With more than 180 festivals throughout the year, Fayetteville allows visitors to experience the city’s unique taste and culture.
First Thursday on the square is a family friendly seasonal event produced by Experience Fayetteville on the first Thursday of the month. This community centered, family friendly event features a combination of music, food, art, and fun. There is always free parking in the Town Center Parking lot during First Thursdays and in case of inclement weather we will move inside to the Town Center.
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.
The Northwest Arkansas Pride Parade and Festival, the largest LGBTQ pride celebration in Arkansas, will be held in Fayetteville on Saturday, June 24, in conjunction with Northwest Arkansas Pride Week, which features daily events June 18-25.
One weekend each fall, Dickson Street starts to rumble as motorcycle descend upon Fayetteville for Bikes, Blues &BBQ. The annual festival began in 2000 as a charity poker run event with more than 200 riders, and the event has grown rapidly through the years. In 2015, more than 400,000 people attended the rally from all over America. The festival isn’t only for those riding in on two wheels – there’s also the official Arkansas State BBQ Championship, live music and plenty of vendors.
Enjoy the amazing winter wonderland of lights on the Downtown Square beginning Friday, November 17th at 6 p.m. with the lighting night parade.
The lights illuminate the square each evening from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Nightly carriages and pony rides, fresh hot chocolate and festive holiday music make the Lights of the Ozarks an event that cannot be missed.
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