EVENTS IN NORTHWEST ARKANSAS

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Siloam Springs Farmers Market—Thru Oct. 15

Mark your calendar to join in every Saturday for this outdoor market from 8 a.m. to noon. Memorial Park. Siloam Springs. (479) 524-4556. www.discoversiloam.com

 

Bentonville Farmers Market—Thru Oct. 29

The downtown market features fresh vegetables, flowers, meats, cookies, cakes, crafts and more. Market will run on Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bentonville Square. (479) 222-0946. www.downtownbentonville.org

 

The Rogers Local Food Market—Thru Oct. 29

This producer-only market celebrates and highlights foods grown in Northwest Arkansas and features food creators as well as local artisans and crafters. Market will be open Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Frisco Plaza’s Railyard Park. Rogers. (479) 636-1240. www.visitrogersarkansas.com

 

Fayetteville Farmers Market—Thru Nov. 19

The oldest farmers market in Arkansas featuring seasonal vegetables, fruits, meats, eggs and cheeses, in addition to fresh-cut flowers, baked goods, honeys and jams, as well as plants, flytraps, fine art and handmade crafts. Downtown Fayetteville. (479) 935-5111. www.experiencefayetteville.com

 

The Original Rogers Farmers Market—Thru Nov.

Serving Rogers for more than 30 years, offering locally grown produce, handmade crafts, baked goods, jams and jellies, local honey, meats, eggs and more. Market will be open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Frisco Station Mall Parking Lot. Rogers. (479) 246-8383. www.rogersfarmersmarket.org

 

First Thursday—Aug. 4 & Sept. 1

Celebrating Fayetteville's local arts culture, music, food and beer including an Outdoor Refreshment Area. Guests that are 21 and older can sip and stroll their way through the event. Downtown Fayetteville. (479) 521-5776. www.experiencefayetteville.com

 

First Friday—Aug. 5 & Sept. 2

The Bentonville Square is turned into a giant neighborhood block party with plenty of food, activities and family fun. August’s theme is “Back to School,” and September’s theme is “Art Festival.” Bentonville Square. (479) 254-0254. www.downtownbentonville.org

 

Art on the Bricks—Aug. 11 & Sept. 8

Enjoy artwork from local and regional artists featured in local businesses and shops. Downtown Rogers. (479) 636-1240. www.rogerslowell.com

THEATRE & FILM

Disaster—Thru Aug. 14

Audiences are invited to enjoy this jukebox musical comedy about a group of New Yorkers that attend the opening of a floating casino and discotheque that quickly succumbs to multiple disasters. The Victory Theater, Arkansas Public Theatre. Rogers. (479) 631-8988. www.arkansaspublictheatre.org

 

My Fair Lady—Aug. 9 thru 14

This classic musical tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a “proper lady.” But who is really being transformed? Baum Walker Hall, Walton Arts Center. Fayetteville. (479) 443-5600. www.waltonartscenter.org

 

Jones Center Cinema Plus: In the Heights—Aug. 12

The Jones Center hosts this event including live entertainment, local food trucks, a children’s activity table and, after the sun goes down, a movie under the stars. The entertainment will be from SSG Tropical Latin Band of NWA, and the children’s activity will be make your own maracas. The movie will be In the Heights. Event begins at 6:30 p.m. The Jones Center. Springdale. (479) 756-8090. www.downtownspringdale.org

 

It Came From Outer Space—Aug. 24 thru Sept. 18

Put on your 3D glasses. From the Jeff Award-winning writers that brought you T2’s hilarious smash hit, Murder for Two, it’s a brand-new musical comedy adapted from the cult favorite ‘50s sci-fi film. TheatreSquared. Fayetteville. (479) 777-7477. www.theatre2.org

 

Victory Film Series—Aug. 27

Enjoy some classic film favorites this summer. On Aug. 27, we will be showing Ferris Bueller’s Day Off at 2 p.m. and Grease at 8 p.m. The Victory Theater, Arkansas Public Theatre. Rogers. (479) 631-8988. www.arkansaspublictheatre.org

