November, 2018

Fayetteville is an eclectic town full of artists, makers, quirky shops and fun food stops. Whether you enjoy a boutique experience, prefer unique art and handmade goods or are looking for something for the weird uncle on your list, Fayetteville has a little something for everyone.

Beyond the shops, many flock to the holiday markets to make shopping a full-day, fun experience in itself. Searching for the perfect gift doesn’t have to be a burden when you’re sipping hot chocolate and surrounded by lights, art and fun people. Here’s a list of a few of our favorite holiday shopping events coming up in Fayetteville, AR this year:

November, 2018

Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas which means it’s a thriving college town with lots of Arkansas Razorback sporting events. Throughout the cooler months, Bud Walton Arena roars with excitement as the Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams take on the some of the most difficult opponents in the SEC and beyond.

December, 2018

Celebrate the 2018 holiday season with the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas. Returning to the stage at the Walton Arts Center, SoNA presents two holiday performances that are sure to delight all ages and have become classic traditions in Fayetteville.

November, 2018

Hop aboard a musical time machine to hear the syncopated classics of Scott Joplin brought back to life by the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra! Peacherine, “the premier American ragtime ensemble” as hailed by The Washington Post, celebrates the King of Ragtime and his stirring instrumental favorites at the Faulkner Performing Arts Center on Thursday, November 5, from 7:30-9 p.m.

December, 2018

Get out your holiday costumes, ugly sweaters and Santa hats and get ready for the jolliest run in Northwest Arkansas! The 7th annual Jingle Bell Jog 5K & Reindeer Fun Run will be hosted on Saturday, December 1, at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks.

Runners and walkers are encouraged to wear their silliest holiday garb. The whole family is invited to participate in this all-ages event. Pets, however, need to stay home and keep warm.

November, 2018

Show your appreciation for Fayetteville’s beautiful parks and trails at the 4th Annual Run for the Parks on Sunday, November 18.

October, 2018

Join Pack Rat Outdoor Center and the Buffalo River Watershed Alliance for a showing of one of the nation’s premier environmental and adventure film festivals right here in the natural state. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour is a collection of films from the annual festival held in Nevada City, CA, now in its 16th year. The festival focuses on films which speak to the environmental concerns and celebrations of our planet.

September, 2018

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.

September, 2018

Fashion fans in Northwest Arkansas looking for fun things to do this weekend should plan on coming to Beyond the Streets, an immersive fashion and music event taking place on North Block Avenue in Fayetteville.

September, 2018

Get ready for live music, food trucks, beer gardens, and the best startups that Arkansas has to offer!

“The biggest startup party of the year” will be held in downtown Fayetteville on Friday, Sept. 14, and people will have a chance to meet entrepreneurs from several of Fayetteville’s up-and-coming new businesses while drinking some of the areas best craft beers and enjoying live music.