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April 2024 Events: Spring Beckons Us Outside


It’s April, that time of year when excitement fills the air and nature beckons us outside to embrace the wonders of the Natural State! Spring is finally here, and with it comes a flurry of events that promise excitement and fun. Get ready to dive into outdoor festivals, rock out at concerts and cheer for your favorite baseball teams.

The Great Total Solar Eclipse is nearly upon us, and communities across Arkansas are buzzing with plans to welcome thousands of visitors from all corners of the country. From exciting events to vibrant festivals, there’s something for everyone to enjoy throughout the state. Explore a comprehensive list of events by clicking here, discover thrilling activities to partake in by clicking here, and ensure you’re well-prepared for the eclipse by clicking here for a helpful checklist. Get ready to witness this awe-inspiring celestial phenomenon in style!

Don’t miss out on all the action this April!

Arkansas Roots Music Festival | Dyess

The Arkansas Roots Music Festival will begin at the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home at noon Saturday, April 6 and will feature an afternoon of live music from Arkansas artists. Food trucks will be available and participants will be able to tour the Boyhood Home (tour included in ticket price). Musical lineup includes: Nightwing, Posey Hill, Marty Ray Project and Jason D. Williams.

Venue: Historic Dyess Colony: Johnny Cash Boyhood Home
Date: April 6
More Information/Tickets: Click Here

Defeat the Beast Rodeo | Little Rock

The Defeat the Beast invitational rodeo is coming to Arkansas in April. It is a thrilling show on dirt, embracing the western way of life with a cultural flare. There will be a DJ, music, barrel racing, roping and more.
Venue: Barton Coliseum
Date: April 6
More Information: Click Here

Crawfish Festival | Wilson

Make plans to feast on some of the best crawfish in The Delta while enjoying music, a crawfish cooking competition, kid-friendly activities, peruse local vendors and the best part is that the festival admission is complimentary with a donation to the local fire department.
Venue: Wilson, AR
Date: April 6
More Information: Click Here

FREE! Ward Davis at the First Security Amphitheater | Little Rock

To celebrate the total solar eclipse April 8, the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau is hosting a FREE three-day concert series at First Security Amphitheater in the River Market. Ward Davis is, an Arkansas native, is a singer songwriter who has written songs recorded by Trace Adkins, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Jewel and others. He’s currently on a national tour and recently performed at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. As part of the Beagles, a band he formed in 2009, he was notably featured in A&E’s musical reality show ‘Crazy Hearts: Nashville.’
Venue: First Security Amphitheater
Date: April 7
More Information: Click Here


13th Annual Crawfish Salute | Little Rock

Get your bibs ready and your appetites roaring, because The Hat Club’s Crawfish Salute is making its return to Dickey-Stephens Park Thursday, April 11th! Get ready to spice up your night and support a great cause. Guests will enjoy all-you-can-eat crawfish with all the fixin’s, beer, wine, cocktails, giveaways & more with a General Admission ticket.

Venue: Dickey-Stephens Park
Date: April 11
More Information: Click Here

Disney on Ice | Little Rock

Disney on Ice is always a family favorite! This year get ready to discover the hero inside of you when Disney on Ice returns to Arkansas with a magical adventure for the whole family! Audiences will discover what it truly means to be a hero as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and friends from around the Disney Kingdom come together to take families on a journey through timeless tales all while on skates.
Venue: Simmons Bank Arena
Date: April 11-14
More Information: Click Here

Vintage Market Days | NWA

Vintage Market Days is an upscale vintage-inspired market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and more. The market is a three-day event and is a unique opportunity for vendors to display their talents and passions in different venues and for shoppers to enjoy and appreciate their creations.
Venue: Benton County Fairgrounds
Date: April 12-14
More Information: Click Here

Jeremy Camp w/special guest Caleb & John | El Dorado

Head to El Dorado and enjoy an evening listening to Jeremy Camp. Camp writes songs about his experiences and writes from the heart. He has sold over 6 million albums.
Venue: First Financial Music Hall ( El Dorado)
Date: April 11
More Information: Click Here

Arkansas Folk Festival | Mountain View

The 62nd  Annual Arkansas Folk Festival will be held April 19-20 in Mountain View, Arkansas You can take a walk around the historic downtown area and see the wonderful window displays, check out the Artisans Market featuring handmade arts and crafts, there will be antique cars, food vendors and of course, live music! The parade is Saturday at 10 a.m. The Ozark Folk Center State Park has free shuttle service to and from the court square. Bring your instruments and have some fun pickin’ and grinnin’!
Venue: Mountain View Square and the Ozark Folk Center State Park (1032 Park Ave., Mountain View)
Date: April 19-20
More Information: Click Here

Seersucker Spring Social | Little Rock

Enjoy an old-fashioned Southern Spring Social at the Old State House Museum, hosted by the Arkansas State House Society. Sip on mint juleps and other libations at the open bar, snack on hors d’oeuvres, play lawn games and more on the lawn of Arkansas’s first state capitol building. Wear your favorite Southern spring/summer attire; maybe you will be awarded the best-dressed lady and gentleman! All proceeds go to support the museum’s School Bus Fund program, which pays the cost of transportation for schools from across Arkansas to visit the Old State House on field trips.
Venue: Old State House Museum
Date: April 18
More Information: Click Here


43rd Annual Fordyce on the Cotton Belt | Fordyce

The small town of Fordyce (Dallas County) celebrates the railroad and its historical significance with the annual Fordyce on the Cotton Belt Festival, which is held each year on the fourth Saturday in April. One of the biggest highlights of the festival each year is the “Redbug Reunion Rally.” Friday night of festival week is set aside as a time for former students and graduates of Fordyce High School to get together and reminisce. This popular event is a major part of the success of the festival.

Venue: Downtown Fordyce
Date: April 20-27
More Information: Click Here

Earth Day Festival | Fayetteville

Celebrate Earth Day 2024 at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks.
The celebration will be a family-friendly outdoor event that includes educational & environmental activities, crafts and games. You can enjoy live music, get a snack at food trucks, visit booths featuring a variety of community partners, and explore six cultivated acres of spring garden beauty!
Venue: Botanical Garden of the Ozarks (4703 N Crossover Road Fayetteville)
Date: April 21
More Information: Click Here

Dogwood Festival | Siloam Springs

The award-winning Dogwood Festival in Siloam Springs features exhibitors from all over the United States. Many have said that this festival is the most vendor-friendly festival around. It has  a small-town, family-like atmosphere for those visiting over the long weekend.
There will be more than 200 booths that provide a wide variety of finds, including arts and crafts, handmade items, gifts, vintage finds and more! There will also be a line-up of live music and entertainment to enjoy.
Venue: Downtown Siloam Springs
Date: April 26-28
More Information: Click Here

Minor League Baseball in Arkansas

Arkansas is fortunate to be home to two minor league baseball clubs. The Arkansas Travelers are a Minor League Baseball team based in North Little Rock, Arkansas. The Travelers are affiliated with the Seattle Mariners. The Northwest Arkansas Naturals are based out of Springdale and are an affiliate of the Kansas City Royals. Attending the games of these ballclubs is always fun because they have activities for the crowds, themed nights and the best ballpark food. Take time this month to head to a game with friends or family.

Arkansas Travelers Baseball
Date: Home Games will be April 5-7April 16-21 and April 30
Venue: Dickey-Stephens Park (North Little Rock)
Tickets: Click Here 

Arkansas Natural Baseball
Date: Home Games will be April 5-7, April 16-21 and April 30
Venue: Arvest Ballpark (Springdale)
Tickets: Click Here

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