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The state’s largest watermelons are celebrated each year at the Hope Watermelon Festival in Hope. The 41st annual event, set for August 10-12, includes ice-cold watermelons sold by the slice, watermelon weigh-ins, and watermelon eating and seed spitting contests. The festival itself dates back to the mid-1920s when the city staged a one-day annual festival. …
A SWAT (SouthWest Arkansas Tour) Overnight Camp is taking place July 24- 27 for those wanting to explore some of the varied state parks that can be found in Southwest Arkansas. The camp is open to kids ages 9-13 and the agenda includes hiking, fishing, swimming, kayaking, campfire cooking, and more. The camp is a …
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 Arkansas Humanities Council has chosen six host sites throughout Arkansas for a Smithsonian Institution project that highlights the importance of sports in America and their positive impact on hometown communities. The project is called ‘Hometown Teams, How Sports Shape America’, and participating towns are given the task of developing exhibits that showcase the stories …
May marks National Bike Month and Arkansas has a variety of prime terrain to ride, from the scenic mountain roads of the Ozarks and Ouachitas, to the backroads of the Delta flatlands, to the many urban routes found in cities across the state. “Arkansas has the advantage of all kinds of terrain from mountainous to …
Looking for an adventure? Daily guided kayak tours of the Cossatot River are scheduled to take place during the time span of June 2-4 and June 9-10 care of Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area in Wickes. During the excursions participants will be able to see parts of this famous river that can only be seen by boat. …
Are you a fan of the classic 1977 movie Smokey and the Bandit? The annual Bandit Run is a reenactment of the venture portrayed in the movie and follows the same route that “Bandit”, played by Burt Reynolds, and “Snowman”, portrayed by Jerry Reed, took in the movie. The event started in 2007 and a …