Bentonville's First Friday Returns in September


Downtown Bentonville Inc. announces the First Friday event scheduled for Friday, September 3rd will go on as planned --- with a different approach.  First Friday: Community Concert will feature:

“This won’t be a traditional First Friday. In the best interest of public health, we’re mirroring this event after other outdoor concerts in the region that have been held safely throughout the summer,” said Andrew Heath, Executive Director of Downtown Bentonville, Inc. “We encourage the community to enjoy live music, spread out, and experience our entire downtown, from Crystal Bridges to the Bentonville Square to 8th Street Market.”

September First Friday vendors will be required to wear face masks and limit hands-on activities at booths.  Activities that require children to gather in small spaces, such as inflatable slides and bounce houses, will not be permitted at this event. 

A COVID-19 vaccine clinic will be available for walk-ins from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at 105 South Main Street. No ID, insurance cards, or reservations are required to receive the Pfizer vaccine.

DBI will continue to speak with medical professionals and assess the safety of future community gatherings.