July is full of events, celebrations, and music! We’ve made an event guide for you to navigate the biggest events coming to Bentonville in July so you can have the best visit ever, From live music and art exhibitions to mountain biking, markets, and more—there’s always something to look forward to in Bentonville, Arkansas.
If you’re visiting this month, be sure to check out these exciting events happening around town:

Last month on View—“Exquisite Creatures” at Crystal Bridges Museum

Now through July 29
Exquisite Creatures is a dialogue with art, nature, and science that asks the question: what is it about the natural world that calls to us? Throughout the exhibition, artist and naturalist Christopher Marley reflects on humanity’s intimate relationship with nature, revealing its intricate beauty and diversity through three-dimensional works comprised of animal, mineral, and plant specimens arranged in precise, geometric compositions. Shown together, the works create an immersive environment, which inspires wonder and fosters a desire to preserve the natural world.
Ticket prices vary. See it now before it’s too late!
Image courtesy of Crystal Bridges
Image courtesy of Crystal Bridges Museum.

Evening at Orchards Park- 4th of July Celebration

July 4
Bentonville Parks and Recreation invites the community to attend An Evening at Orchards Park-Bentonville’s 4th of July Fireworks Celebration.
The event is free to the public. Live music and paid concessions are available. Parking will be located throughout Memorial Park. Handicap parking will be located in the parking lot located next to the entrance of Orchards Park with shuttles available to transport those needing assistance to the main stage. Personal fireworks are prohibited at this event.
7:00 pm- Food Trucks Open / Live Music Begins 
9:30 pm- Fireworks Show
Image courtesy of Bentonville Parks and Recreation
Image courtesy of Bentonville Parks and Recreation.

July First Friday—A Salute to Service

July 5
Join Downtown Bentonville Inc. for Bentonville's July First Friday - A Salute To Service on July 5! This event is a FREE, family-friendly, community event  that features local artists, live music, a variety of vendors and fun for the whole family.
 Image courtesy our Downtown Bentonville Inc.
Image courtesy our Downtown Bentonville Inc. 

Live on the Green Concert Series: Portugal. The Man

July 6
Experience multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning indie rock phenomenon Portugal. The Man—live and in person on the Momentary Green. Opening the night’s performance is progressive psych-rock powerhouse Spoon Benders, setting the stage for an unforgettable experience.
This concert is presented as part of the Momentary’s Live on the Green Concert Series on the Coca-Cola Stage. Held rain or shine.
 Portugal the Man
Image courtesy of the Momentary. 

Bentonville Farmers Market

June 6, 13, 20, 27
From fresh produce and baked goods to beautiful arts and crafts, shop local goods between 7:30 am and 1 pm at Bentonville Square.
Free to the public always!
Image courtesy of Downtown Bentonville Inc.
Image courtesy our Downtown Bentonville Inc. 

Paradise Found 5k

July 13
Experience the world-class mountain bike trails on foot at Coler Mountain Bike Preserve’s 3rd annual Paradise Found 5k Trail Run happening Saturday, July 13, 2024. The race will begin at 7 am and end at Coler Homestead, located next to Airship Coffee.
All racers will receive a special-edition finisher medal and race t-shirt. Awards will be given out to the top overall runners as well as the top 3 in each age group.
Packet Pick-Up will be hosted at Coler Grove (2500 NW Grv Ln, Bentonville, AR 72712) on Thursday, July 11t and Friday, July 12. If you can’t make packet pick-up, you can have other participants pick up your packet.
 Paradise Found Coler
Image courtesy of Drager Creative.

Live on the Green Concert Series: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

July 14
Join the three-time Grammy Award-winning Nitty Gritty Dirt Band for a night of unforgettable outdoor music as part of their farewell tour.
For nearly six decades, the multiplatinum country and Americana band has entertained audiences with their top-shelf musicianship and timeless hits “Mr. Bojangles,” “Fishin’ In The Dark,” “An American Dream,” and many more.
This concert is presented as part of the Momentary’s Live on the Green Concert Series on the Coca-Cola Stage. Held rain or shine. This is a standing show. Ticket prices vary.
 Image courtesy of The Momentary
Image courtesy of the Momentary.

Live on the Green Concert Series: Lake Street Dive 

July 17
Dive into the soulful sounds of Lake Street Dive, where every note is a journey and every melody a revelation. With a blend of jazz, pop, folk, and R&B, this dynamic quartet delivers a musical experience that transcends genres and captivates hearts. 
From the smoky allure of Rachael Price’s vocals to the virtuoso instrumentation of the band, Lake Street Dive invites you to a sonic adventure where each song tells a story and every performance is a celebration. Immerse yourself in their distinctive sound, where modern sophistication meets timeless elegance, and discover why Lake Street Dive is the soundtrack to the moments that matter.
Ticket prices vary.
Image courtesy of the Momentary.
Image courtesy of the Momentary. 

Walking History Tour

July 20
Join the Bentonville History Museum, Saturday, July 20 from 9-10 am for our monthly Walking Tours through downtown.
This walking tour will take you through a guided tour of some of our MURALS and NEONS. Hear tales of Bentonville's History while scavenger hunting through our town's unique artistry points.
Tickets are $15 per person and children 12 and under are free! Bring the whole family on this fun adventure through time and end your day at the Farmers Market.
bentonville history museum

Splash Day: Foam Party

July 21
Are you ready to beat the heat and make a splash this summer? Join us for an unforgettable day at the BRAND NEW Splash Pad at Campus Parking! Dive into an aquatic wonderland filled with laughter, excitement, and nonstop fun for everyone.​
Free, no tickets required. Drop in anytime from 11 am to 3 pm.
 Image courtesy of Crystal Bridges.
Image courtesy of Crystal Bridges.


July 25
A new monthly club night hosted by the Momentary, COLLIDE promises to be the best new spot in NWA to move and groove your way into 2024.
For this special summer edition, ride, skate, or walk on over to party under the stars with COLLIDE in our North Courtyard. Live DJ sets by local favorites Haus of Untz, an outdoor skating rink, food and drink for purchase, and more. Bring a friend or come by yourself, and get ready to dance, make friends, and enjoy!
This one-time-only COLLIDE will be free and open to all ages. Please bring ID for drink purchases and your own set of wheels and ride or skate at your own risk. Limited skates will be available for rental, first come first serve.
Image courtesy of the Momentary.
Image courtesy of the Momentary.

Looking for more recommendations during your visit? We’ve got you covered!

We’re happy to help you with any additional information needed during your stay in Bentonville. Our Visitor’s Center is open from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, and from 9 am to 3 pm on Saturdays. Stop by and see us at 406 SE 5th Street, Suite 6.

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