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Events Calendar

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Colored Pencil Workshop with Nicole Middleton 1:00 pm
Colored Pencil Workshop with Nicole Middleton @ Cape Fear Studios
May 1 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The quality of work that can be created with colored pencils is often underestimated by artists and the public alike. But rich colors as well as almost any hue can be achieved when working with[...]
Heritage Square Tours 1:00 pm
Heritage Square Tours
May 1 @ 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[...]
May Day Fete 1:00 pm
May Day Fete @ 1897 Poe House
May 1 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join folks on the grounds of the 1897 Poe House and “bring in the May” with the May Day Fete. Guests can observe and participate in the maypole dance, create a floral crown or basket,[...]
Blues on the Square 3:00 pm
Blues on the Square @ Heritage Square
May 1 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Blues on the Square @ Heritage Square | Fayetteville | North Carolina | United States
This musical benefit will be held at Heritage Square, 225 Dick St., in downtown Fayetteville N.C. with donations going to renovate and maintain our local historical properties. Event will be held Sundays 3pm to 7pm[...]
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Downtown Farmer’s Market 2:00 pm
Downtown Farmer’s Market @ Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum
May 4 @ 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
May 4 @ 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
May 7 @ 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[...]
Kids Fest – Festival Park 10:00 am
Kids Fest – Festival Park @ Festival Park
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks & Recreation invites residents and their children to the annual Kids Fest event on Saturday, May 7from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. in Festival Park. This free event will offer hands-on activities, games, entertainment and[...]
Come See The Trains! 12:00 pm
Come See The Trains! @ Fascinate-U Children's Museum (3rd Floor)
May 7 @ 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[...]
Mother’s Day Carriage Rides 1:00 pm
Mother’s Day Carriage Rides @ Downtown Alliance Office
May 7 @ 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mother's Day Carriage Rides @ Downtown Alliance Office | Fayetteville | North Carolina | United States
  An elegant carriage ride in Downtown Fayetteville on Saturday, May 7 is a great way to give Mom a Mother’s Day weekend that she’ll never forget! In fact, it has become as much a[...]
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Blues on the Square 3:00 pm
Blues on the Square @ Heritage Square
May 8 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Blues on the Square @ Heritage Square | Fayetteville | North Carolina | United States
This musical benefit will be held at Heritage Square, 225 Dick St., in downtown Fayetteville N.C. with donations going to renovate and maintain our local historical properties. Event will be held Sundays 3pm to 7pm[...]
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Downtown Farmer’s Market 2:00 pm
Downtown Farmer’s Market @ Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum
May 11 @ 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
May 11 @ 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
May 14 @ 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[...]
5th Annual Pig Pickin’ for Autism 11:00 am
5th Annual Pig Pickin’ for Autism @ The Rock Shop
May 14 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
A Fun Family event to raise awareness and funds for the Autism Society of Cumberland County! Live Music, Tons of Local Vendors, Huge Raffles and a whole lotta Pork! Sponsored by Cape Beard:  Follicles of[...]
Mother-Daughter Tea 1:00 pm
Mother-Daughter Tea @ Belmont Village
May 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Curamericas Global invites you to join us for a formal afternoon tea celebrating Mother’s Day and the thousands of mothers we serve around the world. Please bring your mother or daughter (or someone you wish[...]
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Downtown Farmer’s Market 2:00 pm
Downtown Farmer’s Market @ Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum
May 18 @ 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
May 18 @ 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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ACS Relay for Life 5:00 pm
ACS Relay for Life @ Festival Park
May 20 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Relay For Life of Cumberland County NC is the premiere fundraising event of the American Cancer Society in the Cumberland County/Fayetteville NC area. Relay For Life is a community event open to the public designed[...]
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Downtown Farmers Market 9:00 am
Downtown Farmers Market
May 21 @ 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[...]
2016 Field of Honor Opening Ceremony 10:00 am
2016 Field of Honor Opening Ceremony @ Airborne & Special Operations Museum
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
2016 Field of Honor Opening Ceremony @ Airborne & Special Operations Museum | Fayetteville | North Carolina | United States
The Fayetteville Downtown Alliance hosts the NC Field of Honor, a living display of heroism that flies as a patriotic tribute to the strength and unity of Americans, and to honor and remember the men[...]
2nd Annual Car / Bike Show and Antiques Street Fair 10:00 am
2nd Annual Car / Bike Show and Antiques Street Fair @ Maxwell Street
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
2nd Annual Car / Bike Show and Antiques Street Fair @ Maxwell Street | Fayetteville | North Carolina | United States
Come See The Trains! 12:00 pm
Come See The Trains! @ Fascinate-U Children's Museum (3rd Floor)
May 21 @ 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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Downtown Farmer’s Market 2:00 pm
Downtown Farmer’s Market @ Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum
May 25 @ 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
May 25 @ 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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Second Annual May Art Gallery, Silent Auction 6:00 pm
Second Annual May Art Gallery, Silent Auction @ The Sweet Palette
May 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
On 4th Friday in Downtown Fayetteville, come out and enjoy an evening of art, music, and pleasant conversation. ***Featuring artwork by students from Jack Britt High School*** Pottery and paintings by Caroline Merino will be[...]
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Downtown Farmers Market 9:00 am
Downtown Farmers Market
May 28 @ 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[...]
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Exhibitions and Ongoing Events

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Several Downtown businesses are inviting their Saturday morning customers and their kids to “Chalk the Walk” immediately in front of their stores.  Is your favorite Downtown merchant among them?
April 28-May 1:  Sense and Sensibility

Pre-show starts at 6:45 pm, performance begins at 7:30 pm

Experience Jane Austen’s story of Sense and Sensibility in a new adaptation by Sweet Tea Shakespeare Assistant Artistic Director and Master of Education, Jessica Osnoe. Sense and Sensibility follows the Dashwood sisters as they take up residence in a distant relative’s cottage and fall in and out of love, encounter heartbreak, and breathe in romance. Sense and Sensibility is part of our Honey series, an initiative to provide high-quality opportunities for women actors and voices in the community. Ticket prices are $12 for general admission, $10 for seniors and military, $6 for students and children, and free for 5 years old and younger. BRING YOU OWN SEATING!  Tickets

Through May 16:  Exhibition of Stephanie Bostock’s new collection of works, Intentional Marks  at City Center Gallery and Books, 112 Hay Street

After a well-attended and VERY well-received opening on April 8, Stephanie’s premiere exhibition will remain on display at CCG&B through May 16… assuming that they haven’t all been snapped up before then!

 

Through May 21:  2nd Art and Flowers Exhibition

Flowers of many varieties are on display at the Arts Council, 300 Hay Street, during the 2nd Art and Flowers Exhibition, presented by The Ellington-White Contemporary Gallery. The show opens during 4th Friday on April 22 (7 to 9 p.m.) and runs through May 21.

 

Through June 21:  The Annual Members’ Anniversary Exhibit 2016

Cape Fear Studios and Gallery, 148 Maxwell Street, invites the public to come view the works of their exhibiting and supporting members. Opening Reception is on Friday, April 22, 2015, 6-9 pm.  This exhibit will be on display through June 21, 2016.

 

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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