Fayetteville Events

Local Celebrations With Southern Charm

Party like a local at these Fayetteville events. Visit the Fourth Friday festival to taste local restaurants and browse mom-and-pop shops. Hear the area’s musicians at the International Folk Festival, or celebrate the city’s unique culture at the Dogwood Festival.

Fourth Friday Monthly Event

Every fourth Friday of the month, Downtown Fayetteville puts on a celebration of the city’s arts, shops, and culture. Visit the galleries in the Arts Council, Cape Fear Studios, and the Ellington-White Gallery, free of charge. Each month has a different theme, with new activities.

International Folk Festival

In late September, Downtown Fayetteville gets filled with Ukrainian accordion music, Japanese craft making, Native American tribal dancing, and music from all across the globe. For nearly 40 years, the International Folk Festival has celebrated Fayetteville’s multicultural heritage with three days of authentic food, art, and music. The festival begins with the Parade of Nations, a lively march down Hay Street to Festival Park, the location of the fest.

Fayetteville Dogwood Festival

Every 4th weekend in April, Fayetteville, “The City of Dogwoods,” puts one of the top events in the state. The Dogwood Festival celebrates the city with three days of concerts, a street fair, food vendors, and attractions for kids. The festival’s motto is “Something For Everyone,” and it acts as an umbrella for local events like the YMCA Dogwood Festival 10k, The Recycled Art Show, and the Crimestopper’s BBQ.