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Rogers is host to the fifth tournament of the 2017 FLW Tour, the most competitive tour in professional bass fishing. The action takes place April 27-30 on Beaver Lake and there are several ways to experience the fun. Watch the Take Off Anglers will take off from the Prairie Creek Park Marina located at 9300 …
Tourism is one of Arkansas’s largest industries. For over 30 years, National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), which is May 7-13, has been taking place in towns across the nation as a means to spread the news about the importance and impact of travel in the U.S.  This is done via such outlets as community …
After fishing for two days, eating great food, socializing with friends, hiking, and enjoying my roomy two-bedroom cottage at Gaston’s White River Resort in Lakeview, it was time to head home. I was spending the last couple of hours trying to write an article in the inspiring setting from a picnic table on the bank …
A group of filmmakers from around the country recently came to El Dorado to work with locals on creating a parody video to help showcase the town and its future. The three-minute video shows people singing and dancing around downtown El Dorado to the opening song from the popular Oscar nominated film La La Land …
May is definitely “merry,” but in the Arkansas Delta this month, it’s absolutely “musical!” Village Creek State Park in Wynne hosts the annual Pickin’ in the Park on May 3-6. There will be music throughout the day each day. Everyone is invited to bring their instrument and sit in with any of the bands playing …
May is a wonderful  month to get out and explore the Arkansas Delta. These great events offer fun for kids of all ages. If the youngster in your life has ever wanted to learn more about fishing, here’s a great opportunity. Our friends at Lake Frierson State Park in Jonesboro offer a Youth Fishing Workshop …
A new exhibit at the Old State House Museum illuminates the history of museums while offering visitors a glimpse of a collection that, though once public, now lives behind closed doors. “Cabinet of Curiosities”—the exhibit’s title is taken from the original German name for what we know as the modern-day museum—draws on the 7.5 million artifacts in …
Shelley Loe of the Arkadelphia Area Chamber of Commerce has sent details on the upcoming Downtown Crawfest taking place May 5.  The crawfish boil starts at 5:30 p.m. and crawfish will served in the parking lot at 617 Clinton Street in downtown Arkadelphia. Advance tickets are $20 and are available at Southern Bancorp and the …
What do you do with a drunken steamboat captain? Name a festival after him! One of Arkansas’s most popular (and strangely titled) family festivals returns to downtown Conway May 5-7 for an even bigger weekend of music, entertainment, food, fun, and—most importantly—toad racing. The event kicks off at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 5th, with the …
The Mississippi River forms the eastern border for Arkansas and is a natural lure for nature tourism in the region. John Ruskey, owner of the Quapaw Canoe Company in Helena-West Helena, is in the midst of a six week venture paddling the Lower Mississippi River, including 321 miles of the Arkansas portion of the river, …
Registration is now open for Mount Sequoyah Retreat Center’s summer youth programs. Located on scenic Mount Sequoyah in Fayetteville, the center offers day camps for kids ages 5 to 12 from June through August. Offerings include: June 12-16: Camp Sequoyah Sports featuring lacrosse, soccer, volleyball, tennis, basketball, football, Frisbee, and more. Kids will play their favorite sports and try …
Arkansas artist James Hayes was born and raised in Pine Bluff. After receiving an art degree from Hendrix College, he searched for a new medium to express his artistic talent. Three months later he discovered glassblowing at the Arkansas Arts Center Museum School. The award-winning glassblowing artist has studied in Murano, Italy; Columbus, Ohio; and …
If you visit Sheridan, a stop by the Grant County Veterans Memorial Park nearby is an option to learn about a piece of World War II history tied to the area.  The memorial site honors the nine airmen whose Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress crashed in Sheridan in 1943 and is located at the crash site …
The Museum of Native American History in Bentonville will host its debut Native American Cultural Symposium and Outdoor Film Series on June 2 – 4 with the theme, “The Wisdom of Black Elk’s Reunification Prophecies and Environmental Awareness.” The Symposium will feature noted speakers, authors, and performers, including: Gayle Ross, direct descendant of legendary Cherokee …
April 15-23 marks National Park Week and hundreds of programs are set to take place across the nation in celebration of the annual event. Currently, there are over 400 parks within the National Park System, including national seashores, monuments, historical parks, and battlefields. “Each one has a story to tell,” said Acting National Park Service …
Mid-America Science Museum in Hot Springs is the state’s oldest and largest science center. There are more than 100 exhibits and workstations to explore at the museum and also special exhibits and events. This month, a new exhibit is set to open at the museum on April 15. The exhibit is called Mindbender Mansion, and …
The 30th annual Ozark Mountain UFO Conference is set for April 14-16 at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks in Eureka Springs. The conference got its start in the late 80s, when the late Ufologist Lucius O. Farish found the Ozark UFO Conference as a gathering place for top experts and investigators in the …
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