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Arkansas Summer Spectacular: July 2024 Events


Summer is here, and the temperatures are rising! July is the perfect time to explore a variety of events across Arkansas. You can indulge in summer food festivals like the Cave City Watermelon Festival or the Johnson County Peach Festival. Don’t miss out on live music in Northwest Arkansas or performances at Magic Springs after a fun day by the water. Whether you’re catching a fireworks display at a baseball game or diving into other activities, Arkansas offers something for everyone this July 2024.

40th Annual Pops on the River | Little Rock

Pops on the River is the largest Fourth of July event in the state. This 4th of July celebration is packed full of fun activities and entertainment, including multiple music performances, culminating in a concert by the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and a colorful fireworks display. Activities include free children’s activities, a shopping marketplace, food trucks and lots of entertainment.
Date: July 4
Location: First Security Amphitheater, 400 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
More Information: Click Here 

Freedom Fest on the Lake | Heber Springs

Freedom Fest on the Lake is one of the premiere evets to celebrate the 4th of July weekend in the state. There will be a Glow Run 5k to kick off the weekend starting at Sandy Beach. The breathtaking Fireworks show will be on Saturday, July 6th at 9:30 p.m. The weekend will be full of live music and shopping around the downtown square visiting the antique shops and specialty stores and hanging out at the lake.
Venue: Heber Springs
Date: July 5-6
More Information: Click Here

More Independence Day Festivities | Statewide

See our full listing here.

Bentonville First Friday

The first Friday of every month, the city of Bentonville hosts a FREE event for everyone to enjoy. The theme for July is “A Salute to Service!” where you can honor those who have served and those who are serving this country and fighting for our freedom.
Venue: Downtown Bentonville Square
Date: July 5
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Bella Rustina Modern Vintage Market | Conway

The Bella Rustina Modern Vintage Market will fill the Conway Expo Center in Conway this month with 300+ booths filled with vintage, upcycled/repurposed antiques and vintage-inspired décor, as well as handmade items!
Date: July 14-16
Location: Conway Expo Center
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The Johnson County Peach Festival | Clarksville

The Johnson County Peach Festival is the oldest festival in the state. This festival has peaches, homemade crafts, a terrapin race, a bicycle obstacle course, a peach pit spitting contest, a peach eating contest, a fishing derby, a parade, a horseshoe pitching tournament and more. And we all know that fresh Arkansas peaches are the best! There is something for everyone in the family at this festival.

Date: July 18-20
Location: Clarksville
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Rock City Margarita Festival

The Rock City Margarita Festival and the Great Arkansas Beer Festival is coming back to Little Rock this summer. Tickets are required for this event and with your ticket, you will receive a souvenir tasting glass and the chance to sample the finest margaritas from over 35 local bars and restaurants, plus beers from over 100 top-notch breweries from Arkansas and across the country! But it is not just about the drinks; there will be games, a live DJ, food vendors, giveaways and endless good times!
Venue: Old Statehouse Convention Center, Little Rock
Date: July 20
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Cave City Watermelon Festival

Since 1980, people have been coming together to celebrate the “World’s Sweetest Watermelons” and reconnect with family and friends in Cave City. Now in its 44th year, the watermelon festival is the largest festival in the region and has been voted as one of Arkansas’ best festivals. Be sure to check it out!

Date: July 25-27
Location: Cave City
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41st Altus Grape Fest

This two-day festival celebrates one of Arkansas’ most fantastic resources, the beautiful grapes that grow in the lush River Valley. Wiederkehr Village and Post Familie Vineyards are in the center of all. Tastings, crafts and vineyard walks are all part of the busy and fun festival schedule.

Date: July 26 and 27
Location: Altus
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Arkansas Game and Fish July Events

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission does an excellent job of serving the people of Arkansas. They offer classes and events that are beneficial for all ages and meet many different interests. There are nine different nature centers in Arkansas that offer varied classes for varied skill levels all summer. If you click this link, you can search the events by date and by ZIP code. There are classes in archery, kayaking, fishing, building and much more. It is a great resource in our state.

Link to search for events: Click Here

Opening night at the Walmart AMP Pavilion with Blake Shelton on Saturday June 7, 2014 in Rogers, Arkansas

Walmart Music Pavilion Cox Concert Series | Rogers

Summertime is upon us in Arkansas, and that means a lot of outdoor music events for the Cox Concert Series. The Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion has a full lineup with different genres. Which one of these would be your top pick to attend? There are still tickets available for some of these.

Sarah McLachlan- July 2
Fireworks Spectacular- July 4
The Doobie Brothers- July 6
Cage The Elephant- July 15
Niall Horan- July 17
Tate McRae – July 21
Hawthorne Heights- July 28
Lindsey Stirling- July 29
Third Eye Blind- July 31
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Magic Springs Concert Series

Summertime means Magic Springs is open and ready to be a destination point as a water and theme park, along with the summer concert series. All the concerts are free with one-day admission or a season pass! Check out the concert lineup for July!

July 6 – Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
July 13 – P.O.D.
July 20 – Zach Williams
July 27 –Nate Smith
More Information: Click Here

Murphy Arts District | El Dorado

Arkansas does an excellent job of sprinkling great entertainers around the state for people to enjoy. El Dorado takes pride in its Murphy Arts District lineup. Check out the lineup for July.

July 19 – The Beach Boys
July 27 – Le’Andria Johnson
July 30 – Blues Traveler and Big Head Todd and the Monsters
More Information: Click Here

Minor League Baseball in Arkansas

Arkansas is fortunate to be home to two minor-league baseball clubs. The Arkansas Travelers, affiliated with the Seattle Mariners, in North Little Rock, Arkansas. 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 of course, ballpark food. Take time this month to head to a game with friends or family. The Arkansas Travelers will be having fireworks on July 3rd and the Arkansas Naturals will have fireworks on July 3rd as well. This would make a perfect outing for the family!

Arkansas Travelers Baseball

Date: Date: Home Games will be July 1-3,  July 19-21 and July 30-31
Venue: Dickey-Stephens Park | North Little Rock
Tickets: Click Here

Arkansas Natural Baseball

Date: Home Games will be July 1-3, July 19-21 and July 23-28
Venue: Arvest Ballpark | Springdale
Tickets: Click Here

Did we miss your favorite July event? Tell us about it in the comments!

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