The Friday 5: Fun things to do this weekend in Northwest Arkansas

Friday 5

fayetteville roots festival1. Fayetteville Roots Festival, through Sunday, Aug. 28. The festival is spread throughout the city of Fayetteville with the main stage hosted at the Fayetteville Town Center, and additional stages held at George’s Majestic Lounge, Greenhouse Grille, Kingfish Dive Bar, and the Fayetteville Public Library.

The festival pays special tribute to regional farmers by working with almost entirely locally sourced food. One of the events, Dig In! Food & Farming Festival will feature the film, At the Fork Film presented by Whole Foods Market. It will be showing Saturday at 3:30 at the Fayetteville Public Library in the Walker Room. Refreshments provided by Black Apple Crossing and Whole Foods Market. An encore presentation of the film will be showing Sunday at 3:30.

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2. Frisco Festival, Friday and Saturday nights. Live music on Friday night and Saturday from 3pm until 11pm. Musicians include: Got It Covered, CalleSoul Salsa, Voxana, The Show and Tellers and Crescent City Combo. Expanded kid zone includes magicians, street performers and games. There will be Southern BMX Stunt Show performing on Saturday, dancing, food and craft vendors and a BBQ contest and chicken cook-off.

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3. Frisco Festival Fun Day at the Farmer’s Market, Saturday, 2-8:30 p.m. The Downtown Rogers Farmers Market wants to join in on the Frisco Festival fun. They will have yard games, live music and a beer garden.

School of Rock Bentonville/Rogers 2pm-4pm
Crazy Mule 4pm-6pm
Squirrel Jam 6:30-8:30

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4. Midsummer Soiree, Saturday, 5-9 p.m. {Ticketed event} in Downtown Springdale. This event is in partnership with the Lanterne Rouge Fondo that’s happening on the same day. Spend a casual evening on Spring Street for an exceptional midsummer party and al fresco dining featuring delicious foods from Street Dogs Food Truck, Le Bouvier Chef Services, and Ma Mere’s. Drinks will be served from Emma Ave. Bar & Tap / Apple Blossom Brewing Company, Core Public House – Emma St, and Black Apple Crossing. Desserts will be provided by Shelby Lynn’s Cake Shoppe, Pedal Pops, and coffee from ONYX Coffee Lab will be on hand.

Each of these delicious choices will be covered in your ticket price of $35.

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5. Dickson Street Slide, Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. This event will have you slip-slidin’ on a water slide spanning Dickson Street from Collier Drug Store to Walton Arts Center.

This benefits Solider On Service Dogs, which will be working with the Dickson Street Merchants Association and the City of Fayetteville, local businesses and nonprofits to provide food, fun, and entertainment.

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