EVENTS IN NORTHWEST ARKANSAS

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Fayetteville Farmers Market—Open Year Round

Featuring fresh, locally grown produce and goods helping to make NWA grow into a healthier and greener community. The market is currently open on Saturdays at the Winter Market outdoor location to address COVID-19 concerns until future notice. Online ordering is also available. Open Saturdays, senior hour 7 to 8 a.m., others 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free admission. Evelyn Hills Shopping Center. Fayetteville. (479) 236-2910. www.fayettevillefarmersmarket.org

Bentonville Farmers Market—April thru Oct.

The Farmers Market on the downtown square returns this April! Market will be held every Saturday, with shoppers also having the option to order online for convenient curbside pickup. The 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. shopping hour is reserved for seniors, and market will be open to the general public from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit website for more information and to learn more about our extra safety precautions. Free admission. Downtown Square. Bentonville. (479) 295-2396. www.downtownbentonville.org

 

Siloam Springs Outdoor Farmers Market—April 17 thru Oct. 9

Local food finds a home at our producers-only market, which also offers homemade wares from local artisans. Online ordering is also available year-round. Market will run on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon. Visit website for more information. Free admission. Downtown. Siloam Springs. (479) 524-4556.

www.mainstreetsiloam.org

Downtown Rogers Farmers Market—May thru Oct.

This event strives to provide consistent access to healthy, locally grown and produced goods, supporting our regional food system and economy. Each week the DTR Market serves brunch, offering adult beverages and entertainment, encouraging visitors to spend more time experiencing the newly renovated downtown. Market will be open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit website for more information and special announcements. Free admission. Railyard Plaza. Downtown. Rogers. (479) 936-5487. www.downtownrogersinc.org

First Friday—May 7

First Fridays are back with our May theme “Welcome Home”! The Bentonville Square will be turned into a giant neighborhood block party complete with food, vendors, music and much more. Please visit website for updates and special offerings each month. Free admission. Downtown. Bentonville. (479) 295-2396. www.downtownbentonville.org

First Friday—May 7 & June 4

First Fridays are back with our May theme “Welcome Home”! Then followed in June with our “Destination Arkansas”. The Bentonville Square will be turned into a giant neighborhood block party complete with food, vendors, music and much more. Visit website for updates and special offerings each month. Downtown. Bentonville. (479) 295-2396. www.downtownbentonville.org

 

Art on the Bricks—May 13

Our monthly art walk returns in person to downtown Rogers. Come see artwork from regional artists featured in local businesses and shops.

(479) 636-1240. www.visitrogersarkansasa.com

THEATRE & FILM

At The Wedding—April 28 thru June 13

Carlo is going to be really well behaved today. She’s not going to get drunk. She’s not going to give any long-winded speeches. And she’s definitely not going to try to steal the bride back. Don’t miss this rough-edged new comedy! Visit website for more information. TheatreSquared. Fayetteville. (479) 777-7477. www.theatre2.org

 

Hillary and Clinton—May 7 thru 16

Primarliy a comedy, by Lucas Hnath, this play is a portait of a marriage between two extremely well-known American politicians. Visit website for more information including our new socially distanced seating. Victory Theater, Arkansas Public Theatre. Rogers. (479) 631-8988. www.arkansaspublictheatre.org

 

My Father’s War—May 26 thru June 20

When she puts on her father’s old helmet, Amy is plunged into a world at war. The funny, harrowing, and deeply moving story of a Jewish kid from Chicago’s North Side who landed at Normandy on D-Day and fought through to the Battle of the Bulge. As Private Herzberg survives one near-death experience after another through luck, chutzpah, and sheer comic timing, his daughter chases down the one story that still haunts him. Visit website for more information. TheatreSquared. Fayetteville. (479) 777-7477. www.theatre2.org

Better Cities Film Festival—May 29

Hosted by the Urban Land Institute Northwest Arkansas, this is the world’s premiere film festival about cities, towns and neighborhoods.  Held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free admission, registration required. Butterfield Stage at Railyard Park. Downtown Rogers. (501) 269-8238. www.arkansas.uli.org

 

