Looking for something to do this weekend? We've got you covered! Every week we look for entertainment options for you and your family. There is always something going on in the River Valley! We never claim to have a COMPLETE list, but here are several great ideas. You're sure to find one that's perfect for you! If there's something you would like us to add to the list, please let us know!

Have a blessed weekend!


Friday, August 24, 2018


Friday Night Clint Sholz Band at Front Street Grill

Friday, August 24, 2018 from 9:00 p.m. to Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 1:00 a.m.
Front Street Grill, 115 S Front St, Dardanelle
Hosted by Front Street Grill

Friday Night out of Oklahoma and playing a night of Red Dirt country music its Clint Sholz Band!


Saturday, August 25, 2018


Battle of the Brokers/PeeWee Jamboree

Saturday, August 25, 2018 starting at 1:30 p.m.
Dover Football Field
Cost: $5 (13 & up); $4 (12 &under) ; 5 & under free

AR River Valley Youth Football Jamboree. Raising Money & Cheering on our Pee Wee Teams Come Join Tabatha Davis Team - Remax First & The Pro Team Realtors as we cook up Burgers Chicken & a little friendly Competition this Saturday #GiveWhereYouLive #ItsMoreThanRealEstate #EatMoreChicken


Music Downtown at Sundown August Concert

Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Main Street Russellville320 W C St, Russellville
Hosted by Main Street Russellville

The Funk Donors and Morgan Road perform at this FREE concert at Depot Park


Quack Down on Cancer - Relay For Life

Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Russellville Aquatic Center 1300 North Phoenix Ave, Russellville
Hosted by 2018 Relay for Life - Pope, Yell, & Conway Co.

I Arkansas' first AQUATIC Relay!
* Interactive games!
* Aquatic bounce house from Happy Jumpers of Russellville!
* Food from Smackin Wings and Things, Spices Food Truck, and Russellville Mountain Mudd!
* Dunking booth - where you can dunk Johnny Story, Sheriff Shane Jones, Councilman Rashad Woods, and Scott Bailey!
* AMAZING raffles from Old Post Barbecue, Lefler's of Russellville, The Other Foot & More, Kitchen Essentials, Kozii Furniture, Leaning Willow, and more!
* Inflatable aquatic obstacle course and splash pad open for the kiddos!
See ya Saturday at the Russellville Aquatic Center!


Rockin' for a cause for the Veteran's Drop-In Center

Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 8:00 p.m. to Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 1:00 a.m.
Front Street Grill, 115 S Front St, Dardanelle
Hosted by Front Street Grill and Whisky Business Music

Four band line-up playing for the Veteran's Drop-In Center


Free Women's Self-Defense Seminar

Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Força Martial Arts & Fitness - Russellville, 900 West E Street, Russellville
Hosted by Força Martial Arts & Fitness - Russellville

Free Women’s Self Defense Seminar being offered in Russellville. On Saturday, August 25 we will be hosting a free Women’s Self Defense Seminar at our martial arts academy in Russellville, AR. This event is absolutely FREE for all women from the local and surrounding River Valley communities and will last from 2:00pm until 3:30.
This class will be led by Cora Wilson. Cora is an amateur kickboxing world champion, a purple belt in jiu -jitsu and a brown belt in judo. Wilson is also co-owner of Forca Martial Arts & Fitness and is a leader and positive influence in her community. This event is focused on raising prevention and situational awareness.
Please RSVP for this event and feel free to comment or inbox us with any questions. You can call or text Cora directly at 479-214-1245. We are located at 900 West E. Street, Russellville, AR. 72801. Forcamma.com


Grand Re-Opening!

Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Art of the Valley,118 S. Commerce Ave., Russellville
Hosted by Art of the Valley

We will be celebrating the re-opening of the Art of the Valley studio in downtown Russellville August 25th. Our new address is 118 S. Commerce Ave. This is on the same block as Dog Ear Books and to the left of the new Beach Shack location! Come join us between 12-6 pm and paint some memories!!! No appointment needed!


Annual Meeting

Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Hosted by Arkansas Trail of Tears Association

We will hold our annual meeting on August 25th. We will have a speaker from the Choctaw Nation as well as election of officers. More details to come..stay tuned.


