November 2022: Northwest Arkansas Calendar of Events

Northwest Arkansas Calendar of Events for November 2022


Happy November, mamas! We’ve curated some of the most fun and family-friendly events in Northwest Arkansas. It’s time for the holidays!

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

In the Making: Ideas Come to Life

The Amazeum’s newest exhibit “In the Making” is now open. Discover the messy middle that comes from making new things in this Spanish-bilingual, hands-on experience. Included with general admission, go check out the process and fun behind creating. In the Making will complement the Amazeum’s 50,000-square feet of exhibit and learning space that bring learning to life and enhance family involvement, while evoking a sense of curiosity and discovery through hands-on activities. These exhibits include the 3M Tinkering Hub, the General Mills Lift, Load and Haul, Market Sponsored by Walmart, Nature Valley Water Amazements, Nickelodeon Play Lab, Hershey’s Lab and more. 

Dates: Now through May 2023

Location: Scott Family Amazeum

Downtown Springdale Celebrates Día de Muertos

The Day of the Dead or celebración del Día de Muertos en México is coming to Downtown Springdale with events beginning on October 30 and leading up to the celebration on Saturday, November 5 from 12-7PM. The free community events take place at Shiloh Square in downtown Springdale. The celebration features art, music, food and dancing and is open to the public.

Date: Nov. 5

Time: Noon to 7 p.m.

Location: Downtown Springdale

Bentonville Día de Los Muertos Festival

The Museum of Native American History will host Bentonville Día de Los Muertos Festival, a celebration of life, on November 5, 2022, with all-day programs, workshops, and vendors, A traditional ofrenda is available for the community. Free Admission. MONAH.ORG for details. Free Admission.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 5

Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Museum of Native American History, Bentonville

NWA Makers Market

Over 265 local makers all in one place. Everything made in NWA by people who live in NWA. Local artists, makers, and craftspeople of all kinds show off and sell everything from unique art to handmade furniture. Local coffee, food trucks, etc. on site Indoor/outdoor event, rain or shine. Dog Friendly. Parking: $5

Date: Nov. 6

Times: 10a-5p

Location: Washington County Fairground

Chicago: The Musical

After 25 years, CHICAGO is still the one musical with everything that makes Broadway shimmy-shake: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz, with one show-stopping song after another and the most astonishing dancing you’ve ever seen. CHICAGO has been honored with six Tony Awards®, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy® and thousands of standing ovations. Recommended for ages 13+

Dates: Nov. 8-13

Times: Varies

Location: Walton Arts Center

The Narnia Faire

The Narnia Faire is an immersive interactive event.  Bring your friends and family through the wardrobe into the land created by C.S. Lewis.  Expect to see iconic Narnia location on the biblical parallels tour and discover historic Narnian items in the museum booth.  Team up with your friends to complete quests and earn prizes.  Meet the Kings and Queens of Narnia as you participate in fun activities and contests such as the costume contest, sword fighting tournament, and dancing lessons.  In between events, snag something to eat at  a food vendor and stop to enjoy a live performance.  Bring home beautiful momentos from unique vendors or watch a seasoned crafter demonstrate their skills.  Whether you are young and old, an active warrior or a studious reader there is something for everyone at the Narnia Faire.

Dates: Nov. 11-13

Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: JB Hunt Park, Springdale

Stewart Family Light Display Opens

Five million lights hundreds of tons of inflatables. Train Rides, Camel Rides, Pony Rides, and Food Trucks.Nov. 17 is “Light the Night for All Abilities.” Free admission, 5-10 p.m. This is the preseason night set aside for families with individuals who have a disability. Typically, admission is $8 per person. Open Nov 18-Jan. 3, 2023.

Date: Nov. 17 for people with disabilities; Nov. 18 regular season starts

Times: 5-10pm weekdays; 5-11pm weekends

Location: 4279 Wyman rd Fayetteville 72701

NWA Boutique Show

A Northwest Arkansas boutique shopping event tradition featuring thousands of unique gifts from over 180 select  merchants… all under one roof.

Dates: Nov. 18-19

Times: Varies

Location: John Q. Hammons Rogers Convention Center

Lighting of the Fayetteville Square

Bask in the magic of twinkly holiday lights as Fayetteville kicks off another season of Lights of the Ozarks – coming to Fayetteville’s Historic Downtown Square on Friday, November 18th, 2022. Lights of the Ozarks is a free holiday celebration of lights in Fayetteville that begins on the Friday prior to Thanksgiving with an official lighting at 6 pm followed by a holiday parade – known as Lighting Night. Lighting Night will begin with the flipping of the switch at 6 pm, illuminating the Historic Downtown Square in Fayetteville with half-a-million twinkle lights at once. The Lights of the Ozarks will light the square each evening from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. and will remain on through January 1, 2023.

Date: Nov. 18

Time: 6 p.m., immediately followed by the Lights of the Ozarks Parade

Location: Fayetteville Square

Lighting of the Bentonville Square

Date: Saturday, Nov. 19

Time: Event begins at 4. Lights come on at 6 p.m.

Location: Bentonville Square

Opening Day, Ice Rink at Lawrence Plaza

Opening day of ice skating season at The Rink at Lawrence Plaza – Saturday | November 19 | 12pm – 6pm. Immediately following Lighting of the Square in Downtown Bentonville (6:30pm), the Arkansas Figure Skating Association (AFSA) will present a skating exhibition featuring the Ozark Figure Skating Club.

*General tickets for all sessions will be available through online purchase beginning Tuesday, November 1.

Date: Nov. 19

Time: Noon to 6 p.m.

Location: 214 NE A St. Bentonville

The Nutcracker

Dates: Nov. 25-27

Times: Varies

Location: Walton Arts Center

Christmas on the Creek

Christmas on the Creek is a holiday tradition in downtown Springdale with something for everybody! The daylong event features a hot cocoa crawl throughout the downtown, Cycling Santas bike rides led by the Springdale Bike Club, the Mill Street Holiday Market, pictures with Santa on the grounds of the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, live music & the lighting of the tallest live Christmas tree in Northwest Arkansas. The festivities culminate with the spectacular Christmas Parade of the Ozarks hosted by the Rodeo of the Ozarks.   The festivities take place throughout downtown Springdale – on the grounds of the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, along Mill Street, at Shiloh Square and Turnbow Park. Many of the festivities take place within the Downtown Outdoor Dining District where people can enjoy the festive mood and lights while grabbing a bite to eat and drink. 

Date: Saturday, Nov. 26

Time: Event times vary

Location: Downtown Springdale

Winter Market Bentonville

4th annual Winter Market on the Bentonville Square.

Date: Nov. 26

Time: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: Bentonville Square