Enjoy the beautiful spring weather with some great festivals and traditions across the state this Easter weekend. Experience history with a photo display of the Underground Railroad, a recreation of American frontier living, and traditional Irish dancing. Enjoy the Folk Festival and get your fill at the Food and FoamFest. Celebrate an Easter sunrise in the Ozarks.

Underground Railroad: Photographs of a Path to Freedom – Fort Smith

This exhibition features beautifully dramatic color photographs, ephemera, and narratives that together tell the story of the Underground Railroad.
April 7, 2017 – May 28, 2017
Fort Smith Regional Art Museum
1601 Rogers Ave.
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Admission: Free
http://fsram.org/

55th Annual Arkansas Folk Festival – Mountain View

Handmade crafts, frontier life demonstrations, parade, mountain, and bluegrass music, dancing on the Courthouse Square, and window decorating contest.
April 13, 2017 – April 15, 2017
Downtown
311 W. Main
Mountain View, AR 72560
Admission: Free
www.yourplaceinthemountains.com

Springsing – Searcy

Spring Sing is a collection of ensemble performances composed of students and directed by students elected from social clubs. The winners of each production are awarded a trophy and a donation for the charity of their choosing. Spring Sing 2017 will be April 13-15 and is themed “Curtain Up!” The event brings together students, faculty, staff and visitors for a weekend of creativity and Harding spirit. Read more about this event in our article here.
April 13-15, 2017
Benson Auditorium
S Blakeney
Searcy, AR 72143
http://www.harding.edu/events/springsing

1800s Mountain Man Rendezvous – Greenbrier

Arkansas was the edge of the American frontier in the early 1800s. Witness the rugged life of explorers and trappers as reenactors dress in traditional period attire and camp in authentic lodges and tents. Demonstrations include crafts, games, and the survival skills needed during the era of the fur trappers.
April 14, 2017 – April 16, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Woolly Hollow State Park
Woolly Cabin
Greenbrier, AR 72058
Admission: Free

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Riverdance 20th Anniversary Concert – Little Rock

The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand.
April 14, 2017 – April 16, 2017
Robinson Center Performance Hall
7 Statehouse Plaza
Little Rock, AR 72201
www.celebrityattractions.com

20th Annual Food & Foam Fest – North Little Rock

Food & Foam Fest is a creative twist to the traditional wine tasting event. This beer sampling event offers samples of over 350 varieties of craft beer and wine from around the world with food tastings from local Central Arkansas restaurateurs. VIPs get a t-shirt, lanyard, early admission, and access to specialty beers. All admissions include a souvenir cup, unlimited food, and unlimited drinks.
April 14, 2017, 5:15 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Dickey-Stephens Park
400 W. Broadway St.
North Little Rock, AR 72114
Admission: $40, $65 VIP, $20 Designated Driver
www.arthritis.org/arkansas

Easter Sunrise Service at Christ of the Ozarks – Eureka Springs

The annual Easter sunrise service at the Christ of the Ozarks on the grounds of The Great Passion Play is a great way to celebrate the risen Christ.
April 16, 2017, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Christ of the Ozarks
937 Passion Play Rd.
Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Admission: Free
GreatPassionPlay.org/Christ-of-the-Ozarks

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Arkansas Women Blogger member Jeanetta Darley is an artist, blogger, and sometimes homesteader. A native Arkansan, she creates art and writes about the day to day victories & failures with family, farming, gardening, cooking & life in general at www.jeanettadarley.com.

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