Longer days and plenty of sunshine are the perfect combination for summer fun! As the temps get warmer, be on the lookout for these festivals and events to start the season right!
2018 Artosphere: Arkansas’ Arts + Nature Festival
June 10-23 | Across Northwest Arkansas
Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville is proud to present the 9th Annual Artosphere Festival coming to Northwest Arkansas with free and ticketed events that are fun for the whole family! Artosphere: Arkansas’ Arts + Nature Festival features entertainment, performance, celebration and conversation centered on art, music and nature at inspiring locations across the region.
The Artosphere festival embraces sustainability, and this year, it will explore water, a subject of crucial importance around the globe.
Don’t miss the festival’s signature Chapel Music Series, featuring exquisite music performed in local churches and architectural marvels; the Artosphere Festival Orchestra with premier musicians from around the world performing under the baton of Maestro Corrado Rovaris; Artsophere’s Trail Mix, a chance for families to explore local trail systems with one-of-a-kind artistic experiences along the way – and much, much more!
For more info, visit artospherefestival.org.
BITE NW Arkansas Culinary Festival
June 20-22 | 8th Street Market, Bentonville
Returning for its fourth year, the BITE NW Arkansas culinary fest just keeps getting bigger and better – and 2018 promises to be the best yet! BITE is Northwest Arkansas’ premier food festival and is held in conjunction with the Walmart NWA LPGA Championship.
Expanded from two nights to three, the festival celebrates the best cuisine, ingredients, restaurants, beverages and chefs that this region has to offer! Tickets are on sale now! Get yours at bitenwa.com
Opera in the Ozarks 2018 Summer Season
June 22 – July 20 | Inspiration Point, Eureka Springs
This nationally acclaimed summer music festival and training program for the nation’s top emerging opera professionals will kick off its 68th season in June. Opera in the Ozarks will perform nearly two-dozen performances of three of the world’s finest operas at its mountainside venue, Inspiration Point, as part of its 2018 Summer Season!
Tickets go on sale in May for performances of Die Fledermaus, Johann Strauss’ ebullient comedy, performed in English; Il Barbiere Di Siviglia, Gioacchino Rossini’s comedic masterpiece, starring Figaro, sung in Italian with English supertitles; and The Ballad of Baby Doe, the historic tale of silver baron Horace Tabor who gains the love of the beautiful Baby Doe but loses all – except her love.
For more info, visit opera.org.