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Wings, Flings, and Olympic Rings

Startup World Cup Regional in NWA, Portugal the Man at the Momentary, Art of Wine, Razorbacks in the Olympics, Firefly Fling at BGO, and more!

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Startup World Cup To Host Regional Qualifier In Northwest Arkansas

Startup Junkie has been selected to host a regional qualifier for the global finale of the Startup World Cup, a global entrepreneurship competition for a grand prize of $1M.

  • Make The Pitch: Startup founders can apply through Aug 5. The Top 10 will get to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges during the Regional Finals at the Pryor Center in Fayetteville on Aug 30.

  • Global Stage: The winning startup from the regional final will advance to the Startup World Cup Grand Finale in San Francisco on Oct 4 to compete for the grand prize of $1M. Over 2,500 attendees are expected to attend the conference, along with 20 notable speakers from across the globe, including Shark Tank's Robert Herjavec.

Startups interested in participating can apply via the Startup World Cup website HERE.


Portugal. The Man To Perform This Weekend At The Momentary

Experience multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning indie rock phenomenon Portugal. The Man on the Momentary Green in Bentonville this Saturday, Jul 6, at 8p.

  • Live On The Green: Following its strong start with Jon Batiste and a sold-out performance by John Legend, there are eleven more concerts on deck for this year’s Live On The Green series, including huge names from the music industry, like Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, deadmau5, TLC & Shaggy, Gary Clark Jr., Patti Labelle & Gladys Knight, and more!

  • A Rebel Just For Kicks: Known for chart-topping hits like “I Feel It Still” and “Live In The Moment,” Portugal. The Man released its latest single, Bittersweet, last week, Jun 26. Opening what's sure to be an incredible evening is progressive psych-rock powerhouse Spoon Benders.

Purchase tickets to see Portugal. The Man this weekend HERE.

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

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Art Of Wine Returns To Walton Arts Center With Summer Camp Theme

The 22nd Annual Art of Wine returns to Walton Arts Center, featuring hundreds of wines to sample, small bites from area restaurants, and local entertainment in support of arts education on Friday, Jul 12, at 8p.

  • Camp Vibes: This year’s theme is Summer Camp! Guests who donate during the event can participate in camp-inspired activity stations, including making friendship bracelets, custom wood-burned coasters, screen-printed pennants, and botanical-themed temporary tattoos. Special merch designed by local artist Alex Bodishbaugh King will also be available for purchase.

  • Top Shelf, Top Bunk: It’s a summer camp experience designed for grown-ups! So, raise a glass while enjoying live entertainment, fire pits, s'mores, lawn games, movie screenings, and other surprises. Tickets are $95 for General Admission and $200 for Reserve Room tickets, including premier selections of wines and additional restaurant options.

Reserve your tickets for Art of Wine HERE.


Thirteen Athletes With Ties To Arkansas Headed To Paris For The 2024 Summer Olympics

With the conclusion of the Olympic Trials, thirteen current or former Razorbacks are set to compete on the global stage during the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris from Jul 26-Aug 11.

  • Team Jamaica: Current Razorback Track & Field athletes Carey McLeod, Wayne Pinnock, Rojé Stona, Nickisha Pryce, Ackera Nugent, and Janeek Brown will represent Team Jamaica.

  • Team USA: Arkansas alumni Chris Bailey, Jarrion Lawson, Taliyah Brooks, Nikki Hiltz, and current Razorback athlete Rachel Glenn will represent Team USA in various Track & Field events. Incoming freshman Joscelyn Roberson will join Team USA as an alternate in Gymnastics events.

Find more Razorbacks in the Olympics updates HERE.


Experience The Magic Of The Botanical Garden Of The Ozarks During The Firefly Fling

Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

Firefly Fling Festival will illuminate the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks for one of Northwest Arkansas’s most anticipated mid-summer celebrations on Saturday, Jul 20, from 5-10p.

  • Fairyland: The Garden will transform into a magical realm, inspiring its guests to embrace the wonder of the outdoors. Get in the spirit of the event by dressing up as a fairy, pirate, superhero, or any other magical creature!

  • Enchanting: Enjoy dinner and treats from food trucks and community booths with engaging activities, and be enthralled by roaming performers throughout the garden. The night will end with a captivating performance by fire dancers and a laser light show!

Ticket prices increase the day of the event, so reserve yours in advance HERE.

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In other news…

  • 🐶 Pups & Poppers: More pets are lost on July 4 than any other day of the year. Get your pet microchipped during Best Friends' free microchip & vaccine clinic every Wednesday from 9a-12:30p. This Wednesday, Jul 3, you can also get a free, custom-engraved pet tag when your pet gets chipped!*

  • 🧘 Find Your Flow: Unwind with yoga classes every Monday, Wednesday, and Sunday night at Boulders & Brews in Fayetteville. Whether you're new to yoga or a seasoned practitioner, these sessions promote flexibility, strength, and inner calm. Find class times and purchase a day pass to reserve your mat HERE!*

  • 🍗 Just Wing It: Central BBQ in Fayetteville is bringing back Wingfest for the second year, featuring a full day of live music, wing-eating competitions, art auctions, and kids’ activities on Saturday, Jul 27, from 11a-7p.

  • 🧨 We Didn’t Start The Fire: Make sure you know the local fireworks rules before you go popping off your bottle rockets and hosting Roman candle fights in your neighborhood this week.

  • ✈️ Soaring: XNA expects this Fourth of July holiday to be one of the busiest travel weeks it has ever seen — following several record-breaking days in June.

  • 🎨 Compact Creativity Fest: Kick off your weekend with a burst of creativity, live music, and nature during the free Weekend Starts Series in Fayetteville’s Lower Ramble, happening every Friday from 5-7p through October.

  • ⚾️ That’s Our Ace: Hagen Smith has been named an All-American by the College Baseball Foundation, marking his sixth first-team All-America honor of the postseason.

  • 📅 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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