This Weekend in the Arkansas Delta

Happy Wednesday to you all! For most of us, this weekend signifies not only the official start of summer, but a three-day holiday weekend! If you’re still making plans for the Memorial Day weekend, check out some of these events taking place throughout the Arkansas Delta!

Augusta hosts the 15th annual Augusta Days on May 24-27. The festival features a carnival, arts and crafts, a 5K run, a car show, a mini-tractor pull, fireworks, a variety of food vendors, and live entertainment. To learn more, phone 870-347-6457.

Enjoy the Memorial Day holiday weekend at Crowley’s Ridge State Park in Paragould! The park hosts Fishing on the Ridge Kids’ Derby on May 26. Kids 15 years and under are invited to compete for a variety of prizes. That afternoon, it’s Memorial Day Madness! Bring the family and enjoy recreational activities, interpretive programs, swimming, and cruising in pedal boats while listening to music on the beach. Visit or phone 870-573-6751 for details.

Celebrate the rich and diverse heritage of Gillett during Heritage Days 2012 on May 26. The all-day event, held in the city park, features activities for the entire family, including a 5K, games and tournaments, live entertainment, vendor booths, a barbecue contest and a street dance. Civil War reenactors and staff from Arkansas Post Museum State Park will offer a variety of pioneer activities for the kids. To learn more, phone 870-548-2634.

Enjoy an evening of gospel music as Cane Creek State Park in Star City hosts Music in the Park on May 26. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and watch the sunset while enjoying great live music. Pack up the entire family and head to the park for Dutch Oven Dessert and Game Night on May 27. Play a variety of games while waiting for the Dutch oven dessert to cook! Log on to or phone the park at 870-628-4714.

Have a GREAT Memorial Day…and be safe!
Kimberly J. Williams
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