NWA Calendar of Events: August 2013

First Thursday on the Fayetteville Square

First Thursday FayettevilleFirst Thursday Fayetteville is a monthly event held on the Downtown Fayetteville Square, celebrating original works of art. On the first Thursday of each month, an outdoor art walk, live music, and a charity beer garden take over the Square, while participating galleries and art-related venues offer free access to visual and performing art starting at 5 p.m.

Date: Aug. 1

Time: 5 p.m.

Location: Fayetteville Square

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Back to School First Friday

Using the First Friday Back to School and Bentonville Farmers Market as the festival’s foundation, Downtown Bentonville will host a children’s event that features activities, music and entertainment geared towards children and families ages 1-13 years old. Downtown Bentonville Inc. continues to create and grow its community celebrations throughout the 1,765 acres of downtown. On the first Friday of every month, between March and November, the Bentonville Square is transformed into a huge block party filled with live music, great food and lots of fun for an entire day. Several of our First Friday events have grown so much in popularity that they have become three day to month long festivals!

Date: Aug. 2

Time: Main event 5-9 p.m.

Location: Downtown Bentonville

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Fayetteville Summer Reading Club Finale

Join FPL for lively African music by Afrique Aya during the  Summer Reading Club grand prize drawings. Afrique Aya is a group of dancers and drummers dedicated to sharing the musical traditions of West Africa, which often serve as an important component of storytelling. Through their performances, they also expose children to the culture of West Africa.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 3

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Location: Fayetteville Public Library

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19th Annual Yards and Yards of Yard Sales

Yard sale bargains all around town. Maps will be available so you can find them all! For more information call 800-6EUREKA or visit www.eurekaspringschamber.com.

Date: Aug. 2-3


Location: Eureka Springs, all over town

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American Diabetes Association of NWA Expo

The American Diabetes Association of Northwest Arkansas’ 6th Annual Diabetes Expo presented by Walmart. This FREE statewide public event welcomes all people with diabetes, those at risk for diabetes, and anyone interested in healthy living to attend. Information will be presented in both English and Spanish. Free Health Screenings; “Ask the Expert” Area; Nutrition & Fitness Demos; ADA Experience; Exhibit Booths & Free Samples. To register, visit: www.diabetes.org/arkansasexpo

Date: Saturday, August 3

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

Location: NWA Holiday Inn Convention Center, Springdale

More info: Click here or call 479-464-4121

Fayetteville 5K Color Vibe

Date: Aug. 3

Time: 9 a.m.

Location: Washington County Fairgrounds

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115th Annual Tontitown Grape Festival

grape festivalEnjoy carnival rides, different entertainers every night, Italian spaghetti dinners and more! Click here for a schedule of events.

Date: Aug. 6-10

Time: Varies

Location: Tontitown

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Family Event: Come Outside and Play

Families, come have some outdoor fun at FPL! This Saturday morning event will feature Partytime Ponies, sno-cones, and other outside entertainment!

Date: Saturday, Aug. 10

Time: 10:30 a.m. to noon

Location: Fayetteville Public Library

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A Cool Summer Prom Night benefiting the Kendrick Fincher Hydration Foundation

Date: Aug. 10

Time: 6:30-11 p.m.

Location: Fayetteville Town Center

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Yarnell’s Ice Cream Festival

Date: Aug. 10

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

Location: Bentonville Square

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Benton County Fair

Date: Aug. 14-18

Time: Varies

Location: Benton County Fairgrounds

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Annual Eureka Springs Family Bluegrass Weekend

Thursday night Watermelon Social, free music in Basin Spring Park (weather permitting) and performances in the Auditorium. For more information visit www.eurekasprings.org.

Date: August 15-17

Time: Varies

Location: Eureka Springs

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Fight Back 5K and Fun Run

fun runThe race will benefit American Cancer Society and help fund groundbreaking research on the causes of cancer and to someday find a cure for cancer. The race will be held at 7:30 am on August 17th in Bentonville. There will be a Fun Run tailored for kids as well as the 5K. Each child will receive a medal for the Fun Run and entry for the Fun Run is only $10. 

Date: Aug. 17

Time: 5K 7:30 a.m., Fun Run 7:45 a.m.

Location: Memorial Park, Bentonville (401 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway)

More info: Online registration is at www.getmeregistered.com/fightback and Facebook page: facebook.com/FightBack5KandFunRun

8th Annual Secchi Day on Beaver Lake

The public is invited to attend the 8th annual Secchi Day on Beaver Lake at Prairie Creek Recreation Area, located just a few miles east of Rogers on Hwy. 12. This family friendly “science day at Beaver Lake” includes hands-on water science and ecology fun for all ages, as well as snacks, lunch and ice cream. 

Date: Aug. 17

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

Location: Prairie Creek Recreation Area, 9300 N. Park Road, Rogers (Highway 12)

More info: Visit bwdh2o.org, check out the event on the District’s Facebook page, or call Amy Wilson, Director of Public Affairs for Beaver Water District, at 479-717-3807.

President Clinton’s Birthday Celebration

The Clinton House Museum will host a birthday party for President Bill Clinton’s 67th birthday on Saturday, August 17th. The former home of the Clintons will offer free admission and extended hours in honor of the celebration on Saturday and Monday. Refreshments will include President Clinton’s favorite snacks: Moon Pies, peanuts, RC Cola, and of course–birthday cake. Stop by and sign Bill’s birthday card and share favorite President Clinton stories!

Date: Saturday, Aug. 17

Time: All day, 8:30-4:30

Location: The Clinton House Museum, 930 W. Clinton Drive, Fayetteville

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Washington County Fair

Date: Aug. 27-31

Time: Varies

Location: Washington County Fairgrounds, Fayetteville

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Frisco Festival

FriscoFestLogo2013_Logo_Large Graphic BDate: Aug. 23-24

Time: Varies

Location: Downtown Rogers

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Run for a Child 10k, 5k and 1-mile Superhero Fun Run/Walk (Labor Day weekend)

Date: Sept. 2

Time: Varies by event

Location: Pinnacle Hills Promenade

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