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Beat The Heat This Arkansas Weekend


Beat the heat art shows and film fests, musicals about murderous barbers, and fashion shows. Watch some bull riding and celebrate our state tree the pine. You have no reason to be bored this weekend in Arkansas.

44th Annual Pine Tree Festival and 4th Annual Ultimate Challenge Bull Riding

44th Annual Pine Tree Festival/4th Annual Ultimate Challenge Bull Riding – Dierks

One of the oldest running festivals in southwest Arkansas. Events with a family atmosphere, live entertainment, games and activities for kids, carnival, more than 40 food and craft vendors, heavy equipment show, and parade. Saturday’s bull riding and three-man bull fighting event starts at 7 p.m.
August 5, 2016 – August 6, 2016, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Dierks City Park
Dierks, AR 71833
Admission: Saturday bull riding: $10 adult, $5 ages 7-12, 6 and under free
Phone: 870-286-2671

2nd Annual Eureka Springs Human Rights Art & Film Fest - 2

2nd Annual Eureka Springs Human Rights Art & Film Fest – Eureka Springs

Celebrating diversity and human rights. Open to all ages. Feature film with producer/director Q&A following feature film; film shorts and art exhibit. Beverages and snacks available.
August 5, 2016 – August 6, 2016, 6:00 p.m. – 11:45 p.m.
The Auditorium
36 South Main Street
Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Admission: Free

Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd – Hot Springs

This popular Steven Sondheim musical brings Mrs. Lovett and the Demon Barber of Fleet Street to the stage. It’s London. It’s love. It’s murder. It’s revenge.
Sundays, Fridays, Saturdays, August 5, 2016 – August 14, 2016
Pocket Community Theatre
170 Ravine Street
Hot Springs, AR 71901
Admission: $15 adults, $5 children 12 and under

4th Annual Boati Gras

4th Annual Boati Gras – Fairfield Bay

The Krewe of Jesters presents Boati Gras. Live music, Mardi Gras food, Mardi Gras parade, and festivities throughout the day. Decorate a boat and join the parade. Canoe, kayak, paddle boats and pontoon boat rentals. Fun for the family.
August 6, 2016, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Fairfield Bay Marina
4350 State Hwy. 330
Fairfield Bay, AR 72088
Admission: Free

Ron Coleman Mining Crystal Digging Lecture Tour

Ron Coleman Mining Crystal Digging Lecture Tour – Jessieville

Learn how to dig for crystals, what to look for and how to clean crystals that you find.
August 6, 2016, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Ron Coleman Mining Gift Shop
211 Crystal Ridge Lane
Jessieville, AR 71949
Admission: Includes admission for digging and lecture tour $20 adults, $15 ages 55+, $5 ages 7-16, free ages 6 and under

Three Feet of Arkansas Art Exhibit

“Three Feet of Arkansas” Art Exhibit – Texarkana

Exhibit begins with a reception and “meet the artist” on August 6 at 6 p.m. Landscapes of Arkansas “Three Feet of Arkansas” by Danny Helms on display. Other artists include Georgia Hubnik and Lena Hall who will be available and on display along with various works by numerous artists, including Bill and Gloria Garrison.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, August 6, 2016 – August 31, 2016, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Downtown Gallery/Studio 218
218 East Broad Street
Texarkana, AR 71854
Admission: Free

3rd Annual Muzikal Fashion Show

3rd Annual Muzikal Fashion Show – Little Rock

Beauty comes in all forms and when fashion and music collide they create the ultimate presentation of art. Featuring some of the area’s hottest boutiques and designers, as well as live entertainment, this event is hosted by award-winning model TK Kelson and infuses diverse music with non-traditional runway and trendy fashion.
August 7, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
Downtown Bank of America
200 W. Capitol Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
Admission: $20 general admission, $40 V.I.P.
Phone: 501-426-4560

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