Events Around Post and the State
4TH Friday Holistic Health Expo:
Every 4th Friday Prima Elements will present vendors, guest speakers, demonstrations, and mini workshops centered around facilitating good health through natural intervention. This 4th Friday’s June 29th will be on learning holistic ways to help reduce inflammation. 5:00-9:00 p.m. at Prima Elements Holistic Wellness Center.
Fayetteville Swamp Dogs vs. Holly Springs Salamanders:
Come out and see the Fayetteville SwampDogs, a member of the Coastal Plain League, play on their home turf this Friday, June 29! Each game features a different theme and provides fans with tons of family-friendly fun and tasty food options. Game time is 7:00 p.m., Tickets are $7-9.
Tiara and Bow Ties:
Tiara and Bowties Daddy-Daughter Mother-Son date night. Its going to be a FUN Memory Making Event. Come Experience Daddy-Daughter Karaoke, Hula Hoop Contest, Old School New School dance off. Ticket includes Buffet and Free Selfie Photo Booth. Make their day purchase your tickets today. June 30, 7:30pm - 10:30pm.
Cardboard Boat Race & Demolition Derby:
Saturday, June 30, is day one of the 2018 Hope Mills Lake Celebration, which kicks off with the first annual Cardboard Boat Race & Demolition Derby! Registration begins at 11:00 a.m., and judging begins at noon, with the race starting immediately afterward. Price: free.
A Star-Spangled Kind of Day:
Get ready for a day full of Liberty, Justice, and Fun for all! Dress in your best red, white, and blue and celebrate Independence Day at Cape Fear Botanical Garden on Sunday, July 1, from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Open Road will play your favorite Classic Rock cover tunes, food trucks will be on site, and our cash bar will be open for beer and wine. Enjoy bounce houses, lawn games, crafts, and more for a Star-Spangled Kind of Day.
Presented by the City of Fayetteville, the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra will perform in Festival Park in celebration of Independence Day. The concert will include patriotic and popular works to celebrate our Independence Day, complete with fireworks at the end. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on. Gates open at 6:00 p.m.; Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Free Admission.
Fayetteville “Over There” - Centennial of World War I:
The Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Musuem is opening its newest exhibit, Fayetteville “Over There” - Centennial of World War I. This area’s organizations, businesses, institutions, families, and individual men, women, and children rose to the occasion when our nation entered WWI. With a focus on both military service and efforts on the home-front, this exhibit commemorates the centennial of the US in the Great War. This exhibit will run through 2018. Museum hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Free Admission.
Brains & Brews Weekly Trivia:
Join us every Wednesday at 7pm for Brains & Brews trivia with That Trivia Guy! We have $2 half pints all night, so it’s the perfect time to try our homegrown craft beer selections. Trivia topics are general, but once a month we will have a special theme night, so be sure to follow us on social media to find out the feature of our trivia theme night. Wed June 27.
Murchison Road Community Farmers Market:
Fresh vegetables, fruit, honey, and herbs are sold at this weekly market, located across from the Fayetteville State University campus. Open rain or shine. Last market day of this season is October 24, 2018. Note: The only Wednesday the market will not be open this season is July 4, 2018.
City Market at the Museum:
The City Market at the Museum is a farmers’ and crafters’ market in the heart of Downtown Fayetteville. The market is operated by the Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum, and meets on the museum grounds every Saturday morning. Locally grown vegetables, fruits, eggs, honey, and other farm produce are offered for sale. These seasonal offerings—along with plants, flowers, coffee, pottery, tea, soap, candles, jewelry, knitted goods, and other handcrafted products—may be purchased. The main market runs from April through December, 9: 00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Interested in seeing where Dirtbag Ales’ beer gets made? Join the Head Brewer every Sunday from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. for an informative tour of the brewery. No reservation required.
Dirtbag Ales Farmers Market:
Dirtbag Ales Farmers Market is a gathering place where local producers can connect with the community and share their passions. Market-goers will enjoy shopping for locally grown produce, baked goods, hand-crafted items, artwork, and much more. Along with the brewery’s selection of craft beers, a kids’ playground, a dog park, and food trucks will also keep everyone in the family entertained. Every Sunday from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The last day of market season will be October 29, 2018.
