Fayetteville is a city of hometown spirit—full of history and heroes. Watch the county come alive this spring at rose parks, river trails, prayer walks, art exhibits and baseball games. Here are 27 ways to kick off your spring in Fayetteville, NC and the Fort Bragg area.
#1. Connect with your creative side and visit an art gallery—Gallery Goes Pop: Warhol is at Methodist university through April 12th.
#2. The J. Bayard Clark Park and Nature Center has a nature story time on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Great for kids aged six and under.
#3. Check out an artsy flick at the Cameo Art House Theater downtown.
#4. Join the Lake Gaston Brewing run club, recurring weekly on Wednesdays.
#5. Visit a museum to learn about the history of Fayetteville. Check out our blog post here for suggestions.
#6. Take a chance on yoga in the garden—put on by the Cape Fear Botanical Garden and the YMCA of Sandhills.
#7. Walk a While In Her Shoes will be downtown on March 22nd. This walk is to support more than 600 survivors of sexual violence each year. Ticket purchases are required to walk.
#8. Take a walking tour of Fayetteville. See their Facebook here.
#9. Go to a baseball game at the new Woodpeckers stadium—first game is this April!
#10. “Picturing America’s Pastime Exhibition” will be at the Arts Center downtown from March 22nd through May 11th. The exhibition will focus on the history of the sport of baseball, including Fayetteville’s own history that led to our new minor league team.
#11. Take a historic carriage tour of Olde Fayetteville on March 23rd. Offered monthly through November!
#12. Sign up and train for the All American Marathon, Mike to Mike Half Marathon, or All American 5k on March 24th.
#13. Take a walk along the Cape Fear River Trail. Take the fur friend and get out in the fresh air.
#14. Spend a Saturday morning at the City Market at the Museum. This local farmers’ and crafters’ market takes place at the Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum.
#15. Check out the Fayetteville Rose Garden, sure to be in bloom this spring. Best times are from April through winter’s first frost.
#16. For more flowers and beautiful spring nature, take a trip to the Cape Fear Botanical Garden.
#17. Hit up Baseball and Fayetteville Trivia at the Bright Light Brewing Company on April 4th.
#18. Take part in the Walk to End Lupus on April 6th.
#19. Check out the All American Tattoo Convention at the Crown Expo Center on April 12th through April 14th.
#20. Head out to Spring Lake’s Spring Fling on April 13th, street festival style. They will have live music, food trucks, brews, a car show, art, bounce houses, games, vendors, rides, and more!
#21. Check out the AsOne Prayer Walk on April 13th in Festival Park.
#22. Have a one of a kind experience at the Fayetteville Roller Derby home game on April 13th at the Crown Arena.
#23. Spend a day at the Westover Recreation Center. They have a gym, pool, picnic shelters, programs, walking groups, classes and more!
#24. Explore the North Carolina Veterans Park, dedicated to honoring military veterans.
#25. Visit Gillis Hills Farms for fresh produce, fresh ice cream, and a cool walking tour of this farm that has been around since the 1700s.
#26. Get adventurous and make plans to experience Zipquest Waterfall and Treetop Adventure.
#27. On a rainy day, go indoor rock climbing at The Climbing Place.
Wishing you all the best as winter turns to spring and the world comes alive. Watch out for pollen and stock up on claritin and tissues—you have been warned.
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