Develop your green thumb with skills learned from the professionals you'll meet at the Arkansas Flower & Garden Show. Over 100 landscaping and gardening vendors participate in the event, offering "how to" advice, tips for gardening, plants and yard décor to beautify your backyard, and more. You'll leave this festival a more knowledgeable horticulturist, with some loot to make your garden look good.
Head to a state-wide party and have some fun at the Arkansas State Fair. The festival has it all - food, drinks, music, carnival rides, a livestock show, professional bull riding, a beauty pageant, dozens of contests, shopping, shows and more. Plan to spend a couple of days visiting the fair, because you just can't experience it all in one day.
Join in the fun at the Natural State's largest ethnic festival, the International Greek Food Festival. For over 25 years, the festival has celebrated the love for Greek food by serving it to the community. At the festival, you'll dine on Greek cuisine like baklava, gyros, hummus dip, falafels, souvlaki, pastitsio, and more. Is your mouth watering yet?
Lights, camera, action! Aspiring filmmakers and fans of cinema, get your tickets to the Little Rock Film Festival to see screenings of the latest local and Southern films. The LRFF is also known for featuring some of the best narrative, documentary, and short films from around the globe. MovieMaker Magazine ranked the film festival on its list of "The Top 25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee".
Spend Memorial Day weekend at the Natural State's largest event, Riverfest. The festival is a celebration of the visual and performing arts, and the event is jam-packed with things to do. Thousands of people head to Riverfest annually to see traveling art exhibits, stunt bike shows, and performances by artists like ZZ Top, Brad Paisley, Hank Williams, Jr., Styx, The Doobie Brothers, Miranda Lambert, Hootie & the Blowfish, B.B. King, Heart, and many others. Be ready to experience one of the biggest parties in the state.
Bring your appetite, and experience the Taste of the Town. The festival features food from over 30 restaurants, serving up a variety of cuisines. A few names you may recognize on the vendor list are Olive Garden, Texas Roadhouse, Hooters, Golden Corral, McAlister's Deli, and Blue Bell Creameries. You definitely won't leave this event hungry.
Make plans to attend this year's Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival. The four-day event takes place in June and features live music, camping, disc golf, yoga, hiking, swimming and more. Since its start in 2004, the festival has attracted nearly 20,000 attendees and has hosted performances by The Flaming Lips, Wilco, Ben Folds, The Black Keys, Slightly Stoopid, and Mumford & Sons. Get your tickets early, Wakarusa quickly sells out.