Friday 5: Fun things to do in Northwest Arkansas this weekend, Oct. 5-7, 2018

Happy Friday, mamacitas! We hope you’ve had a good week.

Here are (more than) 5 fun picks for weekend events to enjoy with your family in Northwest Arkansas:

First Friday Flicks: CoCo

Join Bentonville Parks & Recreation for free, family friendly movies. This month will be Coco. Movie begins at Dave Peel Park at 8:30pm.

Date: Friday, Oct. 5

Time: 8:30 p.m.

Location: Dave Peel Park, Bentonville


This one-day festival celebrates the creative, curious and innovative spirit in all of us. The Scott Family Amazeum event is included with paid admission or membership and designed for ages 4 and up. It brings together makers, artists, tinkerers, craftspeople, educators, and creatives to showcase their work while inviting families to join in the Do It Yourself fun to learn from each other. It’s a great family activity where all can experiment. Returning this year is the popular car-take-apart activity. Other stations include 3D printing, technology dissection, upcycling and interactive activities created by students at regional schools.

Date: October 6

Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Location: Amazeum, Bentonville

Forest Concert Series

Visiting musicians Cherokee songstress Kalyn Fay from Oklahoma, the Orchestral Pow Wow Project directed by Cris Derksen, and renowned hoop dancer Nimkii Osawamick incorporate Indigenous artists through dynamic live performances. This is the final forest concert of the season and celebrates the opening of the special exhibition, Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now.

Museum members and kids ages 18 and under are free, but a printed ticket is required for entry. Tickets are $10 each for non-members. You can reserve these tickets online or with Guest Services at 479.657.2335.

Date: October 6

Time: 7-10 p.m.

Location: North Forest at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art 600 Museum Way, Bentonville

Coffee and Cars

Classic cars, hot rods and other cool rides gather each first Saturday of the month in downtown Springdale (this is the final event for 2018). The event is free, and so is the Dunkin’ Donuts coffee.

Date: October 6

Time: 8 a.m.-Noon

Location: Downtown Springdale 203 E. Emma Ave. Springdale, in the HelpCard parking lot.

Celebrating the Music

Fill your day with happiness and music while celebrating Hispanic Heritage month. This free event is an opportunity to savor some delicious samples, meet and greet artists and engage in some fun activities for the entire family. Mexican singer/songwriter and accordionist Noel Torres will perform music. Tickets are required.

Date: October 7

Time: 1-5 p.m.

Location: Walmart AMP 5079 W Northgate Rd, Rogers

Hobbs State Park Fall Festival

Step back in time at the Historical Van Winkle Hollow Site for this family fun event. Witness a saw miller, flint knapper, Civil War surgeon, blacksmither, and more. All of these family activities are free and open to the public. Please park at the visitor center parking lot. A free shuttle will run constantly between the visitor center and Historic Van Winkle Hollow. For more information, call 479-789-5000.

Date: October 7

Time: 1-4 p.m.

Location: Van Winkle Historic Site and Visitor Center 20201 East Hwy. 12 Rogers. Hobbs State Park visitor center is located on Hwy. 12 just east of the Highway 12/War Eagle Road intersection.

Oktoberfest On the Fayetteville Square

Kids enter free to Oktoberfest, which features food trucks, local art, vendors, performances by Lost John and White Mansion and of course 100% Arkansas Beer.  Admission for those 21 and over are $10. Those 18 and over with a designated driver are $5.

Date: October 7

Time: 1-7 p.m.

Location: Downtown Fayetteville historic square