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Weekend Roundup

Happy Friday, Northwest Arkansas! Here's your Weekend Roundup:

  • 🎅 I Know Him! The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks continues its fall Flowers & Film: Movie Series this week with a showing of Elf on Friday, Nov 17, from 7-10p.

  • 🛍️ Retail Therapy: Shop over 180 of the best boutiques and gift shops all under one roof during the NWA Boutique Show, coming to the Rogers Convention Center next Friday, Nov 17, from 11a-4:30p and Saturday, Nov 18, from 9a-6p. General Admission is just $10!

  • 💡 Merry & Bright: The 30th Anniversary of the Lights of the Ozarks parade and lighting ceremony will illuminate the streets of Downtown Fayetteville this Friday, Nov 17, at 6p.

  • ⚽ Shots on Goal: The Razorbacks are hosting the NCAA Tournament Regional this weekend, with second-round matches on Friday, Nov 17, at 3p and 6:30p, followed by the third round on Sunday, Nov 19, at 6p.

  • 🎄 Good Ole Days: The Rogers Historical Museum opens its holiday exhibition, A Rogers Christmas, featuring the Christmas traditions of early Rogers starting this Saturday, Nov 18.

  • 👟 Dirty Sneakers: UltraSignup, Rush Running Company, and Visit Bentonville will host the inaugural Dirt Circus Bentonville this weekend, Nov 17-18, including 10K and 5K races with a prize purse totaling $10,000. Registration closes tonight at midnight!

  • 📚 Be A Friend: The Friends of Fayetteville Public Library are hosting a Holiday Book Sale this Saturday, Nov 18. They’ll have gift-wrapped books ready for the holidays, and all proceeds benefit the library.

  • 🐖 Woo Pig: Join the free tailgate celebration in HogTown, featuring concessions, food trucks, inflatables, and 80s-music tribute band Machine Gun Symphony, before the Razorbacks take on FIU this Saturday, Nov 18, at 6:30p. HogTown opens at 2:30p.

  • 🏃‍♂️ Running it Back: The SLS Community is excited to host its second annual SLS Dash 5K for Neurodiversity at Kessler Mountain Regional Park on Saturday, Nov 18.

  • It’s Lit: Downtown Bentonville will be merry and bright this weekend with the 2023 Lighting of The Square on Saturday, Nov 18, at 6p.

  • 🛍 Off to Market: Get in the Christmas spirit during the Rogers Local Food & Art Market’s Holiday Market this Saturday, Nov 18, from 8a-4p.

  • 💥 Going Out With A Bang: CACHE will send its Live Music Bentonville series out with a bang this weekend, featuring 12 hours of live music with Baang and the Gang at CACHE Studios on Nov 18 starting at 2p. 

  • 🧊 Ice Ice Baby: The Rink at Lawrence Plaza opens for the ice skating season this Saturday, Nov 18, at noon!

  • 🍻 Bikes, Brews, and Bags of Food: Help those in need put food on the table for the holidays by joining Cranksgiving in the Ozarks, a combination alley-cat race and scavenger hunt with bragging rights on the line for three local breweries this Saturday, Nov 18, starting at noon.

  • 🎉 We Want Some Mo: The Momentary is throwing a massive, family-friendly, totally free House Party to celebrate its latest exhibition, Enduring Amazon, this Saturday, Nov 18. The party starts at 10a and lasts until midnight—no tickets required.

  • 🍷 White or Red? Join Samantha’s Garden at Hail Fellow Well Met in Johnson for a Wine and Design Workshop featuring red and white floral arrangements. Join the 90-minute workshop on Nov 19 at 4:30p. We’re giving away two tickets! Enter below.

  • 🌱 Plant Power: Join Third Space Coffee and Speakeasy Truffles for a Plant Powered Pop-Up, featuring quality plant-based goods at Best Friends Pet Resource Center this Sunday, Nov 19, from 11a-4p.

  • ❄️ Winter Wares: It’s time for the Likewise Winter Market, a festive maker faire featuring locally made goods, artwork, accessories, food & beverages, and more this Sunday, Nov 19, from 2-6p.

