Bentonville Square, with its pretty plot of green flanked by the courthouse, bank, and five-and-dime store, seems to shine brightest in the sunshine. Whether for a weekend getaway or a quick day trip, Bentonville has something for everyone. Here are five things you don’t want to miss this summer:
- Bentonville Bike Fest (June 18-20): From novice bikers to professionals, everyone will find fun in this three-day festival. There will be meet and greets, performances, group rides, workshops, and more!
Can’t make it to Bentonville that weekend? Since we are the Mountain Biking Capital of the World – you can ride our amazing trails anytime! Plan your biking trip here.
- Summer Concert Series at the Walmart AMP: Concerts are finally back at the Walmart AMP starting in July! You can finally see some of your favorite artists live and there is nothing like an outdoor concert! Check out the lineup now.
- Explore outdoors. While Northwest Arkansas is renowned for mountain biking, there are still plenty of ways to get your Vitamin D, if that’s not your speed. The new Osage Park offers a wide range of activities for everyone! You can fish, kayak, paddleboard or canoe Lake Bentonville, play pickleball, or even just take a leisurely stroll! Osage Park is also located close to Bentonville Brewing, Thaden Fieldhouse, and Climb Bentonville.
- Crystal Bridges is a magical place to explore any time of the year, but they have some amazing summer programming you don’t want to miss! With new summer exhibitions, new acquisitions in the trails of North Forest, outdoor music and more… learn more about their summer programming here.
- We’ve talked about our bike scene and our art scene but something you may not hear as much is about our great dining options. Bentonville is a great foodie town! We have great food trucks around town including Java Dudes, Crackerjack,and Yeyo’s these are the perfect places to stop for a quick bite in between your exploring. New to Bentonville is AOI, great sushi and located right in the Square.
Have we sold you on summertime in Bentonville yet? 21c Bentonville is located in the center of it all and makes for the perfect home base for your Bentonville trip. With our current offer the longer you stay, the more you save. Learn more about our Get Real, Experience it ALL offer here.
If you still need some convincing, read our full Bentonville guide here.