Events 2018-05-10T14:09:53-05:00

From Mountain Biking to Weiner Dog Races!

Looking for things to do in Bella Vista? While we may be best known for our phenomenal trails, seven stunning lakes and six scenic golf courses, there’s so much more…

Check out an abundance of mountain biking events like the Bella Vista Enduro, a giant Independence Day fireworks display, the not-to-be-missed annual Arts & Crafts Festival, and the annual Weiner Takes All Championship Weiner Dog Races.

Scroll through the events below to find inspiration for your visit.

Wildflower Hike-CANCELLED @ Trail to be determined
Apr 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm


Master Naturalist Cheryl Hall will lead a wildflower hike to identify wildflowers blooming on the trails in spring.  The trail location has not been selected but will be posted here and on the City’s website soon.

Hall is a certified master naturalist. As a student, her studies at Arkansas Tech University and the University of Arkansas in Little Rock centered around the natural world. Now she is a nature artist and photographer, birder, mushroom hunter, avid fly fisher and seeker of rare and endangered wildflowers in Benton County. Her work with the state botanist and local officials has offered her the opportunities to deepen her interest in nature.

This hike will be approximately 2.5 miles round trip and is moderately strenuous. Appropriate clothing and shoes are required. Participants should also bring water. The Back 40 Trails are single-track, which means they are dirt, narrow and sometimes rocky or have exposed tree roots. The trails are not appropriate for strollers. Friendly dogs are welcome on a leash.

There is no cost for these hikes, presented by the city of Bella Vista.

Arts & Crafts Festival @ Arts & Crafts Festival Site
Oct 15 – Oct 17 all-day
Arts & Crafts Festival @ Arts & Crafts Festival Site | Bella Vista | Arkansas | United States

The Bella Vista Arts & Crafts Festival celebrating 52 years!

​From humble beginnings to the premier arts festival in northwest Arkansas, the Festival now boasts over two hundred artisans from all over North America. Representing over 30 states, our artisans offer unique items from kitchen goods to fine art. All items are handmade and must go through a jury process to be sold.  You’re sure to find something to love!

Our friendly and organized atmosphere includes over 200 Festival volunteers known for making our thousands of visitors comfortable and happy.  Held annually in scenic Bella Vista, Arkansas this a THE festival you don’t want to miss.

For more information on all of the festivals happening around Bella Vista click here.

AND ….We’ve created a Northwest Arkansas Arts & Crafts Festival map to show you the locations of all the festivals happening in this area during the week of October 14 – 18th.

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