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There’s nothing better during the hot summer days than lounging and playing in cool water! During July, head to one of these great spots for some fun in the sun in the water! In Pine Bluff, don’t miss the Saracen Landing Splash Park, located at 200 Lake Saracen Dr. The facility is one of the …
The Arkansas Delta is known for many things…great music, amazing food, and spectacular scenic beauty. This July, you can experience each of these at events throughout the region. On July 1, it’s Sweet Sounds of Downtown in Pine Bluff at beautiful Lake Saracen. Music will fill the air and people will fill the banks of …
It’s embarrassing to admit that I knew about Murry’s Dinner Playhouse for almost 15 years before setting foot inside and settling in for a show. If you haven’t been, perhaps it has hovered for years on the edge of your awareness, like it did on mine, as a thing that you could do, but then didn’t, …
 Arkansas and the Twin Lakes area of The Natural State are open for business, despite the flooding and high water experienced in the spring. “Yes, we had some high waters during the flooding in southern Missouri and northern Arkansas, but all of the resorts and all of our marinas and all of our hospitality industry …
Looking for an adventure to do over Father’s Day weekend? Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area in Wickes is hosting a Weekend Adventure Tour June 17-18. The venture begins Saturday at noon at Cossatot River State Park Natural Area at the Visitor Center. Participants are being asked to pack three bags: one day pack with personal …
Guides from Ouachita Outdoor Outfitters in Hot Springs will be presenting an introductory Fly Fishing 101 class at Garvan Woodland Gardens on June 17.  Those interested will learn the basics of the craft and will practice the mechanics of casting a fly rod in surrounding Lake Hamilton. Rods are provided, but participants can bring their …
Holly Springs Homestead is a Century Farm located in the heart of the Ouachitas in Mena. The homestead has been farmed by the Alston family since 1897. Today 5th generation Luke Alston and his wife Deedee, along with their sons Ryan and Drey raise chickens, Angus cattle and grow a variety of fruits and vegetables …
A unique metaphysical and spiritual gathering with a psychic fair, the 12th annual Ozark Mountain Transformation Conference is set for June 9-11 at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks in Eureka Springs. Founded by renowned author, hypnotist and past life regressionist Dolores Cannon, The Ozark Mountain Transformation Conference is a venue for Ozark Mountain …
Illusionist Maxwell Blade is a well known fixture of the Hot Springs entertainment scene. Many have caught one of his shows at  Maxwell Blade’s Theatre of Magic, the theater he owned at 121 Central Avenue.  Starting this summer, the new venue and location to catch his performances will be down the street at the historic …
Three free events taking place at downtown Little Rock museums this summer will take you back in time—and we’d expect nothing less from the Arkansas Department of Heritage! The first takes place this weekend at the Old State House Museum, which served as Arkansas’s State Capitol from 1836 to 1911, when construction was completed on …
The 2nd annual Tesla Fest is taking place July 8 at Mid-America Science Museum in Hot Springs. The event celebrates the birth of inventor Nikola Tesla, who was an an important influence in modern science and technology. The event will be an entire day devoted to the science of Tesla, who is often regarded as …
When in Rome, do as the Romans do; when at a music festival, do as the musicians do. This year Riverfest, Arkansas’s biggest festival, turns the big 4-0. Naturally, they’ve got an equally massive celebration planned, with special events and activities in addition to the centerpiece concert lineup. To assist you in making the most of this …
Anyone may fish in Arkansas without a fishing license or trout stamp from noon, Friday, June 9, through midnight Sunday night, June 11. An annual tradition sponsored by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Free Fishing Weekend is a great opportunity for residents and non-residents to experience the angling Arkansas has to offer. It’s also …
The lineup for this year’s Summer Concert Series, three free outdoor concerts held in downtown El Dorado, has been released. The concerts are set to take place after the Showdown at Sunset performances on the last Saturday of June, July and August. The event recreates the 1902 shootout that led to a bitter feud between …
The Central Arkansas Library System‘s annual Summer Reading Club is here again with another season jam-packed with programs and prize opportunities taking place every day at your local library. Beginning on June 12 and running through July 31, participants can check out library materials, attend sessions and complete activities for chances to win prizes. Registration begins …
The Hot Springs Music Festival, which runs from June 4-17 this year, brings together over 100 international musicians each June to Hot Springs. For two weeks these musicians present over 20 concerts and 250 open rehearsals at various venues in town for music lovers to enjoy. The festival, which has been taking place in town …
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