Discover downtown Fayetteville
Slowly, Fayetteville's downtown is turning into a dining and entertainment destination.
The opening of Festival Park four years ago added a whole new dimension. Today, the park at Ray Avenue and Rowan Street is home to events throughout the year, including the spring Dogwood Festival, Fourth of July and New Year's celebrations and the monthly summer Fayetteville After Five concert series.
Also once a month, the downtown comes alive with Fourth Friday. Artists and musicians fill the streets, and businesses keep their doors open for shoppers.
Mainstays such as the Cameo Art House Theatre, Cape Fear Studios and the Rude Awakening coffee house have built up strong followings. Relative newcomers like Louie's restaurant on Person Street are attracting first-time customers. Several restaurants have banded together to promote downtown as a night-life destination. You'll see lines filing out of Huske Hardware House any given Saturday night.
Add such diverse destinations as the Gilbert Theater, the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County and Fascinate-U Children's Museum, and you have a downtown on the upswing.