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2024 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 2024 events held in Old Town Van Buren, Arkansas.  Please visit our social media accounts for more!

         April 13th, 2024

Spring Open House

Join us in Downtown Van Buren, as our weather is warming up and our merchants have their Spring items to debute.

Egg Hunting

                June 8th, 2024

Summer Street Eats Food Truck Festival

Join us during our Second Saturday for our 3rd Annual Food Truck Festival.

Vendor applications are available, please contact us with your email

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May 11th & 12th, 2024

Old Timer's Day Steampunk Festival

Full steam ahead for the 46th Annual  Old Timers Day Steampunk Festival  Saturday and Sunday, May 11th & 12th! Located on six blocks of nationally recognized historic Main Street.

Click here for a vendor application.


September 14-15 2024 - 2nd Saturday

Downtown Junk Fest

Come shop Main Street for antiques, rustic and vintage style goods!  Live music and food trucks.
Click here for a vendor application.

 October 12th - 13th, 2024

                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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 November 8th - Ladies Night

November 9th - 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.

   December 14th, 2024

Holiday In Whoville

3rd Annual Holiday in Whoville - join us for a Grinchy good time! 

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Christmas Parade Dancers

 December 14, 2024

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 2024 Christmas Parade.

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