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Bentonville Art Market—Thru Oct. 26

Beautiful and unique fine art by local artists will be on display and for sale. Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Downtown Bentonville Square.


Bentonville Farmers Market—Thru Oct. 26

Weekly market featuring fresh local fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, crafts and fine art by local artists. Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Downtown Bentonville Square.


The Original Rogers Farmers Market—Thru Nov.

This market brings you locally grown produce, handmade crafts, baked goods, jams and jellies, honey, meat, eggs and more. Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Frisco Station Mall parking lot. Rogers.


Fayetteville Farmer’s Market—Thru Dec.

Featuring a wide variety of seasonal vegetables, fruits, meats, eggs, and cheeses, in addition to fresh-cut flowers, baked goods, honeys, jams, a variety of plants, fine art and handmade crafts. Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Downtown Fayetteville Square.


First Thursdays—May 2

A family-friendly event including a diverse lineup of live music, artists, food trucks, group bike rides and art markets from 5:30 to 9 p.m. May’s theme is Elemental, inviting festivalgoers to explore elements of fire, earth and water. Downtown Fayetteville Square.


Wellness Festival—May 2 thru 5

A four-day community celebration of art, nature, food and overall wellness. This festival is brought to you by Crystal Bridges and the Momentary and aims to bridge the gap between creative expression and personal health. Come meet regional health and wellness providers, hear from leading voices in health advocacy, take part in wellness-boosting gallery activities, enjoy farm-to-table food demos, and more. Various locations of the Crystal Bridges and the Momentary campuses. Bentonville.


First Fridays—May 3

Presented by Walmart, the Bentonville Square’s giant neighborhood block party is now delivering an expanded footprint, new local participation, enhanced music performances, food, activities, and fun for the whole family. Events are from 3 to 9 p.m. May’s theme is “Outdoor Adventure.” Downtown Bentonville Square.


Siloam Springs Farmers Market—May 4 thru Oct. 12

Find fresh, local foods and goods at this outdoor market running from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. Memorial Park. Siloam Springs.


Art on the Bricks—May 9

Enjoy artwork from regional artists featured in local businesses and shops from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Downtown Rogers.



Arkansas Air & Military Museum—Current Exhibition

Currently on display thru Dec. 2025: Short Strips & Tight Grips. Arkansas Air & Military Museum. Fayetteville.


The Auditorium—Upcoming Concerts

May 31: Sonny Landreth and special guest Seth Lee Jones, 7:30 p.m.; June 1: Ian Moore, 7:30 p.m.; and June 28: Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys, 7:30 p.m. The Auditorium. Eureka Springs.


Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art—Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

Currently on display thru May 27: A Soldier’s Journey; running thru June 24: Danielle Hatch: All the Soarings Of My Mind Begin In My Blood; running thru July 29: Exquisite Creatures; running thru Sept. 30: Space Makers: Indigenous Expression and a New American Art; and beginning May 4 running thru July 28: The Portal: An Art Experience by Jewel. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Bentonville.


The Momentary—Upcoming Exhibitions & Events

Beginning May 11: Dark Waters | Kristine Potter; and beginning May 19: Mystic Parallax | Awol Erizku.

Special events include: Chicano Batman at 7 p.m. on May 1; and An Evening with John Legend at 8 p.m. on June 1. The Momentary. Bentonville.


TheatreSquared—Current & Upcoming Events

Currently running thru May 5: Laughs in Spanish; running thru May 12: Fat Ham; and running June 5 thru 30: Responders. TheatreSquared. Fayetteville.


Walmart AMP—Upcoming Concerts

The 2024 season continues May 1 with Greta Van Fleet, 7 p.m.; May 2 with NEEDTOBREATHE, 7 p.m.; May 3 with Parker McCollum, 7:30 p.m.; May 10 with Brooks & Dunn, 7 p.m.; May 11 with Whiskey Myers, 6:30 p.m.; May 18 with 21 Savage, 7 p.m.; May 30 with HARDY, 6:45 p.m.; May 31 with Hootie & The Blowfish, 7 p.m.; June 3 with Maggie Rogers, 7:30 p.m.; June 8 with Dierks Bentley, 7 p.m.; and June 19 with Styx & Foreigner, 6:45 p.m. Walmart AMP. Rogers.


Walton Arts Center—Upcoming Performances & Current Exhibition

May 1: John Waters’ Devil’s Advocate, 7 p.m.; May 3 thru 10: Hairspray; May 11: Film Fest: Indie Films Artosphere, 8 p.m.; May 14 & 15: +ERBA – A Forest in the City, 6:30 p.m.; May 28 & 29: Shrek – The Musical, 7 p.m.; and June 13: Film Fest: LGBTQIA Filmmakers, 8 p.m. Current exhibition is from Daniel Johnston and will remain on display thru June 31. Walton Arts Center. Fayetteville.


