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Top 10 Things to Do in Texarkana 5/10/2021-5/18/2021


1. 63rd Annual Kiwanis Pancake Day
Saturday, May 15
Over the past 61 years, Pancake Day has raised over $500,000.00 which has been used to carry out the mission of improving the world, one child and one community at a time. The proceeds are distributed through grants to over twenty organizations that serve children in the Texarkana metro area. The Kiwanis Club also sponsors Key Clubs, Builders Clubs and K Kids in local school districts, providing leadership opportunities and an appreciation for service for participating students. Learn more!

And Don’t Forget

2. An Evening Under the Stars
Tuesday, May 11
Enjoy the music you love from Zach Williams, Mac Powell and CAIN LIVE & IN PERSON while still following social distancing guidelines. Grab your family, fill up the car, & come join us for a night unlike you’ve ever experienced before! Learn more.

3. Multipliers Lunch and Learn
Thursday, May 13

Please join us for a FREE informative and inspirational presentation and dialogue sure to enhance your leadership capacity – ALSO SHARE with everyone else you think might also be interested!   We’ll be “brown bagging” it – (and Brewster’s has delicious beverages).
So that we can prepare for anticipated attendees – please RSVP to THANKS and see you there!

4. GTYP Benefit Golf Tournament
Thursday, May 13
It’s time for the 2nd Annual Benefit GTYP Golf Tournament at New Haven Golf Club. Our Title Sponsor is Cooper Tire! If you would like to get a team together or help by being a sponsor just reach out and let us know! The event is May 13 with a 2PM tee time. Learn more!

5. Diamonds for Doorways
Friday, May 14
Diamonds for Doorways is a fundraising event hosted by Habitat for Humanity of Texarkana. The event will have a silent auction and with the purchase of a $100 ticket, you will have the chance to win a diamond ring from Crocker’s Jewelers valued at $5,500. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served. Learn more!

6. Virtual Race – Paddle, Hike, Jog, or Bike
Saturday, May 15
The Opportunities, Inc. Paddle, Hike, Jog, or Bike is a unique event that was developed for the safety of our participants, volunteers, staff, partners, and community to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Take your pick from a 3+ mile hike, 10 to 15-mile bike ride or paddle at a local park, or jogging a 5k. This virtual event encourages our participants to live an active lifestyle and enjoy time exercising while supporting children and adults with developmental disabilities. Learn more!

7. Murphy’s Texarkana Gun Show
May 15 – May 16
The Murphy’s Texarkana Gun Show will be held on May 15th-16th, 2021 in Texarkana, AR. This Texarkana gun show is held at Holiday Inn Convention Center and hosted by Kerry Murphy Promotions. All federal, state and local firearm ordinances and laws must be obeyed. Learn more!

8. TRAHC’s 28th Annual Juried Student Exhibition Opening Reception
Sunday, May 16
A great event for the whole family to celebrate our community!14 schools entered 449 pieces – 162 will be featured. Opening Reception is SUNDAY May 16th 2-4PM. Awards 2:30 PM. Light Refreshments will be provided. Learn more!

See Also

9. Drive Out Hunger Golf Tournament
Monday, May 17
Harvest Regional Food Bank is thrilled to host its Inaugural Drive Out Hunger Golf Tournament! Join us for a day of fun on the green and help fight food insecurity in Southwest Arkansas and Northeast Texas. To register, visit For more information, call (870)774-1398 or email

10. United Way of Greater Texarkana Cow Patty Bingo
Tuesday, May 18
Cow Patty Bingo will be held at Cooper Tire’s USW 752L baseball field. 100 Squares will be sold at $20 a piece. For more details or to purchase tickets, call the United Way office: 903-794-3105. Learn more!

Live Local Music
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