Events Calendar

Do you have an event or activity for our Community Calendar? If you do, contact Paula, (870)222-4451 or email us to list your event. (Visit “Calendar” on this page to assure your event does not conflict with other community events and activities.)

Owlfest 2015 – Favorite Events Return

McGehee Owlfest 2015 will be held on October 2nd and 3rd.  Tour de Hoot bicycle ride is returning in 2015.  This event benefits the McGehee Boys and Girls club.  For details and registration for Tour de Hoot, Owlfest Pageant, 5K Run Walk, Food and Craft Vendor and current updates of Owlfest 2015, visit the website

Also, a new event to Owlfest is a Cheese Dip Contest – a “People’s Choice Award” with festival-goers voting for their favorite.  The Annual 5K Run/Walk sponsored by UAM College of Technology Hospitality Department is an exciting experience drawing just over 100 participants last year.  As in years past, food, music, arts/crafts vendors and children’s events are a great draw.  Come to McGehee and experience Owlfest and you will be hooked!

Museum Honored with Arkansas Parks & Tourism Award

The WWII Japanese American Museum was honored by the Arkansas Parks & Tourism with the Bootstrap Award at the Governor’s Conference on Tourism on March 10th in Texarkana, AR.  This award is presented to an individual, organization, or community that has achieved significant success “on a shoestring,” having limited resources or finances.

WWII Japanese American Museum – 2nd Anniversary

The WWII Japanese American Internment Museum will celebrate their 2nd anniversary on April 16 at 1:00 p.m. at the museum located at 100 South Railroad – McGehee.  The public is invited to attend and celebrate with us.