Category archives: Out & About

Head Outdoors this August to the Arkansas Delta

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Kimberly J. Williams, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism August is a great time to get out and enjoy the Arkansas State Parks in the Arkansas Delta, especially from the water. Join the staff at Davidsonville Historic State Park in Pocahontas for a Black River Ramble on Aug. 12. Explore the importance of rivers as you float along th[...]

El Dorado Welcomes Star-Studded Lineup to Launch Murphy Arts District

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Executives from Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, House of Blues, and more answer the call to ‘the pride of South Arkansas’ for $100 million revitalization EL DORADO, ARK.  – Once known for its booming oil industry, El Dorado, Arkansas is looking to hit a gusher again by focusing on arts, music, culinary and culture to drive an unprecedented revitalization. The[...]

Little Rock Marathon Registration Opens

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Registration for the Little Rock Marathon opened this week. The Race Weekend will be held March 3-4, 2018. For runners who want to train for the 2018 race, a “build-up” training phase begins Aug. 7 and official training starts in mid-September. Training is free, but runners have to register. Registrations will be available online at littlerockmarathon.[...]

Homegrown On The River Music Festival

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Jill Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism If you love music, sustainability efforts, kid friendliness, and scenic views, this summer music festival is for you – Homegrown On The River Music Festival is set for Aug. 3-5 at Byrd’s Adventure Center in Ozark. The music The event presents a stellar line up of local, regional,[...]

Symphony of Northwest Arkansas Announces New Season

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The Symphony of Northwest Arkansas will present its 2017-18 season at the Walton Arts Center’s Baum Walker Hall beginning in October, according to a news release. Tickets for the shows at 495 W. Dickson Street in Fayetteville are on sale now. The first concert of the season, directed by Music Director Paul Haas, will take place Saturday, October 14. The s[...]

The Unexpected Returns to Fort Smith for Third Year

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Over the last three years, Fort Smith has come alive artistically with the Unexpected, a collaboration between 64.6 Downtown and Just Kids, to bring the top names in street art to town. World-famous artists like D*Face, Vhils and Maser have revitalized the forgotten walls of Garrison Avenue with gorgeous works of art that draw inspiration from the region’s f[...]

Be The King’s Guest

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he new Guest House at Graceland and Elvis Presley’s Memphis complex offer Graceland visitors an expanded experience. There are touches of Elvis Presley throughout the Guest House at Graceland, just as one visiting the new, four-diamond resort on the Graceland campus might expect. But those Elvis-inspired accents are classy, not kitschy. You won’t find vel[...]

Touring the Scott Plantation Settlement

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Katherine Stewart, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism To look backward for a while is to refresh the eye, to restore it, and to render it more fit for its prime function of looking forward — Margaret Fairless Barber Many people look at Scott Plantation Settlement, just outside North Little Rock, and see a collection of some two dozen b[...]