With its mission to add quality of life to Arkadelphia residents, the city’s community engagement and special events coordinator develops various community and special events to bring residents together.
The city hosted several major special events in 2022, touting one of its main attraction as the Arkadelphia Festival of the Arts. Other events included Twos Day, Cinco de Mayo, End of Summer Blowout, Main Street Trick or Treat and Yule Love Christmas in Arkadelphia.
In 2023, the city has already held a Black History Month ceremony and celebrated the official opening of a new airport terminal at Dexter Florence Memorial Field.
Here’s a rundown of the events planned for 2023; more details will be announced as events draw nearer:
• Community-wide Easter Egg Hunt
• Cinco de Mayo (Chamber of Commerce collaboration)
• Carry the Load National Relay (official stop)
• Youth Fishing Derby
• Juneteenth support and collaboration
• Movie Nights in the Park
• Aviation Fly-in College Competition
• Arkadelphia National Night Out
• Arkadelphia Festival of the Arts
• HSU and OBU Outdoor Music & Food Truck event
• Community-wide Halloween Celebration
• Christmas Parade, storefronts, events and programming
Information was gathered from the City of Arkadelphia’s 2022 finance and administration activity report.