EVENTS IN NORTHWEST ARKANSAS

COMMUNITY EVENTS

At CitiScapes Magazine, we are typically all about promoting community events and gatherings. Under normal circumstances, we love to see you out and about. However, in light of COVID-19, and in the interest of our community’s health and safety, many area events have been postponed or canceled. This month’s community calendar has been updated with the most recent information available at time of print, but things continue to change daily so please be sure to check event websites for the most up-to-date details. 

 

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

Lights of the Ozarks Virtual—Nov. 20

Celebrate with us virtually this year as we switch on the lights to ouramazing winter wonderland. Free admission. Downtown Square. Fayetteville. 

(479) 521-5776. www.experiencefayetteville.com

 

Rogers Virtual Christmas Parade—Dec. 4

This year our annual parade is going virtual. Get your family, your team or your friends together (6ft apart of course), and send us your videos as we celebrate this holiday season together. The parade will take place on Downtown Rogers Inc. Facebook Live. Rogers. 

(479) 640-7939. www.downtownrogersinc.org

Pea Ridge Christmas Parade—Dec. 5

The parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. behind Equity Bank and will be traveling north from the intersection of Slack and N. Curtis Ave. Tree lighting to follow, along with Santa Claus downtown. Downtown. Pea Ridge. (479) 451-1122. www.cityofpearidge.com

 

THEATRE & FILM

Ann—Thru Nov. 1

Enjoy an encore performance of the inspiring and hilarious story of a captivating woman who was even bigger than the state from which she hailed: Ann Richards. This acclaimed, one-woman tour-de-force brings the charismatic and storied former governor of Texas into TheatreSquared’s most intimate new space. These performances will be offered live as well as by live stream. TheatreSquared. Fayetteville. (479) 777-7477. www.theatre2.org

Movies at Arkansas Public Theatre—Nov. 6 thru Dec. 19

Join us for special holiday screenings of some film favorites. Nov. 6, Nightmare Before Christmas; 

Nov. 13, Home for the Holidays; Nov. 14, Planes, Trains and Automobiles; Nov. 27, Frozen; Nov. 28, Trolls: World Tour; Dec. 5, Saving Mr. Banks; Dec. 11, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation;Dec. 12, White Christmas; Dec. 18, Krampus; Dec. 19, Scrooged. Showtimes at 7 p.m. Visit website for ticketsand updates. Arkansas Public Theatre. 

(479) 631-8988. www.arkansaspublictheatre.org

The Half-Life of Marie Curie—Nov. 18 thru Dec. 13

Fresh from its New York debut, this play features science, scandal, comedy and heart as it profiles two rock-star scientists at the heights and depths of their lives and careers. TheatreSquared. Fayetteville. (479) 777-7477. www.theatre2.org

A Christmas Carol—Dec. 2 thru 27

Filled with stage magic and holiday cheer, TheatreSquared’s adaptation of this classic tale boldly reimagines Dickens’ classic ghost story and sets the stage for a new NWA tradition. TheatreSquared. Fayetteville. (479) 777-7477. www.theatre2.org

MUSIC & DANCE

Music on the Mountain—Nov. 7

Join us for family-friendly and socially distanced concert every Saturday, until the weather turns. Bring you blankets, lawn chairs and bugspray. Doors open at 6 p.m. Music starts at 6:30 p.m. Visit website for list of performers. Admission is $25 and includes a circle for four people. Mount Sequoyah. Fayetteville. 

(479) 443-4531. www.mountsequoyah.org

Ozark Folk Festival—Nov. 11 thru 15

The longest running folk festival in the U.S. Visit the festival website to learn more about this year’s national and local musician lineup. Free admission. Basin Spring Park and other locations around town. Eureka Springs. (479) 253-8737. www.facebook.com/originalozarkfolkfestival

MUSEUMS & GALLERIES

Arkansas Air & Military Museum—Current Exhibitions

Currently only open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors must preregister for a monitored tour time slot, which are available every 20 minutes. Visit website for updates and tour information. Arkansas Air & Military Museum. Fayetteville. (479) 521-4947. www.arkansasairandmilitary.com

Fayetteville Film Fest—Nov. 5 thru 14

This year's festival features 11 narrative and documentary feature films in 10 days, along with 30 short films screening on-demand to your home. It also features panel discussions and Q&A sessions with filmmakers that are available for the first time in a streamed setting nationwide. Tickets are available on a pay-what-you-can model, including a free option for those unable to contribute. For those who are able, a Friend of the Fest All-Access Pass is available for $40 and includes a gift bag. Tickets are currently available, and programming is available for pre-order through the festival website. www.fayettevillefilmfest.org

 

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art—Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

Reopened with limited capacity timed-ticket admissions. Currently on display thru Nov. 2, a few remaining portions of State of the Art 2020; running thru Jan. 3, 2021, Ansel Adams: In Our Time; running thru March 28, 2021, After The Last Supper; running thru April 4, 2021, North Forest Lights; and beginning Nov. 21 on display thru May 24, 2021, Companion Species. 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 Exhibition

On display thru Jan. 3, 2021, Nick Cave: Until.Visit online for exhibit information, event updates and virtual tours. The Momentary. Bentonville. 

