Upcoming Mixers

Casino Night
FEB 7 2019
Celtic Crawl
MAR 16 2019
Battle of the Banks BBQ
Find the wall near the Buckyball
at Crystal Bridges over Memorial Day Weekend.

Support Us

Hosting The Wall That Heals in Downtown Bentonville over Memorial Day is an incredible honor and this experience will require a great amount of support from the community. Please let us know if you are interested in volunteering or helping financially by serving as a sponsor organization.


The Wall That Heals and Mobile Education Center will be installed near Crystal Bridges and Scott Family Amazeum at 600 Museum Way. Park in Additional Parking at Crystal Bridges, or Orchards Park on NE John DeShield Blvd.


About The Wall Replica

The three-quarter scale Wall replica is 375 feet in length and stands 7.5 feet high at its tallest point. With the replica at this size, visitors are able to experience The Wall rising above them as they walk towards the apex, a key feature of the design of The Wall in D.C. Like the original Memorial, The Wall That Heals is erected in a chevron-shape and visitors are able to do name rubbings of individual service member’s names on The Wall. The names are listed in order of date of casualty and alphabetically on each day. Beginning at the center/apex, the names start on the East Wall (right-hand side) working their way out to the end of that wing, picking up again at the far end of the West Wall (left-hand side) and working their way back in to the center/apex. The first and last casualties are side by side at the apex of the Memorial.   The replica is constructed of Avonite, a synthetic granite, and its 144 individual panels are supported by an aluminum frame. Modern LED lighting from the top of The Wall provides readability of The Wall at night.

Mobile Education Center

The Wall That Heals is transported from community to community in a 53-foot trailer.  When parked, the trailer opens with exhibits built into its sides, allowing it to serve as a mobile Education Center telling the story of the Vietnam War, The Wall and the divisive era in American history.

The mobile Education Center displays includes:  digital photo displays of “Hometown Heroes” - service members whose names are on The Wall that list their home of record within the area of a visit; digital photo displays of Vietnam veterans from the local area honored through VVMF’s In Memory program which honors veterans who returned home from Vietnam and later died as a result of their service; video displays that teach about the history and impact of The Wall and of the collection of items representative of those left­ at The Wall in D.C.; educational exhibits told through items in the collection; a map of Vietnam and a chronological overview of the Vietnam War. The exhibits tell the story of the Vietnam War, The Wall and the era surrounding the conflict, and are designed to put American experiences in Vietnam in a historical and cultural context.




Airship Coffee

Bike Rack Brewing Co

Butcher & Pint

Core Pub

First National Bank

Markham & Fitz

Onyx Coffe Lab

Oven & Tap

Pedaler's Pub


Ramo d'Olivo

Skylight Cinema

Sweet Freedom Cheese

The Forge

The Hive

The Holler

The Nines

Yeyo's Mexican Grill

Art Exhibits

The Schedule

Serrano Torres

March 21, 2019

Fiamma Ristorante

Adam Johnston

April 18, 2019

Ramo d' Olivo

Shaun Munday

May 16, 2019

Bike Rack Brewing Co.

Devanee Williams

June 20, 2019

Rooftop at Preachers Son

Will Gunselman

July 18, 2019


Aricka Lews feat. The Honey Collective

August 15, 2019

Yeyo's El Alma De Mexico

Olivia Ballard

September 19, 2019


Route 358

October 17, 2019

Ramo d' Olivo

Jon Dooly

November 21, 2019

Bike Rack Brewing Co.

Melody Pond

December 19, 2019

The Hive

The Schedule

Kevin Kiehn w/ Lawrence Jamal

Mar 7, 2019

Bike Rack Brewing Co | 8th Street

Sean Fresh

Apr 4, 2019

Bike Rack Brewing Co | 8th Street

Emily Nance

May 2, 2019

Bike Rack Brewing Co | 8th Street


Jun 6, 2019

Bike Rack Brewing Co | 8th Street


Jul 4, 2019

Bike Rack Brewing Co | 8th Street

Collin Littlejohn Trio

Aug 1, 2019

Bike Rack Brewing Co | 8th Street


Sep 5, 2019

Bike Rack Brewing Co | 8th Street

Cameron Johnson

Oct 3, 2019

Bike Rack Brewing Co | 8th Street

Dazz & Brie

Oct 31, 2019

Bike Rack Brewing Co | 8th Street

Randall Shreve

Dec 5, 2019

Bike Rack Brewing Co | 8th Street

More To Be Announced

Dec 31, 2019

Bike Rack Brewing Co | 8th Street

Let's Play

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Local Chef Recipes


See it for yourself.


