Bentonville, AR - Downtown Bentonville Incorporated is proud to announce a continued partnership with Walmart through an annual grant.  

Thanks to the generosity of the world's largest retailer, Downtown Bentonville Inc. will continue its mission to provide downtown experiences for everyone.

The Walmart Event Grant will help support DBI’s world class events, including First Friday, Art Market, Art & Culinary Week, the City of Bentonville’s Lighting of the Square, and the Bentonville Christmas Parade. New for 2023, the Grant will also support The Bentonville Farmers Market, Market @ Record, and the Bentonville Christmas Parade TV Show.  

DBI Executive Director Dana Schlagenhaft said, “Our team extends our deepest appreciation to Walmart for its remarkable investment in our community's future. We are tremendously grateful for Walmart’s belief in our mission and the commitment to cultivating an environment where creativity, diversity, and collaboration flourish. This grant will empower our organization to continue creating moments of joy, inspiration, and shared experiences for years to come.”

The 2023 event season in Downtown Bentonville is currently underway with record-breaking crowds at First Friday events and record sales at the Bentonville Farmers Market.

ABOUT DOWNTOWN BENTONVILLE INC. A private, not-for-profit organization, Downtown Bentonville Inc. is uniquely positioned as a driving force to build and promote a welcoming and lively downtown for all community members. Learn more about DBI at