It’s July and that means summer events are in full swing. From local food to local art to...anime?! That’s right - you can find it all at events going on in Texarkana, Arkansas, next month! The whole family will love these fun events taking place this summer.
Are there any anime fans out there? If so, you’re in luck! Texarkanime is a 2-day anime, comic, and sci-fi convention and you won’t want to miss it. There will be special guests, a cosplay contest, panels, dancing, and artists and other vendors. Tickets are $30 at the door but you can save if you buy them early. Learn more on the Texarkanime website.
What: Anime Convention
When: July 28 - 29, 2018
Where: Arkansas Convention Center Holiday Inn - Texarkana
This may not be just one event, but we think it’s definitely worth noting! There is a pick-your-own blueberry farm at 9000 Tennessee Road in Texarkana, AR. Buckets are available at the farm for you to use as you pick blueberries, and when you’re done picking, they weigh them and charge by the pound. At just $2 per pound, it’s a great deal and gives you something new to do this summer! Learn more about the farm on the Texarkana Blueberry Patch Facebook page.
What: Pick-your-own Blueberry Farm
When: Hours of operation vary
Where: 9000 Tennessee Road, Texarkana, AR
Artists Visualizing Artists (AVA) Show
On Friday, July 13th, local and visiting artists in the Texarkana area are invited to portray another artist, whether through painting, drawing, sculpting, etc. Hosted at the 1894 Gallery, this event is sure to be a fun social event for artists in and around Texarkana. Learn more on the event’s Facebook page.
What: AVA Show
When: Friday, July 13th 6 pm - 9 pm
Where: 1894 Gallery at 105 Olive Street, Texarkana, Arkansas 71854
Gateway Farmers Market
Each Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 7:00 am until noon, locals and visitors alike can buy local produce, crafts, and baked goods at this farmers market in Texarkana. The market will be open until late fall so make a point to stop by sometime this summer! Occasionally they’ll post sneak peeks of what produce you can expect to see at the upcoming market, so be sure to check out the Gateway Farmers Market Facebook page.
What: Gateway Farmers Market
When: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 7 am - Noon
Where: 9th Street & Jefferson, Texarkana, Arkansas
Texarkana offers a little something that everyone will love. Whether you’re an anime fan or an artist, come see why #OurTexarkana offers a Side of Goodness this month! Do you know about a July event we missed? We’d love to hear from you! Contact us here or on our Facebook page!