Every fall, Razorback fans travel to Fayetteville to watch the Hogs play football. College game day is a staple of American culture, especially in the South and SEC, but the weekend fun is much more than a Saturday battle on the gridiron. Besides tailgating and cheering at Reynolds Razorback Stadium, here are some of the most popular traditions and things to do Friday through Sunday while in Fayetteville for a football game.
Just Kids and Experience Fayetteville are currently accepting proposals from Fayetteville-based artists (artists either residing in or actively involved in the Fayetteville art community) to participate in a public art event to be held during the final week of August 2017 by creating original artwork (sculpture, installation, mural).
One of Northwest Arkansas’ most anticipated midsummer events is back! The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks will transform into an exciting land of imagination for the 2017 Firefly Fling on Saturday, July 15, from 6 to 10 pm.
Whether you prefer a well-known country singer or a local jazz artist, Fayetteville's music scene has something for everyone to enjoy. Grab a bite to eat and wet your whistle this summer at these live music venues in Fayetteville!
The 2017 Washington County Fair begins on Tuesday, August 29th and runs through Saturday, September 2nd. As Arkansas' largest county fair, there's everything from bull riding to the Miss Washington County pageant, action-packed rides and livestock competitions.
Date: June 2-5
The University of Arkansas Razorbacks are hosting one of the NCAA Regional Tournaments in Fayetteville this coming weekend as part of the Division I Baseball Championship. Missouri State University, Oklahoma State University and Oral Roberts University will be coming to town to compete against the Hogs for a spot in the College World Series in Omaha.
With each team guaranteed to play both Friday and Saturday, and possibly Sunday and Monday, many fans will be staying in Fayetteville until their team’s season ends — or until they head to the Super Regionals June 9-12.
If you are staying on campus for the Walmart Shareholder’s meeting, you can experience Fayetteville the walkable way. The lovely University of Arkansas campus is just a few strollable minutes away from Fayetteville’s fabled entertainment district, Dickson Street, and the scenic Downtown Fayetteville Square.
Experience Fayetteville with the locals during First Thursday, a community-centered, family-friendly event on the historic downtown square. The fun begins Thursday, June 1st, at 5 p.m. and features live music, delicious food, exhibits from local artists and interactive kid-centered activities, all in a lovely outdoor setting.
The 8th annual Fayetteville Roots Festival will be held Aug. 24-27 at several locations and live-music venues throughout the city of Fayetteville.
Featured headliners include Iron & Wine, The Wood Brothers, Elephant Revival and Rodney Crowell. Additionally, actor, musician and comedian Nick Offerman — aka Ron Swanson from NBC’s “Parks & Rec” — will introduce a documentary he’s produced. The film, titled “Look & See,” is a 2017 Sundance Film Festival selection that explores the changing landscapes and shifting values of rural America in the era of industrialized agriculture.
The second annual Ladies DU Fayetteville, a duathlon for women of all ages, will be held Sunday, June 11, at Lake Fayetteville (Veterans Memorial Park).
The 15 mile race — 4 miles running, 11 miles biking — is part of the Fayetteville Race Series, which is made up of six to eight annual events that vary between running, cycling and multi-sport activities.
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