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Fayetteville Region Annual Events

This is a sampling of all-American annual events in greater Fayetteville. For a comprehensive, updated list of events, see Comprehensive Calendar


Dogwood Festival
Features activites throughout the community, with the majority in downtown Fayetteville.. Includes concerts by major recording stars, street dances, a midway, tornaments and a two-day street fair. Nearly 160,000 people visited in 2009.  910-323-1934



Blues & Brews
This popular event features a sampling of over 100 beers and  a great taste of the blues by some of the region's most popular bands. Organized byt he Cape Fear Regional Theater and held at Festival Park. 910-323-4234

Glory Days/Field of Honor
For two weeks, experience the breathtaking sight of thousands of flags standing on honor of our troops. On Memorial Day, Glory Days includes a memorial service at Freedom Memorial Park and a street celebration with music and dmonstrations. Presented by the Fayetteville Alliance. 



Hope Mills 4th of July parade
Experience the hometown feeling of the firewords display in Hope Mills. Parade and bands are performing throughout the day with children's activities. Food vendors, inflatables, arts & crafts. Fireworks start at 9:15. 910-424-4500

Operation:Celebrate Freedom
Celebrate Independence Day with an array of popular entertainers. Watch exciting free-fall parachute demonstrations. Spectacular fireworks display. Past celebrations have featured Wynona Judd, Tonic, Anna Nalick and Lifehouse. Held at the Fort Bragg main post parade field. 910-396-1024



National Airborne day
Fort Bragg and Fayetteville's annual celbration of the founding of the Army airborne & the opening of the Airborne & Special  Operations Museum. Parachute demonstrations, equipment displays, historic reenactors, music, and more. Held on the grounds of the Army's finest museum. 910-643-ASOM



The Arts Council's International Folk Festival
With over 40 international cultures locally represented, the International Folk festival is famous for its music, cuisine, beautiful traditional clothing, and cultural revelry. Musicians, dancers, artists and artisance will display folk art traditions from around the world. Experience the world on the last weekend of September. 910-323-1776.



Historic Hauntings: Ghastly Ghost Tours
Explore the mysterious happenings of downtown Fayetteville. The annual event features an hour-long hayride tour with ghostly reenactors and storytellers highlighting the history of Fayetteville and the spooky legends of the past. 910-323-1934

Sankofa Festival
This celebration of African-American culture features exhibits, gospel singers, vendors, southern-style food, children's games, dancers, steppers, storytellers and more. Held by the Sandhills Family Heritage Association annually in Spring Lake. 919-49-0628



A Dickens Holiday
Downtown is transofmred into Victorian Olde Fayetteville. Horse-drawn carriage rides; hot cider and gingerbread; Victorian costumes; re-enactors of Scrooge and Marley; carolers; candlelight processing leading to the illumination of holiday lights downtown; pictures with Father Christmas. 910-323-1776

Veteran's Day Parade
Marching bands, retired and active duty military personnel, and a salute to all-American patriotism in downtown Fayetteville. 910-483-5311



Holiday  Jubilee
Add a little history to your holidays. Free event features decorations, displays, food, and more. 910-486-1330

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