Fishing: Break out the rods, reels and lures. One of the state’s top fishing challenges arrives with the Big Bass Bonanza, June 27-29. The awards ceremony will be at Northshore Riverfront RV Park in North Little Rock, but fishing will take place at multiple locations along the Arkansas River. Entry fees are $90 for one day, $170 for two, $250 for all three. Call (501) 376-2323 or visit arkansasbigbass.com.
Floating: Wacky wannabe sailors will “keep calm and paddle on” at the annual Championship Cardboard Boat Races, 10 a.m. July 26 at Sandy Beach, Heber Springs. Multiple awards, including Pride of the Fleet Award and the Titanic Award, will be given at a celebration that includes a treasure dig, watermelon-eating contest and volleyball tournament. Admission is free to spectators. Registration in advance is $45 for one to two people or $50 for a team; prices go up $5 on race day. Call (501) 362-2444 or heber-springs.com.
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