With more than 180 festivals throughout the year, Fayetteville allows visitors to experience the city’s unique taste and culture.
Frills, frocks and finery will take center stage in Fayetteville, Arkansas as the fall NWA Fashion Week brings a packed schedule of beautiful runway shows to Jett Aircraft at Drake Field—October 3 – 5, 2019.
With a mission of supporting creativity in fashion and style in Northwest Arkansas, the semi-annual NWA Fashion Week has become a highly anticipated part of the region’s must-do events. A series of diverse and exiting runway shows are designed to highlight fashion trends, emerging local brands and up-and-coming designers, as well as display the work of regional stylists, models, designers, photographers and production teams.
Fayetteville, Arkansas has long been considered a hotspot for all types of artists and makers, and a rapidly growing interest in filmmaking has especially emerged in recent years. Whether the passion be for documentaries, short films, full-length feature films or animation, the 11th annual Fayetteville Film Fest is attracting both filmmakers and movie-lovers to town to be immersed in this ever-evolving, increasingly accessible form of creative expression. Happening in the heart of the city’s bustling downtown on the historic Fayetteville Square, the festival is set for October 3 – 5, 2019 with the primary screening location in the Global Campus Theatre at 2 East Center Street.
Experience Fayetteville will kick off the annual First Thursday Fayetteville series of events on May 2 and continue through October 3. On the first Thursday of the month, the city’s historic downtown square transforms into an outdoor arts district featuring visual artists who create items in a variety of mediums. The event also includes live music, street performances, children’s activities, food trucks, a craft beer garden and more. First Thursday runs from 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
One weekend each fall, Dickson Street starts to rumble as motorcycles descend upon Fayetteville for the annual Bikes, Blues & BBQ motorcycle rally.
The festival began in 2000 as a charity poker run event with more than 200 riders, and has grown rapidly through the years. Today, Bikes, Blues, & BBQ is the world's largest charity motorcycle rally and has donated over $2 million to local charities that assist women, children, and underserved members of the Norwest Arkansas Community.
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