Fire & Lightning

Community Center Expansion, World Refugee Day, Concerts On Concerts, Our Splash Pad Guide, and More!

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Fayetteville Begins Expansion Project At Yvonne Richardson Community Center

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The City of Fayetteville will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the upcoming expansion of the Yvonne Richardson Community Center on Friday, Jun 28, at 10:30a.

  • A Place To Belong: The current 10,000 sq. ft. facility was built in 1996 in honor of Yvonne Richardson, daughter of former Razorback basketball coach Nolan Richardson. Fayetteville’s parks department operates the center, providing after-school programs, open gym time, physical education classes, and camps.

  • New Amenities: The $2.6M renovation project includes the addition of a teaching kitchen and multi-purpose classrooms in the center, along with stream restoration and new gathering areas at Ralph “Buddy” Hayes Park — located across the street.

Find more details on the project in The Fayetteville Flyer HERE.


Wear Blue: Celebrate World Refugee Day With Canopy Northwest Arkansas

Join Canopy Northwest Arkansas in recognizing World Refugee Day today by wearing blue and taking part in the Tri-City Challenge to raise resources to welcome refugees to the region.

  • Wear Blue: World Refugee Day is celebrated globally on Jun 20, recognizing the resilience and strength of those displaced from their homes worldwide. The Springdale Public Library will host a World Refugee Day Children’s Storytime at 11a and 4p, and Canopy will host a Celebration at Mount Sequoyah in Fayetteville from 2-7p.

  • Welcome To…: Canopy is facilitating a Tri-City Challenge between Fayetteville, Springdale, and Siloam Springs to see which city can raise $3000 fastest to meet the immediate needs of refugees in their community. Leaders from the city that raises the most funds will participate in furnishing the home of a new Arkansan.

Find other events and donate to your city of choice HERE.

The Momentary’s 2024 Live On The Green Series Continues After An Incredibly Strong Start

The Momentary's 2024 Live on the Green concert series is shaping up as one for the books! Following its strong start with Jon Batiste and a sold-out performance by John Legend, there are eleven more concerts on deck for you to enjoy this summer.

  • On The Green: Since 2022, Live on the Green has put the Momentary on the map as one of the region’s top outdoor concert venues, attracting award-winning artists across a wide range of genres and bringing exceptional live music experiences to the heart of Northwest Arkansas.

  • Star-Studded: This year's star-packed lineup continues with Portugal. The Man on Jul 6, followed by performances from huge names from the music industry, like Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Lake Street Dive, Slash, deadmau5, TLC & Shaggy, Gary Clark Jr., Patti Labelle & Gladys Knight, Omar Apollo and more!

Find the full lineup and purchase tickets HERE.


NWA Daily's Swimming Spots and Splash Pad Guide

That classic Arkansas summer heat and humidity is ramping back up! So, we’ve updated our Swimming Spots & Splash Pads Guide to help you stay cool this summer season.

  • Swim Spots: Northwest Arkansas is home to incredible aquatic centers, both indoor and outdoor, featuring Olympic-sized swimming pools for lap swimmers and epic water slides for the kids and kids-at-heart!

  • Splash Pads: Several City Parks in the area have added splash pads in recent years, adding fun water elements to some already incredible parks and playgrounds. A few spots on the list just opened this summer!

Explore our guide to Northwest Arkansas’s Best Swimming Spots & Splash Pads HERE.

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In other news…

  • 🍽️ For The Foodies: Want to know which restaurant in town has the best specific dish? Check out OnlyPlates — a local app startup focused on rating plates instead of entire restaurants!*

  • 🗞️ Get It Write: Love local news? Have a strong background in journalism? Our friends at The Bentonville Bulletin are looking for an experienced editor to help with the launch of its independent local news startup.*

  • 🧹 Clean home, happy heart! If you need a deep clean or just need help cleaning your home on a regular basis, reach out to NWA Cleaners. Get a quote HERE.*

  • ⛽️ In A Jiff: Jiffy Kwik in Downtown Rogers is back in business, temporarily serving from a food truck — the building will reopen once the gas pumps and canopy are repaired.

  • 🪚 On The Trail: Join Trailblazers for a community work day to clean trails at Coler Mountain Bike Preserve this Saturday, Jun 22. Meet at the Homestead (across from Airship Coffee) at 8a.

  • 👩‍🌾 Farm To Table: Interested in learning more about your local food system? Join Cureate for the next edition of Summer of Local, touring Good Life Farm and featuring lite bites from Mi Roll NWA and Margaret Ruth's on Monday, Jun 24, from 4-5:30p.

  • 💡Lightning Bugs: Here’s how to attract more fireflies to your yard and keep the iconic summer-evening bugs around despite the region’s growth and subsequent light pollution. (Do you say lightning bug or firefly?)

  • 🏈 Big Sports Guy: Eight former student-athletes and one coach have been added to the University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor. Find the list HERE.

  • 🎣 Without A Paddle: Mike Schleeper of Garfield hooked this record-setting 127 lb, 6-oz paddlefish in Beaver Lake in Rogers on Saturday.

  • 🧙 Flea You Fools: Shop a marketplace of one-of-a-kind creators, designers, collectors, and curators during the Big Giant Art & Flea Market at Backroom Social in Bentonville this Saturday, Jun 22, from 10a-3p.

  • 🕶️ Vintage Vibes: Shop local vintage and artisan vendors during the ONF Saturday Vintage Street Market on the Ozark Natural Foods Patio in Fayetteville this Saturday, Jun 22, from 10a-4p.

  • 🤟 Clay Date: Learn a new skill with your partner, friend, or family member during a Pottery Wheel Date Night at the Community Creative Center in Fayetteville — happening Fridays from Jun 28–Aug 2.

  • 📅 NWA Calendar: Stay up to date with events mentioned in the newsletter, or post your own upcoming events on our Events Calendar!

  • 🥳 Join The Club: Our daily newsletter is completely free, but if you simply love what we’re doing, you can support our work by joining our NWA Daily Fan Club!

  • 🚀 Take Off: Share your message with our growing community of 35,000+ readers. We have several advertising opportunities to help you share your story with Northwest Arkansas.

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