There are so many great summer festivals in Arkansas! This is the time of year for people to have fun on the gorgeous lakes in our state, to enjoy some of the very best produce, to relax with a brew and some barbecue and so much more.

Here are some of the best JUNE festivals in Arkansas!

They are roughly in order by date and all dates have been updates for 2024.

Festivals in Arkansas in June

June is a great month in Arkansas. It is warm but typically not TOO hot, the days are long, and the nights are balmy. It is the perfect month to experience a great Arkansas summer festival!

Here are some more things that you might want to do in Arkansas in the summer!

Eureka Springs Blues Party (Eureka Springs)

The Eureka Springs Blues Party is more than just a festival. It is a celebration that turns the town into a hub of live music featuring a blend of traditional blues music, as well as rock and funk.

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Plein Air Festival (Eureka Springs)

Plein Air is basically painting outside. Over 30 artists will be participating in various paint-outs in scenic locations around Eureka Springs and surrounding areas. This is a five-day festival includes nightly are exhibits of work done that day.

Lavaca Berry Festival (Lavaca)

Did you know that a Lavaca berry is a real type of hybrid berry named after this area? To celebrate the lavacaberry there will be vendors, food trucks, live music and lots of kids activities. Held at the Lavaca High School.

Arkansas Valley Pride (Salida)

Celebrate the diversity of the Arkansas River Valley in Downtown Salida.

Turkey Track Bluegrass and Gospel Festival (Waldron)

Bluegrass and gospel music in the town of Waldron at Turkey Track Bluegrass Park on Highway 250.

Berryville Ice Cream Social (Berryville)

This is the 38th Annual Ice Cream Social on the Berryville Square. Old fashion fun, arts and crafts, food vendors, bouncy houses, and live entertainment.

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Fountain Lake Summer Shindig (Hot Springs)

A beauty, luau themed festival with  beach games & contests, live music, vendors, food trucks, beer tent and loads of summertime fun! Kids are welcome, but their website does mention that this event is geared more for adults.

Delta Arts Festival (Newport)

The Delta Arts Festival has the goals of brining quality art and literature to the Delta, celebrating the art and literature that is created in the Delta, and to inspire new generations of musicians, authors, filmmakers, and artists.

Spa City Food Truck Festival (Hot Springs)

Besides food trucks of all kinds to satisfy any craving, the festival will also include a Kids Fun Zone, a car show, El Chappo the riding bull and many more activities. 

Juneteenth in the Bluff Arts and Culture Festival (Pine Bluff)

A daylong festival hosted by the University of Arkansas in Pine Bluff with  food vendors, musicians, artists, street performers and giveaways.

Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival (Warren)

One of the premiere food festivals in the state featuring one of the best Arkansas foods! If you have never had a Bradley County Pink Tomato you are missing out. This festival has something for everyone – food, shopping, arts, crafts, contests, pageants, parade, carnival, games, live music, and more… All in celebration of that symbol of Bradley County – the tomato – which happens to also be the official fruit and vegetable of Arkansas.

Arkansas Lavender Festival (Glenwood – near Hot Springs)

An arts, music, and cultural festival celebrating lavender and sunflowers on beautiful Lake Banoe.

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Juneteenth in Da Rock (Little Rock)

The 15th annual Juneteenth in Da Rock is hosted by the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center. It is a free, family-friendly event will be held on historic West 9th Street in downtown Little Rock.

Surf the Bay (Shirley – Fairfield Bay)

Have fun on the lake with this festival at the Fairfield Bay Marina that will feature water sports such as wakesurfing, flyboarding, paddle boarding, kayaking, and family-fun water slides as well as food trucks and live music. Fun for the whole family.

Freedom Festival (Springdale)

The Freedom Festival is one of Arkansas’ celebrations recognizing Juneteenth, the holiday that marks the ending of slavery in the United States.  This is a day for Northwest Arkansas and surrounding areas to gather, reflect and share in a festival of music, food, and fun.

Petit Jean Swap Meet and Car Show (Petit Jean Mountain)

This is the 66th Annual Petit Jean Swap Meet & Car Show. Besides antique cars there will be arts and crafts and a flea market.

Rose Bud Summerfest (Rose Bud)

Craft vendors, food trucks, a carnival, autocross racing, monster truck show, rides on the Monster Machine, concerts all 3 days, and a fireworks display to end the last night of the event.

West Memphis Freedom Fest (West Memphis)

See Eastern Arkansas’s Largest firework show! There will be food trucks, firetrucks, live music, and lots more. Bring a chair and enjoy the show.

Rodeo of the Ozarks (Springdale)

This will be the 80th annual Rodeo of the Ozarks! You’ll watch heart-stopping rodeo competitors, talented acts, a hilarious clown, fun children’s events, western lifestyle vendors, and finger-licking good rodeo food.

Buffalo River Elk Festival (Jasper)

Some of the events at this festival celebrating the return of the elk to Arkansas are an Elk Calling Contest, a dutch oven cook-off, a fishing derby, a 5K run and more.

Red White and Blue Festival (Mountain Home)

The Red White & Blue Festival is a family-friendly, community festival set in the Ozark Mountains in Mountain Home, Arkansas. The Festival offers a parade, rodeo, car show, concerts, kids activities, food, fireworks, and more. The highlight is an amazing fireworks display on Saturday night.

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Gravette Independence Day Celebration (Gravette)

This is a tailgate style Independence Day fireworks celebration. There will be music, food trucks, and snow cones but guests are encouraged to bring a football, Frisbee, corn hole, or other yard game to celebrate the holiday.

NWA Pride Festival (Fayetteville)

This is the largest pride celebration in the state. The 20th annual NWA Pride Parade and Festival Weekend will offer a full weekend of parades and fun.

I hope that this list helps you plan some fun times at one of the festivals in Arkansas in June. Let us know if there are any festivals that we have missed and we will add them to our list.

We do our best to stay on top of dates and changes but also let us know if we have any of the dates wrong or if any of these Arkansas June festivals have been discontinued.

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