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Fun Events in Arkansas May 19 – 23, 2016


Let’s celebrate food, beer, gospel singing and the Buffalo River. There’s so much to enjoy this weekend across the state of Arkansas. Get out and explore May 19 – 23!

Murder for Two

Murder for Two – Fayetteville

Book and music by Joe Kinosian, Book and lyrics by Kellen Blair. Everyone’s a suspect in this multi-award-winning musical comedy fresh from its national debut. A small-town policeman dreams of making it to detective — and one fateful night, his opportunity arrives in the form of a dead Great American Novelist. One actor investigates, the other plays every suspect, and both play the piano in this whip-smart, winking homage to an old-fashioned theatrical murder mystery.
Thursday, May 12, 2016 – Sunday, May 29, 2016
Walton Arts Center’s Nadine Baum Studios
505 West Spring Street
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Downtown Rogers Restaurant Week
Downtown Rogers Restaurant Week

Main Street Rogers will promote local restaurants and bars, and the local culinary scene, by incorporating theme events for merchants in which downtown restaurants, as well as associate members, can participate. There will be themed food days, featured items, and special call-outs for participating merchants.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 – Saturday, May 21, 2016
Downtown Rogers
301 W. Chestnut
Rogers, AR 72756

Magnolia Blossom Festival & World Championship Cook-Off

Magnolia Blossom Festival & World Championship Cook-Off

This will also be the 66th Anniversary of the Annual Art Show. This year’s festival is sure to be grand as there are several new events being planned along with some fantastic music acts. Take a minute and browse our website to see what is in store for 2016.
Friday, May 20, 2016 – Saturday, May 21, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Downtown Historic Square
211 W. Main
Magnolia, AR 71753
Admission: Free

The 32nd Annual International Greek Food Festival

The 32nd Annual International Greek Food Festival – Little Rock

The 2016 International Greek Food Festival is looking forward to continuing the tradition of serving FOOD, FRIENDS and the COMMUNITY! The Festival begins on Friday, May 20 from 11:00am to 9:00pm, continues on Saturday, May 21 from 11:00am to 9:00pm and wraps up on Sunday, May 22 from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Come and join the fun. OPA!!!!
Friday, May 20, 2016 – Sunday, May 22, 2016
Annunciation Greek Church
1100 Napa Valley Drive
Little Rock, AR 72211
Admission: Free

16th Annual Arkansas Delta Family Gospel Fest

16th Annual Arkansas Delta Family Gospel Fest – Helena-West Helena

All types and styles of gospel music can be found at this music fest – everything from the traditional African-American gospel quartet, to mass choirs and more contemporary Christian music. Sit back and relax on the levee of the Mississippi River. You’ll be clapping your hands and tapping your feet before you know it!
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Cherry Street Pavilion
141 Cherry St.
Helena-West Helena, AR 72342
Admission: Free

3rd Annual Hot Springs Craft Beer Festival

3rd Annual Hot Springs Craft Beer Festival

Sample craft beers, delicious food, and win prizes. Craft beer brewers from all mid-south have been invited to participate. For a small admission price (after proving you’re 21 or over) you’ll be able to sample the latest Ale, Porter, Wheat Beer, and many other styles you’ve always wondered about. Food from local restaurants will also be available for sampling. This event is a fundraiser to assist in putting on the Hot Springs Blues Festival. So, make your plans to come and enjoy some wild, or not so wild, beers and food.
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Hot Springs Convention Center
134 Convention Blvd.
Hot Springs, AR 71901
Admission: $35 day of, early admission prices available

2016 Eureka Springs Plein Air Festival - ESPAfest

2016 Eureka Springs Plein Air Festival – ESPAfest

The Eureka Springs School of the Arts and Plein Air Painters of Eureka Springs are proud to announce the Inaugural Eureka Springs Plein Air Festival. The festival will host various paint-outs in scenic locations around Eureka Springs and surrounding areas. This is a five day festival where artists can choose to enter into each paint-out or pick a specific paint-out.
Sunday, May 22, 2016 – Thursday, May 26, 2016, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
1886 Crescent Hotel – Beaver Bridge – Beaver Lake Bluffs – Historic Downtown Eureka Springs
Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Admission: Free to spectators; Painters $90 for all events, $30 for individual paint-outs

Buffalo River Heritage Festival

Buffalo River Heritage Festival – Jasper

Celebrate the rich culture of the Buffalo River through live storytelling, river music, art, and video. In addition to the primary performance venue, the celebration will be held throughout the Jasper Square, with restaurants and galleries offering specials relating to the Buffalo River. This event is supported by the Arkansas Department of Heritage.
Sunday, May 22, 2016, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Nelms Gallery
107 Church Street
Jasper, AR 72641
Admission: Free

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