With more than 180 festivals throughout the year, Fayetteville allows visitors to experience the city’s unique taste and culture.
It simply wouldn’t be the Holiday Season in Fayetteville and Northwest Arkansas without the 65-year old Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) and its powerful annual performances of both sacred and secular holiday music.
Under the baton of conductor and music director Paul Haas, the orchestra takes the stage with the SoNA Singers and special guest soloists, along with area high school and collegiate choruses to perform A Very SoNA Christmas.
One of the most popular things to do in Fayetteville during the Holiday Season is catch a play at the Walton Arts Center. Lucky for you, this year’s Broadway Series features A Christmas Story: The Musical.
With eight performances running Dec. 10-15, you and your friends or family will have a chance to see this stage adaptation of the 1983 classic film — hilarious cautionary tale about young Ralphie Parker and his do-or-die quest to obtain an “official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot range model air rifle BB gun” on Christmas morning.
Much of the flora and fauna of the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks may go temporarily dormant in December, but the gardens are anything but quiet in the winter season. The 8th Annual Jingle Bell Jog 5K & Children’s Fun Run on Saturday, December 7, 2019 provides the perfect excuse for people of all ages to run amok (or walk) in their craziest holiday attire.
Fayetteville, Arkansas locals know the network of gorgeous trails and stunning natural environment that has helped define the city for nearly 200 years both come as a result of support for land conservation in the region. The Fayetteville Natural Heritage Association determined there’s a perfect way to combine fun with getting the community connected with efforts to protect the beauty of the Ozarks that continuously helps rank Fayetteville near the top of multiple annual national quality of life lists—and that comes in the fabulous form of the yearly Kessler Trail Run.
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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