Category Archives: Arkansas Events

Attend the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival 2017

September 8, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival 2017Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival 2017 promises a host of great films, world premieres, and special guests, like actor Kathleen Turner and legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog. Don’t miss North America’s oldest, non-fiction film festival – October 6th through the 15th, 2017.

Every year, the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival (HSDFF) brings the best new documentary shorts and feature films to audiences in Hot Springs, AR. Almost a thousand films are submitted from around the world, with only the best chosen via a rigorous jury process.

Best of all, festival winners qualify for an Academy Award in Documentary Short Subject. Consequently, some of the year’s biggest and most exciting documentary films are shown or even premiered right here, every year.

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Eureka Springs’ 32nd Annual Jazz Eureka Festival

August 7, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Jazz Eureka Festival 2017The sounds of great jazz will once again fill Basin Spring Park and venues around Eureka Springs, AR during the 32nd annual Jazz Eureka Festival weekend! September 14th through the 16th, 2017.

Jazz Eureka Festival 2017 is a weekend of free and ticketed, live jazz music played in Basin Spring Park and other venues across Eureka Springs. National and regional performers fill the weekend with great sounds, jam sessions, and seminars for the discerning musician and adoring fan alike.

This year’s festival is set to feature performances by the Block Street Hot Club, Fourscore, Charged Particles featuring Paul McCandless, the Richard Bruton Quartet, and Veronica Swift.

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Get Set For the 26th Annual Hot Springs JazzFest!

July 15, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Hot Springs JazzFest 2017If you love great jazz, then you do not want to miss the 26th annual Hot Springs JazzFest, August 31st through September 3rd, 2017! This beloved jazz festival brings out the best local, regional, and even national jazz musicians for 4 days of great music and fun.

Hot Springs JazzFest has been a summer staple for the region since 1992. Held each year on Labor Day Weekend, the festival features a variety of jazz performances, great food, and special events. Events take place at a variety locations around Hot Springs, many of them outdoors and free!

Only a few, tantalizing details for this year’s Hot Springs JazzFest have been released. These few hints, along with memories of previous festivals, have already heated up speculation that 2017 may produce the biggest JazzFest yet!

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The 2017 Heber Springs World Championship Cardboard Boat Races

June 23, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

World Championship Cardboard Boat Races 2017Get set for the 31st annual World Championship Cardboard Boat Races! This beloved and wacky annual event is scheduled for July 29, 2017, 10am at Sandy Beach on Greers Ferry Lake in Heber Springs, AR.

Heber Springs’ Cardboard Boat Races began as a novelty in 1987 to help drum up a little more summer tourism for the area. If they had had any idea how successful and popular this event would be, they probably would’ve started up sooner! Every year contestants, spectators, and film crews from across the country come to witness the spectacle – and spectacle it truly is!

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Don’t Miss the 2017 Johnson County Peach Festival!

June 12, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

2017 Johnson County Peach FestivalCome take a bite out of history, and maybe a few peaches as well, at the longest running festival in Arkansas! The 2017 Johnson County Peach Festival celebrates its 76th anniversary July 20 – July 23!

Peaches! Is there any other fruit that so embodies summer? Their golden hue and shape reminiscent of the sun and sunsets. Their delicious sweet juiciness so perfect for snacking on during hot summer days and desserts for hot summer nights. The Johnson County Peach Festival has been celebrating both this humble, delicious fruit and the area’s successful peach industry since 1938!

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Come Out For the 40th Anniversary of Little Rock’s Riverfest!

May 12, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Little Rock's Riverfest 2017The 40th anniversary of Little Rock’s Riverfest is four days of food, arts, live music, and celebration on the banks of the Arkansas River. June 1st through the 4th, 2017.

Riverfest, held every summer in Little Rock, AR is the state’s largest single event with upwards of 200,000 festival-goers attending. The roster of national acts playing Riverfest helps explain the heavy attendance. This year’s lineup includes Wiz Khalifa, Justin Moore, Cage The Elephant, Billy Currington, Morris Day & The Time, and many many others!

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Sample Savory Suds at the 2017 Hot Springs Craft Beer Festival!

April 7, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Hot Springs Craft Beer FestivalIt must be spring: it’s almost time for the annual Hot Springs Craft Beer Festival! This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, May 20th, from 4pm to 8pm at the Hot Springs Farmers & Artisans Market Plaza.

The very first Hot Springs Craft Beer Festival was only three years ago but the festival has grown in leaps and bounds. Last year’s event was supposed to attract upwards of 650 people. More than 1,000 showed! And why not?

The Hot Springs Craft Beer Festival attracts not just a few craft breweries from around the region but a stupendous number of great craft breweries from all around the US! Last year saw more than 100 different breweries in attendance offering over 400 beers to sample.

The Hot Springs Craft Beer Festival is like a who’s who of craft breweries, all under one roof.
A beer lover’s paradise.

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Celebrate Spring At The 24th Annual Camden Daffodil Festival!

January 27, 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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Celebrate The Holidays With Lights of the Delta 2016!

December 12, 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 28, 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?

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