Northwest Arkansas Calendar of Events: November 2020

Northwest Arkansas Calendar of Events: November 2020

Welcome to November 2020, mamas. We’re one step closer to wrapping up this very bizarre year. Below is a list of events happening in Northwest Arkansas this month. Just remember to grab your masks and hand sanitizer on your way out the door.

Sunday Cinema at WAC

“Coco” will be shown as a part of the Special Sunday film screenings in partnership with the Fayetteville Chamber in Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Tickets are free.

Time: 1 p.m. (in English) and 6 p.m. (en Espanol)

Date: Nov. 1

Location: Baum Walker Hall at Walton Arts Center

Click here for more info about this free Saturday Cinema event at Walton Arts Center. 

Cars, Coffee & Donuts

The area’s largest monthly automotive event is a relaxed social event to network by sharing car stories and driving adventures. It’s a warm, inviting environment where everyone is welcome.

Time: 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Date: November 1

Location: 1502 SE Walton Blvd, Bentonville

Click here for more info about the Cars, Coffee & Donuts event. 

The Ozark Story Project

It’s back! Anyone that has a relationship to the Ozarks is invited to participate in this *FREE* creative storytelling project. Regardless of where you were born, where you live today, or how long you’ve lived here.

This new project is focused on exploring the intersection of immigrant and traditional Ozark folklore through poetry, recipes, photos and recorded stories. Our website is accessible in English, Spanish, and Marshallese. Beginning Monday, September 28, and each consecutive Monday for the following four weeks, we will introduce a new way for you to participate in the Ozark Story Project. Your story matters. Visit to participate.

Week 1: contribute one line to our community poem

Week 2: Share your recipe

Week 3: Share a photo

Week 4: Record a story

Time: 4:15 p.m.-11 p.m.

Date: November 2

Click here for more info about the Ozark Story Project. 

Family Swim

Get ready to splash around in our shiver-free pool with family and friends. Check out our open swim rules and remember to call ahead at 479-278-4422 to reserve your spot. Spots are limited.

Time: 7-8 p.m.

Date: November 6

Location: Goldfish Swim School 4319 S. Pleasant Crossing Suite 105 Rogers

Click here for more information about the Family Swim event at Goldfish Swim School. 

LAOA’s annual Day of the Dead celebration

Enjoy music, live performances, face painting, art stations, food and more. This year we will have a community altar where people can put pictures or objects of their deceased friends and family. Experience our traditional procession of Catrinas. For more information: (479)409-9129.

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

Date: November 7

Location: Downtown Springdale

Click here for more info about the Day of the Dead celebration in downtown Springdale. 

Discover the Grounds » Arkansas Trees

Learning to preserve our trees helps us secure our next breath. Join us for a presentation with Arkansas’s State Forester and President of the National Association of State Foresters (NASF) Joe Fox. Joe will lead a walk around the museum grounds discussing winter tree dormancy and its importance in protecting trees’ living tissue and energy reserves.

As a safety precaution and to comply with Arkansas State guidelines, Crystal Bridges and the Momentary require face coverings for ages 10 and older at outdoor programs and events, as well as at food and drink venues, except when eating and drinking. Participants will be asked to practice social distancing of six feet for the safety of all attendees. The event is free and registration is required.

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Date: November 7

Location: South Lawn at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art 600 Museum Way Bentonville

Click here for more info about the Discover the Grounds event at Crystal Bridges. 

Fall Craft Market

Elkins Farmers Market is pleased to present the second Annual Fall Craft Market on Saturday, November 7. A variety of amazing vendors will offer an assortment of handmade crafts: holiday delights, woodworking, home-baked treats, jams and jellies, crafts, excellent gift ideas and more. This is an outdoor event. Please plan accordingly for forecasted weather. We will be open rain or shine, with exception of severe weather. Please note we will have precautions in place due to COVID. Spacing between vendors will be a minimum of 8 feet, all vendors must wear a mask and we ask that all customers do so also, please no grouping or crowding at the booths, and do your best to remain 6 feet apart.

Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Date: November 7

Location: 2201 N. Center St. Elkins

Click here for more info about the Fall Craft Market in Elkins. 

Circuits Workshop

“Developing a Maker Pedagogy: Circuits” is a one-day, virtual experience that will transform your circuitry-based maker skills and teaching practice whether you are a novice, developing, or established maker educator. Pre-registration and payment are required. Cost is $25 per participant.

Time: 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Date: November 7

Location: online via the Amazeum

Click here for more info about the online Circuits Workshop via the Amazeum.  

