June 2014: Northwest Arkansas Calendar of Events


Trail Mix Concert

Trail Mix combines music, hiking and biking for a one-of-a-kind, free outdoor experience which starts along the beautifully sculpted Art Trail near Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville (1-3pm) and continues along the Frisco Trail in downtown Fayetteville (5-7pm). Rocky Grove Sun Company will provide solar-power for energy-efficient music for Trail Mix. No tickets or registration are required; this event is free and open to the public.

Artosphere-logoDate: June 1

Time: Varies

Location: Varies

More info: Click here for Trail Mix concert routes

First Thursday, Fayetteville

Date: June 5

Time: Kids’ stage starts at 5:30 p.m. (Magician Scott Davis will perform in cooperation with the Fayetteville Public Library)

Location: Fayetteville Square

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Relay For Life of Benton-Siloam Springs American Cancer Society

Date: June 6

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Siloam Springs High School track

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First Friday: Bentonville Art Walk

Date: June 6

Location: Bentonville Square

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Call of the Wild (Un)Gala, Ozark Natural Science Center

ONSC-CotWDate: June 7

Time: 5:30-9 p.m.

Location: 21c Museum Hotel

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14th Annual NWA International Festival

Date:  June 7

Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Location: Downtown Rogers

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Second Annual Taste of Summer

This is a unique fundraiser that the entire family can attend. It has two venues: one for the adults and one for the children. The portion of the event for the adults is being held on the rooftop patio of the Coca Cola building in Rogers- just a few blocks away from the YMCA. Adults will get to indulge in a variety of summer-themed gourmet appetizers, created by Mercy’s very own Chef Brad, while they sample summer cocktails and wines, courtesy of E&J Gallo. The “Kids’ Night Out” portion of the event is being held at the actual NWA Mercy Family YMCA facility at Village on the Creeks. Kids attending will be treated to a pizza dinner, a movie and outdoor campfire s’mores.
 *Attendees whose children will be attending Kids’ Night Out should make their reservations by Monday, June 2nd.

Date: June 6

Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Location: Mercy YMCA/Coca-Cola Building, Fourth Floor Patio

More info: Click here. Tickets can also be purchased by calling the NWA Mercy Family YMCA at (479) 273-9622.

Wilson Park Pool Dive-In Movie (free)

Date: June 6, the movie will be Monsters University

Time: Gates open at 7:15 (movie starts at dusk)

Location: Wilson Park, Fayetteville

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Teddy Bear Picnic

Bring your family and a blanket for an afternoon of charity and family fun with live music by the Fun Time Ramblers, a teddy bear for every child, and picnic lunches from Razor’s Edge Catering. All proceeds benefit Family Network, which provides families in Northwest Arkansas with individualized parenting education and family support. Its programs empower young women who are pregnant and parents of newborns and young children to provide a healthy, nurturing, and stimulating environment for their children, to create positive family relationships, and to develop personal, educational, and vocational skills that lead to a more productive life. Tickets are $10 per adult and includes a boxed lunch while they last; however, please purchase your tickets in advance to guarantee boxed lunch availability.

Date: June 7

Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Location: Gulley Park

More info: Click here or call Family Network at 927-3659. You may also email teddybearpicnic2014@gmail.com.

Gulley Park concert series

Art of Wine, Walton Arts Center

Date: June 12-14

Time: Varies

Location: Walton Arts Center

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Relay for Life of Benton County

relay for lifeDate: June 13

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Mercy Family YMCA, Village on the Creeks, Rogers

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Father’s Day Blues Picnic

Date: June 15

Time:  Gate opens at noon, music starts at 2 p.m.

Location: Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Eureka Springs

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Moonflowers and Mojitos

Date: June 17

Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Location: Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

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12th Annual Summer Salsa

Date: June 20

Time: 7-11 p.m.

Location: Fayetteville Town Center

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Western Days

Date: June 20

Time: 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Location: Parsons Stadium, Springdale

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Captivating Heart Tea Party

There will be a silent auction and vendor booths available. Participants of all ages are welcome and dress can be anywhere from casual to dressy. Tickets are $10 for age 12+ and $5 for ages 5-12. Children under age 5 are free. A short devotional and a presentation about the history of afternoon tea will be included. This is a fundraiser for the Captivating Heart Conference.

Date: June 21

Time: 2-4 p.m.

Location: Frisco Station Mall

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Siloam Springs Whitewater Recreation Park grand opening

Date: June 28

Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (plus 2-5 p.m. there will be a “kayak rodeo”)

Location: 19253 Fisher Ford Road, Siloam Springs

More info: Click here

Freedom Fest

Date: June 28

Time: 10 a.m.

Location: Pinnacle Promenade, Rogers

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NWA No Excuse Moms fitness group (free)

The free group is led by Tiffany G. and meets at Don Tyson Park in Springdale on Wednesdays @ 10:30 Am. No Excuse Moms (NEMS) is a fitness group for moms to help fit in fitness in moms’ already busy lives. It’s a once a week meet up, and moms can bring their kids, but child care isn’t provided. Some workouts will included the kids. The meet ups last no more than a hour long, and the workouts are about 25-30 minutes long. The main website is No Excuse Mom | What’s your Excuse?

Date: Wednesdays

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Location: Don Tyson Park, Springdale

More info: Email Tiffany at nwaNoExcuseMoms@yahoo.com or call 254-319-6187.

Beach Bingo Bash

Date: July 11

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: UARK Bowl, Fayetteville

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