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Live! At Turnbow returns, half price entry to AA&MM, new resource for tech startups, and more!

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Upfront pricing, trustworthy service, and a focus on safety: the award-winning Adventure Subaru in Fayetteville is Northwest Arkansas’s premier Subaru retailer. Find out how you can start your next adventure in a Subaru by visiting their eco-friendly certified facility or online HERE


Arkansas Air & Military Museum Celebrates 80th Anniversary Of Orignal Wooden Hangar

Arkansas Air & Military Museum

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.

  • Wings & Things: The 138×150 ft all-wood aircraft hangar officially opened on Jul 28, 1944, to house planes used by the 305th College Training Detachment. Today, it houses the unique collection of the AA&MM’s collection of military memorabilia and historic aircraft — many of which can still fly!

  • Let’s Hangar Out: Explore over 2,000 artifacts from aviation history, ranging from the golden age of aviation to the jet age, Vietnam-era Army helicopters, and a Navy carrier fighters. While visiting, guests can climb inside and explore three different aircraft.

Purchase half-price museum tickets for the 80th Birthday Bash HERE.


Arkansas's Tech Entrepreneurs Gain New Resource With Launch Of ARise


Fayetteville-based nonprofit Startup Junkie will spearhead a new program called ARise which aims to establish Arkansas as a premier destination for tech companies from around the world to start and scale their businesses.

  • On The Rise: ARise stands for Arkansas Innovators, Startups, and Entrepreneurs and represents a revitalized version of the Arkansas Statewide Technology Commercialization program formerly known as Innovate Arkansas. The program is funded by the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and will be led by the team at Startup Junkie, a local nonprofit offering no-cost services to entrepreneurs.

  • The Journey: ARise offers a comprehensive list of services to support startups at every stage of the journey, including consulting and coaching, capital access, a subject matter expert network, industry connections, and entrepreneurial ecosystem resources.

Learn more and find a link to enroll in ARise HERE.

MARK Harmony To Headline This Month’s LIVE! At Turnbow Concert

LIVE! at Turnbow Concert Series returns this month, featuring a dynamic lineup of Marshallese and Pacific Islander musicians in Downtown Springdale this Thursday, Jun 27, from 6:30-9:30p.

  • Set Free: The free outdoor concerts at Turnbow Park are hosted on the last Thursday of each month from April to September, providing the community a chance to hear various local and regional musicians while enjoying the Downtown Outdoor Dining District.

  • Island Hopping: This month’s concert features opening artists WAIPA Dancers (We Are Island Pacific Art), a dance group preserving the legacy of traditional island dances from the South and North Pacific, followed by MARK Harmony, a Marshallese boy band that grew up in Northwest Arkansas.

Find the full concert schedule HERE.


Make Plans For The Fourth Of July In Northwest Arkansas

The sound of fireworks around the neighborhood is already signaling the start of a fun Independence Day Weekend. We put together an NWA Fireworks Guide to help you make plans. Here are two of our favorites:

  • America the Beautiful: Nothing says freedom like baseball and fireworks on the same night. Recreate The Sandlot fireworks scene with the NWA Naturals as they take on the Arkansas Travelers at Arvest Ballpark, followed by the season’s largest post-game fireworks show on Wednesday, Jul 3.

  • The Stars and Stripes Forever: The Symphony of Northwest Arkansas will provide live orchestra music for a Fireworks Spectacular at the Walmart AMP on Thursday, Jul 4, at 8p. Tickets start at just $3 — get your seats while they last!

Check out the complete 2024 Fireworks Guide HERE.


Benton County Relief Fund Offers Financial Assistance To Storm Victims

The Benton County Relief Fund has been launched to provide short-term financial assistance to households impacted by the devastating storms of May 26 and support local nonprofits in their disaster response efforts.

  • Apply For Aid: Households in Benton County directly impacted by the May 26 storms and earning $125,000 or less annually are eligible for the fund. Residents will receive customized resource plans, connecting them to as many resources as possible to ensure their needs are met.

  • Join The Cause: The fund has already received contributions from Excellerate Foundation, Walton Family Foundation, and Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield, but the scope of the storm damage means that more help is desperately needed — 100% of donations will go directly to relief efforts.

Apply for aid HERE or donate to the fund HERE.

NWA Daily Picks

In other news…

  • 👀 Required Viewing: Critics say TheatreSquared's "Responders is a story of humor, heart, and human nature...a must-see for people looking for a night at the theater and finding themselves on a journey of discovery and self-reflection." But hurry, see the world premiere before it closes on Jun 30.*

  • 🚀 Not Rocket Science: Goat Lab Brewery in Lowell hosts a weekly Trivia Night on Thursdays at 6p. Enjoy a great selection of German-inspired beer and delicious wood-fired pizzas while wracking your brain for a chance to win great prizes!*

  • 🗞️ Write On: 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 their 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.*

  • 🛻 Debris Removal: Benton County is keeping an interactive map of Active and Upcoming Debris Pickup services and Drop Off Sites HERE.

  • 🐔 Cool Chicks: Chicken Salad Chick opens today in Bentonville at 10a, hosting a week of great giveaways — the first 100 guests will receive free chicken salad for a year!

  • 🍽️ Little Cravings: Encanto, a new restaurant offering coffee, smoothies, and antojitos, recently opened in Fayetteville at 3980 W. Wedington Dr.

  • 🏦 In The Bank: The 14th Annual Million Meals Campaign by Arvest Bank raised $170,856 to help feed local communities around Arkansas — that’s the equivalent of 854,282 meals!

  • 🪜 Step Up: The Rise is back open at Coler Mountain Bike Preserve following repairs from the tornados.

  • 🏞️ 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.

  • 🛍️ 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.

  • 👕 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.

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

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