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Festivals & events

COMMUNITY FESTIVALS From lively festivals and vibrant arts and crafts fairs, to farmers markets, holiday light displays and more, there’s a festival or event for everyone!


4703 N. Crossover Road, Fayetteville bgozarks.org / 479-750-2620

ART WITH AN ALTITUDE KITE FESTIVAL Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

Set for July 20, 2019, this magical family event

239 Turpentine Creek Lane

at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks features

Eureka Springs

nature play for all ages. Enjoy live musical

turpentinecreek.org / 479-253-5841

performances on the Great Lawn, giant

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's the Kite Festival!

bubbles and building fairy houses. At dark, the

This family and pet friendly event on March

Great Lawn comes alive with fire dancers and

23, 2019, at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

glow-in-the-dark visuals. Food, drink and The

is free and open to all ages. Enjoy food

Firefly Shoppe add to the festivities.

vendors, music, games, giveaways and more at the only kite festival in the world that is

Clockwise from the top: Firefly Fling; Art with an Altitude Kite Festival; Bikes, Blues & BBQ

held at a big cat sanctuary.


Historic Downtown Siloam Springs siloamchamber.com / 479-524-6466 This 45th annual award-winning festival held the last full weekend in April draws exhibitors from all over the U.S. and features hundreds of booths filled with handmade, craft and

BIKES, BLUES & BBQ Downtown Fayetteville & Northwest Arkansas bikesbluesandbbq.org / 479-527-9993 The largest charity motorcycle festival in the country draws hundreds of thousands to the region. Set for Sept. 25-29, 2019, highlights include poker runs, parades and bike shows, scenic rides, demos and plenty of vendors – plus live music and award-winning barbeque. Festivalgoers love the rumble of motorcycles in all makes and models – from stock bikes straight off the lot to individually customized choppers.

vintage items. Don’t miss the Dogwood 5K Run, Bed Races on Broadway, music and entertainment, food vendors and the KidZone.

WESTERN ROUNDUP DAYS Downtown Huntsville huntsvillear.org Held in July in conjunction with the Madison County Rodeo, Huntsville celebrates its heritage for a full week during Western Roundup Days. Includes a Dutch oven cookoff, gospel singing, a Kids Night and a rodeo parade downtown.

Clockwise from the top: photos courtesy Amber Secrest Photography; Eureka Springs A&P

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2019 Northwest Arkansas Visitors Guide  

2019 Northwest Arkansas Visitors Guide