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Event:  First Friday
Date: May 1st, 2015
Location:  Bentonville Square
Time: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Join the fun around the  Bentonville Square as it  transforms into a giant block party for the entire community. Delicious food, live music, children’s activities, gallery openings and more! This months theme is Footprint Friday, shining the light of awareness on sustainable measures and hunger awareness in our community.  

Event: Farmers Market
Date: May 2nd, 2015
Location:  Bentonville Square
Time:  7:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Fresh food available to the community, performances, arts and crafts, and more. Don’t miss out on the Bentonville Farmers Market this Saturday, May 2nd!

Event: Easton Showcase Youth Softball
Date:  May 2, 2015
Location: Parks and Recreation, 215 SW A St. Bentonville, AR 72712

A tournament filled with goodie bags, photographers, sponsor giveaway items, and even more fun prizes is just around the corner! For more information, visit https://www.bentonvillear.com.

Event: Live on Stage in NWA 38th Season
Date: May 3, 2015
Location: Arends Art Center 1901 SE J Street, Bentonville, AR
2 PM

On Sunday, May 3, the Arends Art Center is bringing you the Live on Stage concert! Beginning at 2 p.m., Paul McDermand puts on a live concert for all who attend.

Bella Vista

Event: Razorback Greenway Grand Opening History Walk
Date: May 2nd, 2015
Time: 2 PM
Location: Bella Vista Lake

A history walk is taking place along the Lake Bella Vista Trail beginning at 2 p.m

Event:  Art on the Creeks
Date:  May 1 & 2, 2015
Location: 8862 W. McNelly Rd.
Time: 9 AM – 6 PM

Located along the Mckisic Creek, this art festival offers beautiful scenery, over 40 booths, and an outstanding gallery! Call 479-855-2064 for further information.

Event: Spanker Creek Farm Arts & Crafts Festival
Date: May 1-3, 2015
Location: Spanker Creek Farm in Bella Vista
Time: 8 AM to 5 PM on Friday and Saturday, 9 am to 4 pm on Sunday

An outdoor farm setting is accompanied with this arts and crafts festival, offering you multiple exhibitors for the 9th year.

Eureka Springs

Event: May Festival of the Arts
Dates: May 1- May 31st, 2015
Location: Throughout Eureka Springs.

Celebrate the art of Eureka Springs in all of its forms and features dozens of art exhibits, artist’s receptions and demonstrations, Gallery Strolls, the annual White Street Studio Walk, free concerts and so much more throughout the Month of May. These events run all month long: Free Concerts, Art Shows, Parades, Workshops, Taste of Art and More!

Event: Opening Performance for the Great Passion Play
Date : May 1st, 2014
Time: 10 AM
Location: 935 Passion Play Rd, Eureka Springs, AR 72632

Don’t miss the opening show of the #1 Most Attended Outdoor Drama! For more information call 800-882-7529 or visit www.greatpassionplay.org. Eureka’s galleries open their doors from 6 – 9 p.m. with special shows and artist receptions.

Zarks, 67 Spring Street
The Jewel Box, 40 Spring,
Eureka Fine Art Gallery, Pine & Spring Street (2 Pine)
Iris at the Basin Park, 8 Spring Street
Paul Daniel Art Co., 125 Spring Street
Quicksilver, 73 Spring Street
JA Nelson Gallery, 37 Spring Street
Keels Creek Winery & Art Gallery, 3185 E. Van Buren
Studio 62, 335 W. Van Buren
The Emporium by Deja vu, 179 N Main St.

Event: Eureka Classic Movie Night
Date : May 3rd, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: The Eureka Springs City Auditorium 32 South Main Street Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632

Eureka Classic Movie Assoc. (ECMA) bringing twice-monthly classic films to the AUD. Tickets available at the door for $3.00. Check out the Aud’s Calendar for Event Specifics!


Event: Annual Dogwood Walk at Gulley Park
Date: May 2, 2015
Location: Gulley Park, 1850 E Township St. Fayetteville, AR 72703
Time: Registration begins at 9 AM

The Humane Society of the Ozarks is hosting their 23rd annual dogwood walk event at Gulley Park this Saturday, May 2nd. An awards ceremony begins at 11:45 a.m., and prizes will soon be followed! Visit https://www.fayettevilleflyer.com for more information

Event: Dana Louise And The Glorious Birds
Date: May 5th, 2015
Location: George’s Majestic Lounge on Dickson St.
7 p.m.

In celebration of the release of Dana Louise And The Glorious Birds’ new album, this fun indie-folk and jazz band will be performing right off of Dickson Street!


Event: 24th Annual Bradford Marine & ATV Buddy Bass Tournament
May 2nd, 2015
Beaver Lake ~ Prairie Creek Marina Pavilions
Weigh-in at 2:00 PM

Event: Ozark Regional Arts & Crafts Show
Date:  May 1 & 2, 2015
Location: Northwest Arkansas Convention Center, 1500 S. 48th St. Springdale, AR
Time: 9 AM – 7 PM

Known as the largest indoor craft fair in the state of Arkansas, the Ozark Regional Arts & Craft show offers one of a kind products, decor, arts and crafts, apparel, and more. Visit https://www.ozarkregionalartsandcrafts.com/ for more information!

Event:CHICAGO @ The Walmart Amp
Date: May 3, 2015
Location: 5079 W Northgate Rd, Rogers, AR 72758
Time: 6 PM

With the gates opening at 6 p.m., this legendary rock back with over 20 top 10 hits is coming to the Walmart AMP on Sunday, May 3! Visit https://www.arkansasmusicpavilion.com/chicago/ for more information and ticket pricing.

Event: Frisco Station Mall Arts & Crafts Fair
Date: May 1-3, 2015
Location: Frisco Station Mall in Rogers, AR
10 AM to 9 PM on Friday and Saturday, 10 AMto 4 PM on Sunday

Be sure not to miss out on one of the largest craft fairs in Northwest Arkansas, highlighting various crafters over the weekend. Doors open at 10 a.m! Call (479) 631-0006 for further information.

Event: Sharp’s Show of War Eagle
Date: May 1-3, 2015
Location: 1045 War Eagle Road Rogers, Arkansas
Time: 8 AM to 5 PM on Friday and Saturday, 8 AM to 4 PM on Sunday

Located in the War Eagle Community with over 250 booths that contain a wide variety of handmade products and crafts.


Event: Razorback Greenway Trail Grand Opening
Date: May 2, 2015
Location: Shiloh Square
11 AM – 5 PM

A project that has been in the making, the Razorback Greenway Trail is making its debut on May 2. You are sure to see some of Northwest Arkansas’ most popular destinations on this 36-mile off road trail that extends from the Bella Vista Trail to South of Fayetteville.

Event: Razorback Greenway Grand Opening Nature Walk
Date: May 2nd, 2015
Time:  3 PM
Locations: Spring Creek Boardwalk in Springdale, Lake Fayetteville, and Northwest Arkansas Mall

Participate in a nature walk at one of the above locations on Saturday, May 2nd! With each walk approximately 1 mile each, explore a few of the amazing sights of Northwest Arkansas!

Event: Northwest Arkansas Regional Greenway Ribbon Cutting
Date: May 2, 2015
Time: Noon
Location: Shiloh Square Springdale

Join in on the ribbon cutting of the Northwest Arkansas Greenway Trail at Noon!


Image at top of page is Farmers Market on Downtown Bentonville Square
Photo Courtesy Arkansas Dept of Parks and Tourism



Kodi Wilson and TheNWAGuru