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June 2023 Festivals with Loads of Arkansas Fun

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June brings entertaining and interesting festivals to the forefront of the Arkansas event calendar. Have you ever attended the Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival in Warren, the Farm Fest in Wynne or Brickfest in Malvern? Each of those festivals has a unique history and would make for the perfect day trip to experience Arkansas culture and history. There are also music festivals, car shows and fishing derbies to attend. June 2023 festivals in Arkansas will be packed full of fun for anyone. Get out and enjoy the Natural State.

Juneteenth in Da Rock (Little Rock)

The state’s largest Juneteenth celebration kicks off with the 2nd annual Juneteenth 5K walk/run at 7 a.m. The center’s annual festival, which takes place on historic W. Ninth St., starts at noon. More than 100 food and merchant vendors will be on site. Other attractions include an outdoor kid zone, an indoor education station, a live music stage and more. There will also be spots for people to bring their own chairs to enjoy music.
Location: Mosaic Templars Cultural Center
Date: June 17
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Other Juneteenth Celebrations across the state:

June 3-18 Juneteenth Celebrations – Camden
June 10 & 17
 – Read to Lead Series for Young Learners – Clinton Presidential Center, Little Rock
June 12-18 Juneteenth Celebration – Mississippi County 
June 14
 – Juneteenth Interfaith Service – St. Mark Baptist Church, Little Rock
June 153rd Annual Black Film Festival – Crystal Bridges Great Hall, Bentonville
June 15-18A Celebration of Freedom – Wilmar
June 15-19Juneteenth in Jonesboro – Jonesboro
June 16 – Jubilee Film Festival Awards Ceremony – Ron Robinson Theater, Little Rock
June 16 Juneteenth Celebration – Depot Park, Downtown Russellville
June 16-18
 – VOTE SoAR Juneteenth Festival Weekend – Hempstead County (multiple locations)
June 16-19Juneteenth Celebrations – El Dorado
June 17 Juneteenth Arkansas Festival – Interstate Park, Little Rock
June 17 – “The Wiz, Revisited” – The Hall, Little Rock
June 17 Elaine Juneteenth Festival – Elaine
June 17Freedom Festival Celebrating Juneteenth – Shiloh Pavilion, Downtown Springdale
June 17Still We Rise Celebrating Juneteenth – Downtown Stuttgart
June 17GRIT Juneteenth Campout – Coler MTB Preserve, Bentonville
June 172nd Annual Juneteenth Sneaker Ball – Doubletree Suites, Bentonville
June 17 Juneteenth Freedom Day Product Donation – Tyson Headquarters, Springdale
June 19Sunrise Yoga in Da Park – MacArthur Park, Little Rock

 

65th Annual Petit Jean Swap Meet and Show (Petit Jean Mountain)

In its 65th year, this Father’s Day weekend show features cars from the turn of the 19th century to the 1980s, with hundreds of collectible automobiles for sale and over 1,000 vendors selling car parts, related items and food! If you love checking out antique cars as well as hot rods, then you need to make plans to head to Petit Jean Mountain in June. There will be a Swap Meet, Car Corral and two car shows. In addition to the cars, there will be a host of vendors to check out. Spending a day at Petit Jean is always a fun day.
Location: Petit Jean Mountain
Date: June 14-17
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Ozark Mountain Soul Festival 2023 (Eureka Springs)

The Ozark Mountain Soul Festival is a multi-genre music festival with a focus on Americana Roots music. The event will feature three days of live music, three nights of camping and a variety of vendors and activities!
Location: Eureka Springs
Date: June 15-17
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Jacksonville Fishing Derby (Jacksonville)

Lots of hungry fish will be biting at the annual youth fishing derby at the Jacksonville Shooting Sports Complex Lake. Fishing enthusiasts, ages 15 and under, are invited to join in the morning of fun and fishing. Prizes will be given!
Location: Jacksonville
Date: June 17
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Photo Credit: Geno Ketchum

Buffalo River Elk Festival

The Buffalo River Elk Festival celebrates the Buffalo National River, the conservation efforts of the area and the great outdoors. The festival is complete with drawings for elk permits, an elk calling contest, food and craft vendors, live music, a fishing derby, a Dutch oven cook-off, a pageant and running with the Elk 5K. After the festivities of the day, nothing is better than settling in your lawn chair listening to talented musicians with a refreshing lemonade in one hand and your favorite festival food in the other. Kick back and relax Saturday evening with a grand finale of fireworks over the stage!
Location: Jasper
Date: June 23
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Brickfest (Malvern)

The Malvern Brickfest commemorates the importance of bricks to the history of Malvern and Hot Springs County. Since 1887, the brick industry has played a leading role in the area’s economic development. Acme Brick is the only remaining brick plant in Malvern and Perla and they are very involved in the festival by providing souvenir bricks, making the brick for the Brick Car Derby, Best Dressed Brick, Brick Toss and bricks for all trophies given for the different activities. On top of all this, they provide a display of its product and donate 10,000 bricks as a prize in the Saturday night prize drawing. Music is provided to the public at no cost beginning Friday evening and all-day Saturday along with other events that are perfect for a family at a festival.
Location: Malvern City Park
Date: June 23-24
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Monster Truck Insanity Tour (Fort Smith)

