A FEW JANUARY EVENTS IN TRAVELIN’ ARKANSAS
There are thousands of special events and festivals in Arkansas each year ..... and still counting. Here is a sample of a few in Arkansas this January. The territories covered are the six geographical regions found in the Arkansas Tour Guide.
January 15-17 brings the 44th annual Tri-Lakes Coin Show to Hot Springs. The coin, stamp, and sports card show will take place at the Hot Springs Convention Center and will feature 100 vendors buying, selling, and trading their wares.
Southern Arkansas Timberlands
The 9th annual African American Voice is set for January 14 in Texarkana at the Historic Regional Arts Center. The event hosts some of the finest African-American performing artists in a four-state region. The Texarkana Regional Arts & Humanities Council and the African-American Advisory Committee are presenting the event.
If there’s an engagement or wedding in your near future, make plans to attend the 13th annual Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Bridal Show on January 17. The largest such show in the state is held at the Statehouse Convention Center in downtown Little Rock. Hours are 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Over 200 vendors of all things bridal, from photographers, invitation companies, cakes and florists to reception sites, honeymoon destinations and real estate agencies, gather in a single location for one-stop planning. Merchants also give away door prizes during the afternoon.
Each year, approximately 100 bald eagles migrate to the Bull Shoals area. On January 8 – 9 during Eagle Awareness Weekend, the Bull Shoals-White River State Park in Bull Shoals will offer activities centered on this national symbol. Events will include lake and river tours, guided bird walks, guest speakers, live bird demonstrations, kids’ activities and live entertainment. Admission is free, except for the lake and river cruises.
During winter, Lake Chicot State Park in Lake Village becomes home to mallards, teals, canvasbacks, mergansers, and ring-necked ducks. Join park staff for the Waterfowl Watch Weekend on January 9 – 10. The weekend is dedicated to all things waterfowl, including guided bird watching hikes, lake tours, land tours, and birding programs. On January 16 – 17 the park will host a Raptor Watch Weekend. Activities include bald eagle watch lake tours, raptor van tours, and guided bird walks and owl prowls.
Arkansas River Valley
In its 86th season, the Fort Smith Symphony will offer An Evening With the Empire Brass at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 23 at the Arkansas Best Corporation Performing Arts Center in Fort Smith. The symphony will pair with Empire Brass, one of the world's most sought-after brass ensembles for a fun-filled musical celebration spanning seven centuries of familiar melodies from Mozart to Gershwin.
For more information about top events in Arkansas, take a look at the Top Events USA selection of the annual main festivals and events in Arkansas at http://www.topeventsusa.com/state-events-arkansas.html
Or, take a look at the official web site for Arkansas at http://www.arkansas.com/