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Weekend Roundup

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Happy Friday, Northwest Arkansas! Here's a look at some fun things to do around town this weekend:

  • 🎡 My Fair Lady: Take a ride on the Ferris wheel, feast on funnel cakes, and enjoy live music during the 2024 Pea Ridge Community Fair, lasting from Jun 19–22.

  • 🎉 Summer Time Gladness: Kick off the summer season during a weekend-long Summer Social at Pedal Park in Farmington, including community yoga, karaoke, dance classes, live music, and more from Jun 21-23.

  • 🐾 Paws For Summer: Celebrate the longest day of the year with your furry friends at Best Friends Pet Resource Center during the Paws in the Sun Solstice Festival, including exciting activities, entertainment, and memorable experiences designed for both cats and dogs on Friday, Jun 21, from 3-7p.

  • 🎨 True Colors: Plein Air Painting in the Ramble is a series of free watercolor & acrylic nature painting workshops meeting on Jun 7, 14, 21, and 28.

  • 🌟 Glow Up: The annual Memorial Park Glow Run is ready to shine in Bentonville this Friday, Jun 21, at 8:45p.

  • 🎬️ Dive-In Movies: Put on your swimsuit and inflate the floaties! Dive-In Movies at Wilson Park Pool kicks off this week with Minions: The Rise of Gru on Friday, Jun 21, at 8:05p.

  • 🎷 Jazzed Up: Peel Museum & Botanical Garden will host Amp Out Alz Jazz Night, benefitting Alzheimers’s Arkansas, this Friday, Jun 21, at 7p.

  • 👑 Don’t Stop Me Now: Fashion and Rock-n-roll collide during Fashion Fit For (A) Queen, featuring Magnifico, the premiere Queen Tribute Band from Austin at The Medium in Downtown Springdale this Saturday, Jun 22, at 7:30p.

  • 🍻 Cheers: Break out your lederhosen overalls for The Great Southern Beer Fest, a celebration of the spring harvest and good brews with 100% of proceeds going to local nonprofits, at Turnbow Park in Downtown Springdale this Saturday, Jun 22, from 4-9p.

  • 🪚 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.

  • 🧙 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.

  • 🦋 Spread Your Wings: Learn about Arkansas's imperiled state butterfly, the Diana Fritillary, and how you can contribute to its preservation during a workshop with The Diana Project at White River Nursery in Fayetteville this Saturday, Jun 22, from 10-11a.

  • 🐚 Shell Yeah: Learn the history of Marshallese jewelry-making and make beautiful shell bracelets during a Marshallese Jewelry Workshop at Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in Springdale this Saturday, Jun 22, at 10:30a.

  • 🕶️ 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.

  • 🚘️ The Mopar Rawr: The 3rd Annual Turpentine Creek Mopar Classic Car Show will gather at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Eureka this Saturday, Jun 22, from 9a-3p.

  • 🧶 Yarn It: Pick up a new craft hoppy, find supplies, and swap gear during the Craft Swap at the Rogers Historical Museum this Saturday, Jun 22, from 1-4p. Bring new or gently used crafting supplies to donate or trade.

  • 🪙 Little Entrepreneurs: Kids with an entrepreneurial spirit are invited to sell their homemade crafts, drawings, bracelets, etc, during the NWA Kids Mini Market this Sunday, Jun 23, from 12:30-2p under the pavilion at 530 Sunrise Dr. Bethel Heights.

  • 🥕 Fresh Flavors: Shop local produce and handcrafted goods at your local farmers market. Pick your favorite from our NWA Farmers Market Guide!

  • 🌊 Splish Splash: Find a fun place to cool off from the summer heat with help from our Swimming Spots and Splash Pads Guide.

Have a great weekend, NWA!


Black Apple Cidery Brings Home Second International Award This Year

Downtown Springdale’s Black Apple Cidery took home two prizes at the 2024 Cidercraft Awards — its second Global Competition win in 2024

  • The Craft: The 7th Annual Cidercraft Awards saw submissions from over 20 states across the United States and two international countries. More information about the participating cideries can be found in Cidercraft Magazine.

  • Just Peachy: Black Apple, the first and only cidery in Arkansas, earned the second-highest award of Double Gold in the Botanical category for its Hibiscus cider. Its Peach cider took home the highest award, Platinum, in the Stone Fruit category.

Learn more about the Cidercraft Awards HERE.

Unleash Your Inner Child At The Next Amazeum Adult Night

Fuel your competitive spirit during the next Amazeum Adult Night, featuring retired Olympic Games with an Amazeum twist! Join this dynamic evening tailored for the young at heart next Thursday, Jun 27, from 6-8p.

  • Reignite The Torch: Designed to engage adults in playful exploration of the arts and sciences, Amazeum Adult Nights provide a much-needed break from everyday adulting with a night of amazing activities that unleash your inner child!

  • Go For Gold: Whether you're reliving the glory days of the Summer Olympics or discovering new challenges, this event is sure to spark your playful nature and bring out your inner athlete. After all the excitement, wind down with light bites and drinks, the perfect way to refuel and mingle with fellow Olympians.

Tickets are $30 for members or $35 for non-members! Grab yours before they’re gone HERE.

P.S. We're giving away a pair of tickets!

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  • 🎶 Black Music Month: Celebrate the closing event of Black Music Month 2024 with the screening of the iconic Country Music Television (CMT) 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!*

  • 🐶 Fostering Furballs: Meet adorable, fosterable dogs during the Foster Power Hour at Best Friends Pet Resource Center in Bentonville this Sunday from 5-7p. Eligible foster dogs can be found by following this link.*

  • 👸 Let It Go: Summon your inner Disney character during Big Box Karaoke’s Musicals Theme Night on Tuesday, Jun 25 — just $5 entry to the Public Karaoke Room or $11 per person for 2hr Private Rooms all night! Reserve a room HERE.*

  • 🧹 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.*

  • 🚂 I Think I Can: Big Boy No. 4014, the world’s largest operating steam locomotive at 1.1M pounds, will pass through Arkansas on its second-ever tour around the USA this fall.

  • 🏨 Hotel, Motel, Holiday Inn: Fayetteville Flyer recently shared a recap of six new hotels currently in the works in Fayetteville.

  • 🏢 Well Built: The Springdale Municipal Complex was featured in this month’s Civic issue of Architectural Record!

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