If you’ve been thinking about visiting Texarkana, Arkansas, February is the month to make it happen. There are so many fun events to look forward to this month. You can participate in (or cheer at) the Run the Line Half Marathon or see the famous Harlem Globetrotters! And, as always, you can enjoy some of the very best restaurants and attractions in the area right here in Texarkana.
Here are the events you need to mark on your calendar this month:
AKC All-Breed Dog Show - February 1-2
The first weekend in February, dog lovers from all over can attend the 2020 annual AKC Dog Show at the Four States Fairgrounds in Texarkana. It’s one of the largest events in the Four-State region, so mark your calendar and plan your trip to Texarkana for this prestigious dog show with 1,000+ dogs and over 120 different breeds from around the country. Admission to the event is free. Parking is $5.
Broadway Sports Bar & Billiards Super Bowl Party - February 2
Watch the Big Game, eat pizza, and enjoy drinks at Broadway!
First Thursday at the Museum - February 6
At the next First Thursday event at the Lindsey Railroad Museum, you can learn about Dr. Henry M. Beidler, the first mayor of Texarkana, Arkansas. He led a life of prosperity, turmoil, and intrigue before being gunned down on Broad Street in December 1888. On Thursday, February 6th at 6:30 p.m, you can learn about this captivating figure of Texarkana history. $5 entry at the door.
Five Course Wine Dinner - February 6
Enjoy a delicious meal and fabulous wine at Verona’s five course wine dinner this month. Call to RSVP and order tickets, $80 per person.
Run the Line Half Marathon and Relays - February 16
If you love to run, you can participate in the Run the Line Half Marathon. It’s a unique opportunity to run a single race that takes place in two states! Participants will run right down the state line in downtown Texarkana. Learn more about this event you won’t want to miss.
Harlem Globetrotters 2020 Tour - February 20
The Harlem Globetrotters return to Texarkana! Get the famous Harlem Globetrotters experience with the whole family at the Four States Fairgrounds. Tickets on sale now.
Texarkana Mardi Gras - February 22
Texarkana Mardi Gras returns on Saturday, February 22. Don’t miss this full day of fun on Front Street in Downtown Texarkana, including local entertainment, vendor booths, a 5K run, a gumbo cook-off, parade floats, and more! This family friendly fun is brought to you by Healthcare Express, Precision Roll Grinders, Texarkana Radio Center, and Our Texarkana, the Texarkana, Arkansas, Advertising & Promotions Commission.
Justin Furstenfeld (Blue October) at Arkansas Municipal Auditorium - February 28
See Blue October’s Justin Furstenfeld in concert at the Municipal Auditorium. He’ll perform and will also be joined by a panel of mental health professionals, educators, first responders, and members of Generations Against Bullying in a frank conversation about a social epidemic plaguing society.
Ongoing, monthly events…
1894 Market Trade Days - February 22
1894 Market Trade Days is Texarkana’s unique shopping experience where you can enjoy shopping, art, entertainment, food vendors, and more! This month, Trade Days will take place the same day as the downtown Mardi Gras celebration downtown.
Live Music at Fat Jack’s Oyster & Sports Bar - Multiple Dates/Times
If you love live music, you’ll want to check out Fat Jack’s Oyster and Sports Bar, where you can enjoy a variety of live music performances every month. In February, you can see Levi Pilkington, Aaron Ferrell & Nic Norman, Clay Logan Band, and more. Check out a full list of their events.
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 - Paragon Lounge, 7:30 p.m.
Did we miss a February event? Let us know! Get ready to explore all that Texarkana has to offer this month. We hope you enjoy your stay in our city!