Uh oh...

It appears that you're using a severely outdated version of Safari on Windows. Many features won't work correctly, and functionality can't be guaranteed. Please try viewing this website in Edge, Mozilla, Chrome, or another modern browser. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused!

Read More about this safari issue.
Events 0

Arkansas Weekend: Hot Air Balloons and Motorcycle Rallies


Film and jazz festivals, motorcycle rallies, and hot air balloon races will entertain and excite you this Arkansas weekend. Take in the beauty of the Natural State on a hawk watch or enjoy days gone by at the tractor show. Or appreciate the amazing talents in art and music from around the state. Let’s squeeze every last bit of fun out of Summer!

8th Annual Fayetteville Film Fest

8th Annual Fayetteville Film Fest – Fayetteville

The Fayetteville Film Fest, now in its eighth year, is an advocate for films and filmmakers as they enter the marketplace. Because we are establishing that groundwork, we are an artistic festival with market potential. We offer a full schedule of panels and other events to compliment the screenings of our films. The 2016 FAYETTEVILLE FILM FEST will be held September 6-10 in Downtown Fayetteville, Arkansas.
September 6, 2016 – September 10, 2016
Global Campus Building
2 East Center Street
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Admission: $5 single ticket, $40 festival pass

Hawk Watch

Hawk Watch – Paris

Many birds of prey migrate southward over Mount Magazine in September. Watch from high cliffs of Cameron Bluff as hawks, falcons, and even eagles fly by, sometimes at eye level. Help identify and tally them as they pass over the only official hawk watching site in Arkansas.
September 8, 2016, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Mount Magazine State Park
Third parking area on Cameron Bluff Overlook Drive
Paris, AR 72855
Admission: Free

11th Annual Hot Springs Open Motorcycle Rally

11th Annual Hot Springs Open Motorcycle Rally – Hot Springs

The Hot Springs Rally is the largest motorcycle rally held annually in central Arkansas. It offers something for every motorcycle enthusiast.
September 8, 2016 – September 10, 2016
Hot Springs Convention Center
134 Convention Blvd.
Hot Springs, AR 71901

Jazz Eureka

Jazz Eureka – Eureka Springs

Jazz Eureka is a weekend of great music. Join us for the Crescent Lawn Party on Thursday night. Free concerts in Basin Park include trumpeter Rodney Block, Claudia Burson Trio, and Justin Young. Saturday evening is a big band dance. Sunday morning enjoy a jazz brunch at The Crescent Hotel followed by the headline show for the weekend, Dianne Reeves.
September 8, 2016 – September 11, 2016
Various locations around town
Eureka Springs, AR 72632

21st Annual Arkansas Hot Air Balloon State Championship

21st Annual Arkansas Hot Air Balloon State Championship – Harrison

Friday evening is the hare and the hound race. Saturday morning more race competitions. The evening events will continue with balloons tethered to the ground for the exciting balloon glow. Tethered rides will be offered to the public for $5.00.
September 9, 2016 – September 11, 2016, 5:00 p.m.
First Baptist Church/Soccer Complex
1400 S Pine Street
Harrison, AR 72601
Admission: Free

24th Annual Tractor & Engine Show

24th Annual Tractor & Engine Show – Scott

Are you ready for some sputtering, rickety fun at the Plantation Agriculture Museum? The museum invites all pre-1960s tractor exhibitors and hit-and-miss engines, along with those who love them. This event is a treat for all ages and draws out a large community of farmers, tractor owners, and spectators alike. Free for exhibitors and visitors.
September 10, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Plantation Agriculture Museum
Scott, AR 72142
Admission: Free
Phone: 501-961-1409

Spice and tea exchange

4th Anniversary of The Spice and Tea Exchange – Bentonville

The Spice and Tea Exchange of Bentonville will be celebrating our 4th Anniversary on September 10th in our store at 109 SE A Street. Downtown Bentonville will be full of activity that morning with the Saturday Farmer’s Market and the annual Bentonville Squirrel Cookoff as well as activities at our store including: Grilling demonstrations and discussion with Chef Sheila Reese of Born2Cook Inspired from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with food sampling. Tea tasting indoors all day featuring our three new Fall Inspired teas. Product samples given away while they last. Sign up for door prizes to be given away throughout the day. Specials throughout the store. Come join the fun!
September 10, 2016
The Spice and Tea Exchange
109 SE A Street
Bentonville, AR 72712

Legends of Arkansas

Legends of Arkansas Music and Art Festival – North Little Rock

The Legends of Arkansas Music and Art Festival was created to promote and celebrate the talented people of Arkansas. This year the Arkansas music and craft festival will be Saturday, September 10th, in the lovely Argenta Arts District. Bring your family and enjoy all-LOCAL live music, performing art, live paintings, art/craft vendors, craft beer, wine, food trucks and small business owners/sponsors booths. Come on out for an all-Arkansas kind of good time!
September 10, 2016, 12:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Argenta Arts District Plaza
520 N. Main St.
North Little Rock, AR 72114
Admission: Free

Meet the

Learn more about .

A little about .

Jeanetta Darley is an artist, blogger, and sometimes homesteader. A native Arkansan, she creates art and writes about the day to day victories & failures with family, farming, gardening, cooking & life in general at jeanettadarley.com.

Read more stories by Jeanetta Darley


Visit Jeanetta Darley’s Website

Like this story? Read more from Jeanetta Darley


Join the Conversation

Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


Submit a photo

We select one featured photo per week, but we show many more in our gallery. Be sure to fill out all the fields in order to have yours selected.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, png, Max. file size: 5 MB.

Regions Topics

What are you looking for?

Explore Arkansas

Central Arkansas

Little Rock, Conway, Searcy, Benton, Heber Springs

Northwest Arkansas

Fayetteville, Bentonville, Springdale, Fort Smith

South Arkansas

Hot Springs, Pine Bluff, Texarkana, Arkadelphia

Explore by Topic