So, you’ve graduated high school and are packing up to move to the good ol’ city of Fayetteville, Arkansas! While you’re gearing up for classes in the fall, you also can’t help but think… what in the world should I do in my new home? Whether that be enjoying the food, art or even outdoor scene, Fayetteville has you covered. This city has so much to offer, and you are about to be in for the best 4 years!
Fayetteville is known for its thriving arts scene, and Art Ventures is one of the most popular art galleries in the city. Its exhibit this July, “Equality Backlash: The Artist’s Eye for Social & Political Crises,” is described as a “cultural check-in” and a way for viewers to connect with the social and political crises that our country is undergoing.
Deep fried, pan fried or pressure fried. Crunchy, juicy or crispy. Legs, wings, breasts or thighs. No matter how you like fried chicken, one thing is certain: Fayetteville’s got it.
A popular thing to do for travelers is experiencing the local culture, and what better way to do so than through food. After all, “you are what you eat,” right? Foodies visiting Fayetteville are always in for a treat, since Fayetteville has such a variety of culinary options, from fine dining to eclectic restaurants to farm-to-table to food-truck courts. Luckily for fried-chicken lovers, pretty much every kind of eatery in Fayetteville has delicious fried chicken.
Fayetteville has a rich performing arts community featuring both local acts and internationally known touring productions throughout the year. Many people who visit Fayetteville come for a weekend getaway, and one of the most popular things to do is immerse themselves in the region’s most eclectic arts scene, which also includes an abundance of visual artists and live-music venues.
Homegrown Music Festival has been rooted in the Ozarks since 2016 and prides itself on being a sustainable, family-friendly approach to live music. This year’s festival is a little different in that it is taking place in Fayetteville, showcasing more mountain sports and, one of our favorite parts, IT’S FREE.
One of the most popular art galleries in Fayetteville, Art Ventures, will celebrate its latest month-long exhibition June 7 with a reception held during First Thursday Fayetteville.
Located at 101 W. Mountain St. on the Historic Downtown Square, Art Ventures hosts exhibitions that are free to the public and showcase local artists’ work. “Kinetic, Propulsive & Ionized – Still Life Oils, Watercolor Illustrations & Neon Lights” runs June 1-30 and features the works of Donna Phipps Stout, Mohammed (Moh’d) Bilbeisi and Brian Bailey.
The June 7 reception will take place 5-8 p.m., so come enjoy a one-of-a-kind Northwest Arkansas experience and meet some of the most talented artists in the region!
TheatreSquared presents a comedic spin on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic tale "The Hound of the Baskervilles" April 25 - May 27 as the final production of their 12th season.
People love coming to Fayetteville for the many fun things to do, which includes a pretty vibrant comedy scene. You’re here to enjoy yourself and have fun, and who better to give you a good laugh than a comedy pro?
Comedians Northwest Arkansas — a super secret club for Fayetteville’s finest fools — recruits comedians from all over the nation to perform and entertain at Fayetteville’s most popular venues. Here are a few to get you started …
Northwest Arkansas is a mixing pot of various cultures, thanks to both the University of Arkansas and the unique spirit of Fayetteville. Mexican food has become a staple in town, and the options for authentic and affordable Mexican cuisine are boundless.
Being in the South, Fayetteville is home to many Southern traditions, including family-owned Mexican restaurants. While we can’t promise to end the “cheese-dip vs. queso” debate, anyone who respects a high-quality Mexican meal can agree that Fayetteville’s local options are top-notch.
The Fayetteville Roots Festival will be held Aug. 22-26 at several locations and live-music venues throughout Fayetteville. Featured headliners include Gillian Welch, Gregory Alan Iskov, Turnpike Troubadours and so many more.
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