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2023 Events & Festivals

Make your way to Old Town Van Buren for our Second Saturday Shopping, Events, and Festivals. These days are filled with live music, shopping and strolling the streets of our historic Main Street. Spend your weekend local!  

This is not a conclusive list of 2023 events held in Old Town Van Buren, Arkansas.  Please visit our social media accounts for more!


2nd Saturday - January 14, 2023

Winter Clearance Sale

Stroll the streets during our first Second Saturday of the year, local participating merchants will be marking down winter items to make room for new spring inventory.  

2nd Saturday - February 11, 2023

Sweetheart Giveaways

Join us in Downtown Van Buren for our Second Saturday, Valentine's Sweetheart Giveaway! 


2nd Saturday - March 11, 2023

Make it Local March

Mark your calendars  for Second Saturday in March, shop local merchants get your card stamped for our monthly giveaway!

Bring the kiddos for a scavenger hunt, find the pot of gold for a chance to win!  More information soon.

2nd Saturday - April 8, 2023

Spring Fling & Easter Eggstravaganza

Join us for our monthly Second Saturday Shopping event in Downtown Van Buren and a chance to win at $250 shopping spree!

Egg Hunting

2nd Saturday - June 10, 2023

Summer Street Eats Food Truck Festival

Join us during our Second Saturday for our 2nd Annual Food Truck Festival.

Vendor applications can be accessed here.

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2nd Saturday - May 13-14, 2023

Old Timer's Day Steampunk Festival

Full steam ahead for the 45th Annual  Old Timers Day Steampunk Festival  Saturday and Sunday, May 13 & 14th! Located on six blocks of nationally recognized historic Main Street.

Click here for a vendor application.

Open For Business

2nd Saturday - July 8, 2023

Americana Days - Find the Flag!

Shop and dine with us for the day, grab a stamp card and stop in participating merchants, find the flag, get your stamp card filled out and be entered to win a $250 shopping spree to our local merchants.

2nd Saturday - August 13, 2022

Back to School!

Let's get ready to go back to school! 

Find participating merchants get your stamp card filled out and be entered to win our $250 shopping spree.

Back to School

2nd Saturday - September 9-10 2023

Downtown Junk Fest

Come shop Main Street for antiques, rustic and vintage style goods!  Live music and food trucks.

Click here to become a vendor.

2nd Saturday - October 14-15, 2023

Fall Festival

Join us in Downtown Van Buren for our annual Fall Festival where the streets are flooded with local merchants and vendors with handmade crafts and other collectibles.

Click here to become a vendor.

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2nd Saturday - July 22, 2023

Christmas in July

Participating merchants will have summer  savings so great, your gonna think it's Christmas!

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2nd Saturday - November 11-12, 2022

Holiday Open House

Sip, Shop, & Eat along Van Buren's Historic Main Street. Come and enjoy the lights as well as getting first dibs on Holiday gifts and decor! Several of our the shops will have snacks, sips, giveaways, and special sales.

2nd Saturday - December 9, 2023

Holiday In Whoville

2nd Annual Holiday in Whoville - join us for a Grinchy good time!  More information soon.

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Christmas Parade Dancers

2nd Saturday - December 9, 2023

Christmas Parade

The Old Town Merchants Association is hosting the Downtown Van Buren Christmas Parade. This year's theme is "Holiday in Whoville". We encourage everyone that wants their float in the contest to fill out application for times, rules, & regulations. This is a free event to attend. Main Street will be closed to vehicular traffic and open to pedestrians.

Click here to enter a float in the 2023 Christmas Parade.

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