T-Town Top 10: Things To Do in Texarkana Nov. 21-Dec. 4

Things to do in Texarkana November 21-December 4: Thanksgiving Edition


WEEK OF NOV 21 - 27

  • RELAX AND ENJOY! Make time for the prettiest fall color of the season that always appears the week of Thanksgiving. Drive through the farmland near the Red River to view the natural beauty of the river valley, then head for the dam at Lake Wright Patman to capture sunset. OR - Put a leash on your pooch and walk the nature trails with family and kids to create memory that will endure long after the newest movie.

  • Speaking of pooches: Treat your kids to your time and Pages with Poochie Nov 22, 4PM to 5PM. All children are welcome to read their favorite book to Gayle and Sketti Cates. Skettie, the most literate dog this side of State Line, is a good listener and loves a good yarn. Texarkana Public Library. Learn more.


  • 3rd Annual Turkey Trot hosted by Community Healthcore Foundation on Thanksgiving Day Nov 24 8AM. Spring Lake Park. Activities include a Turkey Costume Contest, Turkey Call Contest and Mascot Wobble. Cheer your favorite mascot as they wobble to the finish line and get your pictures made with them. Bounce Area and Children’s Races (Gobble Trot for 7-10 yrs, Giblet Trot for 4-6 yrs;entry fee a non-perishable donation to the local food bank). Entry $25 for 5k Run/1 mile walk. All benefitting resources for developmental disabilities and mental health. Learn more.

  • Evergreen Christmas Tree Farm - a locally owned Christmas tree farm in Texarkana. Opens for the season on Friday, Nov 25. Provides families a fun and active way to pick out a live Christmas tree. 9AM – Sunset on Sat & Sun; on Mon –Fri by appt. Learn more.

  • Shop Small Business Saturday in Texarkana USA! Nov 26 Nationwide celebration first held in 2010, Small Business Saturday encourages folks across the country to support small, local businesses. Learn more.


  • CASA’s Tiny Casa Raffle Party at Hopkins Ice House behind Target. Dec 1, 6 PM - 8 PM benefiting CASA for Children Texarkana. Purchase tickets.

    • TRAHC 8th Annual Holiday ArtsMarket - Shop the custom creations of over 33 local artisans from art to paintings, handmade jewelry and gifts, clothing, and much more. Regional Arts Center Dec 2 from 10-5; Dec 3 from 10-4PM. Light refreshments.FREE admission. 903-792-8681. Learn more.

    • Christmas Fair 2016, Dec. 2 & 3 at Central Mall benefiting the Greater Texarkana Young Professionals who offer two scholarships for area graduating seniors each year. For booth space to get in front of hundreds of holiday shoppers, email [email protected] Learn more.

    • Feel Christmas in the air in Summerhill Square. Dec 3 from 10-5. Shop & Eat at the Square’s Open House! Julie’s, Flanagan’s Shenanigan’s, Gayle’s, Abby Gayle’s, Christopher’s Frame Shop, The Rancher’s Wife, Handbag Bizaare and many more! Holiday gifts, samples, entertainment and more!

  • The Nutcracker presented by The Texarkana Community Ballet. This traditional children’s ballet is the perfect way to get ready for the Holiday Season! Dec 2 and 3 at 7PM; Sun, Dec 4 at 2PM. Perot Theatre. Buy tickets online.

  • AR State Quarter Horse Assoc Show. This first show of the 2017 show season features the Purina Classic $1500 Added Money 4D Barrel Race on Saturday with a payback of 75/25 and an entry fee of $50. (Last barrel race with 120 entries has possible $6,000 in payout). Dec 2 - Dec 4 at 4PM at Four States Fair Entertainment Center. Learn more.

  • Third Annual Drive Thru LIVE Nativity - with over 100 people in costume along with sheep, cows, mules, goats and camels bringing alive the story of Jesus’ birth. Tune into a Specialized Radio Broadcast as you approach; be greeted with Hot Chocolate (candy canes for the little ones) as you begin your drive through the Bethlehem Marketplace, culminating in a moving nativity scene. Fri, Dec 2 from 7-9PM; Sat Dec 3 from 6–9PM, First Assembly of God (The old Lighthouse). FREE to public. Learn more.

  • AGENT BARRY Live United Bowl! Matches two of the top teams from NCAA Division II. Stadium gates open at 9AM and the game kicks off at noon. E-Z Mart Halftime show entertainment features performance by Barrett Baber, from TV’s THE VOICE. Dec 3 at Razorback Stadium. Pay at gate or purchase advance tickets online.

  • Concert for Hope, a BSA Eagle Project by Tyler Standridge benefiting Salvation Army of Texarkana. Dec 3 at 4PM. Family fun begins at 4PM on the Texarkana College campus with games, prizes, and concessions, and a concert at 7PM in the Stilwell Theatre, featuring The Moss Brothers Band and Ms Mac and the Groovetones. Price of admission is item donation to Salvation Army. Learn more.

This Week's Totally T-Town Fave Foods

Larry Manley
Cooper Tire, Control Room Coordinator
LT Class of 2017


The TLC Cheeseburger with Everything from TLC Burgers & Fries located at 201 E. Broad St.

Cody Deal
State Bank, Loan Officer
LT Class of 2017

Cody’s favorite meal is...

Blackened Grouper with Remoulade Sauce from Ironwood Grill

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