Wherever you find yourselves this weekend, we hope you have a great time in NWA!


Mercy Hospital Introduces Robotic Spinal Surgery Assistant

NWA Daily

Thanks to a generous donation, Mercy Hospital in Rogers has received a cutting-edge spinal surgery robot to assist in complex spinal procedures.

  • Local Generosity: Donated by local philanthropist Laurice Hachem, the Mazor X ensures accurate placement of spinal instrumentation and reduces surgery times, recovery periods, and hospital stays.

  • Into the Future: The introduction of Mazor X at Mercy signifies a forward-thinking approach to healthcare, providing advanced treatments close to home so Northwest Arkansans can receive advanced care without traveling outside the region.

Learn more about Mazor X HERE.

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Enjoy the Beloved Holiday Traditions of Downtown Springdale

Downtown Springdale

Mark your calendars! Downtown Springdale is getting ready for its beloved holiday traditions, both old and new!

  • Presents & Parades: Christmas on the Creek includes the Emma Exchange local maker’s market, pictures with Santa at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, live music & the lighting of the Christmas tree in Shiloh Square, and the Christmas Parade of the Ozarks hosted by the Rodeo of the Ozarks. Join the holiday cheer on Saturday, Nov 25, from 12-9p.

  • Cocoa & Carols: This year’s Hot Cocoa Crawl will feature over 15 stops through Downtown Springdale, many putting an international spin on the drink, on Friday, Dec 1, from 5-8p. Springdale School District’s annual Caroling on the Creek is the same night at Turnbow Park from 5-7p. Stop by for some caroling and see Santa!

Get your Hot Cocoa Crawl Tickets in advance HERE and find more information about Downtown Sprigndale’s holiday events HERE.


Join Razorback Women’s Basketball for Native American Heritage Night

The Razorback Women's Basketball team will celebrate Native American Heritage Month during their game against Central Arkansas on Monday, Nov 20, at 7p.

  • Celebrating Culture: Starting the night, Ella Mounce will perform the National Anthem in Cherokee, and facts about Native American history around our campus and state will be shared throughout the evening by various individuals representing Native American/Indigenous backgrounds.

  • Game Time: During the game, the team will be outfitted in a special Nike N7-inspired uniform, and fans will enjoy a halftime performance by members of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.

Get tickets for just $3 tickets with promo code NAHM23 HERE.

NWA Daily Picks

In other news

  • 🍷 Something to Wine About: Local business OJOY Wine Company is revolutionizing the way people do wine with their fine dealcoholized wines. Try the OJOY Sparkling Blanc at this year's Likewise Winter Market in Fayetteville this Sunday, Nov 19, from 2-6p. (Non-alcoholic wine contains less than 0.5% abv.)*

  • 🍗 Wait & Your Goose is Cooked: Today's your last chance to save up to $8 per ticket with TheatreSquared's special Early Bird pricing for NWA's beloved holiday tradition, A Christmas Carol! On stage from Nov 29 - Dec 24.*

  • 🍳 Eggsellent: Rogers-based Happy Egg Co was ranked No. 1 by Tasting Table in a list of Best Egg Brands!

  • 🥓 Bringing Home The Bacon: Farm Talk News recently highlighted Bansley’s Berkshire Pig Farm, a local farm that provides premium pork to over 25 restaurants in NWA, like Prelude Breakfast Bar, Dots Nashville Hot Chicken, Onyx Coffee Lab, Margaret’s Food Truck, Farmer’s Table Café, and more.

  • 🥞 Breakfast Time: If all that talk about eggs and bacon has your mouth watering, here are some of our favorite breakfast & brunch spots around Northwest Arkansas.

  • 📅 Ditch the FOMO: Post your upcoming events on our Events Page, and stay in the know about upcoming events mentioned in the newsletter.

  • 🥳 Join the Club: Our NWA Daily Fan Club keeps this thing going. In return for being awesome, they get access to exclusive giveaways — ranging from gift cards and concert tickets to bikes and kayaks!

  • 🚀 Take Off: Share your message with our growing community of 35,300+ readers. We have several advertising opportunities to help you share your story with Northwest Arkansas.

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👋 Have a great weekend, NWA!