Spring Activities in Fayetteville

Spring and warmer weather are right around the corner, and Fayetteville is the perfect springtime weekend getaway.

With a seemingly endless amount of things to do, from outdoor activities to festivals to patio nightlife, you need to make plans to enjoy the amazing weather and fun in the Ozarks. Here are a few of our favorites, but believe us … this is only the beginning.

Hit the Trails

Fayetteville’s temperate climate means its outdoor offerings can be enjoyed all year, but springtime is always a favorite for visitors, as the Ozarks blossom and everything turns green and comes to life. One of the most popular things to do is enjoying the city’s extensive trail system. Fayetteville is home to more than 40 miles of paved and natural trails, so whether you’re looking to road cycle or mountain bike, or go for a walk or hike, we’ve got you covered. 

The most famous trail in Northwest Arkansas is the Razorback Regional Greenway, a 36-mile biking and pedestrian trail that starts in south Fayetteville and ends near Bella Vista. It connects an incredible number of public spaces – shopping areas, art and entertainment venues, historic sites, parks, playgrounds, the University of Arkansas campus and more – allowing people to forgo their cars and use the Greenway as a way to move around in Fayetteville.

By the way, another renown trail in Northwest Arkansas is the Fayetteville Ale Trail, a collection of breweries (and a cidery!) that give visitors a glimpse into the unique craft brewery culture of Northwest Arkansas. Pick up a passport at the Fayetteville Visitor Center and enjoy this self-guided tour.

Celebrate with Everyone

With more than 180 festivals throughout the year, Northwest Arkansas is the place to be for community celebrations. And when you’re celebrating with us in Fayetteville, you’re one of us. 

In April, Ales and Tails is held at the Washington County Fairgrounds. This festival celebrates a Southern delicacy, the crawfish, and features plenty of craft beer and live music. In May, come visit for Fayetteville Yoga Fest, a three-day celebration of mindfulness and movement, featuring yoga classes, live music, meditation, group hikes, vendors, food and more at Mount Sequoyah Retreat Center. In June, NWA Pride is held. It’s the state’s largest LGBTQ pride celebration, and the parade is one of the largest community celebrations of the year. 

Of course, these are just a few celebrations happening this spring. Make sure to keep an eye on our events calendar for upcoming events. 

Patio Play Time

Don’t lie, you’re dying to enjoy some “patio weather” and all the good things that come with it, like live music, drink specials and, eventually, shorts! Fayetteville has long been considered the entertainment headquarters of the region, and a huge reason is Dickson Street, the epicenter of fun for people throughout Northwest Arkansas. Dickson Street is home to many of Fayetteville’s unique restaurants, bars and live-music venues, so it’s a guaranteed good time for everyone. 

A great spot to post up is The Amendment. With its old night club feel and classic décor, you’ll like the rooftop patio even more. The rooftop concert series happens Thursdays and features great bands with no cover charge. Another is Kingfish Bar, which is open nightly until 2 a.m. and features live music Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. It’s the perfect place to enjoy your favorite beer and your new favorite band. 

Director of Marketing & Communications

Director of Marketing & Communications