These 15 Festivals in Arkansas Are Excellent Outings for Everyone

Every season in the Natural State sees great festivals, especially active events like the Little Rock Marathon held in early spring, both the Bentonville and Little Rock Film Festivals that take place in May, the always popular International Greek Food Festival which recently took place in the capital city, and most notably the Arkansas State Fair held in Little Rock every October. There are some upcoming arts, crafts, history, and music festivals across Arkansas that locals and visitors should plan to attend! Mark your calendar for these fun summer events, held from the end of May to Labor Day weekend.

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There are many, many other festivals to enjoy during each season in the Natural State. A few honorable mentions include Picklefest coming up on May 15th in Atkins, Arkansas and the Magnolia Blossom Festival in Magnolia, AR on the same day. There’s also Wakarusa, of course, northern Arkansas’s celebration of music and camping coming to Mulberry Mountain in June. Get out and enjoy all the music, food, and fun Arkansas has to offer!