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Awesome Arkansas Weekend


Summer vacation may be reaching its end but the fun events never stop. Let’s celebrate old times and new this weekend. Enjoy parades, music festivals, and film projects. Rifle through old books or jam out with some old rockers. Have a blast this weekend only in Arkansas.

130th Annual Old Soldiers Reunion Parade, Beauty Pageant, and Carnival – Heber Springs

The Old Soldiers Reunion Parade is part of a three-day event organized in 1887 as a way to commemorate and honor those who served in the Civil War, and has now grown to include all veterans by recognizing the sacrifices made by those who have served their country during peacetime and wartime.
August 3, 2017 – August 5, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Heber Springs City Park
901 West Main St.
Heber Springs, AR 72543
Admission: Free

Homegrown on the River Music Festival – Ozark

Arkansas’s premier sustainable music festival! Three days of music and magic on the banks of the Mulberry River with local, regional, and national touring acts. Featuring Steep Canyon Ranger, Son Volt, Arkansauce, White Denim, and more.
August 3, 2017 – August 6, 2017, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Byrd’s Adventure Center
7037 Cass Oark Rd.
Ozark, AR 72949
Admission: $65 – $135 Adult, free ages 12 and under

The 48 Hour Film Project Little Rock Best Of Screening – Little Rock

The 48 Hour Film Project is a wild and sleepless weekend in which you and a team make a movie – write, shoot, and edit – in just 48 hours. On Friday night, teams draw a genre from a hat. They are then given a character, prop and line to include in their films. On Sunday night, in a wild dash to the drop off event, the film is turned in – and teams celebrate. The film is then screened at a local theater in front of an audience of filmmakers, friends and families. On Sunday, July 9, Little Rock teams submitted the results from their weekend of blood, sweat and tears – a completed film! Just a couple of day prior these were only ideas in heads of our filmmakers and now they have come to life. This is the “Best of” 2017 screening and Award Ceremony.
August 4, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
CALS Ron Robinson Theatre
100 River Market Ave
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

32nd Annual Arkansas Book and Paper Show – Jacksonville

Dealers on hand selling rare books, first editions, autographed editions, rare documents, maps, postcards, and ephemera. Special emphasis on Arkansas and Arkansas history. Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
August 5, 2017 – August 6, 2017
Jacksonville Community Center
5 Municipal Drive
Jacksonville, AR 72076
Admission: $5 adults, $2 students
Phone: 501-985-1663

Guns N’ Roses: Not In This Lifetime Tour – Little Rock

Over the course of the past decade Guns N’ Roses have performed sold out shows and headlined festivals worldwide. Guns N’ Roses are one of the most important and influential acts in music history and continue to set the benchmark for live performances connecting with millions of fans across the globe. Founder Axl Rose and former members, Slash and Duff McKagan regroup for what will be one of the century’s most anticipated musical events. The Not In This Lifetime Tour, produced and promoted exclusively by Live Nation, is coming to War Memorial Stadium on Saturday, August 5, 2017, with special guest Sturgill Simpson.
August 5, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
War Memorial Stadium
1 Stadium Drive
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205
Admission: Tickets on Sale now!

Sunday Court Square Music Concert Series – Mountain View

The concerts are held on the Court Square in Mountain View, Arkansas the first Sunday of every month-Many through October. Performances are free of charge and run from 2 -3 p.m. under the shade of the oak tree on the east side of the Court House. Following the performance, each band will host an open pickin’ session from 3-4p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair and instrument to join the pickin’. Stone Bank and the Committee of 100 are proud sponsors of the Court Square Concert Series.
August 6th – Kickin’ Mule (feat. Danny Thomas, Billy Martin, Wayne Choate and Don Mellon)
August 6, 2017, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Court Square Mountain View
320 Oak Ave
Mountain View, AR 72560
Admission: Free

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