(479) 367-7500. www.themomentary.org

Museum of Native American History—Upcoming Events

Temporarily closed, visit their website for updates. Museum of Native American History. Bentonville. (479) 273-2456. www.monah.us

Rogers Historical Museum—Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

Reopened to the public. Visit online for current hours, COVID-19 safety procedures and virtual events. Running thru Dec. 31, Personal Computers: Early 1970s-Late 1980s; on display thru Feb. 27, 2021,Reflections of the Black Experience; and beginning Dec. 5 running thru Jan. 2, 2021, Hawkins House Tour: A Victorian Culinary Christmas.Rogers Historical Museum. Rogers. (479) 621-1154. www.rogershistoricalmuseum.org

 

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History—Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

Reopened to the public. Visit online for current hours and COVID-19 safety procedures. Running thru Jan. 19, 2021, Going Greek. Shiloh Museum of Ozark History. Springdale. (479) 750-8165. www.shilohmuseum.org

SPORTS & RECREATION

Virtual Square 2 Square Bicycle Ride—Thru Nov. 1

Going virtual enables cyclists to enjoy a journey along the Razorback Greenway on their own – while still following physical distancing guidelines, carrying hand sanitizer and keeping safety a priority. In addition to the traditional 30-mile course from Bentonville’s Square to Fayetteville’s Square, this fall features a new 15-mile option ideal for beginner riders. Suggested route maps are available to make your ride planning easy. Registration is open now through Oct. 11 with options for adults, youth and families. Admission: $15 for youth, $25 for adults, $60 for family (up to 5 members from the same household). (479) 521-5776. www.experiencefayetteville.com

JDRF One Walk NWA—Nov. 1

When you participate in your local JDRF One Walk, the money you raise supports life-changing breakthroughs that give hope for a cure to everyone impacted by Type 1 Diabetes. And, you'll have a great time doing it! This year’s walk will be going virtual. Visit website for more information on how to register. (479) 595-3494. www.jdrf.org

Backwards Virtual Half Marathon—Nov. 1 thru 30

The whole month of November is available for you to run the Bentonville Half course...in reverse! Cool long sleeve and medal for participants. Visit website for more details. Admission: $40, $45. Bentonville. 

(479) 464-7275. www.runbentonville.com

Dia de Los Muertos Bici Ride—Nov. 7

Join Arkansas Latinas Bike at this first annual event celebrating Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, a celebration of life and death. Wear your face paint and decorate your bicycles for the holiday and join the parade starting at 9:30 a.m. We will loop around the 11-mile loop of Lake Fayetteville. Visit website for more information. Shiloh Square. Springdale. 

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

Fayetteville Half Marathon—Nov. 7

This event offers four distances to choose from: half marathon, 10K, 5K and 1K fun run. The race will visit some of Fayetteville's most unique spots with an expo the day before the event. Admission varies per event. Razorback Road and MLK Boulevard. Fayetteville. (479) 521-7766. www.fayettevillehalfmarathon.com

Purple Stride Virtual—Nov. 7

Because your safety is our top priority, this walk is a virtual event this year. We invite you to participate in your own way, from anywhere, and help raise money and awareness for pancreatic cancer. Visit website for more details. www.pancan.org

Girls on the Run Virtual 5K—Nov. 21 thru Nov. 29

This year’s 5K goes virtual, including your choice to participate at a location that is convenient and safe for you and your buddy runner. Run in your neighborhood or on a trail or a track. Complete and share on social media using #GOTR5K. For details and registration, visit website. www.gotrnwa.org.

NWA Virtual Turkey Trot for Heroes—Nov. 26

It’s the time of year again to be active while helping our nation’s "Sheep Dogs", our former and current military veterans and first responders, including Law Enforcement, Fire & Rescue, and EMS professionals. The event this year will be virtual. Visit website for more details. (417) 812-6035. www.sheepdogia.org

 

Freedom Frosty Challenge—Dec. 1 thru 31

Warm up this holiday season with RunBentonville and Camp Alliance for a unique running challenge. Pick any day in December, then run between 1 to 10 miles that day and report your run.$1 will be directly contributed to Camp Alliance based on the number of miles you run. Shirts and medals are available for all participants. Admission: $30.Bentonville.

