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An Amazing Arkansas Weekend – April 21-24, 2016


Let’s celebrate railroad heritage and Earth Day, watch corvettes cruise, catch a show on stage and artwalk, or fill our bellies with crawfish! There’s so much to enjoy only in Arkansas this weekend April 21 – 24.

36th Annual Fordyce on the Cotton Belt Festival

36th Annual Fordyce on the Cotton Belt Festival – Fordyce

Join the celebration of Fordyce’s railroad heritage all week with gospel singing, karaoke, arts & crafts, high school reunion, 5K run, parade, beauty pageants, model train displays, antique car show, washer tournament, kiddie carnival, food vendors, golf tournament, garden party, championship steak cook-off, motorcycle poker run, Civil War reenactment and non-stop free entertainment on the courthouse square on Saturday.
Monday, April 18, 2016 – Saturday, April 23, 2016
Court House Square
100 W. 4th Street
Fordyce, AR 71742
Admission: Most events are free.

The Bridges of Madison County

The Bridges of Madison County – Fayetteville

One of the most romantic stories ever written first captured the nation’s attention as a best-selling novel and is now an irresistible, two time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical. This stunning new production features gorgeous, soulful music by Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Last Five Years) that the Daily News hails as “one of Broadway’s best scores in the last decade.” With a book by Pulitzer Prize Winner Marsha Norman (The Secret Garden, The Color Purple) and direction by two-time Tony winner Bartlett Sher (South Pacific, The Light in the Piazza), it is the unforgettable story of two people caught between decision and desire, as a chance encounter becomes a second chance at so much more.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 – Sunday, April 24, 2016
Walton Arts Center
495 W. Dickson St.
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Corvettes in Hot Springs

18th Annual Hot Springs Corvette Weekend – Hot Springs

More than 500 Corvettes in Hot Springs for the weekend. A parade through downtown on Friday evening. A Corvette car show on Saturday. Read more about the event here.
Thursday, April 21, 2016 – Saturday, April 23, 2016, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Hot Springs Convention Center
Hot Springs, AR 71913
Admission: Free

29th Annual Springfest

29th Annual Springfest – Heber Springs

Arts & crafts festival loaded with fun activities for the family. Live music, festival foods, inflatables, butterfly pavilion, and car shows.
Friday, April 22, 2016 – Saturday, April 23, 2016, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Spring Park
Main Street
Heber Springs, AR 72543
Admission: Free

Earth Day at Mid-America Science Museum

Earth Day at Mid-America Science Museum – Hot Springs

Come celebrate Earth Day at Mid-America Science Museum as we host earth related science activities throughout the entire day!
Friday, April 22, 2016
Mid-America Science Museum
500 Mid America Blvd.
Hot Springs, AR 71913
Admission: $10 adults, $8 children

Downtown Conway Fourth Night ArtWalk

Downtown Conway Fourth Night ArtWalk – Conway

Downtown Conway Fourth Night ArtWalk will be happen the 4th Friday of April, May, June, Sept, Oct, & Nov. The event is free to the public and will feature the downtown galleries and art Vendors as well as many other merchants will offer extended hours on these evenings. There will be local artists setup in Simon Park. Bring the family out for a fun night in Downtown Conway during “Fourth Night ArtWalk”
Friday, April 22 at 5 PM – 8 PM
Simon Park
Front Street
Downtown Conway, AR 72032
Facebook event

Western Arkansas Ballet

Western Arkansas Ballet presents Alice in Wonderland – Fort Smith

A cast of nearly 100 dancers present this storybook ballet. The cast includes dancers from Western Arkansas Ballet’s Pre-Professional Company, Academy students, and community members.
Saturday, April 23, 2016, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
ArcBest Performing Arts Center
55 South 7th Street
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Admission: $25 adults, $15 ages 2 – university age

Conway Crawfish Crawl FoodTruck meet-up

Conway Crawfish Crawl/FoodTruck meet-up – Conway

Mark your calendars for the 4th Annual Conway Crawfish Crawl, Saturday, April 23 at Kings Live Music in Downtown Conway! Follow them on Facebook and Twitter for updates on artists and events! There will be multiple Conway FoodTrucks on site as well! It’s an all day event. Come hungry, starts at 12pm!
Saturday, April 23 at 12 PM
Kings Live Music
1020 Front St, Conway, Arkansas 72032
Facebook event

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