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Looking for something new to do this weekend? Why not purchase a digital viewing of the performance Murder for Two, a brand-new performance by Theatre Squared. The performance is available only for the month of April 2021, so hurry and reserve your tickets!

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  • Event date Sunday, 25 April 2021

OZ Trails announced as a stop on the trail to Tokyo – Mountain Bike Olympic qualifiers come to Centennial Park in Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 9-11 and April 16-18.

Fayetteville will be home to Olympic mountain bike qualifying for back-to-back race weekends this spring with the inaugural OZ Trail US Pro Cup, presented by Experience Fayetteville. Over two weekends of off-road racing at Centennial Park at Millsap Mountain, professional men and women cross country mountain bikers will compete for critical points and a spot in the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. A full schedule of cross country and short track cross country races are expected to showcase a deep field of US and International riders representing past and future Olympians, national champions, and continental and world champions.

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  • Event date Sunday, 18 April 2021

First Thursday returns to the downtown square on August 5 for the 2021 season! 

As always, this event is FREE and open to the public. While the season is shortened this year, the event will still celebrate Fayetteville's local arts culture, music, food and beer! New this year is the Outdoor Refreshment Area! Guests that are 21 and older can sip and stroll their way through the event. 

Check out the themes below! 

August 5 - Dog Daze of Summer

September 2 - Tigh Knight

October 7 - Light

Stay tuned for upcoming announcements on music lineup and other fun activities happening! Vendor Applications will be available soon.

 

Interested in supporting First Thursday? There are sponsorship opportunities available for the 2021 season. 

Download the Sponsorship packet here to learn more.

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  • Event date Thursday, 05 August 2021

Due to the current public health emergency Wizard Way of the Ozarks 2020 will now be held March 20-21, 2021. All tickets are being transferred to these new dates. Your ticket type and day will remain the same and we will update our schedule of events if any changes are made. If there is a conflict with these new dates, please email us so that we can assist you.

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  • Event date Saturday, 20 March 2021

The Walton Arts Center will host the debut performance of NWA Ballet Theatre's A Midsummer Night's Dream on Friday, March 12 and Saturday, March 13.

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  • Event date Friday, 12 March 2021