With the new mask mandates on both sides of town feeling a little more normal there are some great things going on in and around Texarkana that you can do this weekend to help with all of the boredom and being cooped up at home.

1. The Texarkana Museum Systems presents 'Two Old Ladies and Louie The  Lama'. You and your kids can learn about llamas with great arts and crafts.

2. Great live music in Texarkana.  Despite restaurants and bars open in Arkansas and Texas with limited seating, the live music scene in Texarkana is doing well. There are 7 great bands you can check out this weekend.

3. The Texarkana Texas farmers market is closed, but the Arkansas side Gateway farmers market is open for you to enjoy some great local produce.

4. How can you win a $25 gift card and be in a drawing for a $100 gift card? We have a contest called "Lift Up Local" and the story here lists the three things you need to do to get entered.

5. Best Swimming Holes in Arkansas. Now that Summer is finally here you can find some great places to get a little swimming in for you and the kids.