Summer festivals in Arkansas to check out in 2014

Summer festivals in Arkansas to check out – Here’s the newest additions to our site, the top summer events by month, and some festivals that you should mark your calendars for this summer.  Visit our Arkansas page for complete listings of AR festivals

June festivals in Arkansas 2014

So here it is, the top events in Arkansas this June you can’t miss out on.  Our complete list of all the events, with the narrowed down top events listed in the menu.

Spring River Rally
JUNE 19, 2014

Location: Hardy, AR, Griffin Park
Description: Event will be held on June 19-21, 2014.

Smackover Oil Town Festival
JUNE 19, 2014

Location: Smackover, AR, Tennyson Park
Description: The Smackover Oil Town Festival is held annually at Tennyson Park, located at the corner of 10th Street and Broadway.
2014 Smackover Oil Town Festival
Thursday June 19 – Saturday June 21
Tennyson Park, 10th Street and Broadway.
2014 Riverfront Blues Festival
Friday June 20 – Saturday June 21
3rd Friday: Art & Food
Friday June 20 – Friday June 20
Officer William McGary Memorial 4.74 K
Saturday June 21 –
In front of Conway Police Department
Malvern Brickfest
Friday June 27 – Saturday June 28
Music Downtown at Sundown
Saturday June 28 – Saturday June 28
Purplehull Pea Festival
Saturday June 28 – Saturday June 28

Riverfront Blues Festival
JUNE 20, 2014

Location: Fort Smith, AR, Harry E Kelley Park under Arkansas River bridge
Description: The festival draws thousands of music lovers to enjoy top musical talent on the banks of the Arkansas River

International Butterfly Festival
JUNE 20, 2014

Location: Paris, AR, Logan County Fairgrounds
Description: Festival will be held on June 20-21, 2014.

PurpleHull Pea Festival
JUNE 27, 2014

Location: Emerson, AR, Grayson Street
Description: You won’t see anything else quite like it. It’s a small-town festival with a one-of-a-kind world championship sporting event, complete for all types of lovers and Pea fans!  Festa fiesta!!

Hot Springs Music Festival
Late May or Early June, Hot Springs
This is for those of you who love orchestra, ensemble, choral and chamber music. They have 20 concerts. You see every performance for $125, but tickets for individual performances are available ranging from free to $25.

Little Rock Film Festival
Early June, Little Rock
Five days of film. Lots of local and national films with workshops, panel discussions and more.

Early June, Jacksonport
Hear national country music acts on the banks of the White River. There are activities and games for kids, festival foods, catfish cooking competitions and more. Fireworks on the last day of the festival.

Hope Watermelon Festival
Early June, Hope
Music, the largest arts and crafts show in Arkansas, a 5k walk-run, food, an antique car show, softball, a seed spitting contest and LOTS of watermelon.

Chicken and Egg Festival
Early June, Prescott
Free admission. Arts and crafts, food vendors, tennis, 5K run, basketball and egg related activities.

Valley Fest
Early June, Russellville
BBQ contest, arts and crafts, food vendors, midway, bingo, slam dunk contest, 3-on-3, volleyball, softball, horseshoes, tennis, 5K, bike races, River Valley Idol, car show, fishing derby, and mostly free entertainment all weekend.

Pink Tomato Fest
June, Warren Celebrate the pink tomato with tomato markets, contests and other free entertainment.

Turpentine Creek Native American Pow Wow
June, Eureka Springs
Native American Inter-Tribal dances, grand entries, contests, color guard, drumming, chanting, craft booths, food and soft drink concessions.

Petit Jean Car Show & Swap Meet
June, Morrilton
You will see over a thousand cars plus crafts, antiques and more. Free admission.

Oil Town Festival
June, Smackover
Free concerts every night.

Turkey Track Bluegrass Festival
June, Waldron
Golf cart parade, banjo bing, hog-roast, yard sale and more.

Great Arkansas Pig Out
June, Morrilton
Pig chases, good food, sports, musical entertainment and a car show. This is one of the major festivals in the region.

Malvern Brickfest
June, Malvern
Music, craft vendors, food vendors, kids games and festival foods.

PurpleHull Pea Festival & World Championship Rotary Tiller Race
June, Emerson
The world’s fastest garden tillers compete in this festival. Festival food, craft vendors, entertainment and more.

Mt. Magazine International Butterfly Festival
June, Paris
Parade, arts & crafts, food, live entertainment and more.

Buffalo River Elk Festival
June, Jasper
Crafters,nature seminars, wildlife displays, fishing derby and the elk permit announcements.

Riverfront Blues Festival
June, Fort Smith
Blues music and food.

Fat Tire Festival
July, Eureka Springs
Annual mountain bike festival.

Ding Dong Days Festival
July, Dumas
Food and craft vendors, parade, games for kids and entertainment.

July, Altus
Celebrate Arkansas wine in Altus. Most events and tastings free.
Buffalo River Elk Festival 2014
JUNE 27, 2014

Location: Jasper, AR, Downtown
Description: This award-winning festival is one of Arkansas’ top craft fairs and outdoor sporting events and celebrates the reintroduction of elk to our beloved Arkansas – the Republican’s last stomping gound!

Top July festivals in Arkansas this summer

4th of July festivities and events in Arkansas, July festivals you can’t miss, and some other great events this summer in Arkansas.  Check out the list and add your own favorites if we missed one.  Free submissions for festivals!

