The last First Friday in Downtown Bentonville was on November 1, 2019.
And after a year in which the COVID-19 pandemic dampened First Friday gatherings in Downtown Bentonville, the monthly community block party is poised to come rolling back on Friday, May 7.
What can you expect for the first large-scale community event in months (and months...)?
MAY FIRST FRIDAY THEME:
Our May First Friday is aptly themed Welcome Home. We are excited to welcome the entire community back to Downtown Bentonville!
COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDELINES:
The May First Friday will be a scaled-down event with an expanded footprint to allow for ample distancing. Attendees are encouraged to wear masks, and hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout the event footprint.
Before First Friday begins, make sure to join Yoga Story for a lunchtime yoga class on the Bentonville Square. All levels of yoga are invited, and admission is free! Please bring a mat and some water.
Also, don’t miss DWTN Now, our Facebook Live mini-show, every Friday at 12:30 pm. Dana and Heather will be on the square with a First Friday preview.
NEW FIRST FRIDAY TIMES:
First Fridays will now run from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Please be advised of downtown street closures during this time.
COVID-19 ON-SITE VACCINE CLINIC:
Visit the pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinic on N. Main Street from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. No reservations needed, the Pfizer vaccine will be offered. This clinic is in partnership with Benton County Emergency Services and provided by Collier Drug Stores. Special thanks to Arvest for providing clinic space.
FIRST FRIDAY FUN & ENTERTAINMENT:
HOW TO LEARN MORE:
Follow Downtown Bentonville Inc.’s social media accounts and website for official event updates.