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Night Circus: A District New Year’s Eve Spectacular

  • Presented By: City of Fayetteville & Cool Spring Downtown District
  • Dates: December 31, 2021
  • Location: Festival Park
  • Address: 335 Ray Avenue, Fayetteville, NC 28301
  • Price: FREE
  • (910) 223-1089
  • Overview

    Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages… step right up for Fayetteville’s inaugural District New Year’s Eve Spectacular. The Cool Spring Downtown District and the City of Fayetteville are proud to announce the inaugural event, “Night Circus: A District New Year’s Eve Spectacular”, free of charge to the public. The family-friendly event will be bringing the magic of a traveling circus to Festival Park on New Year’s Eve. The fun starts at 7:30 p.m. with a variety of roving carnival-like performances designed to delight all the senses. Festival Park will come alive with color and sound, filled with the enticing scents emanating from popular food trucks and vendors. The party will be pumped up by the rousing rhythms of the DJ on the ones and twos. Roving circus performers will delight and astound as they stroll the circus grounds. And no circus would be complete without rides – guests should enjoy a turn on the Ferris Wheel or Carousel. At 10 p.m., we’ll turn up the volume as our headliner, 90’s Dance Party, takes to the stage, featuring Rob Base, Coolio, C+C Music Factory, and All-4-One! These artists will keep the hits coming until the countdown to midnight. Complete with fireworks, we will celebrate the start of 2022 in a whirlwind of magic and delight, as we unveil Fayetteville’s rising new year’s star.

    The Cool Spring Downtown District is facilitating the event on behalf of the City of Fayetteville. Organizers are planning for the Night Circus to be a recurring New Year’s Eve celebration for the city and the region. Sponsors for this year’s celebration include Healy Wholesale and The Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. Organizations, businesses, or individuals who wish to be a sponsor can contact Bianca Shoneman, President/CEO of Cool Spring Downtown District by calling (910) 223-1089 or by email at


    Rob Base:
    Rob Base is a rapper who rose to fame with the platinum hit, “It Takes Two” along with fellow artist, DJ E-Z Rock. Their style crossed genres and became popular in the dance clubs as well as R&B radio stations. Other hits include “DJ Interview” and “Get on the Dance Floor”.

    Coolio, a Grammy award-winning and multi-platinum recording artist, is known for his hits “Gangsta’s Paradise” and “Fantastic Voyage”. “Gangsta’s Paradise” was featured in the movie “Dangerous Minds” and won a Grammy for Best Rap Performance as well as being nominated for a Grammy for Best Song of the Year in 1996.

    C + C Music Factory:
    C + C Music Factory is well known for their 90’s platinum hit, “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” which has become an arena anthem across the nation. Other hits include “Here We Go (Let’s Rock & Roll) and “Things That Make You Go Hmmm…”. By 1994, the group had earned 4 American Music Awards.

    The Grammy Award winning quartet, All-4-One, has been entertaining audiences with their ballads, “I Swear”, “I Can Love You Like That”, “So Much In Love”, “I Turn To You”, “These Arms”, and “Beautiful As You”. Their platinum hit, “I Swear” has been named by ASCAP as one of the greatest love songs of the 20th Century and the biggest selling single of 1994.

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