Moon to Mars­—Thru May 6

This exhibition will transport children to a world of new possibilities. Young explorers will design and fly rockets, hover above the planet in a spacecraft, walk in reduced gravity and navigate new terrain in the Lunar Rover. Scott Family Amazeum. Bentonville.


Music on the Mountain—Thru May 18

Get into Arkansas’ musical roots all season long with Mount Sequoyah’s spring Music on the Mountain Series. This vibrant collection of outdoor concerts is free thanks to the support of an Arkansas Heritage grant. Mount Sequoyah. Fayetteville.


Artosphere Festival—Thru May 30

Celebrate art, music and nature with exciting performances, activities and events the whole family can enjoy. This event spotlights artists and performers from all around the world who are inspired by nature, and provides a creative framework to discuss issues of sustainability and environmental awareness. Various locations in Northwest Arkansas.


Arkansas Pottery Festival—May 3 thru 5

This three-day weekend includes pottery demonstrations, lectures and a pottery sale of more than 50 potters from around the state. Spotlight artists include Troy Jackson and Betty Gaedtke. Community Creative Center. Fayetteville.


Rogers Short Film Festival—May 3 thru 5

Join in for a groovy, non-stop weekend filled with screenings, networking, workshops, food, music and entertainment. Victory Theater. Rogers


Railyard Live—May 3 thru Sept. 28

Enjoy a variety of live music by local and regional performers Fridays and Saturdays. Butterfield Stage. Downtown Rogers.


Cinco de Mayo Festival—May 4

Presented by the Hispanic Women’s Organization of Arkansas, this fun and free event will feature various talent, food, presentations and more. Event is from noon to 7 p.m. Downtown Springdale.


Trout Fishing in America—May 7

A family-friendly concert featuring songs full of tongue twisters, mind-benders, spooky situations and instantly identifiable slices of a kid’s life. Performance begins at 6:30 p.m. Botanical Garden of the Ozarks. Fayetteville.


FamJam: Doktor Kaboom! And The Wheel of Science—May 11

Doktor Kaboom! keeps audiences riveted and rolling with laughter during his sidesplitting journey of science experiments. Kaboom! will perform at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. The Jones Center. Springdale.


FreshGrass—May 17 & 18

Music lovers will enjoy a weekend of outstanding bluegrass and roots artists, with knockout performances and world premieres accompanied by family-friendly activities, local food and drinks, and local vendors. The Momentary. Bentonville.


Live at Turnbow—May 30 & June 27

Live music featuring local musicians and bands — from jazz to mariachi, bluegrass to funk. Bring your blankets and chairs. Free concerts are held on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Downtown Springdale.


SoNA Beyond: String Quartet Performance—June 9

This year’s series rethinks the boundaries of what a symphony can do to innovate the artform, include new voices and immerse SoNA in the Northwest Arkansas community. Performance begins at 6 p.m. Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel. Bella Vista.


Bentonville Film Festival—June 10 thru 16

Celebrate a decade of extraordinary storytelling, breathtaking visuals and unforgettable moments in cinema. The festival will kick off the first day with premiere screenings beginning around noon. Various venues around Downtown Bentonville.


Arkansas State Parks—Upcoming Events

Three local parks 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.


NWA Naturals—Upcoming Home Games

The 2024 season continues April 30 thru May 5 vs. Wichita Wind Surge; May 7 thru 12 vs. Springfield Cardinals; May 21 thru 26 vs. Amarillo Sod Poodles; and June 4 thru 9 vs Wichita Wind Surge. Visit the website for game times, promotional theme night information and admission prices. Arvest Ballpark. Springdale.


Hike at Devil’s Den State Park—May 3

Trek through this historic park created in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Hike a quarter-mile trail with a park interpreter and visit other works created by the CCC. Hike is from 3 to 4 p.m. Devil’s Den State Park. Winslow.


Noon2Moon Mountain Bike Race—May 3 & 4

Be a part of this 3rd annual endurance mountain bike race. Not sure you want to take on a full 6- or 12-hour endurance race? Grab two friends and sign up for the 6-hour relay race, only two hours of riding each. Coler Mountain Bike Preserve. Bentonville.


Cow Paddy Run—May 4

A 5K for adults and older kids as well as a 1K Fun Run for the little ones. Proceeds benefit The Spark Foundation, a Fayetteville nonprofit creating a positive impact in the community by providing increased access to health and fitness education and opportunities. Gulley Park. Fayetteville.