Straight White Men—June 18 thru 27

It’s Christmas Eve, and Ed has gathered his three adult sons to celebrate with matching pajamas, trash-talking and Chinese takeout. But when a question they can’t answer interrupts their holiday cheer, they are forced to confront their own identities. Victory Theater, Arkansas Public Theatre. Rogers. (479) 631-8988. www.arkansaspublictheatre.org

MUSIC & DANCE

In the Atrium Performances—Weekly throughout the Spring

Come enjoy a series of live house concert experiences featuring local artists performing weekly in Walker Atrium. Performances start at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Sunday performances will feature classical music. Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time. Reserved tables will be held until five minutes before curtain time, then released for walk-up patrons. Patrons should enter through the Dickson Street doors. Visit website for more information. Walker Atrium, Walton Arts Center. Fayetteville. (479) 433-5600. www.waltonartscenter.org

 

Live at Turnbow—April 29 & May 27

Enjoy live music in downtown Springdale on the last Thursday of the month. Live at Turnbow features local musicians and bands - from jazz to mariachi, and bluegrass to funk. 6 to 9 p.m. Visit website for more information. Free admission. Walter Turnbow Park. Springdale. www.downtownspringdale.org

 

Robert Earl Keen—May 22

Little Wing Productions presents, Robert Earl Keen, an American singer-songwriter and entertainer. Debuting in 1984, the Houston native has recorded 18 full-length albums for both independent and major record labels. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. The Auditorium. Eureka Springs. (479) 253-7788. www.theaud.org

Walmart AMP—Upcoming Concerts

The 2021 season kicks off on June 17 with Backstreet Boys, 7:30 p.m.; and June 25 with Chicago, 6:30 p.m. Admission varies by concert. Walmart AMP. Rogers. (479) 443-5600. www.waltonartscenter.org/amp

 

Walmart AMP Happy Hours—Fridays & Saturdays in May

Walmart AMP is bringing back its popular Happy Hours on Choctaw Plaza this spring with food, drinks and live music by local and regional artists. Advance reservations start at $25 per table. Free entry for walk-up patrons. Visit website for schedule of performers. Walmart AMP. Rogers. (479) 443-5600. www.waltonartscenter.org/amp

Passion Project—May 15

Pilot Arts presents a song cycle where 12 brilliant women sing to their great loves: the object of their careers. An aviator sings to her airplane, an acrobat to her tightrope, an astronomer to her comet. Angela Sclafani creates a diverse sonic landscape in 12 moving anthems to her unsung female heroes. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and show begins at 7:30 p.m. Fayette Junction Warehouse on Cato Springs Rd. Fayetteville. (479) 879-1034www.pilotarts.org


Matilda—June 23 thru July 18

Fresh from its hit Broadway run, TheatreSquared reimagines for Northwest Arkansas the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Fayetteville Public Library.

(479) 777-7477. www.theatre2.org

MUSEUMS & GALLERIES

Arkansas Air & Military Museum—Current Exhibitions

Reopened to the public. Visit website for current hours and COVID-19 safety procedures. Arkansas Air & Military Museum. Fayetteville. (479) 521-4947. www.arkansasairandmilitary.com

 

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art—Current Exhibitions

Reopened with limited capacity timed-ticket admissions. Currently on display thru April 4, North Forest Lights; running thru May 24, Companion Species; and running thru May 31, Crafting America. Visit website for more information on reservations, event and exhibit updates, virtual tours and admissions. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Bentonville. (479) 418-5700. crystalbridges.org

 

The Momentary—Current Exhibitions

Running thru May 30: Sarah Cane: In Nature; running thru June 6: Derrick Adams: Sanctuary; and running thru June 13: Diana Al-Hadid: Ash in the Trade Winds. Visit website for exhibit information, event updates and virtual tours. The Momentary. Bentonville. (479) 367-7500. www.themomentary.org

 

Museum of Native American History—Upcoming Events

The MONA will reopen to the public on April 2, with limited capacity and new safety measures. Please visit our website for hours of operation and reopening information. Museum of Native American History. Bentonville. (479) 273-2456. www.monah.us

 

Rogers Historical Museum—Upcoming Exhibition

Reopened to the public. Visit online for current hours, COVID-19 safety procedures and virtual events. Opening May 10 and running thru Nov. 6: Rogers Founding Families in the Trammel Gallery. Free admission. Rogers Historical Museum. Rogers.

