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Calendar of Annual Texarkana Events

In Texarkana you will find a blending of two great cultures...where the south meets the west! Geographically located on the border of Texas and Arkansas, Texarkana is composed of two cities with the same name. The Texarkana cities are very unique in that they are connected by a man made line-State Line Avenue, which runs through the center of Texarkana.

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May Events
Railfest - Texarkana Event Calendar

Railfest

When: Early May
Where: Front Street Festival Plaza, Historic Downtown Texarkana
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/railfest

Railfest at the front street Festival Plaza is a family fun event with activities all day. Railfest will feature a Championship Rib Cook-Off with cash prizes. There will be arts & crafts, a pet rock shop, kidzone, and tons of live entertainment throughout the day. Admission to Railfest is free for kids 12 & under. Bring your lawn chairs and cameras and get ready for some family fun and lots of music.

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Annual Reader's Theater, Voices of Freedom: Overcoming Barriers

When: Early May Where: Regional Arts Center, 4th & Texas Blvd, Downtown Texarkana Phone: 903-792-8681 Website: http://www.trach.org

Inspired by a traveling exhibit by The Smithsonian Institute called Freedom's Sisters, the presentation is a celebration of African Americans overcoming barriers to achieve economic, social and legislative freedoms. Designed to give citizens additional opportunities to gain information about African American lives and their contributions to the world.

July Events
Sparks in the Park - Texarkana Event Calendar

Sparks in the Park - Independence Celebration Fireworks

When: Saturday before July 4 (verify - may be June date)
Where: Four States Fair Grounds, 3700 East 50th Street
Texarkana, AR 71854
Phone: 870-773-2941
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/railfest

Sparks in the Park Texarkana

Texarkana's annual Independence Day celebration will be held at the Four States Fairgrounds. The event is one of the largest of its kind in the state of Arkansas and features games for kids, food vendors, live music and a spectacular firework show. Admission is FREE.




September Events

Four States Fair and Rodeo

Four States Fair and Rodeo - Texarkana Event Calendar

When: September (second weekend after Labor Day, 9 days
Where: Four States Fair Grounds, 3700 East 50th Street
Texarkana, AR 71854
Phone: 870-773-2941
Website: fourstatesfair.com

An annual 9-day event that takes place at the Four States Fairgrounds. featuring: Nightly performances on the outdoor stage - FREE of charge with fair admission, livestock shows, petting barn area for kids, parade downtown, fine arts, home arts exhibits, commercial area, and vendors and concessionaires covering the grounds. Weekdays 4 p.m. - until, Saturday 12PM -until and Sundays from 1p.m. – 9p.m.

The great line up of entertaining things to do includes the carnival provided by Gold Star Amusements, music, our Annual Demolition Derby and four nights of PRCA action from Scotty Lovelaces Classic Rodeo Company, and the Agricultural Learning Center, where kids can learn about dairy, ag related products and even milk a life-size cow!.

October Events
Texarkana Renaissance Faire - Texarkana Event Calendar

Texarkana Renaissance Faire

When: October (first weekend: Friday - Sunday)
Where: Four States Fair Grounds
3700 East 50th St, Texarkana, AR 71854
email: texarkanarenfaire@gmail.com
Website: http://www.texarkanarenfaire.com

Games, magic, demonstrations, laughter and much more. The fun starts on Friday, at the Four States Fairgrounds in Texarkana, Arkansas, and goes through Sunday evening. The era is 15th Century through 17th Century. Dress up or just show up. All weapons must be sheathed and peace-tied. Vendor booths will be set up so be sure to bring your cash to make your purchases. Bring your camera too!

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Thanksgiving • Christmas • New Years Events

Texarkana Mistletoe Fair

Texarkana Mistletoe Fair - Texarkana Event Calendar

When: Weekend prior to Thanksgiving Holiday.
Where: Four States Fair Grounds
3700 East 50th St, Texarkana, AR 71854
Phone: (870) 772-9948
Website: http://www.jltexarkana.org/?nd=mistletoefair

Enjoy shopping, food, entertainment, games and even Santa Claus! The Junior League of Texarkana Mistletoe Fair starts the Thursday before Thanksgiving with the Preview Party. Santa arrives on Friday. Enjoy shopping through Sunday. This 4-day event is the Junior League of Texarkana’s biggest fundraiser and helps out their many local programs throughout the year. Be sure to get your tickets for the Preview Party on Thursday night–a night of glitz, glamour and gourmet where you can be among the first to shop the vendor booths. If you are a morning sort of shopper the Brunch and Fashion Show is just for you. On Friday you can enjoy private shopping, a wonderful meal and a style show. Don’t forget about the Running Under the Mistletoe 5K Race & 1-Mile Family Walk on Saturday.

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Main Street Gala

When: Mid-November, Saturday Where: Silvermoon on Broad, Broad Street, Texarkana, TX 75501 Phone: 903-792-7191

Annual Gala for downtown Texarkana. Food, music, auction. Historic fun supporting projects of Main Street Texarkana and the revitalization of downtown.

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Twice As Bright Festival of Lights - Texarkana Event Calendar

Twice As Bright Festival of Lights

When: Day after Thanksgiving - January 2
Phone: 903-792-7191
Website: www.mainstreettexarkana.org

Thousands of holiday lights decorate downtown Texarkana from the day after Thanksgiving through January 2nd. Parade and lighting early December. While this one technically begins in November, it really only serves as a kick off to the month of December when it really comes into its own. In addition to the festival of lights, there is a lighting of the community Christmas tree and a Christmas parade to take part in that make the holiday season in Texarkana all the more special.



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