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:
 

Bentonville Film Festival

June 10-16
The 2024 Bentonville Film Festival will kick off with premiere screenings of each film starting, Tuesday, June 11th through Sunday, June 16 with the Opening Night Party: Cinematic Cheers: A Toast to 10 Years, on Monday June 10 (passholders only) This year, we’re getting started a little earlier, screenings will begin around noon on June 11. So if you’re coming from out of state, consider traveling on Monday so you don’t miss any of the opening day.
 
Learn more about their ticketed and free festival experiences and get your passes here
Geena Davis Bentonville Film Festival

Northwest Arkansas Pride Ride

June 14
In celebration of the short film *CANYON CHORUS* being part of the Bentonville Film Festival Shorts Competition, join the local LGBTQ+ Community for a "Pride Ride" around town!
 
 
Meet up at Bentonville Square  with All Bodies On Bikes, Latinas en Bici, and Outside Space Space at 6 pm to decorate your bike and then head off for an 8 mile fun ride at 6:30 pm. 
 
Pride Ride

Bentonville Film Festival After Party

June 14
Join us to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Bentonville Film Festival! Whether you’re a filmmaker, a special guest, or a local film lover, this after party is the place to be. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable celebration!
 
Live music and dancing: DJ Thelonious Chunk will be spinning tunes all night long.
 
Ticket prices vary. 
Pride after party at the Momentary
Image courtesy of the Momentary.
 

Bentonville Farmers Market

June 15

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 of Downtown Bentonville Inc.
 

Best Friends Super Adoption

June 15-16
This will be Northwest Arkansas's first multiple-shelter adoption event and it's going to be a doozy! Join the Best Friends Pet Resource Center from 11 am to 4 pm both June 15 & 16 for this super adoption.

Featuring scores of NWA shelters and rescues and hundreds of pets, Super Adoption is not just an adoption event, it's an extravaganza of lifesaving, right here in NWA! Mark your calendars and get ready to join in the festivities!
 
Image courtesy of Best Friends Pet Resource Center.
Image courtesy of Best Friends.
 

Noche en Jalisco 

June 15
Experience “Noche en Jalisco” on Saturday, June 15 from 6 pm to midnight on the sixth floor of the Ledger. 
You will celebrate the culture of Jalisco, Mexico by learning the entire tequila production process, from harvest to aging, as you sip top-shelf expressions from a wide range of tequila makers. 
 
Tickets support Casa Dos Alas, a local nonprofit aiming at fight food insecurity in the NWA Hispanic communities. 
 
General Admission: $150. VIP: $200. Grab yours today. 
Image courtesy of Noche en Jalisco.
Image courtesy of Noche En Jalisco. 
 

Bentonville Film Festival Fireworks Show

June 15
Head over to the Momentary’s BFF Outdoor theater Village at 9 pm this Saturday for a free fireworks show! 
Fireworks
 

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.
Hosting an event in Bentonville that you don’t see on our blog? Click here to add it to our events page.