Arts & Entertainment

Fayetteville Symphony

The Fayetteville Symphony

Arts & Entertainment Thrive in Fayetteville and Cumberland County

The arts flourish in Fayetteville and Cumberland County and you have plenty of entertainment options to choose each day. Catch a show at one of our theaters  walk through one of our  art galleries , take in a performance from the  Fayetteville Symphony and or enjoy Fourth Friday – a monthly art crawl in downtown Fayetteville.  All this and so much more happens each week in Cumberland County!   The Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (FACVB) works hard to pull together a comprehensive and up-to-date calendar of events.  Read about many of the events here or head to the FACVB Calendar for all community happenings. 

 

Fayetteville’s Gospel Tradition

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In 1958, a Top 40-style radio station known as WIDU (“wee-do”) was born in Fayetteville. It later became the first black radio station in the city, and this year, WIDU 1600AM is celebrating 30 years of broadcasting gospel music. More than just a radio station, though, WIDU also produces an annual event that features nationally renowned recording artists, inspirational speakers, clergy members an… [...]

Lafayette’s Birthday Bash

lafayette celebration
If you have seen or even heard the buzz around Broadway’s popular musical Hamilton, you might already know a thing or two about “America’s Favorite Fighting Frenchman,” the Marquis de Lafayette. Fayetteville was the first U.S. city named for this French Revolutionary War hero, and it also holds the distinction of being the only namesake city Lafayette visited. When our fair townspeople welco… [...]

College Spaces with Friendly Faces

college
When I think of Fayetteville, I think of its friendly hometown charm and pride in its rich military history. However, as I’ve gotten older and been away at college, I have come to see this area in different ways, one of which is as a lively and thriving college town. Fayetteville is home to four college campuses and those campuses bring all kinds of people needing to find places to learn, study, and… [...]

End-of-Summer Countdown for the Family

family-friendly events
Just a few weeks remain before a new school year is upon us, but that doesn’t mean families can’t fit in more quality time and make last-minute memories together on a weekend trip. To assist in your planning, we are giving suggestions on how to spend a full three days in the greater Fayetteville area. Just pick a weekend, choose from 12 family-friendly events, and get ready to play hard in our backyard. Ou… [...]

5 Events to Celebrate Our Heroes

military celebrations
The Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (FACVB) is working with Cumberland County’s communities to give our Vietnam War veterans a big “welcome home” at Heroes Homecoming V—an annual multi-day celebration of our war heroes that culminates with Veterans Day. The residents here celebrate all the major military holidays in grand style, but they also don’t wait for those occa… [...]

The Sounds of Summer

music venues
Visitors to Cumberland County quickly learn where to go to hear their favorite singer on tour; however, the locals know that our music venues are not limited to coliseums, auditoriums, or even bars. In the greater Fayetteville area, you will find musicians regularly performing in places like a downtown park, an old movie theater, a botanical oasis, and a tobacconist lounge. Make plans to join us for a gre… [...]

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