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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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.

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  • Event date Saturday, 05 October 2019

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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  • Event date Saturday, 28 September 2019

The 4th annual International Festival returns to the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks on Sunday, September 15 from 2 to 6 p.m.

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  • Event date Sunday, 15 September 2019

It is entirely possible to blissfully eat your way through many of the best restaurants in all of Northwest Arkansas without ever leaving Fayetteville. Add to that the pleasure of strolling through gorgeous, lush themed gardens as summer winds down, glass of wine or beer in hand, and you’ve arrived at the annual Chefs in the Garden.

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  • Event date Tuesday, 10 September 2019

There’s that colorful old saying, “If you can’t run with the big dogs, stay on the porch,” but in this particular case, you can play with the big dogs if you’re willing to leave the porch and head to the volleyball court!

Ozark Volleyball Club, an adult volleyball club for players at all skill levels, is based in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and will be hosting the Big Dog 2019 doubles volleyball tourney for both men and women. The purse is a hefty $8,000 and there are both “Open” and “A” divisions. Cash and prizes will go to first, second and third place teams in the “Open” division; cash will be awarded to the first place team and prizes to the second place team in the “A” division.

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  • Event date Sunday, 08 September 2019