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34TH ANNUAL POPS! ON THE RIVER

LITTLE ROCK

July 4

The 34th Annual Pops! on the River salutes Independence Day inside Riverfront Park. The event has expanded to include a bigger fireworks show, activities for kids, food trucks and more.

www.riverfestarkansas.com 


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MOVIES IN THE PARK

LITTLE ROCK

July 5 – July 26

Each Wednesday during July at sundown, families and friends can venture to the River Market for movies, from action to comedy to animated. This year’s lineup:

July 5: “Daddy’s Home”

July 12: “Finding Dory”

July 19: “The Magnificent Seven”

July 26: “Captain America: The First Avenger”

Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult or legal guardian to enter the event.


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OUTLAW MUSIC FESTIVAL

ROGERS

July 6

The once-in-a-lifetime lineup includes Willie Nelson & Family, Jason Isbell, The 400 Unit, Sheryl Crow and more. The festival will also feature local cuisine, craft beer and crafts by local artisans.

https://blackbirdpresents.com/outlaw-music-festival-2017-rogers/


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BORDERTOWN BREW FEST

FORT SMITH

July 8

This event is a celebration of craft beer, live music and an active outdoor lifestyle. Don’t miss the exclusive opportunity to sample over 250 of the best craft and domestic beers from local breweries.


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FIREFLY FLING

FAYETTEVILLE

July 15

A highly anticipated midsummer event at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks features nature and play activities for all ages. The gardens will be filled with musicians and storytellers. After dark, families participate in glowing games and gather on the lawn for glow-in-the-dark performances.

www.bgozarks.org


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DANCING WITH THE STARS: LIVE! – HOT SUMMER NIGHTS

Little Rock

July 18

“Dancing with the Stars” season 24 winner and NFL running back Rashad Jennings will join his partner, Emma Slater, along with others from this hit show to perform in this summer spectacular at Robinson Center.


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76TH ANNUAL JOHNSON COUNTY PEACH FESTIVAL

CLARKSVILLE

July 20 – July 22

The Johnson County Peach Festival is the oldest outdoor festival in the state. Don’t miss out on the myriad of fun, including peach jelly contests, peach pie eating, a skateboard competition, a fishing derby and more.

http://jocopeachfestival.8m.com/main.html


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JIM GAFFIGAN: NOBLE APE TOUR

LITTLE ROCK

July 23

Riverfest Amphitheatre

This Grammy-nominated comedian is embarking on one of the biggest tours of his career. In addition to his own television show, widely popular stand-up comedy and best-selling books, Gaffigan has guest starred on many television comedies and dramas.


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38TH ANNUAL CAVE CITY WATERMELON FESTIVAL

CAVE CITY

July 27 – July 29

After its debut in 1980, the Watermelon Festival has evolved into a summer celebration, bringing Grammy-winning artists, emerging talent and local favorites along with the “World’s Sweetest Watermelons.”  

www.cavecitywatermelonfestival.com


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“THE WEDDING SINGER”

ROGERS               

July 28 – July 30

The Tony-nominated Broadway musical is based on the hit Adam Sandler movie, “The Wedding Singer.” The Arkansas Public Theater hosts “the most romantic musical in 20 years.”

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