This article is a part of the 2024 Spring Travel Guide, a sponsored collection brought to you by our travel advertising partners. You can find more spring travel destinations and events here.

With blooming flowers, pleasant weather, and vibrant landscapes, this season and city offers endless possibilities for exploration and fun. Whether you’re seeking a tranquil escape or an action-packed getaway, the twice-as-nice city has you covered.

Celebrating Texarkana’s rich musical history.

Every day is a great day to be in Texarkana, but this Spring specifically, Texarkana will enjoy being situated in the path of totality for the Total Solar Eclipse happening on April 8, 2024. Texarkana, located on the border of Texas and Arkansas, is an ideal destination to witness this extraordinary event, perhaps even from two states at once. With its wide-open spaces and clear skies, you’ll have an unobstructed view of the sun as it disappears behind the moon, casting a mesmerizing shadow across the beautiful landscape. The city has an action-packed weekend planned for residents and visitors alike, ranging from the 79th Annual Four States Fair and Rodeo, a fantastic Texarkana Symphony Orchestra performance presenting Dark Side of the Moon: A Pink Floyd Tribute, to multiple live performers on outdoor stages downtown, a children’s theatre performance, and much more. Experience the celestial wonder of a lifetime in Texarkana! Join the celebrations for the total solar eclipse and witness nature’s most awe-inspiring spectacle. For more information, visit

Check out local eats and food trucks in the Arts and Historic District.

During your visit, explore a vibrant community with rich history and charming attractions. Discover local eats or indulge in some retail therapy. Take advantage of outdoor activities such as hiking trails, fishing spots, or simply relaxing in one of the many picturesque parks. For the height of your Texarkana experience, head downtown where the United States Federal Courthouse and Post Office sits on Stateline Avenue, straddling two states. Stand in two states and take a photo to remember your trip, and then wander down to art exhibits, check out the historic Perot Theatre, and be sure to take in all the lively, colorful murals marking Texarkana’s rich history of musical influences and culture such as Scott Joplin, Otis Williams and The Temptations, Corrine Griffith and Dr. Pepper, and much more.

New to Texarkana: The Hobie Kayak Bass Fishing Tournament at Wright Patman Lake.

After the conclusion of the Solarbration event, Texarkana’s spring fun will just be getting started. The first weekend in May also promises to be exciting and full of activity, as Texarkana will host its first Hobie Kayak Bass Fishing Tournament at Wright Patman Lake, and the 9th Annual Twice as Fine Wine Festival at Spring Lake Park.

Anglers enjoy throwing a line in at Spring Lake Park.

The fishing tournament, part of a series of tournaments at the best fisheries in the nation, is new to Texarkana, but in its 6th season. While the tournament itself is shifting to allow motors for the first time ever this year, Wright Patman Lake remains one of two human-powered only tournaments on the schedule. Texarkana is thrilled to host the anglers, their fans, and anyone who enjoys the great outdoors for some thrilling bass fishing competition.

Don’t miss the 9th annual Twice as Nice Wine Festival at Spring Lake Park.

While all that’s happening at the lake, winemakers from across Texas will be gathering at the City’s crown jewel, Spring Lake Park, for the 9th annual Twice as Nice Wine Festival benefitting the Alzheimer’s Alliance of the Tri-State Area. Artisans and merchants display their works for thousands of visitors each year. Festival goers stroll through the market, wine garden, and food vendors all while listening to live music and enjoying a beautiful day outdoors. To learn more about this year’s Wine Festival, visit

Pets are welcome at the Texarkana Wine Festival.

While visitors may come to gaze at the sky or watch bass fishing, there is more fun to be had in Texarkana once the show is over. There is something for everyone, whether you’d like to spend more time outdoors at one of the beautiful city parks, golf courses, or take a shot at the Bringle Lake bike trail if you’re feeling adventurous. If you’re not up to being sporty, then feel free to stick around and enjoy the downtown Arts and Historic District which offers eye-catching murals, educational exhibits, and entertainment for the whole family. While you’re there, don’t forget to grab a bite to eat at one of the locally owned restaurants and take your photo in two states at once in front of the United States’ second-most photographed post office, the U.S. Federal Courthouse and Post Office on State Line Avenue.

Texarkana’s parks provide plenty of activities to please everyone in the family.

As Spring and the solar eclipse approach and Texarkana pauses to celebrate so many great things, it’s the perfect opportunity to visit, or revisit Texarkana. The twin cities formally invite you to join in a season of excitement, tourism, and doing what Texarkana does best—coming together to make things twice as special. Whether it’s a Texarkana Symphony Orchestra concert, a Juried Art exhibit at Texarkana Regional Arts Center, watching art created at Downtown Live!, or taking in the solar eclipse with a crowd, please come check out what Texarkana has to offer.

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