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 May 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.
May 22, Seven Roads Band
June 26, Darrell Harwood
July 24, The Chocolate Chip and Company
August 28, Divided by 4
September 25, Dirty Grass Souls
Fourth Saturday of the month from May through September, starting at 6:30pm
South Depot Street in the middle of downtown Cleveland
Other Local Concerts
The Arbors, a 112-acre tree farm for indoor or outdoor events is offering outdoor music events on these dates in 2021:
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.
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.
Third Saturday in April starting at 9:00am
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.
Annual Cleveland Rodeo
This annual event, now in its 10th 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 2021 event is scheduled for June 11-12 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 is $12 and kids under 6 are free. Cash only event.
June 11-12, 2021
Gates open at 6 pm with the rodeo starting at 8:00pm.
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
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
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.
First Saturday in December, 2:00pm
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
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