(479) 621-1154. www.rogershistoricalmuseum.org

 

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History—Current Exhibition

Reopened to the public. Visit online for current hours and COVID-19 safety procedures. Currently on display thru June 12, A Better Bird. Free admission. Shiloh Museum of Ozark History. Springdale.

(479) 750-8165. www.shilohmuseum.org

SPORTS & RECREATION

Heather Ridley-Fleeman Battle for Hope—May 1

Join us for the 17th annual run/walk event that honors the life of Heather Ridley-Fleeman and raises awareness of colon cancer. Help raise funds for Hope Cancer Resources. Visit website for more information. Old Tiger Field. Bentonville. (479) 361-5847. www.heathersraceforhope.com

 

R.A.P.T.O.R. Trail Run—May 1

Join us for this annual event that offers 10K and 25K run options. Visit website for routes, admission, and other information. Devil’s Den State Park. West Fork. (479) 521-7766. www.raptoradventureseries.com

 

Square 2 Square Bike Ride—May 1

This biannual event happens each Spring and Fall, celebrating NWA’s downtown squares and the unique cycling amenities we are fortunate to have. The ride is not set up to be a race but rather a leisurely family-friendly event. For the in-person event, the ride will roll along the Razorback Greenway for 30 miles, beginning at the Fayetteville downtown square and ending at the Bentonville square. A virtual option will be offered throughout the month of May. Visit website for more information. (479) 521-5776. www.experiencefayetteville.com

 

Mercy Health Classic—May 3

Join us for Mercy’s 28th Annual Golf Classic to support enhanced health care services across Northwest Arkansas. Guests are invited to enjoy a day on the course with several on-course activities, food and all around fun. Visit website for more information. Pinnacle Country Club. Rogers. (479) 338-2990. www.mercyhealthfoundation.net/NWA

 

Great Rides—May 15

This year we’re turning Great Strides into Great Rides with a car parade to celebrate your efforts towards finding a cure for CF. In addition to the car parade, every 2021 CF Foundation event will feature several virtual components and experiences to help make a difference for people living with cystic fibrosis. Visit website for more information. Arvest Ballpark. Springdale. (501) 371-0233. www.fightcf.cff.org

 

Cinco de Mayo Bike Ride—May 8

The event features a 15-mile bike ride with rest stops on the Railyard Loop Trail. The ride will begin and end at the Butterfly Garden Park in downtown Rogers. Ride begins at 9:30 a.m. Corner of Cherry St. and 1st St. Rogers. (479) 936-5487. www.downtownrogersinc.org

Lewis & Clark Ozark Adventure Dash and Urban Adventure Ride—May 15

For the dash, runners can opt for one of three distances: a 2-mile paved run on the north shore of Lake Fayetteville, a 10K paved trail run around the lake, or take a trek on the 7-mile loop soft surface trail. For the ride, pick one of three ride distances and experiences. The Kids Fun Ride and Scavenger Routes include stops along the way to explore businesses and attractions. Visit website for more information and to register. Lewis & Clark Outfitters. Springdale.

(479) 521-7766. www.allsportsproductionsinc.com

Arkansas Arts Academy 5K & 1-Mile—May 15

Come support Arkansas Arts Academy by participating in either a 5K or a 1-mile run. Fun begins at 7 a.m. Visit website for registration. Registration fee: $25 5K, $15 1-mile. Lake Atalanta Park. Rogers. (479) 936-5487. www.downtownrogersinc.org

Great Rides—May 15

This year we’re turning Great Strides into Great Rides with a car parade to celebrate your efforts towards finding a cure for CF. In addition to the car parade, every 2021 CF Foundation event will feature several virtual components and experiences to help make a difference for people living with cystic fibrosis. Arvest Ballpark. Springdale. (501) 371-0233. www.fightcf.cff.org

 

