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It’s Finally the Weekend

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Did you get a three day weekend last weekend? It always seems like shorter work weeks drag on. Well, it is finally the weekend again! You can enjoy a tub race, grilling festival, mustangs, Arkansas road races, a Civil War battle, and more! The Magic Springs concert series has started, and the Arkansas Travelers will be having their Family Night this weekend! Let’s not forget the arts! You have the opportunity to spend an evening enjoying the live performance of CATS in Fayetteville this weekend!

First Security Bank Sherwood Family Fun Day

First Security Grand Opening and Family Fun Day (Sherwood)

Join us as we celebrate the Grand Opening of our newest banking center in Sherwood! We will have food, games, pony rides and even baby kangaroos! You could win a trip to Disney World or one of our other great prizes.

Venue: First Security Bank – 9750 Brockington Rd., Sherwood
Date: June 1
Time: 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here

 

The World Championship Running of the Tubs (Hot Springs)

Downtown Hot Springs will host the 14th Annual Stueart Pennington World Championship Running of the Tubs on Saturday, June 1! The event is free to the public and consists of costumed teams loading up in authentic wheeled bathtubs for a race through the streets of Hot Springs. Audiences are also encouraged to come out with “water guns, house slippers, shower cap, and robe, to join in on all the fun while watching the parade along Historic Bathhouse Row!

Venue: Bathhouse Row
Date: June 1
Time: 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here

Photo Credit: Arkansas Parks & Tourism

Battle of Ditch Bayou Commemoration (Lake Village)

Head to Lake Village this weekend to commemorate the battle that took place between Union and Confederate soldiers just south of Lake Chicot. As the last major Civil War battle in the state, which took place on June 6, 1864, the Battle of Ditch Bayou was the most significant engagement in Chicot County. Most programs are free, but there is a fee for tours.

Venue: Lake Chicot State Park
Date: June 1
Time: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Admission: Most programs are free, but tours are $10 for adult and $6 for kids ages 6-12.
Contact: Click Here

Eureka Springs Mustang Days

The best Mustang event to hit Eureka Springs is this weekend! Mustangs of every model, every year, customized and stocked will be on display. This event will be a jam-packed weekend of different activities ranging from a get together to a cruise to a parade and more.

Venue: Pine Mountain Village
Date: May 31- June 1
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here

Magic Springs Theme and Water Park Concert Series Presents: “Skid Row, Stryper, and Kix” (Hot Springs)

Magic Springs Theme & Water Park announced their scheduled dates in its 2019 Summer Concert Series. The park will feature a total of 13 shows remaining at its Timberwood Amphitheater throughout the summer. With genres ranging from classic rock, country, Christian to contemporary, park visitors are sure to find music to their liking this summer at Magic Springs Theme & Water Park. This weekend will be a concert of 80s Rock legends KIX, Stryper, and Skid Row. Bring your blankets, chairs, and enjoy the show!

Venue: Magic Springs
Date: June 1
Time: 5 p.m.
Admission: Tickets Required
Contact: Click Here

 

2019 PK Cookout Grilling Festival (Little Rock)

The 2019 PK Grills Cookout is this weekend, and it is going to be bigger and better than ever with FREE COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS throughout the day, a kids zone, food and beverage trucks and, of course, a full day of outdoor cooking competitions featuring an SCA sanctioned Steak Cookoff, a KidsQue Nation sanctioned Kids Cookoff and a celebrity Burger comp! The party will kick off at the annual Welcome Party on Friday, May 31 with bluegrass, beers and a dinner provided by Operation BBQ Relief. 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales to the dinner will benefit Operation BBQ Relief.

Venue: War Memorial Stadium
Date: May 31-June 1
Time: Friday 2 p.m.-9 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Contact: Click Here

Faith and Family Night at Travs Game (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. In fact, the Travelers have never taken a different nickname making it the second-longest running continuous nickname in Minor League Baseball, only trailing the Buffalo Bisons. The 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. The team was originally known as the Little Rock Travelers and 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! Friday night adults will have a chance to win a TV, Saturday evening will be Family Night, and Sunday afternoon the kids get 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: June 1-2
Time: Friday 7:10 p.m., Saturday 5:30 p.m., Sunday 2:10 p.m.
Admission: Varies
Contact: Click Here

CATS (Fayetteville)

CATS, the record-breaking musical spectacular by Andrew Lloyd Webber that has captivated audiences in over 30 countries and 15 languages, will be in Fayetteville this weekend! Experience CATS for the first time as it begins a new life for a new generation… or let it thrill you all over again!

Venue: Walton Arts Center
Date: May 31- June 2
Time: Showtimes Vary
Admission: Tickets Required
Contact: Click Here

Power Hour Comedy (El Dorado)

Carter “The Power” Bryant is back at it again with another comedy show at the Griffin Restaurant. This event is intended for mature audiences. 18+. Comedians include Rob Love, Barry Laminack, and Robyn Adair.

Venue: Griffin Restaurant
Date: May 31
Time: 9 p.m.
Admission: $10 for advance tickets, $15 day of the show
Contact: Click Here

Arkansas Races

Communities around the state host races to raise money for some good causes. Check out the lineup of races below!

Get Your Rear in Gear 5k (Little Rock)
Run 4 the Rock 5k (Western Grove)
Superhero 2M (Hot Springs)
Joanna’s Unicorn 5k/1M (Fayetteville)
Mount Magazine 15k (Havana)
Click Here to see the list of the Arkansas races this weekend and throughout the summer!

Header Photo Credit: Arkansas Parks & Tourism

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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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