Call to Artists - 2018 Spring into Arts Festival!

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The Spring into Arts Festival  committee is currently accepting applications for the 2018 festival. The festival will take place Saturday, May 12 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in Downtown Concord and attracts artists from across the region. The centerpiece of the festival is a juried art show with artists spanning a wide variety of mediums including jewelry, ceramics, wood, painting, photography, glass and textiles.

Holiday Book Signing @ Chocolatier Barrucand

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Ann Tarpley Francesco author of The Gingerbread Train - Santa's Secret Gift is hosting a special book signing inside the Chocolatier Barrucand on Thursday, December 14 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. in Downtown Concord. Enjoy the impressive train replica on display made by our very own Chocolatier Barrucand. There will also be train cookies and books for purchase. A perfect time to take advantage of last minute gifts and sweet treats for the holidays! 

The Galleries Host Cookies with Santa

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Bring the kids to enjoy free cookies with Santa in The Galleries this Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.! They provide Santa, you bring the kids and camera! Their Santa is a long-time volunteer and patron of the arts. He's also a professional Santa that's at Bass Pro Shops. Avoid the lines and come see him at The Galleries in Downtown Concord!

Holiday Happenings This Saturday!

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Join us this Saturday, December 2 between 11: 00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. in Downtown Concord for Holiday Happenings! 

Enjoy free horse-drawn wagon rides for young and old alike. Children may also participate in the Great Gingerbread Candy Hunt where they must find their decoration (candy) pieces from downtown merchants to create a mini gingerbread house to take home. 

Butterfly Bakeshop Grand Opening This Saturday!

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The Butterfly Bakeshop in Downtown Concord will host it's Grand Opening this Saturday, December 2 in 11 Union Street, South.

Specializing in baked goods, this old fashioned Southern bakery is officially opening its doors to the public! Offering coffee and free wi-fi their hours are Wednesday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., and Saturday 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

It's a Wonderful Life, A Life Radio Play Premiers at Old Courthouse Theatre!

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It's a Wonderful Life, A Life Radio Play by Joe Ladry premiers this Thursday, Nov. 30 at the Old Courthouse Theatre. This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

Great Gingerbread Candy Hunt @ Holiday Happenings

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Join us Saturday, December 2 between 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. for this year's Holiday Happenings event!

Enjoy free horse-drawn wagon rides a for young and old alike. Children may also participate in the Great Gingerbread Candy Hunt where they must find their decoration (candy) pieces from our businesses to create a gingerbread house to take home! Registration for the Great Gingerbread Candy Hunt is going on now! Register online or by phone 704-784-4208. Space is limited; $10/child.

National Small Business Saturday

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On National Small Saturday, November 25, Downtown Concord is participating in a big way! Not only will your downtown businesses be offering great giveaways and specials for Small Business Saturday customers, anyone that spends any amount in a participating downtown business will be entered into a drawing for the chance to win $250 in Downtown Concord Dollars!

Make Downtown Dazzle!

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Each year the CDDC and the Historic Concord Preservation Trust (HCPT) accept donations to support the holispheres and icicle lights that are displayed in Downtown Concord during the holidays. You can help us make Downtown dazzle again this year with your tax-deductible donation of $150. 

Art Walk & Tree Lighting This Friday!

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Join us in Downtown Concord this Friday for the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Art Walk! Art Walk is from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. throughout Downtown. Stop in at the Cabarrus Arts Council for a map and check out their latest exhibition Clay! The Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony begins at 6:00 p.m. with children's activities and trolley and carriage rides. Stage entertainment will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the lighting of the tree will be at 8:30 p.m. followed by fireworks! 

Downtown Dollars!

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