With more than 180 festivals throughout the year, Fayetteville allows visitors to experience the city’s unique taste and culture.
Experience Fayetteville will kick off the annual First Thursday Fayetteville series of events on May 3 and continue through October 4. On the first Thursday of the month, the city’s historic downtown square transforms into an outdoor arts district featuring more than 40 visual artists who create items in a variety of mediums. The event also includes live music, street performances, children’s activities, food trucks, a craft beer garden and more. First Thursday runs from 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
The Razorback Run is a vibrant, all-ages race held in the heart of Fayetteville each fall. Runners of all ages can choose between a 5K or 15K race. This year’s races will be held the morning of Sunday, September 30 and will benefit the Washington County Animal Shelter & Feed Communities.
One weekend each fall, Dickson Street starts to rumble as motorcycles descend upon Fayetteville for the annual Bikes, Blues & BBQ motorcycle rally.
The festival began in 2000 as a charity poker run event with more than 200 riders, and has grown rapidly through the years. Today, Bikes, Blues, & BBQ is the world's largest charity motorcycle rally and has donated over $2 million to local charities that assist women, children, and underserved members of the Norwest Arkansas Community.
Fayetteville’s first tattoo and art expo, Ink & Art in the Ozarks, will take place September 28-30 at Fayetteville Town Center. Presented by Colours Couture and Inked Magazine, the event is an addition to the 2018 Bikes, Blues & BBQ festival schedule.
Enjoy 30 miles of Razorback Regional Greenway cycling at the Square 2 Square Bike Ride on Saturday, September 22. This biannual event happens each Spring and Fall, celebrating Northwest Arkansas' downtown squares and the unique cycling amenities we are fortunate to have.
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