Fayetteville is a haven for competitive cycling and mountain biking, and casual bike rides around the city are one of the most popular things to do. Cycling is a great way to experience everything the city has to offer — restaurants, shopping, nightlife — while still enjoying the beautiful outdoors Northwest Arkansas and the Ozarks are known for.
One local cycling team, the Fayetteville Wheelmen, hosts many local group rides and represent our city by racing and riding all over the world, sporting their Experience Fayetteville jerseys. We recently caught up with the team to see what they think makes Fayetteville such a perfect place to cycle every day.
Sushi is always a popular food choice, particularly during warmer weather and when having a night out on the town — when you need to fuel up but not get too full. Sushi is a creative outlet and a great excuse to meet up with friends for a bite-sized meal. Lucky for you, Fayetteville has some of the best sushi restaurants in Northwest Arkansas.
Whether you already have a sushi obsession or are just getting started to this craze, we’re rolling out a list of some of the best sushi places Fayetteville. The summer season is a great time to try new kinds of sushi, so here are a few places to get you started.
One of Fayetteville’s most cherished summer outings, the Firefly Fling at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, will be held Saturday, July 21 from 6-10pm.
The event is a magical night for the whole family. Come dressed in woodland creature or fairy attire, and don’t forget your imagination! There will be a range of engaging events throughout the evening, including fairy house building, obstacle courses, giant bubbles, nature stations, crafts and more!
Saturday, July 7, will be a tail-wagging good time at the Fayetteville Town Center on the Historic Downtown Square.
At the first ever Bark Bash, which will be held 1-4 p.m., dog lovers and their furry friends can enjoy a day of meeting fellow pet owners, shopping from local pet-friendly vendors and even meet up with adoption agencies as well as pet rescue centers from the Fayetteville area.
Located in Fayetteville’s Uptown District on the north end of town, the Courtyard by Marriott hotel is an excellent place to stay when visiting Fayetteville for a variety of reasons, including nearby shopping, dining and attractions.
Located at 600 E. Van Asche Drive, the Courtyard is within walking distance to the Northwest Arkansas Mall, as well as several popular local restaurants, bars and fun eateries, like Noodles Italian Kitchen, Puritan Coffee and Beer, Grub’s Bar and Grill Uptown, Burton’s Ice Cream and Hill City Popcorn.
Homegrown Music Festival has been rooted in the Ozarks since 2016 and prides itself on being a sustainable, family-friendly approach to live music. This year’s festival is a little different in that it is taking place in Fayetteville, showcasing more mountain sports and, one of our favorite parts, IT’S FREE.
The 2018 Washington County Fair is coming to Fayetteville Tuesday, August 21 through Saturday, August 25. Established in 1857, this celebration is the largest county fair in Arkansas!
This family-friendly event has a little something for everyone from bull riding to the Miss Washington County pageant, action-packed rides and livestock competitions. All ages will enjoy walking the fairgrounds, riding the rides and celebrating summer with that oh so sweet fair food.
One of the most popular art galleries in Fayetteville, Art Ventures, will celebrate its latest month-long exhibition June 7 with a reception held during First Thursday Fayetteville.
Located at 101 W. Mountain St. on the Historic Downtown Square, Art Ventures hosts exhibitions that are free to the public and showcase local artists’ work. “Kinetic, Propulsive & Ionized – Still Life Oils, Watercolor Illustrations & Neon Lights” runs June 1-30 and features the works of Donna Phipps Stout, Mohammed (Moh’d) Bilbeisi and Brian Bailey.
The June 7 reception will take place 5-8 p.m., so come enjoy a one-of-a-kind Northwest Arkansas experience and meet some of the most talented artists in the region!
One of the most popular things to do in Fayetteville is shop at the many boutiques around town that offer a variety of fashions for every personality, from chic to eclectic and everything in between.
Grey Dog is a quaint vintage boutique snuggled deep in the heart of Fayetteville. This local shop prides itself on offering one-of-a-kind treasures — internationally collected, cleaned and cherished for any vintage-loving fashionista.
Fayetteville is Northwest Arkansas’ craft beer capital, as it’s home to several local breweries, bar crawls and a whole community of beer lovers. On Saturday, May 12 from 5-8 pm., the annual Fayetteville Foam Fest offers festival goers the opportunity to sample a large selection of beers from local, regional and national breweries.
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