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Exciting Events in Arkansas – March 24 – 27


You will not be bored the second half of Spring Break! Arkansas has egg hunts, kite festivals, and bike rides. Don’t miss weddings with Elvis, farm visits, or learning to canoe. Enjoy what The Natural State has to offer this weekend March 24 – 27, 2016.

Four Weddings and an Elvis

Four Weddings and an Elvis – Hot Springs

Sandy, the four-times-married-three-times-divorced owner of a wedding chapel in Las Vegas, has certainly seen her fair share of matrimonies! In the hilarious Four Weddings and an Elvis, we witness four of her funniest: Bev and Stan, who are getting married–by the King himself–as revenge on their exes; Vanessa and Bryce, two arrogant aging stars who are tying the knot as a publicity ploy, and are vexed by an aging Elvis who doesn’t know who they are; and Martin and Fiona, a gentle postal-worker and a tough ex-con trying to get married before the police arrive! However, the final wedding is the funniest all: Sandy’s fifth and final wedding which reveals a hilarious twist! Four Weddings and an Elvis is a comedic treat certain to please audiences!

Friday, March 04, 2016 – Friday, April 08, 2016, 6:00 p.m.
Five Star Theatre
701 Central Ave.
Hot Springs, AR 71901

Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park,
Photo Courtesy Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism

Guided Tour of Mound Lake – Scott

Join a park interpreter at the park visitor center for an introduction to canoeing and kayaking. Following the class, explore Mound Lake which was used by the Plum Bayou Culture over 1,000 years ago. Learn how Native Americans used the plants and animals that make Mound Lake their home. No prior canoeing or kayaking experience is necessary. Canoes, kayaks, life vests, and paddles are provided. Families are welcome. Reservations are required, as space is limited.

Thursday, March 24, 2016, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park
Visitor Center
Scott, AR 72142
Admission: $7.50 adult, $5 kids ages 6-12, under 6 free

Arkansas Bicycle Club


Central High School National Historical Site Ride – Little Rock

Ride the 7 miles of the significant sites of the 1957 desegregation events of Central High School with stops at Daisy Bates’ House, Dunbar School, Terry Mansion, and State Capitol for 7 miles. These count toward your 100 miles to earn your Iron Ranger patch for the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

Saturday, March 26, 2016, 1pm
2120 W. Daisy Bates
Little Rock, AR

Spring Break Days at Heifer Ranch

Spring Break Days at Heifer Ranch – Perryville

Springtime on the Ranch is full of fun and new life! Play with the baby goats, win prizes by completing activities, or visit the greenhouse and gardens. Dozens of lambs will be born this week, so be sure to watch the fields. Also visit our Visitor Center and do some shopping in our International Gift Shop.

Monday, March 21, 2016 – Saturday, March 26, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Heifer Ranch
55 Heifer Road
Perryville, AR 72126
Admission: Free


Photo Courtesy Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism

Great Escape Weekend and Easter Egg Hunt – Petit Jean

Celebrate spring and the great outdoors at our Great Escape Weekend! Enjoy free nature programs and family activities. The celebration concludes with an “Easter Egg Scramble” for children to search for about 2,000 Easter eggs. Contact the park for a schedule.

Friday, March 25, 2016 – Sunday, March 27, 2016, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Petit Jean State Park
Admission: Free

Iron Pig Multi-Sport Festival

Iron Pig Multi-Sport Festival – Fayetteville

Events include a Duathlon, 5K Run, 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk, and Bike Time Trial. The run courses are flat and fast. The bike course is out and back on Scenic Hwy 71. The finish is located just in front of the airport terminal. This course is geared to people looking for a challenge, but is not too hilly for an early season test. This is a good first-time event for an individual or team or a great way to kickoff the race season for the seasoned athlete.

Saturday, March 26, 2016, 8:45 a.m.
Drake Field
4500 S. School Ave.
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Admission: Spectators free; participant entry fees vary

26th Annual Kite Festival

26th Annual Kite Festival – Eureka Springs

“Art With an Altitude,” sponsored by KaleidoKites of Eureka Springs, is a free family event inviting attendees to bring their own kites or buy one at the refuge. The celebration includes vendors, contests and fun activities for parents and children. KaleidoKites’ experts will be available to assist children in kite making and flying techniques. Donations to the refuge requested for kite making assistance. “Making and flying kites is a ‘green sport’ families can share. It’s wind-fueled and gets kids away from sedentary activities like TV viewing and video games,” said Steve Rogers, KaleidoKites co-owner. “It’s a great photo-opportunity with world-class kites worth over a thousand dollars flown during the event. These kites are works of art, which is only fitting for an artist’s community like Eureka Springs,” added Rogers. The event is one of the refuge’s most popular events each year. Admission is free for kite flying; regular admission prices apply to tour refuge wildlife on display. Proceeds finance rescue and ongoing care for more than 135 tigers, lions, cougars and other wildlife that make the sanctuary a life-long home.

Saturday, March 26, 2016, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
239 Turpentine Creek Lane
Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Admission: Free


Mountain Harbor’s Easter Egg Hunt, Dog Hunt and Fire Truck Parade – Mount Ida

The fun starts with a huge egg hunt, followed by games and refreshments and the popular “Doggie Easter Egg Hunt.” Bring your favorite furry friends for their very own hunt for doggie goodies. After the party, the kids (big and little) jump on the fire trucks for our fire truck parade.

Saturday, March 26, 2016, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Mountain Harbor Resort & Spa
994 Mountain Harbor Road, Mount Ida, AR 71957
Mount Ida, AR 71957
Admission: Free

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