With more than 180 festivals throughout the year, Fayetteville allows visitors to experience the city’s unique taste and culture.
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 January 1, 2020. Nightly holiday activities, hot chocolate, and festive music make the Lights of the Ozarks an event that cannot be missed.
Amidst the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, there’s something extra special about slowing down for just a little while to sit back and enjoy a familiar and entertaining story appropriate for every age. The talented troupe at TheatreSquared have reimagined the perennial favorite tale of A Christmas Carol, with a new world premier stage adaptation that is sure to become an annual tradition for many.
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.
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.
Distance running is a big deal in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The city and its surrounding countryside have a longstanding reputation as being one of the best places in the country to train and compete in cross country racing. A dedicated course designed for University of Arkansas male and female college athletes is one of just a few in the nation—and that, paired with the natural beauty and varied topography of the Ozarks, provides an outstanding experience for runners.
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