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
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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