Golf Classic—May 17

The Springdale Chamber’s Golf Classic, presented by Cargill, provides a great networking opportunity for golfers across the region. There will be an 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. tee time, with top three winners declared for each round. Entry fee includes lunch, greens fee, cart, range balls and goody bag. Springdale Country Club. Springdale. (479) 872-2222. www.springdale.com

 

Walk for Wishes—May 22

Join us for this Make A Wish event and help raise money for future wishes. Registration starts at 7 a.m. and event starts at 9 a.m. Visit website for more information. Top Golf NWA. Rogers. (479) 755-4524. www.secure2wish.org

Cow Paddy Run—May 22

Get ready for family-friendly fun on the run. The Spark Foundation revived this run in 2011 as part of their mission to create fun and accessible opportunities for physical activity in our community. There’s a 5K for adults and older kids and a 1K Fun Run for the little ones. Visit website for start times and to register. Gulley Park. Fayetteville. (479) 340-2162. www.cowpaddyrun.com

 

Spring Classic Golf Tournament—May 24

Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce’s annual Spring Classic golf tournament will begin at 11:30 a.m. with registration, followed by lunch, and a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Visit website for more information and to register. Admission: $175 per player, $600 team of four. Fayetteville Country Club. Fayetteville.

(870) 318-5384. www.fayettevillear.com

 

21-Mile Salute—May 29

Salute our fallen heroes of Arkansas on Memorial Day weekend by participating in a no-cost bike, run or walk/run. This fourth annual event kicks off with a special 21-gun salute to honor the fallen heroes. In addition to the traditional 7, 14 or 21 miles on the Greenway, you may also participate in the 21 Mile Salute Highway Poker Run and the Tribute Weekend. Visit website for more information. Lawrence Plaza. Bentonville. (479) 601-1722. www.campallianceinc.org

 

NWA Naturals—Upcoming Home Games

May 11 thru 16 vs. the Tulsa Drillers; May 25 thru 30 vs. the San Antonio Missions; June 1 thru 6 vs. the Tulsa Drillers; and June 22 thru 27 vs. the Arkansas Travelers. Admission varies. Arvest Ballpark. Springdale. (479) 927-4900. www.nwanaturals.com

Red Bull Pump Track World Championship Qualifier—May 22

This event includes a timed run for runs and Knock-out heat finals: Head to head pursuit. For more details visit the website for updates. Runway Bike Park at The Jones Center. Springdale. www.redbull.com

21-Mile Salute—May 29

Salute our fallen heroes of Arkansas on Memorial Day weekend by participating in a no-cost bike, run or walk/run. This fourth annual event kicks off with a special 21-gun salute to honor the fallen heroes. In addition to the traditional 7, 14 or 21 miles on the Greenway, you may also participate in the 21 Mile Salute Highway Poker Run and the Tribute Weekend. Lawrence Plaza. Bentonville. (479) 601-1722. www.campallianceinc.org

 

Fayetteville Yoga Fest—June 5

Get ready for a morning full of soul-shaking music and yoga with Drez & Marti, international performers. Pair these performers with yoga in the garden and you've got a perfect day. Botanical Garden of the Ozarks. Fayetteville. (479) 521-5776. www.fayettevilleyogafest.com

 

Tour de BBQ—June 5

This event, benefiting the pregnant and parenting teens sheltered at Compassion House, features 50, 30 and 7-mile bike rides with BBQ Rest/Pit Stops on the Razorback Greenway Trail System. Visit website for registration and start times. Lewis & Clark Outfitters. Rogers. (479) 419-9100. www.compassionhouse.us

 

Walk ‘n Roll—June 5

This is a fun walk to celebrate our month-long peer-to-peer fundraiser. Teams of classrooms and programs at Sunshine School will raise money all through the month of May. Sunshine School & Development Center. Rogers. (479) 636-3190. www.nwasunshineschool.org

 

Ozark Valley Triathlon—June 6

This event has two triathlon distances (international and sprint), plus an aquabike category for individuals, a team category for the international distance and a sprint duathlon. Visit website for race times and to register. Lake Wedington Recreational Area. Fayetteville. (479) 521-7766. www.ozarkvalleytriathlon.com

 

Battle of the Banks—June 8

This fourth annual signature event for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of NWA will include two games of golf, food, teambuilding, networking and lots of fun. Each team consists of six golfers. Topgolf. Rogers.

