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. 


Go Geek for Fayetteville ComicCon

Fayetteville ComicCon (FCC) claims, "If it's geek, we got it," and this is the best description of what pop culture fans encounter at the annual event. As it's grown over its three years, FCC continues to attract big-name stars and and legends from the pop culture world. Whether you're a 4-year-old fan of Power Rangers or a 40-year-old fan of The Walking Dead, the con gives everyone permission to "go geek.… [...]

Calling All Film Fanatics & Arts Lovers!

October holds the promise of not just autumnal festivities and cooler weather, but also a number of enriching cultural arts events in the greater Fayetteville area. One of the more recent festivals to debut here was the Indigo Moon Film Festival (IMFF), in 2016. This year, we're anticipating the three-day fest will once again draw film fanatics and arts lovers to downtown for a beautiful celebration of t… [...]

Fayetteville’s Gospel Tradition

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 and com… [...]

Lafayette’s Birthday Bash

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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 welcomed this h… [...]

College Spaces with Friendly Faces

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 connec… [...]

End-of-Summer Countdown for the Family

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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. Outdoo… [...] is owned by the
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