Month Long Events

Sports In The Sandhills

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

This exhibit is in collaboration between the Museum of the Cape Fear and the Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum and features two visits Babe Ruth made to Fayetteville (1914 and 1935). The exhibit also features another baseball player by the name of Jim Thorpe, who also spent a short time in Fayetteville.

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Cumberland County Goes to War

Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Visit the Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum to experience “Cumberland County Goes to War,” an 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.

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Lafayette Exhibit

Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum
Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Fayetteville is the first city named for the Marquis de Lafayette and the only city named for him that he visited. This exhibit explores the very important days in 1825 when Lafayette traveled the country as guest of the nation and spent a few days here.

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Task Force Ranger and the Battle of Mogadishu

Airborne and Special Operations Museum (ASOM)
Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Visitors can walk through a mock up of a street in Mogadishu as they read information boards about the battle and actions taken by the US Army's units there. This temporary exhibit will have displays of donated items from the Soldiers involved in the battles that they used there as well as artifacts recently recovered from Mogadishu. A video will play explaining the missions in the words of the Soldiers involved from interviews with them.

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Upcoming This Month

Wine & Whimsy Painting

Cape Fear Botanical Garden
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Wine & Whimsy, a summer painting event will occur on the Third Thursday of every month beginning with the month of July.

Enjoy a glass of wine or beer while painting your Garden theme masterpiece. A canvas, paint, brushes, palette, an easel and instruction will be provided. Beverages will be available for purchase by the glass or bottle along with a few beer selections. Make it a date night or girl's night out. Limited to the first 16 attendees - register early!

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Titan FC 29

Crown Coliseum
7 p.m.

Mixed Martial Arts organization, Titan FC, is bringing the nationally televised Titan FC 29. The event will be headlined by a five round welterweight title bout between UFC veterans Ben Saunders and Matt Riddle. Titan FC 29 will mark the promotional debut for Saunders and will be Riddle's second fight for the organization.

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4th Friday - August

Downtown Fayetteville
6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

4th Friday is a true celebration of the arts and downtown Fayetteville. Folks of all ages get a taste of Fayetteville's art and entertainment while enjoying the small galleries, bookstores, bistros and shops full of unique items. See the opening of the exhibition Mediating Relevance: The Politics of Gender at the Arts Council, listen to the The Army Ground Forces Band Freedom's Groove beginning at 7 p.m., the Cumberland County Library presents the Cape Fear Gem and Mineral Society, listen to live music outside the Hay Street United Methodist Church with the band "Double Trouble" and "The Ash Breeze", visit the Market House to see the educational exhibit Cape Fear River upstairs. The Downtown Alliance is hosting A Small Plate Crawl at 10 downtown restaurants.

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Mediating Relevance: The Politics of Gender

The Arts Council
Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. - 12 Noon, Saturday 12 Noon - 4 p.m.

Artists' present works of art from many different perspectives, that investigate and question society's position or perceptions on gender roles and otherness. Presented by Ellington-White CDC.

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Buck's Dynasty - August

Northwood Temple Church
6:45 p.m.

Northwood Temple Church presents its annual dinner theater production, Buck's Dynasty. This year the crazy characters from Smith Corner set out to film their very own reality tv show! Dinner is served at 6:45 and the performance starts at 7:45. You won't want to miss the trouble and laughs that comes with the gang.

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Kids Crafts with Museum of Cape Fear

JC Penny Wing
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Head on over to Cross Creek Mall so children can make a colonial tri-corn hat or mob cap and with a feather quill they can add their name to a photocopy of the U.S. Constitution. This is to celebrate the 225th anniversary of NC ratifying the Constitution in Fayetteville on Nov. 22, 1789.

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Gently Loved Purse Sale

Max Abbott Middle School
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Get a great deal on gently loved fashion items such as purses, computer bags, briefcases and wallets. This year scarves and jewelry have been added. Proceeds from the sale will be shared between the two organizations.

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Fayetteville Farmers Market - August

Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum Grounds
Sat 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Wed 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

At the Fayetteville Farmers Market, you will find fresh vegetables, fruits, berries, eggs, cut flowers, herbs, honey, crafts and more. So grab your family, friends or pets and come get some fresh local food!

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Umoja Fest

Seabrook Park
12 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Come celebrate the Umoja Fest with activities that include Health Fair, Blood Drive, Storytellers, Vendors, Drummers, Dancers, and performances from FSU and E.E. Smith Bands.

The Umoja Group, Inc. is motivated by their vision of living in unity, raising their children to appreciate their African heritage and giving back to the community through donations and free activities open to all.

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Silly Saturday - August

Fascinate-U Children's Museum
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Join us during Silly Saturday and discover who will be our special guest! Every month we will have a guest from our business community joining the fun at the museum.

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