Dogwood Festival 2022: Fayetteville hosts popular music event after 2-year hiatus

FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina (WTVD) — The Fayetteville Dogwood Festival is back, April 21-24, with live entertainment, food, community classics and activities the whole family will enjoy.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Dogwood Festival and ABC11 is proud to be a sponsor of the event. The festival returns after a two-year hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Discover this year’s program.



  • The festival officially starts! Enjoy carnival rides, food from local vendors, and evening concerts featuring rock bands Hoobastank and Marcy Playground. The Midway opens at 5 p.m. Concerts start at 8 p.m.


  • The street fair begins! Check out the array of arts and crafts vendors, Kids’ Zone, BMX Bike Show, and more. The day starts at 10 a.m. and ends with country music artists Dillon Carmichael, Kameron Marlowe and Tyler Farr.


  • The festival continues with the addition of a car, motorcycle and truck show. The fun ends with the evening’s concert featuring The Purple Madness – A Tribute to Prince.

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Raleigh’s Brewgaloo Festival made its return to downtown Raleigh on Friday.

The event includes 110 craft breweries from across the state and will host food trucks, vendors and live bands.

The block party and sampler event took place on Friday evening.

“For us, it’s the official kickoff of spring,” said Jennifer Martin of Shop Local Raleigh. “It’s just before graduation, before Mother’s Day, the weather is turning, and it’s the perfect time for people to get out and celebrate that winter is over but also, more importantly, that we’ve overcome this big hurdle.”

If you want to taste beer, you have to spend money.

Xavier Trimmingham, who lives in southeast Raleigh, attended the festival with his wife and 7-month-old son, Eli.

“I love seeing the rallies come back together, the concerts come back to town,” Trimmingham said.

His wife, Janine Trimmingham, added: “It’s nice to get out there, get some fresh air, take our son out. It’s a bit overwhelming but I appreciate it and overwhelming in a good way.”

Brewgaloo continues Saturday on Fayetteville Street from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.

ABC11’s Josh Chapin reported from Raleigh

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