Events

With more than 180 festivals throughout the year, Fayetteville allows visitors to experience the city’s unique taste and culture.
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Northwest Arkansas is home to an incredible range of outdoor options for the active lifestyle enthusiast, boasting scenic highways and trails for every cycling and running skill level—lined with the lush foliage that has earned Arkansas its nickname, The Natural State. One of the many options designed to challenge and engage athletes in the region is the R.A.P.T.O.R. Adventure Series, a collection of road cycling, off-road cycling and running events with unique formats and challenges in Fayetteville, Arkansas. One of the series events, R.A.P.T.O.R. Gravel Grinder, will take place Saturday, November 23, 2019.

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  • Event date Saturday, 23 November 2019

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 December 31, 2019.  Nightly holiday activities, hot chocolate, and festive music make the Lights of the Ozarks an event that cannot be missed.

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  • Event date Friday, 22 November 2019

Fayetteville is known as much for its natural beauty and cool college town vibe as it is for its warmth and hospitality.  The convergence of those characteristics, as well as an outstanding network of spectacular mountain biking trails, has attracted the exciting launch of Grit MTB Festival—a grass-roots event for women (cis and trans) and non-binary riders. Set for November 15-17, 2019, the festival is based in Kessler Mountain Regional Park and includes a packed weekend of camping, meals, group rides, clinics and workshops. In addition, an optional race is scheduled, as well as a film screening, keynote speaker, yoga and a used-gear swap.

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  • Event date Saturday, 16 November 2019

The fall season in Fayetteville, Arkansas, is full of grand athletic traditions—whether you love watching NCAA competitors tough it out on the gridiron or you ARE the athlete training and racing for your personal best. One annual event that brings crowds to the city during what is arguably one of the best times of the whole year is the Fayetteville Half Marathon, set this year for November 16, 2019.

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  • Event date Saturday, 16 November 2019

On Halloween, the Historic Downtown Square in Fayetteville will be invaded by monsters, princesses and caped crusaders — and local businesses will be ready with candy!

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  • Event date Thursday, 31 October 2019