Things to Do in Paragould - Summer 2022
The summer months are upon us and with the change of season comes our latest edition of our Top 10 Things to Do in Paragould. Grab a snack and settle in as we give you the rundown of fun events this summer.
1. Start the summer with a splash.
Do you love spending time at the pool? Head over to the Paragould Community Center and visit the outdoor water park. It is open to the general public from 11:00AM to 5:00PM seven days a week throughout the season. Admission is $7 per person. There are plenty of options for children and adults alike. To learn more information, visit here.
Another great water option for kids, is the free splash pad at Labor Park. The splash pad operates from Memorial Weekend through Labor Day Weekend. In addition, there’s an indoor gym and playground equipment.
The Paragould Community Center is located at 3404 Linwood Drive.
Labor Park is located at 309 S. 6th Avenue.
2. Pick out locally grown produce.
If you love fresh, local fruits and vegetables, come down to the 100 block of Emerson Street every Saturday morning for the Paragould Farmers’ Market. There you can find produce and other handmade items. While you’re Downtown, you might also want to visit some of the shops or eat at one of the restaurants. To stay up to date on what will be featured at the Farmers’ Market, check out their Facebook page.
3. Have fun at the library.
There’s an ocean of possibilities at the Greene County Public Library this summer. Take the kiddos to enjoy their summer reading program. On Mondays they’ll have Toddler Time starting at 10AM. Tuesdays at 10AM will be Movie Day with Grab-N-Go Craft Bags after the movie. Wednesdays will be Performer Day at the Collins Theatre starting at 10:30AM. Thursdays will be Bingo starting at 10AM. To learn more, visit their Facebook page or head over to the library to get a full schedule.
The Greene County Public Library is located at 120 N. 12th Street.
4. Run around town.
If you like to run, Running on the Ridge might be the event for you. Held June 4, the race will offer a 5K and 10K option going through Downtown Paragould and the Greene County Fairgrounds. All participants will receive a free ticket to Saturday night’s Rodeo on the Ridge. To learn more, visit here.
5. Cast a line.
The 40th Annual Reynolds Park Fishing Rodeo will be held Saturday, June 11 at Reynolds Park for children ages 15 and under. This free event features prizes, trophies, and lunch! Bring your fishing pole, bait, chair, and bucket for a fun day at Reynolds!
Reynolds Park is located at 3307 Reynolds Park Road.
6. Dive into robotics.
Black River Technical College is offering a Robotics Summer Camp for children entering the fourth through eighth grades. This camp will start with the basics of robot design and working together to build, develop, and modify their robots. The four-day camp focuses on the basics of what VEX IQ robots are by doing hands-on building activities. Space is limited to twenty kids for each camp. Camps are held from 8AM to 12Noon and cost $150 per child.
- June 20-June 23 more info: http://ow.ly/W5GX50IecbH
- July 11 – July 14 more info: http://ow.ly/hYss50Iec7h
BRTC is located at 1 Black River Drive.
7. Attend a paint camp.
Jerri Ann’s Painting and Crafts will be hosting kids’ paint camps throughout the summer. The camps are for ages 6 and up and feature four days of craft painting. Supplies are included and the cost is $75.
- June 20-23
- July 18-21
- Aug 8-11
To learn more, visit here.
Jerri Ann’s is located at 2407 Linwood Drive, Suite 6.
8. Learn about earthquakes.
Project Paragould is hosting an Earthquake Festival in Downtown Paragould on July 9 from 10AM to 3PM. They will have games, face painting, bounce houses, food, and craft/vendor booths. They plan to include hands on activities and information about earthquake preparedness and the New Madrid Fault Line. Armbands are $5 per person and will go on sale June 1. For more information about this event, visit their event on Facebook.
9. Listen to Bluegrass music.
The 2nd Annual Collins’ Big Grass Bluegrass Festival will feature eight bands over three days – July 21-23! The music and fun starts at 7:00PM on Thursday night with the HillBenders and the Cleverlys. Friday night, The Kody Norris Show, The Po' Ramblin' Boys, and The Grascals take the Collins stage. Starting at 10:00 Saturday morning, BGBG takes it to the streets with a full street festival with food trucks, vendors, and free music. Starting at 11:00AM, performing on the Centennial Stage are Sand Creek, Magnolia Wind, Sylamore Special, and singer/songwriters Cory Jackson and Chad Garrett.
Saturday The Daryl Mosley Band, the Lonesome River Band, and Nothin’ Fancy will be performing two completely different shows. Curtain times for those shows are a 1:00PM matinee and a 6:00PM evening performance at the Collins. Tickets for this year's BGBG Festival can be purchased here. For more information about BGBG or ticket sales, call the Theatre at 870-236-6253 or email email@example.com
For information about being a vendor, call 870-236-0714 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Collins Theatre is located at 120 W. Emerson Street.
10. Make a splash Downtown.
The first ever Street Splash Downtown will take place July 30. Paragould Light Water & Cable will open a fire hydrant and the water fun will begin. Times are to be determined. For more info as the day approaches, visit their Facebook page.
While a date hasn’t been officially set, the 8 Mile Creek Trail will be opening later this summer. The 8 Mile Creek Trail will provide a safer route for individuals that want to take their kids, dogs, friends or family on walks, strolls or even a jog. It is a multi-generational trail that will improve the quality of life for the citizens of Paragould. The trail's primary focus is connectivity. Once all proposed phases are completed it will connect most of our city parks, downtown, and several of our public school sites. To learn more, visit here.