With more than 180 festivals throughout the year, Fayetteville allows visitors to experience the city’s unique taste and culture.
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.
Green Candy is an art action aimed to create community conversations around waste and sustainability through interactive and participatory art.
Presented by Experience Fayetteville, this inaugural edition takes place in the heart of Historic Downtown Fayetteville and will activate public spaces with engaging art by international artists Bordalo (Portugal), Ernest Zacharevic (Lithuania), Bicicleta Sem Freio (Brazil) and Marina Zumi (São Paulo). As a result of an open request for proposals, notable Northwest Arkansas artists Gina Gallina and Jason Jones also will join the project lineup, creating site-specific public artwork.
Dates: July 29-30
Visitors to Fayetteville this weekend looking for something fun to do are in luck if they love craft beer and live music. Nomads Music Lounge, located at 1431 S. School Ave., will host Beer-Ology Fest on July 29-30.
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.
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