March with ATU

Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
Baswell Techionery - Arkansas Tech, Russellville
Hosted by All Saints' Episcopal Church Russellville AR

All Saints' is invited to join the ATU students, staff, and faculty on their march from campus to Main street downtown on Saturday, August 25th at 5:00 pm. The march leaves from Centennial Plaza at Baswell Hall and travels 1.5 miles down El Paso Avenue to downtown. Or, meet us at the All Saints' table downtown to help handout water bottles. Feel free to stay for the Music Downtown at Sundown concert at Depot Park. To sign up, donate water/snacks, or for questions, please contact [email protected]


Arkansas Tech Softball

Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.
Arkansas Tech Softball, 1605 Coliseum Dr, Russellville
Hosted by Arkansas Tech Softball

It’s not to late to sign up for our Elite Prospect Camp August 25th! http://www.goldensunsoftballcamps.com/elite-prospect-camp.cfm


Group Ride!

Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Illinois Bayou Park, I-40, Russellville
Hosted by Rvoorc page

Join the River Valley chapter of the OORC as we make our way up north to Slaughter Pen Hollow Trail! We will meet at the OCC trailhead parking lot at 8:00 am and caravan to NWA! All riders are welcome!


Brick Fields at Johnson County Fair

Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Johnson County Fair - Arkansas, 1586 Oakland St, Clarksville
Hosted by Brick Fields

Brick Fields Band at The Johnson Country Fair Saturday Aug 25th beginning at 7PM



Sunday, August 26, 2018


RussVegas Tri Weekend

Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 8:00 a.m.
Pleasant View Rd
Hosted by RussVegas Tri
Tickets: www.russvegastri.com

RussVegas Kids Tri, Saturday August 25th, 8:30am, Russellville Aquatic Center
RussVegas Sprint Tri and Duathlon Sunday August 26th, 8:00am, Pleasant View Ski Area


Green Living

Sunday, August 26, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Serenity Yoga, 908 W Main St, Russellville
Hosted by Serenity Yoga

Do you want to learn how to kick toxic chemicals out of your home? We will walk you through step by step and give easy, simple, and affordable tactics that anyone can do with the best essential oils on the planet. The class will blow your mind! Gear up for a fast paced, ground-up lecture on everything oils and have some fun. I cannot wait! It's time to take control of the yuck in your home and kick it to the curb!


Arkansas State Parks Events This Weekend


Evening at Bear Cave

Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 7:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Petit Jean State Park1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR  72110
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Bear Cave Parking Lot

Join Park Interpreter BT for a fascinating walk among the giant sandstone boulders and slot canyons of the Bear Cave area. This is a relatively easy ½-mile hike that is great for the whole family. Please bring water and a flashlight.

Edible Bugs

Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR  72110
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Mather Lodge Breezeway

While many of us don't view them as food, some insects are considered part of a healthy diet all over the world! Come to the Mather Lodge breezeway to meet Park Interpreter Sam and learn about some of the unique traits that define bugs, and try some for yourself! You don’t have to eat any to attend, but those who do will become official members of the “I Ate a Bug” club, and will receive a certificate!

Owls: The Superheroes of the Forest

Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Mount Nebo State Park, 16728 West State Hwy. 155, Dardanelle, AR 72834
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Amphitheater

Did you know that owls help humans by catching and eating pests? Join a park interpreter to find out what else these superheroes are capable of!

Working for the Man

Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Mount Nebo State Park, 16728 West State Hwy. 155, Dardanelle, AR 72834
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Amphitheater

Have you hiked a trail at Mount Nebo State Park? Have you stayed in one of the rustic cabins? You’ve experienced the work of the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps). Join a park interpreter to discover everything the CCC did to shape Mount Nebo State Park!

Owl Prowl

Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 7:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Mount Nebo State Park, 16728 West State Hwy. 155, Dardanelle, AR 72834
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Cornwell House

Join a park interpreter to discover the owls of Mount Nebo State Park! A short discussion about owls will be followed by a walk to call to the owls. See “who” answers our calls! Wear appropriate footwear and bring a flashlight.

Grab Bag Adventures

Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR  72802
Admission: Free
Meeting Place:  Orientation Room

The diverse habitats around Lake Dardanelle create many opportunities for discovery and exploration. Meet a park interpreter to find out what is in her magic bag! We’ll play a little game to let you touch and feel your way around. Hints will be given, but you’ll be testing your sense of wildlife!

Trail of Tears

Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR  72802
Admission: Free
Meeting Place:  Lakeview Room

Join us in the visitor center Lakeview Room for “Choctaw Removals through the Dardanelle Area: 1831-1850” – After the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek, Choctaw people were instructed to leave their homes in Mississippi and Alabama. This meant each family not only stood to lose their homes, but areas rich in generational knowledge passed down for thousands of years. This significantly impacted Choctaw people’s relationship with the land. And this happened not just in the 1830s, but on into the next century with subsequent removals. This presentation will begin by covering removals that went through Dardanelle during 1831-1850, with descriptions of these routes and historical accounts; special emphasis will be given to the lesser known 1840s Trail of Tears routes. A recent discovery of a Trail of Tears song, composed in 1831, will be highlighted, where the presentation will be open for group discussion. In this way, participants will hopefully leave in reflection of not just a mere understanding of the history of these removals, but the essence of the loss the Choctaw people faced in walking away from everything they knew.

