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Grape Stomping and Cardboard Boats ~ July 28-31, 2016


Try your hand…. er I mean foot at grape stomping or stay afloat at the cardboard boat races. We’ve got plays, starlit boat cruises, and an animated film collection. Check out these events and much more this weekend around Arkansas.

The 17th Annual Animation Show of Shows

The 17th Annual Animation Show of Shows – Little Rock

CALS Ron Robinson Theater will be showing the 17th Annual Animation Show of Shows July 28th, 29th, and 30th at 7pm. Come see a collection of the world’s best animations from all around the world!
July 28 – July 30,2016
Ron Robinson Theatre
100 River Market Ave
Little Rock, AR 72201
Admission: $5-$75
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White River Boy Scouts Canoe Race Scouts Prepare to Launch Cotter Arkansas

50th Annual Boy Scouts White River Canoe Race – Lakeview

Come enjoy one of the most unique, challenging, and fun scouting events in the country. The National Invitational White River Canoe Race will take you down some of the most scenic country in America. The race is an adventure of over a hundred miles from the heart of the Ozark Mountains near Bull Shoals Lake to the foothills of Batesville, Arkansas. The event is more than just a race, though. There are many special activities for everyone.  Read more about the 50th Annual Boy Scouts White River Canoe Race in this article.
July 27 – July 30, 2016
Bull Shoals-White River State Park
Lakeview, Arkansas 72634
Admission: Spectators – $30.00/person – Includes: 4 Nights of camping, 4 Dinners, T-Shirt


Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins – Rogers

One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for more than 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including “Best Musical.” Full of the songs you love from the movie, MARY POPPINS is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story and unforgettable songs.
July 29, 2016 – July 31, 2016
Arkansas Public Theatre
116 S. 2nd St.
Rogers, AR 72756
Admission: $30 cabaret seating, $17 balcony seating


Pajama Game

Pajama Game – Conway

It’s the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory where sparks are flying between the new superintendent and union grievance committee. When the workers strike for a 7 ½ cent pay increase, a conflict between management and labor sweeps onto the romantic leads. 1955 Tony for Best Musical, 2006 awarded Best Revival of a Musical.
Fridays, Saturdays, July 29 & 30, 2016, 6:15 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Conway Dinner Theater
2201 Washington Avenue
Conway, AR 72032
Admission: $15-28 adults, $6-$12 children


4th Annual Vintage Military Vehicle Show

4th Annual Vintage Military Vehicle Show – Little Rock

The annual vintage military vehicle show features Jeeps and other vehicles from the Arkansas Military Vehicle Preservation Association and the West Tennessee Military Vehicle Collectors Club. Local Vendors include Bennett’s Military Supplies and Arkansas Dept. of Veterans Affairs.
Saturday, July 30 at 9 AM – 2 PM
MacAuthur Park
503 E. 9th St.
Little Rock, AR
Admission: Free


Photo Courtesy Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism

Star Gazing Cruise – Little Rock

View the stars while we cruise aboard our tour boat on Lake Maumelle near Pinnacle Mountain. A park interpreter will serve as your pilot and guide to learn about stars, constellations, and satellites in the sky! Advance payment and registration are required.
July 30, 2016, 9:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
Jolly Rogers Marina
Little Rock, AR 72223
Admission: $15 adults, $8 children ages 6-12
Phone: 501-868-5806


30th Annual World Championship Cardboard Boat Races

30th Annual World Championship Cardboard Boat Races – Heber Springs

Races begin at 10 a.m. Boats of all shapes and sizes compete for speed and design. Titanic award for the most dramatic sinking. Food vendors, watermelon eating contests, treasure dig and Lucky Duck Race for kids.
July 30, 2016, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Read more about the Cardboard Boat Races in this article.
Sandy Beach
Heber Springs, AR 72543
Admission: $5 parking


Altus Grape Festival

Altus Grape Festival – Altus

Grapes — and, more specifically, what grapes turn into when they’re juiced and fermented — get their due at The Altus Grape Festival, July 29 through 30 at the Altus city park. The festival features grape-stomping competitions both days, an amateur winemaking competition July 30, a juried arts and crafts show, food and entertainment.
July 29 – 30, 2016
Altus City Park
at the junction of State Highway 186 & 64
Altus, AR


*Header Photo Courtesy Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism

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