Throwback-themed First Thursday Fayetteville set for June 1

( Courtesy, Experience Fayetteville)

It’s the First Thursday of the month, and in Fayetteville, that means it’s time for an outdoor festival and art walk on the Fayetteville square.

This month’s First Thursday has a “throwback” theme, featuring old school music by School of Rock and local bands The Juice and Ultra Suede, a local art market, a Star Wars-themed slow roll bike tour, art installations, a vintage market, a kid zone with giant legos, food trucks, and more.

Food trucks scheduled to appear this month include BeaverTails Pastry, Boulders & Brews, Burtons Creamery, Mama Cacao Wow, Meaux Beignet, The Smackin Shack, & Shobo’s Kitchen.

The Star Wars-themed slow roll bike ride is a throw back to last month, when the planned event was rained out, but it has been rescheduled for this month’s festivities. Costumes are encouraged but not required.

In addition, the beer garden will celebrate 10 years of the Fayetteville Ale Trail with flights available from participating breweries.

Several art galleries around town will also host openings and open studios to coincide with the event. Creative Spaces at Mount Sequoyah will host an exhibition by artist Anne Guyton called Transifiguration and an open house at their Clay Studio. Art Ventures’ new show is called OUTrageous, “an exhibition that pushes boundaries, challenges stereotypes, and promotes inclusivity.” Fenix Arts will host a new show called Generations: An LGBT + Exhibition “showcasing work by local queer artists, ages 19 and up. As well as displaying work from high school students and FYRE program.”

Future First Thursdays are also in the works throughout the summer, and more information about what’s to come is available here.

The fun starts at around 5:30 p.m., and will continue until around 9 p.m. The event is free to attend and open to the public.

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