It’s hard to believe the final month of summer has arrived, but Texarkana residents and visitors have several big events to look forward to this month! A Duck Dynasty star will be in town, the farmers market continues, a giant rubber duck race at Holiday Springs Water Park, and more.
Duck Fest featuring Jase Robertson from Duck Dynasty - August 9
Jase Robertson, star of the former A&E reality show Duck Dynasty and professional duck hunter will be present at this CHRISTUS St. Michael Foundation fundraiser event at the Four States Fairgrounds. Duck enthusiasts can compete in a duck call contest on stage with Jase Robertson for $100 (includes general admission). This evening event will also feature great food, live music, and more.
Wild About Wellness - August 10
Kids of all ages can attend this free event put on by CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System at the Four States Fairgrounds. The event includes a variety of health screenings, immunizations, and access to medical professionals. Other activities will include games, contests, Astro Jump Inflatables, Bicycle Safety Town, and more.
The Great Texarkana Duck Race - August 17
Want to compete in an epic rubber duckie race for a good cause? Don’t miss the Great Texarkana Duck Race on Saturday, August 17 at Holiday Springs Water Park! Adopt a duck for $5 and watch it float along the lazy river as it races to the finish line against thousands of other rubber ducks. The first duck to cross the finish line will win the grand prize, a 2019 Kia Rio LX.
Harry Potter Month: Potions Class - August 24
Join fellow witches and wizards at the P.J. Ahern Home as they celebrate Harry Potter Month by conjuring up a magical concoction that any dragon will protect. You won’t want to miss this magical event!
Coed 3x3 Volleyball Tournament and Basketball Tournament
Register a team for these tournaments taking place Saturday, August 24th at the Four States Fairgrounds. Compete against other teams battling for over $1,000 in cash and prizes. Get a team together for the basketball or volleyball tournament and, most importantly, have fun!
Gateway Farmers Market - Open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 7:00am - Noon
Great fresh produce from local farmers at the Gateway Farmers Market. Check out their Facebook page for weekly updates on what you can find at the market.
Ongoing, monthly events…
1894 Market Trade Days - August 10
See firsthand Texarkana’s more unique shopping experience at the August 10th, Back-to-School 1894 Market Trade Days. It promises plenty of family fun, including local artists, antiques, farmers, food trucks, street musicians, and more.
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.