Girls on the Run 5K—May 4

This 5K gives program participants of all abilities a tangible sense of accomplishment. Crossing the finish line instills confidence through completion and is a joyful moment program participants always remember. Gulley Park. Fayetteville.


Halfway Halt @ Square 2 Square—May 4

Cheer on the riders during their 30-mile trip traveling from Fayetteville to Bentonville on the Razorback Greenway. Enjoy food, drinks and music. Event is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Turnbow Park. Springdale.


Heather Ridley-Fleeman Battle for Hope—May 4

This event highlights the life of Heather Ridley-Fleeman and raises awareness for colon cancer. All proceeds benefit Hope Cancer Resources. Race begins at 7:30 a.m. Old Tiger Stadium. Bentonville.


Square 2 Square—May 4

The spring ride will be moving north as riders travel from the Fayetteville Square to the Bentonville Square, with a Halfway Halt event in Downtown Springdale. Walker Park. Fayetteville.


Yoga in the Garden—May 4 thru July 27

Every Saturday morning (with the exception of July 20), meet at the garden for yoga classes taught by instructors from the Fayetteville Athletic Center. Weather permitting, classes will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Botanical Garden of the Ozarks. Fayetteville.


Mercy Golf Classic—May 6

This 31st annual event raises money for Mercy Health Foundation NWA and helps ensure it is able to continue meeting health care needs in our community. Pinnacle Country Club. Rogers.


Ozark Craggin’ Classic—May 10 thru 12

The American Alpine Club joins forces with the local climbing community for this three-day festival. Learn new skills as professional climbers lead engaging clinics. Enjoy a silent auction, live music, local food trucks and beer. 1770 SW 2nd St. Bentonville.


Race to Hydrate & Youth Run—May 11

Challenge yourself with a scenic run/walk from the Railyard Bike Park down to Lake Atalanta and back. The kids will enjoy the Youth Run or Toddler Trot, followed by refreshments, character appearances and a fun zone. Proceeds support Kendrick Fincher Hydration for Life. Railyard Bike Park. Rogers.


Fayetteville Chamber Spring Classic—May 13

This annual event will be limited to 24 teams, so sign up early. Event day registration will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch at noon and a 1 p.m. shotgun start for play. Fayetteville Country Club.


Natural State Criterium Series—May 15 & June 12

These are high-energy, spectator-friendly races on a closed course. Event is from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Downtown Springdale.


Rule of 3––May 16 thru 19

Experience a beautiful but challenging course featuring the three paragons of Northwest Arkansas: tarmac, gravel and singletrack. Choose between 50-mile and 100-mile courses as well as a solo or three-person team. Bentonville.


Stripes, Blue & You Kickball Tournament—May 18

This event brings together the law enforcement community with those in recovery in this fun-filled 4th annual kickball tournament. Proceeds support P.E.A.R.L and its mission of providing assistance, education and support to the recovery community. Pea Ridge Memorial Park.


Chamber Golf Classic—May 20

Annual golf tournament providing the perfect balance of leisure and business for colleagues, clients, community members, and more. This four-person scramble has 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. starts, with various skills contests and prizes to the top finishers. Springdale Country Club.


Bentonville Bike Fest—May 23 thru 26

This year will offer an expanded expo, gravel racing, an enduro race, UCI trials, a dirt jump contest, a “straight rhythm” event, flatland BMX competitions, kids races and zones, live bands and more. 1770 SW 2nd St. Bentonville.


Charity Pickleball Tournament—May 31

Don’t miss this day of pickleball and fun! There will be both competitive and non-competitive divisions. Tournament begins at 5 p.m. Proceeds support the outreach programming of First Tee Northwest Arkansas. Osage Park. Bentonville.


Glow Run—May 31

Bentonville’s only nighttime race. This two-mile race is fun for the whole family. Adorn yourself in neon and anything that glows. Melvin Ford Aquatic Center. Bentonville.


The ONEParty Golf—May 31

This exciting golf competition and event supports JDRF, with flights at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. and a noon luncheon. There will also be a kid’s putting hour and teen driving range. Shadow Valley Country Club. Rogers.


Kids Splash & Dash—June 1

This annual event for kids helps raise money for the Rampy MS Research Foundation. Pre-registration is required. Melvin Ford Aquatic Center. Bentonville.


Tour de BBQ—June 1

This event features 62-, 30-, and 7-mile bike rides with barbecue stops on the Razorback Greenway. Proceeds benefit Dress for Success NWA. The Garage by JUNK. Bentonville.


