Crystal Bridges is open Wed. through Mon. with free, timed tickets required.

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Crystal Bridges is open Wed. through Mon. with free, timed tickets required.

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Crystal Bridges Event Calendar

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art offers a wide range of activities for all ages and interests.
Use our interactive museum calendar to find what fits your schedule and plan your visit!

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Forest Fest

Let our grillmasters do the work while you relax among the beautiful spring blooms of the Crystal Bridges North Forest during select April weekends.

Join us in a celebration of food, drink, art, and the spring season at our pop-up Sunday cookouts this April 18 and April 25! Explore the museum’s collection of outdoor artworks while listening to live music on the lawn, join a scavenger hunt among the spring-blooming dogwood trees, or dine and drink all while playing yard games with friends and family. The North Forest is the perfect spot to spend an afternoon with a gourmet cookout prepared by the Eleven chefs.

We’re serving up fun with beers, brats, and other gourmet handheld delights available for purchase off the grill. Our Trails and Grounds department will be on hand with spring gardening tips and tours of the forest. Bring a picnic blanket and relax among the trees and art while our chefs grill up tasty bites. 

Outside food and drinks are prohibited. To keep you safe, there are occupancy limits and timed-entry tickets. 

Admission to Forest Fest is free, registration required.  

Food and drink available for purchase, cash and credit cards will be accepted.

As a safety precaution and to comply with CDC guidelines, Crystal Bridges and the Momentary require that face coverings are worn  by guests of age 10 and older at outdoor programs and events, as well as at food and drink venues, except when eating and drinking. Participants will be asked to practice social distancing of at least six feet for the safety of all attendees.



Smoked Bratwurst on Kaiser roll with grain mustard, relish & sauerkraut $9  [Substitute Beyond Sausage +$2 VEGETARIAN]

Honey-BBQ-glazed Smoked Chicken Thighs $9 GLUTEN FREE

Smoked Jackfruit BBQ Sandwich $11 VEGAN

Slow-Roasted Brisket Plate $15

(Served with potato salad, slaw, and bread & butter pickles)



Elotes with cotija, Tajin, lime & mayonnaise $7 GF, VEGETARIAN

Hot n’ Spicy Boiled Peanuts $5 GF, VEGAN

Mac N Cheese $6 VEGETARIAN

Zapp’s Chips $3

Cookies $2

Assorted Ice Cream Treats $3

Granola Bars $2


Soft Drinks

Assorted Domestic and Arkansas Craft Beer

Specialty Cocktails

April 18, 2021
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Event Category:
North Forest