May Your Calendars Be Full


With Memorial Day and Summer break right around the corner, you’re likely looking for local events and activities to enjoy! Here are a few of our favorites for the whole family.

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Memorial Day Weekend Celebration (Queen Wilhelmina State Park)

Join us for a weekend of fun as we start our summer season at Queen Wilhelmina State Park! Fun-filled nature and history-related programs will be available for the whole family. Contact the park for a detailed schedule.

Date: May 26, 2018
Hours: 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Admission: Free


Memorial Day Fireworks (Hot Springs)

It’s time for the fireworks display to bring in the summer season for Hot Springs, held at dark on Lake Hamilton. In the event of rain, the fireworks will be shot from the same location at dark on Monday, May 28.

Date: May 27, 2018
Venue: Highway 7 South Bridge
Address: 4800 Central Ave
Hot Springs, AR 71901
Admission: Free


Spring Downtown Junk Fest (Van Buren)

Enjoy hundreds of vendors, plus food, live music, and entertainment at the Spring Downtown Junk Fest. Vendors will include repurposed, vintage, salvage, reclaimed, antique, and boutique items, vintage clothing and much more!

Dates: May 26, 2018 - May 27, 2018
Hours: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Address: 300-700 block of Main Street
Van Buren, AR 72956
Admission: Free


Full Moon Kayak Tour (Hot Springs)

Join a park interpreter for a moon-lit tour on Lake Catherine. Our stable, flat-water kayaks are easy to navigate and are incredibly relaxing. No experience is required, but you should be comfortable around water. Kayak, life jacket, and paddle are provided. Spaces fill up quickly, so please call to register at (501) 844-4176.

Date: May 29, 2018
Hours: 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Venue: Lake Catherine State Park Marina in Hot Springs
Admission: $15


Motorcycle Memories (Fort Smith)

Join the Fort Smith Museum of History for an exhibit on local and regional motorcycle history.  Motorcycle Memories will feature the Harley-Davidson motorcycle ridden by Fort Smith native Leroy Winters when he won the 1956 Jack Pine Enduro, continuing a successful national motorcycle racing career. As winner of the Jack Pine Enduro, Winters was named the National Endurance Champion for 1956. The Winters Motorcycle is loaned from the AMA Hall of Fame Museum in Pickerington, Ohio.

Dates: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays through June 2, 2018
Hours: 10:00 AM. - 5:00 PM
Venue: Fort Smith Museum of History
Address: 320 Rogers Avenue
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Admission: Included with museum admission: $7 adults; $5 veterans/military; $2 children; free for children under age 6


41st Annual Lum & Amber Festival (Mena)

The 41st Annual Lum & Amber Festival celebrates Mena’s hometown favorites "Lum and Abner" and includes fun and activities for all ages. Enjoy live music, arts and crafts, great food, fishing derbies, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, a 5K walk/run, classic cars, a kids corner with inflatables, trackless train rides, helicopter rides, gunfighter reenactments, and much more!

Dates: June 1, 2018 - June 2, 2018
Hours: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Venue: Janssen Park
Address: 601 7th St.
Mena, AR 71953
Admission: Free


13th Annual Stueart Pennington Running of the Tubs

This event consists of costumed teams loading up in authentic wheeled bathtubs for a race through the streets of Hot Springs. Audiences are also encouraged to come out with water guns, house slippers, shower caps, and robes to join in on all the fun while watching the parade. The running of the tubs event will be held in front of Bathhouse Row and is a celebration of Hot Springs’ historic past when the city proclaimed “We Bathe The World!” and is named in honor of Stueart Pennington, a well-known and respected downtown businessman.  

Date: June 2, 2018
Venue: Downtown Hot Springs
Address: 134 Convention Blvd
Hot Springs, AR 71901


Kids' Fishing Derby (Little Rock)

Hey, kids! Our pond has been stocked, and the fish are ready to be caught! Bring your parents down to the pond for a free fishing derby. There will be a casting contest, free snacks, and lots of prizes given away throughout the event, including a special prize for the biggest fish caught. Bring your own bait and tackle. Contest is for kids 15 and under, although everyone is welcome to fish after 10 AM with a valid fishing license.

Date: June 2, 2018
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Venue: Pinnacle Mountain State Park Environmental Education Pond in Little Rock
Admission: Free


Coming Soon: Brick Oven Pizzeria in Murfreesboro

We are happy to announce that Brick Oven Pizzeria is coming soon to Murfreesboro! It will serve gourmet pizza and burgers, along with subs, salads, and appetizers. It will also have a Cold Slab Creamery with fabulous ice cream and desserts. Brick Oven Pizzeria will include an Eat-N-Play fun center for kids with activities such as bazooka ball, laser tag, and a one-of-a-kind treasure land.

With so much going on, let's make sure to stay in touch! Follow Caddo River Forrest Products on social media to see what we are doing this summer!
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