Month Long Events

Stagville: Black & White Exhibit

Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday

The exhibit features black and white images taken by photographer Brenda Scott of Stagville State Historic Site in Durham, and includes 64 photographs. The photography exhibit shows the beauty and resilience of the structures and of the people who lived and worked in them. In 2011, photographer Brenda Scott began a photographic study of Stagville, which feature striking black-and-white images of the surviving 18th- and 19th- century buildings. Other photos include Horton Grove, which was home to nearly 100 enslaved people. The exhibit will run through September 13, 2015. Admission is free. You can find more information on Stagville at

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Task Force Ranger & The Battle of Mogadishu

Airborne & Special Operations Museum
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Saturday; 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday

A mock-up of a street in Mogadishu and information boards about the battle, and actions taken, by the US Army’s units there. Displays of donated items used there from the soldiers involved in the battles as well as artifacts recently recovered from Mogadishu. A video explains the missions in the words of the soldiers involved from interviews with them.

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Cumberland County Goes To War

Transportation & Local History Museum
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Commemorates the sesquicentennial anniversary of the American Civil War and features artifacts, pictures, documents, and educational panels that explore Cumberland County’s war experience both on the battlefield as well as the sacrifices made on the home front.

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Ending This Month


AMO Espresso Free Coffee

AMO Espresso
Operating Hours

Stop by AMO Espress for a free freshly-brewed locally-roasted coffee in celebration of Independence Day.

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Public Works Exhibition

Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County
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More than 100 pieces of work represent the cross section of subjects, styles and skill levels of our artistic community in Public Works. This annual exhibition, sponsored by Fayetteville Public Works Commission, includes art by people of all ages and abilities from surrounding counties, as well as Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base.

Hours: Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. -12 p.m.; Saturday 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

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Upcoming This Month

Spoken Verses: An Open Mic Showcase

The Coffee Scene
8 p.m.

Local performers present their spoken work.

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SwampDogs vs. Holly Springs Salamanders

J.P. Riddle Stadium
7:05 p.m.

Come out and see the Fayetteville SwampDogs play on their home turf! Food, fun, and baseball -- what more could you want?! The SwampDogs are a member of the Coastal Plains League.

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The Marquis Poetry Slam

Marquis Market
8 p.m.

poetry slam is a competition in which poets read or recite original work. These performances are then judged on a numeric scale by previously selected members of the audience.

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Firecracker 4 Miler

NC Veterans Park
7 a.m.

The Firecracker 4 Miler is Fayetteville Running Club's premier event to support our mission "to promote running as part of a healthy lifestyle in our community". This four mile course winds through the beautiful and historic parks and museums of downtown Fayetteville, hightlighting what our city has to offer both visitors and locals alike. The course starts and finishes on the streets of Fayetteville at the intersection of Walter & Hillsboro Streets which is located between the N.C. State Veterans Park and the Airborne & Special Operations Museum

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Hope Mills July 4th Parade

Hope Mills
10 a.m.

Enjoy this small-town Americana event.

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4th of July Festival on Main Street

Spring Lake Chamber of Commerce
12 pm to dark

This special event includes live entertainment, kid’s zone, water activities, car show, food and craft vendors.

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July 4th Celebration

Fort Bragg Parade Field
3 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Fort Bragg's annual July 4th Celebration will be held Saturday, July 4 from 3 to 10 p.m. at the Main Post Parade Field. Featured performers are country music artists Randy Houser and Easton Corbin

Other activities include USASOC's Black Daggers Parachute Team, the patriotic flag ceremony, and fireworks. Kiddieland returns this year with unlimited play for $10. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Pets, glass bottles and BBQ grills are not allowed. All tents and shelters must be erected in the designated area. A 10'x10' space with your own tent is $10 or you $25 with a tent set up by Family and MWR. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early due to heavy traffic flow. The event is free and open to the public. For information, please log on to

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City Market at the Museum

Fayetteville Transportation and Local History Museum Grounds
8 am

The City Market will be held at the Transportation Museum, downtown Fayetteville. The 2015 market season kicks off April 18th. A market for local farmers and crafters is hosted on the grounds of the museum every Wednesday and Saturday. Fresh, locally grown vegetables, fruits, eggs, honey, and other farm products are offered for sale. These seasonal offerings along with plants, flowers, pottery, tea, soap, candles, jewelry, and more can be purchased. The market season runs from April through December, but a number of vendors appear year-round.

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Come See The Trains!

Fascinate-U Children's Museum
12 pm - 4 pm

Model railroaders showcase their model trains twice a month.

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Hope Mills July 4th Party In the Park

Hope Mills Municipal Park
4 p.m. - 10 p.m.

This special celebration includes games, vendors and lots of live entertainment

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