25 Things to Do in Rogers #9: Frisco Festival

The food, music, entertainment, and shopping at Frisco Festival is sure to have you coming back year after year!

The Frisco Festival is a tradition that has been delighting people from Northwest Arkansas and beyond for over three decades. If you've never been, you don't want to miss this family-friendly downtown street festival honoring Rogers’ rich railroad heritage and showcasing the local quality of life. Frisco Festival has become one of the area’s biggest street parties that includes many fun and tasty experiences for the whole family.

It’s the community event of the year!


Food Trucks

Let's start with everyone's favorite part of any festival - the food! You can get just about anything you can imagine on a stick or battered and deep fried at a festival, and this one is no exception. Be on the lookout for fresh squeezed lemonade to quench your thirst and stay hydrated. Tasty bites from local food trucks will be peppered throughout the Festival footprint. Selections will vary from American, Latin, carnival and many other favorite sweet and savories. Don’t forget our great selection of restaurants in downtown as well.

Kid Zone

*Kid's Zone will not occur for the 2021 event*

The Kid Zone features activities such as make and takes, games, art stations, bike course, cardboard train races, a rock climbing wall and other amusements. Kid’s Zones are not only on a dedicated block but scattered throughout. Plus, the new Playard Park features fun equipment to climb around on and a splash pad.

Live Music

Local and regional artists perform on the new Butterfield Stage both Friday & Saturday evenings 5-10pm. Saturday morning and afternoon features a variety of community programs, such as fitness classes, a large dog walk and local school performances.

Craft Vendors

DTR curates an awesome selection of local makers and crafters to sell their beautiful and fun items. Whether it be jewelry, clothing, home goods, artwork, stuff for the kids or even the dog.

Car Show

Another multi-decade tradition at the Frisco Festival is the classic car show that spans several blocks Saturday morning. Each year it gets even bigger. Local businesses buy a trophy and award it to their favorite ride which is unique from any other local car show.

Farmers Market

Just like all other Saturday mornings May through October the DTR Market will be set up in the Frisco Plaza on 1st street. The DTR Market features local farmers, makers, growers and bakers. A local musician will also be permorming at the market that morning.

Bike Block

A new tradition is the addition of the bike block showcasing all that is bicycle in Rogers and NWA. There will be bikes to try out, a group ride, kid’s course, local clubs and organizations.

For more information and a schedule of this year's events, visit Downtown Rogers, Inc. as it nears closer to the event. Follow along on Facebook and Instagram for more details, too!