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April 2022 Events in Arkansas


It’s that time of year when events start happening and people start heading outdoors to enjoy the Natural State! We have wrapped up another Arkansas winter and it is time to let the spring activities commence with outdoor festivals, concerts and baseball games. Take a peek at some events happening in April.

Delta Roots Musical Festival

Visit the Delta and celebrate Levon Helm’s rich heritage with The Weight Band led by the guitarist who was closest to him. There will also be arts and crafts and a Beans, Greens and Cornbread competition.

Venue: Helena, Arkansas
Date: April 9
Time: 10 a.m.- 10 p.m.
Tickets: deltarootmusicfest.eventbrite.com or call 870-572-5223 for more information

Minor League Baseball in Arkansas

Arkansas is fortunate to be home to two minor league baseball clubs. The Arkansas Travelers are a Minor League Baseball team based in North Little Rock, Arkansas. The Travelers are affiliated with the Seattle Mariners. The Northwest Arkansas Naturals are based out of Springdale and are an affiliate of the Kansas City Royals. Attending the games of these ball clubs is always fun because they have activities for the crowds, themed nights and the best ballpark food. Take time this month to head to a game with friends or family.

Arkansas Travelers Baseball
Date: Home Games will be April 11-16 and April 26-30
Venue: Dickey-Stephens Park (North Little Rock)
Tickets: Click Here

Arkansas Natural Baseball
Date: Home Games will be April 12-17 and April 26-30
Venue: Arvest Ballpark (Springdale)
Tickets: Click Here

Spring Sing at Harding University
Photo courtesy of Harding University.

Spring Sing

The musical variety show will feature hundreds of students involved in seven productions, plus 23 ensemble cast members and four hosts and hostesses accompanied by the Harding University Jazz Band.

Since 1974, Searcy has been home to this musical extravaganza showcasing the talent and spirit of Harding. This year, more than 19 social clubs are represented in club performances with themes like bees, Disney, rock ‘n’ roll, Saturday morning cartoons, archaeologists, haunted Harding and ‘where’s Waldo?’. Additionally, ensemble cast members and hosts and hostesses will perform accompanied by the Harding University Jazz Band.

Event: Spring Sing
Venue: Benson Auditorium at Harding University (201 S Blakeney, Searcy)
Date: April 14-16
Time: April 14 at 7 p.m., April 15 at 7 p.m., April 16 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Tickets: Purchase tickets at hardingtickets.com or by calling 501-279-4255.

Photo Credit: Arkansas Parks & Tourism

Arkansas Folk Festival

The Arkansas Folk Festival in Mountain View, Arkansas marks the beginning of the 2022 season at the Ozark Folk Center State Park. Admission is free to the Craft Village on both Friday and Saturday. Bring your friends and family for live music at the Blacksmith Stage and craft demonstrations in the park. This would make for a perfect family outing to kick off the beginning of the season for the Ozark Folk Center.

Event: Arkansas Folk Festival
Venue: Ozark Folk Center State Park (1032 Park Ave, Mountain View)
Date: April 15-16
Time: April 15 11 a.m.- April 16 3 p.m.
Tickets: Purchase tickets at the Ozark Folk Center State Park (regular admission) Click Here

Kids Fest

Kids Fest is a day devoted to kids having fun. The events take place at the Statehouse Convention Center. There will be mini figure displays, bounce houses, costumed heroes, princesses, community organizations, video games, tabletop games, a nerf battle maze, photo ops and so much more! One of the big features this year is a 65-foot obstacle course designed to challenge kids to the very end.

Venue: Statehouse Convention Center (Little Rock)
Date: April 15-16
Tickets: Click Here

Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live

For the first time ever, Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live will visit First National Bank Area for 3 epic performances! Fans of all ages will enjoy an exciting lineup of epic monster trucks as they experience the thrill of watching the iconic Hot Wheels monster truck toys come to life in a full-size, kid-focused, immersive Hot Wheels experience. If you have kids, you should check out this event.

Venue: First National Bank Arena (Jonesboro)
Date: April 23-24
Tickets: Click Here

Photo Credit: Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

Earth Day Festival

Join the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks as they celebrate 52 years of Earth Day with an event that includes family-friendly activities, crafts, music, games and giveaways. You will be able to visit booths and explore six cultivated acres of garden beauty! Plus, the City of Fayetteville will be giving away free saplings. There will also be live goats for guests to pet and feed.

