10 Things You Can Expect at June First Friday


The June First Friday will be held on Friday, June 3, 2022, from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm on the Downtown Bentonville Square.  

Be prepared for an influx of bikes downtown and a celebration of everything cycling, in honor of Bike Fest!

Here’s a list of 10 things that you can expect from June First Friday  — in pictures, of course.

1. The Theme: Bike Fest

Don’t miss Bike Fest – an all inclusive Bicycle Festival in the MTB capital of the World!  Bike Fest celebrates everything Bentonville has to offer through live world class entertainment, shows & exciting races! They’ll offer free demo bikes from the biggest bike brands out there and offer festival goers an amazing time. Whether you are new to the scene or an avid bike enthusiast.... All are welcome!  Bike Fest will be held in Bentonville on June 17-19th.  Visit bentonvillebikefest.com for more information.  

2.  But first, a word from our presenting sponsor…

Wheelhouse Real Estate Management serves as presenting sponsor of First Friday: Bike Fest.  

The Wheelhouse Real Estate Management team is made up of a group of talented and fun individuals. Based in the Northwest Arkansas region, their aim is to provide clients with a wonderful leasing experience. Whether they be the owner or resident.

Learn more at wheelhouserem.com.

3.  And now, your First Friday jams on the Avad3 Mainstage.


4:00-4:15 Kenny Belaey trials show presented by CLIF

5:00-5:45 Route 358

5:45-6:00 Kenny Belaey trials show presented by CLIF

6:00-6:15 Comedian Johnny W.

6:15-6:25 Wheelhouse Presentation

6:30-7:15 The Jeff Horton Band

7:15-7:30 Kenny Belaey trials show presented by CLIF

7:30-9:00 The Irie Lions

4.  Start early with lunchtime festivities.

This year, First Friday kicks off at 11:00am. Here are some things that you can expect to see on the square around lunchtime:


  1. Lunch on the Square:  You asked, we delivered!  Lunch on the Square is back!  Join us at 11:00am and grab your lunch on the Bentonville Square from a variety of food trucks.  

  1. Yoga on the Square with Yoga Story:  Don’t miss Yoga on the Square during lunchtime on the beautiful lawn of the Bentonville Square. Yoga Story will host the free class at  12:00pm. All are welcome to attend.  Please bring a yoga mat and water.  

5.  The One Thing You Can’t Miss:

Kenny Belaey from Belgium, multiple UCI Trialbike world champion and the most celebrated trials rider in the world will be performing on the main stage throughout the evening to give you a taste of what to expect during the 2022 Bentonville Bike Fest happening from June 17 to the 19th.

6.  Celebrate All Things Cycling with these Vendors:

Mountain Bike Dancing GIF by IFHT Films

7.  Bring the Kids! We’ll Have Family-Friendly Activities.

Free Family Fun Zone:  A First Friday favorite, don’t miss the Free Family Fun Zone in the parking lot in front of the First Baptist Church’s 412 Building on South Main Street.

The fun zone includes bounce houses, slides, games and more!

Ozark Axe House will be within the First Friday footprint with their axe throwing cage!

Don’t miss the Gelblaster Booth!

8.  Never miss a chance to get your grub on!

First Friday showcases a wide array of food trucks stretched across the event footprint.  

Here’s what you can expect to find downtown on Friday:

9.  Expect a Bigger Beer Garden.

Grab a beer and relax from several local breweries, including Social Project Brewery, Bike Rack Brewery, Bentonville Brewery, and Rendezvous Junction Brewery.  Our beer garden is 21 & up only. You’ll find the beer garden on “the field” at the corner of Central and SE A Street.

10. Share with us on social!

Make sure to tag us in your First Friday photos!  We want to see your pets, children, families – even a few food pictures.  

@DowntownBentonville Facebook and Instagram stories will be taken over during each First Friday by our favorite hostess with the mostess, Heather Shelton!   Follow along!