June 22-24, 2018
Kessler Mountain Regional Park
Homegrown Music Festival has been rooted in the Ozarks since 2016 and prides itself on being a sustainable, family-friendly approach to live music. This year’s festival is a little different in that it is taking place in Fayetteville, showcasing more mountain sports and one of our favorite parts, IT’S FREE.
Located in one of Fayetteville’s most appreciated parks, the Gulley Park Concert Series is a free event featuring live music. A favorite throughout the summer for locals as well as out-of-towners, six family-friendly bands are performing every other week, including the Ben Miller Band, local second-line band Crescent City Combo and Fayetteville’s own Barrett Baber, a former contestant on NBC’s The Voice.
Experience Fayetteville and Fayetteville Parks and Recreation will host the Kessler Mountain Jam, a mountain biking festival and race at the Kessler Mountain Regional Park on Nov. 3-4.
One of the most popular things to do in Fayetteville is enjoy the natural beauty of the outdoors. To anyone who’s ever visited Fayetteville, that’s no surprise. Along with being surrounded by the Boston Mountains of the Ozarks, the city is overflowing with natural areas, which encompass 3,000 acres of land and include 70 parks with 40 miles of paved and natural trails, three lakes and more.
Fayetteville Yoga Fest is a three-day festival that takes place amongst the Ozark Mountains in Fayetteville, Arkansas on May 4-6th, 2018. The event is a celebration of movement, music and mindful living, with a msision to build a community that cultivates compassion, creativity and connection.
The festival features more than 60 yoga classes over the course of three days, including both outdoor & indoor yoga classes for all levels and age groups. In addition to yoga classes, the event will also offer meditation, live music, kids yoga, group hikes, thought-provoking discussions & presentations, art, food and shopping (with local, earth-conscious vendors).
The third annual Frozen Toes 15K Trail Run will take place Saturday, January 13, 2018 on the Kessler Mountain Trails. The race is perfect for runners looking to transition from a 5K or 10K to a longer distance and will be a great opportunity to see the newly expanded, multi-purpose trails on Kessler Mountain.
Thirty years of Arkansas Mountain Biking culminates April 6-8 for one amazing weekend of celebration at the birthplace of Arkansas Mountain Biking— Devils Den State Park!
With cooler weather upon us, the fall season is in full swing. For visitors to Fayetteville and Northwest Arkansas, one of the most popular activities to do during this time of year is enjoying the fall foliage.
From mid-October to early November in the Ozarks, the leaves change color in spectacular fashion, making for breathtaking views throughout wooded paths, scenic overlooks and even inside the city, considering how green Fayetteville is during the spring and summer months.
While Fayetteville is a haven for competitive cycling and mountain biking, casual bike rides around the city are one of the most popular things to do in Fayetteville. It’s a great way to experience everything the city has to offer — restaurants, shopping, nightlife — while still enjoying the beautiful outdoors Northwest Arkansas and the Ozarks are known for.
New in 2016: Kessler Mountain Regional Park A great facility for youth recreation, tournaments, soccer and baseball with plan to grown and include many more facilities and amenities.
The new park is just off Cato Springs road in south Fayetteville and plans to be an epicenter for sports and activities. It’s 200 acres already boasts 6 full-size lighted soccer fields (each of which can be split into multiple youth fields) and four baseball fields.
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