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Rodeos, triathlons, concerts, local markets, and more, plus a new theatre festival in the works at the Momentary,

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Weekend Roundup

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

  • 💿️ 90s Vibes: Throw it back to the 90s with The Mixtapes, performing at Railyard Live in Downtown Rogers this Friday, Jun 28, at 7:30p.

  • 🐂 No Bull: Enjoy heart-pounding rodeo competitions, a live concert with David Adam Byrnes, children’s events, western lifestyle vendors, and finger-licking good rodeo food during the 80th Annual Rodeo of the Ozarks at Parsons Stadium in Springdale this weekend, Jun 28-29.

  • 🛍️ Flea Bags: 479Flea will showcase top vendors of vintage goods, clothing, original art, delicious food, and live music at the Medium in Downtown Springdale this Friday, Jun 28, from 5-9p. Cost of entry is $5.

  • 🔔 Ring The Bell: Let Freedom Ring in Siloam Springs during the June Fourth Friday event, featuring food trucks, vendors, games, and live music at Memorial Park this Friday, Jun 28, from 4-8p.

  • 🎨 True Colors: The Plein Air Painting in the Ramble series of free watercolor & acrylic nature painting workshops concludes this Friday, Jun 28.

  • 🍺 Underground: Join Bentonville Brewing Co. for an evening of jazz, glamour, and prohibition-era fun during its Speakeasy Soiree this Saturday, Jun 29, from 6-9p.

  • 💙 Mom, Dad, Bingo: Bluey will be at Bella’s Gifts in Springdale for a free meet and greet this Saturday, Jun 29, from 11a-1p.

  • 🐓 Chicken Out: Mad Rooster Beer Co. in Fayetteville will celebrate its 1st Anniversary with a special beer release, new mug club memberships, games, and real Puerto Rican food from Tostitos food truck this Saturday, Jun 29, at 12p.

  • 🧑‍💼 In The Biz: Hear from three insightful entrepreneurs as they share their unique backgrounds and experiences in entrepreneurship during Cureate’s Diverse Entrepreneurship Breakfast at the Medium in Downtown Springdale this Saturday, Jun 29, from 9-11a.

  • 🛍️ Open House Market: Shop local vendors during the Likewise Bazaar, a maker market and community rummage sale, in Fayetteville this Saturday, Jun 29, from 10a-2p.

  • 🏞️ Park Party: Enjoy Kona Ice, local food trucks, Basketball, Pickleball, and Bingo during the Party in the Park, hosted by AARP Arkansas at Walker Park in Fayetteville this Saturday, Jun 29, from 10a-3p. The event is free, but you must reserve your spot.

  • 🤸 Got Your Six: Celebrate the grand opening of Arkansas’s first YogaSix studio with three days of free classes, membership discounts, vendor booths, giveaways, and more from Jun 27-30.

  • 🛩️ Hangaring Out: Head down to Drake Field in Fayetteville this weekend to help the Arkansas Air & Military Museum celebrate the 80th Birthday Bash of the Historic White Aircraft Hangar, including half-price entry to the museum all day, Jun 29, from 9a-4p.

  • 🚵 A Real Tri Hard: Fayetteville’s oldest triathlon, The Ozark Triathlon, returns for two days of off-road and road race events this weekend, Jun 29-30. Feeling spontaneous? Registration closes today at midnight, and volunteers are still needed.

  • 🧘 Here To Namaste: Yoga Story in Downtown Rogers is celebrating its 1st Anniversary with a weekend full of yoga activities from June 28-30, including free classes, raffle drawings to win prizes, a 10% off class pack.

  • 🎶 Before Cowboy Carter: Celebrate the closing event of Black Music Month 2024 with a screening of the iconic Country Music Television documentary Waiting In The Wings: African Americans In Country Music at the Fayetteville Public Library this Sunday, Jun 30, at 2p. Get free tickets here!

  • 👕 I’d Dye For You: Ozark Beer Co. will host a Tye Dye Patio Party with custom Ozark tie-dye shirts and grub available from Chop Shop BBQ this Sunday, Jun 30, from 2-5p.

Arts & Culture

The Momentary Announces Plans For The Inaugural KaniniFest

the Momentary

This fall, the Momentary will host the first-ever KaniniFest, a one-act play festival featuring three days of plays and immersive performances, dance workshops, drum circles, art installations, and more from October 11 to 13.

  • All Together: Kanini is derived from the Indigenous Australian word Kanyini, which means “oneness.” KaniniFest embodies the concept of love, the direct connection to your land, your spirit, and your soul, and an undying responsibility and caring. The festival aims to amplify the diverse voices and perspectives of all Americans.

  • We The People: Inspired by the thought-provoking Crystal Bridges exhibition, We the People: The Radical Notion of Democracy, KaniniFest’s inaugural theme is “We the People!” The festival will showcase the work of five BIPOC playwrights from across the United States, but all directors and actors are from the NWA region.

Learn about the artists behind KaniniFest HERE.

Plan Your Perfect Wedding Day At The Apollo On Emma

The Apollo on Emma

Recently engaged & looking for your dream wedding venue to host your celebration? Check out The Apollo on Emma. This iconic venue has that timeless & elegant class, all adorned with a 1940s Art Deco vibe.

  • Rich History: The Apollo Theater opened in 1949, becoming the center of attention in Downtown Springdale with its ornate lobby, velvet seats, and risqué marble statue of the god Apollo, from whom it derives its name. Today, the completely renovated theater is a premier destination for weddings, corporate events, parties, galas & more.

  • Elegance on Emma: Plan your dream wedding day at this historic venue, featuring custom rental options for weddings of all sizes. Facilities include a catering kitchen, bridal quarters, an upscale cocktail lounge, and of course, its iconic movie marquee board to announce your perfect day!

Contact The Apollo for open dates and schedule a tour HERE.


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  • 🧗 Climb Into Fun: July sessions for Boulders & Brews Summer Camp start in just two weeks. Running Monday to Thursday from 9a-1p, camps include a variety of fun activities designed for kids ages 6-12, like climbing, arts & crafts, forming friendships, and more. Don't miss out—register today!*

  • 🍽️ 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!*

  • 🧹 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.*

  • 🏠️ Moving In: Arkansas basketball coach John Calipari just purchased a $2.2M home in Clear Creek, the gated community at the Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville.

  • 🐗 Paris Bound: This weekend, thirteen athletes with ties to the Razorback Track & Field program are competing in the Jamaica National Trials, and incoming gymnastics freshman Joscelyn Roberson will compete in the U.S. Team Trials in Minneapolis.

  • 📅 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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