Fort Bragg and Cumberland County Roll out the Red Carpet for our Nation’s Birthday

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Cumberland County, NC –  As home to the 82nd Airborne, the U.S. Army Special Forces and the U.S. Army Forces Command, it’s safe to say when the President calls 911, Fort Bragg answers.  The residents of the communities of Cumberland County call these heroes neighbor.  It’s no surprise that the community was recognized as one of the most patriotic in the U.S. by NewsMax Magazine.

While this patriotism is evident 365 days a year, the 4th of July is a special time in the Fort Bragg region. Celebrations large and small mark our nation’s birthday, most notably a massive celebration at Fort Bragg.  Below are all the celebrations throughout the week of July 4th .

July 1
The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra performs a free concert of patriotic and popular works to mark the Fourth of July. Fireworks being at 9:15, following the concert.  Learn More

July 3
Following an 7 p.m. game at J.P. Riddle Stadium, the Fayetteville Swampdogs will launch a Fireworks Extravaganza.  The fireworks show is free, but game admission requires a ticket.  Learn More 

The Fayetteville Woodpeckers first Independence Day Celebration means a massive fireworks display following the 7 p.m. game. Learn More.

July 4  
 At 7 a.m., the Firecracker 4 Miler offers an active way to celebrate the 4th of July. This four- mile course winds through the beautiful and historic parks and museums of downtown Fayetteville. A one-mile course is available. Kids, strollers and dogs are invited. Learn More.

Hope Mills marks the 4th of July with an Independence Day Parade at 10 a.m. and a Party in the Park from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.  The party includes entertainment, games, food, tournaments, vendors  and a fireworks show at dark.  Learn More.

Find another small-town celebration of Independence Day at Spring Lake’s 4th of July Festival. The fun starts at 3 p.m.  In past years, festivities have included a Kidz Zone, games, food trucks and vendors, live musical entertainment on stage, and a viewing of Fort Bragg's fireworks show.  Learn More.

Open to the general public,  Fort Bragg’s 50th Annual  July 4th Celebration starts at 3 p.m. on the Main Post Parade field.  Attendees are treated to a performance by 3 Doors Down,  the 82nd Airborne Division Rock Band, parachute free-fall demonstrations, a flag ceremony, fireworks, and food and beverages.  Learn More

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About the Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (FACVB) 

The FACVB is a private, not-for-profit organization responsible for positioning Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, sporting events and individual travel. For additional information, visit or call 1-888-98-HEROES.