Up & Coming Weekly

September 19, 2017

Up and Coming Weekly is a weekly publication in Fayetteville, NC and Fort Bragg, NC area offering local news, views, arts, entertainment and community event and business information.

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6 SEPTEMBER 20 - 26, 2017 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM CITY LIFE CITY LIFE Coolest Venue Downtown Festival Park The Corner of Ray Avenue and Rowan Street (910) 433-1547 or fcpr.us/parks-trails/parks/festival-park It's been a decade since Festival Park opened in Downtown Fayetteville. The park hosts the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival, Fayetteville After 5, food truck rodeos, 5Ks, the International Folk Festival, concerts, celebrations, bar- becue competitions and so much more. But Festival Park is more than a venue. It's more than green space in the middle of downtown. It's our backyard; it's where Fayetteville gathers to relax, to celebrate, to entertain and to be entertained. The 14-acre space is perfectly located in downtown. Its 40' x 66' mainstage accommodates the liveliest of performances. The promenade is perfect for an impromptu dance — and, indeed, many have happened here. The lush lawn has seen its fair share of beach blankets and lawn chairs, food trucks and artist's s, information tables and face-painting stands. This is where we celebrate causes and holidays, where we roll up our sleeves but also where we can let our hair down. It's where we make memories. It's where we make a difference. It's also where we can eat lunch every Wednesday during the spring and summer when the Food Trucks roll in to the park — another unique downtown Fayetteville feature. Best Thing to Show Out-of-Town Visitors/ Best Museum Airborne & Special Operations Museum 100 Bragg Blvd. (910) 643-2766 or www.asomf.org You can't visit down- town without noticing that ASOM is a place of impor- tance, honor and beauty. It is the only museum in the country dedicated to all Army airborne and spe- cial operations units. The ASOM tells the stories of America's heroes and pre- serves honors their memo- ries sacrifices. Sometimes this means showing movies and hosting book signings. Other times it means hosting events like 5Ks, National Airborne Day celebrations and ceremonies honoring different individuals and units. Every year, the museum sees thousands of visitors — from local schools, from volunteer veterans who share their stories with other visitors, from gold star family members, from those seeking to understand more about our military and from people all over the world. Admission is free, and donations are appreciated. Established in 2000, the ASOM honors the history of teamwork, sacrifice and victory in this community. ASOM has permanent and temporary exhibits, a parade field lined with monuments, a reflection garden, two simulator experi- ences and more, all providing education about and homage to the military his- tory of U.S. airborne and special operations soldiers from 1940 to the present. With Fort Bragg a stone's throw away, what better place to tell the airborne and special operations story than outside the gates of the post that is home to the 82nd Airborne Division and Joint Special Operations Command? Zorba's Would like to thank our customers, friends and employees for making us the 2919 Raeford Rd, Fayetteville 910.484.1010 3114 N. Main St., Hope Mills 910.424.3332 TWO LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU BEST! Advertising Grow Your Business For effective advertising, Call 910.484.6200 today! www.upandcomingweekly.com

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