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Arkansas Culture & the Arts

Arkansas culture can be experienced in many ways around the state: Want to catch a great concert in Little Rock? Prefer a low key downtown art walk on a summer evening? Arkansas hosts a plethora of art and culture-themed events for everyone to enjoy.

Search below to find Arkansas culture through a variety of fun and family-friendly Arkansas events, from rock concerts in Little Rock to laid back downtown art gallery walks in one of several small art towns ranked as best in the nation by different publications.
Jul 22 Tuesday

Arkansas Craft School - Mountain View

3/1/2014 - 8/31/2014
P.O. Box 2694, Mountain View
Classes and workshops in blacksmithing, basket making, weaving, musical instrument construction, photography, wood turning, woodworking, boat building, knife making, glas...
Jul 22 Tuesday

Shaping Our World at The Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas - Pine Bluff

3/3/2014 - 8/31/2014
701 Main St., Pine Bluff
The Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas
How did Earth's landscape form? Shaping our World is an exhibition that explains the phenomenal acts of nature that create our planet's backdrop. Summon a tornado, shift ...
Jul 22 Tuesday

Hog Wild: Our Area's Love Affair with the Pig - Rogers

3/22/2014 - 8/9/2014
322 South Second Street, Rogers
Local residents have raised them, eaten them, and used their image in toys, banks, folk art, and a beloved mascot. Explore Northwest Arkansas’s ongoing love affair with ...
Jul 22 Tuesday

One Boy's Toys - Springdale

3/24/2014 - 3/24/2015
Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, Springdale
Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
An exhibit of 1930s-1940s era toys from the Shiloh Museum's Orville Hall Collection....
Jul 22 Tuesday

The Emperors New Clothes at The Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas - Pine Bluff

4/24/2014 - 8/26/2014
701 Main St., Pine Bluff
The Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas
...
Jul 22 Tuesday

Great Passion Play - 47th Season - Eureka Springs

5/2/2014 - 10/25/2014
935 Passion Play Rd, Eureka Springs
Christ of the Ozarks
The Great Passion Play is "America's #1 Attended Outdoor Drama" according to the Institute of Outdoor Drama. Since 1968, 7.7 million people have seen The Greatest Story E...
Jul 22 Tuesday

Healing Waters - Springdale

5/12/2014 - 12/13/2014
Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, Springdale
Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
A photo exhibit examining the importance of medicinal springs in Northwest Arkansas, from healing a person’s ailments to establishing towns and medical tourism opportunit...
Jul 22 Tuesday

Delita Martin at The Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas - Pine Bluff

5/29/2014 - 8/28/2014
701 Main St., Pine Bluff
The Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas
New work from Little Rock artist Delita Martin focuses on African-American women, their experiences, and transmitting memory through the visual. Martin will lead a Saturd...
Jul 23 Wednesday

Young Frankenstein at The Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas - Pine Bluff

7/23/2014 - 7/27/2014
701 Main St., Pine Bluff
The Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas
...
Jul 25 Friday

Xanadu - Rogers

7/25/2014 - 7/27/2014
116 S 2nd St., Rogers
Victory Theater
Xanadu, based on the 1980 film starring Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly, never loses site of the failures of the movie and derives its humor from many of its clumsy mom...
Jul 26 Saturday

Canning and Preserving Workshop - Powhatan

Powhatan Historic State Park, Powhatan
Courthouse
Putting up fruits and vegetables in your home is as easy as pie. If you would like to enjoy fresh ingredients from your garden all year round, join us to discover the nea...
Jul 29 Tuesday

Heifer Hour at Heifer Village - Little Rock

1 World Ave., Little Rock
Visit Heifer Village at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays in May through August for Heifer Hour. Enjoy crafts, games, children's books and outdoor activities designed to ...
Jul 31 Thursday

Xanadu - Rogers

7/31/2014 - 8/3/2014
116 S 2nd St., Rogers
Victory Theater
Xanadu, based on the 1980 film starring Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly, never loses site of the failures of the movie and derives its humor from many of its clumsy mom...
Aug 1 Friday

Gallery Walk - Hot Springs

134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs
Hot Springs Historic District
Stroll beautiful downtown Hot Springs and enjoy some of the finest contemporary art in America. Many galleries stay open until 9 p.m. often with music and complimentary ...
Aug 4 Monday

Garvan Woodland Gardens: Janet Carson/Bob Byers "Landscape Design Series" Workshop - Hot Springs

8/4/2014 - 8/18/2014
540 Arkridge Road, Hot Springs
Magnolia Room
August 4, 11, and 18. Join University of Arkansas Horticulture Extension Agent, Janet Carson, and Garden Associate Executive Director, Bob Byers for this three-day series...
Aug 7 Thursday

Xanadu - Rogers

8/7/2014 - 8/10/2014
116 S 2nd St., Rogers
Victory Theater
Xanadu, based on the 1980 film starring Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly, never loses site of the failures of the movie and derives its humor from many of its clumsy mom...
Aug 9 Saturday

Helena Second Saturday - Helena-West Helena

Cherry St., Helena-West Helena
Kelly Courtyard
Helena Second Saturdays is a dynamic monthly event that brings local artists, artisans, musicians, merchants, farmers, locals, and visitors together in a vibrant atmosphe...
Aug 9 Saturday

Heifer Hour at Heifer Village - Little Rock

1 World Ave., Little Rock
Visit Heifer Village at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays in May through August for Heifer Hour. Enjoy crafts, games, children's books and outdoor activities designed to ...
Aug 14 Thursday

Back-to-School Concert at The Great Passion Play - Eureka Springs

935 Passion Play Rd, Eureka Springs
Christ of the Ozarks
8:30 p.m. Last year, Brenton Miles performed a really entertaining Christian rock concert. This year's artist will be announced soon....
Aug 15 Friday

