Category Archives: Arkansas Events

The 22nd Annual Arkansas Hot Air Balloon State Championship

August 6, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Arkansas Hot Air Balloon State Championship 2018Come out to Harrison, AR for the 22nd Annual Arkansas Hot Air Balloon State Championship! The two day event includes a cornucopia of attractions, including hot air balloon rides, competitions, live music, and much more! September 7th to the 9th, 2018!

The Arkansas Hot Air Balloon State Championship that was begun in 1995 grows bigger and better each year! The event, aka the Arkansas Balloon Festival and the Arkansas Hot Air Balloon Race, features more than 20 hot air balloons.

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3 Days of Fun at Hope Watermelon Festival 2018!

July 13, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

2018 Hope Watermelon FestivalCome out to Hope, AR this August for the 42nd annual Hope Watermelon Festival! This year’s celebration includes the Urban Cowboy Reunion Tour with Mickey Gilley and Johnny Lee – plus tons more! August 9th through the 11th, 2018.

Hope Watermelon Festival has been held every August since the mid-70’s, with roots going back to the 1920’s. This beloved and historic festival serves up 3 solid days of food, music, and old-time fun.

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One of Arkansas’ Oldest Festivals – Tontitown Grape Festival!

July 9, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Tontitown Grape Festival 2018The annual Tontitown Grape Festival is one of Arkansas’ largest and oldest festivals. In fact, 2018 is Tontitown Grape Festival’s 120th anniversary! Come celebrate, August 7th through the 11th, 2018!

Tontitown Grape Festival is a tradition in Northwest Arkansas that goes all the way back to 1898. The event draws folks from all over for 3 days of spaghetti dinners, carnival rides, arts and crafts, live entertainment, and much more.

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Get Set for Fort Smith Riverfront Blues Festival 2018!

May 19, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Fort Smith Riverfront Blues Festival 2018The 28th annual Fort Smith Riverfront Blues Festival kicks off summer with an all-star lineup of blues artists, plus food, vendors, and more. Don’t miss the “best little blues festival in America” – June 22nd – 23rd, 2018.

The 2018 Fort Smith Riverfront Blues Festival is the continuation of a nearly 30-year, Arkansas tradition. People come from all around, every year, to soak up some of the finest rock and blues around. This year’s festival sees headliners Hadden Sayers (Friday) and Victor Wainwright & The Train (Saturday).

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Soak Up 3 Days of Blues at Eureka Springs Blues Weekend

May 7, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Eureka Springs Blues Weekend 2018Eureka Springs Blues Weekend is an annual event that sees local, regional, and national blues artists performing in and around historic Eureka Springs. Come see why American Blues Scene magazine rated the annual Eureka Springs Blues Weekend as one of the top ten most beautiful blues festivals in the world! June 14 – 17, 2018, Eureka Springs, AR.

Celebrate Father’s Day with three days of incredible music at Eureka Springs Blues Weekend 2018! Blues legend, John Mayall, is headlining with special guest Carolyn Wonderland – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Other musicians on the schedule include: Selwyn Birchwood, John Nemeth, Fast Johnny Ricker, Tony Redman, Brick Fields, Blew Reed & The Flatheads, and a host of others.

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Don’t Miss RiverFest 2018 – Memorial Day Weekend!

April 27, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

RiverFest 2018!Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in Little Rock, AR this year at RiverFest 2018! RiverFest, a 41 year-old Arkansas tradition, is 3 days of music along the Arkansas River from major national, regional and local acts. May 25th through the 27th, 2018.

RiverFest, which kicked off in 1978, is back again with a hot lineup of some of today’s most exciting music stars. Since its inception, the event has become Arkansas’ largest outdoor music festival, drawing thousands to the area each year. Past stars to grace the RiverFest stage include Willie Nelson, James Brown, Gavin Rossdale, Snoop Dogg, Sheryl Crow, and Kris Allen.

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34th Annual Little Rock International Greek Food Festival

April 20, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Little Rock International Greek Food Festival 2018Don’t miss the largest ethnic festival in Arkansas! The 34th Annual Little Rock International Greek Food Festival promises great food, live entertainment, tours, and much more! May 18th through the 20th, 2018 at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Little Rock, AR!

Souvlaki, gyro, spanakopita, baklava. If reading those words set off your salivary glands, then you do not want to miss the 2018 Little Rock International Greek Food Festival.

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The First Annual Hot Springs International Women’s Film Festival

February 16, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Hot Springs International Women's Film Festival 2018The first annual Hot Springs International Women’s Film Festival will be held in the Historic Hot Springs Central Theater, March 17th and 18th, 2018! Don’t miss this exciting, inaugural event!

Women have long been an integral part of the film industry – and not solely as the object of the lens’ adoration. The Hot Springs International Women’s Film Festival (HSWFF) celebrates women as filmmakers and artists in their own right.

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A Landscaper’s Paradise – Arkansas Flower And Garden Show 2018!

February 5, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

2018 Arkansas Flower and Garden ShowCome to Little Rock, March 2nd through the 4th, 2018 for the 26th annual Arkansas Flower and Garden Show; the largest, three-day celebration of gardening in the state!

The Arkansas Flower and Garden Show attracts upwards of 20,000 gardeners, landscapers, and homeowners each year. They come from all over the country to see the newest plants, latest tools, and innovative new techniques and designs. Over 100 vendors will be on hand at the show, selling gardening and landscaping tools, materials, furniture, bird houses, housewares, and more.

The Arkansas Flower And Garden Show isn’t just a shopper’s paradise, however. It’s also a landscaping and gardening symposium!

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Ring In The New Year At Last Night Fayetteville 2017!

December 15, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Last Night Fayetteville 2017/2018Ring in 2018 at the largest New Year’s Eve celebration in Arkansas! Last Night Fayetteville features 11 stages of live entertainment, fireworks, the world famous Hog Drop, and official after party. 7pm to 2am, New Year’s Eve!

There are lots of great places around Arkansas to enjoy New Year’s Eve but you’d be hard pressed to find any larger celebration than Last Night Fayetteville! Last Night Fayetteville is a music and arts festival held in downtown Fayetteville, AR every New Year’s Eve.

The festival features more than 100 of local musicians, comedians, actors, and other performance artists. The eleven different stages are located in multiple indoor venues around Fayetteville Square.

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