There are always great things to do in The Natural State, and AY About You has compiled some of the most exciting events in Arkansas this weekend. Also, listen to 103.7 The Buzz every Friday morning for Morning Mayhem to learn more about what’s going on during the weekend and more, featuring AY About You President and Publisher, Heather Baker.

 

 

Thursday, May 18

What: Flavor of the Park 

Where: Exchange Street Parking Plaza (Hot Springs) 

When: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 

Hot Springs’ ultimate food showcase will take place this Thursday evening, with live music and libations included. Many of the city’s favorite restaurants will have samples for guests to enjoy as they travel around the city. For more information, click here. 

 

Friday, May 19

What: May Fest 

Where: Sherwood Dairy Queen 

When: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. 

Petting Zoo, inflatables, balloon animals, face painting, outdoor games and so much more will be offered at May Fest in Sherwood. This year’s event will be held at Dairy Queen and will include dine-in promos, including BOGO 99 cent blizzards and misty slushes. 

 

Friday, May 19 – Saturday, May 20 

What: 29th Annual Picklefest 

Where: Atkins

When: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. 

Enjoy this free community event this weekend in Atkins. Great food, amazing music, arts, crafts, kids zone, pickle eating and pickle-juice drinking contests, talent contests and so much more will be offered this weekend. Click here for more information. 

 

Friday, May 19 – Saturday, May 20 

What: Arkansas True Crime Festival 

Where: Rogers Convention Center 

When: 10 p.m. – 5 p.m. 

True crime buffs, detectives, podcasters and more will be featured this weekend at the Arkansas True Crime Festival in Rogers. This festival aims to highlight the work of solving crimes, and discuss important cases. Read this earlier article for more information. 

 

Friday, May 19 – Monday, May 29 

What: 3rd Annual Pulaski County Fair 

Where: Riverfront Park Drive (North Little Rock) 

When: opens Friday at 5 p.m. 

The 3rd Annual Pulaski County Fair, presented by Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort, will begin this Friday, May 19, in North Little Rock. This year’s event will also host the 4th Annual Yadaloo Festival, which will take place on Saturday, May 27. For more information about entertainment and rides, read this earlier article. 

 

Friday, May 19 – Sunday, May 21 

What: “My Fair Lady” 

Where: Robinson Center (Little Rock) 

When: Various showtimes 

A Broadway classic, “My Fair Lady” will be shown for one weekend only in Little Rock. Enjoy the story of Eliza Doolittle, a flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistic professor, as they go through a huge, comical transformation. Read this earlier article for more information. 

 

Friday, May 19 – Sunday, May 21

What: Northwest Arkansas Juggling Festival 

Where: Yvonne Richardson Community Center (Fayetteville) 

When: Begins Friday at 5 p.m. 

Join the Northwest Arkansas Juggling Festival this weekend and watch as jugglers from all over participate in a public show, a private show and more. This year’s event will include the talent of juggling many different objects. Click here for more information. 

 

Saturday, May 20

What: Dr. Gene Doyle Memorial Golf Event 

Where: Indian Hills Drive (Fairfield Bay) 

When: 7:30 a.m. 

The annual Dr. Gene Doyle Memorial Golf Event will be held this Saturday in Fairfield Bay. Breakfast, golf and lunch will be provided for participants and proceeds from this event will be donated toward providing scholarships for students enrolling in the Arkansas Craft School’s career education program. 

 

Saturday, May 20 

What: Interactive Screening: “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” 

Where: CALS Ron Robinson Theater (Little Rock) 

When: 7 p.m. 

Let there be lights, let there be laughter, let there be outrageous and beautiful costumes. This Saturday evening, CALS Ron Robinson Theater will be showing an interactive screening of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” complete with a costume contest, and pre-screening games. Click here to buy tickets. 

 

Saturday, May 20 

What: Cossatot First-Timers  

Where: Cossatot River State Park 

When: 9 a.m. 

If you’ve never floated the Cossatot River, this Saturday is the perfect time to break out that Kayak for the summer. This event is for whitewater school attendees of current and past that are ready to take on the Cossatot. To participate in this event, you must be a paid member of the Arkansas Canoe Club. Click here for more information. 

 

Saturday, May 20

What: Line Dancing 

Where: William F. Laman Public Library System (North Little Rock) 

When: 11:300 a.m. – 12:20 a.m. 

This is your traditional country line dancing, but it is a free class available to those ages 19 and up. The Laman Public Library System invites everyone to grab their friends and join in on the fun of cutting a rug this Saturday. This class will be recurring weekly. 

