Events

With more than 180 festivals throughout the year, Fayetteville allows visitors to experience the city’s unique taste and culture.
To submit an event, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For our community’s safety and health, Experience Fayetteville has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 First Thursday season.
We look forward to 2021 and can’t wait to see you on the square. 

For questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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.

Additional Info

  • Event date Thursday, 06 May 2021

*This event has been postponed.*

You love running. You love beer. You love bagels. You need to come to Fayetteville for the 2020 Beer & Bagel run!

Additional Info

  • Event date Saturday, 21 March 2020

UPDATE regarding COVID-19: In alignment with state officials, local organizations and compassion for the community at large, organizers have made the decision to postpone the 2020 Nutty Runner 5k until a more suitable date can be found and the safety of all can be ensured. 

The organizers of this quintessential Fayetteville, Arkansas event aren’t kidding around about embracing the toast of “To your health!” Combining the pleasure of great craft beer consumption with the solid benefits of outdoor exercise, the Nutty Runner 5K features a tasty pint of Columbus House Brewery’s popular Nutty Runner Nut Brown Ale at every mile marker and at the finish.

Additional Info

  • Event date Saturday, 14 March 2020

All things pop culture fandom will be front and center in Fayetteville, Arkansas as the city plays host to the FAYAR Comic Show. This first-ever convention will introduce an exciting two-day lineup of famous special guests and memorable experiences for fans of comics, sci-fi, anime and horror—complete with celebrity autograph and photo sessions, live panels, incredible cosplayers and even the opportunity to commission new art from phenomenal comics artists.

Additional Info

  • Event date Saturday, 29 February 2020

For all those craft beer lovers out in the world, there’s nothing that warms the heart and soul more on a chilly winter’s day than a gathering of 45 or so breweries from multiple states—all ready to pour samples of their very best products. If this sounds like your version of nirvana, you’ll want to make solid plans to attend Frost Fest 2020 on Saturday, February 1.

Additional Info

  • Event date Saturday, 01 February 2020