Things to Do in Paragould - Spring 2022
Spring is right around the corner and luckily warmer temperatures are coming, too. We’ve compiled a list of 10 things to help welcome in those warmer temperatures!
1. Find a fresh start with a new job in Greene County
As new leaves sprout on trees and flowers begin to grow, many people think of spring as a fresh start. Are you needing a fresh start in your career? We invite you to visit Paragould and explore the many opportunities that await in Greene County. Visit the Paragould Community Center on March 15th for the Greene County Job Fair. The Job Fair will have 40+ employers in a variety of fields ready to take your resumes and speak with you about opportunities. The Job Fair is open to the public from noon to 3PM.
This event is sponsored by the Economic Development Corporation of Paragould.
The Paragould Community Center is located at 3404 Linwood Drive.
2. Keep the kids entertained during Spring Break
Spring Break is March 21st -25th and that means kids will be out of school. If you have no idea what to do with your child(ren) during this week, why not have a Staycation here in Paragould?! You could visit one of the 10 city parks in our city. There are several places to run or walk, grill, or fish. To find a list of city parks, click here.
You could also visit Crowley’s Ridge State Park. They have a variety of activities for kids planned throughout the weekend before and the week of Spring Break. To view their list of activities, click here.
3. Hop on your motorcycle for a good cause
The Saints and Sinners Angel Run will be March 26th in Downtown Paragould. There will be a dice run, car & bike show, live auction, and door prizes. Saints and Sinners is a 501 (C) 3 non-profit that raises money for Arkansas Children's Hospital, as well as other local charities and emergency need situations.
4. Participate in a cornhole game
Do you like cornhole? If you do, you should check out 870 Cornhole Nation at the Campground United Methodist Church Gym. They have weekly events that start at 7PM and compete in various tournaments. They have several events in March and an American Cornhole Organization special where you can purchase your membership for $50 and be able to play in the remainder of the season events plus next season! To learn more, visit their Facebook Page or see this document.
Campground United Methodist Church is located at 1976 Greene 628 Road.
5. Keep Paragould "Greene" and clean
Our city is a beautiful place to call home and to keep it looking beautiful, you or your business can participate in Clean Sweep Paragould. During the week of April 18th-23rd, there are some daily tasks that we encourage the community to do.
- April 18: Assess your storefront.
- April 19: Pick up trash around your business.
- April 20: Sweep your business’ sidewalks/parking lot/ alley.
- April 21: Trim or mow around your building.
- April 22: Decorate your storefront and/or plant flowers.
- April 23: Volunteer in the city-wide cleanup day.
On April 23rd, the city of Paragould will have multiple opportunities to “clean up” our community. Individuals or groups of volunteers will meet at the Chamber office at 9:00 a.m. to get assignments. Lunch will be provided at noon to those who register by April 14 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
6. Buy a gift for Mother's Day
After you have helped at Clean Sweep Paragould, head over to The Crossing for a Mother’s Day Craft Fair. You can find a special gift to give to your mom or a special lady in your life! The Craft Fair is open from 10AM to 2PM. If you would like to be a vendor, all booths are 10 feet by 10 feet and cost $35. For more information about being a vendor, email email@example.com
The Crossing is located at 101 South Pruett Street.
7. Purchase some locally grown produce
Opening day of the Paragould Farmers’ Market is May 7th so head Downtown to see local vendors with their handcrafted goods and homegrown produce. There are several vendors selling everything from produce and baked goods to doorhangers and other craft items. You can stay up to date with what the Farmers' Market is offering by following their Facebook Page.
The Market is located at 100 W Emerson Street.
8. Attend a plant sale
In conjunction with the opening day of the Farmers’ Market, the Master Gardeners will be having their annual Plant Sale from 8AM to 1PM on May 7th in Centennial Park. They will have a variety of plants available for sale and are planning to have crafted birdhouses and other yard art available as well. Proceeds from the Plant Sale go to the Master Gardeners to fund scholarships for students studying agriculture and other gardening educational opportunities for the community.
New this year, they will host short educational garden presentations led by some local gardening enthusiasts, including several Greene County Master Gardeners. These presentations will start each hour between 8:00 AM and noon. Check out the schedule of "Garden Talks" below:
🌱 8 AM: “Anyone Can Plant by the Foot”- Richard Yeazel, Greene County Master Gardener
🌱 9 AM: “Thrillers, Spillers, & Fillers”- Kathy Graber & Tabitha Trowbridge, Greene County Master Gardeners
🌱 10 AM: “Companion Planting”- Reesie T., Greene County 4-H Member
🌱 11 AM: “Plants, Plants, & More Plants”- Donna Jones, Greene County Master Gardener
🌱 12 PM: “Types of Shade Plants to Plant”- Patti Roberts, Greene County Master Gardener
Centennial Park is located in Downtown Paragould on Pruett Street.
9. Support local students by lacing up your running shoes
Put on your running shoes and head to Black River Technical College for their Scholarship 5K and 0.0K on May 14th. The race starts at 8:00AM and all ages are invited to participate. If running isn’t your thing and you’d rather stay indoors, they have a way for you to participate as well. Sign up before April 15th and you can get a 0.0K t-shirt.
All proceeds from the event go to the BRTC Foundation Scholarship Fund. To learn more, click here.
Black River Technical School is located at 1 Black River Drive.
10. Support the arts
Finally, support local artists at this year’s Art & Stroll on May 21st from 1:00-6:00PM. Art & Stroll is a full-day festival with vendors selling hand-made, hand-crafted products. It’s a day of art and appreciation to local artisans. There will also be music and food. To learn more, click here.
Spring has sprung so grab a sweater and head outside to enjoy everything Paragould has to offer!