Attend Hot Springs’ First Ever 14th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade!

February 17th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

14th Annual World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day ParadeThe “First Ever 14th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade” is just one more of Hot Springs’ claims to fame. Scheduled for March 17th, 2017!

What do the host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” Alfonso Ribeiro, and pro wrestler Ric Flair have in common?

They’ll both be at the 2017 World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Hot Springs! Alfonso Ribeiro is this year’s Celebrity Grand Marshal and Ric Flair will be the Official Starter.

The World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been held in Hot Springs since 2003. The 98-foot long parade is held on Bridge Street, the “shortest street in the world in everyday use,” according to Ripley’s Believe It or Not. While the whole use of “shortest” for the street or the parade is debatable, that’s hardly the point.

So what is the point? Fun – and lots of it!

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Celebrate Spring At The 24th Annual Camden Daffodil Festival!

January 27th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

2017 Camden Daffodil Festival

Camden, Arkansas is getting ready to present hundreds of thousands of daffodils at the 24th annual Camden Daffodil Festival. The happy return of this popular festival is scheduled for the weekend of March 10th and 11th 2017!

Nothing heralds spring quite like the blossoming of flowers. If you’re hankering for the color and warmth of spring, come out to Camden, AR on the second weekend of March for acres and acres of gorgeous, multi-colored daffodils.

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Visit Little Rock’s Old State House Museum

January 13th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Arkansas' Old State House MuseumLittle Rock’s Old State House Museum served as Arkansas original capitol and is now a museum of Arkansas history.

The Old State House Museum was built in 1836 and served as the state capitol until 1911. During its years, it has witnessed some of the state’s most important events.

This grand, old building hosted the admission of Arkansas into the Union. Ironically, it was also the site of the secession convention in 1861! The same building served as the seat of both the Confederate and Unionists governments during the Civil War.

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Step Back In Time With A Tour of The Walmart Museum

December 23rd, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Step Back In Time With A Tour of The Walmart MuseumYou’ll feel like a time machine has whisked back to the soda-fountain era of the 1950’s when you tour The Walmart Museum in Bentonville, AR!

Walmarts are now ubiquitous in the U.S. but the company saw its humble beginning right here in Bentonville! Sam Walton opened his first Walton’s variety store in the town in 1950.

One has to wonder if Sam ever dreamed in those days that his little business would one day become a global retail leader, employing millions!

The Walmart Museum in Bentonville preserves this original, Walton’s 5 & Dime, along with a gallery of exhibits, and a 1950’s style soda fountain cafe.

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Celebrate The Holidays With Lights of the Delta 2016!

December 12th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Lights of the Delta 2016Come see one of the largest Christmas lighting festivals in the Mid-South: Lights of the Delta! More than 6 million lights and nearly 50 major motion displays spread over 40-acres. Now through December 27th, 2016!

Lights of The Delta has been brightening the Arkansas holiday season for twenty years. The annual drive-through attraction is so large and popular that it’s even earning national recognition!

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Discover Arkansas’ Enchanted Land Of Lights & Legends!

November 28th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Arkansas' 20th Annual Enchanted Land Of Lights & Legends!Pine Bluff Arkansas’ 20th annual Enchanted Land Of Lights & Legends is all fired up and ready to suffuse you with the glow of the holidays. Now through December 31st, 2016.

Pine Bluff’s genuinely breath-taking tribute to the Christmas season is now open! Arkansas’s largest drive-thru display of holiday lights has become a holiday institution. Celebrating 20 years, the 1.3 mile-long attraction boasts more than 280 displays in 180 locations!

Well over 110,000 people attend the Enchanted Land Of Lights & Legends each year, putting it right up there with some of the biggest festivals in Arkansas. So who can blame folks for continuing to come, year after year?

Not only is the Enchanted Land Of Lights & Legends absolutely free to visit but you’ll never see anything like this drive-through display. You’ll see famous characters and situations, some animated, all artfully created with light.

Driving through the course will fill you with warm memories and the joyous spirit of the holidays. There’s even a picture station, so you can preserve your visit in a keepsake photo.

Every year, The Pine Bluff Festival Association accepts orders for Memorial/Honor Stars. Each star is “In Honor of” or “In Memory of” the person or organization that you choose. Your star will also receive recognition in the Enchanted Land Of Lights & Legends program as well as be added to the “Memorial Star” lighted billboard.

The deadline for 2016 Memorial/Honor Stars passed on October 25th, 2016 but they are already taking orders for next year. Consequently, now is the perfect time to order a star for next year!

Donations and purchases made at the Enchanted Land Of Lights & Legends go towards making next year’s display bigger, better, and brighter.

Enchanted Land of Lights & Legends

November 15th through December 31st, 2016
6pm to 9pm
Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Regional Park
Pine Bluff, AR 71602
pineblufffestival.org

Enchanted Land of Lights & Legends Lodging
Wherever your Arkansas getaway takes you, there is bound to be a locally owned and operated, Arkansas Bed & Breakfast Inn somewhere nearby. So, why not let them show you a whole different way of staying! Lush accommodations, nutritious breakfasts, personalized service, and an insider’s knowledge to local places to go and things to see. That’s the Arkansas Bed & Breakfast Inn experience. Don’t you deserve the best?

Bathe In the Glow of Garvan Woodland Gardens Holiday Lights!

November 21st, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Garvan Woodland Gardens Holiday Lights 2016Come out to Garvan Woodland Gardens between November 19th and December 31st, 2016 for the Garvan Woodland Gardens Holiday Lights display. This stunning, annual spectacle attracts thousands of visitors each year!

Garvan Woodland Gardens is a must-see Arkansas attraction no matter what time of year you’re here. Once this world-class, botanical garden transforms itself for the holidays, however …

Well, let’s just say that Garvan Woodland Gardens Holiday Lights display is one for the bucket list.

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Come Out For The Mountain View Bluegrass Festival 2016 Fall Session!

October 26th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Mountain View Bluegrass Festival Fall 2016

November 10th, 11th, and 12th are the days to circle on your calendar for the 14th Annual Mountain View Bluegrass Festival at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View, Arkansas!

The Mountain View Bluegrass Festival is a bi-annual festival that takes place in two sessions: once in the spring and once in the fall. Both include three days that are filled to bursting with some of the best bluegrass you’ll ever hear in your life.

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Attend the 2016 World Championship Duck Calling Contest!

October 17th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

2016 World Championship Duck Calling ContestThe 81st annual World Championship Duck Calling Contest and Wings Over the Prairie Festival is almost upon us. Scheduled, as usual, for Thanksgiving weekend: November 25th and 26th, 2016.

There’s a reason why Stuttgart, AR is known as the “Duck Capital of the World!” One of the biggest and best festivals in the Arkansas Delta is held here each year – and has been since 1936! Thousands of folks from across the country flock to Stuttgart for the event each year.

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Enjoy a Scenic Day Trip On An Arkansas & Missouri Railroad Excursion!

September 23rd, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Arkansas & Missouri RailroadEnjoy beautiful Arkansas scenery without having to drive aboard a vintage passenger car on the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad!

When you board the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad (A&M) for a scenic day trip, you’ll feel like you’ve entered a time machine. Their fully restored, vintage passenger cars will whisk you back to a time when riding the rails was the height of modern convenience.

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