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June 14, 2022

Events

Chasing Fireflies

NWA Daily

Go ahead and mark your calendars for July 16 for one of Northwest Arkansas's most anticipated mid-summer events - the Firefly Fling Festival.

  • Anticipation: Thousands of families from across the area come to the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks and don the costumes of their favorite fairy or woodland-themed characters each year as they attend the Firefly Fling Festival.
  • Fun and games: Before the sun goes down, kids will be able to enjoy fairy house building, nature stations, crafts, and more. After dark, the whole family can enjoy live music on the Great Lawn and some great food from the food trucks in attendance.

Learn more about the event or go ahead and pick up your tickets here.

Health

Health Hub Has Goal To Launch 50 Women-Centered Health Companies In The Heartland

Alexander Suhorucov

Entrepreneurs in Northwest Arkansas are working to create a “women-led, women-centric innovation hub” for female founders in the space of women’s health and wellness. 

  • System of women: FemHealth Founders (FHF) is a tech/health innovation hub with the goal of developing a more welcoming ecosystem for female-led companies in the tech/health sphere so they can thrive in NWA. The hub founders desire to launch 50 women-led health companies in the heartland by 2026. 
  • Roundtable: FHF is hosting its inaugural event this Wednesday, June 15, to highlight the people participating in the innovation across the heartland for women’s health and wellness and what resources are needed to launch and scale ideas in this area. The public is invited to attend the event virtually

Read the full Talk Business & Politics story HERE

Sports

Diamond Hogs Advance To College World Series

NWA Daily

The Hogs are headed to the College World Series for the 11th time in school history after a dramatic 4-3 win over North Carolina yesterday afternoon. 

  • Made it: The second game of the NCAA Chapel Hill Super Regional was an all-day affair with a pair of lengthy lightning delays, but it was all worth it in the end when the Hogs muscled a walk-off single win. 
  • On our way: With one out and runners on the corners in the bottom of the ninth, Brady Slavens came through clutch with a walk-off RBI single. The College World Series will be in Omaha, Nebraska, June 16-27. 

Read more about the game HERE, and stay tuned for more on the World Series. 

Music

Nine Artists To Perform In An Outdoor Street Concert Series

NWA Daily

A Fayetteville Roots event is coming up this weekend called Fayetteville Roots on the Avenue

  • Music in the street: Fayetteville Roots on the Avenue is an outdoor street concert series — three nights, nine performing artists on a stage on East Avenue in Downtown Fayetteville, just outside the Roots HQ.
  • Come on in: There will be tables for four and two, standing cocktail tables, and designated standing areas, all on a first-come, first-serve basis throughout the outdoor venue. Tickets are all general admission and start at $50, and Pizza and other snacks will be available to purchase along with drinks. 

Click HERE for more details. 

Event

Bentonville Bike Fest Returns Bigger Than Ever

NWA Daily

The Bentonville Bike Fest is almost upon us. Scheduled for this weekend, June 17-19, it’s shaping up to be bigger and better than ever before. 

  • Day in, day out: Bike Fest will consist of a variety of races, workshops, and UCI-sanctioned events. The schedule is action-packed, and there is something for every style and level of rider. 
  • Ride together: From group rides to a movie under the stars to a scavenger hunt on bikes to a Guinness World Record attempt, this year's event has it all and is a great way to get plugged into the NWA cycling scene.

Learn more HERE

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