ArkanSalsa Fest 2022

Dear Amigo, 

Happy FALL! We enjoyed great festivities last year and look forward to involving you as we continue helping our community!

Thank You for a Great 2022 Festival!

October 15, 2022
11:30 am to 5:00 pm
Come join us, outside by the Jones Center’s Gym. In the back by the basketball court & the kids playground!

In 2021, over 5,000 people joined the festivities. Mayor Doug Sprouse proclaimed OneCommunity Reads, UnaComunidad Leyendo, Lights on After School and ArkanSalsa Fest Day in Springdale. Our Health, Education, and Cultural Art Fair focused on administering COVID vaccines, college awareness and on-site cultural arts projects provided by our community partner, Crystal Bridges. Children engaged in literacy activities in the “Feed Your Brain” Kid’s Zone. The Autolowgy Car Show had over 25 entries and participated in the parade. Nearly 50 non-profit organizations, local artisans and businesses provided resources for the community, while we listened to live music, learned how to dance Salsa, ate delicious food, and recognized La Vega Mexican Restaurant as the winner of the “Best Tasting Salsa” contest.

We invite you to be a Sponsor of ArkanSalsa Fest 2022.   SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION & REGISTRATION FORM

Your sponsorship assists with festival costs, scholarships, and supports our parent leadership and grade-level reading programs. Our goal is to increase attendance this year by 1,000 participants, increase participation in the Health, Education & Cultural Arts Fairs and feature more local artisans.

Let’s talk about OneCommunity’s work and our 2021 numbers.

Through our nationally recognized initiative, OneCommunity Reads, UnaComunidad Leyendo, we served 41 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 181 families and 532 children. Our kids read an incredible 8,372 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, Fayetteville, and Rogers.

Would You Like to be Involved with ArkanSalsa?  

Can’t join us or participate at the event but you want to show your support? 

We rely on donations from supporters like you who want to help us to get our programs out to the families in our community. 

If you can’t help with your time, please consider making a donation of any size or amount,

Select the Donate option at the top of our website page to send donations online. 
Thank you for your support.

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

What is ArkanSalsa Fest?

ArkanSalsa Fest is an eclectic art and music festival to raise money for scholarships, our family bi-lingual reading program, 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.