Start your July 4th Observances Early with Music

What’s more appropriate for an Independence Day celebration than one featuring the Air National Guard Band of the Southwest?  Also known as the 531st Air Force Band, the group will perform a free concert on the grounds behind the MacArthur

Fishing the Arkansas River

I try to go out with Bill Dennis of Central Arkansas Fishing Guide Services once a year.  He knows fish, he knows the Arkansas River, and he’s darn pleasant to fish with. A few weeks ago we headed out on

Have a Summer Treat at an Old-Fashioned Soda Fountain

A quick – and very enjoyable — way to cool down during an Arkansas summer is ice cream.  Throw in some nostalgic atmosphere and you and your family can have an experience not soon forgotten. Once pretty much a staple

70th annual Rodeo of the Ozarks

Bring the entire family out to celebrate our nation’s birthday and our western heritage during the 70th annual Rodeo of the Ozarks on Wednesday, July 2 through Saturday, July 5 at Parsons Stadium in Springdale. Nearly 500 professional athletes will

Celebrating Peaches and Grapes

The Arkansas River Valley region is ripe with festivals that focus on food. In July, you can catch both the Johnson County Peach Festival and the Altus Grape Festival. Johnson County Peach Festival The Peach Festival in Clarksville is celebrating

Parrotheads Flock to Marshall Thursday Night

If you’re a Parrothead, Kenda Drive-In in Marshall is the place you want to be Thursday night (June 19) for the nationwide live broadcast of Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band. This is a special live event that no

Fresh, Homegrown and Homemade

Fresh….homegrown….and homemade:  That’s what you’ll fine at Hardin’s Farm and Market Too! in Scott.  Come prepared to shop and eat because there are plenty of options.  When you first pull in you can’t help but notice all the imaginative metal

Father’s Day Fishing Derby

Father’s Day is this Sunday. Here’s a fun way to celebrate with dad – the Father’s Day Fishing Derby at War Eagle Mill near Rogers. At the Mill, dads and kids will fish War Eagle Creek hoping to win a

Mother Nature Story Times at Hobbs

On the second Saturday of each month, Mother Nature visits Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area to excite the imaginations of children by reading stories of the forest and the animals that live there. Story time is followed by hands-on nature craft

Beaver Lake Concert and History Camp for Kids

Looking for summer activities to do with your kids now that school’s out for summer? Here are two ideas offered by the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in Springdale: Beaver Lake Concert Folk duo Still on the Hill will present
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