 

The Music Man—Sept. 16 thru Oct. 2

This funny, warm, romantic and touching musical comedy is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation. The Victory Theater, Arkansas Public Theatre. Rogers. www.arkansaspublictheatre.org

 

Pretty Woman: The Musical—Sept. 21 thru 25

Based on one of Hollywood’s most beloved romantic stories of all time, this musical will lift your spirits and light up your heart. Baum Walker Hall, Walton Arts Center. Fayetteville. www.waltonartscenter.org

MUSIC & DANCE

Railyard Live—Upcoming Events

Enjoy live music at Rogers’ latest outdoor venue. The season continues on Aug. 4 with the Summer Block Party, 8:30 p.m.; Aug. 5 for The Mixtapes, 8 p.m.; Aug. 6 for Interstellar Overdrive: A Tribute to Pink Floyd, 8 p.m.; Aug. 12 for Grateful Dead Night, 7 p.m.; Aug. 13 for Bluegrass Night, 7 p.m.; Aug. 19 for DJ Dribblz, DJ Susie Q., and DJ Soulfree, 8 p.m.; Aug. 20 for Rochelle Bradshaw & Hypnotion, 8 p.m.; Aug. 26 for the Nace Brothers, 8 p.m.; Aug. 27 for Benjamin Del Shreve, 8 p.m.; Sept. 2 for Baang and Jasper Logan, 8 p.m.; Sept. 3 for Tom Petty Tribute, 8 p.m.; Sept. 9 for Simply Seger: A Tribute to Bob Seger, 8 p.m.; Sept. 10 for Panic Stricken: A Tribute to Widespread Panic, 8 p.m.; Sept. 16 for the Burney Sisters, 8 p.m.; Sept. 17 for Vintage Pistol, 8 p.m.; Sept. 23 for Dawson Hollow, 8 p.m.; Sept. 24 for Trout Fishing in America, 8 p.m.; and Sept. 30 for La Sonora Dynamita de Carlitos Xivir, 8 p.m. Butterfield Stage. Downtown Rogers. www.railyardlive.com

 

Walmart AMP—Upcoming Concerts

The 2022 season continues this month on Aug. 2 for Big Time Rush, 8 p.m.; Aug. 4 for Dierks Bentley, 7 p.m.; Aug. 6 for All This Future Summer Tour, 7 p.m.; Aug. 8 for Wiz Khalifa & Logic, 6:30 p.m.; Aug. 9 for One Republic, 7 p.m.; Aug. 10 for Halestorm, 6 p.m.; Aug. 16 for Incubus, 7 p.m.; Aug. 18 for Keith Urban, 7 p.m.; Aug. 26 for Morgan Wallen, 7 p.m.; Sept. 18 for Goo Goo Dolls, 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 20 for Alice in Chains and Breaking Benjamin, 5:30 p.m.; and Sept. 30 for Koe Wetzel, 7 p.m. Walmart AMP. Rogers. (479) 443-5600. www.waltonartscenter.org/amp

 

Lost Dog Street Band—Aug. 3

Returning to the stripped-back, string band sound of their busking years, Lost Dog Street Band’s new album Glory is a searing testament to recovery, redemption and resolve. Concert begins at 6 p.m. The Auditorium. Eureka Springs. (479) 253-7788. www.theaud.org

 

Baala: Tale of Kanha—Aug. 20

Come enjoy a dance production choreographed by Vidushi Megha P.Rao. This event is presented by Dhirana Academy of Classical Dance. Baum Walker Hall, Walton Arts Center. Fayetteville. (479) 443-5600. www.waltonartscenter.org

 

Live at Turnbow—Aug. 25

Enjoy live music in downtown Springdale on the last Thursday of the month. Featured music will include local musicians and bands — from jazz to mariachi, bluegrass and funk. Grab a bite and sip in the Outdoor Dining District and enjoy the tunes. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Turnbow Park. Downtown Springdale. (501) 425-0478. www.downtownspringdale.org

