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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 …
Ride one of the first mountain bike trails in the state at one of the oldest mountain bike festivals in Arkansas on April 6-8 at Devil’s Den State Park near West Fork. Celebrating 30 years, the Ozark Mountain Bike Festival includes scheduled bike rides, workshops, skills courses, friendly competitions and an evening social. Test your biking …
Hiking is an awe inspiring route to experience the beauty of Arkansas. The state’s climate allows the pastime year round and a chance to get off the beaten path is also attainable. Tim Ernst, a wilderness photographer and author of many guidebooks about hiking in Arkansas, said that while some trails in the state can get …
The Razorback Regional Greenway is a great ride for families. All ages and experience levels can enjoy this 36-mile, primarily off-street, shared-use trail. Ride a section or ride the entire Greenway, which connects the downtown areas of Fayetteville, Johnson, Springdale, Lowell, Rogers and Bentonville, their arts and entertainment districts, shopping opportunities, the University of Arkansas campus, playgrounds and neighborhoods. You’ll pass through urban …
Professional and amateur cycling teams head to Fayetteville April 12-15 for the annual Joe Martin Stage Race. This four-day, four-stage race will host about 750 athletes from 27 countries and all 50 states. The average cyclist’s training adds up to about 16,000 miles on their bike per year; more miles than some people drive their …
Arkansas has the combination that cyclists love – great roads and trails plus plenty of places to find a foamy brew after an exhilarating ride. The Natural State is right in the middle of a craft brew boom and influx of trail building. With less than five in 2010, the past few years have seen …
If you want to do a fun, scenic road cycling trip, head to the Arkansas Delta and check out the Sunken Lands Cultural Roadway. It’s a true experience…biking through the beauty of the Arkansas Delta and learning more about the history that makes the region so special. The ride itself is 52 miles and is …
Cycling in the Arkansas Delta can be a fun and educational activity for the entire family. If you’re looking for an easy biking trip for the family, check out the new Marion Countryside Loop. Offering over 30 miles within the city of Marion, the Loop offers riders an opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the …
Magic Springs Theme and Water Park is located in Hot Springs and is Arkansas’s only theme and water park. There is big news for the park this year: a new ride called the Brain Drain (yikes!) is set to open to the public on April 7. This is the park’s first new thrill ride in …
Italian culture will take center stage at the first annual Arkansas Italian Food & Culture Festival April 20-21 in North Little Rock. The festival is being held at the North Shore Riverwalk. “In reality I’ve wanted to do a festival like this for many years,” said festival co-founder Patrick Presley. “I’ve long looked for a …
The 32nd annual Conservation Banquet and Auction for Arkansas Trout Unlimited Chapter 514 in Northwest Arkansas is set for Friday, March 9 at the Fayetteville Town Center (15 W Mountain St.). The evening includes a live and silent auction, dinner catered by Spring Street Grill, cash bar, raffle items, and short awards program. All proceeds …
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