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Arkansas Events & Happenings: March 2023


We may have to wait until Sunday, March 20, to officially welcome the new season, but if Arkansas events are any indication, the Natural State isn’t waiting around to celebrate. The month ahead promises all the things we love most about this time of year — festivals, outdoor events, St. Patrick’s Day and the (hopeful) departure of winter temperatures.

Take full advantage of these Arkansas events happening in March 2023!

Dancing with the Stars: Live! The Tour (Little Rock)

Dancing With the Stars is back on tour this winter to celebrate its 31st season with a brand-new live production! This year’s all-new stage show will feature your favorite professional dancers from the hit Disney+ Original series performing brand-new numbers as well as some of the showstoppers featured in season 31. Audiences at Dancing with the Stars: Live! will have the opportunity to experience the excitement, glitz and glamour they see in the ballroom live, up close and personal.

Venue: Robinson Center
Date: March 1
More Information: Click Here

Little Rock Marathon Weekend

The Little Rock Marathon is known as a race with personality; loads of southern hospitality, caring volunteers, a running or walking tour through the scenic streets of Arkansas’ capital city and an impressive finisher’s medal. Even if you aren’t running this year, make plans to grab a group of friends or co-workers and line the streets in Little Rock and cheer on all the runners that go by.

Venue: Downtown Little Rock
Date: March 4-5
More Information: Click Here

Wye Daffodil Festival (Wye)

You’ll see 7 acres filled with approximately 65 varieties of daffodils and jonquils in March 2023. There will not only be arts and crafts and food vendors, but also daffodil bulbs that you can purchase. The vendors will be there on both weekends. There is no charge for this event, and the parking is free.

Venue: Wye Mountain
Date: March 4-12
More Information: Click Here

Mountain View Spring Bluegrass Festival

The Mountain View Spring and Fall Bluegrass Festivals support the Music Roots Program for youth in the Mountain View area. The 2023 spring festival lineup includes Blue Highway, Sister Sadie, Danny Paisley and Southern Grass, Larry Stephenson Band, High Plains Tradition, The Gospel Plowboys, Sylamore Special, Kevin Prater Band, Tacie and the Sunshine Band, The Blake Brothers and the Redmond Keisler Band. It is always a treat to spend a weekend in Mountain View!

Venue: Ozark Folk Center
Date: March 9-11
More Information: Click Here

Crappie Fishing Seminar with Keith Sutton (Little Rock)

Keith Sutton, one of the country’s best-known fishing writers, will be the featured speaker for a special crappie-fishing seminar. His talk, “Learn New Tricks for Catching Big Slabs,” will begin at 6:30 p.m., March 14, at the Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center in Little Rock’s Julius Breckling Riverfront Park. The seminar is approximately 2 hours long. “Crappie are the most popular panfish in Arkansas,” said Sutton. “But many anglers find them hard to catch outside the spring spawning season. This seminar, for both beginning and experienced fishermen, will provide simple tips anyone can use to catch more crappie year-round.” Sutton, a native Arkansan, has been an avid crappie fisherman for five decades. His first-hand knowledge of the sport, and tips he’s learned from pro crappie anglers nationwide, form the basis for his new book, The Crappie Fishing Handbook. Sutton’s books will be available for sale at the seminar. This program is free for the public but registration is required.

Venue: Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center
Date: March 14
More Information: Click Here or call 501-251-1083

First Ever 20th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade (Hot Springs)

The First Ever 20th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held March 17, 2023, on the world’s shortest street in everyday operational use, Bridge Street! This parade may only be 98 feet long, but you better believe it’s filled with all the fun and Irish spirit! There will be live music by the iconic Village People performing a FREE public concert March 18, the day after our famous little parade!  Also,  The Molly Ringwalds will rock the night at the FREE public concert immediately following the parade on St. Patrick’s Day! That’s not all, the Parade Starter for this year’s parade is none other than Christopher McDonald – known for his nefarious role as Shooter McGavin in Happy Gilmore. Don’t miss out on the fun!

Venue: Hot Springs
Date: March 17
More Information: Click Here

55th Annual Jonquil Festival (Washington)

Create memories and celebrate a tradition at Historic Washington State Park. This two-day festival heralds the arrival of spring in Southwest Arkansas! Thousands of jonquils welcome craftspeople, entertainers, and visitors to the town of Historic Washington. Unique crafts and delicious foods are just part of the attractions. Tours of the park, historic homes, and museums are available at regular price.

Venue: Historic Washington State Park
Date: March 17-18
More Information: Click Here

10th Annual Chocolate Roll Contest & Festival (Marshall)

Want to win the title as World’s Best Chocolate Roll Baker! Then, make plans to compete at the 10th Annual MHS Chocolate Roll Contest and Festival March 18 in Marshall! There will also be a 5K that starts at 9 a.m., an antique car show, and from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. will be the judging of your favorite chocolate rolls. A bake & take classes on how to make chocolate rolls and vendors will be open from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. The unique, cultural dessert, the chocolate roll from Searcy county keeps getting more and more famous!

Venue: Marshall High School
Date: March 18
More Information: Click Here

Casting Crowns: The Healer Tour (Jonesboro)

Casting Crowns will be in Jonesboro this month and there are still tickets available. Grab a friend and make a night of it and enjoy some of Jonesboro’s great restaurants before the concert.
Venue: First National Bank Arena
Date: March 18
More Information: Click Here

Kite Festival (Eureka Springs)

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and KaleidoKites of Eureka Springs are excited to announce the 31st Annual Kite Festival event which will be held at the Refuge March 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free event is fun for all ages! Enjoy flying your own kite in the big event field or buy or build one with the help of the kite experts from KaleidoKites. Goodie bags will be distributed until they run out plus there will be fun raffles and entertainment. Be sure to mark your calendar and plan to attend.

Venue: Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
Date: March 25
More Information: Click Here

Arkansas STEM Festival (Little Rock)

The Annual Arkansas STEM Festival is the premier free admission STEM showcase in the state of Arkansas and certainly has much to offer for students and adults alike. Schools from across the state bring their students to present and view the 100+ demonstrations on display, and with the countless benefits for the students it’s no wonder why. Students have the extremely valuable opportunity to get up on stage and present their demonstration to a large audience of their peers. This “share and shine” experience allows students to improve their communication and presenting skills in a formal scientific environment at a young age. This is open to the public and you are welcome to check it out.

Venue: Arkansas State Fairgrounds
Date: March 31
More Information: Click Here

Walton Arts Center- March 2023 Line Up

Arkansas is home to the Walton Arts Center, a great treasure that brings the arts to Arkansas. The lineup is always varied, and we are sure something on the list will strike your fancy! Enjoy!

Ulysses Owns Jr.’s Generation Y- March 4
Acoustic Rooster’s Barnyard Boogie Starring Indigo Blume- March 5
Andrew Kilgore- March 10
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives- March 10
SoNA’s New Canons- March 11
Arkansas Filmmakers Showcase- March 11
STAR DUST: From Bach to Bowie- March 16
John Crist- March 19
The Jungle Book- March 25
LADAMA- March 30
For more information and tickets: Click Here

*Times and dates are subject to change. Please check each event’s information link. Email your event to Amanda Farris.

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