Up & Coming Weekly

August 16, 2022

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM 14 UCW AUGUST 17 - 23, 2022 EVENT Fun awaits friends, families at Fayetteville's 4th Friday celebration by R. ELGIN ZEIBER Downtown Fayetteville will host its 4th Friday event Aug. 26 between 6 and 9 p.m. at Anderson Street, just off of Hay Street. "Anybody can find something they love on the 4th Friday," said Lauren Falls, Cool Springs Down- town District marketing director. e 4th Friday is being presented by the Cool Springs Downtown District. e .55 square-mile Cool Springs Downtown District is "Fayetteville's growing destination for art and entertainment." e 4th Friday is where Fayetteville "lines the streets with food carts, vendors, musicians, artists, performers and attractions," Falls said. Anderson Street will be where this month's fea- tured DJ, N.C.-based DJ Tommy Gee Mixx, will be holding down the tunes. "I'm an old head with new moves," according to Tommy Gee Mixx. "I spin whateva, wheneva." Being a street festival, there is no stage at a 4th Friday event. You can interact with musicians and artists selling their work up close, and you can in- teract with local downtown businesses, she added. ere will be a "food truck rodeo" at the Arts Council of Fayetteville parking lot, located at 301 Hay Street. "e Arts Council of Fayetteville [and] Cumberland County supports individual creativity, cultural preservation, economic development and lifelong learning through the arts," the Arts Council spokesperson said. e Arts Council of Fayetteville was founded in 1973 and has served as the link between artists, the arts and culture ever since. "In the year 2020-21, the Arts Council distrib- uted $1.1 million in grant funds and allocations to Cumberland County arts and culture nonprofit organizations, artists, and municipalities," accord- ing to the Arts Council of Fayetteville website. "Downtown Fayetteville has successfully re- versed its image with a multitude of downtown revitalization projects that began in the early [1990s] and continue today," according to VisitFay- etteville.com. Over the years, additions such as the Airborne and Special Operations Museum, N.C. Veterans Park, Fayetteville Area Transportation Museum, as well as Festival and Linear Parks, "have all contrib- uted to the changing face of the downtown area," VisitFayetteville.com says. e 4th Friday events are a way to celebrate downtown Fayetteville and its diversity. ese events are also the perfect way to welcome people to the city who might not otherwise venture downtown. e Cool Springs Downtown District hosts over 100 businesses and award-winning restaurants, na- tionally-renowned museums, a growing residential population, over $150 million in public and private investment over the course of two years and is be- ing considered for the region's newest performing arts center, a likely investment of over $40 million, according to the Cool Springs Downtown District's website. Typically, from March to October, the Cool Springs Downtown District hosts 4th Friday events to draw locals and visitors to the downtown area. If you're new to the area, or if you're considering making your way down to this 4th Friday festival, Aug. 26 between 6 and 9 p.m., bear in mind that by this point in the summer season, the evenings are generally warm but not overbearing. If you have questions, please check out Cool Springs Downtown District's website at VisitDown- townFayetteville.com. R. ELGIN ZEIBER, Contributing Writer. COMMENTS? Editor@upand- comingweekly.com. 910-484-6200 JOIN NOW! Equal Credit Opportunity Lender. Strength and Safety. Proud to be a 5-star credit union. C u st o m C a teri n g by T w o B r o t h ers Private Romantic Aordable Specializing In: Weddings, Corporate Events, Holiday Parties, Special Banquets & More! eVineNC.com or TwoBrothersCateringNC.com 806 Katie Street Fayetteville NC (O Owen Drive behind O-Reilly's) Custom Catering By:Two Brothers Call us to schedule your next event! Call 910-584-9892 Serving You Since 2004

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