(479) 464-7275. www.runbentonville.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 Parkand 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

Exeter Corn Maze—Thru Nov. 1

Take a short drive for a variety of family fun events including a corn maze, pumpkin patch, sunflower field, pig race, pumpkin jump, pumpkin fort, haunted barn and corn maze, petting zoo, hayrides, cow train, pumpkin cannon, zip lines, barn swings, gem mining, face painting, go karts, concessions and more. Visit website for admission prices and other special events taking place throughout the season. State Highway MM. Exeter, Missouri. (417) 846-3959. www.exetercornmaze.com

Ozark Corn Maze—Thru Nov. 1

Enjoy two different corn mazes, a corn cannon, pumpkin sling shot, barrel train, miniature donkeys, John Deere Combine Slide, pumpkin patch, sunflower field, live music, hayrides, concessions and more. Visit website for hours and admission prices. 6069 Hwy 112. Springdale. (479) 208-2692. www.ozarkcornmaze.com

 

Farmland Adventures—Thru Nov. 7

NWA’s place for outdoor family fun offersa variety of fall attractions including a 9-acre giant corn maze, pumpkin patch, pony rides, farm animals, pig races,kids play area and more. This year’s corn maze theme is Down on the Farm: The American Farmer. Visit website for updates on hours and admission prices. Farmland Adventures. Springdale. (479) 799-5033. www.farmlandadventures.com

 

UAMS Partners Card Week—Thru Nov. 8

Get your card today! Partners Cards cost $50 each and allow you to save 20% at all participating merchants, which is over 250 locations in Central Arkansas, Conway and Northwest Arkansas. 100% of the card purchases goes directly to the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Auxiliary to support projects that will benefit cancer patients. (501) 686-8286. www.uamspartnerscard.com

  

Big Night Gala—Nov. 6

The Jones Center celebrates its 25th anniversary with “The Biggest” Big Night Gala. Onsite guests will enjoy an exclusive sit-down dinner created by the Tyson Foods Chefs Team and paired with select wines. This year, due to social distance measures, there is limited dinner seating for 250 people as well as a virtual program option. Proceeds from the event will support youth and family programming at The Jones Center. Springdale. (479) 756-8090. www.thejonescenter.net

Fall Diversity Weekend—Nov. 6 thru 8

A weekend celebrating diversity and the LGBT community all around town. Eureka Springs.www.facebook.com/outineureka

Cranksgiving—Nov. 7

A community food drive on two wheels. Part bike ride, part food driveand part scavenger hunt. Pedal the streets and trails of NWA as you search forholiday meal ingredients. Once youcollect all your items, return to the finish line and place them in the donation box. Your food donations will be used to provide a Thanksgivingmeal to over 1,000 members of the community who would otherwise go without a meal or be alone on the holiday. 7 to 9 a.m. Care Community Center. Rogers. (479) 636-1240. www.rogerslowell.com

Elkins Annual Fall Craft Market—Nov. 7

Explore over 20 vendors offering an assortment of handmade crafts, including holiday delights, home décor, home-baked treats, jams and jellies, festive gift ideas and more. Rain or shine.10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Harris Baptist Church. Elkins. (479) 643-3400.

Field of Honor—Nov. 7 thru 14

The Rotary Club of Bentonville hosts this annual event including the inspirational posting of the Stars and Stripes, featuring flags standing in a solemn formation to honor heroes such as teachers, fire fighters, police, first responders, military, veterans and more. Loved ones can sponsor flags for the heroes in their lives and the public can enjoy the display for free. Funds raised help support the Bentonville Police and Fire,Bentonville Public Schools ROTC program,SheepdogandRotary Club of Bentonville.Visitwebsite for more information. (913) 706-8588. www.rotaryclubofbentonville.com

A Very Special Art Show—Nov. 9 thru 12

This year the Sunshine School Art Show will look different to prioritize the health and safety of our students, clients, staff and the community. The show will feature an online auction with artwork created by the kids and adults at Sunshine School. Visit website for details.Rogers.(479) 636-3190. www.nwasunshineschool.org

Casa Light of Hope—Nov. 10

This annual event will be held virtually this year. Join us as we share the story of CASA of NWA and inspire others to join our movement. Event will be streamed twice at 8 a.m. and noon. (479) 725-2213. www.nwacasa.org

Ozark Media Arts Festival—Nov. 10 thru 13

Our 10th annual event is going virtual this year. Visit website for information on the interactive programs, workshops, classes, competition and awards, and opening and closing ceremonies being offered this year. Free admission. (479) 750-1680. www.ozarkmediaartsfestival.com

NWA Young Professional Virtual Summit—

Nov. 11 thru 13

Attention young professionals, it's almost time for you to join us for the 5th annual NWA YP Summit–Ignite Your Passion. Northwest Arkansas Emerging Leaders and Rotary Clubs of NWA presentthis unique leadership summit for young professionals focusing on areas of development. This year’s theme is Agents of Change and admissionis $25. 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.(479) 636-1240.www.nwaypsummit.com

