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100 Things To Do in Rogers #10: International Festival

Posted by Jennifer Haile on Wed, Oct 02, 2013


Looking for something fun to do this weekend that the entire family can enjoy? The 13th Annual NWA International Festival will be held in historic downtown Rogers this Saturday, Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This annual festival is a must-do, which is why it lands at #10 on the 100 Things To Do in Rogers series. Not only does this festival feature some great entertainment, but it's also educational...just don't tell the kids that! Here are all the details you need to know before heading out the door this weekend. 

What is the International Festival?

This fun, family-centered event features traditional ethnic foods, cultural exhibits, international dancing, music, free children's activities and an international fashion show. More than 50 countries will be represented at the 13th annual International Festival and will showcase and allow interaction with the different cultures, costumes, traditions and languages of our community. The entire event is free and offers interesting activities and fun for all ages.

7 Reasons Why To Attend the NWA International Festival

  • AWESOME FUN - Great music, great energy, and friendly people make the International Festival an awesome experience for individuals, couples or families. Come out and experience it!

  • DIVERSITY - With a focus on International Festival and Fashion Show we’ve got representation from around the world. Ever seen a traditional Marshallese dance or a traditional Japanese song? Then you need to come and see…you’ll love it!

  • GREAT MUSIC - Not only do we have a ton of people, and an excellent environment – we’ve also got the best performers around. The music is just fantastic.

  • ARTS SUPPORT - Artists help bring culture together. They help inspire and drive creativity. They need your support – as a participant, visitor or sponsor – to continue to develop outstanding performances and art for the community.

  • IT’S FREE! - We want you to experience the fun, culture and the arts. Thanks to our Sponsors, Vendors, Volunteers, and the Rogers-Lowell Chamber of Commerce this event is FREE to come watch, walk around and participate. Come out and support all the hard working teams that have put this together.

  • FOOD TRUCK & FOOD VENDOR COMPETITION!- A true foodie heaven, the Food Fest promises something for every appetite. Food lovers of all ages can try a little bit of everything. Don't forget to vote for your favorite for the People's Choice Award!

  • KIDS ZONE- There will be a fun kids-only area for crafts, giveaways and much more.

Entertainment and Food!


Frisco Stage will be a happening place all day Saturday as dancers, singers and musicians from numerous countries take to the stage to showcase their talents. Stop by to rest your feet throughout the day and enjoy the free show!

International Fashion Show

The festival will also feature an International Fashion Show at 1:00 p.m. The fashion show is a great way to enjoy the sights and sounds of each country's music and see how each country
 represents itself with vibrant colors in unique outfits. The attention to details is incredible!

International Food Fest

Food lovers of all ages will enjoy sampling tastes from around the world.  Vote for the "Taste of the Truck" award presented to the best food truck and the "Taste of Restaurant Row" award for the best restaurant food. Get those taste buds ready and come hungry!

Fun for the Kids

Attention kids...come learn about the more than 50 countries represented in northwest Arkansas. This unique event features fun activities like the Kids Zone with free prize giveaways, international dances and musical performances and a petting zoo!  

Where to Park


On Friday, October 4th at 6:00 p.m., the City of Rogers will be closing off from West Walnut Street to Popular on 1st Street and from 1st Street down to Elm Street. FREE Parking will be available at the Arvest Bank branch on Walnut & 3rd Streets, the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce on Walnut & 4th Streets, Rogers City Hall on Chestnut Street, Keith Noble Nationwide Insurance on 3rd Street, First Western on Walnut & 4th Streets, and the Benton County Offices on Poplar & 3rd Streets.

Topics: Family-Friendly, Festivals and Events, What to Do, Downtown Rogers, Free Things to Do, 100 Things to Do