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Independence Day Concert And Fireworks 5:00 pm
Independence Day Concert And Fireworks @ Festival Park
Jul 1 @ 5:00 pm
Independence Day Concert And Fireworks @ Festival Park | Fayetteville | North Carolina | United States
  The North Carolina Symphony will celebrate America’s 240th birthday with a concert of patriotic favorites and high-spirited classics in its annual free Independence Day concert, with fireworks, at Fayetteville’s Festival Park, Friday, July 1,[...]
Art Meets Life 6:00 pm
Art Meets Life @ The Sweet Palette
Jul 1 @ 6:00 pm
Every first Friday, The Sweet Palette hosts a show where the audience witnesses art in motion. To kick off the night, an open-mic session is held. Then the featured guest artist is interviewed before taking the[...]
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Downtown Farmers Market 9:00 am
Downtown Farmers Market
Jul 2 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Local produce and artisan booths every Wednesday from 2 to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum at 325 Franklin Street. Celebrate local[...]
Come See The Trains! 12:00 pm
Come See The Trains! @ Fascinate-U Children's Museum (3rd Floor)
Jul 2 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Kids of all ages will enjoy this!  Local model railroaders show their setups in this biweekly event.  Cost is free to come in to just see the trains, or is included in standard admission to enjoy[...]
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Heritage Square Tours 1:00 pm
Heritage Square Tours
Jul 3 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Visit Heritage Square to see a selection of Fayetteville’s historic houses, to include the Sandford House, the Oval Ballroom, and the Baker-Haigh-Nimocks House. Sites are open on the first Sunday of every month. Call for[...]
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4th of July Explosion! 12:00 pm
4th of July Explosion! @ All American City Gym
Jul 4 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
All American City Gym would like to invite you and your family to their first annual “4th of July Explosion,” a community family fun day. Enjoy a variety of sports activities to include a kids[...]
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Downtown Farmer’s Market 2:00 pm
Downtown Farmer’s Market @ Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum
Jul 6 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Local produce and artisan booths every Wednesday from 2 to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum at 325 Franklin Street. Celebrate local[...]
Fayetteville Art Attack 6:00 pm
Fayetteville Art Attack @ The Rock Shop
Jul 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Fayetteville ART attack is all about YOU, our local artists and bringing us all together! Admission $2 at The Rock Shop with local art and artisan vendors.
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Downtown Farmers Market 9:00 am
Downtown Farmers Market
Jul 9 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Local produce and artisan booths every Wednesday from 2 to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum at 325 Franklin Street. Celebrate local[...]
Historic Tours By Carriage 9:00 am
Historic Tours By Carriage @ Downtown Alliance
Jul 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Historic Tours By Carriage @ Downtown Alliance | Fayetteville | North Carolina | United States
The Downtown Alliance and the Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum will host Historic Tours of Old Fayetteville by Horse and Carriage on Saturday, August 13. Narrated tours will depart on the hour from 222 Hay[...]
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Weather-Ready Sandhills Forum: When Water Strikes 5:15 pm
Weather-Ready Sandhills Forum: When Water Strikes @ Marquis Market
Jul 12 @ 5:15 pm
Each The Weather Around Here session will present an overview of the four weather-related risks the Sandhills region of North Carolina is facing: extreme heat and increasing temperatures, drought, heavy downpours and severe weather events.[...]
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Downtown Farmer’s Market 2:00 pm
Downtown Farmer’s Market @ Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum
Jul 13 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Local produce and artisan booths every Wednesday from 2 to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum at 325 Franklin Street. Celebrate local[...]
Fayetteville Art Attack 6:00 pm
Fayetteville Art Attack @ The Rock Shop
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Fayetteville ART attack is all about YOU, our local artists and bringing us all together! Admission $2 at The Rock Shop with local art and artisan vendors.
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Sweet Tea Shakespeare Presents “Measure For Measure” 7:30 pm
Sweet Tea Shakespeare Presents “Measure For Measure” @ 1897 Poe House
Jul 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
This play explores human hypocrisy as a leader leaves a deputy in charge of his city and a brother asks a sister for a sacrifice to save his life. Power puts Truth on trial as[...]
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African Dance Class 6:00 pm
African Dance Class @ Gallery 116th
Jul 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
African Dance Class @ Gallery 116th | Fayetteville | North Carolina | United States
Sweet Tea Shakespeare Presents “Measure For Measure” 7:30 pm
Sweet Tea Shakespeare Presents “Measure For Measure” @ 1897 Poe House
Jul 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