 

Fayetteville Roots Festival—Aug. 25 thru 27

This 13th annual music and food festival is a three-day intimate, urban festival spanning multiple downtown venues including the Fayetteville Town Center, Fayetteville Public Library Event Center and the Roots HQ. Enjoy some two-dozen musical acts and food collaborations between local, regional and national chefs. Multiple locations. Fayetteville. www.fayettevilleroots.org

MUSEUMS & GALLERIES

Arkansas Air & Military Museum—Current Exhibition

Currently on display until Dec. 22: 30% Above and Below: The Pacific Story of the Navy. Arkansas Air & Military Museum. Fayetteville. (479) 521-4947. www.arkansasairandmilitary.com

 

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art—Current Exhibitions

Currently on display thru Sept. 12: Let’s Talk: Art of the West; running thru Nov. 1: Wa Kuk Wa Jimor/Canoe of One Community; running thru Nov. 7: Architecture at Home; running thru Jan. 2, 2023: We the People: The Radical Notion of Democracy; and running thru March 27, 2023: Loring Taoka: +. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Bentonville. (479) 418-5700. crystalbridges.org

 

The Momentary—Current Exhibitions

Currently on display thru Sept. 25: Esteban Cabeza de Baca: Let Earth Breathe, Rashawn Griffin: We No Longer Recognize the Backs of Our Hands, and A Divided Landscape. Special events include a durational performance by Marilyn Arsem, Sept. 13 thru 18; music by Japanese Breakfast, Sept. 17; music by The War on Drugs, Sept. 22; and the film Redoubt by Matthew Barney, Feb. 25, 2023. The Momentary. Bentonville. (479) 367-7500. www.themomentary.org

Rogers Historical Museum—Current Exhibitions

Currently on display thru Nov. 12: Civil War in Benton County: Untold Stories, and running thru Dec. 31: A Dash of Apple Vinegar. Rogers Historical Museum. (479) 621-1154. www.rogershistoricalmuseum.org

 

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History—Current Exhibitions

Currently on display thru Dec. 31: Ken Smith’s Buffalo River Country, and running thru Feb. 28, 2023: Digi Know? Shiloh Museum of Ozark History. Springdale. (479) 750-8165. www.shilohmuseum.org

SPORTS & RECREATION

NWA Naturals—Upcoming Home Games

Join the Naturals as they continue their 2022 season on Aug. 2-7 vs. Tulsa Drillers; Aug. 16-20 vs. San Antonio Missions; Aug. 23-28 vs. Springfield Cardinals; and Sept. 13-18 vs. Frisco RoughRiders. Arvest Ballpark. Springdale. (479) 927-4900. www.nwanaturals.com

 

Arkansas Children’s Will Golf 4 Kids—Aug. 4 & 5

This year’s fundraising golf event will be a socially distanced in-person event. All funds raised support the addition of a pediatric oncologist, nurses and support team members for the program, and central monitoring systems in the inpatient unit. Funds also help provide additional pharmacology services. Bella Vista Country Club and Kingswood Golf Course. Bella Vista. (800) 880-7491. www.golfandgala.com

 

Fayetteville High School Hall of Greats Golf Tournament—Aug. 5

This four-person scramble event will have both morning and afternoon flights. Paradise Valley Athletic Club. Fayetteville. www.fhshallofgreats.org

 

AIM for Advocacy Sporting Clays Event—Aug. 6

Ready, get set and take aim to provide food, shelter and security for some of the most vulnerable members of our community who are in a crisis time of their lives. This annual event benefits Restoration Village. Spring Valley Rod and Gun Club. Gravette. (479) 631-7345 www.restorationvillage.net

 

Kessler Mountain Jam—Aug. 6

This event is a USAC-sanctioned Arkansas Mountain Bike Championship Series cross-country race. An annual USAC License or one-day license is mandatory. AMBCS Hard Plates are also required for the cross-country race. Kessler Mountain. Fayetteville. www.fayetteville-ar.gov

