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Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs will be the scene of a Celebrate Summer event on June 30 from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.  Visitor can stroll through the Gardens and enjoy summer annuals and also check out the opening of the new and highly anticipated Tree House, which has been under construction for the past year. …
State leaders will gather at the inaugural Arkansas Bike Summit on June 21-22 at Record in Bentonville to discuss The Natural State’s cycling infrastructure, continued development, events and more. The speakers are top notch leaders in the industry. Brenden Quirk from Runway Group and Walton Family Foundation will talk about the economic impact of cycling …
Back Road Barns, an AETN/PBS film, is being shown June 22 at the Rialto Theater in Morrilton. There will be a Q&A with Emmy Award winning filmmaker Kevin Clark immediately following the film. The film highlights a visual road trip to classic barns across the state that have long been part of Arkansas culture and …
Seeking to renew the connection between historical traditions presented in its permanent gallery collection and modern Native peoples, the Museum of Native American History in Bentonville will present its annual Native American Cultural Symposium June 14-17. This year’s theme is Reunification through Reinvention: The Creative Visions of Contemporary Native America. The goal is to bring …
The Great Passion Play in Eureka Springs celebrates its 50th season this year. Featuring a cast of more than 150 actors and actresses, the play is performed amid a 550- foot historically accurate stage and brings to life the thrilling epic drama surrounding Christ’s last days on earth, including his death, resurrection and ascension. The …
The 60th annual Petit Jean Antique Auto Show and Swap Meet is taking place June 12- 16. The event will be on the grounds of The Museum of Automobiles at 8 Jones Lane on Petit Jean Mountain in Morrilton. On site will be hundreds of collectable cars for sale as well as antique auto restoration …
Magic Springs in Hot Springs is Arkansas’s only theme and water park. For the month of June, the park is offering free admission for members of the military, both active duty and retired, and also police, firefighters and EMTs. Discounted tickets for spouses and dependents of the above group are also available at the ticket …
Ballet Arkansas, one of the leading ballet companies in the state, is celebrating a 40th anniversary season this year. The Little Rock based company is home to a artists and dancers that present classical, neoclassical, and contemporary works by world renowned choreographers. “Ballet Arkansas’ 40th anniversary season is a perfect time to honor our past …
Enormous flowers, luscious colors, landscapes, feminine forms and still lifes – the art of Georgia O’Keeffe can be seen at a new exhibit open May 26 through September 3 at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art brings together sculptures, murals, photographs, paintings, and more by Georgia O’Keeffe and 20 …
The Black Pilots of America return to Pine Bluff with their Memorial Day Fly-In, “Operation Skyhook.” Back for the 22nd consecutive year, member chapters will fly in from across the United States into Pine Bluff’s Grider Field Municipal Airport for a weekend of fun, aviation comradery and serious flying competition. The activities begin on Friday, …
This year’s Hot Springs Fishing Challenge has started! The event was created to bring attention to the fishing available in Arkansas and has been taking place for the past seven years. The challenge stays open through July 31. As to details, 71 tagged fish were released by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission into Lake …
This coming Friday (May 11) marks the beginning of the season for 2nd Friday Art Night, a monthly celebration that highlights the arts and culture of Little Rock. The after-hours art night takes place every second Friday of the month and many local businesses, art galleries and attractions like the Historic Arkansas Museum and Old …
Hot Springs is well known for its thriving and supportive arts community. Galleries in town have a range of art by local, regional and international artists and many are centrally located downtown and within minutes of parks, lakes and area attractions. Arts and The Park, a 10-day arts celebration in town, is a popular outlet …
Hear the story behind songs you know and love, and learn the industry side of the music business at The Power of Music Festival set for April 26-29 in Bentonville. Get tickets to the music portion or the conference side of the event, or attend both. In its second year, the festival encompasses great music, …
This weekend is a perfect time to see thousands of tulips in bloom in Salem. The Fulton County Master Gardeners planted 14,000 bulbs last fall for residents and visitors to enjoy this spring. “Several beds already bloomed and some are coming on,” explains Ralph Moore, president of the group. “This weekend will be good.” More …
Hope is a town that is immersed in railroad history. The town developed as the Cairo and Fulton Railway (predecessor to the Union Pacific) tracks were being laid from Argenta (now North Little Rock) to Fulton. The first passenger train pulled into the station in 1872. James Loughborough, the railroad company’s land commissioner, named the workmen’s camp in honor …
Oaklawn Racing & Gaming in Hot Springs is making a monumental change to its live racing schedule. Oaklawn is not only Arkansas’s only Thoroughbred racing venue, it holds title as one of the top tracks in the nation. The scheduling move is a first for the track since World War II and will be put …
If you are looking for a paddling venture to take on, the Caddo River is a solid option to head to. “The Caddo River is a great river for all levels of paddling experience,” said Gayla Claborn, owner of Caddo River Camping & Canoe in Glenwood. “This typical pool and drop river is gentle enough for novice paddlers …
The 31st annual Ozark Mountain UFO Conference, the oldest UFO conference in the U.S., will take place April 13-15 at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks in Eureka Springs, an historic resort town in the Ozark Mountains known both for its beauty and paranormal activity. The conference kicks off April 13 with author, historian …
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