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In Memory This Weekend

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A three-day weekend is upon us and for many, this weekend signals the start of summer. Plan a camping trip, take a hike, or take time to enjoy yourself with these great events around the state. But above all, remember and honor those who gave all so that we could have the freedom to travel, enjoy picnics and spend time with our families. We extend our thoughts and prayers to the families of the servicemen and women who will not be present this weekend.

Good Ol’ Days (Mount Ida)

For over 20 years, the Good Ol’ Days Festival and Car Show has been a family favorite, bringing folks to Mount Ida. The Good Ol’ Days Festival is always held the Friday and Saturday of Memorial Day weekend and is held on and around the courthouse grounds in downtown Mount Ida. This popular festival features numerous vendors, a wide variety of food options, activities for the whole family, a car show on Saturday, a gospel sing on Friday evening, and live music on Saturday. Seating is limited, so be sure to bring your lawn chair for the concerts.

Venue: Courthouse Square
Date: May 24-25
Admission: Free
Contact: 870-867-2723 or Click Here

Operation Skyhook (Pine Bluff)

Every Memorial Day weekend, members of the Black Pilots Association of America descend upon Pine Bluff for their annual Fly-In. In fact, 2019 marks the 23rd consecutive year that member chapters from across the nation will touch down at Pine Bluff’s Grider Field Municipal Airport for a weekend of fun, aviation camaraderie, and flying competition. Kids can get airplane rides and admission is free!

Venue: 709 Hangar Road
Date: May 24-26
Admission: Free
Contact: 870-534-4131

Fan in the Stands – Arkansas Special Olympics 2019 Summer Games (Searcy)

This weekend Harding University will host the Arkansas Special Olympics Summer Games for the 26th year. This years event will host over 2000 athletes and 500 coaches. The games will kick off this Thursday, May 23, with the opening ceremony, followed Friday and Saturday by the actual games. Special Olympics Arkansas is asking local Searcy businesses and individuals to come and be “Fans in the Stands.” Event organizers want the stands to be full of people to cheer on and support the athletes at the games.

To answer the call to be a “Fan in the Stands,” come May 23-25, make signs using the hashtag #SOARSummerGames, and wear your company logo.

Location: Harding University, Searcy
Date: May 23-25
More information: Searcy.com
Contact: Camie@specialolympicsarkansas.org or visit Special Olympics Arkansas

Photo Credit: Arkansas Parks & Tourism

West Summit Field Day (Little Rock)

School is ending and summer is here! Join the park staff at Pinnacle Mountain for a fun day of field activities and summertime adventures. Archery, kayaking, reel casting, hiking, and more. Pack a lunch and picnic with a park interpreter. Grab your football and pick up a game. Get outside and get active.

Venue: Pinnacle Mountain State Park
Date: May 25
Admission: Free
Contact: (501) 868-5806

Adventure Outdoors Expo (Heber Springs)

Head to Heber Springs this weekend for the Adventure Expo! There will be vendors inside and outside, AGFC Mobile Aquarium, National Guard Obstacle Course seminars, demonstrations, live music outdoor from 5-7, and more! Events include a fly casting demo, Dutch oven cooking demonstration, stand-up paddleboard demo, outdoor yoga class, bike maintenance & repair, paddling 101, girls who hike Arkansas, and more! You won’t want to miss this!

Venue: 201 Bobby Jean Lane
Date: May 25-26
Time: 11 a.m.- 7 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here

2019 Division I Golf Championships (Fayetteville)

The University of Arkansas will host the NCAA Women’s and Men’s Golf Championships for the first time in school history at The Blessings Golf Course on May 17-29. The women’s championship will take place on May 17-22 while the men’s championship will take place on May 24-29. Make plans to be a part of this exciting championship event.

Venue: Blessings Golf Club
Date: May 23-29
Admission; Tickets Required
Contact: Click Here

Symphony on the Square (El Dorado)

The First Financial Bank Symphony on the Square has become a true El Dorado tradition, bringing thousands of people to the steps of the Union County Courthouse in beautiful historic downtown El Dorado for a concert that is both entertaining and patriotic. This year the Symphony welcomes home El Dorado native Sophia Meyer and local favorite Emily Cole for this rousing concert performance. Meyer was among the winners of the 2018 Red River Radio Young Artists Competition and is currently a student at Vanderbilt University. Cole is well known throughout El Dorado for her outstanding voice and regular local performances. Join the Symphony in closing out its 62nd season with another unforgettable concert performance featuring some of the most rousing music in the American canon.

Venue: Downtown El Dorado
Date: May 25
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here

BigFoot at Cogswell Motors (Russellville)

If your kids love Monster Trucks, BIGFOOT will be a Cogswell Motors this weekend! The Monster Truck will be there all day Friday and all day Saturday. On Saturday afternoon there will be a car crush!
Don’t miss this family fun event!

Venue: Cogswell Motors
Date: May 24-25
Time: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: 877- 893-2464

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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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