Northwest Arkansas Calendar of Events: March 2019

Happy March, mamas! For parents of school-aged kids, you may also want to check out the 2019 Spring Break Guide, since Spring Break is happening the week of March 18th for most kids in NWA.

Click on the name of any event below to find out more:

Laughter and Libations — Mardi Gras edition

This fundraiser for Trike Theater helps support youth theater programs in Northwest Arkansas. This adults-only event will feature local food, music and more.

Date: Friday March 1

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Record (in downtown Bentonville)

Friday Folk Tales & Fables

Children ages 5-12 years are welcome to listen to stories, learn some life lessons, and make a craft.  Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Date: Friday March 1

Time: 3:30 pm to 5 pm

Location: Rogers Public Library

Super Saturday:Read Across America

Join in celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday in the Children’s Library.  There will be a performance by the Cat in the Hat, face painting, and birthday cake, of course.

Date: Saturday, March 2

Time: 10:45 am

Location: Fayetteville Public Library

Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Celebration

You’ll go to many places, including the Scott Family Amazeum.  Stop by between March 2-4 to celebrate the man that brought you green eggs and ham and your favorite hat wearing cat.  There will be Seuss inspired pop-ups for all three days, whimsy and fun behind every corner.

Date: Saturday March 2

Time: 10 am to 5 pm

Location: The Amazeum, Bentonville

Model Train Show for Kids, young and old

Kids can be the engineer as miniature locomotives chug around the tracks on elaborately designed layouts.  All types of model trains will be on display.

Date: Saturday March 2

Time: 9 am to 4 pm

Location: Benton County Fairgrounds

Monday Makers

Children ages 3-12 years are welcome to listen to stories and information about a specific topic (such as reindeer, penguins, etc.) and a craft.  Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Date: Monday March 4

Time: 9:30 am

Location: Rogers Public Library

Songwriting Workshop with Gretchen Peters

Explore the process of songwriting with one of Nashville’s most beloved and respected artist.   This workshop is free to the public, but registration is required.

Date: Thursday March 7

Time: 1-3 pm

Location: Fayetteville Public Library

Northwest a’la Carte

Join NWA Circle of Friends for a fun, casual night to sample local flavors, bid on silent auction items and enjoy entertainment.

Date: Thursday, March 7

Time: 5:30-9 pm

Location: The Apollo on Emma, Springdale

Archeology of NWA

Come celebrate Arkansas Archeology Month at the Rogers Historical Museum.  Dr. Melissa Zabecki, Outreach Coordinator for the Arkansas Archeological Survey will be discussing sites from both the recent and distant path, which will include the dig at Leetown, the Bluff sites, and much more.

Date: Friday, March 8

Time: 6:30-7:30 pm

Location: Rogers Historical Museum

Cane Hill Kite Festival

Fun out in the country. $1 for kids $2 for adults to fly, free to park and free to watch. Military (active or retired) and their families fly for free. Food for sale in the Hospitality Tent by the Friends of Prairie Grove Pound. Kites for sale $1-$12 and a Kite Hospital to assemble and repair your kite. Many volunteers to help fly your kite. 50 cent raffle (each person may only purchase one 50 cent ticket) for large nylon kites at 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00. There are also numerous small prizes awarded during the day for totally frivolous categories. The fun starts at noon and goes until the last kite comes down, usually around 5. There is also an EMT on site.

Date: March 9

Time: Noon to 5 p.m.

Location: Springfield Ranch, Canehill, Ark.

17th Annual Kiss a Pig Gala

Kiss a Pig Gala features fine cuisine, live and silent auction, and entertainment as community leaders vie for the chance to kiss a pig to recognize it for producing the first source of insulin for people with diabetes.

Date: Saturday, March 9

Time: 6-11 pm

Location: John Q Hammons Convention Center

Funday Sunday: Free Swim

Enjoy a complimentary afternoon swimming at the Jones Center.

Date: Sunday, March 10

Time: 1:30-4:45 pm

Location: The Jones Center, Springdale

Preschool Playdate >> Superhero Showdown

Enjoy a preschool gallery tour, costume creation, and imaginative play inspired by Crystal Bridges hero-filled special exhibition Men of Steel, Women of Wonder.  Playdate starts with a performance in the Great Hall.

Date: Thursday, March 14

Time: 11:30 am to 2 pm

Location: Crystal Bridges Great Hall, Bentonville

Weaving: Fun or Work?

Kids of all ages are invited to try their hand at weaving on a loom.  Members of the Northwest Arkansas Handweavers Guild will be on hand to explain the basics of weaving while museum educators will explore the history of weaving in Northwest Arkansas.

Date: Saturday, March 16

Time: 10-11 am

Location: Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, Springdale

Spring Break Runway Bike Park Party

Enjoy the Runway Bike Park at The Jones Center with free Strider/BMX rental, giveaways, and music.

Date: Tuesday, March 19

Time: Noon to 5 pm

The Jones Center

Pea Ridge Archeology

Jami Lockhart, archeologist with the Arkansas Archeological Survey will present a program entitled, “Recent Archeological Investigations at Pea Ridge National Park”.

Date: Wednesday, March 20

Time: Noon

Location: The Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, Springdale

Super Saturday: LEGO Freeplay

Join Fayetteville Public Library for a morning of fun with LEGO’s.  Thousands of LEGO’s will be set up in the WalMart Story Time Room.  Come create, build, and play.

Date: Saturday, March 23

Time: 10:30-11:30 am

Location: Fayetteville Public Library

29th Annual “Art With An Altitude” Kite Festival

Free Family Event – Enjoy high flying fun for the whole family.  Bring your own kite or make one onsite with the experts at KaleidoKites of Eureka Springs.  Enjoy food/service/merchandise vendors, live music, games, giveaway and more.

Date: Saturday, March 23

Time: 10 am to 4 pm

Location: Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Eureka Springs

2019 NWA Home Show

Explore over 100 vendors products and see the industries newest trends at the 29th Annual Home Show March 29-31.  Grab a buy one get one free 3 day pass for $10, children 18 and under are admitted for free.

Date: Friday, March 29 through Sunday, March 31

Time: 10 am to 5 pm daily

Location: Northwest Arkansas Convention Center, Springdale

World’s Largest Baby Shower

It’s almost time for The Washington Regional World’s Largest Baby Shower.  Held at the Jones Center for Families in Springdale on March 30th.  The World’s Largest Baby Shower brings fun and education to maternity.  At this one day event you will find the newest products for babies and make important connections with our community’s top professionals.

Date: Saturday, March 30

Time: 9 am to 2 pm

Location: The Jones Center, Springdale