings, renewing old friendships, and of course, welcoming Christmas — the small-town way, with plenty of horses, dogs, and kids, church floats, big trucks, bicycles, and candy.

You name it, and you will probably find it in the Town of Cleveland Christmas Parade, now a mainstay for 50 years. The Scouts held the parade its first year, and it was picked up by the Cleveland Lions Club the second year and continues as a Lions Club community event.

If you would like to enter to be part of the Christmas Parade, please fill out the Parade Entry Form and mail it (along with a $10 entry fee) to the address below:

Cleveland Lions Club
Christmas Parade Committee
P.O. Box 177
Cleveland, NC 27013

First Saturday in December, 2:00pm

Facebook: facebook.com/ClevelandNCLions/

Outdoor Nativity

The First Baptist Church sponsors an annual Outdoor Nativity each year at 200 Maple St., Cleveland.  The church stages a live drive-through nativity scene during the Christmas season.


Through the Christmas season

200 Maple St.
Cleveland, NC 27013

Website: clevelandfirstbc.net

More information on local events

Visit the Rowan Chamber of Commerce and Rowan County Tourism Development Authority to find out more about what’s going on in this area.

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