Cotter Trout Festival is first weekend in May

Get ready for gypsy-jazz, an old-fashioned White River shore lunch, parade, car show, fly casting demonstrations and more on the first weekend of May during the annual Cotter Trout Festival. The fun kicks off from 4:30 p.m. until dark on

National Park Service and Buffalo National River Centennial Events

This year marks the Centennial of the National Park Service, and there will be celebrations and special events across the U.S. and throughout the year to honor the moment when U.S. President Woodrow Wilson signed the act that created the

Green Friday at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area

If you’re looking for a great alternative to Black Friday, turn to Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area in Rogers. Skip the long lines in crowded malls and enjoy the true value of natural areas and recreational activities. You could even start

What’s SUP on Lake Norfork

Every Thursday at 6 p.m., a group gets together at Take It Easy Resort on Lake Norfork near Mountain Home to cruise the lake on Stand-up Paddleboards (SUP), and then enjoy wine, snacks, and great conversation on the dock. The

Summer Fun in the Water!

It’s the dog days of August…time to get in the water and cool down! Here are four great events centered around water this month in Eastern Arkansas! Davidsonville Historic State Park in Pocahontas offers a History Canoe Float along the

Get Outside This July in Eastern Arkansas!

Summer sizzles with fun this July in eastern Arkansas! Get outside and enjoy the beauty that is The Natural State! Head to Paragould and Crowley’s Ridge State Park for Fun on the Fourth on July 4. The family-friendly event offers

Paddle On The Prairie at Beaver Lake

Paddling around a lake or river in a canoe or kayak is one of my favorite things to do. When we go on family vacations, we usually build that activity into our plan. And my best friend, Amy, and I

Cherokee Village Celebrates 60 Years

How do you celebrate a Diamond Jubilee? Cherokee Village does it with a Diamond in the Ozarks Treasure Hunt and three days of activities to show off its resort and retirement community. Cherokee Village was Arkansas’s first planned recreational community,

AGFC Celebrates 100 Years of Conservation

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s mission is to conserve and enhance Arkansas’s fish and wildlife and their habitats while promoting sustainable use, public understanding and support. I’m proud to live in a state that’s celebrating a century of conservation.

Batesville hosts 71st Annual White River Water Carnival Saturday

One of northeast Arkansas’s most popular events is the White River Water Carnival in Batesville. The event celebrates its 71st year on Sept. 13. The event kicks off at Riverside Park at 10 a.m. with the MDA fire truck pull,