Newport Chamber Upcoming Events

The 35th Annual Tuckerman Hometown Days will be held this weekend. On Friday, bbq sales begin at 11 a.m., vendors begin at 6 p.m. Dustin & Cam Shelton will perform on stage at 6 p.m. On Saturday, the kids fishing derby starts at 7 a.m., volleyball tournament at 9 a.m. The festival will begin at 10 a.m. with activities throughout the day including a pie and cake auction, bbq sales, corn hole tournament, auction and performances by Reborn, Buddy Brown and Maggie Thorn with a fireworks show at 9 p.m.

Saturday, May 11, Jacksonport State Park will be hosting a Beginner Embroidery Workshop from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Visitor Information Center. Each participant will create a hand-sewn sampler to take home while learning six simple stitches. All supplies are provided and the cost is $15 per person. The workshop is best suited for participants ages 12 and up. Registration is required by Thursday, May 9, at 3:00 p.m. For more information call (870)523-2143 or email

The ASU-Newport Movies in the Park will be held Saturday, May 11, featuring The Incredibles 2 at approximately 7:45 p.m. Movies are held in the Front Street Park in downtown Newport. In the event of inclement weather, movies will move to the Newport, Business Resource Center, 201 Hazel Street. Concessions will be available. Free for all!

Tuesday, May 14, The Bright Star Children’s Theatre will be back in Newport thanks to Farmers Electric. “Velveteen Rabbit” will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Business Resource Center, 201 Hazel Street. An acting workshop will follow the show and should end at 7:30 p.m. The show and workshop are both free!

Tuesday, May 14, Newcomers of Jackson County’s Annual Salad Lunch & Bake Sale from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. located at the First Baptist Church-Family Life Center. Donations will be accepted.

Saturday, May 18, First United Methodist Church will have Ribs on the Run from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Smoked baby back ribs will be $20 a slab and proceeds fund outreach programs of the church including the Wardell “Poppy” Food Pantry.

Akeem Kemp Band will be performing at the next Arkansas Steel Associates Monster Groovez Concert on Tuesday, May 21, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Front Street Park. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to Frankie’s Place, 306 Front Street. Admission is FREE!

Monday, May 27, Come downtown to honor men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom in a ceremony at the Veterans Memorial at the Front Street Park at 10:00 a.m. The new bricks honoring veterans will be unveiled in the memorial.

First Baptist Church will have Vacation Bible School May 31 to June 2. Class on May 31will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. June 1 class will be 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Family Day will be on June 2from 9:15 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For more information contact First Baptist Church Office at (870)523-6232.

Saturday, June 1, Monster Beats will feature Queen Anne’s Revenge Dueling Pianos. Sponsored by M&P Banking, Insurance and Investment Services, the concert is free and fun for all ages. Show begins at 7:00 p.m. on the Terry Scoggins Memorial Stage in downtown Newport. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will move to Frankie’s Place, 306 Front Street.

The 11th Annual Delta Arts Festival will bring more than 200 artists, authors, and musicians together in Newport for a celebration of talent, skill and creativity at 11 locations downtown. Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8 come and look at visual art, read/listen to literary art and dance/listen to musical art.

Newport Area Chamber of Commerce, 201 Hazel Street, Newport, AR 72112

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