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EVENTS IN NORTHWEST ARKANSAS

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Bella Vista Farmers and Makers Market—Thru Oct. 9

This market offers affordable fresh produce, locally grown flowers, products by local artists, plus live music and entertainment featuring a variety of cultural experiences. Sundays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 1 Mercy Way. Bella Vista. www.bellavista.gov

 

Siloam Springs Farmers Market—Thru Oct. 12

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

 

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. www.downtownbentonville.org

 

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. www.downtownbentonville.org

 

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. www.rogersfarmersmarket.org

 

Fayetteville Farmers Market—Thru Dec.

Market 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. www.experiencefayetteville.com

 

Evening at Orchards Park—July 4

Bentonville Parks & Recreation presents its annual Fourth of July fireworks celebration. Enjoy live music and concessions at 7 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Personal fireworks are prohibited. Orchards Park. Bentonville. www.bentonvillear.com

 

Freedom Fest—July 4

Don’t miss this afternoon of family-friendly fun in this 130th annual 4th of July celebration! There will be live music, pageants, vendor booths, food, a car show, kid’s zone with inflatables, a splash pad, camel rides, and of course fireworks. Gentry City Park. www.gentrychamber.com

 

First Fridays—July 5

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. July’s theme is “A Salute to Service.” Downtown Bentonville Square. www.downtownbentonville.org

 

Lost Bridge Village Independence Day Celebration—July 5

The Patriotic Spirit Parade begins at 4:30 p.m., with a barbecue and entertainment from 6 to 8 p.m., then fireworks at dusk. Lost Bridge Village. Garfield. www.lbvca.com

 

Ventris Trails End Resort Fireworks—July 5

Fireworks are choreographed to music that we all love. The show is best seen by boat, as it is projected toward the lake for reflection from the water. Beaver Lake. Garfield. www.beaverlakeresorts.com

 

Art on the Bricks—July 11

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

 

Fourth Friday—July 26

Monthly family-friendly community block party filled with free activities, local artisans, vendors, food trucks, live music and more. July’s theme is “Artfest.” Memorial Park. Siloam Springs. www.4thfridaysiloam.com

 

First Thursdays—Aug. 1

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. August’s theme is “Game On,” with games of all shapes and sizes, where everyone can play. Downtown Fayetteville Square. www.experiencefayetteville.com

ARTS & CULTURE

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Arkansas Air & Military Museum—Current Exhibition

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

 

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art—Current Exhibitions

Currently on display thru July 28: The Portal: An Art Experience by Jewel; running thru July 29: Exquisite Creatures; and running thru Sept. 30: Space Makers: Indigenous Expression and a New American Art. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Bentonville. crystalbridges.org

 

The Momentary—Current Exhibitions & Upcoming Events

Currently on display thru Oct. 13: Dark Waters | Kristine Potter; and running thru Oct. 13: Mystic Parallax | Awol Erizku. Special events include: Portugal. The Man at 8 p.m. on July 6; Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at 7 p.m. on July 14; Lake Street Dive at 7 p.m. on July 17; Slash | S.E.R.P.E.N.T. Festival at 7:15 p.m. on Aug. 16; and Deadmau5 at 8 p.m. on Aug. 24. The Momentary. Bentonville. www.themomentary.org

 

Rogers Historical Museum—Current Exhibitions

Currently on display thru Aug. 10: A Century of American Glassware; and running thru Nov. 9: Last Call: History of Alcohol in the Ozarks. Rogers Historical Museum. www.rogershistoricalmuseum.org

 

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History—Current Exhibitions

Currently on display thru Dec. 31: Tracing the Threads: Weaving in the Arkansas Ozarks and Ozark Tree Army: The CCC at Devil’s Den State Park. Shiloh Museum of Ozark History. Springdale. www.shilohmuseum.org

 

TheatreSquared—Upcoming Show

Beginning Aug. 21 running thru Sept. 15: A Raisin in The Sun. TheatreSquared. Fayetteville. www.theatre2.org

 

