Spring Festivals & Major Concerts

Mark your calendar for these top picks and come celebrate spring with us!
Northwest Arkansas is pulling out all the stops this spring with festivals celebrating art, culture, good whiskey, flying kites, Dogwoods in bloom and more! Plus, major names in music will take the stage at authentic music venues across NWA.

 

SPRING FESTIVALS 

 

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE 

March 14 | Eureka Springs

Wear your green!

Celebrate the luck of the Irish!

 

 

30th ANNUAL KITE FESTIVAL  

March 28 | Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

High-flying fun for the family in Eureka Springs!

 

SPRING DIVERSITY WEEKEND 

April 3-5 | Downtown Eureka Springs

Hosted by Out in Eureka, the voice of LGBT in Eureka Springs.

 

ARKANSAS NEW PLAY FESTIVAL

April 9-19 

  • TheatreSquared
  • The Momentary
  • University of Arkansas Black Box Theater

Two full weekends of trail-blazing new plays at performance venues across the region!

Plus free community events and local craft brews on tap.

 

ARTOSPHERE: ARKANSAS’ ARTS & NATURE FESTIVAL

April & May | Across NWA

Walton Arts Center hosts this celebration of art, nature and sustainability!

Featuring the Artosphere Festival Orchestra (AFO), the Trail Mix art/nature experience for families & more!

 

46th SILOAM SPRINGS DOGWOOD FESTIVAL 

April 24- 26 | Historic Downtown

Held the last full weekend in April, this festival draws hundreds of thousands of visitors, vendors and locals to major parks in downtown Siloam Springs.

 

BENTONVILLE WHISKEY FESTIVAL 

April 25 | Peel Mansion Museum & Heritage Gardens

Enjoy an evening of masterfully crafted and limited-release whiskey from distillers around the world.

 

EUREKA SPRINGS MAY FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS 

Month of May | Historic Downtown

An entire month celebrating the creative vibe in this funky, historic arts village!

EUREKA SPRINGS MUSTANG WEEK

May 27-31 | Eureka Springs

2020 Nationals Week hosted by the Midwest Blue Oval Club

 

MAJOR CONCERTS

 

CHARLIE DANIELS BAND

March 27 |Eureka Springs

The Auditorium in Historic Downtown

 

AMERICA THE BAND: 50th ANNIVERSARY TOUR

April 3 | Eureka Springs

The Auditorium in Historic Downtown

 

AARON LEWIS: STATE I’M IN TOUR 

April 9 | Fayetteville 

Fayetteville Town Center

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: In light of recent events, to help contain the spread of COVID-19, many events in the area have been postponed, rescheduled or are on hold. We encourage readers to check directly with event organizers at links provided to determine current statuses before making plans. The Northwest Arkansas Tourism Association along with the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism are closely monitoring COVID-19 in Arkansas and are engaged with state health officials to ensure preparedness as the situation evolves. The health and safety of our residents and our visitors is, and will always be, our top priority. With this in mind, we encourage potential travelers to assess before traveling.

 

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