If you’re ready to start traveling again, spring is the perfect time to add Texarkana, Arkansas, to your 2021 destination list. Last year was filled with many postponed events, so we’re happy to share that this spring in Texarkana, Ark., some of our favorite events are back and better than ever. For the first time, the Four States Fair and Rodeo is happening in April. Outdoor fun at Holiday Springs Water Park can begin again starting Memorial Day weekend. And those are just a couple of the things to look forward to! Keep reading for the spring events you need to mark on your calendar this season.
Four States Fair and Rodeo - April 2-11, 2021
The 76th Annual Four States Fair and Rodeo will take place April 2-11, 2021 right here in Texarkana, Arkansas at the Four States Fairgrounds. While the Four States Fair has typically been in the fall, with a new year comes a new tradition. The fair promises to bring loads of fun to Texarkana. Visitors can enjoy:
- Carnival games
- Delicious fair food
- Four States Rodeo
- 30th Annual Demolition Derby
- AMMP Motorsports Monster Mash
- and more!
Learn more about these events and get your tickets here.
Ark-La-Tex Cycling Challenge - April 3, 2021
Whether you’re a passionate cycling enthusiast or a novice, you won’t want to miss the Ark-La-Tex Challenge this spring. This one-of-a-kind ride takes you through three states in one ride and offers five distance options to accommodate different experience levels. Register online before the event or the morning of the event for $50. Registration includes an event t-shirt, breakfast, and lunch.
Gateway Farmers Market - April 10, 2021
One of the best places to find local produce and other goods in Texarkana is the Gateway Farmers Market. The market is open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays during the market season. Follow them on Facebook for regular updates on the market.
Second Saturday Trade Days - April 10, 2021
On the second Saturday of each month, you can visit 1894 Gallery for Second Saturday Trade Days, a monthly market at 1894 City Market where you’ll find local artists and other vendors.
1970s Fashion Show at the P.J. Ahern Home - April 25, 2021
Details for this event are coming soon. Check back here and on the P.J. Ahern House Facebook page for updates!
Opening Weekend at Holiday Springs Water Park - Memorial Day Weekend
Memorial Day weekend this year is May 28-31, 2021 and this long holiday weekend will mark the re-opening of Holiday Springs Water Park in Texarkana, Arkansas. Texarkana’s premier water park has everything imaginable: water slides, a lazy river, jungle gyms, a wave pool, and a special pool and spa area just for the grownups. The five massive water slides, each with unique twists and turns, are the highlight of the park. Follow the park on Facebook to stay up-to-date on the parks hours and events.
Talimena Motorcycle Rally - Cruisin’ for St. Jude - May 27-29, 2021
Participate in this exciting event where you can enjoy two guided group rides, four meals, two bands, a rally t-shirt, vendors, live music, and more! The proceeds from the event go to benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Learn more about the rally and be sure to save the date!
Whether you’re finding new places to have an outdoor adventure, shopping local, or supporting a cause, Texarkana, Arkansas, is the place to visit this spring! If you want more ideas of things to do or attractions to visit this season, check out our Visitor’s Guide. It’s designed to make planning your Texarkana trip fun and convenient. As we find out about new events happening in Texarkana, we’ll share the news on our Facebook and Instagram, so follow along for updates.