Summer Swing—June 6

Support youth mentoring through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Arkansas at the summer’s biggest “par-tee.” Enjoy a fun, team-focused event geared toward team building and networking. No golf skills necessary. Topgolf. Rogers.


Ladies Du Fayetteville—June 8

A unique multi-sport race experience for women athletes. Women, non-binary and gender non-conforming athletes are welcome to participate in the Du. The duathlon will follow a traditional run/bike/run format, with the distances being 2 miles/11 miles/2 miles. Lake Fayetteville.


Pig Trail Mud Run—June 8

If you think getting wet and dirty sounds fun, and you and your team members love to be mentally and physically challenged, then this is the race for you. The run is built and directed by members of the Rotary Club of Springdale and raises money for club projects. Check-in at 7 a.m. and first flight at 8 a.m. Ecclesia College. Springdale.


Dam Slam Pickleball Tournament—June 8 & 9

Join the Peel Compton Foundation for this inaugural event. Show off your skills, meet new people and compete for prizes. There will be divisions for all levels of play, so everyone is welcome. Osage Park. Bentonville.


Sager Creek Triathlon—June 9

This event includes a 300-yard pool swim, a 12-mile bike ride and a 2-mile run. Athletes 18 and older can participate. Start time is 8 a.m. Walton Lifetime Health Complex, John Brown University. Siloam Springs.


The Cancer Challenge—June 13 thru 15

Annual event designed to advocate and support world-class cancer care in our region. Events include a golf tournament, trap shoot tournament, tennis tournament, Pickleball tournament and a 10K/5K/1-mile run/walk. Various locations in Northwest Arkansas.


Bike City Fondo—June 15

Road riding, gravel grinder, paved trail system — this event has courses for all riders, no matter your riding level. Walker Park. Fayetteville.


Catfish, Corndogs and Cornhole Tournament—June 21

Come and play cornhole in teams of two, eat, and enjoy a day raising money to improve local health care. Amateur and competitive brackets are available for the cornhole tournament. All proceeds benefit Mercy Health Foundation. Mercy Hospital. Rogers.


Ozark Valley Triathlon—June 29 & 30

This three-day event marks the third consecutive year for Fayetteville to host a full slate of USA Triathlon National Championship events. Lake Wedington Recreation Area. Fayetteville.


Celebration of Excellence—May 1

An evening to celebrate public education through the introduction of teacher grants, Pendergraft recipients and student scholarships — all brought to life through the generosity of Fayetteville Public Education Foundation donors. Arkansas Air and Military Museum. Fayetteville.


A la Carte—May 2

Hosted by the Arkansas Children’s Northwest Auxiliary, this sampling event and premier silent auction brings the best restaurants in the Northwest Arkansas region together for a night of food and fun. This year’s theme is “A Wonderland Affair!” Ledger. Bentonville.


Gala for Education and Access—May 2

Evening will feature wine, a three-course plated dinner by Chef Matthew Cooper and musical performances that will lift your spirits for months to come. Funds raised will help to extend access and arts-in-education to youth and underserved community members. Event is from 6 to 9 p.m. Fayetteville Public Library.


Cinco De Mayo Celebration—May 3

A fundraising fiesta to support underserved youth in Northwest Arkansas through the First Tee. There will be food, brews, a DJ and mariachi music, and more. Event is from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Rendezvous Junction Brewing Co. Rogers.


Plant A Seed Soirée—May 3

Featuring live entertainment, a fabulous dinner prepared by Brightwater students, and a live and online silent auction. Proceeds will provide critical funds for student scholarships through the NorthWest Arkansas Community College Foundation. Heroncrest. Elm Springs.


Kentucky Derby Party—May 4

This event will have fancy hats and bow ties, mint juleps and racing — all in support of the Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter. Event is from 4 to 7 p.m. Record. Downtown Bentonville.


Mini Derby—May 4

Enjoy live mini horse racing, the Kentucky Derby on a big screen, live music, silent auction, local food trucks, open bar, mint juleps and more. Proceeds support Equestrian Bridges and their Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies. Event is from 4 to 8 p.m. and for ages 18 and up. Equestrian Bridges. Rogers.


Spring Demolition Derby—May 4

Enjoy a heated competition as drivers face off until the last car is standing. During this fun family night, drivers will compete for cash prizes and bragging rights. Gates open at 5 p.m. Parsons Stadium. Springdale.


Washington Elementary Tour of Homes—May 4

Support Washington Elementary School, and learn about architecture, history and design in the process. Tours are self-guided and run any time between noon to 5 p.m. Fayetteville.


SoNA Spring Gala—May 9

Join the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas as it celebrates this season and toasts to the future. Enjoy good food, cherished company, a pop-up shop by Romance Diamond, one-of-a-kind auction items and, of course, superb music. 6 p.m. Heroncrest. Elm Springs.