 

Saturday, May 20

What: Bark in the Park 

Where: Lake Frierson State Park (Jonesboro) 

When: all day 

All pawrents are invited to enjoy a fun day with all of their precious pups in Jonesboro. This is the day of the dog, and all activities will celebrate the joy that balls of fluff bring to the lives of many. Dog-friendly businesses, dog yoga and dog-themed activities will take place. Click here to learn more. 

 

Saturday, May 20

What: Olympus – ALS in Wonderland 

Where: Greek Orthodox Church (Little Rock) 

When: Begins at 7 p.m. 

The 9th Annual Soiree for ALS in Wonderland will take place this Saturday at the Greek Orthodox Church. This year’s theme embarks on the values of hope, inspiration, fantasy and intrigue and dress code is both mythical and fashionable. All proceeds of this event go toward benefitting those living with ALS in Arkansas. 

 

Saturday, May 20

What: Delta Cultural Center’s Art in The Park 

Where: Mississippi River State Park (West Helena) 

When: 10 a.m. 

The Delta Cultural Center is inviting the public to celebrate the Delta this Saturday at its Art in the Park event. Artist Elizabeth Spellman will join the center to paint a beautiful landscape of the Mississippi River. Bring your own supplies and enjoy a peaceful day of painting. 

 

Saturday, May 20

What: Hop Alley Rally 

Where: Downtown Corning 

When: 9 p.m. – 4 p.m. 

The City of Corning is inviting the public to celebrate the 3rd Annual Hop Alley Rally this Saturday, located at the site of the old Hop Alley, in downtown Corning. Music, food, craft vendors, games and more will be available for guests to enjoy. Click here to view the full schedule of events. 

 

Saturday, May 20

What: CareLink Cupcakes for Goodness Sake 

Where: Argenta Plaza (North Little Rock) 

When: 3 p.m. – 6p.m. 

Bake the world a better place this Saturday at Cupcakes for Goodness Sake. professional and amateur bakers will feature their very best cupcakes at this fundraising event. There is no better place to support your local community, satiate your sweet tooth and support central Arkansas seniors. 

 

Saturday, May 20 – Sunday, May 21 

What: Sweet Summertime Vintage Market 

Where: BoBrook Farms (Roland) 

When: Saturday: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Sunday: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. 

Enjoy time at the winery, with over 50 vendors to shop from, food trucks and guaranteed fun for the entire family. This will be an open air market, perfect to enjoy all of the summer vibes and support local businesses and creators. 

 

Sunday, May 21

What: Rockwater Village Outdoor Market 

Where: Rockwater Marina (North Little Rock) 

When: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. 

Go enjoy food, vendors, local creators, produce and flowers this weekend at the Rockwater Village Outdoor Market in North Little Rock. This event is presented by The Filling Station North Little Rock and more information about vending can be found online

 

RECURRING EVENTS: 

  • Crimes of the Heart will be showing at Argenta Community Theater in North Little Rock through May 20. 
  • Artosphere will be hosting many events from now through the end of May in Fayetteville. 
  • Listening Forest has returned to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and will be showing until May 23. 
  • Diego Rivera’s “America” is currently on display at Crystal Bridges Museum of Fine Art in the Temporary Exhibition Gallery. Rivera’s work will be on display through July 31. 
  • What a Time To Be Showcases beautiful, and very pink, artwork by Yvette Mayorga, and is currently on display at The Momentary, where it will remain on display until Oct. 15.
  • The Hot Springs Fishing Challenge will be taking place through July 31. 

 

SPORTS: 

D1 College Baseball

  • Arkansas Razorbacks V. Vanderbilt Commodores at Nashville; Thursday, May 18, Friday, May 19, Saturday, May 20.
  • Arkansas State Red Wolves V. South Alabama Jaguars at home; Thursday, May 18, Friday, May 19, Saturday, May 20.
  • Pine Bluff Golden Lions V. Southern Jaguars at Baton Rouge; Thursday, May 18, Friday, May 19, Saturday, May 20.
  • Central Arkansas Bears V. Eastern Kentucky Colonels at home; Thursday, May 18, Friday, May 19, Saturday, May 20.
  • Little Rock Trojans V. Morehead State Eagles at Morehead; Thursday, May 18, Friday, May 19, Saturday, May 20.

D1 College Softball

  • Arkansas Razorbacks V. Harvard Crimson at home; Friday, May 19, begins at 6:30 p.m.
  • Central Arkansas Sugar Bears at Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders at Tuscaloosa; Friday, May 19, begins at 3:30 p.m.

 

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