Fayetteville, Arkansas, is the perfect spring and summer destination, whether you’re coming with loved ones, besties or traveling solo. Surrounded by the Ozarks and Boston Mountains, Fayetteville offers endless outdoor activities with its paved and soft-surface trail systems.
Our eclectic community has countless family friendly activities; legendary nightlife and entertainment, including live music and performance arts; dining options from elegant and quirky restaurants to food trucks; boutiques for shopping; events nearly every weekend; and more.
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Discover the Food Scene in Fayetteville
If you're a foodie, you're in luck. Fayetteville has an authentic, passionate and diverse food culture that reflects the city's personality. Whatever you or your crew are hungry for, Fayetteville serves it up.
Enjoy the Outdoors and Arts in Fayetteville
Two of the most popular things to do in Fayetteville are enjoying the abundance of outdoor activities and our flourishing arts scene. Since Fayetteville has a temperate climate year round, visitors can play outside during every season, whether it's hiking, biking or floating a nearby river. Fayetteville's arts culture includes a wide variety of visual and performing arts throughout our community, which invests in and supports its local artists. Don't just take our word for it; listen to these locals tell you all about it
Festivals, Events and Celebrations
Almost every week, Fayetteville hosts events that showcase and celebrate the city’s eclectic personality. Examples include Wizard Way of the Ozarks
, a convention inspired by all things wizards, witches, magic and fantastical creatures; the Dickson Street Pup Crawl, where furry friends get to bar hop, too; Northwest Arkansas Pride
, the largest LGBTQ pride celebration in Arkansas; First Thursday Fayetteville
, a monthly block party that turns the Historic Downtown Square into an arts district.
Ride Around Our Bike-Friendly City
As Big Red shows you in the video below, a great way to explore Fayetteville is to enjoy the new VeoRide bikeshare program. Ride the Razorback Greenway and many trails within the city, or simply get around town, by using these fun bikes.
World Stage Competition (and Fun!)
Fayetteville hosts a lot of sporting events, thanks our year-round temperate climate and central location. Plus, Fayetteville is great for spectators because of all the fun things to do here. This fall, the wild world of international cyclocross racing lands back in Fayetteville, as we'll be hosting the 2020 Pan-American Cyclocross Championships
. Then, in early 2022, Fayetteville hosts the UCI Cyclocross World Championships — only the second time the event has been held in America! (Go ahead and mark your calendar.)
SOUNDS LIKE FAYETTEVILLE:
Check out our Spotify playlist of songs we think perfectly embody a "soundtrack to Fayetteville", featuring bands from our city you can catch playing at venues around town.