Northwest Arkansas Calender of Events: July 2012

Uptown Fayetteville’s Freedom Fireworks

The Northwest Arkansas Mall, The Uptown Fayetteville Association and the Fayetteville Advertising & Promotions bring the City of Fayetteville the 2nd annual Uptown Fayetteville’s Freedom Fireworks at the Northwest Arkansas Mall. Events during the day inside the mall. Bring your Family and Friends out on July 4th and enjoy a concert from Boom! Kinetic starting at 7pm. Don’t forget to bring your lawn chair. The best viewing sites will be the Sear’s lot, Upper JCPenney lot(by Mall Lane) and the lower JCPenney lot.

Date: July 4

Time: 9:15 PM

Location: Northwest Arkansas Mall

More info: Click here

Fourth at the Field, Arvest Ballpark

Arvest Ballpark and the Northwest Arkansas Naturals are teaming with the Walmart Visitor Center, to put on the largest July 4th fireworks show in Northwest Arkansas. The event will include live music by the Wes Hart band and inflatables for the kids, and some on-field activities. 

Date: July 4

Time: The gates will open at 5 PM, with the music scheduled to begin at 6:30 PM, and the fireworks to follow at 8:45 PM

Location: Arvest Ballpark

More info: $8 for adults, $6 for kids 12 and under. Click here for more details.

Rodeo in the Ozarks

Pre-rodeo children’s events each night. Rodeo begins at 7:30 pm. Rodeo parades on Emma Ave (July 4th at 3pm & July 7th at 10am). Live music on July 4th from Chris Cagle and July th from David Nail. Fireworks on the last night.

Date: July 4-7

Time: Varies

Location: Parsons Stadium; 1423 E. Emma Ave; Springdale, AR

Contact phone: 1877-92-RODEO

More info: For tickets and more information

Dive-In Movies, Wilson Park

Wilson Park Pool will host four Dive-In Movies each season. These events are free and open to the public. Doors will open at 7:15pm with the movie starting at dark. Movies are sponsored by the Fayetteville Fire Fighters Association. Dive-In movies will be on the following dates. (Click here for more info)

July 6: The Adventures of TinTin                   July 20: Up

Gulley Park Concert Series: Joe Giles

Date: July 12

Time: 7 PM

Location: Gulley Park, Fayetteville

Gulley Park Summer Concert Series: Matt the Electrician

Date: July 26

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Gulley Park, Fayetteville

Starry, Starry Night (To benefit Youth Bridge)

Date: June 23

Time: 6:30-10 p.m.

Location: Home of Denise and Hershey Garner, 3390 E. Mission Blvd., Fayetteville

More info: Click here

Arts Live Theatre Summer Camps

Date: Monthly camps June to August

Time: 9 a.m.

Location: Arts Live Theatre, 818 N Sang Avenue, Fayetteville

More info: Click here to visit the website.

Malco Kids Summer Film Fest

The annual Summer Film Festival is on tap at Malco Theatres in Fayetteville and Pinnacle Hills. Tuesdays through Aug. 1. $2 per ticket. Get there early. Seating is limited!

Date: Through Aug. 1

Time: 10 a.m.

Location: Malco theatres (Fayetteville and Rogers)

For more info: Click here to see the Razorback Theatre shows/Click here to see the Pinnacle Hills Theatre shows

Summer Art Classes, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Crystal Bridges has added several workshops and classes for children and teens.

Date: Through July 29

Time: Varies

Location: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

More info: Click here to see a list of classes.

First Thursdays – Fayetteville

First Thursday Fayetteville is a monthly event held on the Downtown Fayetteville Square. It features various works of art, live music, outdoor movies and other cultural arts representations. Free and open to the public.

Date: First Thursday of the month

Time: 5 – 8pm

Location: Downtown Fayetteville Square

More Info:

First Fridays – Bentonville

Activities, food and live music for the whole family! Held on the Bentonville square March through November.

Date: First Fridays of the month

Time: 11:30am-1pm and 5-8pm

Location: Downtown Bentonville Square

More Info:

Springdale Farmers’ Market

Fruits, vegetables, herbs, honey, eggs, baked goods, plants and crafts. All items sold are produced by members of the market.

Date: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

Time: 7am – 1pm

Location: Memorial Walk of the Jones Center for Families (Springdale)

More Info: Free admission. Call 479.751.3352 with questions.

Little Sprouts

Join the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks for a short nature-based activity, weather permitting. Activities include a story, game or a take-home craft. Wednesdays May thru October.

Date: Wednesdays, May thru October

Time: 10am

Location: Botanical Garden of the Ozarks (Fayetteville)

More Info: Check website for weekly theme! Tickets – Kids over 13 $5, Ages 5-13 $2.50 and kiddos under 5 are free.


Fayetteville – for a full calendar.

Bentonville – for a full calendar.

Springdale – for a full calendar.

Rogers – for a full calendar.

Have a happy July!