(479) 966-4366. www.bbbsnwa.org

 

Cancer Challenge—June 10 thru 12

Join us for various sporting challenges and social fun, all raising money to support world-class cancer care in Northwest Arkansas. Events will include golf, trap shoot, pickle ball, and tennis tournaments, a 10K and 5K run, a 1-mile walk, dinner and an auction event. Various locations. Bella Vista. (479) 273-3172. www.cancerchallenge.com

 

Memorial Park Glow Run—June 11

This 2-mile lights out celebration is perfect for those of all ability levels. As the only nighttime run we offer throughout the year, we encourage participants to deck themselves in glow gear and hit the course with us, and stick around for the after party. Memorial Park. Bentonville. (479) 464-7275. www.runbentonville.com

 

"March Where You Are" Virtual Walk—June 12

This event concludes the March of Dimes March for Babies season, which begins in April. This year the March of Dimes NWA is joining the national coast-to-coast experience raising money and awareness to give every mom and baby the best possible start. www.marchforbabies.org

 

Ladies DU Fayetteville—June 12

The atmosphere of the Ladies Du Fayetteville is a unique multi-sport race experience for women athletes. The event welcomes women, non-binary, and gender non-conforming athletes to participate in the DU. This year’s fifth annual event will be modified for safety and a virtual option will also be offered. Veterans Memorial Park. Fayetteville. (479) 521-5776. www.experiencefayetteville.com

 

Iron Pig Festival—June 19

A great course for a beginner or seasoned athlete. Consisting of a Duathlon, 5K, Fun Run and a Bike Time Trail. The Duathlon is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event that consists of a 3-mile run, 18-mile bike and 3-mile run. Visit website for registration and start times. Fayetteville Executive Airport.

(479) 521-7766. www.ironpigduathlon.com

 

Bella Vista Charity Challenge—June 21 thru 26

Come watch members of the All Pro Tour and Women’s All Pro Tour in tournament play and get a chance to play alongside the professionals in the Pro-Am tournament. The event will also include a Pro-Am party and silent auction. Bella Vista Country Club and Highlands Golf Course. (479) 855-5079. www.bellavistapoa.com/bellavistacharitygolf

 

Tee-off at Topgolf—June 24

This new event with the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce is an opportunity for Chamber members and their guests to network and experience Rogers’ newest entertainment venue. Topgolf. Rogers.

(479) 636-1240. www.rogerslowell.com

OTHER EVENTS

Arkansas State Parks—Upcoming Events

Arkansas State Parks have lots of family-friendly fun and educational events to keep you busy this fall! Three local parks, right here in our backyard, feature a variety of experiences from guided hikes to educational workshops: Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Devil’s Den State Park and Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area. Search for fun activities and ways you can get involved to make Arkansas State Park memories to last a lifetime. (888) 287-2757. www.arkansasstateparks.com

Equestrian Bridges Mini Derby—May 1

This 9th annual event will be a socially distanced fundraiser and Kentucky Derby watch party, plus mini house racing from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The evening will include live music by Adam Hambrick, local food trucks, mint juleps, silent auction, best dressed prizes, open bar sponsored by Diageo, and more! The event will take place at 5920 S. Bellview Rd. in Rogers. For more information, visit www.miniderby.com

 

Bentonville/Bella Vista Chamber Small Business Awards—May 6

Join us virtually this year as we celebrate our best small businesses with online breakfast, lunch and after hours events. Visit our website and social media sites for more information. Bentonville/Bella Vista Chamber of Commerce. Bentonville. (479) 273-2841. www.greaterbentonville.com

 

Rogers Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast—May 6

This 21st annual community event is held in conjunction and in support of the National Day of Prayer. Our 2021 featured guest speaker is Mark Soderquist. This year’s event will be held online and will begin at 7 a.m. Visit website for more information. www.rogersprayerbreakfast.com

 

