The 24th annual Dinosaur Festival takes place May 22-23 in Nashville, Arkansas. The scene of the event is Nashville City Park at 301 West Johnson Street. On tap for the festival are a softball tournament on Friday night and activities like a Dino Dig, Dino art mural, games and a visit by Trax the Dinosaur the following day.
As to the namesake of the festival, it pays homage to the fact that a large find of dinosaur (sauropod) footprints were discovered in a mine a few miles from town in the mid 1980s. This trackway of footprints was among the largest ever found in the world. Nashville is located around 20 miles from Crater of Diamonds State Park. For more details on the festival, check out facebook.com/NashvilleCityPark or facebook.com/DinosaurFestival.