Your Guide to Bentonville By Season

Spring | Summer | FallWinter


Spring in Bentonville is a time for new beginnings. As the ice melts away and flowers bloom into color, the beauty of the Natural State is put on display. The freshness of the landscape might even encourage you to discover something new in our city! 

Whether it be exploring the diverse flavors our eclectic culinary scene has to offer, picking up a new outdoor hobby on our world-class trails, or—on a rainy day—discovering an artist, historical gem, or scientific fact as you stroll through one of our renowned museums, you’ll find inspiration on every corner.

Annual events

March | Spring Break Camps at Amazeum 

March | Spring Break Specials at Crystal Bridges

March | Momentous Electronic Music Festival at the Momentary

April 8, 2024 | Total Solar Eclipse

May | FreshGrass Festival at the Momentary

May | Bentonville Bike Fest

Crowds at the Square

Extended daylight during the summer means more time for adventure in Bentonville! And although every season here is pretty wonderful, it’s possible our city was built for summer. 

What do we mean by that? Inviting patios surround our town square, parks and trails connect key attractions throughout our city, showing off a certain mystique of the Ozark landscape in the summer. And if you get too toasty being outdoors, it’s the perfect excuse to pop into one of our wonderful, free museums! So whether you’re on a break from school, work, or simply looking for a short weekend getaway, you’ll be refreshed and energized during your visit.

Annual Events


June | Bentonville Film Festival

June | Berry Fest

July | Bentonville Fourth Firework Show

August | Honor Fest

Coler Camping

Change is in the air during the fall season in Bentonville. As cooler temperatures sweep through our region, you’ll notice the trees start to slowly transform into vibrant, warm hues. And if you’ve never experienced a colorful fall before, prepare to be blown away by the beautiful landscape of the Ozark region.

Savor the perfect weather and changing foliage with a bike ride on our world-class trails, experience how art and nature seamlessly intertwine throughout our city, and soak up the last few weekends at the Bentonville Farmers Market before it moves indoors!

Annual Events

September | Women of OZ Summit

September | Square to Square Bike Ride 

October | Outerbike

October | Biketober

October | LIFETIME Big Sugar

Ben Hicks

Bundle up and come explore Bentonville this winter—there’s no shortage of experiences to enjoy! And if you’re lucky enough to be here on a snow day, be prepared for breath-taking views! 

Cold, winter days are the perfect excuse to immerse yourself in art, science, history, and more at the seven different museums in our city. Or, consider trying something new at a cozy, local restaurant. Our culinary scene has a kaleidoscope of flavors waiting for you.

With its family-friendly atmosphere, unique amenities, and community feel, Bentonville is always a great place to spend the holidays! There are several festivities to put you in the holiday spirit, and the Bentonville Square is charming throughout the holiday season—covered in twinkling holiday lights that look beautiful at night. Come experience the holidays in a true Hallmark movie-esque city.

Annual Events

November | Lighting of the square

December | Christmas Parade

December | Christmas at Peel Mansion

December | Noon Years Eve at Crystal Bridges

December | Frosty 5k

December - January | Winter Break Wonders 

February | Valentine’s Day 5k

Freedom Frosty 5k RUN Bentonville