Thanks for a terrific 2023 season!
First Thursday is a vibrant, free monthly arts & culture festival brought to you by Experience Fayetteville. From May through October of each year, the event features live music, a robust vendor market, community activations, group bike rides, and different activities based around a new theme each month! September's event focuses on the history of folklife in the Ozarks, featuring traditional handicrafts, history, and musical performances.
Historic Downtown Square | Fayetteville, Arkansas
First Thursday Fayetteville FAQs:
When is First Thursday?
First Thursday on the Square is traditionally held the first Thursday of the month May through October from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The next edition of First Thursday will take place on May 2, 2024.
What is First Thursday?
First Thursday is a vibrant, free monthly arts & culture festival brought to you by Experience Fayetteville. Each event features live music, a robust vendor market, community activations, group bike rides, and different activities based on a theme.
First Thursday Fayetteville - Sponsorship Information:
2023 First Thursday Sponsors
Thanks to our generous sponsors for all they do to make First Thursday welcoming to everyone!
Lewis Automotive Group - Kids Zone Sponsor
Gearhead Outfitters - Sustainability Sponsor
South by Northwest Hospitality - Food Court Sponsor
Walton Arts Center Artosphere - May Presenting Sponsor
CACHE - June Presenting Sponsor
Sells Agency - July Presenting Sponsor
The Little Gym - August Presenting Sponsor
University of Arkansas Athletics - September Presenting Sponsor
CACHE - October Presenting Sponsor
Have other ideas for participating? You can also reach out via