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Spring Forward This Weekend


Get ready for a great Arkansas weekend as we roll into spring. Do you want to taste some great steaks at the Camden Daffodil Festival? Are you more into music and nightlife? Do you want to catch some post-season high school basketball? As always, there is plenty to choose from if you are looking for something to do this weekend in Arkansas.

Photo Credit: Sue Davis Photography

AAA State Basketball Finals  (Hot Springs)

The Arkansas state basketball finals for all classifications are this weekend in Hot Springs. Grab a friend and head that way catch some basketball games.

Venue: Hot Springs Convention Center
Date: March 7-9
Time: Game Time Varies
Admission: Tickets Required
Contact: Click Here

Photo courtesy of Camden Daffodil Festival

26th Annual Camden Daffodil Festival

Camden welcomes spring in a big way where you have the pleasure of seeing six large gardens boasting millions of daffodils spread across many acres.  The Festival Shuttles provide transportation to the gardens, historic home tours and the antique car show.  While visiting, be sure to make a stop at the Championship Steak Cook-Off. Join thousands from all around the region at this unforgettable weekend for the entire family at the 2019 Daffodil Festival! Tour the amazing Daffodil Gardens, with millions of blossoms! Enjoy the rich History of South Arkansas with guided tours through Camden’s famous museums, antebellum homes, and historical sites complete with costumed re-enactments, or shop ‘till your heart’s content along the sidewalks of downtown Camden displaying a myriad food, collectibles, and crafts.

 Venue: Downtown Camden
Date: March 8-9
Time: Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here

Arts & Science Center Second Saturday Family Fun Day (Pine Bluff)

The Arts & Science Center Second Saturday Family FunDay program offers monthly hands-on arts and science activities in which visitors create art, complete science projects, or perform dance, music, or theater. Activities complement current art or science exhibitions. Activities are free and led by visiting artists, local art educators, and ASC staff. This months activity theme is archaeology month!

Venue: Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas
Date: March 9
Time: 1 p.m.- 3 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here

Symphonic Wind Ensemble Concert (Russellville)

Spend your Sunday afternoon with Arkansas Tech University’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble!

Venue: Arkansas Tech
Date: March 10
Time: 2:30 p.m. — 3:30 p.m.
Contact: Click Here

South Arkansas Literary Festival (El Dorado)

The Second Annual South Arkansas Literary Festival is this weekend!

Venue: El Dorado Conference Center
Date: March 9
Time: 9 a.m.- 9 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here

Matt Jones (Jonesboro)

Rokon Nation will present Matt Jones Redemption concert in Riceland Hall at the Fowler Center this weekend.

Venue: Arkansas State University

Date: March 9
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: Tickets Required
Contact: Click Here

SiriusXM The Pulse Presents Ben Rector — The Magic Tour (Fayetteville)

Ben Rector will be performing this weekend in Fayetteville with special guest Josie Dunne.

Venue: Fayetteville Town Center
Date: March 10
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: Tickets Required
Contact: Click Here

St. Patrick’s Day Pet Photos  (Bentonville)

Stop by to get your Lucky Charm’s picture taken for St. Patrick’s Day! Photos are free but donations will be accepted for the Bella Vista Animal Shelter. There will be treats for furbabies & cookies for humans. Don’t miss the chance to give back to a local animal shelter and capture your Furbaby’s inner “Luck Of The Irish!”

Venue: 3316 SW Street, Bentonville
Date: March 9
Time: 1 p.m.- 3 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here

Alpacapalooza (Little Rock)

Head to Heifer Village for a celebration of urban and rural farming. Bring the family to the campus for a day of local food trucks, artisanal food and goods, crafts for all ages and, of course, alpacas!

Venue: Heifer Village
Date: March 9
Time: 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here

41st Annual Wye Daffodil Festival

It is time for the 41st Annual Wye Mountain Daffodil Festival. There will be daffodils, flower bulbs, a plant swap, crafters, food vendors, music, photo ops, and more. This festival is family and kid friendly.

Venue: Why Mountain UMC, 22300 Hwy 113, Bigelow
Date: March 2-10
Time: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here

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There's a lot to celebrate in Arkansas. It's unique. Southern. Delightfully eccentric. Which is why we love every nook, cranny, cave and corner. In fact, some of our favorite things can't be found anywhere else. They're only in Arkansas. So we love them even more. The attractions we visit, the food we crave, the festivals we attend, the mountains we hike, the rivers we float, the stories we tell and the company we keep – it all adds up to one incredible state. And that familiar, meandering silhouette? Looks like home to us.

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