Category Archives: Arkansas Events

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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Don’t Miss Fayetteville’s Lights Of The Ozarks 2017!

November 24, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Lights Of The Ozarks 2017The 23rd annual Lights Of The Ozarks sees more than 450,000 lights decorating Fayetteville, AR’s downtown square. It’s the twinkling winter wonderland event of the season! November 17th through December 31st, 2017.

Arkansas is full of great things to do during the end-of-the-year holidays. One of the brightest is Fayetteville’s annual Lights Of The Ozarks event. Lights Of The Ozarks transforms downtown Fayetteville into a stunning sea of twinkling lights and festive holiday fancy.

The lights are everywhere downtown: twined around light and sign poles, outlining buildings, adding color and fun to bushes, hedges, fences, and trees. Stands of lights make up familiar figures and objects like Santa, snowflakes, poinsettias, and even Razorbacks!

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Experience Caroling In The Caverns at Blanchard Springs Caverns!

November 17, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Caroling in the Caverns at Blanchard Springs CavernsIf you’ve never experienced Caroling In The Caverns at Blanchard Springs Caverns, you’re missing out on one of the most unusual and stirring holiday attractions in the country! November 24th through December 17th, 2017.

Blanchard Springs Caverns, located just north of Mountain View, AR in Ozark National Forest, is an incredible, living cave that is always worth a visit. Once the end-of-the-year holidays roll around, however things really heat up with Caroling In The Caverns.

During Caroling In The Caverns, local musicians perform regional interpretations of classic carols. That may sound more typical than amazing but that’s because I haven’t mentioned that they perform these carols while deep within Blanchard Springs Caverns!

Caroling In The Caverns is an annual Christmas event held inside one of Blanchard Springs Caverns cathedral-like chambers. Ticket holders descend to the seating area via elevator, where they can enjoy the grandeur and mystery of the living cave’s beautiful limestone rooms and formations.

Once the singing begins, you wont believe your ears.

The music, surrounding you in this natural chamber, will transport you in ways you did not expect. The voices of the singers resonate deeply with the natural acoustics, doubling soulfully as if in some beautiful, vaulted concert hall.

Some audience members choose to add their voices to the chorus during the experience. As long as your contribution isn’t disruptive, that’s just fine. The more the merrier, as they say, especially when the spirit moves you!

Caroling In The Caverns performances occur each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday this year, from November 24th through December 17th, 2017. Times are as follows.

2017 Caroling In The Caverns Performance Schedule

November –
24th – 6pm
25th – 6pm
26th – 2pm

December –
1st – 6pm
2nd – 2:30pm, 4:30pm, & 6:30pm
3rd – 1:30pm & 3:30pm
8th – 6pm
9th – 2:30pm, 4:30pm, & 6:30pm
10th – 1:30pm & 3:30pm
15th – 6pm
16th – 2:30pm, 4:30pm, & 6:30pm
17th – 1:30pm & 3:30pm

Caroling in the Caverns

November 24th through December 17th, 2017
Blanchard Springs Caverns
15 miles northwest of Mountain View off Arkansas 14.

For more information and directions, be sure to visit: www.yourplaceinthemountains.com.
Tickets for Caroling In The Caverns are available online but move fast if you intend to go. These shows sell out quickly every year!

Blanchard Springs Caverns Lodging
Visiting caves can be fun and fascinating – but staying in a hotel or motel that reminds you of a cave is not! Whenever you’re in Arkansas, do yourself a huge favor and book accommodations at an Arkansas Bed & Breakfast Inn. Arkansas B&B’s provide uncommonly comfortable amenities, nutritious breakfasts, and an insider’s knowledge of the area. Seriously – why would you stay anywhere else? Find your inn now and discover the B&B difference!

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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