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Delightful Summer Weekend – August 2-4, 2019


As summer winds down, take a moment to cherish the long nights, the bright sun and spending time with family. Head out to one of Arkansas’s beautiful lakes, seek the bounty of a summer garden at a local farmers market, or enjoy one of the many festivals, concerts or family events planned around the state. Summer may be fading but the weekend has only just begun. Summer weekends are delightful. Enjoy it!

Summer Delights Food Festival (El Dorado) 

Head to El Dorado with your family and friends this weekend to enjoy delicious food, music, and summer fun! Satisfy your taste buds with food from different vendors, shop with nonfood vendors, and connect with nonprofits! This is a kid-friendly festival!

Venue: Union County Court House
Date: August 3
Time: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: Email for more information

Magic Springs Concert Series- “Eli Young Band”  (Hot Springs)

Enjoy a magical evening of modern Country music featuring the Eli Young Band performing in Hot Springs on Saturday night. Bring your blankets, chairs and enjoy the show!

Venue: Magic Springs
Date: August 3
Time: Gates open at 6 p.m.
Admission: Concert is Free with park admission or Season Pass
Contact: Click Here 

Feature Concert- Billy Don Burns and Josh Morningstar  (Mountain View) 

To those country music fans that know the name Billy Don Burns, it looms large. But the truth of the matter is, not many know the name. They know the names of Merle Haggard and Johnny Paycheck—two men who Billy Don Burns has produced albums for. But there is so much more. Billy is an accomplished songwriter and performer and has been a stalwart of the so-called “outlaw” country music scene since the 1970s. Though a generation apart, Josh Morningstar seems to have found a kindred musical companion with Billy Don Burns. The two have been performing together for some time, and the pairing is perfect. Both men have an endless supply of red dirt songs that tell stories, straight from the heart. When not touring, Josh keeps a vigilant songwriting schedule in Nashville. As a free agent, he writes across town with all major publishers. You can hear his current hit with Cody Jinks, “Must Be The Whiskey,” on country radio across the United States. Head to Mountain View this weekend and hear these two perform together and enjoy a night of county music. 

Venue: Ozark Highlands Theater
Date: August 3
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $12
Contact: Click Here

First Friday (Bentonville)

Every month, right in the middle of the city,  Bentonville Square hosts a giant block party. Revelers can enjoy the food, music and community.  See what it’s all about this weekend as they celebrate the end of summer and the upcoming school year. You will be able to learn about the many different opportunities for school-aged children while enjoying live music, food trucks, and interactive activities for all!

Venue: Downtown Bentonville
Date: August 2
Time: 11 a.m. — 8 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here 

Arkansas Travelers vs. Springfield (Little Rock)

The Arkansas Travelers enjoy one of the longest-running histories of any minor league franchise. The “Travelers” nickname is one of the oldest in professional sports, and they are one of the few teams that have never changed their name. “Arkansas Travelers” is derived from the famous minstrel known as the Arkansas Traveler, who roamed the Ozark Mountains selling his wares and singing songs. Formerly the “Little Rock” Travelers, the team was renamed for the entire state in 1957, becoming the first professional sports franchise named after a state. 

The travelers have three games this weekend. On the Friday and Sunday games, the kids will have the opportunity to run the bases!  A night out at the baseball fields makes for a perfect Arkansas summer evening.

Venue: Dickey-Stephens Park (North Little Rock)
Date: August 2-4
Time: Friday 7:10 p.m., Saturday 6:10 p.m., Sunday 6:10 p.m.
Admission: Varies
Contact: Click Here

Tour of Barcelona — Tapas Dinner Benefitting Apple Seeds (Rogers)

Ozark Beer Co. hosts Apple Seeds, Inc. for Tour of Barcelona, a dinner of tapas inspired by the famous and varied small-plates of Spain.  Prepared by Chef Adam Simmons of Brightwater NWA, 100% of the proceeds from this dinner will go toward operating costs for Apple Seeds, the Northwest Arkansas garden-based education nonprofit. Guests will be treated to several dishes prepared by Simmons and his team, paired with year-round, seasonal and small-batch Ozark Beers. Tickets are required and include dinner, beer and gratuity. 

Venue: Ozark Beer Company
Date: August 4
Time: 6 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
Admission: Tickets Required — Click Here
Contact: Click Here 

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There's a lot to celebrate in Arkansas. It's unique. Southern. Delightfully eccentric. Which is why we love every nook, cranny, cave and corner. In fact, some of our favorite things can't be found anywhere else. They're only in Arkansas. So we love them even more. The attractions we visit, the food we crave, the festivals we attend, the mountains we hike, the rivers we float, the stories we tell and the company we keep – it all adds up to one incredible state. And that familiar, meandering silhouette? Looks like home to us.

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