Wednesday May 22, 2013
Of course, the big news this weekend is Riverfest. It takes over pretty much all of downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock, with parking and booths. If you're not attending the festivities of Riverfest, you should probably just avoid the area. However, I highly recommend attending at least one of the days. The festival gets better every year.
Tuesday May 21, 2013
Arkansans are all to familiar with the damage that tornadoes do. Arkansans have already headed to Oklahoma to help out in the relief effort. If you can't head to Moore, Oklahoma, you can still pitch in. The About.com Guide to Oklahoma City has listed the following organizations that need help:
- Donate to the Red Cross online. You can also donate $10 to the Red Cross by texting 90999. The Red Cross has a website at safeandwell.org designed to help find missing loved ones.
- Donate to the Salvation Army Disaster relief online or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY. You can also Text STORM to 80888 and donate $10 to Oklahoma May Tornado relief.
- Donate to the Oklahoma Baptist Disaster relief online or by calling (405) 942-3800.
- Feed The Children is taking donations.
Let's hope we've seen the worst of the 2013 storm season!
Monday May 20, 2013
Wakarusa is a huge music and camping festival with six stages. They have and around-the-clock music from May 30 to June 2. About 20,000 people attended last year. The festival has a mix of different types of music and so many artists, I'll just link you to the line-up (they have a schedule too). There's something playing all the time.
Wakarusa takes place at Mulberry Mountain in Ozark, AR. Camping areas normally sell out pretty quickly, so you might want to get your tickets ahead of time. There's an informative and humorous article on what to bring to Wakarusa on the NWA Tuned-in site. They also have a forum with some information on it.
Saturday May 18, 2013
The Greek Food Festival is one of my favorite festivals, because I love to eat. The festival is a great chance to see some Greek dancers, experience some Greek culture and, of course, try some Greek food. It looks like it will be a nice weekend for it, weather wise.
The festival makes it easy for you to sample the food, with a drive through if you're pressed for time and free festival admission if you're not. You can also see the festival prices on their online menu, but the average price for food is about $7.
The festival is located at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church on 1100 Napa Valley Drive.