This year the iconic music event will celebrate its 40th anniversary on the banks of the Arkansas River. The festival kicks off June 1 with a party (tickets required) featuring tastings of hundreds of wines and local craft beers, food and, of course, live music. Headliners to this year’s festival include Wiz Khalifa and Justin Moore. More than 30 bands are scheduled to perform. The celebration concludes on Sunday with a fireworks display.
CRYSTAL BRIDGES: CHIHULY IN THE GALLERY AND IN THE FOREST
Debuts June 3
Patrons will be able to experience two stunning exhibitions featuring the work of artist Dale Chihuly. Presented for the first time in an Ozark woods setting and in the museum’s special exhibition galleries, it’s a world of wonder, waiting to be explored, only at Crystal Bridges.
BRIT FLOYD: IMMERSION WORLD TOUR
NORTH LITTLE ROCK
Verizon Arena will be host to the world’s greatest live tribute to Pink Floyd. The Brit Floyd show has truly become a phenomenon. A Brit Floyd show really is as close as fans will ever get to experiencing the magnificence of a Pink Floyd show live.
HEIFER URBAN FARM FEST
Head over to Heifer International headquarters for Urban Farm Fest – a new festival that features food trucks, local brews and lawn games. Visit the animals and walk through the gardens at Heifer’s Urban Farm. A portion of ticket proceeds go toward the organization’s work in Arkansas supporting small-scale farmers. The event kicks off at 6:30 p.m.
61ST ANNUAL BRADLEY COUNTY PINK TOMATO FESTIVAL
The World Famous Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival is the oldest running festival in the state of Arkansas. Family fun includes a tomato eating contest, a parade, live entertainment, an all-tomato luncheon, turtle races, a carnival, a steak cook-off and more.
EUREKA SPRINGS BLUES WEEKEND
Don’t miss the music festival lauded as “the who’s who of the blues.” This year’s lineup features local, regional, national and Grammy-award-winning blues acts from all over America and even around the world.
JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION OF FREEDOM
Hosted by the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, this annual commemoration of the end of slavery is an event rooted in history and focused on the future. Juneteenth is a time for reflection and forward thinking. This free block party style celebration has something for everyone — live music, children’s activities, food trucks and more.
SOUTHERN FOOD FESTIVAL
What better way to celebrate the grand re-opening of Main Street Batesville than enjoying a sampling of southern food? The event will feature live folk music, circus performers and more.
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
June 27 – July 2
Motown the Musical is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson and Smokey Robinson, just to name a few.
PICK YOUR OWN BERRIES
Month of June
Stop by one of the numerous pick-your-own-berry farms and take part in this time-honored summer activity. June will be prime season for harvesting blueberries and blackberries in some some areas. Find a farm near you!