Happy Monday y’all! We are back at it with the top Arkansas weekly events. Here’s the rundown..
TASTE OF THE HOLIDAYS AT MID AMERICA – HOT SPRINGS
Thursday, November 21 6pm-9pm
This will be the museum’s 20th annual benefit for educational programs. A ticket allows you to enjoy all of the science fun the museum has to offer, along with some of the best food and drinks from throughout the state. They also advertise a “premiere silent auction” that’s supposed to be out of this world. With over 20 listed food and drink vendors, there’s sure to be something for everyone. We’ve heard there will also be some ’70s music involved to celebrate the museum’s upcoming 40th anniversary.
Tickets may seem pricey, $85 in advance or $100 at the door, but think date night. Food, drinks, music, and SCIENCE (yes, we are closet nerds) all under one roof, at that price. There are also VIP tickets available. For more information check out the museum website: https://midamericamuseum.org/tasteoftheholidays
We know it’s a Thursday but play hooky and make a day of it while there’s still some fall colors left to see! Check out our Fall Foliage Hot Springs guide here https://arkansastodo.com/2019/11/02/arkansas-fall-foliage-day-trip-hot-springs-edition/
LIGHTS OF THE OZARKS – FAYETTEVILLE
Friday, November 22
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! So, of course the top Arkansas weekly events must include the annual lighting of the Fayetteville town square. It will begin at 6pm when the mayor flips the switch to illuminate the over 400,000 lights in the downtown area that will guide the parade. The event will be full of carolers and food/drink vendors to get you in the holiday spirit. Santa will be available before and after the parade for pictures in the town center. If you can’t make it on parade night, the lights will stay lit every day from 5pm til 1am through December 31, complete with nightly holiday activities, hot chocolate, and music. They will have pony and carriage rides starting on November 23 and Santa will make appearances throughout the month of December. If you’re in the NWA area, this is a must see!
HOMETOWN CHRISTMAS – HUNTSVILLE
Friday, November 22 5pm-7pm
This is the charming little town of Huntsville’s annual Christmas lighting ceremony in the Historic Huntsville Square. The lighting will take place at 6pm with participating downtown businesses staying open late for evening shopping. Take the kids out for pictures with Santa and a ride on the children’s train. What’s a Christmas lighting without live music? You can enjoy local choirs singing, along with craft vendors, chili, and other refreshments.
DAZZLE DAZE – CONWAY
Thursday, November 21 – Saturday, November 23
This is when the Conway area local businesses (and others from throughout the state) SHOW OUT. It’s a 3 day get-down on shopping with merchants bringing their best offerings.
Photos with Santa on Fridays and Saturday.
Girls Night Out is Thursday, the first night, from 6-9. Tickets are limited to 100. $30 online and $40 at the door. Swag bags, coupon books, and extra gifts for this night only.
This is great place to get your Christmas shopping D-O-N-E!
We want to give a big shout out to our friends at Bleacher Bling. LaDona and Heather are two of the hardest working people we know. They’ve always got something unique and trendsetting. Go by and see them! Also, for all things custom, even if its just a one time thing, these ladies make it happen. Ahem…. Arkansas To Do shirts coming soon 😉
For tickets and more info check out https://www.conwayregional.org/about-us/womenscouncil/womenscouncilevents/dazzledaze
MISTLETOE MARKET – ARKANSAS CONVENTION CENTER TEXARKANA
Friday, November 22 – Sunday, November 24
From the looks of it, this is the Texarkana area’s premier Christmas shopping event. The 34th annual market put on by the Junior League of Texarkana will be held at the Arkansas Convention Center. Their website boasts numerous unique vendors and events for the entire family. There are several different events and ways to shop (Jess’s eyes lit up when she saw the “Mistletoe and Mimosas” event) along with multiple drawings you can enter to win. Sounds like the perfect place to make major strides on that Christmas shopping list.
For shopping times, more info, and tickets head on over to https://www.jltexarkana.org/fundraising/mistletoe-market/
RANDALL SHREVE – GEORGE’S MAJESTIC – FAYETTEVILLE
Saturday, November 23 18+ 9pm
Randall Shreve. What a talent. This guy is truly an Arkansas gem and one of the greatest front men to ever come out of Arkansas – so says Phil. And if you disagree, he said he’d fight you. The guy is raw talent and charisma. Shreve delivers this vaudeville rock n’ roll show that’s truly just a pleasure to watch. Great musicianship and song writing. It’s unique and not typical of any genre you’re listening to on the radio. BTW, if you have not seen Shreve in the Incredible Freddie Mercury Tribute, then just stop what you’re doing and look for the next date. We’ll mention it the next time it rolls around. The guy is a freaking STUD.
Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Head on over to https://georgesmajesticlounge.com/shows/ to get yours!
THREE DOG NIGHT – ROBINSON – LITTLE ROCK
Saturday, November 23 7:30 pm
“JEREMIAH WAS A BULLFROG!”
There may only be a couple of dogs left, but the classic rock legends bring hits like “Mama Told Me Not to Come” and “One” to life at the Robinson. They have a slew of other hits that Phil loves. He’s old. But the jams are good.
Tickets range from $39 to $49 at https://www1.ticketmaster.com/three-dog-night/event/1B005741BA4958AB
Pro Tip: Phil is all about a bargain so he says to try StubHub a couple of hours before the show…