May 2014: Northwest Arkansas Calendar of Events


Craft fairs:

Frisco Station Mall Arts & Crafts Fair

Dates: May 2-4

Time: Varies

Location: Frisco Station Mall, Rogers

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Ozark Regional Arts & Crafts Fair

Dates: May 2-3

Time: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: Holiday Inn Convention Center, Springdale

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Spanker Creek Farm Arts & Crafts Festival

Dates: May 2-4

Time: Varies

Location: Bentonville

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 Spring Celebration at the (War Eagle) Mill

Dates: May 2-4

Time: Varies

Location: War Eagle Mill, Rogers

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Other events:

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY at FPL, Saturday, May 3

Sat, May 3 10:30am

Come celebrate Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 3 at your Fayetteville Public Library! From 10:30 to noon in the Wal-Mart Storytime Room, children can enjoy all kinds of superhero-themed fun!  Free comics, face painting, superhero crafts, super snacks, balloons, games, and cartoons on the big screen!


free comic book daySat, May 3 from 12pm to 2 pm

Teens can receive a free comic and snacks as well as play superhero-themed video games, participate in a “take a comic, leave a comic” swap table, take in a free screening of The Avengers, and enter a drawing to win tickets to see Marvel’s new summer blockbuster, The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Comic & Graphic Novelist – Nate Powell:

Sat, May 3 at 2pm

FPL will host a special appearance by comics artist Nate Powell. Powell will discuss his work on the Coretta Scott King Honor Book March as well as titles such as the Ignatz Award and Eisner Award winning Swallow Me Whole and the soon-to-be released graphic novel adaptation of Rick Riordan’s Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero.  An autograph session will follow and Powell’s books will be available for purchase.

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Date: May 3TAT_logo

Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: Pinnacle Hills Promenade Mall (JC Penney parking lot)

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Humane Society of the Ozark’s Annual Dogwood Walk

Date: May 3

Time: 9 a.m. to noon

Location: Gulley Park, Fayetteville

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Fayetteville Foam Fest (21 and over)

Date: May 3

Time: 5 – 9 p.m.

Location: Walton Arts Center parking lot on Dickson St.

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The Adventures of Alfred Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer, WAC

WAC_Alvin_266x375Date: May 13-15, 7 p.m.; May 17, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Time: See above

Location: Walton Arts Center (Starr Theatre)

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Chalk Fest at Crystal Bridges Museum

Date: May 18

Time: Noon-4 p.m.

Location: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

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Block Street Block Party

block street partyDate: Sunday, May 18

Time: Noon to dark

Location: Block Street, Fayetteville

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Spring Carnival, Springdale

Date: May 22-25

Time: Varies

Location: East Emma, Springdale

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NWA Vintage Market Days

Date: May 23-25

Time: Varies

Location: Pauline Whitaker Arena

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vintage market days

 Monster Trucks

Date: May 30-31

Time: Varies

Location: Rodeo of the Ozarks, Springdale

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