Experience

There's no shortage of things to see and do in northwest Arkansas. From historic sites to boutiques, nightlife, and family friendly activities, we are proud to offer a variety. Regardless of your speed of entertainment, Fayetteville has an experience for all ages.

We invite you to explore our unique corner of Arkansas and immerse yourself in our thriving community. With an abundance of culture and attractions, you may even need to extend your stay!

Fayetteville is jolly year-round, but it takes on an extra-special sparkle when the holiday season arrives. To help you make the most of your time here in the city while the holiday magic lasts, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite events and experiences coming up. Whether you’re planning for a family visit, going out on a date night, enjoying a solo adventure, or getting the kids out of the house -- Fayetteville’s got something cheerful for you.

In the heart of one of our city’s most appreciated parks, the community gathers to enjoy a long-standing tradition of outdoor live music and food truck rally on six different occasions each summer. Hundreds of lounge chairs and blankets are scattered around the park to enjoy the atmosphere in countless ways. Family-friendly music brings all walks of life together and spectators are encouraged to bring their furry friends as well.

Live music is the heartbeat of downtown Fayetteville and, in the wake of COVID19, many have been missing opportunities to perform, enjoy and experience local shows. Luckily, some artists are starting to make their way safely back to the stages around downtown.

The Walton Arts Center just announced a new live concert series in their atrium space. These live house concerts will feature local artists performing weekly and will showcase a wide variety of genres, cultures and art forms. The goal is to provide artists with while providing a safe performing arts experience for audiences of locals and visitors alike.

The Experience Fayetteville Visitors Center is set to reopen on September 8 with new hours and restrictions. 

One of the most popular things to do in Fayetteville for both locals and visitors is watching a movie under the stars at the 112 Drive-in Theater, one of the few remaining drive-in theaters in America.