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Pre-Valentine’s Weekend – February 7-9


There is so much to do in Arkansas over the next few days! For hunting and wild game lovers, there is a Beast Feast in Conway and a sports show in Jonesboro. The Daniel Tiger show at the Walton Arts Center and the Princess Superhero Party at Harding University will be perfect for kids. Dad’s and daughters will enjoy Father-Daughter ball in Bentonville. There is a mother-son evening planned at the Museum of Discovery, and our list goes on! Check out the great events below to plan your weekend!

Beast Feast 2020  (Conway)

Beast Feast is the annual Sportsman Banquet hosted in Conway. It is held each winter and is open to men and boys of all ages and is a night filled with games, entertainment, prizes, live music, great food, and great speakers. This year, Beast Feast welcomes Dr. Damon Friedman. Dr. Friedman is a combat-decorated veteran who served four combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan in support of the Global War on Terrorism. Originally a US Marine Corps officer, Damon transferred into the Air Force’s elite as a Special Tactics Officer (aka Combat Controller). His decorations include three Bronze Stars (one with Valor) and the Air Force Combat Action Medal. The expo opens at 1:00 p.m. The dinner and program will begin at 5:00 pm. You can also help support local food banks by bringing non-perishable items. You will be entered into a special prize drawing for every item donated

Venue: Conway Expo Center
Date: February 8
Time: 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Admission: Tickets Required
Contact: Click Here

Princess Superhero Party (Searcy)

The 8th annual Princess Superhero Party is this Saturday!  Snacks, crafts, activities and a fun sing-a-long with Belles & Beaux are a part of the morning, including Harding students dressed as your child’s favorite princesses and superheroes! Children are encouraged to wear their favorite costume.  Bring your cameras and invite your friends!  Registration/Check-in begins at 9:00 a.m. with a fun sing-along until the parade of characters at 9:30 a.m. You don’t want to miss it!

Venue: Harding University
Date: February 8
Time: 9 a.m.
Admission: Tickets Required- Click Here
Contact: Click Here

Twelfth Annual International Food Fest (Searcy)

Each year, St. James Catholic Church hosts a festival where you can enjoy trying different foods from around the world, participate in silent auctions and join raffles to win prizes! The food is homemade from different families in the community, and all auctions items are donated from local businesses.

Venue: St. James Catholic Church
Date: February 8
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Admission: $20 at the door
Contact: Click Here

Live@5 February 2020 (Pine Bluff)

The University of Pine Bluff Jazz Ensemble, which tours nationally, will perform a variety of jazz styles during Live@5 this Friday night. Complimentary alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages will be provided and guests must be 21 or older to enter.

Venue: Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas
Date: February 7
Time: 5 p.m.- 7 p.m.
Admission: $5 for ASC members and $10 for nonmembers
Contact: Click Here

A Night at the Museum (Little Rock)

This Sunday night is “A Night at the Museum,” which is an evening for mothers and sons. There will be no crowds and easy access to the exhibits!  Your special evening will include after-hours museum admission, a kid-friendly meal, and a science show. A great night for mothers and sons to spend exploring together!

Venue: Museum of Discovery
Date: February 9
Time: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Admission: Tickets Required- Click Here for Prices
Contact: Click Here

Turkey Hunting Basics (Little Rock)

The Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center in Little Rock invites you to join them for a seminar on Turkey Hunting Basics. Participants will gain knowledge on how to enjoy one of hunting’s most exciting challenges: Wild Turkey.  You will learn about the needed equipment, appropriate camouflage, set-up techniques to improve your chances of harvesting birds, where to hunt, and the requirements to legally hunt. Discover how to “talk turkey” with a variety of turkey calls. Tips for viewing these magnificent birds will also be discussed. This event is best or ages 10 and up. The event is free, but please call or email to register.

Venue: Wtt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center
Date: February 9
Time: 2 p.m.
Admission: Free- but please call or email to register
Contact: Click Here or call 501-907-0636 or email hollie.sanders@agfc.ar.gov

Bicycle workshop (Little Rock)

Bring your bike to the Central Arkansas Library System this week for a workshop in the Tool Library where there will have a bicycle mechanic on hand to answer your questions and teach you how to do basic repairs on your own bicycle.

Venue: Central Arkansas Library System
Date: February 8
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m .
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here

Valentine’s Day in Downtown Bentonville

Several downtown businesses are putting on a fun day of shopping for you and your gal pals this weekend. Grab a friend or two and spend the day shopping in downtown Bentonville.  There will be raffle tickets given out at each participating shop. Every $10 spent earns you a ticket for the grand prize. The grand prize winner will be picked on Tuesday the 11th. There will also be raffles going on inside the shops as well as snacks and drinks. It will be a fun day to explore all the great shops in downtown Bentonville.

Venue: Downtown Bentonville
Date: February 8
Time: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here

Father-Daughter Ball (Bentonville)

You can surprise your little girl with a special evening this weekend at the Bentonville Community Center filled with memories that are sure to last a lifetime. The Father-Daughter Ball will feature a DJ, red carpet, snacks, photo booth, dance contests, and more!

Venue: Bentonville Community Center
Date: February 8
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Admission: Tickets Required ($45 for Father and Daughter: Additional ($15) per extra daughter)
Contact: Click Here

City of Stars – Valentine’s Charity Gala (Fayetteville)

Enjoy a fun couple’s night out in the City of Stars this weekend, while supporting an amazing cause!  Each ticket includes the open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a DJ and dance floor.

Venue: Walton Arts Center
Date: February 7
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Admission: $50 per person; $90 per couple
Contact: Click Here

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE! (Fayetteville)

The spirit of Mister Rogers is as strong as ever, whether through the new film “A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood” starring Tom Hanks about the life of Fred Rogers, or the delight children receive through viewings of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. Pass the gift of Mister Rogers down to your children with Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live! coming to Walton Arts Center this weekend. Mister Rogers’ message of honesty, inclusion and treating everyone with kindness is a perfect gift for the holidays.”

Venue: Walton Arts Center
Date: February 8
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Admission: Tickets Required (Starting at $20)
Contact: Click Here

Arkansas Sport Show (Jonesboro)

This weekend in Jonesboro, the First National Bank Arena will be filled with over 75,000 square feet of the latest sporting products designed to captivate hunting, fishing and boating enthusiasts of all ages. There will be boats and motors, ATV’s, fishing equipment, hunting gear, special seminars, attractions, outdoor sporting goods and water sports gear. Cory Jackson will be performing on February 8, at 7 p.m. at the Sport Show, and the performance is included in your admission. 

Venue: First National Bank Arena
Date: February 7-9
Admission: $8 adults, $4 children ages 6-12, 5 and under free
Time: Friday 4p.m.-9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Contact: Click Here

Chocopalooza (Russellville)

If you love chocolate, then you need to check out the family fun event in Russellville this weekend! This will be the 3rd year for CHOCOPALOOZA! All the chocolate you can eat for $5 a plate. All proceeds benefit Foster Children Summer Camp programs: Royal Family Kids Camp and Teen Reach Adventure Camp.

Venue: Hughes Community Center
Date: February 7
Time: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Admission: All the chocolate you can eat for $5 a plate
Contact: Click Here

Boomtown Opry Gospel Night (El Dorado)

The Boomtown Opry is a country music variety show, much like some of the shows you find in Branson, MO. This weekend there will be a gospel night that you are sure to enjoy!

Venue: El Dorado Municipal Auditorium
Date: February 8
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $25 at the door
Contact: Click Here

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