Final First Thursday festival of the year set for Oct. 4


The final First Thursday festival of the year, set for tonight (Thursday, Oct. 4) on the square will have a GLO theme.

The event is free and open to the public on the downtown Fayetteville square starting at 5 p.m.

This month’s festival will feature live music by Asylum and Big Piph, as well as performances by LatinX Theatre Project, and Dance of the Color-Filled Jellyfish: A sensory filled street performance by The Art Experience, Inc.

This month’s beer garden will feature Ozark Beer Company, Core of Arkansas, and Columbus House Brewery along with house-made sangria on the Fayetteville Town Center Plaza.

An all-ages yoga setup will begin at 6 p.m. on the Town Center East Terrace. Bring your own mat and water, or just show up and borrow one from Trailside Yoga.

Food trucks this month include Andouille, ATOMIC DOG, Local moh-tiv, Kona Ice, Flavorful Kettle Corn, Tooley’s BBQ & More, Phil’s Food Truck, and The Big Squeeze Lemonade.

Several activities are planned, including a GLO station to decorate your bike, skateboard, or yourself, a slow 3.5 mile group bike ride, and more.

Art openings are planned at the galleries around the square. Art Ventures will host a solo exhibition featuring Bobby C. Martin titled “But You Don’t Look Indian,” Stage 18 will host an exhibit of Andrew Kilgore’s photography, and Fenix Fayetteville will host their group show titled Influences.

Several local merchants around the square will be open late specifically for the event.

Free parking is available at the Fayetteville Town Center parking deck (entrance on East Avenue) and at 207 E. Center Street.