Summer Fun, Fairs & Festivals in Northwest Arkansas 2021

Guide to City Celebrations, County Fairs & Festivals

By Kimberly Hodoway, Macaroni Kid Rogers-Bentonville Asst Publisher July 9, 2021

With so many fun fairs and festivals here in Northwest Arkansas we know you'll have tons of summer fun! We missed our favorite summer events last year so we are so excited to dust off our fairie wings and head to the Firefly Fling Festival to kick off a summer of city festivals and county fairs you won't want to miss! 

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Click the title of each event to find all the details on our calendar, including date, time, address & a GPS map.

This guide to Summer Fun, Fairs & Festivals is sponsored by the Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks. This is a wonderful, family-friendly venue and we appreciate their support of Macaroni Kid's free resource for families.

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July 10

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Fayetteville ✨🧚🏼‍♀️ Firefly Fling Festival πŸŒˆπŸ¦„ (for younger children) $4 - $15 πŸ¦‹βœ¨

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Fayetteville ✨🧚🏼‍♀️ Firefly Fling Festival πŸŒˆπŸ¦„ (for older children) $4 - $15 πŸ¦‹βœ¨

August 4-7

Save the Date for the πŸ‡ Tontitown Grape Festival! πŸ—πŸ πŸ₯—

August 14

128th Annual Gravette Day πŸš’ 🎢 πŸ‘ΈπŸ» πŸŽ‰

August 20-21

Rogers πŸš‚ Save the Date for the Frisco Festival! πŸšƒ

August 24-27

Fayetteville 🎑 Save the Date for the Washington County Fair! 🎠

August 28-

SOAR NWA Hot Air Balloon Festival in Fayetteville

September 4-6

2021 Prairie Grove Clothesline Fair 🎀🎻🎢 Arts & Crafts, Square Dancing, Food πŸ’ƒ

September 11

Save the Date for 🎢 πŸ” Centerton Day πŸš’ πŸ‘ΈπŸ» πŸŽ‰

September 28 - October 2

Bentonville 🎑 Save the Date for the Benton County Fair! 🎠

Thank you to Northwest Orthodontics for sponsoring this guide.  Sponsors like these allow us to provide this free resource for families in NW Arkansas.