First Thursday festivities return to the square July 7

Local musician Ashtyn Barbaree will perform at First Thursday Fayetteville this month


It’s time for an outdoor street festival on the Fayetteville square.

First Thursday Fayetteville returns with another evening of music, art, food trucks, group bike rides, kid activities, and more tonight (July 7).

The July version of the event will be organized around the theme ‘Ozark Oasis,’ and will include a pop-up a pop-up art installation in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Buffalo National River. The installation, created by artists Abby Hollis, Sezanna Wallace and Ziba Rajabi “will feature a woven waterfall composed of retired climbing ropes from Arkansas climbers and weft made of regionally found objects and fibers.”

Music this month will be provided by locals Abby Howard, Ley Lines and Ashtyn Barbaree.

The kids activity this month will include a pop-up splash pad to keep the little ones cool on this hot July evening.

Food trucks this month include Sweet Scoops Blender Bar, Margaret’s Juan Rose, Hype Coffee, Poor Man’s Pizza, Saguaro Southwest Grill, Flavorful Kettle Corn, ShoBo’s Kitchen, and Arkan-Thaw Ice Shavers.

This month’s Slow Roll bike ride will feature “Greenways and Waterways,” and will tour Fayetteville’s creeks and trails departing from the square at 6 p.m. Here’s a map of the Slow Roll route.

The festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. and will last until about 9 p.m.

Upcoming themes for future events include “Dog Daze” in August, “A Closer Look” in September, and “Larger than Life” in October.

For more information, check out the Facebook event.

First Thursday Fayetteville 2022 Schedule

June Slow Roll Route