Marsh Mystery

Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m
Lake Dardanelle State Park100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR  72802
Admission: Free
Meeting Place:  grassy Area Across from Visitor Center

As the Arkansas River journeys through Lake Dardanelle, it continually shapes the land and creates opportunities for people like you. We have to be careful when enjoying these opportunities that we don’t affect others. Join a park interpreter in the grassy area across from the visitor center and help her solve a marsh mystery. Discover how you can help protect our natural areas.

Lake Cruise

Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR  72802
Admission: Free
Meeting Place:  Weigh-In Pavilion

Explore the wonders of Lake Dardanelle and the Arkansas River aboard the state park tour boat (weather permitting). Enjoy abundant wildlife, amazing history, and astounding views of the river valley throughout this 1-hour cruise. There is no fee for the tour, but space is limited. You must register for the tour. Call (479) 967-5516 to register for a seat. We begin boarding 15 minutes before the tour, at the boat dock near the south boat ramp. 

What's For Lunch?

Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 1:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR  72802
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Visitor Center

We have 8,000 gallons of aquariums, filled with many of the fish species found in Lake Dardanelle. Join park staff in the visitor center as they feed the fish live food. See for yourself, what’s for lunch?

Critter Crunch

Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 1:45 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR  72802
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Visitor Center

Lake Dardanelle State Park’s diverse habitats provide homes for many creatures large and small. Join a park interpreter in the kid’s corner of the visitor center as she tells you about some of the smaller creatures. She will also be feeding these creatures; so come discover the small native wonders we have around us.

Rock House Cave Hike

Sunday, August 25, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Petit Jean State Park1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR  72110
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Rockhouse Cave Parking Lot

Meet Park Interpreter Sam to hike to the park's archeology site, Rock House Cave. We will view American Indian rock art. This hike is ¼-mile long, so please wear sturdy shoes and bring along water.

Mammals of Petit Jean

Sunday, August 25, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Petit Jean State Park1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR  72110
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: CCC Room at Mather Lodge

Meet Park Interpreter Sam in the historic CCC Room at Mather Lodge to guess which mammal the furs and skulls belong to. You will also discover some interesting features about these animals who live at Petit Jean State Park.

Sunset Stroll

Sunday, August 25, 2018 from 7:15 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Petit Jean State Park1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR  72110
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Richter Memorial Overlook

Meet Park Interpreter Ross to take a short stroll to the Civilian Conservation Corps Overlook where you can watch the sunset from one of the most scenic locations in the park. Bring a flashlight for the walk back to your car. Sunset is at 8:04 p.m.

Insect Orchestra

Sunday, August 26, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Mount Nebo State Park, 16728 West State Hwy. 155, Dardanelle, AR 72834
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Amphitheater

During the spring and summer, lots of insects start to call, forming an orchestra! Discover the sounds that some of the members of this orchestra make and how they make them. Then, become a member of an insect orchestra yourself!

Feel the Furs

Sunday, August 26, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Mount Nebo State Park, 16728 West State Hwy. 155, Dardanelle, AR 72834
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Cornwell House

Join a park interpreter to discover what the fur of animals living in Mount Nebo State Park feels like! Learn features the animals have that help them survive here.

Wildlife Hike

Sunday, August 26, 2018 from 9:00 a.m.  to 10:00 a.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR  72802
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Amphitheater

You can explore nature at this park because Lake Dardanelle State Park’s diverse habitats sustain many living creatures. Meadowbrook Trail is home to many animals. Join a park interpreter at the amphitheater and discover what animals call this area home. Then head down the trail to see how many creatures you can see or what traces of them we can find.

In-Seine Adventure

Sunday, August 26, 2018 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR  72802
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Kayak Beach

The Arkansas River creates many opportunities for enjoyment as it journeys through Lake Dardanelle. What lives in the lake besides fish and turtles? We will seine for macro-invertebrates and see what is living in the lake. Meet at the kayak beach by the visitor center prepared to get wet, and wear water shoes.


That's it for this edition. All of us at the Tabatha Davis Team invite you to have a safe and fun weekend. Spend it with someone you love.

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