Weekend festivals highlight Northwest Arkansas immigrants

Posted: September 16, 2017 at 1 a.m.

Jason May (from left), a volunteer, Wayne Tuck and Taylor Shelton, director of government affairs and sustainability with the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce, carry fencing Friday for a parking perimeter at Mae Farm in Fayetteville for the annual NWA Hispanic Heritage Festival presented by the chamber. The first day of the festival begins today at Mae Farm at Lake Fayetteville. The second day of the festival — Sunday — is downtown on the square in Fayetteville. The festival provides an opportunity to access the arts, culture and recreation of Hispanic and Latino Arkansans and Americans.

Northwest Arkansas groups this weekend are celebrating the region's immigrants as immigration takes the national spotlight.

Weekend schedule

NWA Hispanic Heritage Festival

• Runs 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday at Mae Farm, 4618 N. College Ave., Fayetteville

• Runs 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Fayetteville downtown square, including a parade around 1:30 p.m.

Welcome Week NWA 2017 Festival

• Runs 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Shiloh Square, 106 E. Emma Ave., Springdale

Source: Staff report

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