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Downtown Bentonville First Friday (and a BIG video editing tip)



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Downtown Bentonville First Friday

On Friday, April 7th, 2023, Bentonville, Arkansas celebrated their 150th anniversary on their First Friday event. The celebration, hosted by Downtown Bentonville, Inc, was marked with fanfare, food, and fun as locals and visitors alike came together to commemorate the historic event.

First Friday in Bentonville is a way for local merchants to promote their businesses and connect with the community. Today, the event has grown into a monthly tradition. It brings people from all over the region to enjoy live music, food trucks, and local vendors.

To mark the 150th anniversary, the organizers pulled out all the stops. There were live performances by local musicians and a special appearance by the mayor of Bentonville. She spoke about the event’s significance.


The event was also an opportunity for local businesses to showcase their products and services. Visitors could enjoy a variety of food options from the many food trucks and vendors that lined the streets. And they could browse the wares of local artisans and craftspeople.

As Bentonville looks forward to the next 150 years, this will continue to be an important tradition. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, First Friday is a great way to connect with the community, support local businesses, and enjoy the vibrant culture of Bentonville.

Overall, the 150th anniversary of Bentonville was a memorable event that brought the community together to celebrate their history and look towards the future. We can’t wait to see what the next 150 years will bring!

Video Editing Tip:

Photo tip: I quickly edited a 2nd version of this for social media in Adobe Premiere by using the auto-reframe tool. This automatically changed the aspect ratio to vertical. I only had to replace a couple clips that cropped out faces. Instead of spending an hour re-editing, it took about 5 minutes to create the new version.

If you’re looking for other Downtown Bentonville events, check out their news page.

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