ArkanSalsa Fest 2021

What is ArkanSalsa Fest?

ArkanSalsa Fest is an eclectic art and music festival to raise money for scholarships and to inspire community leaders. The festival celebrates the rich diversity of Northwest Arkansas by bringing people together and offering them a chance to meet new amigos while listening to music, dancing, eating delicious food & visiting with local nonprofit organizations and businesses that benefit us all in our area.

When and Where is     ArkanSalsa Fest?


Save the date!

October 9, 2021

11:30 am to 5:00 pm

Downtown Springdale,

Shiloh Square On Emma Ave

See sponsorship and booth  information above for more details, or to learn more email us at

Would You Like to be Involved with ArkanSalsa?  

Check back for volunteer opportunities!

Can’t join or participate but you want to show your support? 

Use the Donate option found at the top of our website page to send donations online, and thank you for your support.


  • CB to You: Mobile Art Lab
  • Parade
  • Best Tasting Salsa Contest
  • Food Vendors
  • Los Chinelos Morelenses
  • Ballet Forklorico Herencia de                    Mexico
  • Marshallese Dancers
  • Autolowgy car show
  • Kid’s Zone
  • COVID-19 Vaccinations by UAMS
  • Businesses & Non-Profit Booths
  • ¡ArkanSalsa, LaBanda!
  • Los Carnales Hernandez
  • Funk Factory
  • Sensación Latina
Dear Food Vendor, Non-profit Organization, Artisan and Business,
We missed you last year due to COVID-19, but WE ARE BACK!
In 2019, over 5,800 people joined the festivities and Mayor Doug Sprouse proclaimed OneCommunity Reads, UnaComunidad Leyendo, Lights on After School and ArkanSalsa Fest Day in Springdale. We had a Health and Education Fair; children received free books and engaged in literacy activities in the “Feed Your Brain” Kid’s Zone. The Unwanted Society Car Show had over 50 entries and participated in the parade. More than 250 healthy meals were provided to children under the age of 17 while nearly 50 non-profit organizations, local artisans and businesses provided resources for the community. All while listening to live music, learning how to dance Salsa and Zumba, eating delicious food, and recognizing Las Palmas Restaurant as the winner of the “Best Tasting Salsa” contest.
Our goal is to increase attendance this year by 1,000 participants, increase participation in the Health & Education Fairs and feature more local artisans. To encourage healthy communities and health-related careers, students from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will conduct health screenings.
We’re proud to tell you our 2020 numbers! Through our nationally recognized initiative, OneCommunity Reads, UnaComunidad Leyendo, we served 45 Latino families through Parents Taking Leadership Action (PTLA), a program that builds upon the strengths of parents as they learn about their child’s academic world. We served a total of 180 families and 452 children. Our kids read an incredible 9,677 books during the Feed Your Brain-Alimenta Tu Cerebro Reading Program, a bilingual program aimed at promoting family literacy and reducing summer learning loss in Springdale and Fayetteville.
We hope you will join us and experience the spicy ingredients of international food, music, friends, and neighbors! Our goal is for you to make at least one new amigo, learn something new and have lots of fun!
For more information, please visit, email us at or call 479-310-5708.
Diana Gonzales Worthen