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Posted: March 28, 2014 at 5 a.m.

First Friday. First Thursday. Second Saturday. Third Friday. It might take a calendar to keep them in order, but know that these community events that take place around Northwest Arkansas all promise arts, entertainment and a family-friendly atmosphere.


First Thursday Fayetteville

April 3

May 1

June 5

July 3

Aug. 7

Sept. 4

Oct. 2

Bentonville’s First Friday

April 4 — International Street Faire

May 2 — Art & Nature Festival

June 6 — Art Market

July 4 — American Art and Music Festival

Aug. 1 — Back to School Celebration

Sept. 5 — Slaughter Pen Jam Music Festival

Oct. 3 — Oktoberfest

Nov. 7 — Bentonville in Toyland


First Thursday

WHEN — 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday

WHERE — Downtown Fayetteville

COST — Free

INFO — fayettevillefirstthursday.com

First Friday

WHEN — 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. April 4

WHERE — Downtown Bentonville

COST — Free

INFO — downtownbentonville.org

Third Friday

WHEN — Third Friday starting in May

WHERE — Downtown Rogers

COST — Free

INFO — Begins on May 16; mainstreetrogers.com

Second Saturday

WHEN — 6-9 p.m. on the second Saturday between April and December

WHERE — Downtown Eureka Springs

COST — Free

INFO — eurekaspringschamber.com

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