America’s Hometown Happenings: March 3 – 5

March 2, 2017

Dr. Seuss Spring Lake NCToday, March 2nd, marks what would have been the 113th birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. This beloved author’s birthday has also become a reason to celebrate “Read Across America Day.” Cumberland County is joining the nationwide celebration over the weekend in a couple of big ways: a parade and family day in Spring Lake and a downtown celebration in Fayetteville. Oh, the places you’ll go in Cumberland County!

Dr. Seuss Parade & Family Fun Day, Main Street, Town of Spring Lake – Saturday, March 4
Find the perfect spot on Main Street to watch this colorful parade make its way through town. Anticipation has been building for the inaugural event, and over 40 units are expected to participate. The parade’s Grand Marshal is none other than North Carolina’s own First Lady, Kristin Cooper. Of course, Cat in the Hat is the honored guest, but the kids will also delight in seeing other famous characters, like Dora the Explorer and Sponge Bob. The entertainment will continue after the parade’s conclusion with a Family Fun Day at the Spring Lake Recreation Center. Get ready to take photos with characters, eat some good grub, and join in all the games.

Dr. Seuss Fayetteville NCDr. Seuss Celebration of Read Across America
, Downtown, City of Fayetteville – Saturday, March 4
Take the family downtown for a big celebration of literacy and Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Many merchants and attractions will be hosting special activities. At the Fayetteville Police Department, kids will be given the chance to meet Cat in the Hat and receive a free book. City Center Gallery & Books will have fun props and frames set up for a “Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat Photo Op.” Fascinate-U Children’s Museum is hosting their own Dr. Seuss Day with a story time and art project (registration required). Where you go from there is up to you, but consider making one of those stops The Sweet Palette for face-painting and a free mini-treat for the kids.

The Town of Spring Lake has so much to offer its visitors this spring; we shared three of our favorite things to do there in this week’s featured blog, “Celebrate Spring in the Town of Spring Lake.” Many other events geared toward kids are taking place around Cumberland County this weekend, and details on those may be found on the Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Calendar of Events.

Dr. Seuss Parade Spring Lake NC

Dr. Seuss Parade Route

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