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Upcoming Events for Arkansas

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June-August Fayetteville
Terrific Tuesday Nights
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks
Tuesday evenings in June, July & August from 5-8 pm. The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks is excited to invite guests back to the garden this summer for Terrific Tuesday Nights! From June through August, the Botanical Garden will be open to the public for free from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesdays. Guests are invited to make a voluntary donation to the garden. Select evenings will offer a variety of programs, including summer concerts. This family-friendly series allows the Northwest Arkansas community and beyond to experience the garden on beautiful summer evenings! Visit for more information.

June 21 Hot Springs
Tie-Dye Fri-dye
Garvan Woodland Gardens – Garden Grounds
The Gardens is getting groovy on the 3rd Friday of June. Join us in your tie-dye attire to celebrate with a beer garden live music. Flossie’s food truck will be on site, as well as Blue Elephant snow cones. We’ll also have Chipmunk Cafe fun pop-up snack stations throughout the Gardens. Everyone can cool off at designated “sprinkler stations: located in the Children’s Garden and at the Ellipse.We cannot wait to spend the day with everyone! Hours: 11 am-5 pm. Admission: Members Free/Regular admission all others: $15 adults/$5 ages 4-12/free ages 0-3. Visit to purchase tickets.

June 21 Fayetteville
Art in the Garden
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks
Join us at the garden for this must-see art display and sale.  Explore the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks in full bloom as you enjoy great food, drinks, music and artwork featuring talented local artists. Hours: 6-9 pm. Visit for tickets and additional information.  

June 24-28 Hot Springs
U of A: Fay Jones School Design Camp in the Gardens
Garvan Woodland Gardens – Magnolia Room & Gardens
Design Camp offers the chance to learn about the design professions through hands-on projects, tours, presentations and discussions led by architecture, landscape architecture and interior design faculty of the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas. Students will have the opportunity to work closely with faculty and collaborate with peers in a fun and creative studio environment while exploring the design process. The camp is open to students going into ninth through 12th grades in Fall 2019. Supplies and lunches will be provided. Hours: 9 am-4 pm each day. Admission: $325 for early registration by April 8, and $375 for regular registration by May 24. Need-based full and partial scholarships are available. For more information, contact Ansley Higinbothom at or 479-575-4907.

July 9 Hot Springs
Fairy and Wizards Tea
Garvan Woodland Gardens – Magnolia Room
Children are the honored guests at this summertime tea. The food and beverage event is served in traditional English style with patrons enjoying scones, finger sandwiches and desserts, all accompanied by a variety of flavorful teas. Children love dressing as Fairies or Wizards for this fantasty-filled afternoon. The Gardens’ own “Tea Fairy” entertains with a short “lesson” in tea etiquette, followed by stories to delight the young fairies in attendance. This event is appropriate for children ages 4 and up. Hours: 3 pm. Admission: $34 Members/ $39 Non-members/$15 Children 4-12 attending with adult. Reservations required as seating is limited. Tickets include Garden admission. Reserve online at or call 800-366-4664.

July 20 Fayetteville
Firefly Fling
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks
Dust off your fairy wings–one of Northwest Arkansas’ most anticipated midsummer events is back on Saturday, July 20, 2019!  Thousands of families from Northwest Arkansas and beyond gather at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks each year for the Firefly Fling Family Festival. Enjoy live music, fairy house building, nature stations, food trucks, fire dancing and more! Come dressed as your favorite fairy or woodland creature. Hours: 6-10 pm. Visit for tickets and additional information.


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