State of Athletics—May 6

Join us as we recognize the importance athletics has to our region both culturally and economically. Hear from Hunter Yurachek, Director of Razorback Athletics as he shares with us the impact Razorback Athletics has on the city and the NWA business community. Lunch will be provided. Due to physical distancing, seating is limited. Admission: $35 for in person, $9.95 for virtual. Fayetteville Public Library Event Center. Fayetteville. (870) 318-5384. www.fayettevillear.com

 

Bailey and Oliver Bonanza—May 7

Join us for the annual fundraiser sponsored by Bailey & Oliver's Kids Foundation to provide resources for helping children in need. This cowboy-themed event will have great food, live music, dancing, horse events, a wine pull and silent auction. Visit website for more information. Oliver Ranch, 12757 W. Hwy 264. Highfill. (479) 202-5200. www.baileyoliverlawfirm.com

 

Hight Jackson Teacher of the Year Lunch—May 7

This virtual event offers local businesses and organizations the opportunity to thank and celebrate our Teacher of the Year winners, and show support for the Bentonville Schools. It also provides a time of fun and networking with the teachers and other community members. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission: $25 chamber members, $35 non-chamber members. Bentonville. (479) 273-2841. www.greaterbentonvlle.com

 

Peel Mansion Hanging Basket Sale—May 7 & 8

The Peel Mansion is excited to be holding a modified version of one of our largest annual fundraising events. You can bring a picture-perfect assortment in a hanging basket that has been locally grown by Matkins Greenhouse home with you or gift one to your mom for Mother’s Day. This year’s sale will be held with no-contact, drive-through style pickup. All orders must be placed in advance online only. Visit website for more information. Bentonville.

(479) 254-3870. www.peelcompton.org

 

Cinco de Mayo Festival—May 8

Join the Hispanic Women’s Organization of Arkansas as we host our 22nd annual festival. This year’s event will be a hybrid, featuring virtual informational booths, entertainment, raffles, a drive-through food sale (pre-order only), and more. Visit our website for more information. Online and The Center for Nonprofits at the JTL Shop. Springdale.

(479) 751-9494. www.hwoa.org

 

The Little Craft Show—May 8

One of the best places to purchase extraordinary gifts, and an art and craft experience unlike any other, this event offers high-quality, handmade products and the cutest booths you’ve ever seen. Event will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit website for more information. Springdale. www.thelittlecraftshow.com

 

Spring Demolition Derby—May 8

A heated competition as drivers face off until the last car is standing! The number of drivers has been limited. Join us for a fun family night where drivers will compete for cash prizes and bragging rights. Gate opens at 5 p.m. with derby starting at 6:30 p.m. Visit website for more information. Parson Stadium, Rodeo of the Ozarks. Springdale. (479) 756-0464. www.rodeooftheozarks.org

 

Touch-A-Truck—May 15

This event will feature dozens of vehicles that kids (and kids-at-heart) can explore. Vehicles you can expect to see include construction equipment, safety and transportation vehicles, motorcycles, tractors and more. Proceeds assist the Junior League of NWA with its mission of promoting voluntarism and developing the potential of women. Event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a quiet hour held from 9 to 10 a.m. Admission: $5 per ticket, $20 per family (max 5 guests per family pack). Pinnacle Hills Promenade Mall. Rogers. (417) 793-0289. www.juniorleaguenwa.com/touchatruck

 

Rodeo of the Ozarks Spring Carnival—May 20 thru 30

A family-fun day of rides, concessions, games and more. Hours vary daily. Armbands will be available for purchase each night. Please check website for hours of operation, admission rates and any updates. Parsons Stadium, Rodeo of the Ozarks. Springdale. (479) 756-0464. www.rodeooftheozarks.org

 

Bayou Bash—May 21

Zatarain's along with The Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce is ready to Rock this Town Louisiana Style with this 5th annual event. We're bringing a true experience of Louisiana with Live Music, Lip Sync Battle, Craft Beer and an authentic Crawfish Boil with all the fixins' to Downtown Bentonville. Event will be from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Visit website for more information. Meteor Guitar Gallery. Bentonville. (479) 268-1500. www.downtownbentonville.org

 

Heart of NWA Digital Experience—May 21

This unique event combines the three largest fundraisers for the American Heart Association —Go Red for Women, Heart Ball, and Paint the Town Red. This virtual event will feature stories of individuals from NWA communities whose lives have been affected by heart disease and stroke and the ways

in which the AHA utilizes local funds to combat the nation’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers. Each registered guest will receive a party box, goody bag and a meal. The event will also include live and silent auctions and special entertainment. Admission: $150 per ticket. Please visit our website for more information.