This play explores human hypocrisy as a leader leaves a deputy in charge of his city and a brother asks a sister for a sacrifice to save his life. Power puts Truth on trial as[...]
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Downtown Farmers Market 9:00 am
Downtown Farmers Market
Jul 16 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Local produce and artisan booths every Wednesday from 2 to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum at 325 Franklin Street. Celebrate local[...]
2nd Annual African World Peace Festival & 5K Run/Walk 11:00 am
2nd Annual African World Peace Festival & 5K Run/Walk @ Person Street
Jul 16 @ 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
2nd Annual African World Peace Festival & 5K Run/Walk @ Person Street | Fayetteville | North Carolina | United States
Peace loving community people of diverse backgrounds all over Fayetteville, Fort Bragg and beyond are joining together once again to celebrate the 2nd Annual African World Peace Music Festival & Peace 5k Run/ Walk on July[...]
Come See The Trains! 12:00 pm
Come See The Trains! @ Fascinate-U Children's Museum (3rd Floor)
Jul 16 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Kids of all ages will enjoy this!  Local model railroaders show their setups in this biweekly event.  Cost is free to come in to just see the trains, or is included in standard admission to enjoy[...]
Sweet Tea Shakespeare Presents “Measure For Measure” 7:30 pm
Sweet Tea Shakespeare Presents “Measure For Measure” @ 1897 Poe House
Jul 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
This play explores human hypocrisy as a leader leaves a deputy in charge of his city and a brother asks a sister for a sacrifice to save his life. Power puts Truth on trial as[...]
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POKÉMON DISCOUNT DAY 9:00 am
POKÉMON DISCOUNT DAY @ Cape Fear Botanical Gardens
Jul 17 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Pokémon have taken over the Garden and we need your help catching them! Come to the Garden and receive 30% off Adult Admission by showing the Pokemon Go App – offer valid for THIS SUNDAY ONLY, July 17th! Garden Members: FREE Adult Admission: regular[...]
Sweet Tea Shakespeare Presents “Measure For Measure” 7:30 pm
Sweet Tea Shakespeare Presents “Measure For Measure” @ 1897 Poe House
Jul 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
This play explores human hypocrisy as a leader leaves a deputy in charge of his city and a brother asks a sister for a sacrifice to save his life. Power puts Truth on trial as[...]
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Downtown Farmer’s Market 2:00 pm
Downtown Farmer’s Market @ Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum
Jul 20 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Local produce and artisan booths every Wednesday from 2 to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum at 325 Franklin Street. Celebrate local[...]
Fayetteville Art Attack 6:00 pm
Fayetteville Art Attack @ The Rock Shop
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Fayetteville ART attack is all about YOU, our local artists and bringing us all together! Admission $2 at The Rock Shop with local art and artisan vendors.
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Sweet Tea Shakespeare Presents “Measure For Measure” 7:30 pm
Sweet Tea Shakespeare Presents “Measure For Measure” @ 1897 Poe House
Jul 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
This play explores human hypocrisy as a leader leaves a deputy in charge of his city and a brother asks a sister for a sacrifice to save his life. Power puts Truth on trial as[...]
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Fayetteville After Five 5:00 pm
Fayetteville After Five @ Festival Park
Jul 22 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Gates open at 5pm with acts beginning at either 6:30 or 7:00pm with the sounds of the summer carrying until around 10:30/11:00 pm. No outside food or beverages are allowed within the park. The event[...]
4th Friday – A Midsummer Night Downtown 6:00 pm
4th Friday – A Midsummer Night Downtown @ Downtown Fayetteville
Jul 22 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
4th Friday - A Midsummer Night Downtown @ Downtown Fayetteville
  This 4th Friday come Downtown for a magical night of faeries, family fun, and food! Sponsored by Turner Lane, July’s 4th Friday will include many of your favorite performers (and a few new ones), a[...]
En Plein Air: Of Light and Color – Art Exhibition 6:00 pm
En Plein Air: Of Light and Color – Art Exhibition @ Cape Fear Studios
Jul 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
En Plein Air: Of Light and Color - Art Exhibition @ Cape Fear Studios | Fayetteville | North Carolina | United States
Cape Fear Studios presents: En Plein Air: Of Light and Color – Art Exhibition Show on Display: July 22 through August 22, 2016 Opening Reception:  July 22, 2016 6 pm until 9 pm at Cape[...]
Sweet Tea Shakespeare Presents “Measure For Measure” 7:30 pm
Sweet Tea Shakespeare Presents “Measure For Measure” @ 1897 Poe House
Jul 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
This play explores human hypocrisy as a leader leaves a deputy in charge of his city and a brother asks a sister for a sacrifice to save his life. Power puts Truth on trial as[...]
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Downtown Farmers Market 9:00 am
Downtown Farmers Market
Jul 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Local produce and artisan booths every Wednesday from 2 to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum at 325 Franklin Street. Celebrate local[...]
Sustainable Saturdays Film Series: More Than Honey 11:00 am
Sustainable Saturdays Film Series: More Than Honey @ Cameo Art House Theatre
Jul 23 @ 11:00 am
 
