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More Than a Big Game this Weekend


It is the Big Game weekend and we are sure that lots of Arkansans have parties planned with some great snacks! But, there is more than the Super Bowl going on this weekend! There is a chocolate festival in Hot Springs for chocolate lovers; the famous Harlem Globetrotters will be making a stop in Jonesboro to delight fans, the Arkansas Razorback baseball team will be at the mall this weekend to meet their fans, and more! Check out the list below to see what else is going on in The Natural State this weekend.

16th Annual Chocolate Festival (Hot Springs)

Sweet 16th Annual Chocolate Festival is a Chocolate Lover’s dream come true! There will be delicious chocolate provided by fabulous chocolatiers. At the chocolate festival this weekend, you can bid on great items at the silent auction and enjoy live entertainment, all while supporting a truly worthwhile cause.

Venue: Hot Springs Convention Center
Date: February 2
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Admission: $20 at the door
Contact: Click Here

Masterworks II: Carmina Burana (Fayetteville)

The Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) continues its 65th Anniversary 2019-20 Season on Saturday, Feb. 1, with Masterworks II: Carmina Burana, featuring Angelique by Haas, and Carmina Burana by Orff with special guest soloists, plus the Bentonville High School Chamber Singers, the University of Arkansas Children’s Choir and the SoNA Singers.

Venue: Walton Arts Center
Date: February 1
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Tickets Required
Contact: Click Here

Owl Pellet Dissection (Lake Village)

Do you know what owls eat? Find out as you examine inside an actual owl pellet. All the materials will be provided and you get to do the detective work. This activity offers a fun way for families to connect with nature together at Lake Chicot State Park.

Venue: Lake Chicot State Park
Date: February 1
Time: 4:00
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here

Meet the 2020 Razorbacks (Fayetteville)

The Arkansas baseball team will hold its annual Meet The Razorbacks Day on Saturday, Feb. 1, at center court of the Northwest Arkansas Mall from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Entering its 25th year, the Meet the Razorbacks event will feature Arkansas baseball head coach Dave Van Horn and the 2020 Razorback baseball team. Fans are encouraged to get autographs and take pictures with members of the team. Autographs are limited to one item per person. The Razorback Diamond Dolls, RBI Girls and Ribby the Mascot will also be available for pictures and autographs.

Venue: Northwest Arkansas Mall
Date: February 1
Time: 4:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here

Museum of Discovery Dollar Day (Little Rock)

Dollar Day occurs the first Sunday of each month at the Museum of Discovery in Little Rock. The first 1,000 visitors get in for the low price of $2 each. Admission to the museum is free for people with Down syndrome and their families. Children under 12 months of age are admitted free.

Venue: Museum of Discovery
Date: February 2
Time: 1:p.m.- 5 p.m.
Admission: $2
Contact: Click Here

NWA Fashion Week Model Audition (Bentonville)

Northwest Arkansas (NWA) Fashion Week is hosting the first of two open auditions for NWA Fashion Week Spring 2020. All models interested in walking for Fashion Week Spring 2020 are welcome to attend the audition. Models must be ages 18+. They are looking for all sizes and all looks. Potential models should wear fitted Jeans, fitted white or black tank top with heels (no wedges). All models approved through the audition will be invited to walk in the Boutique and Designer Casting to be held on Sunday, February 23rd.

Venue: 104 SW A St. Bentonville
Date: February 2
Time: 5 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
Admission: $15
Contact: Click Here or email all questions to modelnwafw@gmail.com

Harlem Globetrotters (Jonesboro)

Don’t miss the one and only Harlem Globetrotters in an all-new tour as they make their stop in Jonesboro this weekend! There will be new highflying dunks, hilarious stunts, a new record-breaking attempt and unforgettable family moments.

Venue: First National Bank Arena
Date: February 2
Time: 1 p.m.
Admission: Tickets Required
Contact: Click Here

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