May Events in Texarkana, Arkansas

May is a big month in Texarkana, Arkansas. One of the biggest annual events, RailFest, is back on Saturday, May 11th! Delicious food, crafts, play areas, exciting events, and more - you don’t want to miss it.

Ratha Yatra Festival (Festival of Chariots) - May 4, 2019

Hindu Temple Texarkana presents Ratha Yatra, the Festival of Chariots, this May. The event will take place in Front Street Plaza and will attract visitors from near and far. There will be chariot pulling, kids activities, food, music, and a parade at this family-friendly event. For more information, contact Dr. Roshan Sharma 903-280-2622 or Manju Pokhrel 469-471-7919.

Cinco de Mayo Celebrations at Texarkana Restaurants - May 5, 2019

The Chillee Bean knows how to celebrate Cinco de Mayo: with food, fun, games, and a mobile bar. Learn more and mark your calendars for this fun event! Meanwhile, La Fogata will have Happy Hour margaritas all day on Cinco de Mayo to celebrate. Or you can stop by Zapata’s, El Chico, or TaMolly’s at 3801 E. 9th St to enjoy margaritas and delicious Mexican food at any of Texarkana’s local Mexican restaurants.

National Travel & Tourism Week Celebration; Arkansas Welcome Center - May 10, 2019

Did you know May 5-11 is National Travel and Tourism Week? The Arkansas Welcome Center in Texarkana, Arkansas will be celebrating travel and tourism with hot dogs, chips, coffee, door prizes, and representatives from several state parks. Learn more and help them celebrate tourism in our city and state!

Railfest - May 11, 2019

Get ready for this year’s RailFest, one of the biggest and most celebrated festivals in Texarkana, Arkansas. The event will take place at the Four States Fairgrounds in Texarkana. Texarkana residents and visitors from all over the region will enjoy delicious food, a beer garden, and a kids area with bounce houses, face painting, a kiddie train, and more. But the fun doesn’t end there! The party keeps going all night long with an evening concert starting at 6:30pm and ending at 11pm.

PLUS, don’t miss the pre-launch concert the night before at the Municipal Auditorium featuring a variety of artists. May 10th, 2019 from 7pm-9pm.

Four States Auto Museum Spring Car Show - May 18, 2019

Due to weather concerns, the Spring Car Show has been moved to Saturday, May 18th. The Four States Auto Museum is hosting its annual spring car show. The event starts at 11 a.m. at 217 Laurel Street in downtown Texarkana. Come see a variety of unique, antique cars and enjoy burgers and assorted desserts. For more information, call 903-490-3934.

Railroad Car Market Days at 1894 City Market & Gallery - May 11

This market on the second Saturday of each month is always a great spot to see the work of local artists and find unique gifts. In May, the market has a special railroad car theme to celebrate Railfest 2019. Learn more and be sure to stop by and check it out!

Cookies and Canvases: Paint Your Pet at Graham Slam Bakery - May 18, 2019

Love your pet? Of course you do! Come celebrate your furry best friend by creating a custom painting of them at Graham Slam Bakery. Learn more about this fun painting event.

Talimena Motorcycle Rally - Cruisin’ for St. Jude - May 23-25, 2019

Participate in this exciting event where you can enjoy two guided group rides, four meals, two bands, a rally t-shirt and more. All proceeds will be donated to St. Jude Research Hospital. Learn more about the rally and be sure to save the date!

Mayhem and Murder Family Friendly Walking Tour at the P.J. Ahern Home - May 26, 2019

The whole family will love this half-mile walking tour starting at the P.J. Ahern Home and stopping at several spots of historic interest. Learn more about the tour and get your tickets today!

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.

From RailFest to a motorcycle rally, there’s a lot to see and do this month in Texarkana. Which events are you looking forward to? Follow us on Facebook and Instagram and let us know!