Fayetteville offers guests a multitude of experiences. Here, culture and nature meet and free spirits thrive. It’s rich in arts, history and entertainment rooted in a strong pride for all things local. Nestled in the Ozark Mountains, it’s a nature-lover’s dream. There’s always something happening here – a good balance between the old and new to provide change in a familiar place.
Looking for something new to do in Northwest Arkansas? Catch a NWA Roller Derby game and you won't be bored!
Roller derby is a completely unique, high-impact sport that is known for being totally inclusive of age, gender, nationality and background. It consists of two teams of five players roller skating around a track trying to get a designated team member (the "jammer") to lap members of the opposing team.
One of the most popular things to do in Fayetteville is enjoy the natural beauty of the outdoors. To anyone who’s ever visited Fayetteville, that’s no surprise. Along with being surrounded by the Boston Mountains of the Ozarks, the city is overflowing with natural areas, which encompass 3,000 acres of land and include 70 parks with 40 miles of paved and natural trails, three lakes and more.
Fayetteville Yoga Fest is a three-day festival that takes place amongst the Ozark Mountains in Fayetteville, Arkansas on May 4-6th, 2018. The event is a celebration of movement, music and mindful living, with a msision to build a community that cultivates compassion, creativity and connection.
The festival features more than 60 yoga classes over the course of three days, including both outdoor & indoor yoga classes for all levels and age groups. In addition to yoga classes, the event will also offer meditation, live music, kids yoga, group hikes, thought-provoking discussions & presentations, art, food and shopping (with local, earth-conscious vendors).
Soldier ON Service Dogs presents its 2nd Annual Hero Tales Hangar Party fundraiser hosted by Jack and Angela Pestello. The event takes place at the Arkansas Air & Military Museum at Drake Field in Fayetteville on March 10th, from 6-11pm.
Fayetteville Mardi Gras celebrates its 27th anniversary of merriment and mayhem this year! The Fat Saturday Parade of Fools kicks off at 2pm on Saturday, February 10th.
The sounds of the Ozarks come alive at the Faulkner Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, with “Songs of the Ozarks: Old Time/New Time." This special performance by local artists Still on the Hill and Roy Pilgrim and Aviva Steigmeyer of the Ozark Highballers explores the rich musical heritage of the Ozarks for a modern audience.
Frost Fest is back! Join Fossil Cove Brewing Co. on Saturday, February 2nd as they celebrate craft beer, community and winter in the Ozarks at Arkansas' winter beer festival. The event will take place at 2463 N. McConnell Ave (the property adjacent to the Washington Fairgrounds and the location of 2017 and 2018 Frost Fest).
The fourth annual Frozen Toes 15K Trail Run will take place Saturday, February 16, 2019 on the Kessler Mountain Trails. The race is perfect for runners looking to transition from a 5K or 10K to a longer distance and the singletrack trails utilized for the race provide some amazing views!
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