Arkadelphia

This year’s USA Triathlon (USAT) Off-Road National Championships takes place in Arkadelphia June 4. The race entails a 1.5 km swim, 19.5-mile mountain bike section, and 6.2-mile trail run. It is also an opportunity for racers to qualify for the 2018 ITU Cross Tri World Championships. “If you are looking for clean and clear water …
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 …
The annual Hoo-Rah Festival is October 1 at the Sevier County Museum at 717 Maple Street in De Queen. This annual fall festival celebrates the heritage of the town and has arts, crafts, live music, demonstrations and reenactments, vendors and more. The theme this year is ‘Celebrating Our Railroads.’  The museum has items relating to …
This month, a transcontinental women’s air race is set to take place: the Air Race Classic. This is the only women’s air race in the nation and is known as a test of aviation skills for female pilots of all ages and from all walks of life. This is the 40th year for the event …
Local comics scholar and Henderson State University (HSU) professor Randy Duncan has sent news that some acclaimed comics creators will be visiting Arkansas this month. Duncan is well known in the field as the co-founder of the Comics Arts Conference, an academic conference that meets annually at WonderCon Anaheim and the San Diego Comic-Con International. …
More good news for mountain biking in Arkansas. It has been announced that the 2017 and 2018 USA Cycling Marathon Mountain Bike National Championships will be in Arkadelphia. The championships, which as of now are scheduled to take place in the spring, will be on a single-track course around DeGray Lake on the Iron Mountain …
Looking for a fun festival to head to? If so, the Downtown Arkadelphia Crawfest is April 29-30! According to Tiffany McNeal of the Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance, the festival weekend has a lineup that includes a crawfish eating contest, a crawfish boil, a 5K and 10K run, vendors, games, and live music. The festival is located downtown …
Will Eisner Week is an annual event celebrating comics and graphic novels. The namesake of the week is in honor of artist Will Eisner. He was one of the most innovative figures in the medium and every year the celebration occurs in the beginning of March in conjunction with his birthday. On March 6, Eisner …