Festivals and Theatre in Dunn, NC
Dunn plays its part in the active Harnett County culture scene.
Harnett County has a vibrant arts scene and an array of annual festivals that celebrate the colorful heritage of the region. The Harnett County Arts Council promotes area artists with exhibits, receptions, dinners and even a featured artist of the month. The organization works with visual, performing and literary artists, as well as organizations that preserve the county’s history.
Heritage is also preserved in the frequent festivals that dot the cultural calendar in Dunn. The North Carolina Cotton Festival, held each November in Dunn, celebrates one of the region’s most important crops with exhibitions of cotton being ginned and baled. In recent years, Dunn also has been the site of a series of free nighttime street concerts dubbed Boogie Down on Broad Street. Held in the heart of downtown, the periodic events takes place in the spring and fall in order to take advantage of the ideal evening weather.
The Harnett Regional Theatre is also located in downtown Dunn, where locals can test their stage presence in one of the theatre's multiple productions or simply take in a show. For a change of scenery, guests can catch a concert, play or musical at the nearby Campbell University. The university is located in Buis Creek, just 10 miles away from Dunn.
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