- The list below includes 135 free or cheap things to do in or near Concord, North Carolina, including 71 different types of inexpensive activities like Race Tracks, Movie Theaters, Parks and Aquariums.
- From Cabarrus Park to Dorton Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Concord and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Charlotte, Cornelius, Huntersville and Mooresville.
Walter Elisha Park offers a playground, walking paths and paved bicycle trails, and baseball/softball fields. A fitness course and public restrooms are also available, and several statues are located throughout the park.
A corn maze, animal barn and large play area give kids plenty to do at Aw Shucks Farms. Open by reservation in spring and summer, the farm has regular operating hours in the fall as well as several special attractions.
Overlooking the 80-acre Rankin Lake, Rankin Lake Park allows access to the lake for fishing and boating. The park also features an 18-hole disc golf course, picnic shelters, a nearly 1.6 mile walking trail and a play area.
Martha Rivers Park is a castled themed, enclosed playground. They offer sandpits, baseball and soccer fields along with a paved walking trail that goes around the facility. The park also provides picnic shelters, shady benches and a concession stand.
The staff at Canaan Zipline Canopy Tour is dedicated to introducing their guests to adventure from on high. Since 2004, visitors have chosen from a variety of zipline packages, including a 3-hour expedition over 9 lines between 100-year old oaks and across the Catawba River.
League players and casual bowlers can roll for strikes at George Pappas Liberty Lanes. Guests can enjoy open bowl, league play, special nights and events, refreshments at the Spare Time Snackbar, and rent the lanes for private parties.
Walkers and bicyclists alike can take advantage of Riverwalk Community's Piedmont Medical Center Trail. Offering scenic river views and park amenities like benches and pet stations, it connects easily to other nearby trails.
Located along Lake Wylie, Ebenezer Park is situated on 26 acres and provides opportunities for fishing, swimming and boating at the lake. The park also features 69 campsites with hookups as well as areas for walking and picnics.