JULY 4, 2014

Thunder On Thunderbird Fourth of July Festival in Cherokee Village, AR, Lake Thunderbird and Downtown

Fireworks In The Park

JULY 4, 2014

Location: Salem, AR, City Park
Description: FREE food and music prior to one of the best fireworks displays in North Central Arkansas. The fireworks are set off by Republicans most likely.

4th of July Blues & Fireworks
Friday July 4
Regional Park, Pine Bluff
Sparks in the Park
Friday July 4
3rd Friday: Celebrating Food & Friends
Friday July 18 – Friday July 18
Fort Smith Summer Vintage Flea Market
JULY 19, 2014

Location: Fort Smith, AR, Phoenix Expo Trade and Event Center
Description: Event will be held on July 19, 2014. Antiques, Collectibles, Toys, Comics, Marbles, Jewelry, Art, Books, Pottery Glassware, Records, Dolls, Clothing
Girls’ Night Out Downtown
JULY 19, 2014

Location: Siloam Springs, AR, Main Street Siloam Springs
Description: Bring your sisters, mothers, daughters, cousins, and girlfriends to this fun downtown shopping night! There will be doorprizes, sales, snacks, crafts

Mena Art Gallery Photography Show
JULY 30, 2014

Location: Mena, AR, Mena Art Gallery
Description: Show will be held on July 30th through September 3rd, 2014.

August Arkansas festivals

The complete listings of all the Arkansas celebrations in August and county fairs in AR that are well-regarded all over the country!  The long list of all the top things to do in Arkansas this year!

Dog Day of Summer
AUGUST 2, 2014

Location: Siloam Springs, AR, City Park
Description: Dog Day of Summer in 3 days! Come down and walk your dog through the beautiful parks at 9 a.m. and… View more detail »
Types of Vendor: ArtCraftFoodCommercial
Fulton County Fair
AUGUST 11, 2014

Location: Salem, AR, Fairgrounds
Description: Fair will be held on August 11-16, 2014…. View more detail »
Types of Vendor: ArtCraftCommercial
Arkansas Democrat Gazette Fall Bridal Show
AUGUST 17, 2014

Location: Little Rock, AR, Statehouse Convention Center
Description: Join us at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Bridal Show from 12:30-5 p.m. August 17, 2014. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Bridal Show allows vendors to… View more detail »
28th Annual World Championship Cardboard Boat Race Heber Springs
Sandy Beach
35th Annual Cave City Watermelon Festival Cave City
8/7/2014 – 8/9/2014
City Park
Gravette Days Gravette
8/7/2014 – 8/9/2014
Old Town Park
38th Annual Hope Watermelon Festival Hope
8/7/2014 – 8/9/2014
Fair Park
95th Annual Fulton County Fair Salem
8/11/2014 – 8/16/2014
Fulton County Fairgrounds
43rd Annual Northwest Arkansas Bluegrass Festival Harrison
8/14/2014 – 8/16/2014
Beacon Park, 5 miles northof Harrison city limits on Ridgeway Loop
Newton County Fair & Rodeo Jasper
8/17/2014 – 8/24/2014
At the Hub Convention Center
Sebastian County Fair Greenwood
8/19/2014 – 8/23/2014
Seb. Co. Fair Grounds
115th Annual Johnson County Fair Clarksville
8/19/2014 – 8/23/2014
72nd Annual Little River County Fair & Rodeo Foreman
8/26/2014 – 8/30/2014
Newton County Bluegrass Festival Jasper
8/28/2014 – 8/30/2014
Bradley Park
3rd Annual Legendary Blues Festival Helena-West Helena
Downtown – Cherry Street Pavilion
63rd Annual Clothesline Fair Prairie Grove
8/30/2014 – 9/1/2014
Park Grounds
6th Annual Coin & Currency Show
AUGUST 22, 2014

Location: Mountain Home, AR, Ramada Inn Convention Center
Description: Coin & Currency Show. US & foreign coins bought, sold and traded. Supplies available. Free Parking. admission $1.00. Good both days…. View more detail »
Types of Vendor: Commercial
Fort Smith Vintage Flea Market
AUGUST 23, 2014

Location: Fort Smith, AR, Phoenix Expo Trade and Event Center
Description: Event will be held on August 23, 2014. Antiques, Collectibles, Toys, Comics, Marbles, Jewelry, Art, Books, Pottery Glassware, Records, Dolls, Clothing,… View more detail »
Music Downtown at Sundown
Saturday July 26 – Saturday July 26
Frisco Festival
Friday August 22
30th Annual Frisco Festival
Friday August 22 – Saturday August 23
Downtown Rogers
Frisco Festival
Friday August 22
Hot Springs Blues Festival
Friday August 29
Music Downtown at Sundown
Saturday August 30 – Saturday August 30
National Championship Chuckwagon Race
AUGUST 23, 2014

Location: Clinton, AR, Bar of Ranch
Description: The National Championship Chuckwagon Races are held Friday through Sunday every Labor Day Weekend at the Of Ranch in Clinton, Arkansas…. View more detail »
Types of Vendor: MusicArtCraftFood
Labor Day Weekend Art Fair
AUGUST 30, 2014

Location: Heber Springs, AR, Lawn of the Historic Heber Springs Courthouse Square
Description: Labor Day Weekend Art Fair on the Square is a one day, outdoor, fine arts fair on the lawn of the… View more detail »
Types of Vendor: ArtCraftFoo

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