Nov 17, 2023 - Things to Do

Your weekend plans in NWA: ✨ All lit up

The Bentonville Square in 2022. Photo: Alex Golden/Axios

Make it a dreamy weekend and see two downtown squares all lit up.

Get into the holiday spirit

🛍️ Market at the Record — 9am to noon Saturday at The Record in downtown Bentonville

🎁 Holiday Market — Swing by Railyard Park in downtown Rogers for shopping, food and music from 8am-4pm Saturday.

💡 Lights of the Ozarks — The annual parade through downtown Fayetteville begins at 6pm tonight, along with the lighting of the square.

🤶 Fayetteville's Funky Flea Holiday Market — Shop any time from 10am-7pm Saturday and Sunday.

🎄 Bentonville Lighting of the Square — Have a free, family-friendly night out and see the square light up at 6pm Saturday.

🎥 "Elf" screening — Bring a blanket and watch the hilarious story of Buddy the Elf at 7pm tonight at Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks in Fayetteville. Get tickets ranging from free to $10.

Appreciate the arts

🧶 NWA Fiber Fest — Check out work from fiber artists (think knitting, weaving, crocheting) and even try your hand at it. 9am-5pm today and Saturday at the Washington County Fairgrounds. The event is free, but classes cost $45-$75.

👩‍🎨 Artist talk — Hear a discussion between multimedia artist Mickalene Thomas and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art chief curator Austen Barron Bailly. Thomas' work explores "the complexities of Black female identity in Western culture." 5pm tonight at Crystal Bridges. Free but tickets required.

🌳 "Enduring Amazon: Life and Afterlife in the Rainforest" — This art exhibition opens this weekend at The Momentary in Bentonville. Work from several artists focuses on the rainforest. The exhibit will be available until April 14. Free.


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