Local Things to Do

About Fayetteville:

Welcome to Fayetteville North Carolina.

Few places in America have played such a formative role in our country's most defining moments as Fayetteville. From its original settlement in 1739 by Scottish immigrants through the deployment of troops to Afghanistan and Iraq today, it is here the very seeds of American freedom, democracy and patriotism were planted and continue to grow. Allow me to be your Fayetteville Guide and real estate professional. festivalparkjpg

 Fayetteville has a lot to do!

This town is a great combination of an all-American hometown and a strong military community, creating the perfect blend of culture and diversity.  This page will provide links to a number of things to do, places to shop and great places to eat in the Fayetteville area!

Things to do in Fayetteville, NC  

  • Cumberland County Crown Coliseum
  • The Crown Coliseum is a premiere venue in the eastern North Carolina offering entertainment that ranges from professional ice hockey, world class concerts, monster truck racing, and much mor
  • Airborne & Special Operations Museum
  • The Airborne & Special Operations Museum will provide a unique educational experience on United States history and basic core values through the preservation interpretation and recognition of U.S. Army airborne and special operations history, equipment, technology, legend, art and weaponry.

    Cameo Art House  The CAMEO Art House Theatre building was home to one of Fayetteville's first motion picture theatres.  The mixed-use rehabilitation of the CAMEO has been recognized by Preservation North Carolina and in our local media as the "Coolest Place Downtown," The "Best Movie Theater in Fayetteville," the "Best Place to take a Date," and in the program of the 2002 Sundance Film Festival Program.

    Cape Fear Botanical Garden
    From the sculpture-like starkness of the winter forest to the colorful masses of summer flowers, the Cape Fear Botanical Garden is beautiful year round. Located on 85 acres where Cross Creek meets the Cape Fear River, the CFBG features a large urban forest with nature trails, a natural amphitheater, steep ravines sheltering unusual plants, and a variety of terrain from open pine forest to lush riverbank.
  • Cape Fear Regional Theatre
  • Cape Fear Regional Theatre (CFRT) strives for professional, artistic quality through its intentions and aspirations. The Theatre is committed to presenting an annual series of plays, performances and special events that, in addition to entertaining, will enlighten, inspire, and educate performers and audiences.

  • Fascinate-U Children’s Museum
  • Fascinate-U is a place where children can explore their world the way they learn best-through creative role-playing, manipulation, and interaction with each other and the objects around them.

  • Fayetteville Museum of Art
  • The Fayetteville Museum of Art was founded in 1971 and the modern facility includes two galleries, classrooms, studio space, an Art Reference & Slide Lending Library, and a Museum Store. The Museum's 5.8 acre grounds and pond give the Fayetteville community a place to gather for relaxation.

  • Temple Theater
  • Temple continues its long tradition as a cultural center for Lee County and surrounding areas.

  • Fayetteville Dogwood Festival
  • Information about the annual Dogwood Festival held in late April in downtown Fayetteville. This event attracts well over 150,000 people and includes a beauty pageant, rock concerts, and hundreds of vendors offering food, arts, and crafts. This site also contains information about the Historical Haunting Hayride which runs in late October.

  • Fayetteville/Cumberland Parks and Recreation
  • Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks & Recreation homepage were you can explore available recreation centers, parks and trails. You will find maps to get to each of our recreation centers and many of our parks, as well as current information on programs and activities.

  • Raven Rock
  • Should the humdrum of the work week leave you with the urge to travel and explore, head to Raven Rock State Park. Adventure is just an hour's drive from the Research Triangle and only 45 minutes from the Fayetteville area.

  • Fayetteville YMCA
  • The Fayetteville/Hope Mills YMCA is committed to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all people in our community.

  • Fayetteville Fireantz
  • Fayetteville’s professional hockey team

  • Fayetteville Swampdogs
  • Fayetteville’s minor league baseball team

  • Fayetteville Guard

  • Places to Eat in Fayetteville, NC! Where to Shop in Fayetteville NC!
    The Vineyard Intimate Dining Bed Bath & Beyond
     Carrabba’s Italian Grill Hobby Lobby
    Sammios Restaurant Kohl’s Department Store
    Morgans Chophouse Macy’s Department Store
    Luigi’s Italian Restaurant and Bar  Sears
    Joe’s Crabshack Best Buy

    Hooters Restaurants

    JC Penney
    Pierros Italian Bistro Talbots
    Circa 1800 City Center Gallery & Books
    Hilltop House Restaurant Leon Sugars Men’s Shop
    Olive Garden Restaurant Marshalls
    Texas Roadhouse Restaurants Steinmart
    Lords Mill Restaurants Target
    Chili’s Cross Creek Mall
    On the Border Walmart
    Tripps HHGregg Appliances
    Rude Awakening Dick’s Sporting Goods
    316 Oyster Bar Tarheel Fish and Game
    Huske Hardware Belk
    Local Fayetteville Info and Links!
  • Cultural Arts Network
  • The Cultural Arts Network's mission is to foster collaborative efforts, enriching the cultural opportunities in the Fayetteville/Cumberland County community.

  • Greater Fayetteville, NC Community Events Calendar
  • The Fayetteville/Cumberland County Community Events Calendar contains a list of upcoming events in the area over the next 60 days.

  • Historic Evans Metropolitan AME Zion Church
  • Evans Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church parallels the history of the beginning of our great nation founded in 1796 by Henry Evans, a black freedom ordained preacher and a shoemaker. His body lies entombed beneath the chancel of the church built on the original site in 1893.
  • Discover Fayetteville
  • General information and links about the city of Fayetteville, NC

  • Fort Bragg
  • Fayetteville is the home of Fort Bragg, home of the Army’s airborne division and Special Operations Command.

  • Pope Air Force Base
  • Home of the 43rd Airlift Wing

  • Cumberland County Public Library 
  • Opened in 1986, the 80,000 square foot library facility provides a large public meeting room— the Pate Room which seats 225— as well as two conference rooms, a quiet study room, ample public parking, and 41 computer workstations for the public’s use, including a public computer training lab.

  • Cumberland County NC Official Site
  • For general information about Cumberland County

  • Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors' Bureau
  • Official homepage for Fayetteville tourism information

  • Fayetteville Observer
  • The Fayetteville Observer is North Carolina's oldest newspaper still being published. It traces its roots to the establishment of the Carolina Observer in 1816.

  • Up & Coming Weekly
  • Local area magazine that covers news, public view, arts, and entertainment

  • Cumberland County Courts
  • Homepage for the Cumberland County Courts system

  • City of Fayetteville
  • Homepage for the city of Fayetteville, NC that includes local news, events and services

  • Fayetteville Regional Airport 
  • Fayetteville Regional Airport serves a 12-county area in the Sand hills of southern North Carolina, along the I-95 corridor.