 

Run for the Grapes—Aug. 6

Annual event benefiting the St. Joseph Church Youth Group, held in conjunction with the annual Tontitown Grape Festival. The 5K Run begins at 7 a.m., followed by a half mile kids fun run at 8 a.m. 154 E Henri De Tonti Blvd. Tontitown. www.tontitowngrapefestival.com

 

Beat the Heat Summer Swing—Aug. 8

Annual four-person scramble golf tournament benefiting the Kendrick Fincher Hydration for Life. Morning and afternoon flight times available. Lost Springs County Club. Rogers. (479) 986-9960. www.kendrickfincher.org

 

Golf 4 A Cause—Aug. 29

This tournament benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkoma. Play is four-person scramble, with morning and afternoon flights. Pinnacle Country Club. Rogers. (479) 756-5600. www.golf4rmhc.com

 

Natural State Criterium Series—Aug. 31 & Sept. 29

These cycling series are high energy, full gas, spectator-friendly races on a closed course. Events are USA Cycling-sanctioned and will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Shiloh Square. Downtown Springdale. (501) 425-0478. www.downtownspringdale.org

 

RPEF Golf Tournament—Sept. 2

This 6th annual event supports the Rogers Public Education Foundation. Tournament is a four-person scramble with morning and afternoon flights. Lost Springs Golf Club. Rogers. (479) 631-3556. www.rogerspef.com/golftournament

 

Trifest for MS—Sept. 2 thru 4

Triathlons for all ages and all fitness levels, featuring various distances and prize money for overalls in each race. Melvin Ford Pool, Memorial Park. Bentonville. www.researchms.org

 

Sharing & Caring Golf and Dinner Auction—Sept. 7 & 8

A two-day golf event and annual dinner auction held to help raise money for Sharing & Caring of Benton County. Dogwood Hills and Kingswood Golf Clubs and Rogers Convention Center. Bella Vista and Rogers. (479) 657-6884. www.sharingandcaringkids.com

 

Tour de Tacos—Sept. 10

This event includes an option for 100-, 62-, 30- or 7-mile bike rides and taco stops. Helps to support Dress for Success of NWA. Key Point Church. Bentonville. www.tourdenwa.org

 

5K at the LPGA—Sept. 17

This event is the biggest and most spirited 5K race in NW Arkansas! Join in to Run for Good benefitting Mercy Health Foundation. Walmart AMP. Rogers. www.nwachampionship.com

 

NWA Mountain Bike Championships—Sept. 17

Come enjoy this race along Devil Den’s Monument Trails and Fossil Flats. Event will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Devil Den State Park. West Fork. www.ozarkcyclingadventures.com

 

Walk to End Alzheimers—Sept. 17

Join in on this event benefitting the Alzheimers Association. Pinnacle Heights Apartments. Rogers. www.act.alz.org

 

Worst Race Ever—Sept. 17

This is a 100% real, chipped-time, high-quality 5K race, but it takes all the elements of "the worst race I ever ran" and mocks them throughout the event. The theme and elements along the course change every year, so you never know what you are going to get. Race begins at 7 a.m. Old Tiger Track. Bentonville. www.runbentonville.com

 

Walmart Championship LPGA event—Sept. 17 thru 25

Come out to watch the Ladies of Professional Golf compete for the championship cup. Weeklong events include Pro-Am events, tournament viewing, hospitality tents, Bite NW Arkansas and more. Full schedule and prices available online. Pinnacle Country Club. Rogers. www.nwachampionship.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 summer! 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

 

Terrific Tuesday Nights—Thru Aug. 30

This family-friendly series allows the Northwest Arkansas community and beyond to experience the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks on beautiful summer evenings. The public can enjoy free admission to the garden on these Tuesday nights from 5 to 8 p.m. throughout the summer months. Botanical Garden of the Ozarks. Fayetteville. (479) 750-2620. www.bgozarks.org

 

