Fayetteville has long been the artistic epicenter of Northwest Arkansas, thanks in large part to the University of Arkansas, which — as the state’s oldest and largest college campus — has influenced Arkansas culture since its founding in 1871.
Every fall, Razorback fans travel to Fayetteville to watch the Hogs play football. College game day is a staple of American culture, especially in the South and SEC, but the weekend fun is much more than a Saturday battle on the gridiron. Besides tailgating and cheering at Reynolds Razorback Stadium, here are some of the most popular traditions and things to do Friday through Sunday while in Fayetteville for a football game.
Just Kids and Experience Fayetteville are currently accepting proposals from Fayetteville-based artists (artists either residing in or actively involved in the Fayetteville art community) to participate in a public art event to be held during the final week of August 2017 by creating original artwork (sculpture, installation, mural).
Date: June 2-5
The University of Arkansas Razorbacks are hosting one of the NCAA Regional Tournaments in Fayetteville this coming weekend as part of the Division I Baseball Championship. Missouri State University, Oklahoma State University and Oral Roberts University will be coming to town to compete against the Hogs for a spot in the College World Series in Omaha.
With each team guaranteed to play both Friday and Saturday, and possibly Sunday and Monday, many fans will be staying in Fayetteville until their team’s season ends — or until they head to the Super Regionals June 9-12.
Northwest Arkansas Pride, the largest LGBTQ Pride celebration in Arkansas, will be held virtually on Friday, June 26.
Did you know that Experience Fayetteville has a store and information center? The Fayetteville Visitors Center, located on the Downtown Square at 21 S. Block, is the go-to supplier of insider information for exploring the area.
Fayetteville is the entertainment headquarters of the region and the Downtown and Dickson Street areas serve as the epicenter. Dickson Street is home to many of the unique boutiques, galleries, bars and restaurants that Fayetteville offers.
Discover the eclectic sounds of Fayetteville at one of the many bars and restaurants offering live music almost every night of the week. From dancing to shooting pool, there is something for everyone’s tastes.
Enjoy the amazing winter wonderland of lights on the Downtown Square beginning Friday, November 22nd at 6 p.m. with the lighting night parade.
The lights illuminate the square each evening from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. and remain on through January 1, 2020. Nightly holiday activities, hot chocolate, and festive music make the Lights of the Ozarks an event that cannot be missed.
For our community’s safety and health, Experience Fayetteville has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 First Thursday season.
We look forward to 2021 and can’t wait to see you on the square.
On the first Thursday of the month, the city’s historic downtown square transforms into an outdoor arts district featuring 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.
Arkansas’s oldest and longest-running live music venue and Dickson Street icon is celebrating its 90th birthday. George’s Majestic Lounge has officially been around for a full 360 seasons of great music – that is 90 wonderful years.
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