For the first time ever, The Monster Truck Insanity Tour is bringing the madness to Fort Smith, Arkansas! Don’t miss the lineup of MONSTERS as they compete in Arkansas-style skills shootout, heads-up battle bracket insanity-style racing, and insane high-flying, mud-flinging freestyle! The Fort Smith monster truck lineup features some of the best trucks in the entire United States!
Location: Fort Smith
Date: June 24
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Magic Springs Concert Series (Hot Springs)

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 season pass! Check out the concert lineup for June!
June 3- We The Kingdom
June 10- Fuel and Vertical Horizon
June 17- Tesla
June 24- Joe Nichols
More Information: Click Here

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 line up with different genres. Which one of these would be your top pick to attend? There are still tickets available for some of these.
June 14- Foo Fighters
June 17- The Avett Brothers
June 23- Matchbox Twenty
June 29- Willie Nelson and Family (part of the Outlaw Music Festival)

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Previous events in June:

 

Old Fort Days Rodeo (Fort Smith)

Since 1933, Fort Smith has been home to one of Arkansas’ most exciting rodeos. Cowboys from all over the world compete for one of the largest prize purses in Arkansas. You’ll see some of the rankest bulls and broncs in America. Events include saddle bronc riding, bull riding, bareback riding, calf roping, barrel racing, team roping and steer wrestling. Bring the whole family and enjoy the rodeo and the free entertainment on the Old Fort Days stage.
Location: Fort Smith
Date: May 29- June 4
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Wynne Farm Fest (Wynne)

Help support Wynne this summer at the Wynne Farm Fest. There will be great music, a spectacular carnival, a cornhole tournament and more to look forward to at Wynne Farm Fest.
Location: Wynne
Date: June 1-3
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Lum & Abner Festival (Mena)

The LUM & ABNER Festival is Mena’s signature event and takes place the first weekend in June. Live entertainment is an emphasis of this festival as well as arts and crafts, great food, an impressive Lum & Abner car, truck, and motorcycle show, a playground for the kids with bounce houses, a 5K Run/Walk and more! If you haven’t ever explored Mena, this festival weekend would be a perfect time!
Location: Janssen Park
Date: June 2-3
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The Spring Junk Ranch (Prairie Grove)

The Junk Ranch is one of the best outdoor flea markets and vintage shows in Arkansas. If you love antiques, handmade pieces and the all-but-forgotten, one-of-a-kind finds, then this is the show for you. Vendors offer a variety of merchandise, and their booth styles vary from curated spaces to areas where you dig for treasures in boxes and on tables. You can always enjoy the thrill of the hunt at The Junk Ranch!
Location: Prairie Grove
Date: June 2-3
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World Championship Running of the Tubs (Hot Springs)

The World Championship Running of the Tubs in Hot Springs is sure to provide entertainment as you watch costumed teams push customized bathtubs on wheels down Historic Bathhouse Row in hopes to win a prize.  This event is FREE, family-friendly and the cleanest fun in town! The bathtub must be full of water at the start of the race and have at least 10 gallons of water left in the tub at the finish line. If that isn’t hard enough, each bath attendant must carry one of 4 items (bar of soap, bathmat, loofah mitt and bath towel) throughout the entire race and present all items at the end of the race. Make plans to attend this zany event!
Location: Hot Springs
Date: June 2-3
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Pig Trail Mud Run (Springdale)

June 3 is the 9th annual Pig Trail Mud Run. If you think getting wet and dirty sounds fun, and you love to be mentally and physically challenged, then this is the race for you! You can pig out on food and cold drinks and enjoy some great entertainment at the recovery picnic. Even if you don’t like the idea of running the race yourself, come out and join the picnic anyway. The course features extreme hills, underbrush and lots of trees, a stream bed and ponds. Bring your piglets and let them wallow and play in the mud while you run. Kids ages 4 through 10 are invited to play in the mud, squirt each other with water, and do a number of other fun, muddy activities.

Venue: Ecclesia College, 9653 Nations Dr., Springdale
Date: June 3
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Arkansas Country Music Awards (Little Rock)

The Arkansas Country Music Awards honors legends, independent artists and professionals. The red carpet event focuses on the rich music scene and history of the Natural State. Mark your calendar and invite your friends and family! The event features performances by nominees and hit makers. Tickets are available for purchase.
Location: Little Rock
Date: June 5
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Turkey Track Bluegrass Festival (Waldron)

Located in the beautiful Ouachita Mountains near Waldron, Arkansas, Turkey Track Bluegrass Park is one of the largest bluegrass festivals west of the Mississippi. Bring the whole family and enjoy wholesome family entertainment!
Location: Waldron
Date: June 8-10
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Photo Credit:Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival

Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival (Warren)

Farmers in Bradley County have been raising tomatoes for sale since the 1920s. They chose a variety of tomato that would ship well if picked when the tops of the fruit just barely turned pink. In 1956, a group of Warren merchants decided to host an event to celebrate the tomato industry and to help promote business in the area. From this, the Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival was born! The Pink Tomato Festival is attended by 35,000 people each year from all over the country and even the world and has received state, national and international recognition! Fun facts: Every Arkansas governor serving since 1956 has attended the festival. The Bradley County Pink Tomato was designated the state’s official fruit and vegetable by the Arkansas Legislature in 1987. You will not want to miss festival with a variety of events for all ages.
Location: Warren, AR
Date: June 9-10
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