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Fayetteville Prepares for Largest LGBTQ Festival in Arkansas

Fayetteville is home to the largest LGBTQ+ Pride celebration in Arkansas every June, the Grit MTB Festival, a three-day mountain bike festival tailored to all women including trans men and women, cis women, and nonbinary riders of all abilities and backgrounds, and is a general leader when it comes to protecting the rights of LGBTQ+ people, even when the rest of the state is not. 


Catering to LGBTQ travelers with a wide variety of interests Fayetteville, is a hidden Southern gem with a welcoming atmosphere whether you’re outdoorsy, a foodie, a cyclist, fashion-forward, or a bargain hunter.

  • With over 350 restaurants, foodies in search of chefy events, the best patios, food trucks, cocktails (or mocktails), brunch or BBQ can find whatever their heart desires in Fayetteville. Many of the longest-running establishments have a story to tell, so settle in at the bar and chat it up with a local. 

  • The best way to see all that Fayetteville has to offer is from the seat of a bike. Whether you want to follow the Fayetteville Ale Trail and experience the craft beer scene or are a mountain bike adrenaline junkie looking for your next fix – Fayetteville has a trail for everyone.

  • Looking for an evening of entertainment? Fayetteville has a robust music scene home to the oldest and longest-running club and live music venue in Arkansas, George’s Majestic Lounge. George’s also is host to Glitterville, a drag show taking place during Fayetteville’s Pride weekend. For those feeling outgoing, Fayetteville also has several karaoke venues!

  • In a city full of makers and creators it shouldn’t be a surprise that Fayetteville is a destination for thrifters and vintage hunters. The best thrift stores in Fayetteville contain all sorts of treasures, from eclectic home decor to classic fashion staples for any style. Check out the full list here.


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