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Welcome to 2020 – Weekend of Jan. 3-5


Happy New Year and welcome to the first weekend of the new year and new decade! Try getting outside this weekend and enjoying the Natural State by going on a hike and enjoying one of our Arkansas State Parks. If that isn’t your idea of fun, then check out the Short Film festival in Hot Springs or catch a basketball game in Fayetteville or Jonesboro. Happy weekend!

Mömandpöp Concert (Little Rock)

The Little Rock-based singers and songwriters Mömandpöp will put on a concert for families at the Museum of Discovery this weekend. The concert is included in regular museum admission and is free for museum members. Seating is limited so arrive early. You can learn more about Mömandpöp by clicking here.

Venue: Museum of Discovery
Date: January 3
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Admission: Concert is included in regular museum admission
Contact: Click Here

2nd Annual History on the Run 5k & 2 Mile Walk (Sheridan)

Start the first weekend of the new year with a cool history-oriented 5k (plus a 2-mile walk) at the Grant County Museum.

Venue: Grant County Museum
Date: January 4
Time: 8 a.m.
Admission: Click Here
Contact: Click Here

Arkansas Shorts: A Night of Short Film (Hot Springs)

Low Key Arts presents the 12th annual Arkansas Shorts: A Night of Short Film festival this weekend. The festival is directed once again by internationally-acclaimed Hot Springs filmmaker Jen Gerber (on loan from HSDFF). Arkansas Shorts is the only festival of its kind in the state and showcases emerging talent from far and wide. It’s also a great way to celebrate the new year, Hot Springs style! As in previous years, the festival features three blocks of short films presented throughout the evening: an International block containing a grab bag of subjects from around the world; a North American block featuring high-profile, award-winning work from around the US and Canada; and, of course, the juried selection of Arkansas-made short films.

Venue: Hot Springs Central Theater
Date: January 4
Time: 4 p.m.- 10 p.m.
Admission: Tickets Required — Click Here
Contact: Click Here

Christmas Bird Count for Kids (Rogers)

Families can join Park Interpreter Chris this weekend and learn how to identify common birds, how to use binoculars, and why we count the birds. After the indoor portion, there will be a count around the visitor center and on the .25-mile, ADA accessible Ozark Plateau Trail, then finish indoors by making some bird crafts and celebrating with hot cocoa and cookies! This activity is recommended for ages seven and up.

Venue: Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area
Date: January 4
Time: 10:30 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here

Razorback Basketball vs. Texas A&M

The Arkansas Razorbacks host the Texas A&M Aggies at Bud Walton Arena this Saturday.  Tipoff is set for 6:00 pm, and the game will be broadcast on SEC Network.

Venue: Bud Walton Arena
Date: January 4
Time: 6 p.m.
Admission: Tickets Required
Contact: Click Here

A-State Men’s Basketball vs. Texas State

Head to Jonesboro and cheer on the Red Wolves while they take on Texas State.

Venue: First National Bank Arena
Date: January 4
Time: 2 p.m.
Admission: Tickets Required
Contact: Click Here

Winter Break Wonders (Bentonville)

You can make memories at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art over your school break and create with artists, make buttons in the gallery, and listen to fun music together as a family! This is the last chance to enjoy the Winter Break Wonders. There will be a special activity on January 3 at 1 p.m.  This program is free and no registration is required.

Venue: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Date: January 3
Time: 1 p.m.- 4 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here

Arkansas State Park Activities This Weekend

It is the first weekend of the New Year and you can spend it at one of Arkansas’s many excellent state parks. Each state park has multiple activities and educational classes every weekend. Below is just a sample of a few! Click Here to go to the Arkansas State Park website and then click on the Arkansas State Park closest to you to find out what activity would be best for you this weekend! Enjoy the Natural State!

Lake Chicot State Park — American Alligator

Lake Ouachita State Park — Dogwood Hike

Devils Den State Park — Devils Den Trail Adventure

Morro Bay State Park — Sunset Bay Tour

Daisy State Park — Birding Basics

Mount Magazine State Park — Winter Bird Count

Historic Washington State Park — Weaving Basics

Pinnacle Mountain State Park — Eagle and Winter Waterfowl Lake Cruise

Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park — Black Bears of Arkansas

Lake Dardanelle State Park — Critter Crunch

Mount Nebo State Park — Hike Through History

Degray Lake Resort Start Park — Eagle Watch Cruise

Cossatot River State Park — Quick Frozen Critters

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