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Come Together This Weekend – June 23-25


This weekend let’s celebrate the things that bring us together. cherish time with friends and family by attending some of these festivals, plays, and concerts. And you can’t forget about the food. Enjoy the Natural State with those you love.

Arkansas Peace Week

A coalition of local, national and international organizations, faith groups and individuals, come together with a mission to promote peacemaking and justice. Numerous events planned throughout the state, to feature education, service, dialogue, and outreach activities promoting the mission and in coordination with the annual nationwide Campaign Non-Violence Week of Actions.
June 17, 2017 – June 24, 2017
Local organizations, faith groups & various venues throughout Arkansas
Little Rock, AR 72202
Admission: Free

Motown: The Musical – Little Rock

It began as one man’s story, became everyone’s music, and is now Broadway’s musical. Motown the Musical is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, and many others. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives, and made us all move to the same beat. Featuring classic songs such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” experience the story behind the music in this record-breaking smash hit.
June 21, 2017 – June 25, 2017
Robinson Center
7 Statehouse Plaza
Little Rock, AR 72201

37th Annual Brickfest – Malvern

Don’t miss the live entertainment, bull bash, 5K run, car, truck and motorcycle show, Miss Brickfest pageant, baby contest, arts & crafts, games, rib cook-off and fabulous food vendors. Participate in the Brick Car Derby, best-dressed brick, and the brick toss.
June 23, 2017 – June 24, 2017
Malvern City Park
Hwy 270 @ Collie Road
Malvern, AR 72101
Admission: Free

20th Annual Buffalo River Elk Festival – Jasper

Join us in the “Elk Capital of Arkansas” for a fun-filled weekend featuring artists, craftsmen, elk permit drawings, contests, entertainment, fishing derby, lots of kids’ activities, and a brilliant fireworks display on Saturday night.
June 23, 2017 – June 24, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Downtown Square
109 Court St.
Jasper, AR 72641
Admission: Free

Riverfront Blues Festival – Fort Smith

Experience one of the longest-running blues festivals in the nation, alongside the mighty Arkansas River.
June 23, 2017 – June 24, 2017
Riverfront Park Amphitheater
Riverfront Park
Fort Smith, AR 72901

28th Annual Purple Hull Pea Festival & World Championship Rotary Tiller Race – Emerson

Celebrating a local backyard delicacy, the purple hull pea, and hosting the world’s fastest garden tillers. Pea meals, arts & crafts, Great Antique Tractor Show, World Cup Purple Hull Pea Shelling Competition, Great Purple Hull Peas & Cornbread Cook-Off, Million Tiller Parade, Pea-Stompin’ Street Dance, and a fireworks show.
June 24, 2017, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
PO Box 1
Emerson, AR 71740
Admission: Free

Southern Food Festival – Batesville

The first-ever Southern Food Festival is a celebration of regional food culture. Local chefs and restaurants present their own takes on traditional Southern dishes, and compete for the year’s “Best of Batesville” award. Live music, kids’ activities, circus performers, and more. This year we will be unveiling the first phase completed of the new Maxfield Park, located downtown.
June 24, 2017, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Main Street
267 East Main St.
Batesville, AR 72501
Admission: Free


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