Northwest Arkansas Calendar of Events: August 2015

Yarnell’s Ice Cream Festival

Free samples of Arkansas’ Yarnell’s ice cream, $1 Coke floats during the Bentonville Farmer’s Market.

Date: Aug. 1

Time: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Bentonville Square (during the Bentonville Farmer’s Market)

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Tontitown Grape Festival

The 117th Tontitown Grape Festival will have Armband Nights, Grape Ice Cream, those Famous Spaghetti Dinners, Arts & Crafts, Free Concerts, Carnival Rides, and more. Free parking, admission and nightly entertainment.

Date: Aug. 4-8

Time: Varies

Location: Downtown Tontitown

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Fayetteville First Thursday

Date: Aug. 6

Time: Starts at 5:30 p.m.

Location: Fayetteville Square

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Dive-In Movie at Wilson Pool

Disney’s “Big Hero 6” (2014) follows the special bond between Hiro Hamada and his giant inflatable robot, Baymax through a high-tech action adventure where an unlikely group of friends team up to right the city of San Fransokyo. Join Fayetteville Parks and Recreation and Fayetteville Firefighters Association for this summer’s final showing at Wilson pool of Disney’s fun-filled, action-packed “Big Hero 6.

Date: Aug. 7

Time: Gates open at 7:15 p.m. Movie starts at dusk.

Location: Wilson Park pool, Fayetteville

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First Friday Flicks, Bentonville

Movies begin around 8 p.m. and are free. Paddington.

Date: Aug. 7

Time: 8 p.m.

Location: Lawrence Plaza, Bentonville

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Secchi Day on Beaver Lake

The 10th annual Secchi Day on Beaver Lake will be Saturday, Aug. 15, at Prairie Creek on Beaver Lake five miles east of Rogers on Hwy. 12. The event is named for the Secchi Disk, a black and white device lowered into the water to measure clarity.

There will be a Science Education Festival with activities for all ages, with a mobile aquarium, on shore scavenger hunt with prizes, free lunch and ice cream, kayak test rides, microscope activities, a photo contest and more. This event is free and open to everyone.

Date: Aug. 15

Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Prairie Creek on Beaver Lake

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Frisco Festival

There will be live music plus the Kids’ Zone will feature fun activities including the Bungee Trampoline, remote-controlled cars, giant inflatable slides, a climbing wall and more. Music includes Ultra Suede and Trout Fishing in America.

Date: Aug. 28-29

Time: Varies

Location: Downtown Rogers

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Slide the City Fayetteville

At Slide The City Fayetteville there will be two sessions. The Day Session will be from 11am – 3pm with an additional two hours from 9am – 11am for Unlimited Sliders. The Evening Session will be from 5:30pm – 9pm with an additional two hours from 3:30pm – 5:30pm for Unlimited Sliders. If you’d like to attend both sessions, you must have a ticket to each. You can select your session/wave time during the registration process.

Before you jump on the Slide, head to the registration tent to check-in and pick up your goodies.  Based on what you registered for, you will receive a wristband which gives you access to ride the Slide. Hang onto your wristband or you won’t be able to ride. For maximum speed and safety all sliders must have an inflatable tube to ride. 

Children must be at least 46 inches tall or 5 years old to slide. If they don’t meet either requirement they will be denied access to the slide. Riders must also go down on their own tube. Lap riding is not permitted.

Date: Aug. 30

Time: Varies (see description above)

Location: Dickson Street from Church Avenue to West Avenue

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Washington County Fair

Date: Sept. 1-5

Time: Varies

Location: Washington County Fairgrounds, Fayetteville

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