¡Hurra por Cinco de Mayo!

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If you’ve followed my blog for very long, you’ve probably picked up on the fact that I’m from Texas and that I take two food groups seriously: barbecue and tacos. There’s a holiday approaching that Texans go crazy for, and that’s Cinco de Mayo (5th of May). This day is really nothing more than an excuse for us to drink margaritas and eat Mexican food, but I’m just fine with that. For the last coup… [...]

Soak Up the Arts in April!

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April is the month to visit the greater Fayetteville area. For starters, the natural beauty of the Sandhills’ region is on full display here. Then there's our blooming arts scene, specifically the performing arts. This month we’ll be enjoying the sounds of jazz in the park, relishing a Jane Austen classic on stage, celebrating National Poetry Month at a festival and watching dance teams show off the… [...]

21 Ideas for How to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

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If you've never celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in the greater Fayetteville area, then you’ve been missing out! With the holiday falling on a Saturday, it’s no surprise we have even more events planned this year. We're getting into brewery mischief, good eats, outdoor adventures and much more. I'm sharing 21 ideas for how to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the communities of Cumberland County. Get… [...]

25 Runs/Walks to Tackle This Spring

The greater Fayetteville area has rightfully earned the reputation of being a runner's destination. As it's home to thousands of military members, veterans and retirees from Fort Bragg, our locals naturally take fitness to a whole new level. Spring marks the season when you'll find a different run/walk every single weekend in the communities of Cumberland County. Visitors come from all over to tackle… [...]

Find Your Family Tradition in Cumberland County

Each holiday season I try to plan a new outing for my family that will hopefully become a lasting tradition. Last year, we experienced the grandeur of Holiday Lights in the Garden. Year before that, we joined the downtown revelry at A Dickens Holiday and took in the classic It’s a Wonderful Life on stage. As this season quickly approaches, I’m noticing how many festivities are planned not just in Faye… [...]

Light Up Your 4th in Fayetteville!

4th of July Fayetteville
Start making plans now to join the residents of “America’s Hometown” for this five-day countdown to Independence Day. Other communities may brag about their patriotic celebrations, but those folks have never spent the holiday around a proud military community like Fort Bragg. Cumberland County goes all out in celebrating our nation’s freedom with our military residents, and this year is no… [...]

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