Category Archives: Arkansas Events

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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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.
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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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