WCCG Presents the 2016 Summer Music Festival 4:00 pm
WCCG Presents the 2016 Summer Music Festival @ Festival Park
Jul 23 @ 4:00 pm
WCCG Presents the 2016 Summer Music Festival @ Festival Park
Sweet Tea Shakespeare Presents “Measure For Measure” 7:30 pm
Sweet Tea Shakespeare Presents “Measure For Measure” @ 1897 Poe House
Jul 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
This play explores human hypocrisy as a leader leaves a deputy in charge of his city and a brother asks a sister for a sacrifice to save his life. Power puts Truth on trial as[...]
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Sweet Tea Shakespeare Presents “Measure For Measure” 7:30 pm
Sweet Tea Shakespeare Presents “Measure For Measure” @ 1897 Poe House
Jul 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
This play explores human hypocrisy as a leader leaves a deputy in charge of his city and a brother asks a sister for a sacrifice to save his life. Power puts Truth on trial as[...]
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Special Meeting – Main Street, Arts & Entertainment District 5:30 pm
Special Meeting – Main Street, Arts & Entertainment District @ The Arts Center
Jul 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The Downtown Alliance, with support from the City and CCF, commissioned National Main Street Center (Main Street America) to conduct a study of Downtown and report back with recommendations for improvement and growth. The report[...]
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Downtown Farmer’s Market 2:00 pm
Downtown Farmer’s Market @ Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum
Jul 27 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Local produce and artisan booths every Wednesday from 2 to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum at 325 Franklin Street. Celebrate local[...]
Fayetteville Art Attack 6:00 pm
Fayetteville Art Attack @ The Rock Shop
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Fayetteville ART attack is all about YOU, our local artists and bringing us all together! Admission $2 at The Rock Shop with local art and artisan vendors.
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Make It, Take It: Dry Skin & Scalp Solutions DIY Class 5:45 pm
Make It, Take It: Dry Skin & Scalp Solutions DIY Class @ Tashi Hair Boutique, 302 Mason St
Jul 29 @ 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm
Tashi Hair Boutique is offering a solution to your dry scalp and skin dilemma! Join us for an educational journey about natural remedies to replenishing your hair, scalp, and skin! You don’t want to miss[...]
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Downtown Architecture Walking Tour 9:00 am
Downtown Architecture Walking Tour @ Cumberland County Public Library - Pate Room
Jul 30 @ 9:00 am
Join staff from the Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum at the Headquarters Library on Saturday, July 30 at 9 am and bring your walking shoes. A presentation begins a fascinating look into the[...]
Downtown Farmers Market 9:00 am
Downtown Farmers Market
Jul 30 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Local produce and artisan booths every Wednesday from 2 to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum at 325 Franklin Street. Celebrate local[...]
Dog Day in the Garden 1:00 pm
Dog Day in the Garden @ Cape Fear Botanical Garden
Jul 30 @ 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wag your way to Cape Fear Botanical Garden on Saturday, July 30th, for the Inaugural Dog Day in the Garden, benefiting the Fayetteville Animal Protection Society. The day features many activities to ensure a belly scratchin’ good time! Read all the[...]
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Exhibitions and Ongoing Events

