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Animal Feedings

J. Bayard Clark Park and Nature Center
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Alligators chomping, snakes swallowing, and turtles snapping; come see what is for dinner at the Nature Center. All ages welcome.

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"Parlor to Parlor: Funeral Traditions of the Cape Fear" Exhibition

Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex
Museum Hours (See Description)

The Museum of the Cape Fear opens a new exhibit, Parlor to Parlor: Funeral Traditions of the Cape Fear, 1850 – 1950, examining funerary practices in late-19th/early-20th century North Carolina. A variety of artifacts will illustrate the diverse and changing practices of this era. Also, the 1897 Poe House will be dressed in mourning from May 6 through June 12 and again from October 4 through November 13. Parlor to Parlor is a joint production between the Museum of the Cape Fear and the North Carolina Museum of History, and will be on display through December 31, 2016.


Museum Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; closed on Mondays and federal holidays.

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Special Exhibits at the Transportation Museum

Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum
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The Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum features multiple ongoing exhibitions that focus on Fayetteville's unique role in the history of North Carolina and the U.S. For further information on any one of these exhibits, contact the museum. Ongoing exhibits currently include the following:



  • Cumberland County Goes to War

  • Early Camp Bragg and Pope Army Airfield

  • Edward Evans

  • From State House to Statehood

  • Lafayette in Fayetteville

  • Local Law Enforcement

  • Modern Greece

  • Mourning: Death and Dying in Fayetteville

  • Punitive Expedition

  • Railroading in Fayetteville


Museum Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Historic Tours by Carriage

Downtown Alliance
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Historic Tours of Old Fayetteville by Horse and Carriage are now available Downtown! The Downtown Alliance (DTA) and the Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum will host the guided tours for Memorial Day weekend. The tours will leave hourly from the DTA office, located at 222 Hay Street, and will include historic sites from Fayetteville’s colorful 250-year history, to include many from the Revolutionary War era or earlier. Tickets may be purchased online, at the DTA office, or by phone. Rain date is Sunday, May 29, at the same times. (Note: This event was previously rescheduled, due to weather, from the original date of May 21 to the new date of May 28.)


Event Times: Tours leave hourly, on the hour, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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Public Works Exhibition

Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County
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More than 100 pieces of work represent a cross-section of subjects, styles, and skill levels of our community in this exhibition--from trees, triangles, and trains, to eagles and eyeballs. The show opens during Downtown Fayetteville's "4th Friday" event, on May 27, and attendees are invited to vote for "People's Choice" from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.


Gallery Hours: Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Friday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; Saturday 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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City Market at the Museum

Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The City Market at the Museum is a farmers and crafters' market in the heart of Downtown Fayetteville. The market is operated by the Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum, and meets on the museum grounds every Wednesday afternoon and every Saturday morning. Locally grown vegetables, fruit, eggs, honey, and other farm products are offered for sale. These seasonal offerings--along with plants, flowers, coffee, pottery, tea, soap, candles, jewelry, knitted goods, and other handcrafted products--can be purchased. The main market season runs from April through December, but a number of vendors appear year-round. The 2016 season officially kicks off on April 16.

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Death and Remembrance: a Historical Perspective

Fayetteville Area Transportation & Local History Museum
Museum Hours (See Description)

Explore the ways that individuals, families, and this community mourned loss in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The exhibit features mourning clothing and accessories, artifacts related to the funeral professionals of Fayetteville, and local historical cemetery secrets. This exhibit is presented in collaboration with the Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex. All ages welcome.


Museum Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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The Color Run: Tropicolor

Crown Complex
9:00 a.m.


The Color Run Tropicolor World Tour 2016 is bringing a 5k paradise straight to Fayetteville with a sweet Tropicolor Zone on course, all-new Rainbow Beach at the Finish Festival, and a fresh island-style participant kit. For more information, visit the event website.


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10th Anniversary Exhibit

Fayetteville Area Transportation & Local History Museum
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The museum’s 10th Anniversary exhibit opens May 26, 2016, which is exactly 10 years after the museum first opened its doors. Visitors can see commemoratives from the museum's opening, behind-the-scenes architectural elements of its historic building, and a selection of images of the exhibits, activities, and events the museum has hosted over the past decade. See how this historic building was transformed into an award-winning restoration and has grown into a dynamic cultural institution in the heart of Downtown Fayetteville. All ages welcome.


Museum Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Hope Mills Unplugged

Cumberland Coffee Roasters
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Every fourth Saturday, Cumberland Coffee Roasters hosts an open-mic event with an evening of poetry and music. Each event includes a creative writing workshop and a featured performer. Call before attending, as this monthly event could be cancelled due to holidays or other special events.

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