This Weekend in the Arkansas Delta


Looking for something to do this weekend in The Natural State? Check out these great events being held in the Arkansas Delta!

The Delta Cultural Center in Helena-West Helena hosts the 14th annual Arkansas Delta Family Gospel Fest on May 17. The event features the best in local and regional performers, ranging from traditional gospel to contemporary Christian music. 

The city of Paragould has combined the best of Loose Caboose and the Art and Stroll and hosts the Downtown Paragould Arts and Music Festival on May 16-17. The event features artists, exceptional crafters and live music. On May 16, it’s the town premiere of “45 RPM,” an award-winning film written and directed by Paragould native Juli Jackson. On May 17, take a trip to the “beach” with Bluffett, one of the premiere Jimmy Buffett tribute bands touring today. 

The 16th Annual Osceola Heritage Music Festival kicks into musical gear on May 16-17 at the courthouse square in Osceola. The event is two days of great music and activities for the entire family. This year’s lineup includes performances by Cashtown, the Brad Messer Band, the Shotgun Billys and Dr. Zarr’s Amazing Funk Monster on Friday. Saturday’s performers include the Beware Band, Lucious Spiller (runner-up of the International Blues Challenge solo category), Sonny Burgess and the Legendary Pacers, the Eric Hughes Band, Kirk Smithhart, Tragikly White, and Blackberry Smoke.

Piggott hosts the 16th annual Heritage Park Car Show on May 17. The event starts at 9 a.m. and offers fun for the entire family beside the beautiful park by the lake. At 6 p.m. the cars cruise Main Street and the town square. Beginning at 9 p.m., there’s live music at the park gazebo.

The 2nd annual Dermott Community Fest (formerly known as the Dermott Crawfish Festival) is slated for May 16-17 in Dermott. The event features arts and crafts, live music, a variety of food vendors, carnival rides, a street dance and, of course, lots and lots of crawfish! 

It’s going to be a great weekend in the Arkansas Delta!