Veteran’s Day Parade

Join us as we come together to pay tribute to our Veterans. You are invited to participate in a Veteran’s Day Parade in Fayetteville. Decorate your car, truck or motorcycles and ride in the parade. Meet at 1:30 p.m. at the Evelyn Hills Shopping Center in Fayetteville. We will caravan across the street to the VA Medical Center at 2:10 PM in parade formation. Be ready to honk and show our veterans how much we appreciate them.

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Date: November 7

Location: Evelyn Hills Shopping Center 1500 N. College Fayetteville

Click here for more info about the Veteran’s Day Parade in Fayetteville. 

A Very Special Art Show

Save the Date: this year’s A Very Special Art Show will look different to prioritize the health and safety of our students, clients, staff, and the community. 2020’s A Very Special Art Show will feature an online auction with artwork created by the kids and adults at Sunshine School, as well as a sponsor reception. (The reception will have social distancing measures in place, and other guidance that may be applicable at that time.) For sponsorship information contact our Fundraising & Events Coordinator, Morgan Hilger at

Time: 8 a.m. -7 p.m.

Date: November 8-12

Location: online auction; socially distanced reception at First National Bank of NWA

Click here for more info about the art show at First National Bank of NWA. 

Runway Bike Park’s Birthday Party

Bicyclists of all ages are welcome to enjoy the bike park as we celebrate its birthday in this free event. We will have bikes you can use if you don’t own one. There will be music playing, complimentary Clif Bars, a raffle for T-shirts and water bottles and a chance to hang out with people who love to ride.

Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Date: November 8

Location: The Jones Center 922 E. Emma Ave. Springdale

Click here for more info about the Runway Bike Park’s Birthday Party at The Jones Center in Springdale. 

Women in Public Service Forum

Join us on November 12 to hear from dynamic speakers about their path to a career in public service and their suggestions for participants on how to engage, support and encourage women in public service.

Civic engagement includes voting, volunteering and participating in group activities. This can mean attending school board and PTA meetings, volunteering and supporting our local nonprofits, and being in clubs and associations.  Share your time and talents with others and build relationships to understand what is happening in our community. Listen, learn and make connections for the common good during this program.  Participants may attend virtually or in-person.

The networking and Lunch for in-person participants is at noon, and the Panel Discussion with Q&A session starts 15 minutes later. Cost is $20 In-Person Registration includes boxed lunch from Newk’s | $5 Virtual Registration.

Time: Noon

Date: November 12

Location: Supply Chain Hall of Fame in Northgate Plaza 5111 W. J.B. Hunt Drive Rogers

Click here for more info about the Women in Public Service Forum in Rogers. 

73rd Annual Ozark Folk Festival

Join us for a modified 2020 version of the longest-running Folk Festival in the nation. Visit for the music lineup.

Time: 3 p.m.- Midnight

Date: November 12-14

Location: Spring Street, Eureka Springs

Click here for more info about the 73rd Annual Ozark Folk Festival. 

Little Tinkers

Join us in exploring the wonders of cardboard. Little Tinkers will get hands-on with tools, learn different building techniques, and materials that are specially designed for creating with cardboard.

Family workshop for children 3-6 years old and one adult caregiver. We recommend no more than 3 children per adult. Adults, age 18 or older, must accompany their child during the workshop. Amazeum members: $5 per child, $5 per adult caregiver. Non-members: $7 per child, $7 per adult caregiver. Advanced registration and payment required.

Time: 9-10:30 a.m.

Date: November 14

Location: 3M Tinkering Hub at the Scott Family Amazeum 1009 Museum Way Bentonville

Click here for more info or to register for the Little Tinkers event at the Amazeum. 

Textiles workshop

“Developing a Maker Pedagogy: Textiles” is a one-day, virtual experience that will transform your textile-based maker skills and teaching practice whether you are a novice, developing, or established maker educator. Pre-registration and payment are required, cost is $25 per participant.

Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Date: November 14

Location: online via the Amazeum

Click here for more info about the online Textiles workshop via the Amazeum. 

NWA Holiday Market

This Shopping Wonderland will include 150+ vendor booths of local and out of state vendors with a great selection of gifts, décor, clothing, jewelry, health, beauty, food, children’s items, and much more. The NWA Holiday Market will take place in the NWA Convention Center next to the Holiday Inn in Springdale. Masks will be required. Parking is free and all of the $5 admissions benefit the Children’s Safety Center.

Time: 9 a.m.

Date: November 14, 9am-9pm; November 15, 9am-6pm

Location: NWA Convention Center 1400 S. 48th St. Springdale

Click here for more info about the NWA Holiday Market in Springdale. 

