Events in Fayetteville
Music has long been a draw and the annual Fayetteville Roots Festival grows in popularity each year with it’s focus not only on roots music but also food and sustainability. Live music events can be found everywhere from George’s Majestic Lounge on Dickson Street in the entertainment district to concert series on Mount Sequoyah to powerful performances by the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas.
Bikes, Blues, and BBQ is another long standing event occurring late summer every year. Hundreds of thousands of bikers attend the rally so there are tons of bikes to see - tricked out custom jobs, Harleys, metric bikes, cruisers, vintage stock, sport bikes and more. And, of course, there’s plenty of barbecue and blues music to be had as well.
Cycling and mountain biking events are huge in Fayetteville. The Joe Martin Stage Race, one of the top professional and amateur road cycling stage races in the nation takes place annually. Cyclocross and mountain bike races and gravel grinder events are numerous as well.
The Fayetteville Farmer’s Market on the downtown square is a don’t miss, along with First Thursday, a weekly celebration of local arts culture, music, food and refreshments from spring to fall.
Other popular events include Fayetteville Yoga Fest, Chef in the Garden at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, Artosphere Arts + Nature Festival, Square to Square Bike Ride, Fayetteville Jazz Festival, trail runs, marathons and more. During the holiday season there is a pop-up lounge and Lights of the Ozarks lighting ceremony and parade.
Theater events run the gamut from Broadway shows at the Walton Arts Center to an Arkansas New Play Festival.
With more than 180 festivals throughout the year, there’s something for everyone in Fayetteville.