Preview: Coming This Summer!
Here is a sneak peek at just a few of the major events happening in NWA this summer! Be sure to mark your calendars, and if you haven’t already, subscribe to our quarterly e-newsletter for all the best ways to have fun each season!
BITE NW Arkansas Food Festival
June 26-28 / 8th Street Market, Bentonville
Returning for its fifth year, BITE NW Arkansas Food Festival just keeps getting better! Bring your friends and family to savor the flavor of Northwest Arkansas at this mega popular foodie-fest held in conjunction with the Walmart NW Arkansas LPGA Championship.
BITE NW Arkansas is so popular that it’s been expanded from two to three nights. It’s by far the best way to experience the dynamic cuisine, chef talent, local ingredients and restaurants that this region has to offer. This festival sells out fast, so get your tickets now at bitenwa.com while they last!
10th Annual Artosphere: Arkansas' Arts + Nature Festival
June 10-29 / Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville & Venues Across NWA
Walton Arts Center proudly presents the 10th Annual Artosphere: Arkansas' Arts + Nature Festival coming June 10-29 at locations and venues across NWA. The Artosphere Festival celebrates art, music and nature with exciting performances, activities and events that the whole family can enjoy.
Each year, Artosphere spotlights artists and performers, both locally and from around the world, who are inspired by nature, and provides a creative framework for the community to discuss sustainability and environmental awareness. This year, Artosphere will highlight the infinite wonders of the universe and the fragile beauty of our home planet.
Don’t miss the popular Chapel Music Series, the esteemed Artosphere Festival Orchestra led by Maestro Corrado Rovaris, the Artosphere Trail Mix experience – and so much more! Visit artospherefestival.org.
Walmart AMP Summer Concert Lineup
June thru August / Rogers
Don’t miss this killer lineup of live music and entertainment coming to Arkansas’ premier outdoor music venue! Artists come to the Walmart AMP this summer include The Smashing Pumpkins, +Live+ and Bush, Florida Georgia Line, the Steve Miller Band, Goo Goo Dolls, Train, Hootie & The Blowfish, Thomas Rhett, Breaking Benjamin and more! Stay tuned, because artists are regularly being added to this stellar lineup!
Opera in the Ozarks
June 21 – July 19 / Inspiration Point, Eureka Springs & Venue Across NWA
Celebrating its 69th season, Opera in the Ozarks is a unique summer music festival in beautiful Eureka Springs where the opera stars of tomorrow get their wings.
Audiences will enjoy a vivid repertoire of well-loved operas, spotlighting a talented opera company accompanied by an orchestra of gifted musicians. Under the baton of Artistic Director Thomas Cockrell, these professional performers come from all over the country to present 22 fully staged operas at Opera in the Ozarks' own mountainside venue Inspiration Point, and other events at locations in Fayetteville and Bella Vista.
The 2019 Season spans June 21 thru July 19, featuring Puccini's La boheme, Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio, and Adamo's Little Women. For more information and a season schedule visit opera.org.
Keep In The Know
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