Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Fw: Ready for Spring Festivals in Arkansas?

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From: "Arkansas Parks & Tourism" <info@arkansas.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2010 08:37:27 -0500
To: Mayor James F. Valley<mayorjfvalley@gmail.com>
Subject: Ready for Spring Festivals in Arkansas?

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Hi Mayor,
We all know April showers bring May flowers. April also brings warmer temperatures, early blooming flowers and trees, green grass, and the yearning to be outside after the winter cold. Though there is always something going on in Arkansas, no matter what month, activities start to gear up this month as well – both indoors and out. Keep reading to find an event or activity that piques your interest.

Learn the fun side of reading and writing by attending the Arkansas Literary Festival. Discover what a “redbug” is at the Fordyce on the Cotton Belt Festival and enjoy some fine horse racing during the Apple Blossom Invitational at Oaklawn in Hot Springs. Ample opportunities for shopping abound, ranging from Big To Do on 22 in the Arkansas River Valley, and the Springs Arts & Crafts Fair at Hardy, to Calico Rock’s Riverfest and Cabot’s Strawberry Festival. Experience all things Scottish during the annual Arkansas Scottish Festival in Batesville, and a performance by the Russian Ballet in Helena-West Helena.

A wide assortment of events cover history and heritage in April. A reunion of former Walnut Ridge airfield personnel is slated, and a convention for dobro guitar players takes place in Clarksville. McNeil honors its railroad heritage while the Ozark folkways are showcased for the 48th year in Mountain View. Woolly Hollow State Park demonstrates what life was like in frontier time and Powhatan offers living history of how to be a lady in the 19th century. Last but not least, Hampson Archeological Museum State Park heralds the history of ancient body art, a.k.a. tattoos.

Keep on Reading!

Easter Eggstasy
- April 2 - 4, 2010

Bismarck, AR
SOE UA Fort Smith Jazz Concert
- April 8, 2010
Fort Smith Convention Center
Fort Smith, AR
$5 Million Apple Blossom Invitational at Oaklawn Park
- April 9, 2010
Oaklawn Racing & Gaming
Hot Springs, AR
AA Springtime in the Ozarks
- April 15 - 18, 2010
Best Western Inn of the Ozarks
Eureka Springs, AR
Little Rock Wind Symphony Presents "Connections and Collaborations"
- April 22, 2010
Second Presbyterian Church, 600 Pleasant Valley Dr.
Little Rock, AR
8th Annual Strawberry Festival
- April 23 - 24, 2010
Allman-Bevis Field
Cabot, AR

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