Held on the second weekend in May. Gears, googles and Victorian clothing fill Van Buren’s Main Street for a fun-filled weekend in May. Vendors, food trucks and performers from multiple states join in the festivities. Steampunk can be categorized as what the future may look like to people living in the Victorian era. The fashion aspect of steampunk focuses on what was available at the time with a fantastical view. People sporting the steampunk style can be seen wearing leather, gears, top hats, brass and sometimes body modifications on the limbs or face. For additional event and vendor information, call (479) 922-6862.

Held on the second weekend in September.  Vendors selling repurposed, vintage, salvage, reclaimed, Boho, antiques, boutique items, and vintage clothing. Plus food trucks, live music and entertainment. For additional event and vendor information, call (479) 922-6862.

Second weekend in October. 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. For additional event and vendor information, call (479) 922-6862.

Starting mid-November through December 31st, Van Buren’s Main Street, Louis Peer Memorial Park and Freedom Park will be lighted for the holidays. Louis Peer Memorial Park is a drive-thru display with holiday themed display and a lighted drive-thru tunnel. Freedom Park features a 30 foot tree with lights timed to music and lighted photo-op displays scattered along Main Street. And who can forget the synthetic ice skating rink! The rink will be open Dec 1st thru Dec 31st, Thursdays 5PM-9PM, Fridays 5PM-10PM, & Saturdays 1PM-10PM. Bring the family and enjoy a Hallmark Christmas. For more information on Van Buren’s Christmas at the Parks, click here.

First Saturday in December.  Enjoy the magic of Christmas with carriage rides, lighting of the Courthouse, and Festival of Trees. Join the merchants on Main Street as they celebrate the holidays! For additional event and vendor information, call (479) 922-6862.

Come join us on the second Saturday in December for our annual Christmas Parade in Historic Downtown Van Buren.

Old Town Merchants Association
For a directory of businesses on Main Street visit the Old Town Merchants Association website.

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