Fayetteville has long been considered the entertainment capital of Northwest Arkansas, and a huge part of that reason is the downtown, which serves as the epicenter of fun throughout the region.

Dickson Street and the nearby Historic Downtown Square, as well as the areas around and between them, are home to many of Fayetteville’s unique restaurants, stores and art galleries, as well as bars, theaters and live-music venues. Because of the wide variety of things to do in the area, spending time here is a guaranteed good time for everyone.

From dancing to shooting pool, or boutique shopping to largescale public art installations, there is something for everyone’s tastes.

Downtown Fayetteville mural

The energy on Dickson Street will reinvigorate even the most exhausted visitor. Here, you’ll find George’s Majestic Lounge, the oldest and longest-running club and live-music venue in Arkansas. Some of the nation’s best-known names in music have played on Dickson Street. And, the combination of the Walton Arts Center and TheatreSquared make this area the headquarters for performance arts in Northwest Arkansas. Click here to find more about what's going on Dickson Street!

The Historic Downtown Square, which hosts the famed Fayetteville Farmer’s Market nearly year-round, as well as the Lights of the Ozarks during the holiday season, is chock full of stores, restaurants and even a micro-brewery. Stop in for an afternoon dessert or stroll the Downtown Square Gardens.

Downtown is also home to the Outdoor Refreshment Area (ORA) that allows Fayetteville’s guests 21 and older to carry and consume alcoholic beverages in designated cups within the boundary of the district. Participants must be wearing an official ORA wristband, which are provided at partner establishments within the district. Click here to find out more about ORA.

Need more convincing? Here are a few videos that show a few of the great things about Fayetteville, all of which can be found in the downtown area.

Music Scene

Food Scene

Visual Arts

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