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Visiting Ozarks & Northern Arkansas
This summer, the Ozarks come alive with plenty of reasons to get outdoors and plenty of ways to enjoy the warm yet mild weather.
What better way to appreciate great weather than hitting the greens? Golf season is in full swing in northern Arkansas. If you miss your chance to tee off for charity in the 18th Annual Conway Regional Golf Classic on June 9th at Centennial Valley Golf Club, never fear – Conway offers a few other popular course options. Try your hand at Conway Country Club, or the par 72, Championship course at Nutters Travel Golf & Country Club, both open for public play.
In the far northwest of the state, venues across Eureka Springs open up for the 2014 Eureka Springs Blues Weekend. The festival features music from Chubby Carrier, Carolyn Wonderland, Walter Wolfman Washington, and many more. Check scheduled set times at venues like Basin Spring Park and Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge.
Cyclists fill Eureka Springs for a variety of events, including cross-country, downhill, short track, and kids' bike races as part of the 2014 Eureka Springs Fat Tire Festival. Of all the fun taking place July 18th through 20th, the non-competitive Big Town Ride is one not to be missed. The trail sends riders through a scenic course at a reasonable pace and there are stops for beverages along the way. Make sure to stick around after the races for award ceremonies and Sunday night's pool party.
The neighboring communities of Van Buren and Fort Smith pay tribute to their historic pasts with the 2014 Riverfront Blues Festival, June 20th and 21st. Harry E. Kelly Park is the place to be to enjoy the sounds of locally and nationally known artists. Bring blankets and lawn chairs and be ready to relax the weekend away.
Springdale, north of Fayetteville, is the home to the University of Arkansas. The students are out on summer break, but the future major leaguers in the Northwest Arkansas Naturals go to bat against the best teams in the MiLB at Arvest Ballpark in Springdale through the end of September. Stay after the game on July 4th to celebrate Independence Day with the team as the 2014 Great American Blast sends fireworks into the sky over the stadium.
Ozarks & Northern Arkansas Hotel Map
Ozarks & Northern Arkansas Events
Halloween Night: The Rocky Horror Picture Show Do the Time Warp at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville as they host a showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at 8 p.m.
Stop by the shops at the Pickles Gap Village in Conway for an afternoon of fun as the parking lot fills with vendors and entertainment from 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
2014 Arkansas Razorbacks Football
Put on your cardinal and white garb and cheer on the University of Arkansas Razorbacks football squad as they take on SEC competition for home games in Fayetteville.
2014 Bret Michaels
Lengendary rock and roller and reality TV star, Bret Michaels, brings his hits to the Fort Smith Convention Center. The show begins at 8 p.m.
2014 Halloween Trick or Treat
Dress up and bring the entire family for an evening of trick or treating, games, prizes, and more in downtown Fayetteville. The fun begins at 4 p.m.
24th Annual Christmas Gala Arts and Crafts Show
The Hughes Community Center in Russellville fills with homemade arts and crafts during this fun annual community event. Doors open at 9 a.m.
Lights of the Ozarks Visit Historic Fayetteville’s Downtown Square and enjoy the fantasyland created by over 400,000 lights as you enjoy carriage-rides, hot chocolate, and holiday music.
Blue Man Group
Catch this legendary group at the Reynolds Performance Hall on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas in Conway as they take the stage at 7:30 p.m.
2014 When Pigs Fly All-American BBQ Festival
This two-day festival in Fayetteville features live music, a bbq competition, local beer tasting, and a 5k run to top it all off. The festival start time is TBA.
2014 Mountain View Bluegrass Festival
Celebrate the sound of the Ozarks at the Bluegrass Festival, held at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View. Show times vary.
Van Buren's Christmas Parade Grab some hot chocolate and come out to Downtown Van Buren for their annual electric light parade. The floats start rolling at 6:30 p.m.
December 20-21, 2014
Caroling in the Caverns
Visit Blanchard Springs Caverns in Mountain View and enjoy a unique holiday experience as carols weave among the breath-taking formations. Times vary.
2014 Fayetteville Christmas Parade
With over 100 entries, the downtown Fayetteville Christmas helps bring in the holiday spirit. The parade begins at 11 a.m.
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Pay a visit to the Reynolds Performance Hall in Conway to catch this fun and entertaining show of crazy antics. The performers take the stage at 7:30 p.m.
Taste of the Valley
Wander along Main Street in Russellville and sample a variety of foods provided by local restaurants as you enjoy live music. The fun begins at 5 p.m.
Old Timer's Day Arts & Crafts Festival
Exhibitors from multiple states converge on Main Street, Van Buren bringing unique crafts and foods for all to enjoy.
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- Nine Museums to Visit in Arkansas
On your next trek through Arkansas, be sure to explore any of these excellent museums, like the Old State House Museum
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Wildlife of Arkansas
Here are 35 family-friendly outdoor and recreation ideas throughout central and southern Arkansas, the Ozarks, and delta region. Sponsored by Best Western Hotels.
- Nine Golf Courses in Arkansas
Tee off during your next Arkansas visit.
Head to Arkansas and enjoy the year round golf. With a slew of courses from Fayetteville to Little Rock, shoot for par in AR.
- Reel in these Nine Fishing Areas in AR!
Fishing in AR.
Anglers of all skill levels frequently choose these nine fishing areas to cast out in – spread throughout the Ozarks, the Arkansas Delta, and southern regions.
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