Summer is just around the corner, so the weather is heating up, as are activities and events. So, take a look at Things To Do In June In Fayetteville!
Distinct and Unique
June 17-18 / Festival Park
Celebrate the Juneteenth federal holiday by attending the second annual Juneteenth Jubilee at Festival Park! This year's 70s-themed celebration includes headliners The Fatback Band, Grammy Award-winning Rose Royce, and multiple Grammy Award and Soul Train Music Award-winning Motown Gospel recording artist Tye Tribbett.
Preparing for Lafayette: Foundations
June 10 / Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County
Preparing for Lafayette: Foundations is the first in a series of historical lectures and sewing workshops detailing 1800s undergarments during General Lafayette's return to North Carolina. Participants choose a pattern to work on and enjoy catered lunch with fellow enthusiasts during the workshop.
PRIDE at Gaston - June Drag Brunch
June 11 / Gaston Brewing Taproom
Sit for a tasty meal, lively entertainment, and a good cause at the Carolina Drag Brunch! A portion of the proceeds benefits Equality NC to fight against Anti-Drag and Anti-Trans legislation in N.C.
Comedy at the Cameo
June 23 / Cameo Art House Theatre
Give it up for the return of Comedy at the Cameo Art House Theatre with the Locals Comedy! Featured comedian RJ Jurgeson has opened for Andrew Dice Clay, Tommy Davidson, Pauly Shore, and many more! Headliner Mike Mello is a North Carolina native and NBC Standup competition semifinalist!
Red White and Slay Drag Show!
June 25 / The Church Entertainment Lounge
The Church Ladies are back with a bang with their Red White & Slay Drag Show! The talented Ariel Nicole Knight Addams. Shelita Bonet Hoyle, Paris Brooks Bonet, and Kirby Kolby will perform an early and late show! These ladies are here to SLAY!
June 10 / Crown Expo Center
Take a trip back in time to enjoy a scholastic book fair just like those back in elementary school! The ABC Fair will reintroduce you to the kind of arts, crafts, and books that made learning fun. The fair is for all ages, so bring the entire family!
Fantasia with special guest Joe
June 23 / Crown Colliseum
Billboard chart-topper, Grammy Award-winner, and NC native Fantasia Barrino-Taylor comes to the Crown Complex for one night of magical music! R&B singer Joe and DJ Shaun Nyce'll join her.
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
Comedy & Cocktails with Trish Smart and Nicki Fuchs
June 1 / The Church Entertainment Lounge
Come to watch Comedy and Cocktails for the Open Mic Night and stay for featured comedians Trish Smart and Nicki Fuchs.
Smart is an edgy comic that pushes the envelope of what women should be allowed to say out loud. Fuchs is smart, silly, and unafraid to speak her truths and tell ironic, bizarre stories from her stranger-than-fiction real-life experiences.
North Carolina Symphony Concert in Your Community: Classical Favorites
June 1 / Huff Concert Hall
Methodist University will host the North Carolina Symphony for one night of popular classical music. Conductor Joseph Peters will lead the performance, which will include music by Mozart, Copland, and more!
Symphony on Tap
June 9 / Gaston Brewing Company Taproom & Brewery Operations
Join us for our final installment of Symphony on Tap for the season! Symphony on Tap is a new series to engage our community through music and beer. Symphony on Tap events are sure to be lots of fun!
Mike MickXer Band LIVE
June 9 / Paddy’s Irish Public House
Spend the night rocking to reggae, rockabilly, R&B, country, Americana, and old-time rock & roll with lead singer Mike Davis and his band Mike MickXer at Paddy's Irish Pub!
LGBTQIA+ Book Club: The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
June 10 / Cliffdale Regional Library
Join the Rainbow Skies: LGBTQIA+ Book Club for this month's reading! The House in the Cerulean Sea is a love story about the profound experience of discovering an unlikely family in an unexpected place - and realizing that family is yours.
Cross Creek Pipes and Drums Musical Meet and Greet
June 17 / Paddy’s Irish Public House
Come be enchanted during a musical meet and greet with the Cross Creek Pipes and Drums musicians who play traditional Scottish and Irish music!
Bleach Art Gallery Exhibit
June 23 / Gallery 13
From paint to tattoo, epoxy, and even bleach, artist Carlos Tolentino’s mixed media art pieces are mind-blowingly beautiful. Visit Gallery 13's Bleach Art Exhibit today to see what Tolentino can do with a brush and bleach. The artwork will leave a permanent mark on your ART-loving heart!
[title of show] Musical
June 23-July 9 / Gilbert Theater
Sit in on [title of show], which follows Jeff and Hunter. The two writers try to help close friends enter a fast-approaching theatre festival. In 90 minutes, they write and perform their show at the festival and inevitably learn important lessons about themselves as people, friends, and artists.
Fayetteville Chutes vs. Lexington Flying PIgs and Brunswick Surfin Turfs
June 5-6 / J.P. Riddle Station
Come watch the Fayetteville Chutes as it fields local and national players for a summer collegiate team competing in The Old North State League. The 14-team league is known for its player-friendly aspects, top-notch stadiums, high-quality gear, and minimal double-headers.
Woodpeckers vs. Fireflies
June 13-18 / Segra Stadium
Enjoy professional baseball close to home this month as the Fayetteville Woodpeckers take on the Columbia Fireflies at downtown Segra Stadium. This Single-A affiliate team's latest homestand will feature Pride Night with a T-Shirt giveaway!
Carolina Gloves South Boxing Tournament 2023
June 18-19 / Freedom Courts Sportsplex
Watch and cheer as more than 300 boxers from across the U.S. are slated to compete at this year's annual Carolina Boxing Glove Tournament at Freedom Courts Sportsplex. Organized by North Carolina USA Boxing, it's open to all members of USA Boxing.
Fayetteville Mustangs vs. West Texas Warbirds
June 24 / Crown Coliseum
Get ready to root for your newest hometown professional sports team, the Fayetteville Mustangs, as they compete for a league championship in their inaugural season. This month's home game vs. the West Texas Warbirds is also Military Appreciation Night! Come out and support the home team!
RECREATION & OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
Dirtbag Ales Farmers Market
Open Daily / Dirtbag Ales
The Dirtbag Ales Brewery Farmer’s Market is a unique collaboration between Dirtbag Ales and local farmers/artisans, working together to showcase some of the best local produce and products the area offers. Bring your family, four-legged companion, and a healthy appetite for all things.
Family Fishing Workshop
June 2 / John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center
Calling all families! Fishing is a great way to bring people together to create lifelong memories. Our Family Fishing Workshop is designed to teach families with children the basic skills needed to go fishing. This workshop will help get everyone in the family on the path to creating an outdoor adventure and cherished fishing memories!
Summertime Family BINGO
June 10 / Hope Mills Branch Library
Take a break from social media and honey-do lists and celebrate the coming of summer with a fun hour of Summertime Family BINGO! All ages are welcome.
Family Art Night: Story Stones
June 29 / Cape Fear Botanical Garden
Come and enjoy Family Art Night: Story Stones art class, where each family creates a unique set of story stones. These smooth-painted stones are decorated with pictures of characters, objects, or symbols that can be used in a wide variety of storytelling games and activities. "Mocktails” and snacks will be provided. Adults ages 21+ are welcome to buy wine and beer in the Gift Shop. Preregistration here.