Weekend Plans: 5 Things to Do Around Arkansas

Thursday through Saturday

Catch all 14 championship girls and boys games live this weekend at the 2018 Arkansas State High School Basketball Finals in Hot Springs. Hosted by Arkansas Activities Association and Visit Hot Springs the Finals will be held at the Bank of the Ozarks Arena, 134 Convention Blvd. Ticket prices are $8 per day and kids under four are free. You can only purchase tickets the day of the game. The box office opens Thursday and Friday at 11:30 a.m. and Saturday at 9 a.m. More information, updates and full schedule are here.

Thursday through Sunday

See seven acres of more than 20 varieties of daffodils, jonquils and narcissus at the annual Wye Mountain Daffodil Festival. There will be arts and crafts, food vendors, historic church tours, kids activities and more. The festival ends March 11 and starts at 10 a.m. and ends 6 p.m. each day. The event is free and open to the public, but no pets please. The location is Wye Mountain Church, 23300 Highway 113 in Wye – just outside of Little Rock.

Friday through Sunday

Techstars Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event that brings together Fayetteville designers, developers, entrepreneurs and experts from all domains to do amazing things. It’s a three-day frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing and market validation. The weekend culminates with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback on Demo Day. Demo Day is free and open to the public, but registration is encouraged. It will be held at the Pryor Center, 1 East Center St. in Fayetteville.


Miranda Lambert brings her “Livin’ Like Hippies” Tour with special guests Jon Pardi and Sunny Sweeney to central Arkansas’ Verizon Arena, 1 Verizon Arena Way in North Little Rock. Tickets to see the Grammy Award winner are $42.75. The show starts at 7 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra presents “A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald” this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. at Robinson Center, 426 W Markham St. in Little Rock. Three versatile, powerful singers raise their voices to honor “The First Lady of Song,” Ella Fitzgerald, in what would have been her 100th year. Tickets start at $15.

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