AY Weekly: Mardi Gras and Tulip Extravaganza

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A lot is happening in Arkansas this weekend! AY Magazine joins the Good Day crew to tell us all abou thte exciting events happening, starting Friday morning. 

Friday, March 1 – Sunday, March 3

What: Arkansas Flower and Garden Show

Where: Arkansas State Fairgrounds

When: Fri. and Sat. at 9 a.m., Sun. at 10 a.m.

The largest three-day gardening celebration in Arkansas is this weekend. The Arkansas Flower and Garden Show will have plants of all shapes and sizes with over 100 vendor booths selling plants, tools, jewelry, furniture, and more! Tickets are $10 for adults per day. Three-day passes are available for $15. Children under 12 years of age get in free. All the proceeds benefit scholarships for students majoring in horticulture at Arkansas universities.

Friday, March 1 – Monday, April 1 (dates are approximate and weather-dependent)

What: Tulip Extravaganza

Where: Garvan Woodland Gardens

When: Daily 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Garvan Woodland Gardens is hosting Tulip Extravaganza to celebrate winter ending. With over 150,000 brilliant Dutch tulips, this Hot Springs garden is a must-see spot in Arkansas. This will be the biggest display of color between Dallas and Memphis thanks to the addition of spring annuals and azaleas. Admission is $15 for adults, $5 for kids ages 4-12, free for kids ages 0-3 and members get in for free.

Saturday, March 2

What: Eureka Gras Day Parade

Where: Downtown Eureka Springs

When: 2 p.m.

Eureka Springs is hosting its annual Mardi Gras parade this Saturday! Their theme this year is comic book and cartoon characters. The parade will have themed floats, walkers, bands, dancers and animals. Check out Eureka Springs during their Eureka Gras season to get a taste of New Orleans spirit! FREE

Sunday, March 3

What: Mardi Craw 2019

Where: Little Rock Zoo

When: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The Little Rock Zoo is hosting Mardi Craw this weekend! This event will feature live music from Crescent City Combo and other Mardi Gras themed entertainment. Crawfish Country Catering from Ville Platte, Louisiana will be catering the event, offering catfish, crawfish, craft beer and lots of king cake! Admission is $35 for those 21 and older and $25 for those under 21.

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