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Things to do in Texarkana October 9 – October 17, 2023

1. Oktoberfest in Downtown Texarkana
Saturday, October 14

Get your lederhosen ready and join us October 14th downtown Texarkana for Oktoberfest On The Line, brought to you by Commercial National Bank. Featuring craft brews from the Four States Fermenters, German eats from Cafe Lucille, and live music by the Dustin Perkins Band and Sawyer Guyman. Event kicks off at 1PM and will feature mercantile shops and plenty of fun for all ages going on until 9PM. Purchase tickets in advance at

2. Destination Downtown
Friday, October 13
Greater Texarkana Young Professionals is thrilled to host our annual fall event, Destination Downtown! GTYP is proud to support Downtown Texarkana and strives to expand our support each year. This year, GTYP has made even more exciting changes to incorporate more businesses in the expanded Entertainment District. Learn more!

3. Hispanic Heritage Celebration at Texarkana College
Monday, October 9

Dance performances, food, chips and salsa contest, grito competition, vendor booths, soccer, and more! Happening 11AM-1PM on the TC campus beside the Nelson Administration Building. THANK YOU to our sponsors – The Texas Pioneer Foundation and Stan Excavating Co. Learn more!

4. Battle of the Bands at Hopkins Icehouse
Saturday, October 14

Recovery Road Productions and The Ark-La-Tex battle of the Bands brings 10 area bands together to compete and Entertain Texarkana! Learn more.



5. 2nd Annual Singo for a Cause
Monday, October 9

Join us for the 2nd Annual Singo for a Cause event, where we combine the joy of music with the power of giving back! This in-person event will take place on Monday, October 9, 2023 at Redbone Magic Brewery. The doors will open at 6:00 pm with Singo starting at 6:30 pm. Get ready for an evening filled with laughter, music, and friendly competition. Learn more!

6. Silver Bingo at the Texarkana Public Library
Tuesday, October 10
Every 2nd Tuesday of the month. Ages 55 and up! Learn more.

7. Movies in the Park – The Little Mermaid
Thursday, October 12
The movie will start at dusk in Spring Lake Park across from the airplane. Please bring blankets and chairs so you are comfortable on the lawn, concessions will be available for purchase. Learn more!

8. Haven Homes 10th Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser
Thursday, October 12
Haven Homes 10th Anniversary celebration and fundraiser. The celebration will include dinner, LIVE auction, and a Fund-the-need auction. Learn more!

9. An Hour of Empathy – Literacy Council
Friday, October 13
About a quarter of the adult population in Texarkana operates at a “level one” for literacy. Join us for an immersive experience where you can spend an hour walking in their shoes. By building empathy, we can better understand the challenges faced by so many in our community. Learn more!

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10. Mission Texarkana: Coffee Brand Launch
Saturday, October 14
Come by from 11 – 2 to check out the new name and brand, taste Mission’s artisanal, third-wave coffee and learn more about what makes these fresh roasted beans so special. Tacos 4 Life will be open and serving up their tasty tacos and we will have coffee and swag for sale. Learn more!

Design Downtown Regional Art Contest
Through November 3

The City of Texarkana, Texas is excited to announce the Design Downtown Regional Art Contest to be held this fall in downtown Texarkana. Residents of Miller, Bowie, and Cass counties will be able to submit renderings of a downtown Texarkana building, public space, or stretch of property in the Arts & Historic District. Learn more!

COUNTDOWN to SOLARBRATION TXK USA: 179 Days!!!!! Have you shared the news today? Learn more.

Live Music
All Week
Head over to the goTXK calendar to take a look at all of the live music happening this week!

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