Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA
This category will be a work in progress for some time to come. I will be adding, changing, and probably moving around and deleting items as time allows.
The Arts Council
Cape Fear Botanical Garden
Cape Fear Museum
Cape Fear Regional Theater
Fascinate-U Children's Museum
Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra
Special Operations Museum
My Hometown Slideshow
LOCAL MUSIC SCENE
I personally think that Fayetteville is blessed with some of the best local/independent musicians in the world. Unfortunately most people have never heard of most of them. Every genre is represented here and some of these young men and women are as good as the big name stars. They just choose to be here. I have developed a website - Fayetteville NC Music Scene - with information about our local musicians and what is going on in the area. There is also a schedule of shows/events in the area.
Downtown Fayetteville’s favorite monthly activity. Over 2,000 people enjoy visual and performing arts at 10 to 15 different venues in the downtown area each month. Business and civic leaders routinely show off the downtown area to visitors during Fourth Friday celebrations. Click Here For More Info
It all began in 1982 when Fayetteville, NC was proclaimed “The City of Dogwoods”. The following spring the first Dogwood Festival was held and since that time the festival has continued to grow and evolve into one of the area’s favorite festivals. With approximately 30 different events including everything from sporting events to concerts, street dances to children’s events, the festival maintains a “something for everyone” philosophy. The 2006 Fayetteville Dogwood Festival is scheduled for April 28-30, and promises to be bigger and better than ever. The jewel in the festival crown is the street fair, which will take place all day Saturday and Sunday in downtown Fayetteville. Artists, craftsmen, food vendors, face painters, musicians, performers and more will line the streets as area residents and visitors gather to celebrate the sights, sounds, and smells of Fayetteville’s only spring time festival. Click Here For More Info
HOLLY DAY FAIR
The largest holiday gift and craft show in southeastern North Carolina, the Holly Day Fair draws an average of 21,000 visitors. Show-goers have an extensive selection of unique handcrafted and manufactured products to select from. The unique and exclusive gifts include Christmas decorations, crafts, jewelry, clothes, toys, food specialties, household accents, and much more. Click Here For More Info
INTERNATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL
Named one of the top 20 events in the southeastern United States by the Southeast Tourism Society, the Festival is a celebration of diversity and cultural traditions from all over the world. Click Here For More Info
Founded in 1973, the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County (North Carolina) nurtures, advocates, and celebrates the arts in the Cumberland County metro region. As a link between artists, arts and cultural organizations and the community, the Arts Council administers programs in partnership with a variety of local agencies to stimulate community development through the arts.
As a service to the 300,000 citizens of Cumberland County, the Arts Council:
Visit the Arts Council Website for more info about the Arts Council and for information about scheduled events.
Cape Fear Botanical Garden is located on seventy-nine acres nestled between the Cape Fear River and Cross Creek just two miles from downtown Fayetteville. Founded in 1989, the Garden now boasts more than 2,000 varieties of ornamental plants and has several specialty gardens, including Camellia, Daylily and Hosta gardens.
The Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex collects, preserves, and interprets the cultural history of southern North Carolina from prehistory to the present. Through exhibits and educational programming, the complex raises public awareness of the past and its influence on the present. The historical complex also provides technical and professional assistance to nonprofit historical groups within its region.
The Historical Complex is composed of:
Guided tours of the 1897 Poe House Tuesday through Sunday (last tour at 4 pm)
Visit the Cape Fear Historical Complex Website for more info about the complex and for information about scheduled events.
The Cape Fear Regional Theatre (CFRT) strives for professional, artistic quality through its intentions and aspirations. The Theatre is committed to presenting an annual series of plays, performances and special events that, in addition to entertaining, will enlighten, inspire, and educate performers and audiences. CFRT seeks diversity in its artists, as well as its audiences. The Theatre brings together a unique combination of artists: professionals from outside the region, regional professionals, and non-professionals. CFRT seeks to maintain an atmosphere where people are free to create and to experience and where excellent theatre opportunities abound in a safe environment with a sense of respect, collaboration, and support among all the participants.
Visit the Cape Fear Regional Theater Website for more info about CFRT and for information about scheduled events.
Fascinate-U is a place where children can explore their world the way they learn best-through creative role-playing, manipulation, and interaction with each other and the objects around them.
For more information about the Fascinate-U Children's Museum and scheduled events, please visit their website.
Since being founded in 1994 by Lynn Pryer, the Gilbert Theater has provided quality contemporary and classical theatrical productions for our diverse community including: children, the elderly, minorities, and the economically disadvantaged while at the same time giving local artists another venue for displaying and producing their unique talents.
Visit the Gilbert Theater Website for more info about Gilbert Theater and for information about scheduled events.
For more than eighty years Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, Cumberland County and North Carolina have lived and worked in cooperation with one another. The Airborne & Special Operations Museum now stands as a symbol for many years of teamwork, sacrifice, and victory.
Visit the Airborne & Special Operations Museum Website for more info about the museum and for information about scheduled events.
Founded in 1956, the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra holds the distinction of being he oldest continuously-funded community orchestra in North Carolina. The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra serves the community in many and unique ways. They perform free concerts, provide speakers for meetings, serve as a resource for our local school music teachers, provide music from small ensembles and donate thousands of dollars worth of free concert tickets to support other nonprofit, cultural organizations and educational institutions within our community.
Visit the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra Website for more info about the Arts Council and for information about scheduled events.
Fayetteville Area Transportation Museum is housed in the restored Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley railroad depot. The museum focuses on the history of transportation in Cumberland County from native American times to the mid 20th-century.
Plans are in the works for the museum to add exhibits in the adjacent annex, such as an automotive display and the Fayetteville Fire Department’s Silsby Pumper, currently housed in the barn section.
Exhibits focus on:
The Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau aggressively promotes and sells Fayetteville and Cumberland County as an attractive destination site for meetings and visitors.
The Bureau provides info on the following services:
For more information about the Convention & Visitors' Bureau, please visit their website.