Jiggy with the Piggy is one of the largest sanctioned events by the Kansas City Barbeque Society in the United States. This premier festival features four days of family fun with a 5K Walk/Run, fireworks, concerts, more than 100 arts & craft vendors, and an exciting kid’s zone with new ninja course!

Taste competing team’s cooking expertise by purchasing a $10 ticket for the People’s Choice Pork Tasting Contest. Kannapolis Firefighter’s Association will also bring their cooking skills to the festival while selling barbeque to the public. Diners can enjoy delicious festival fare from a variety of barbecue and food vendors.

This annual event is held every May. No pets, please. Visit the website for details and start planning your weekend in Kannapolis today!

The event is located in downtown Kannapolis, a revitalized city center offering everything from local dining, and breweries to boutique shopping and family-friendly entertainment with the historic Gem Theatre and new Atrium Health Ballpark, home of the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers.

Dates & Times

May 2-5, 2024
See website for full schedule of events.


125 N Research Campus Dr.
Kannapolis, NC 28081