First Thursday Fayetteville to host 4th of July event


The First Thursday of the month happens to fall on Independence day this month, but that isn’t going to stop the fun on the Fayetteville square.

First Thursday Fayetteville will continue with an ‘IndepenDANCE’ theme this month, with live music by DJ Shortfuze, a dog costume contest, a ‘space parade,’ and more fun, family-friendly activities on Thursday, July 4 on the downtown square.

Fenix Fayetteville gallery will be open with a reception for their “Our Universe” show, featuring installations by Ed Pennebaker, Aimée Papazian and Craig Colorusso in the small gallery, as well as new work by several Fenix Fayetteville artists.

There will be a “space parade,” according to the Fenix Fayetteville page, “led by a costumed alien and astronaut and lit by custom star lanterns.” The parade will begin at the gallery at 8:15 p.m.

There will be a patriotic canine costume contest on the main stage beginning at 6:45 p.m. To enter, meet on the plaza at 6:30 p.m. for a photo. There is no fee to enter.

The bar this month will serve PBR Tallboys, Sangria, and Margaritas for $4 each.

The fun starts at around 5:00 p.m., and runs until around 8:30 p.m. It’s free to attend, and open to the public.

For more information, check out the Facebook event.