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 weekend, be sure to check out these exciting events happening around town:

Jingle Jam

December 8
Presented by NWA Movement Hub, Jingle Jam is a holiday dance party covering three different styles of dance. Join us between 7 and 10 pm this Friday at CACHE Studios for food and drinks, pop-up performances, dance lessons, prizes, and more. Get tickets in advance here.
NWA Movement Hub

Image courtesy of NWA Movement Hub


Kids Night Out

December 8 
Drop the kids off at 6 pm this Friday at Crock A Doodle in Bentonville for two hours of holiday fun! Kids aged 6+ will get pizza for dinner, paint a special pottery piece, decorate a gift bag, and play games. Reserve a spot here

Image courtesy of Crock A Doodle


She Said: An Evening with Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey

December 8
Join us at 6 pm this Friday at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art for an exclusive evening with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey—the minds behind the Harvey Weinstein exposé detailed in their book, She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement. 

The conversation will dive deep into courage, resilience, and truth, followed by a book signing. Grab tickets in advance here.
Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey

Image courtesy of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art


Market @ Record

December 9
From fresh produce and baked goods to beautiful arts and crafts, shop local goods between 9 am and 12 pm at Downtown Bentonville Inc.’s indoor Market @ Record.
Downtown Bentonville Inc.

Watercolor Holiday Wreath with Tram Colwin

December 9
Celebrate the holiday season with a watercolor painting workshop from 12 to 2 pm this Saturday at Bentonville Provisions. Taught by local artist, Tram Colwin, all materials will be provided, including snacks and a choice of wine and beer. Sign up in advance here.
Bentonville Provisions Class
Image courtesy of Bentonville Provisions

2023 Bentonville Christmas Parade

December 9
The famous Bentonville Christmas Parade RETURNS! Come for a classic, holiday tradition starting at 6 pm in Downtown Bentonville. 

This is a free, family-friendly event starting on the corner of 8th and Main and travels down Main Street to the Bentonville Square.
Christmas parade/ holiday/ PC: DBI

Image courtesy of Downtown Bentonville Inc.


People for Bikes NWA Saturday Gravel Rides

December 9
If you’ve been looking to try gravel riding but aren’t sure how to get started, this ride is for you. The ride has a support vehicle with water and food, and no one gets left behind. Join us from 1 to 3 pm at Price Round Coffee in Bentonville. Each rider must be registered in advance here
NWA Gravel

WYLDE Holiday Vintage Market

December 9 
For holiday shopping and fun head to the corner of NE B Street and NE Blake Street in Downtown Bentonville between 11 am and 6 pm this Saturday. Hand-curated by WYLDE Hudson, this vintage market includes western wear, denim, outdoor fleeces, concert T's, antiques, drinks, and more. 
Grab a mug of cocoa, and find original, thoughtful, and aesthetically striking gifts for everyone on your list.
WYLDE Holiday Market

Image courtesy of WYLDE Hudson

Looking for food recommendations during your visit? We’ve got you covered! Click here to browse our Restaurant Guide.


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