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The Arkansas Calendar of Events is packed with tons of things to do in May. The festival season kicks off at full speed with salutes to everything from armadillos and toads to steaks and trout. The warmer weather beckons everyone to get out and enjoy the beauty of The Natural State.

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Splash of Glass at Garvan Woodland Gardens

Zoie Clift

Arkansas is stomping grounds for a wide range of interesting local artists. Among them: glassblower James Hayes, who owns and operates the James Hayes Art Glass Company in his hometown of Pine Bluff. The technique of glassblowing has been around…Read more ›
Music is in the Air in May in the Arkansas Delta

Kim Williams

Music is an important part of the history and culture of the Arkansas Delta. A myriad of genres weave together to form the musical fabric of the region. In May, festivals and events throughout the Arkansas Delta pay homage to…Read more ›
May Heritage Month in Fort Smith

Jill Rohrbach

Considering the history and heritage that built Fort Smith, there’s no surprise there will be a plethora of programs in May to celebrate Arkansas Heritage Month. The Department of Arkansas Heritage’s theme for this year is “Saving Our Heritage: Arkansas’s…Read more ›
Wakarusa Celebrates 10 Years

Kat Robinson

Open spaces, beautiful Ozark mountain air, eclectic music… and 25,000 music fans.  Mulberry Mountain is home to Wakarusa – a six stage, five day, 175 set marathon event in the Ozark hills. Now in its 10th year, the Wakarusa Music…Read more ›
Alternative Fun Ways to Get Around Downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock

Kerry Kraus

Traveling by foot is probably the most popular mode of transportation for exploring downtown Little Rock’s River Market District and North Little Rock’s Historic Argenta Arts District.  Both areas are perfect for walking and browsing with a very wide variety…Read more ›
Events
26th Annual May Festival of the Arts
Eureka Springs
5/1/2013 - 5/31/2013
43rd Annual Hamburg Armadillo Festival
Hamburg
5/3/2013 - 5/4/2013
49th Quapaw Quarter Association's Spring Tour of Historic Homes
Little Rock
5/11/2013 - 5/12/2013
24th Annual Loose Caboose Festival
Paragould
5/16/2013 - 5/18/2013
23rd Annual Crawdad Days Festival
Harrison
5/17/2013 - 5/18/2013
22nd Annual Atkins Picklefest
Atkins
5/17/2013 - 5/18/2013
25th Annual Magnolia Blossom Festival and 24th Annual World Championship Steak Cook-off
Magnolia
5/18/2013
Felsenthal Bream Fest
Norphlet
5/24/2013 - 5/25/2013
22nd Annual Dinosaur Festival
Nashville
5/25/2013
British Car Week National Meet
Hot Springs Village
5/29/2013 - 6/2/2013
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Landscape Makes Motorcycling in Arkansas Stand Out

The terrain of Arkansas is as varied as the motorcycles that crisscross it. The state’s six geographic regions offer a diverse topography that is a lure for both locals and riders from across the nation. “It seems everywhere I go outside the state when I tell people (bikers) where I live they either say they love riding (here) or have heard how good the riding is,” says Lynn Ward, an Arkansas native who has ridden close to 300,000 miles in the past 12 years.

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New Cabins Open at Lake Fort Smith State Park

(MOUNTAINBURG, Ark.)—Construction of 10 cabins at Lake Fort Smith State Park is complete and the cabins are now available to rent, according to State Parks Director Greg Butts. Funded by Amendment 75, Arkansas’s 1/8-cent conservation tax, these one-story cabins include both one-bedroom and two-bedroom designs reminiscent of the 1930s WPA style. Five of the cabins feature one bedroom and one bathroom each, and the other five each offer two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Each cabin includes a great room with wood-burning fireplace, high definition satellite TV, kitchen, and dining area. At the back of each cabin is a large, elevated covered deck with a woods view. On the ground level below are a picnic table and grill.

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