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Family-Friendly Events in July/August 2022

Family-Friendly Events in July/August 2022

Looking for something fun to do as you wind down Summer 2022 with the family? Check out these upcoming Texarkana-area events!


Downtown Live | July 8 & August 12

Located at The Gallery Along Broad Street in Downtown Texarkana from 6-9 p.m.
Every second Friday, take the family for an arts-filled stroll downtown, where you can see artists painting live, hear live music, and enjoy food and drinks from your favorite downtown restaurants.


XLR8 Obstacle Course | July 15

5610 Richmond Rd., Texarkana, Texas, 12-2 p.m.
Kids under 12 can run, jump, climb and slide their way across the finish line as fast as possible! Free for members, $10 drop-in fee for non-members. For more information, contact Carmen Engledowl at 903-838-4697.


For the Sake of One Book Sale | July 17

422 Hickory St.,Texarkana, Ark., 8-11 a.m.
Stock up on used books for kids and adults at this fundraiser that benefits foster parents and social workers.


Christmas in July Little River County Fair Barn | July 23

209 South Madden St., Foreman, Ark. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Head to Little River County for a holiday-themed event featuring vendors, food, and free pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Literacy Council Spelling Bee | July 23

Texarkana College, 4 p.m.
Don’t miss the Literacy Council of Miller & Bowie Counties’ signature spelling bee and silent auction. Plus, this year the council has added a kids’ bee for the first time. Learn more at literacytxk.org/spelling-bee.


Four States Homeschool Expo | August 6

Heritage Church, Texarkana, Texas. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Connect with the homeschool community, as well as local support groups, co-ops, colleges/universities, authors, tutoring services, extracurricular opportunities and more. This free event is sponsored by TEACH Texarkana Homeschool Group. Learn more at teachtexarkana.com.

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Hamiltons Farm Takeover Carnival | August 20

2801 Arkansas Blvd. | Texarkana, Ark. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
For $10 per kid (adults are free), you’ll have access to unlimited bounce houses, mobile game station, Nerf wars, battlefield laser tag, a rock climbing wall and much, much more. Look up Hamiltons Farm on Facebook to learn more.


Red River Little Britches Rodeo | August 26-27

Four States Fairgrounds Entertainment Center.
Kids ages 5 to 18 can compete in local events like this one to work toward qualifying for the annual National Finals Rodeo. Learn more about the National Little Britches Rodeo Association at nlbra.com.


Summer Camps & Activities

There’s still time to sign your kids up for summer activities! Our 2022 Texarkana Summer Camp & Activity Guide includes information and signup links for tons of fun and educational opportunities in the Texarkana area.

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