Fayetteville has long been considered the entertainment capital of Northwest Arkansas, and a huge part of that reason is Dickson Street and downtown, which serves as the epicenter of fun throughout the region.
Dickson Street is the heartbeat of Fayetteville, and its energy will reinvigorate even the most exhausted visitor. Here, you’ll find George’s Majestic Lounge, the oldest and longest-running club and live-music venue in Arkansas. Some of the nation’s best-known names in music have played on Dickson Street. And, the combination of the Walton Arts Center and TheatreSquared make this area the headquarters for performance arts in Northwest Arkansas.
The nearby Historic Downtown Square, which hosts the famed Fayetteville Farmer’s Market nearly year-round, as well as the Lights of the Ozarks during the holiday season, is chock full of stores, restaurants and even a micro-brewery. Stop in for an afternoon dessert or stroll the Downtown Square Gardens.
Downtown is also home to the Outdoor Refreshment Area (ORA) that allows Fayetteville’s guests 21 and older to carry and consume alcoholic beverages in designated cups within the boundary of the district. Participants must be wearing an official ORA wristband, which are provided at partner establishments within the district. Click here to find out more about ORA.
Need more convincing? Here are a few videos that show a few of the great things about Fayetteville, all of which can be found on Dickson and the downtown area.