Walmart AMP—Upcoming Concerts

The 2024 season continues July 2 with Sarah McLachlan, 7:30 p.m.; July 4 with the Fireworks Spectacular, 8 p.m.; July 6 with The Doobie Brothers, 7 p.m.; July 15 with Cage The Elephant, 6:30 p.m.; July 17 with Niall Horan, 7:30 p.m.; July 19 with KIDZ BOP Live, 7 p.m.; July 21 with Tate McRae: Think Later Tour, 8 p.m.; July 28 with Hawthorne Heights: 20 Years of Tears, 5 p.m.; July 29 with Lindsey Stirling, 7 p.m.; July 31 with Third Eye Blind and special guest Yellowcard, 6:30 p.m.; Aug. 2 with Megadeth, 6:30 p.m.; Aug. 8 with Halestorm & I Prevail, 6 p.m.; Aug. 10 with Lainey Wilson, 7 p.m.; Aug. 13 with Five Finger Death Punch, 6:30 p.m.; and Aug. 14 with Lauren Daigle, 7 p.m. Walmart AMP. Rogers. www.waltonartscenter.org/amp

 

Opera in the Ozarks—Thru July 19

The 2024 season will include performances of La traviata, The Crucible, and a double bill of Beauty and the Beast and L’enfant et les sortilèges. Opera in the Ozarks. Eureka Springs. www.opera.org

 

Summer Forest Concert Series—Thru Aug. 3

Set outdoors in the museum’s beautiful North Forest, this family-friendly concert series features national and local artists surrounded by art and nature. A food truck and cash bar will be available throughout the night. Concerts are from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Bentonville. crystalbridges.org

 

Terrific Tuesday Nights—Thru Aug. 27

This family-friendly concert series allows the community to experience Botanical Garden of the Ozarks on beautiful summer evenings. Enjoy free admission to the garden on these Tuesday nights throughout the summer months. Botanical Garden of the Ozarks. Fayetteville. www.bgozarks.org

 

Railyard Live—Thru Sept. 28

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

 

The Little Mermaid Jr.—July 5 thru 6 & 19

This classic Disney title contains all of the songs from the award-winning animated film as well as three new songs from the Broadway show. The show takes place in a magical kingdom beneath the sea, where the beautiful and young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father, the king of the sea, escape the clutches of an evil sea witch and convince a prince that she’s the girl with the perfect voice. Trike Theatre. Bentonville. www.triketheatre.org

Gulley Park Summer Concert Series—July 11, 18 & 25

A long-standing, family-friendly tradition of outdoor live music and fun. Furry friends are welcome. There will also be food trucks available. Remaining three concerts this season will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. and feature The 1oz Jig on July 11, Marybeth Byrd on July 18, and Arkansauce on July 25. Gulley Park. Fayetteville. www.experiencefayetteville.com

 

Movies in the Park—July 12 & Aug. 9

Enjoy classic films under the stars. Screenings are free and open to the public and will begin at 8 p.m. Upcoming films are The Land Before Time on July 12, and Back to the Future on Aug. 9. Bryce Davis Park. Fayetteville. www.experiencefayetteville.com

 

Tyrus Live Nuff Said Comedy Tour—July 18

Fox News Channel contributor, comedian, wrestling superstar, and bestselling author takes the stage live and in-person. You won’t want to miss him discuss current events with his “no-nonsense” approach to life. Show is from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Embassy Suites. Rogers.

 

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast—July 18 thru 28

Join Arts One Presents for the classic narrative and how it unfolds as Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, crosses paths with the Beast, a young prince trapped in the spell of an enchantress. The fate of the Beast and his household hangs in the balance — only true love can break the curse before time runs out. Pat Ellison Performing Arts Center, Don Tyson School of Innovation. Springdale. www.artsonepresents.org

 

Wilson Pool Dive-In Movie Series—July 19

Enjoy a chance to cool off while watching a family-friendly movie. Movies will be shown from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m., with concessions available. July 19 movie is Kung Fu Panda. Wilson Pool. Fayetteville. www.fayetteville-ar.gov

 

SoNA Beyond: Carnival of the Animals—July 23

The animals are having a carnival, and everyone is invited. The unique personalities of a collection of animals are brought to life with timeless musical themes as narration tells the story of a young student’s adventures on a school class trip to the Natural History Museum. Begins at 10:30 a.m. Siloam Springs Public Library. www.sonamusic.org

 

Live at Turnbow—July 25

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. www.downtownspringdale.org

