Events

With more than 180 festivals throughout the year, Fayetteville allows visitors to experience the city’s unique taste and culture.
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If you’ve not yet been to a performance at the beautiful, world-class Jim & Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center in the fully renovated and converted 1930s University of Arkansas Field House (or even if you have), you may well be enticed by a spectacular artist coming to Fayetteville, Arkansas for a series of fantastic events.

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  • Event date Friday, 15 November 2019

On Halloween, the Historic Downtown Square in Fayetteville will be invaded by monsters, princesses and caped crusaders — and local businesses will be ready with candy!

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  • Event date Thursday, 31 October 2019

Count on the wave of cuteness being nearly overwhelming at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, as the Little Sprouts education program wraps up this season’s kid-centered programming with its Halloween Costume Parade. Scheduled for Wednesday, October 30 from 9:30 to 11 a.m., this annual event offers a safe and unique way for little ones to celebrate the holiday.

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  • Event date Wednesday, 30 October 2019

There’s no shortage of year-round running, cycling and multi-sport races in Fayetteville, Arkansas to give active lifestyle lovers a chance to hit the city’s beautiful trails with plenty of other likeminded enthusiasts. However, when the race takes place during one of the prettiest times of year in one of the region’s most gorgeous locations—AND the event is designed for runners and walkers of all ages and abilities—taking part is a must.

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  • Event date Saturday, 26 October 2019

For those who love the feel of a book in their hands and enjoy lingering over a beautiful turn of phrase, who celebrate witty written dialogue, descriptions and illustrations that transport the reader to another place—we suggest checking out Fayetteville, Arkansas’s True Lit festival. A town that appreciates great literature and considers its public library sacred space, Fayetteville has long been home to talented writers and creatives, not the least of whom have been influenced by or taught fiction, poetry and literary translation in the acclaimed Creative Writing MFA program at the University of Arkansas.

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  • Event date Sunday, 27 October 2019