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Musicfest El Dorado 2019 – 2 Days of Music and Much More

September 13, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Musicfest El Dorado 2019Musicfest El Dorado 2019 is just weeks away. This year’s 2-day event sees headliners Walk the Moon and Brett Young with 7 others, plus food, drink, crafts, a kid’s world, and fun attractions like a zip line and obstacle course. September 27-28, 2019 in El Dorado, AR.

Downtown El Dorado, AR explodes with live music, food, and fun every year when the annual Musicfest returns. The event always brings a good selection of both big name and emerging artists. This year’s lineup is no exception. Friday the 27th sees Twin XL, The New Respects, lovelytheband, and Walk the Moon. On Saturday it’s Trey Johnson, Teddy Robb, Gabby Barrett, Tyler Rich, Gone West, and headliner Brett Young.

And that’s just the lineup for the main stage at the MAD Amphitheater!

The weekend also includes Crutchfield, Blackstrap, Jimmy Lewis & 8 and Second Ride, and The Karla Case Band on Saturday at the Union Square stage. Saturday will also see a variety of acts on the acoustic stage and the Griffin Restaurant stage.

In fact, the big acts on the main stage are just the beginning of Musicfest El Dorado 2019!

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ACANSA Arts Festival 2019 – Arts Festival of the South

August 26, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

ACANSA Arts Festival 2019ACANSA Arts Festival is just around the corner, September 13th through the 28th, 2019. The 6th annual Arts Festival of the South will once again host a series of special weekend performances and events in various venues around Little Rock and North Little Rock, AR.

The annual ACANSA Arts Festival of the South has been bringing a diverse array of talent to Little Rock every September since 2014. The festival celebrates with live music, theater, workshops, symposiums, and art in all its myriad forms.

This year’s event continues the tradition with a roster that includes Latin pop sensation Gina Chavez, award-winning food historian Jessica B. Harris, contemporary dance troupe BODYTRAFFIC, and renowned jazz guitarist Bill Frisell!

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Arkansas Balloon Festival 2019 – Celebration In The Sky

August 16, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Arkansas Balloon Festival 2019Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane! No, wait. It’s much better than that. It’s Arkansas Balloon Festival 2019, Sept 6-8, 2019 in Harrison, AR!

The Arkansas Hot Air Balloon State Championships are a popular annual event, held in Harrison, AR since 1995. While the event is primarily a chance for balloon pilots to show off their skills, that’s not all. The three-day event also features helicopter rides, skydiving, tethered balloon rides, food, drink, and goods vendors, and live music.

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Discover Arkansas’ Wild Wilderness Drive-Through Safari!

July 29, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Wild Wilderness Drive-Through SafariLions, tigers, and bears, oh, wow! See these beautiful animals and a whole lot more at the Wild Wilderness Drive-Through Safari in Gentry, AR!

If you enjoy animals, you’ll love the Wild Wilderness Drive-Through Safari! The 400-acre farm in Gentry Arkansas is home to more than 50 different species, ranging from sheep and pygmy goats to hippos and ligers.

The facility includes a 4-mile drive through section, a walk-through area, animal petting parks, and seasonal pony and camel rides.

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Don’t Miss the 2019 National Championship Chuckwagon Races!

July 12, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

2019 National Championship Chuckwagon Races

“Chuck Wagon Racing” (detail) by xlibber is licensed under CC BY 2.0

If you’re looking for some good, old fashioned fun and excitement, look no further than the 33rd annual National Championship Chuckwagon Races, in Clinton AR!

Chuckwagon racing got its official start as a spectator sport at the 1923 Calgary Stampede. The U.S. National Championship Chuckwagon Races, on the other hand, have been a Labor Day weekend tradition in Clinton, AR since 1986.

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Tour a Submarine at the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum!

February 15, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Arkansas Inland Maritime MuseumCome to Arkansas and tour … a submarine? Yes, you read that correctly. In fact, Little Rock’s Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum has TWO, floating, World War II-era, Naval vessels!

You might be surprised to learn that you can tour a real, floating submarine in a land-locked state like Arkansas but it’s true.

The Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum doesn’t just have a “boat or two,” they’ve two historic vessels bookending World War II! Both the USS Hoga and the USS Razorback are here.

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Discover Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

January 26, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Eureka Springs, ARTurpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, in Eureka Springs, AR isn’t just the largest big cat sanctuary in the country, it’s one of the largest in the world!

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge (TCWR) rescues and provides forever homes to abused, abandoned, and neglected big cats. Their 459-acre facility can house – and does house – more than 100 of the big animals at one time. Though the emphasis is on big cats, they’re also home to exotic animals like bears, coatimundi, and macaques.

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Visit and Explore Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

March 30, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, AR

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, AR
photo: Kevin Dooley

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is a beautifully designed art museum in Bentonville, AR. The museums’s noteworthy collection contains important works from a broad swath of American artists, from Colonial times up to the present.

The first thing you notice upon arrival at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is the museum itself. The design, by architect Moshe Safdie and engineer Buro Happold, is a piece of art in and of itself.

The stunning glass-and-wood design is nestled around two spring-fed ponds in the forest.  Two bridge pavilions stretch out over the water to give the museum its name. This winning combination of nature and design make for an inspirational experience. The Crystal Bridges facility includes galleries, meeting and classroom spaces, a library, sculpture garden, and a glass-enclosed gathering hall that can hold up to 300 people.

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