 

Red, White & Bruised—July 27

The stars of Ozark Mountain Wresting are back with this exciting summer event. Doors open at 6 p.m. and bell dings at 7 p.m. Visit website for match announcements. Rogers Convention Center. www.omwrestling.com

 

Raza Dance Festival—Aug. 2 thru 4

NWA’s Latin dance festival brings together the participation of the most prominent bachata and salsa artists, both nationally and internationally. Be inspired by champions of international competitions who will be sharing their expertise, aiming to promote a diverse culture and artistic environment. There will be workshops and classes, themed parties, vendor booths, various DJs and more. Embassy Suites. Rogers. www.festival.razadance.com

SPORTS & RECREATION

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. www.arkansasstateparks.com

 

NWA Naturals—Upcoming Home Games

The 2024 season continues July 1 thru 3 vs Springfield Cardinals; July 19 thru 21 vs Tulsa Drillers; July 23 thru 28 vs Arkansas Travelers; and Aug. 13 thru 18 vs Corpus Christi Hooks. Visit the website for game times, promotional theme night information and admission prices. Arvest Ballpark. Springdale. www.nwanaturals.com

 

Yoga in the Garden—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. www.bgozarks.org

 

Freedom Fun Run/5K—July 4

Inaugural event benefiting the Gentry Youth Organization in hopes of racing towards a brighter future. Race will end at the Gentry Freedom Fest where each runner will receive a medal and sparkler as they cross the finish line. Race begins at 7:30 a.m. Gentry Old Baseball Fields. www.app.regwiz.io/register/gyo/1056

 

Run the Railyard—July 4

A beautiful run/walk 5K event on the paved Lake Atalanta Trails that is both dog and stroller friendly. Medals will be awarded to the top 100 finishers. Event benefits the Rotary Club of Downtown Rogers and its efforts to beautify the downtown parks. The Railyard Bike Park. Rogers. www.facebook.com/RunTheRailyard

 

Paradise Found 5K Trail Run—July 13

Experience mountain bike trails in a new way during this 2nd annual event. Run will begin at 7 a.m. Coler Mountain Bike Preserve. Bentonville. www.peelcompton.org

 

Hall of Greats Golf Tournament—July 19

This golf tournament is part of a weekend celebrating Fayetteville High School’s long and rich tradition of success in athletics. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. Tee times at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Paradise Valley Athletic Club. Fayetteville. www.fhshallofgreats.org

 

Beat the Heat Summer Swing—July 22

An annual golf tournament to raise funds for Kendrick Fincher Hydration for Life. This 18-hole four-person scramble has an 8 a.m. tee time and will offer skills contests, prizes, refreshments and lunch. Lost Springs Golf & Athletic Club. Rogers. www.kendrickfincher.org

 

Bowling for Business—June 24

This 2nd annual tournament will consist of 5-person teams in a competition for the trophy and bragging rights. It is a fun-filled event, and a great way to network with other businesses in the region. Rogers Bowling Center. www.springdale.com

 

Greg Krisell Biggin’ in the Boat Baggo Tournament—July 27

This 5th annual tournament will consist of a day of fun, laughter, and a heartfelt tribute to an incredible man. Event includes lunch, t-shirt and hat for each team member. Check-in is at 8 a.m. Tournament starts at 9 a.m. Hope Cancer Resources. Springdale. www.hopecancerresources.org

 

Will Golf 4 Kids—Aug. 1 & 2

Register today for this two-day, four-person scramble with morning and afternoon shotgun starts, followed by the Gala of Hope ­— both benefiting Arkansas Children’s Northwest. This is a Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Play Yellow tournament. The winning foursome will qualify for the Play Yellow Invitational, hosted by Jack and Barbara Nicklaus. Dogwood and Kingswood Golf Courses. Bella Vista. www.golfandgala.com

 

Run for the Grapes—Aug. 10

Annual event benefiting the St. Joseph Church Youth Group, held in conjunction with the annual Tontitown Grape Festival. The 5K Run/Walk 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

 

Putt for Paws—Aug. 17

The fun goes from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a round of mini golf with an after party from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Foghorn’s by Baum-Walker Stadium in Fayetteville. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of the Ozarks. Lokomotion Family Fun Park. Fayetteville. www.hsozarks.org

