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  1. Wednesday, July 17, 2024

  2. Thursday, July 18, 2024

Summer Bucket List

There are so many reasons to visit Bentonville but those reasons multiply in the summer months with longer days and warm sun. Check out our Bentonville Bucket List for all the reasons to plan your visit! 

🚲 Explore the Mountain Bike Capital of the world! Rent a bike and hit the trails. Local tip: hop on the the Art Trails (starting right in our back yard) to get to Crystal Bridges or head down to to Airship Coffee at Coler Preserve, only accessible by trail! Want to keep the bike overnight or in a safe spot while you recoup? 21c offers complimentary bike valet for hotel guests. Just ask valet or the front desk for more info!

🎵 Soak up the summer vibes with live music at Live on the Green concert series. The summer series includes performances by John Legend, Jon Baptiste, Portugal. The Man, Deadmau5 and more!

🖼️ Visit not one, not two but three renowned art museums – Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, The Momentary, and 21c’s current exhibition Fragile Figures: Beings and Time and our collection of site-specific artworks.

✨ Speaking of Crystal Bridges, check out their temporary exhibition by musician and artist Jewel called The Portal, an immersive art experience and drone show that takes over the grounds after dark!

🍹 Sip on an art-inspired cocktail with our monthly series Sip & Tour – a guided tour of our contemporary museum with a cocktail inspired by the artwork you’ll see along the way!

🏛️ Explore downtown Bentonville’s weekend Farmer’s Market or First Friday – a family friendly block party on the first Friday of every month through October!

🍦 Cool off with the perfect scoop of ice cream (or two, or three) from Superfine Sweets Shoppe.

🍺 Visit our friends at Ozark Beer Co. for the perfect summer beverage!

🌊 Kiddos in tow? Hit the splash pad and fountains at Lawrence Plaza for the ultimate cool-down.

🚀 Check out Amazeum, an interactive play and learning experience for kids and families featuring a climbable tree canopy, an indoor cave, an acre of outdoor space and so much more!

🎨 Take a stroll through downtown Bentonville to spy public art along the way!