One hallmark of a vibrant arts community is the presence of a thriving symphony orchestra—and Fayetteville, Arkansas has been home to the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas for 65 outstanding seasons of concert performance. Founded in 1954, SoNA is a resident company of the Walton Arts Center and presents classical and pops performances to tens of thousands of audience members each year. The symphony is under the baton of conductor and SoNA music director Paul Haas, also an accomplished composer and graduate of Yale University and The Julliard School.
A venture to Terra Studios on any given day is a memorable exploration of art and whimsy, a chance to tap into imagination and creativity in a beautiful, lushly wooded setting just waiting for discovery. On Sunday, September 8, the six-acre Art Park at Terra Studios comes even more alive for the annual Fall Music and Art Festival, where visitors will find hours of fantastic indoors and outdoors fun for every age.
The 4th annual International Festival returns to the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks on Sunday, September 15 from 2 to 6 p.m.
Northwest Arkansas is home to an incredible range of outdoor options for the active lifestyle enthusiast, boasting scenic highways and trails for every cycling and running skill level—lined with the lush foliage that has earned Arkansas its nickname, The Natural State. One of the many options designed to challenge and engage athletes in the region is the R.A.P.T.O.R. Adventure Series, a collection of road cycling, off-road cycling and running events with unique formats and challenges in Fayetteville, Arkansas. One of the series events, R.A.P.T.O.R. Gravel Grinder, will take place Saturday, November 23, 2019.
The fall season in Fayetteville, Arkansas, is full of grand athletic traditions—whether you love watching NCAA competitors tough it out on the gridiron or you ARE the athlete training and racing for your personal best. One annual event that brings crowds to the city during what is arguably one of the best times of the whole year is the Fayetteville Half Marathon, set this year for November 16, 2019.
Fayetteville, Arkansas treasures its public green spaces, recognizing the extraordinary value of designating locations throughout the community for people to freely connect with the outdoors. A recent partnership between two local residents—land owner Cary Arsaga and pocket park artist and visionary Jimmy Glen—has resulted in a new place for anyone to visit, enjoy, and even heal.
Upon entering this graceful and exquisitely restored building just steps from Dickson Street and the bustle of downtown Fayetteville, a leisurely look at historic photos lining the walls immediately evokes feelings of nostalgia and curiosity about bygone eras at the University of Arkansas. The Inn at Carnall Hall, an elegant boutique hotel with a prized porch view of Old Main and the earliest sections of the famous Senior Walk that honors graduates dating back to 1875, is a place built on making new memories and celebrating the past.
The No. 1 best-selling author of 2019 will be visiting the Fayetteville Public Library!
Delia Owens, author of the best-selling novel "Where the Crawdads Sing," will visit the Fayetteville Public Library on Saturday, July 20, from 3-4:30 p.m. The novel is a mystery, a love story and a courtroom drama.
There’s a long, storied history of great music being performed over the decades in Fayetteville, Arkansas. A good number of legends have graced the stages of a community that has always attracted more attention from well-known artists than the population would imply—and some of the very best came to play the one and only Rockwood Club.
Brewers from throughout Arkansas are making big plans to converge upon Fayetteville July 12 and 13 for all things beer—as the Arkansas Brewers Guild hosts its popular annual conference “The Natural State of Beer.” There will be plenty to learn, people to meet and bottles to swap, and there’s no question one of the highlights of the gathering will be a chartered brewery tour to visit the veritable explosion of microbreweries in the region.
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