I received this in my email from my hubby’s old unit with a list of fun things to do this weekend. Enjoy!


Kids Fest
Take advantage of this spring activity by attending this Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation-sponsored event on Sat., May 5 from 10 am-2 pm in Festival Park. This free event will offer arts and crafts,
games and inflatable attractions. Several community agencies are expected to be on hand with family-based information and goodies. For more information, call 433-1547.

Cross Creek Mall will undergo a multi-million dollar renovation that gets underway in June. Plans and renderings will be unveiled during a press conference May 3 at 10 am in the Food Court. The public is welcome to attend.

Tuesday May 1, 2012 – Thursday May 31, 2012 | Fayetteville, NC
Event Driven 31 Day Salute is a month-long celebration of performances, ceremonies, exhibits and activities where we invite the world to do what we do every day – show our enthusiastic appreciation, respect and support for those who serve and have served in our armed forces. Put on by the entire community, 31 Day Salute is for anyone who wants to experience our military heritage and honor our brethren in the services – past
and present.

Tuesday May 1, 2012 – Thursday May 31, 2012 | 12:00 AM | Transportation Museum
In commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812, we will open “Fayetteville and Cumberland County in the War of 1812” on May 1. This exhibit will highlight the military, political, and social history of the era.
National events such as the inspiration for our National Anthem, the burning of the White House, and Battle of New Orleans will set the stage for events affecting North Carolina. Learn about the state’s defense measures and the British invasion along our coast. Explore the weapons and tactics of Napoleonic warfare and gain a greater understanding of the war’s impact on the home front in Fayetteville and the surrounding area.

Saturday May 5, 2012 | Cambelton Landing 12:00 PM
15,000 to 20,000 rubber ducks will race down the Cape Fear River to support Fayetteville Urban Ministry and several other local non-profits. It is an event full of food, vendors, live entertainment, and excitement for all. We want YOU to be part of our event! Patrons adopt a duck for $5 through the Duck Derby website. Each adoption has a registration number that is tagged on a duck. On race day, the ducks will race down the Cape Fear River. The owner of the first duck to cross the finish line wins the grand prize! The following four ducks will also also receive prizes.

Wednesday May 9, 2012 | 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Fayetteville Area Transportation & Local History Museum
At the Fayetteville Farmers Market, you’ll find fresh vegetables, fruits, berries, eggs, cut flowers, herbs, honey, crafts and more. So grab your family, friends or pets and come get some fresh local food!

Tuesday May 8, 2012 | Cape Fear Botanical Garden
10:30 AM and 11:30 AM “Garden Gnomes and Fairies – dress up as you like for this story and craft time for Little Bloomers (ages 2-6), siblings are welcome. FREE activity in partnership with Cumberland County Library. Limit of fifteen (15) children per session. Call (910) 486-0221 x 27 to reserve your child’s spot for either the 10:30 am or 11:30 am session. Reservation is required PRIOR to attendance. http://www.capefearbg.org

Friday May 11, 2012 | Cape Fear Botanical Garden 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Start spring weekends with a Friday concert from 6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m. We’ve lined up four of bands featuring a variety of music! Enjoy the ambience of an intimate outdoor natural setting as music fills the evening sky. Bring your blanket or lawn chairs. Food and beverage available for purchase from the Cafe Cart (outside food is not permitted in the Garden). Free admission for Garden members.

May 11: Coconut Groove Band – Tropical and Classic Rock
May 25: Stanley Baird Group – Funk-infused Jazz
June 8: Old Habit – Bluegrass and Country
June 22: The Casablanca Orchestra – an eight piece Big Band



South Post Commissary Case Lot sale May 3-5!


Thursday April 26, 2012 – Sunday May 13, 2012 | Fort Bragg Fair Grounds Time Varies By Day
The Fort Bragg Fair is an annual event that takes place every spring. It is open to the public and accessible from Bragg Boulevard via Howell Street. Unlimited carnival rides and live entertainment are included in one, low
admission price. Gates open at 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and at 1 p.m. on Saturday & Sunday. Parking is free. Open to the general public with easy access off Bragg Blvd.



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Krystel is the mom of two and an Army Wife. In addition to Army Wife 101 she is the Co-Founder of SoFluential.com a digital media agency that connects brands with the military market. She has appeared on MSNBC ,FOX LA and formerly was a weekly contributor to HLN's "Raising America". She has written for various outlets including Sheknows and Lifetime and is a big fan of cupcakes and french fries.

2 Comments on NC Family Happenings: Family Events This Week In Fort Bragg/Fayetteville NC

  1. Hi Army Wife 101:
    Thanks for sharing this with your audience.! If you are interested, we can supply you with a monthly calendar – that you can use as you see fit.. If you’d like that information on a regular basis, shoot me an email.

    Thanks again!

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