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Field of Honor

Airborne and Special Operations Museum (ASOM) - Parade Grounds
Field Open All Day

The Fayetteville Downtown Alliance’s Field of Honor event is a way for the community to honor and memorialize the military members that are such an important part of this community. Hundreds of American flags fly on the Parade Grounds of the Airborne and Special Operations Museum in Downtown Fayetteville every year, and the public is invited to visit the field and pay their respects. It celebrates the veteran, regardless of time served, branch of military, or war-time service. This specific Field of Honor is one of the longest running Fields of Honor in the United States.


The Field of Honor Dedication Ceremony will be held at the ASOM at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 20, and the field will then remain open to the public through June 30, 2017.

Event Admission: Free

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Fourth Friday

Downtown Fayetteville
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Fourth Friday is a true downtown celebration of the arts. Exhibitors and artists of all types come together to bring the best of Fayetteville to folks of all ages, giving locals and tourists a taste of this city’s art and entertainment while encouraging them to enjoy the small galleries, bookstores, bistros and unique shops downtown. From March through November, every month has a unique theme, with activities tailored to these themes.

Event Admission: Free

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Saint John's Episcopal Church Exhibition

Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum
Museum Hours in Description

Established in 1817, Saint John’s Episcopal Church has made significant impacts on the Fayetteville community over the past 200 years. In partnership with Saint John’s, "Saint John's Episcopal Church - The First 100 Years" exhibit explores the rich history of the church’s first 100 years. The exhibit examines the unique architecture, symbolism, and stained glass windows in the church, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Most importantly, the exhibit addresses the impact the church has made beyond its congregation. All ages welcome.


Museum Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Event Admission: Free

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Public Works 2017

Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County
Gallery Hours in Description

This popular exhibition allows area artists -- of all ages and skill levels, working in any art form or style -- to have their original artwork displayed. The show opens during downtown Fayetteville's "4th Friday" program, on May 26, and attendees are invited to vote for "People's Choice" from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The exhibit will remain on display through July 22, 2017.


Gallery Hours: Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; Saturday, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Event Admission: Free

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National 2-D Competition & Exhibit

Cape Fear Studios
Studio Hours in Description

Now in its ninth year, this annual juried competition draws 2-D artists from throughout the United States. An opening reception will be held at the studio during downtown Fayetteville's "4th Friday" program, on June 23, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.


Studio Hours: Monday - Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Event Admission: Free

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The First Gulf War: The War to Free Kuwait Exhibit

Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex
Museum Hours in Description

The First Gulf War: The War to Free Kuwait is a new exhibit that has been traveling across the state and will settle at the Museum of the Cape Fear for three months. The exhibit features eight informational panels, filled with photographs, recounting the conflict that began when dictator Saddam Hussein attacked Kuwait. On the panels, visitors will see highlights from Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, weapons of the Gulf War, and the liberation of Kuwait. The government of the State of Kuwait funded the exhibit to honor the 75,000 men and women, and their units, stationed in North Carolina, who served and sacrificed to liberate Kuwait.


Museum Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Event Admission: Free

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Soni Martin Exhibition

Ellington-White Contemporary Art Gallery
Gallery Hours in Description

Enjoy this exhibition of new and exciting contemporary works from artist Soni Martin, Professor of Visual Arts at Fayetteville State University. The exhibit will remain on display through July 29, 2017.


Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Event Admission: Free

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Fourth Friday at the Children's Museum

Fascinate-U Children's Museum
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

As part of downtown Fayetteville's "4th Friday" program, a monthly celebration of arts and culture, families and their children enjoy free admission to the Fascinate-U Children's Museum. Children may also participate in a different craft project each month. Contact the museum for more information.

Event Admission: Free

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Racing at Fayetteville Motor Speedway

Fayetteville Motor Speedway
Event Times Vary

Enjoy watching all the racing action on the 1/2-mile clay track at Fayetteville Motor Speedway during the 2017 season. From March through November, the Speedway is hosting a variety of races in different divisions, to include Late Model, Modified, Super Street, SportMod, Pure Stock, U-Car, and more. Event times vary from race to race. Refer to the event website for the complete season schedule and details.

Event Admission: $10 - $35 (Prices May Vary)

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Fourth Friday at the Market House Museum

The Market House
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

The Market House, which is Cumberland County’s only National Historic Landmark, is open to the public on 4th Fridays. While visiting, explore the permanent exhibit A View from the Square: A History of Downtown Fayetteville. In addition, view a different local history exhibit each month (refer to event website for this information). All ages welcome.

Event Admission: Free

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Before They Were Airborne: The 82d Division in World War I Exhibit

Airborne and Special Operations Museum (ASOM)
Museum Hours in Description

A very special exhibit is now on display in the Airborne & Special Operations Museum’s temporary exhibit hall. Before They Were Airborne: The 82d Division in World War I is a unique look at the history of the 82d on the division’s 100th anniversary. For more information on the exhibit, visit the event website. The exhibit will remain on display through July 31, 2017.


Museum Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; closed federal holidays, but open for Memorial Day, Independence Day and Veterans Day.

Event Admission: Free

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