Fall is almost here, which means it’s a great time to take advantage of some outdoor activities as the weather is getting cooler! Check out this great list of events coming up in our area!
On Saturday, September 22nd, take a leisurely two hour evening tour of the Cape Fear River. Learn about Fayetteville’s early importance as a colonial port city and trade center, explore many historic features along the river and enjoy the natural beauty of the river, flora, and animals. The tour meets at the parking lot at Campbellton Landing and departs at 7 p.m. The tour costs $20 and pre-registration is required. For more information about the tours call (910) 433-1457!
The 34th Annual International Folk Festival is just around the corner! The Festival highlights historic artistic customs and traditions of a culture while striving to foster an appreciation of multicultural diversity and preserving the historical and traditional art forms that infuse a culture with its specific identity. The parade on Hay Street will kick off the festival Saturday morning, September 29th followed by a day of festivities in Festival Park and Linear Park including live entertainment, authentic cuisine, children’s area and unique arts and crafts in celebration of Fayetteville’s rich heritage. Saturday night’s entertainment will be provided by the one and only Aaron Neville! Check out the website for a full list of activities and times!
Ten of Andy Cobb’s Unique and whimsical, large scale copper frog sculptures are currently on display at the Cape Fear Botanical Garden, as a part of their Ribbit! the Exhibit event. Visit the garden and see how many of the frogs you can find, hiding throughout the garden! Exhibit runs through November 30th.
See a Broadway classic right here in our hometown! Jesus Christ Superstar begins at the Cape Fear Regional Theatre on September 20th and runs through October 7th. Since its Broadway debut, this spectacular musical phenomenon has thrilled millions of theatergoers worldwide mesmerizing them with its passion, captivating them with its story and entrancing them with its anthemic title song. Artistic Director Tom Quaintance will stage a contemporary, political production of the classic rock opera by Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award Winners Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice. Tickets available through the Cape Fear Regional Theatre.
A visit to America’s hometown would not be complete without admiring and exploring the architectural treasures of the area. The story of the development of this historical area can be told through the structures built long ago, but still stand proudly today. As you follow this trail, you will encounter early structures built during the 1780s and many more from the 1800s and early 1900s. Check out our Historic Architecture Trail and witness all the amazing history we have to offer.
On Sunday, September 30th, the Crown Center presents Gordon Lightfoot live at the theater! Folk-rock legend Gordon Lightfoot has been called Canada's greatest songwriter. Lightfoot's albums have achieved gold and platinum status internationally and his songs have been performed by some of the world's most renowned performing artists, from Elvis Presley to Toby Keith. Show starts at 7:30 p.m.