(479) 439-6800. www.heart.org/heartofnwa

 

The Big Weekend—May 21 thru 23

The Junior Civic League’s annual weekend fundraiser supporting non-profits that serve women and children in crisis. The weekend’s events include The Big Party on May 21 at George’s Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville featuring a silent auction and 90’s music brought to you by the Mixtapes. And then join us on May 23 for the family-friendly Partee putt-putt golf tournament. Visit website for more information and to purchase tickets. Fayetteville. www.fayettevillejcl.com

 

NWA Home Show—May 21 thru 23

Come visit the original home show for our area, where thousands of vendors will be available to speak with you about your next remodel or project. Visit website for hours and additional information. Admission: $5. NWA Holiday Inn Convention Center. Springdale. (479) 751-6688. www.nwahomeshow.com

 

BGO Chefs in the Garden—May 25

Enjoy the beauty of the Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks and sample fare from dozens of local restaurants as part of this annual fundraiser for the garden. Please visit website for more information. Botanical Garden of the Ozarks. Fayetteville.

(479) 750-2620. 

TheatreSquared Gala—June 3

Help us celebrate a unique year and raise money to continue to support arts-in-education throughout the state. Event will include a gourmet plated dinner, presentation of the 2021 Arts Advocate Award and a command cabaret performance. Visit website for event location information. TheatreSquared. Fayetteville. (479) 777-7477. www.theatre2.org

 

The Junk Ranch—June 4 & 5

A show for people who love the good antique stuff, the handmade pieces and the all but forgotten one-of-a-kind finds. Come Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the early shopping event, and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Junk Ranch. Prairie Grove.

(479) 790-1379. www.thejunkranch.net

 

Rogers Founder’s Day—June 5

Come celebrate Rogers 140th anniversary! There will be many fun, family-friendly activities happening at the Rogers Historical Museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and a time capsule ceremony at the new Railyard Park at 2 p.m. Downtown. Rogers. (479) 936-5487. www.downtownrogersinc.org

 

Street Dinner—June 5

This annual event might look a little different from past years, but it will be just as magical. Guests can expect a four-course meal prepared by Chef Brent Hale of Big Sexy Food and Fancy Pants Catering. Two dinner seatings will be offered at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tables will be spread out for social distancing. A live concert featuring La Fiesta will start at 9 p.m. in Walter Turnbow Park. Downtown Springdale.

(501) 425-0478. www.downtownspringdale.org

 

Big Business Brunch—June 8

Join us for this event that supports the youth mentoring programs of Big Brothers Big Sisters of NWA. Host Julie Barber will be interviewing Tom Ward. Visit website for details and location.

(479) 966-4366. www.bbbsnwa.org

 

Rogers/Lowell Chamber Picnic—June 11

All Chamber members, volunteers, committee members, board members and special friends are invited to join us for our annual picnic from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free admission. Ward Nail Park. Lowell. (479) 636-1240. www.rogerslowell.com

 

Sharing & Pairing—June 24

Join us for this special event benefiting children and families in need during the Christmas season. Evening will include a seated four-course dinner with wine pairings, silent auction and wine pull, and proceeds go to Sharing & Caring of Benton County. River Grill Steakhouse. Bentonville. (479) 657-6884. www.sharingandcaringkids.com

 

Forage & Feast: Summer Foraging, Mushroom Focus—June 27

This event is part of a dinner and workshop series approaching food ethics, responsibility, and the process of harvesting and curating food sourced from the wild. This dinner features a foraging and identification workshop paired with a dinner featuring foraged food. Apple Seeds Teaching Farm. Fayetteville. www.ap