Lighting of the Square

In partnership with Visit Bentonville, Bentonville Parks & Recreation is proud to present our Christmas light display on the historic Bentonville Downtown Square. Beginning the week of November 16th, we invite you to come to view one of the most impressive light displays you’ll see! With over 25 miles of lights and new displays and features, this display is sure to make your trip to Bentonville even more memorable. The Christmas light display on the downtown Square will be available to view through January 2.

Time: Dusk

Date: November 16

Location: Downtown Bentonville

Click here for more info about the Lighting of the Square in Bentonville. 

Native American Day

The Shiloh Museum of Ozark History is partnering with the Arkansas Archeological Survey to present two days of livestream programs on Native American history in Northwest Arkansas on November 19 and 20. The programs are designed for fifth-graders but will appeal to anyone interested in learning more about Native American history.

More than two dozen speakers will present a variety of topics over the course of two days. Thursday sessions will feature artists and living historians from tribal nations. Friday sessions will be presented by archeologists who will share their explorations of Native American life.

All sessions will be available for viewing on the group’s Facebook page, which you can join by clicking here: Shiloh Museum for Educators Facebook group page.

Time: 8:30 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Date: November 19 and 20

Location: online, hosted by Shiloh Museum of Ozark History

Click here for more info about the online Native American Day event by Shiloh Museum of Ozark History. 

Brick & Mortar MKT

Brick & Mortar MKT is a pop-up market celebrating the greatest local artisans, makers, and creatives in NWA and surrounding areas. As an indie market focused on quality over quantity, the MKT features only a handful of vendors, allowing you the opportunity to really get to know the people behind all of the incredible goods. Vendors represent a wide range of products, experience, and backgrounds, making the MKT a place where you never know what you could find, but you can bet it will be legit. Admission is free. In light of COVID-19 safety concerns, the event will adhere to all state and local safety guidelines regarding masks and social distancing.

Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Date: November 21; VIP Night Shopping Event is $10 for admission on November 20 from 6–7:30 p.m. and 7:30–9 p.m.

Location: 120 W. Walnut Rogers

Click here for more info about the Brick & Mortar MKT pop-up market in Rogers. 

Holiday Market

On each Saturday beginning November 21 and ending December 12, DTR Market will transition to a Holiday Market featuring vendors selling their winter crops, holiday treats, handmade crafts, and gifts. This indoor walkthrough market will be at 120 W. Poplar St. from noon to 5:00 p.m. All items and food sold will be to-go. Make a big impact this year by shopping small and supporting local growers and makers.

Online Market is open year round on the WhatsGood app. Not able to make it to the Market? You can purchase goods from DTR Market vendors year-round by ordering online via the WhatsGood app for convenient pick-up on Saturdays. For more information with customer and vendor guidelines, click here.

We will be implementing the following safety practices FOR CUSTOMERS:

  • Shop and go – all purchases will be packaged to-go.
  • There will be a limited capacity inside.
  • If you are sick at all, please stay home.
  • There will be no sampling or touching unbought items.
  • Customers are recommended to be single shoppers only.
  • Face coverings must be worn at all times.
  • Please maintain social distance from vendor booths and other shoppers.
  • Hand sanitizer must be used upon entry and exit.
  • There will be no public seating or facilities.

Time: Noon to 5pm

Date: November 21 and 28, December 5 and 12

Location: DTR Market 120 W. Poplar Street Rogers

Click here for more info about the Holiday Market in Rogers. 


Join the 16th Annual 5k benefitting Girls on the Run of Northwest Arkansas, this year it will be virtual! The event will kick off on November 21st and continue through November 29th. All are welcome. Race packets will include a racing bib, JUNK headband, medal, and a GOTR buff for the first 200 registered. They will also be stuffed full of goodies from our generous sponsors.

Drive Thru Packet pickup is on Nov 20 between 2 and 6 p.m. at our Bentonville office located at 615 N Walton Blvd. Bentonville, AR 72712. Packets can also be mailed to your home address for a $10 additional fee.

All proceeds stay in Northwest Arkansas and benefit local girls.

Time: at your discretion

Date: November 21-29

Location: choose your own

Click here for more info about the online Girls on the Run 5k event. 

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

The museum offers a variety of workshops, gallery tours, sketchbook clubs and outdoor events throughout the month. Click here for more information about the museum’s events this month. 

The Fayetteville Public Library

The Fayetteville Public Library continues to offer story times, workshops and discussions for a variety of ages almost daily. Click here for more information about this month’s events at the Fayetteville library.

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  1. Girls trip to northwest arkansas the weekend of Nov 20- things to do hoping to see some christmas lights

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