Hanging Basket Sale—May 9 thru 11

Add a pop of color to your home this spring with a gorgeous hanging basket. With a wide variety of colors and plants, there’s something for everyone — and in perfect time for Mother’s Day. Proceeds support Peel Compton Foundation. Peel Museum & Botanical Garden. Bentonville.


The Main Event—May 10

This 14th annual event is themed “Alpine Street Soiree” and includes a beer garden happy hour, dinner, drinks, and live and silent auctions. All proceeds benefit downtown revitalization through Main Street Siloam Springs Inc. Creekside Taproom. Siloam Springs.


NWA White Party—May 11

This event supporting Habitat for Humanity takes inspiration for its theme and attire from French culture, along with other white dress celebrations across multiple communities. The event will include food, a live auction, music from Brock Entertainment, and a live speed painter whose piece will be auctioned off. Crawford Airplane Hanger. Springdale.


Mother’s Day at the Garden—May 12

Enjoy spring weather in the garden for Mother’s Day. Member’s mothers and mother figures enjoy free admission. There will be a succulent giveaway and activities for all ages. Event is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Botanical Garden of the Ozarks. Fayetteville.


Big Paws Block Party—May 17

Back and better than ever! This event helps support Big Paws and their mission of rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming dogs in need. There will be craft beer, cocktails, food trucks, music, party games, a silent auction, puppy kissing booth, adoptable puppies and more. While admission is free, donations are greatly appreciated. 5 to 9 p.m. Big Paws of the Ozarks. Fayetteville.


Chefs in the Garden—May 21

Save your appetites and join in for a delicious and fun evening benefiting Botanical Garden of the Ozarks. Stroll through the garden listening to live music, sipping on local libations, and enjoying a diverse selection of sweet and savory culinary creations from the area’s finest chefs. Botanical Garden of the Ozarks. Fayetteville.


Go Red for Women Luncheon—May 21

Celebrating 20 years of the Go Red for Women movement, this empowering gathering focuses on preventing heart disease and stroke, shares stories of people impacted by this issue, and raises critically needed funds to support research and education initiatives. Event is from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rogers Convention Center.


Taste of Rogers—May 23

A celebration of the people who make Rogers amazing and delicious. Mingle with fellow food enthusiasts, young professionals and family, while enjoying a vibrant atmosphere. This year's theme is “Local Heroes” and will begin at 5 p.m. Railyard Park. Rogers.


Spring Carnival—May 23 thru June 2

A family-friendly event presenting rides, games, fair foods and fun. Rodeo of the Ozarks. Springdale.


Spring Market NWA—May 31 & June 1

Come get your shopping on at this 8th annual spring market. There will be over 75 makers, artists, crafters, and foodies for you to enjoy. Benton County Fairgrounds. Bentonville.


The ONEParty Evening Social—June 1

Join JDRF’s party with a Purpose and come together as one community to Fund a Cure for Type 1 Diabetes. Event starts at 5 p.m. and includes cocktails, an auction, dinner and live music. Heroncrest. Elm Springs.


Heroes & Hotrods of the Ozarks—June 7 & 8

Featuring an arts and crafts fair, veterans’ celebration, live auction, helicopter rides, monster truck rally, music, swap meet, and a car, truck and motorcycle show. Holland Barn Venue. Highfill.


The Junk Ranch—June 7 & 8

A show for people who love the good antique stuff, the handmade pieces and the all but forgotten one-of-a-kind finds. Early shopping Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. General admission Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Junk Ranch. Prairie Grove.


Garden Gate Tour—June 8

This is a fundraising tour of various Fayetteville gardens. Proceeds support educational programs for the public on topics of interest to gardeners. Event is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. Various locations in Fayetteville.


Street Dinner—June 8

This 8th annual event is Downtown Springdale Alliance’s largest fundraiser of the year. Prepare for a magical outdoor evening featuring a cocktail hour and a three-course meal prepared by a local chef. Event is from 7 to 10 p.m. Emma Ave. Downtown Springdale.


Big Business Brunch—June 20

Connect with John Laney, executive vice president of the Walmart U.S. food division, while enjoying brunch. Proceeds support Big Brother Big Sisters of Northwest Arkansas. 21c Museum Hotel. Bentonville.


Rodeo of the Ozarks—June 26 thru 29

Don’t miss the opportunity to see cowboys and cowgirls from all around in one of the top outdoor rodeos in the U.S. Event begins with the Rodeo Parade on June 26 at 10 a.m. Parsons Stadium. Springdale.

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