 

Tee Off FORE Teachers—Aug. 23

Rogers Public Education Foundation’s 8th annual golf tournament to help raise money for teacher grants and our efforts. Prizes will be given for top team, closest to the pin and longest drive. Lost Springs Golf & Athletic Club. Rogers. www.rogerspef.org

 

Golf 4 A Cause—Aug. 26

Join in for this 20th annual event benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkoma for a four-person scramble, with morning and afternoon tee times available. Pinnacle Country Club. Rogers. www.golf4rmhc.com

OTHER EVENTS

Fayetteville Movement Festival—July 5 thru 7

Join in for this 3rd annual festival where the classes are composed of a combination of dance, yoga, functional movement and deep relaxation. Mount Sequoyah Center. Fayetteville. www.experiencefayetteville.com

 

Woman-Run with Angie Bowen: The Zelli Pasta Story—July 11

Join Woman-Run and Angie Bowen, co-owner of Zelli Pasta, family producers using artisanal methods to create a shelf stable boxed pasta available at retailers statewide and their Springdale location. Angie will share the Zelli journey beginning at 5:30 p.m. The Jones Center. Springdale. www.wlj.com

 

Art of Wine—July 12

Indulge in an endless assortment of wine and savor small bites from your favorite local restaurants as you toast to a night to remember. Event begins at 8 p.m., with an optional express pass for early entry. Walton Arts Center. Fayetteville. www.waltonartscenter.org

 

Margarita Fest—July 13

Local small business chefs, bartenders, mixologists and alike can enter their favorite margarita into this 2nd annual Margarita Festival to be crowned Siloam’s Margarita Master 2024. Event is from 4 to 7 p.m., with guests casting their vote for their favorite margarita. Park House Kitchen + Bar. Siloam Springs. www.mainstreetsiloam.org

 

Sips on the Bricks—July 13

This is a pub crawl, poker run, red/white/blue costume contest, and shop local extravaganza brought to you by Northwest Arkansas Emerging Leaders. Sippers will receive a swag bag, exclusive deals from downtown merchants, get to cast their vote for “Best Sip,” and an invitation to the After Party where winners will be announced. Event is from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Downtown Rogers. www.nwaemergingleaders.com

 

Buckin’ in the Ozarks—July 19 & 20

A Professional Bull Riders Tour stop, this event appeals to those who seek action, excitement and an all-around good time. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and event begins at 8 p.m. Parsons Stadium. Springdale. www.rodeooftheozarks.org

 

Firefly Fling—July 20

Join fairies, mermaids, giant butterflies and more at this family-friendly event! Enjoy food trucks and sweet treats, face painting, the Fairy House Village, and amazing entertainment. Botanical Garden of the Ozarks. Fayetteville. www.bgozarks.org

 

Hall of Greats Banquet—July 20

Held annually to honor and remember those whose outstanding dedication, leadership and abilities help them to stand out from among numerous others who contributed significantly to the success of Fayetteville High School athletics. Reception at 6 p.m. and induction ceremony at 7 p.m. Fayetteville Public Library. www.fhshallofgreats.org

 

Spark of Hope—July 25

An evening filled with inspirational stories of hope, perseverance and generosity to honor Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Northwest Arkansas recipients. The event includes a dinner and awards ceremony. Event is from 6 to 8 p.m. Rogers Convention Center. www.spsfnwa.org

 

Dream Big Charity Gala—July 27

The 17th annual fundraiser for the Children’s Safety Center of Washington County will be circus themed with music by DJ Derrick, fun circus acts, local eats, live and online auctions, and an impactful program. Event is at 7 p.m. Fayetteville Town Center. www.childrenssafetycenter.org

 

Gala of Hope—Aug. 2

A black-tie evening featuring highly curated dining, live entertainment, live and silent auctions, and games of chance, benefiting Arkansas Children’s Northwest. Fayetteville Public Library. www.golfandgala.com

 

True Crime Fest—Aug. 2 & 3

Event will host nationally renowned true crime authors, podcasters, and advocates that will highlight cold cases, share stories of the missing and unidentified, and reflect on the heroes that are fighting to bring awareness to victims across the country. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit All the Lost Girls. Event is from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Fayetteville Town Center. www.truecrimefestnwa.com

