Calling ALL NWA, First Friday Returns!


BENTONVILLE, AR - First Friday Presented by Walmart is back on June 7th.  This month Downtown Bentonville Incorporated is welcoming all residents of Northwest Arkansas, including all first responders and volunteers who helped, and are continuing to help, after the May 25th storms that hit our area.  This FREE, family-friendly block party will be a celebration of our close-knit community, and a reminder that we are all #NWAStrong.

As we celebrate together, our June theme is ‘Fashion’. First Friday will feature a runway show by local boutiques and multicultural groups of Northwest Arkansas.  Around the event, we will have a variety of local businesses that will showcase custom jewelry, accessories, unique clothing, and vintage designs.

First Friday will begin with ‘Lunch on the Square’ at 11:00 am.  From noon to 1 pm, enjoy free Yoga on the Square with Yoga Story NWA. Yoga is open to all skill levels and ages. Don’t forget to bring your own mat and plenty of water. First Friday vendor and sponsor booths, as well as activities, will officially open at 3:00 pm.

This month we are starting the MainStage sponsored by Slim Chickens an hour earlier!!  The amazing entertainment will kick off starting at 4 pm.


4:00 - 4:45 PM Ashtyn Barbaree

4:45 - 5:00 PM Perry Ryan Theater ft. Emma Hallam

5:00 - 7:30 PM NWA Fashion Show and Multi-Cultural Performances

7:30 - 9:00 PM The Phase

With a season theme of ‘Mixtape’, First Friday presented by Walmart, will focus on music and experiences from the past as we remind everyone that ‘It’s HIP to be SQUARE’.  You can subscribe to the Downtown Bentonville Inc. Spotify playlist and enjoy great music all year long.  Click here.

We also want to give a big THANK YOU to our incredible community partners including the City of Bentonville, Walmart, Visit Bentonville, and the Walton Family Foundation.

For more information about Downtown Bentonville Inc. and its initiatives, please visit  

ABOUT DOWNTOWN BENTONVILLE INC. A private, not-for-profit organization, Downtown Bentonville Inc. works to enhance the downtown Bentonville experience for everyone.