Tontitown Grape Festival—Aug. 2 thru 6

Come enjoy this unique festival with something for everyone, including traditional spaghetti dinners, live entertainment, carnival rides, grape stomping, arts and crafts fair, and more. 154 E Henri De Tonti Blvd. Tontitown. www.tontitowngrapefestival.com

 

FHS Hall of Greats Banquet & Induction Ceremony—Aug. 6

This event will include a 6 p.m. reception and silent auction, with the induction ceremony beginning at 7 p.m. Fayetteville Public Library. www.fhshallofgreats.org

 

Virtual Arkansas Children’s Color of Hope Gala—Aug. 6

This event celebrates our health care heroes and raises money that will help support the oncology department at Arkansas Children’s. This event will include a live and silent auction and a program. (800) 880-7491. www.golfandgala.com

 

Big Business Brunch—Aug. 9 & Sept. 1

This is a lunch-and-learn-style event featuring top executives speaking about the retail industry. Kerry Robinson, SVP of Fresh Bakery, will host. Guest speakers on Aug. 9 include Kristine Joji-Wood and Matt Preston, and Megan Crozier on Sept. 1. 21c Museum Hotel. Bentonville. (479) 966-4366. www.bbbsnwa.org

 

129th Gravette Day—Aug. 13

An annual community celebration including a pancake breakfast, 5K, parade, vendor booths, car show, food trucks, pageants and kids' zone. Capt. Field E. Kindley Memorial Park. Gravette. www.arkansas.com

 

Elkfest—Aug. 13

This second annual festival celebrates what makes Elkins a great community and serves as a fundraiser for various organizations including the Elkins Police Department’s Shop with a Cop and Elkins Senior Wellness and Activity Center’s Meals on Wheels. This event includes a car show, silent auction, vendor fair, kid zone, dog zone, local food and more. Various locations. Elkins. www.elkfest.elkinsar.org

 

A Toast to Health—Aug. 19

Join in on an amazing evening of socializing, dinner, and silent auction for a great cause in honor of Dr. Margaret and Richard Rutherford, with special recognition of Don Curran. Sassafras Springs Vineyard. Fayetteville. (479) 444-6033. www.welcomehealthnwa.org

 

Annual Ice Cream Social—Aug. 20

Benefiting the Washington County Historical Society, this event includes music, entertainment, ice cream from Hiland Dairy and cakes baked by members of the society. Headquarters House Museum. Fayetteville. (479) 521-2970. www.washcohistoricalsociety.org

The Great NWA Race—Aug. 20

Presented by Oasis of Northwest Arkansas, this is an adventure reality game patterned after the CBS show The Amazing Race. Teams of two will complete various mental and physical challenges at locations throughout NWA. Event begins at 10 a.m. Orchards Park. Bentonville. www.The-Great-NWA-Race.eventbrite.com

 

Washington County Fair—Aug. 23 thru 27

This year’s fair has expanded to include events such as a tractor pull, Dutch oven cook-off and the Miss Washington County Fair pageant. Washington County Fairgrounds. Fayetteville. www.mywashcofair.com

 

Sip & Savor—Aug. 25

Help raise money for the Boys & Girls Club of Benton County by sipping on some beer, wine, and spirits, and eating some of the best food our area has to offer. 807 W. Hudson Rd. Rogers. (479) 273-7187. www.bgcbentoncounty.org

 

SOAR NWA—Aug. 26 & 27

This third annual event will offer something for everyone, including a variety of hot air balloon activities (weather permitting), a kid’s zone, beer garden, live music, car exhibit and various aeronautics activities. Drake Field Airport. Fayetteville. www.soarnwa.com

 

Bite NWA Lite—Sept. 1

This event series will continue with a one-night festival style experience, including local restaurants, brand activations and live music. The Jones Center. Springdale. www.bitenwa.com

 

Art and Culinary Week—Sept. 3 thru 10

Explore and experience our town’s art and culinary scene with various events. Downtown Bentonville. (479) 295-2396. www.downtownbentonville.org