‘BLOOMS!' 10 a.m. Sat., noon Sun., Wildwood Park for the Arts. $5-$10.
For the last two weeks, the state (and our noses) have been avalanched by a torrent of pollen. It's rendered every car yellow and, indirectly, filled up trashbins with Kleenex and Zyrtec boxes. With all that yellow nuisance, it can be easy to overlook that with pollen comes spring — and that's when the Natural State begins to shine. That's why Wildwood Park
will spend the weekend celebrating everything floral with ‘Blooms!'
, its weekend outdoor flower festival, showcasing the freshly bloomed flora of the region as well as a wide selection of native azaleas. Flowers aside, the festival also offers music by local folkies Lark in the Morning
and the ever-quirky tuba/accordion duo The Itinerant Locals
, gardening presentations and workshops, and maypole dancing by Ballet Arkansas.