 

Tontitown Grape Festival—Aug. 6 thru 10

This popular annual event includes free parking and free admission, entertainment, a carnival with armbands available, arts and crafts, live music and more. Join in Aug. 6 & 7 for the annual Grape Stomp; Aug. 8 thru 10 for the famous Spaghetti Dinners; Aug. 9 for the coronation of the 125th Queen Concordia; and Aug. 10 for the Run for the Grapes 5K and Kids Run. 154 E Henri De Tonti Blvd. Tontitown. www.tontitowngrapefestival.com

 

Bentonville Teacher’s Fair—Aug. 7

Presented by Hight Jackson, this fair offers local businesses and organizations the opportunity to welcome more than 1,500 teachers back to school and the opportunity to educate them on the latest products and services. Event is from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Bentonville High School. www.greaterbentonville.com

 

Springdale Teacher Appreciation Event—Aug. 7

This 58th annual event, brought to you by the Springdale Chamber of Commerce, acknowledges and thanks Springdale Public School’s educators for their contribution and work in our community. Event features food, a vendor fair, prizes and more. www.springdale.com

 

Thank a Teacher Celebration—Aug. 8

Annual event welcoming teachers back to school and thanking them for all they do. Event includes a vendor fair, door prizes, and lunch. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rogers High School. www.rogerslowell.com

 

Washington County Education Employee Expo—Aug. 8

This is one big event for all Washington County school districts, and the perfect opportunity to show support and appreciation for your local educators. Event is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fayetteville Town Center. www.fayettevillear.com

 

A Toast to Health—Aug. 9

Join WelcomeHealth for a special evening of socializing, dinner and a silent auction as they honor one of its most loyal and long-time supporters, the Willard & Pat Walker Charitable Foundation. Janelle Y. Hembree Alumni House. Fayetteville. www.welcomehealthnwa.org

 

Gravette Day—Aug. 10

This 131st annual community celebration occurs on the second Saturday in August. Events include a 5K, parade, pageants, live music, car show, art show, food trucks and kids’ zone. Captain Field E. Kindley Memorial Park. Gravette. www.gravettear.com

 

Honor Fest—Aug. 10

This 2nd annual festival will honor members of the U.S. military community for their sacrifices and service to the country. The event will include guest speakers, opportunities for workforce and entrepreneurship development, a special community service project, family entertainment, and live music performances. Orchards Park. Bentonville. www.honorfest.com

 

SOAR NWA—Aug. 16 & 17

There will be something for everyone at this 5th annual event benefiting Open Avenues, a nonprofit helping to provide employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Events will include a variety of hot air balloon glows and tethered rides (weather permitting), a kids’ zone, circus performers, beer garden, live music, car exhibit and more. Benton County Fairgrounds. Bentonville. www.soarnwa.com

 

Annual Ice Cream Social—Aug. 17

Annual event benefiting the Washington County Historical Society. The event includes music, entertainment, ice cream from Hiland Dairy and cakes baked by members of the society. Event is from 1 to 3 p.m. Headquarters House Museum. Fayetteville. www.washcohistoricalsociety.org

 

Monster Truck Rally—Aug. 17

Come enjoy this fun evening of monster trucks and mayhem. Rodeo of the Ozarks. Springdale. www.springdalebenevolentfoundation.com

 

Washington County Fair—Aug. 20 thru 24

The largest county fair in Arkansas, featuring a tractor pull, Dutch oven cook-off and the Miss Washington County Fair pageant. And all the usual carnival fun and food will be back, of course. Washington County Fairgrounds. Fayetteville. www.mywashcofair.com

 

Jewels of Giving Celebration—Aug. 23

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank. This celebration is its largest annual fundraising event to help raise awareness of food insecurity in Northwest Arkansas. Rogers Convention Center. www.nwafoodbank.org

 

Sip & Savor—Aug. 24

Join in to raise money for the Boys & Girls Club of Benton County in its “Party with A Purpose!” by sipping on some wine, cocktails and eating some of the best food our area has to offer. Event is from 6 to 9 p.m. The Hall, Osage House. Cave Springs. www.bgcbentoncounty.org

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