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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
2nd Saturday - October 14-15, 2023
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.
2nd Saturday - July 22, 2023
Christmas in July
Participating merchants will have summer savings so great, your gonna think it's Christmas!
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.
2nd Saturday - December 9, 2023
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.