Art & Jazz at Hope Mills:
The Town of Hope Mills is planning Art & Jazz at Hope Mills Lake as part of
a week-long series of events celebrating the reopening of the Lake. On Monday, July 2, from 6-9 p.m., the following events are planned: live jazz from the gazebo; drawing & painting experience for children, youth, and adults; arts & crafts vendors.
Fayetteville Swampdogs vs. Asheboro Copperheads:
Come out and see the Fayetteville SwampDogs, a member of the Coastal Plain League, play on their home turf on Tuesday, July 3! Each game features a different theme and provides fans with tons of family-friendly fun and tasty food options. Game time is 7:00 p.m., Tickets are $7-9.
Benson’S July 4th Celebration:
2018 will mark the 18th annual July 4th Celebration in Benson! Opening
ceremonies begin at 5:30 p.m. with Mayor’s welcome, flag-raising, National Anthem, etc. A concert featuring Spear Change will begin at 6:00 p.m. The night finishes with a great fireworks display beginning at 9:15 p.m.
Fort Bragg’s 4th of July Celebration:
Come out to Fort Bragg and experience one of the most spectacular 4th of July shows in the region. The festivities include some of today’s hottest musical acts, parachute free-fall demonstrations, the popular flag ceremony, fireworks, and food and beverages. There will be a mix of country and rock ‘n’ roll at this year’s celebration, with country artist Trace Adkins headlining the concert. The event is open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early due to heavy traffic flow.
Pumps & Pearls Women’s Empowerment:
Pumps & Pearls Women’s Empowerment will take place at 10:00a.m. on Saturday, July 7,at Cliffdale Christian Center (6427 Cliffdale Road, Fayetteville, NC 28314). Ladies, you do not want to miss this experience of empowerment through the Word of God, fellowship, food, fun, giveaways, praise & worship, spoken word, and vendors! The registration fee is $10.00. T-shirts are available for $12.00. Everyone is encouraged to carry out the theme by wearing pumps & pearls!
Mia Jackson As Seen on Oxygen, TLC, & Last Comic Standing, with Viet Hunyh:
Dinner menu & full liquor bar available. There is a 2 item minimum purchase in the showroom. Must arrive 45 minutes prior to showtime for seating. After 5 p.m. the day of the show, tickets are only available at the door. Showtimes are 6:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. at the Doghouse Fayetteville.
Fort Bragg Career Fair:
Hire G.I. is excited to announce it will be hosting it’s Ft. Bragg Career Fair
on July 12 at the Ft. Bragg Conference Center. We love helping our veterans & spouses find employment and assist transiting service members with networking opportunities. Free Admission. Open to a ll branches of active duty service, reservists, veterans, family members, and DoD employees. 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
3rd Annual Royal Affair: A Daddy & Daughter Night:
Celebrate the love between a Dad and a Daughter and let your princess and her Dad enjoy a special night together in the Ballroom of Skyview on Hay St. From 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. there will be games, activities, a DJ, snacks, face painting, and photograph packages available. Included in the ticket price is horse drawn carriage ride through downtown.
4th Annual African World Peace Festival:
On Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, July 15, the African World Peace Festival is returning to Downtown Fayetteville for the fourth year to bring together the community for peace and nonviolent social change, using music and social events. The public is invited to come experience a cultural parade, 5K run, local and regional bands, cultural dancers, DJ’s, arts and crafts displays, and African cuisine, as well as family-oriented activities and education. Free admission.
Military Intelligence Corps Knowlton Ball:
Celebrate with an evening of dining, dancing, and entertainment at Fort Bragg’s Iron Mike Conference & Catering Center on July 20 from 5:00 - 11:00 p.m. The event provides an occasion for all Officers, Warrant Officers, Noncommissioned Officers, Soldiers, DA Civilians, and their guest to gather together in an atmosphere of camaraderie and good fellowship to celebrate the unique bond and cohesion between Military Intelligence professionals across the Fort Bragg community. Prices for ball are: $40 (E6 & Below and their guests), $50 (ALL OTHERS). There will be a cocktail hour with live music, the 82nd Brass Quintet, DJ, and dancing. The Iron Mike ConFerence & Catering Center is located at 2658 Reilly Road.
C&E Gun & Knife Show:
The Gun & Knife show on July 28-29 offers a variety of vendors and the chance to do a little shopping for yourself or to find a gift for a special person. Paid admission on Saturday is good for free admission on Sunday. Admission is $9, Children under 12 free with paying adult. Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.