April Events in Texarkana

Spring and warmer weather have finally arrived and Texarkana makes the best springtime destination. Whether you live in Texarkana or are just visiting, you should take advantage of all the fun events going on in April. We hope this helps spark some inspiration for what to do during your visit!

If you want more ideas of what to do here, be sure to pick up one of our Visitors Guides to help plan your trip. If you know of an event that we missed, feel free to reach out and let us know!

Farmers Bank & Trust Distinguished Speaker Series: Ben Stein - April 4

Farmers Bank & Trust presents actor, author, economist, and pop culture icon Ben Stein at the Holiday Inn Texarkana Arkansas Convention Center at 5200 Convention Plaza Drive. You can check their Facebook event for more details and updates.

Monster Mash at Four States Fairgrounds - April 6

Get down to the Four States Fairgrounds the first weekend in April for an epic monster truck event. The preshow begins at 4 pm, where you can join in on the Pit Party. You’ll get the chance to meet the competitors and even take a ride in a monster truck. Learn more about the event and get your tickets today!

Spring Market Days at 1894 City Market & Gallery - April 13

This market on the second Saturday of each month is always a great spot to see the work of local artists and grab unique gifts. But April’s event is a special spring market, so there will also be an antique car show, an Easter bonnet contest and parade, and more! Learn more and plan to attend this monthly Texarkana favorite.

Spring Fling at Three Chicks Feed, Seed, and Cafe - April 13

If you haven’t eaten at Three Chicks Feed, Seed, and Cafe yet, you’re missing out. The restaurant and feed store hybrid is hosting a fun spring event from 9 am - 2:30 pm. There will be activities for the kids, photography by Seize the Moment Photography, and you can even take home your own chicks or bunny. Learn more and mark your calendar.

Third Thursday Jazz Band at Pop’s Place - April 18

Located at 6701 E Broad Street in Texarkana, AR, Pop’s Place is a spot beloved by locals and visitors alike. The third Thursday of each month, a jazz band comprised of local teachers takes the stage at Pop’s Place and you can reserve a spot on their patio to enjoy the show. While you’re there, try their infamous crawfish and grits or one of their famous steaks, like Pop’s Big Ass Ribeye. Check out their full menu and it’ll convince you to make that reservation you’ve been thinking about.

Primal Flow Studio Easter Egg Painting Party - April 21

This is an activity the entire family will love! Your kids can paint and dye Easter eggs at Primal Flow Studios. Your child can take their wonderful creations home the same day. Get your tickets today!

Live Music at Fat Jack’s - Vernon Hinesley - April 27

If you love live music, you won’t want to miss the April lineup of artists at Fat Jack’s. Grab a drink, a bite to eat, and enjoy the live entertainment. It’s going to be a great time!

Know-it-All Trivia - Multiple Dates/Times/Locations

If you love trivia and think you have what it takes, check out these local Texarkana, Arkansas, restaurants and bars where you can play trivia throughout the month. Grab a team and get down to Know-it-All Trivia!

  • Sunday - Fat Jack’s, 8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday - Pop’s Place, 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday - Arrow Bar, 8:30 p.m.

There’s a lot going on in Texarkana this month. Don’t miss out on all these fun events and a great start to the spring season! If you’d like updates on things to do in Texarkana, follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We’d love to hear from you if you know of events or places we should highlight.

Looking ahead...

8th Annual RailFest - May 11

One of Texarkana’s biggest events is coming up! Bring your family and friends to this all-day event at Festival Plaza where you can enjoy tasty food, crafts, local vendors, contests, a kids play area, and an evening concert. That night, Austin-based singer and songwriter Parker McCollum will perform. Admission to the daytime event is free but tickets are required for the concert. Learn more about the event and get your tickets today!