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A Celebration of Our Multicultural Community

April 23

4-9PM
Bentonville Square
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Thursdays

5pm-8pm
EAST SIDE OF SQUARE
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What Happens at the Event?

Bentonville is a diverse, inclusive, and thriving community – and we want to celebrate what makes us such a strong, unique, and beautiful place to live.

This free, family-friendly event will have music, dancing, food, art, and diverse activities for guests to learn, taste, and experience the many different cultures that call Bentonville home.

The mainstage will open around 4:00 pm, with many multicultural performances throughout the event.

The band Jukeboxx will close out the evening with a concert at 7:45 pm.

Guests are invited to participate in a community art project, created by the Bentonville History Museum, titled “Building Community One Piece at a Time.” This exhibit will include puzzle pieces painted by the community and fit together to form a mural.

In addition to the collaborative art exhibit and mainstage dance and musical entertainment, a number of various organizations and multicultural groups will offer engaging experiences, fascinating stories, and hands on activities.

All are welcome, and we cannot wait to see you!

How Can I Get Involved?

Create awareness, showcase your culture, participate in an activity, lead a project, and engage in cultural experiences! We are still taking inquiries to participate. If interested, please reach out to Tracie at tracie@downtownbentonville.org.

We need volunteers! Want to be involved and have some time to spare? Reach out to Tracie and let her know you would like to volunteer by emailing her at tracie@downtownbentonville.org.

Who will be performing?

4:00 pm Mainstage Opens

Performances by Bentonville West High School Band, Fred Astaire Dance Studios, Mariachi Amistad, Island Pacific Dances of NWA, Ra-Ve Cultural Foundation, Dhirana Academy of Classical Dance, and Adrija Dance Academy.

7:30 pm Party with Jukeboxx

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Themes

for 2022

01
Apr
Run Bentonville
06
May
Pet-a-palooza
03
Jun
Bikefest
01
Jul
American Spirit
05
Aug
Back To School
02
Sep
Art Festival
07
Oct
Oktoberfest
04
Nov
Toyland

Schedule

of events

12
PM

ICE RINK OPENS

4
PM

Crafts & Games

4
PM

Multicultural Performances

This is the first Dog Days of the year, a simple event where people bring dogs to the square for competitions and the dog parade. There are literally dog's everywhere! There are free dog treats and you can win some serious prizes for you and your dog.

Head over to the DBI booth in front of the Five and Dime to sign up for competitions like: Best Costume, Most Creative Name, and a Pet/Owner Look-a-like Contest. We have an awesome prize for each winner that you don't want to miss!

SCHEDULE
Dog Parade / 10am
Dog Competitions / 10:30am

4
PM

Food Trucks Open

6
PM

LIGHTS ON

6:30
PM

SkATE SHOW at Lawrence Plaza

Activities

Around the SquaRE

4PM
Mainstage Opens

Last year we combined all the cultures we could into performances for the MainStage, but this year we're going a step further and bringing food & art into the celebration.

7:30PM
PARTY WITH JUKEBOXX

Last year we combined all the cultures we could into performances for the MainStage, but this year we're going a step further and bringing food & art into the celebration.

Upcoming

Events

20
AUG

Red BarN

Jamie Lou Connolly & Joe Dillstrom

17
SEP

Allencroft neighborhood

My Politic & 3 Penny Acre

15
OCT

TBA

Info Coming Soon

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SPECIAL MARKETS

09
APR

OPENING DAY

05
MAY

Midweek Market

Events

THIS WEEK

We're working on some stellar events.

Upcoming

DINNERS

29
APR
w/ Chef Matt Cooper
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SponsoRships available

Last year we combined all the cultures we could into performances for the MainStage, but this year we're going a step further and bringing food & art into the celebration.

30
APR
w/ Chef Mat Cooper
Sponsored by
SponsoRships available

Last year we combined all the cultures we could into performances for the MainStage, but this year we're going a step further and bringing food & art into the celebration.

11
JUN
TBA
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Last year we combined all the cultures we could into performances for the MainStage, but this year we're going a step further and bringing food & art into the celebration.

14
OCT
TBA
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15
OCT
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We are thinking of all the most exciting things we can pack into a First Friday for one thriller of a block party.

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