Things to Do in Fayetteville July/Augu 2016
07/01/2016 12:30PM ● Published by Jennifer Gonzalez
Fort Bragg’s 4th of July Celebration
3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Main Post Parade Field
Fort Bragg's 4th of July Celebration is held annually and is open to the general public. Activities include some of today's hottest musical acts, parachute free-fall demonstrations, the popular flag ceremony, fireworks, food and beverages. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early due to heavy traffic flow. For more information visit www.bragg.armymwr.com.
Eleni Mandell Concert
CAMEO ArtHouse Theatre
As part of the first Thursday live music concert series, CAMEO partners with The Rooster’s Wife to bring live music to CAMEO Art House Theatre downtown Fayetteville. Eleni Mandell, a “classic country” singer with elements of folk, jazz and standards will perform. Tickets are $12, $15 the day of the performance. Purchase tickets at CAMEO Art House Theatre at 225 Hay Street.
Fayetteville Rogue Rollergirls v. Cape Fear All-Stars
5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Come watch live roller-derby action as the Fayetteville Rogue Rollergirls battle it out against the Cape Fear All-Stars in an exciting home-team bout. The action is fast-paced, the hits are real and there's a ton of fun to be had at this family-friendly event! For more information visit www.capefearrollergirls.com.
“I Love the 90s” Concert
Fayetteville is going old school with "I Love the 90s." Vanilla Ice and Salt-N-Pepa are slated to headline the night. They will be joined on stage by some of your favorite 90s acts, including special guests Kid N Play, All 4 One, Coolio and Young MC. For more information visit www.crowncomplexnc.com.
African World Peace Festival & 5K Run
The second annual African World Peace Festival is returning to Downtown Fayetteville! Participants are invited to come experience cultural parades, drum and dance performers, arts and craft displays and enjoy African cuisine. There will be family-oriented activities and health and wellness screenings. A small ceremony will be held to honor American soldiers of African descent. The African World Peace Festival & 5K is a fundraiser for Loving Hands International. Register for the race at Active.com and search for “African World Peace.”
Fourth Friday “Classic Car Show”
6 p.m. to 10 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. Each month has a unique theme, with activities tailored to these themes. July's theme is "Classic Car Show."
Tommy Edwards Concert
CAMEO ArtHouse Theatre
As part of the first Thursday live music concert series, CAMEO partners with The Rooster’s Wife to bring live music to CAMEO Art House Theatre downtown Fayetteville. Tommy Edwards, who has lived in North Carolina almost his whole life will play some bluegrass. Tickets are $12, $15 the day of the performance. Purchase tickets at CAMEO Art House Theatre at 225 Hay Street.
Fayetteville SwampDogs vs. Wilmington Sharks
J.P. Riddle Stadium
Come out and see the Fayetteville SwampDogs play on their home turf! Food, fun and baseball—what more could you want? The SwampDogs team is a member of the Coastal Plains League. For tickets visit www.goswampdogs.com.
USCS East Coast Sprint Car Nationals
Fayetteville Motor Speedway
Enjoy all the racing action at the Speedway with the USCS East Coast Sprint Car Nationals: 600cc, Late Model, Modified, Super Street, Pure Stock, U-Car. Event Times: Pit gates open at 4 p.m. Grandstands open at 5 p.m. Hot laps begin at 7 p.m. For more information visit www.fayettevillemotorspeedway.com.
Scavenger Hunt Challenge
Lake Rim Park
Teams and individuals will compete for prizes by completing a scavenger search through Lake Rim Park. Call for more information. All ages welcome. For more information visit http://www.fcpr.us.
Cars & Coffee Meet
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Millstone Towne Centre
Come talk cars with other car enthusiasts while taking in the view of various rides and enjoying coffee and donuts from the local businesses. All makes and models are welcome. For more information visit Fayetteville’s Cars and Coffee Facebook page.
Movie Night Under the Stars
Smith Lake Recreation Area
Bring your blankets and chairs to enjoy a free screening of the movie Yogi Bear* "under the stars." This night of great family fun includes door-prize giveaways and concessions available for purchase. Gates open one hour before the show. This free event is open to the public. *Movie is subject to change. For more information visit www.bragg.armymwr.com.
Boz Scaggs in Concert
Legendary rocker Boz Scaggs will play the Crown Theatre on one special night. Fans who have followed Scaggs’ remarkable career, dating back to the late '60s with the Steve Miller Band, will instantly recognize Scaggs’ characteristically deft touch as a singer in his latest album, A Fool to Care. For more information visit www.crowncomplexnc.com.
9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Lake Rim Park
Have a little fun with archery as you test your skills shooting a variety of targets, playing archery games, and taking on archery challenges. Participants will also receive an introduction to field archery and 3-D archery. Register early, as space is limited. Ages 8+ welcome. For more information visit http://www.fcpr.us.
9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Lake Rim Park
It’s the perfect time of year for a lake tour! Try kayaking for the first time, or if you’re a seasoned paddler, you know this a great way to relax on the water. Equipment and instruction will be provided. Register early, as space is limited. Children ages 10+ are welcome with a participating adult. For more information visit http://www.fcpr.us.