Through July –  Exhibition:  Where The Land Meets The Sea at City Center Gallery and Books, 112 Hay Street

WHERE LAND MEETS SEA

 

 

Ongoing Exhibitions at the Fayetteville Area Transportation & Local History Museum, 325 Franklin Street

Located in the beautifully restored 1890 Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley Railroad Depot, the museum offers two floors of engaging, artifact-filled exhibits. The rich history of our area is told from pre-history through the early 20th century. Favorite spots in the museum include the model train room, steamboat interactive, and the recreated Station Agent’s Office.

Conveniently located next door to the museum, the annex continues Fayetteville’s story with automobiles and airplanes. Vintage cars, the recreated 1920s gas station, and Fayetteville’s 1880s Silsby Steam Pump Engine are a delight. Exhibit topics also include local law enforcement and fire department history, farm life, and the early years of Fort Bragg and Pope Army Air Field.

Current Exhibits:
From State House to Statehood

In 1789, Fayetteville was the place where the North Carolina delegates ratified the United States Constitution. This exhibit explores the people and places that surround this pivotal event in our city, state and national history. Visitors can also learn how Fayetteville has celebrated the ratification in previous milestone years. All ages; During museum hours; Free

Lafayette in Fayetteville

Fayetteville is the first city named for the Marquis de Lafayette and the only city named for him that he visited. The exhibit includes the bed Lafayette slept in, a rosette worn at the ball held in his honor and other unique artifacts associated with Lafayette and his visit to Fayetteville in 1825. The museum is very thankful to a number of institutions and individuals for assisting in the presentation of the most comprehensive collection of Lafayette-related artifacts and information ever displayed in Fayetteville under one roof. All ages; During museum hours; Free

Civil War Sesquicentennial Exhibit

Cumberland County Goes to War is our exhibit commemorating the sesquicentennial anniversary of the American Civil War. This exhibit features artifacts, pictures, documents, and educational panels which explore Cumberland County’s war experience both on the battlefield as well as the sacrifices made on the home front. All ages; During museum hours; Free

 

Ongoing at the Airborne & Special Operations Museum, 100 Bragg Boulevard
Task Force Ranger and the Battle of Mogadishu

“Task Force Ranger and the Battle of Mogadishu” won the 2015  John Wesley Powell Prize, an award given for historic preservation or display.  All Federal institutions across the nation were considered for this prize that grades exhibits based on its thoroughness of historical research, high level of technical expertise, and the ground breaking aspects of the exhibit. Award Criteria may be found here.  This exhibit is the first time that Special Operations veterans were given permission to share their experiences in a public venue, and the first time their families were interviewed regarding their experiences.  The U.S. Army Center of Military History wrote a detailed article about the exhibit and the reasons for which it was chosen for this award: Task Force Ranger and the Battle of Mogadishu Exhibit; Free

 

 

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