See it for yourself.

The Route

Starting near the Library, the parade will go north on Main Street until it gets to the Square. Then around the square and backdown 2nd Street.

2019 Schedule


Growing Greener

Whether we are discussing food, waste, energy, or even fashion, our community desires to be more ‘green.’ Sustainability in all areas of our lives is important and Downtown Bentonville Inc. is dedicated to assisting our communities in achieving sustainability goals. We’re celebrating Earth Day a bit early with this First Friday and hopping on board to bring local green initiatives to our lives.


The Power of Music

Music can stir the soul and bring people together in incredible ways. This is why we are partnering with The Power of Music Festival to bring the best songwriters in the world to the region. Learn more about how the festival brings the best in sound to Bentonville.


Living Local

Downtown Bentonville Inc. prides itself on supporting our local community. This First Friday is a celebration of all things local – our history, our food, our crafts, our music, and our businesses. Come stroll the Square, support our local talents, and see how amazing our locals make this community.


Great Outdoors

When you think of Arkansas in the summer, you may think of heat and humidity. Here in downtown Bentonville, we think of hiking and biking on our incredible trails, swimming and boating in our amazing lakes, and camping at some beautiful outdoor sites! Come check out how we’re turning the Square into a place that brings all these outdoor opportunities to life.


Back To School

It’s that time of year again! We’re turning the Square into a neighborhood block party to celebrate the end of summer and the school season ahead. Come learn about the many different opportunities for school-aged children while enjoying live music, food trucks, and interactive activities for all!


International Celebration

It’s back – bigger and better than ever! The largest International Festival in the area, all happening right here on the Square. Come enjoy a variety of different performances, food, and vendors all celebrating the diversity found here in Northwest Arkansas.


Chalktober Fest

Downtown Bentonville Inc. understands the importance of art in our community. This is why we are turning the Square into a celebration of art and all it brings with it -- local chalk artists, painters, musicians, chefs, and more!



Walmart fills the Square with their toy vendors wanting to show you the the latest toys. Some of them give out toys and all of them let you play with them!

Special Events


Sat Market Opens

This is the first day of the Bentonville Farmers Market and it's a big deal. We're cooking up some really neat ways to start it off right, but we'll have more on that soon.


Wed Market Opens

The first day of the midweek market located on the Bentonville Square this year.


Kid's Fest

Join us for the most popular kid event of the year! 7th Annual KidsFest headlined by Peppa Pig! Come to a meet-and-greet with Peppa, and stay for photos, crafts with the whole gang, great giveaways, and be the first to watch brand new episodes to be streamed for the first time anywhere! This is in addition to the wonderful birthday party venues and kid focused vendors that will be set up at the event offering fun activities and giveaways!

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!

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

Hundreds of kids bring their bikes and their parents for one epic ride around the square. Before-hand we set up a station to decorate your bike with the stars and stripes. Afterwards we hand out free ice cream until it's gone!

Decorating | 9am
Bike Parade | 10am
Ice Cream Party | 10:30am

People pack the Square for free Yarnell's ice cream on a hot day! There are competitions on the hour and whoever eats the most ice cream wins it free for life! It's messy and awesome.


Dr. Compton Day

Join us for Dr. Compton Day!  It is a FREE educational event for all ages to learn about conservation, environmental stewardship and recreational activities in NWA - all issues that were championed by our founder, the late Dr. Neil Compton. Interactive Conservation Stations, Rock Painting, Music, Ice Cream, Food Trucks & more!

Dog Days is so fun that we do it twice a year. It's 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.


Nonprofit Day

As a nonprofit ourselves, we think it's important to highlight all the organizations doing great things in the area. We gather as many nonprofits as we can on 2nd Street so you can learn more from them and support one if possible.

In addition to all our great farmers and crafters, artists decorate their booths with the art they work so hard on. Come browse or buy something incredible and support local artists.

Halloween isn't far and this is another chance to wear your costume and hunt down some candy. All our vendors will have some and we're all excited to see the costumes. The Square is usually packed with trick or treaters. Bring a big bag!