Holiday Market—Nov. 13 & 14

Experience a shopping wonderland full of the season’s best gifts, décor, clothing, jewelry, health and beauty, food, repurposed items, furniture and much more. This is a family-friendly, charitable giving event with admission benefiting the Children’s Safety Center. The market also features a chance to meet Santa and other special events. Visit website for hours and admission prices. NWA Holiday Inn Convention Center. Springdale. (479) 756-6954. www.nwaholidaymarket.com

National Philanthropy Day Virtual Celebration—Nov. 18

The Northwest Arkansas Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals is hosting a virtual National Philanthropy Day event from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to celebrate eight local philanthropists who make a big difference in our community. Visit website and social media for details on this virtual event and this year’s honorees. (479) 790-3889. www.community.afpnet.org/afparnorthwestchapter

National Philanthropy Day Virtual Luncheon—Nov. 18

The Northwest Arkansas Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals is hosting a virtual National Philanthropy Day to celebrate eight local philanthropists who make a big difference in our community. Visit website and social media for details on this virtual event. www.community.afpnet.org

 

Bentonville Whiskey Festival—Nov. 21

Experience an evening of masterfully crafted and limited-release whiskey from distillers around the world. Guests will enjoy live music, whiskey, wine, games and much more. General Admission from 4 to 7 p.m. with VIP event before. Must be 21 or older to attend. Admission: $40 for pre-sale general admission, $60 at door general admission, $125 VIP pre-sale admission. Peel Mansion & Gardens. Bentonville. (479) 254-3870. www.downtownbentonville.org

NWA Boutique Show—Nov. 20 & 21

Join us for one of the most popular shopping events of the season. At this14th annual event, find thousands of unique gifts from over 180 merchants under one roof.Visit website for hours and admission prices. John Q. Hammons Convention Center, Embassy Suites. Rogers. www.nwaboutiqueshow.com

NWA Christmas Bazaar—Nov. 20 & 21

Shop home décor, barware, bath gifts, kids gifts, sunglasses, holiday ornaments and décor, jewelry and more—while enjoying the champagne bar. This year shopping is by appointment only—each day 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Schedule your shopping time now! Stone Chapel at MattLane Farm. Goshen. www.facebook.com/nwachristmasbazaar

DTR Holiday Market—Nov. 21 thru Dec. 12

On each Saturday, DTR Market will transition to a Holiday Market featuring vendors selling their winter crops, holiday treats, handmade crafts and gifts. This indoor walkthrough market will be at 120 W. Poplar St. from 12 to 5 p.m. All items and food sold will be to-go. Make a big impact this year by shopping small and supporting local growers and makers. Rogers. (479) 640-7345. www.rogerslowell.com

Bentonville Winter Market—Nov. 28

Shop local for crafts and treats at this large holiday market. Event will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. See website for more details. Downtown Square. Bentonville. (479) 295-2396. www.downtownbentonville.org

Christmas on the Creek—Nov. 28

Join us for a Springdale tradition as we celebrate the holidays. Event will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Downtown. Springdale. (501) 425-0478.www.downtownspringdale.org

O’Night DivineCharity Ball—Dec. 5 

The27th annual ballbenefiting Mercy Health Foundationfeaturesan elegant evening of entertainment, networking and fellowship, while supporting the expansion of quality and compassionate health care at Mercy, with all funds raised staying local at Mercy NWA.Visit website for details, tickets and updates. (479) 338-2990. www.mercyhealthfoundation.net/nwa

Jingle Mingle Virtual—Dec. 10

The annual gathering offering Single Parent Scholarship Fund of NWA scholarship recipients and supporters a chance to usher in the holiday season together and celebrate this year’s success stories will be virtual this year. Hear stories of hope and determination from single parent scholarship recipients creating better, brighter futures for their families through higher education. Visit website for more details. (479) 935-4888. www.spsfnwa.org

Festival of Stars Toy & Donation Drive—Dec. 11

Help make the holidays brighter for Arkansas Children’s patients and families. This statewide annual toy and donation drive will be held at the Northwest campus. Visit website for details and wish lists. Arkansas Children’s Northwest. Springdale. 

(479) 725-6800. www.archildrens.org

Burlsworth Trophy Luncheon—Dec. 21

Join us for this annual luncheon honoring college football’s most outstanding player who began this career as a walk-on. The Burlsworth Trophy will be presented to a young man who embodies the values that Brandon Burlsworth stood for. Visit website for more information. NWA Holiday Inn Convention Center. Springdale. (501) 347-4399. www.burlsworthtrophy.com

 

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