Venue: Botanical Garden of the Ozarks (Fayetteville)
Date: April 24
Tickets: Click Here

Photo Credit: Walmart AMP

Tim McGraw in Concert with the McGraw Tour 2022

with Russell Dickerson, Alexandra Kay and Brandon Davis

Tim McGraw will be visiting Arkansas live and as of right now there are still tickets available.

Venue: Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion (5079 W Northgate Rd, Rogers, AR)
Date: April 29
Time: 7 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30)
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online, by calling 479-443-5600, or in person at the Walmart AMP Box Office or the Walton Arts Center Box Office.

Photo Credit: Toad Suck Daze

Toad Suck Daze

Hop to downtown Conway at the end of April for Toad Suck Daze, which is the largest, free-admission, family festival in Arkansas.  During the three-day event you can gather in the streets of downtown Conway for food-on-a-stick, local and national entertainment, arts and crafts, activities for kids, and, of course, the World-Famous Championship Toad Races as well as several festival-sanctioned events sponsored by local non-profit organizations take place throughout the weekend such as a 5K/10K race and the Tour de Toad bicycle race.

Venue: Downtown Conway, Arkansas
Date: April 29- May 1
Admission: FREE
More Information: Click Here

The Arkansas Italian Food and Wine Festival

The Italian food festival features the best Italian cuisine in Arkansas, great live music, Bocce, a cooking competition, a demonstration tent and a Waiter’s Race!  There will be plenty of activities for the kiddos, including bounce houses & face painting. This is a perfect event for family fun and good food.

Venue: Penick Boys & Girls Club in Little Rock
Date:   April 29-May 1
Tickets: Click Here

Cabot Strawberry Festival

The Cabot Strawberry Festival is happening this month and is a key festival in promoting local strawberry growers. The festival will have live entertainment, a carnival, kid zone, food trucks, vendors, 5k race and of course strawberries! So, plan to attend this festival and enjoy some Arkansas strawberries!

Venue: Cabot, AR (102 Second Street)
Date: April 29
Time: 9 a.m.- 8 p.m.
Admission: Free
More Information: Click Here

Stars and Sauce

Stars and Sauce is a Star-gazing and live music event. You will be able to peer through professional telescopes while listening to the region’s hottest acts: Arkanssauce, Opal Agafia, Ben Miller and more!

Venue: The Farm in Eureka Springs
Date: April 29
Tickets: Click Here

Moss Mountain Farm – Farm Tour and Lunch

There are several April dates to choose from to book a farm tour and lunch at Moss Mountain Farm. This includes a guided tour through P. Allen Smith’s three-story Greek Revival-style home, a tour through Allen’s Terrace Garden, the Hidden Rose Garden, Hydrangea Allée and P. Allen Smith’s one-acre Vegetable Garden. You will also get a farm-to-table lunch featuring a seasonal recipe from P. Allen Smith’s book as well as a visit to Poultryville to meet the chickens and other animals.

Venue: Moss Mountain Farm (23700 Ross Hollow Rd, Roland)
Date: Multiple dates to choose from in April
Tickets: Click Here to see the list of dates and purchase tickets

See you out in the Natural State enjoying all the culture, food and community we are famous for, Only in Arkansas!

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2 responses to “April 2022 Events in Arkansas”

  1. Jane Weathers says:

    Siloam Springs celebrates our annual DOGWOOD FESTIVAL April 22-24.

  2. Liz Lottmann, President, Ozark Blues Society of NWA says:

    Please post the link to our fundraising event — Bound for Beale Fundraiser:
    Every year since 2003, the Ozark Blues Society of NW Arkansas sends our Blues Challenge winners to Memphis to compete in the International Blues Challenge. This year our winning band is The Jeff Horton Band. This is an opportunity for NWA bands to meet the most important people in the Blues music world — record label executives, national festival bookers, agents and managers. This year’s event is at the Meteor Guitar Gallery in downtown Bentonville, on April 30th. Thank you for your help getting the word out.

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