Events

With more than 180 festivals throughout the year, Fayetteville allows visitors to experience the city’s unique taste and culture.

One of the most popular things to do in Northwest Arkansas is held in September and ends on the Fayetteville Historic Downtown Square.

Square 2 Square, a 30-mile bike ride on the Razorback Regional Greenway between Bentonville and Fayetteville, will be held Saturday, Sept. 16. The event is for anyone who likes to bike, support the local cycling scene or burn calories!

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  • Event date Saturday, 16 September 2017

Celebrate the art of film with the 9th annual Fayetteville Film Fest, September 12-16 in downtown Fayetteville. They have a full line up of documentaries, short films, animated films and full-length feature films as well as panels, parties and workshops. It will be a perfect week in Fayetteville, AR for filmmakers and film enthusiasts alike!

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  • Event date Tuesday, 12 September 2017

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.

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  • Event date Thursday, 05 October 2017

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.

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  • Event date Thursday, 24 August 2017

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.

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  • Event date Monday, 21 August 2017
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