Arts & Entertainment

Fayetteville Symphony

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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. 


A Cinematic Celebration

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Debuting this fall in Cumberland County is an exciting new festival that is attracting filmmakers and film fanatics—Indigo Moon Film Festival (IMFF). GroundSwell Pictures is bringing IMFF to life in Fayetteville’s arts and entertainment district as a part of its ongoing “mission of engaging and inspiring diverse communities” through various film-related endeavors. From October 7th to 9th, seve… [...]

America’s Hometown Happenings:
September 16 – 18

A visit to the greater Fayetteville area this weekend means a visit to either the fair or the farm. Cumberland County makes no secret of its agricultural pride, and finds every reason possible to celebrate the history of this area. The Cumberland County Fair offers just such a reason, but so do a couple of other treasured events. Kicking off the autumn season, the Gallberry Corn Maze and the Heritage Festiv… [...]

America’s Hometown Happenings:
September 2 – 4

Labor Day is not just another bank holiday in Cumberland County; it represents the chance to hang on to summer for one last weekend of entertainment and adventure. Visitors to the area should not miss out on two unique events happening on Saturday. In the morning, plan on heading to the Cumberland County Public Library’s Headquarters Branch, located in downtown Fayetteville, to join in their 10th… [...]

Geekdom Reigns at Fayetteville
Comic Con

Returning to the Crown Expo Center for the second year is a pop-culture event that celebrates the world of geekdom, Fayetteville Comic Con (FCC). This year’s con has been expanded to a full weekend, on October 15 and 16. What can newcomers and returning fans all expect at FCC this fall? Everything from The Walking Dead panels to a Power Rangers reunion. Besides the con’s jam-packed gaming alley, star-stud… [...]

America’s Hometown Happenings:
August 26 – 28

One of the best spots to be in the summer is Festival Park on “4th Friday,” when Fayetteville After Five kicks off. This free summer concert series, organized by the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival, is wrapping up on August 26. The entertainment lineup includes Brad Benson, Army Ground Forces Rock Band, Breathe New Life and FireHouse. Best of all, concert-goers no longer have to worry about w… [...]

It’s a Small World After All

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New visitors to the communities of Cumberland County quickly discover that restaurants in this area can take the guest on a virtual trip around the world. Trip Advisor lists 419 eateries in Fayetteville alone, and the top ten user-ranked recommendations include Cuban, Mediterranean, and West African cuisine. The dining options are reflective of the ethnically diverse population in this military-d… [...] is owned by the
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