August, 2017 Director of Marketing & Communications

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.

May, 2017 Marketing Manager

Exciting new art is coming to Northwest Arkansas this summer, as Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville prepares to feature work by American sculptor Dale Chihuly.

While Chihuly works mostly with glass, he is also known for using a variety of mediums, including ice, paint and neon. His works will be featured inside the museum’s temporary exhibition gallery as well as outside in the beautiful woods of the Ozarks. Tickets range from $10 to $20 and can be purchased in advance on the Crystal Bridges website.

June, 2017 Director of Marketing & Communications

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.

May, 2017 Director of Marketing & Communications

While Cinco de Mayo is officially the celebration of a Mexican military victory, in the United States we celebrate Mexican-American culture and fabulous Mexican food.

In Fayetteville, many folks look to the restaurants serving mouthwatering Mexican food every day. We have dozens of fantastic local restaurants that serve everything from Tex- Mex to regionally authentic cuisine.

April, 2017 Director of Community Engagement

Join Dacre Whitaker, our Director of Community Engagement, as she experiences Fayetteville and Northwest Arkansas.

April, 2017 Director of Marketing & Communications

Members of the artist group Fenix Fayetteville will present a three-week art exhibition and event series at the historic Walker Stone House in downtown Fayetteville from April 8-29.

March, 2017 Director of Marketing & Communications

Fayetteville, Arkansas is known as a great arts destination with many public works from large murals to little-known gems tucked in the nooks and crannies. We recently wandered around Fayetteville taking in the natural beauty and snapped a few shots of some of our favorite art pieces. If you haven’t explored the art scene in Fayetteville, add it to your bucket list!

July, 2017 Director of Community Engagement

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.

March, 2017 Director of Marketing & Communications

Experience Fayetteville launched in 2013, the Fayetteville Ale Trail – Arkansas’ first craft beer tasting adventure featuring all local breweries and the state’s only cidery. This self-guided tour lets visitors and residents experience local breweries and engage with brewmasters while learning about their craft.

The Fayetteville Ale Trail features 11 stops: Apple Blossom Brewing Co., Bentonville Brewing Co., Bike Rack Brewing Co., Columbus House Brewery., Core Brewing & Distilling Co., Fossil Cove Brewing Co., New Province Brewing Co., Ozark Beer Co., Saddlebock Brewery and West Mountain Brewing Co. and Black Apple Crossing

September, 2017 Director of Community Engagement

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.

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