4th Annual Johnny Cash Music Festival - Jonesboro

ASU, Jonesboro
The Convocation Center
Loretta Lynn, Reba McEntire, Bobby Bare and Mark Lowry will all take the stage for this performance honoring the late legendary Arkansas native Johnny Cash. As with past ...
Aug 16 Saturday

Beginners' Crochet Workshop - Powhatan

Powhatan Historic State Park, Powhatan
Courthouse
Have you always admired your grandmother’s crocheted scarves, doilies, and afghans, but never thought you could recreate them? You can, and it’s easier than y...
Aug 16 Saturday

Mountains, Music & Motorcycles - Mountain View

8/16/2014 - 8/19/2014
Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Downtown Courthouse Square
Book your rooms early in the biker-friendly Cabins at Dry Creek, enjoy home-style Southern cooking at the Skillet Restaura...
Aug 20 Wednesday

"Fiddle Tunes Grandpa Played" - Springdale

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, Springdale
Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
A noontime program by award-winning fiddler Will Bush....
Aug 23 Saturday

Cultural Celebration - Russellville

Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
Join us in celebrating the many aspects of our past that created the great culture in the River Valley. There will be programming and festivities all day. Contact the par...
Aug 25 Monday

Think Like a Mountain -- Legacy Week at Devil's Den - West Fork

8/25/2014 - 9/1/2014
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork
Join us for a week long celebration of the Legacy of Devil's Den State Park. Special speakers and programs will focus on the building of the park by the Ci...
Aug 29 Friday

Arkansas State Parks Legacy Week - Wickes

8/29/2014 - 9/7/2014
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Join Cossatot River and other Arkansas state organizations as we explore our loca...
Aug 30 Saturday

Celebrity Concert with Kathy Mattea - Mountain View

Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Music Auditorium
Join the Ozark Folk Center State Park in a special Celebrity Concert with Kathy Mattea as part of our annual Tribute to Grandpa Jones.  Also performing will be Ramon...
Aug 30 Saturday

Petit Jean Founders and Builders Day - Morrilton

Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
In 1923 Petit Jean became the first state park in Arkansas thanks to the efforts of Dr. T.W. Hardison and others. In 1933, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) laid the ...
Aug 30 Saturday

3rd Annual Legendary Blues Festival - Helena-West Helena

700 MLK Drive, Helena-West Helena
Downtown - Cherry Street Pavilion
People from all walks of life to come to enjoy the history and enjoy soul-stirring legendary blues sounds that were formed and are rooted right here on the Mississippi Ri...
Aug 30 Saturday

63rd Annual Clothesline Fair - Prairie Grove

8/30/2014 - 9/1/2014
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Prairie Grove
Park Grounds
At this Ozark Arts & Crafts Exhibition, which started in 1951, explore more than 100 craft booths with vendors demonstrating and selling their wares. Living history, ...
Sep 4 Thursday

Fabulous First Thursday lunch at the Pillow Thompson House - Helena-West Helena

718 Perry Street, Helena-West Helena
Pillow Thompson House
Showcasing different caterers from around the Delta, this luncheon is a wonderful way to start the month with family, friends, and great food....
Sep 5 Friday

Gallery Walk - Hot Springs

134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs
Hot Springs Historic District
Stroll beautiful downtown Hot Springs and enjoy some of the finest contemporary art in America. Many galleries stay open until 9 p.m. often with music and complimentary ...
Sep 5 Friday

Table for Two - Steakhouse Beef Ribeye - Morrilton

1 Rockefeller Drive, Morrilton
Winthrop Rockefeller Institute
Break out of the ordinary date night routine with the Table for Two culinary classes. Executive Chef Robert Hall will demonstrate how to cook the night’s entrée while yo...
Sep 5 Friday

Bad Seed by Maxwell Anderson - Springdale

9/5/2014 - 9/13/2014
214 S Main Street, Springdale
Arts Center of the Ozarks
Set in a small Southern town, Colonel & Christine Penmark live with their daughter, Rhoda. Little Rhoda Penmark is the evil queen of the story: sweet, charming, and full ...
Sep 6 Saturday

22nd Annual Antique Tractor & Engine Show - Scott

Plantation Agriculture Museum, Scott
Get your engines ready and join us for a fun nostalgic trip to the Plantation Agriculture Museum State Park! The museum invites all hit and miss engines and pre-1960s tra...
Sep 6 Saturday

22nd Annual Northwest Arkansas Gem & Mineral Fall Swap - Siloam Springs

9/6/2014 - 9/7/2014
1014 West Jefferson, Siloam Springs
Clubhouse (Ark Route 43 and Lawlis Road - North of Siloam Springs)
Free set-up auction on Saturday at 1 p.m. Sell and swap minerals, slabs, jewelry equipment, flintknapping, gem wash, treasure chest, grab bags, t-shirts, geodes, and book...
Sep 12 Friday

Native American Daze/Mountain Man Rendezvous - Calico Rock

9/12/2014 - 9/13/2014
104 Main Street, Calico Rock
Calico Rock Museum
See how the trappers and the Native Americans worked together in the wild. The day ends with a "Walk of Remembrance" to honor those that walked the trail of tears....
Sep 13 Saturday

Fall Crafts Workshop - Des Arc

Lower White River Museum State Park, Des Arc
Fall was a special time of year for Arkansans living on the frontier. Learn about pioneers' fall traditions while you create fall themed crafts to take home. Class s...
Sep 13 Saturday

Fun City Barbershop Chorus Concert - Hot Springs

134 Convention Center , Hot Springs
Horner Hall, Hot Springs Convention Center
A group of approximately 30 men of all ages dedicated to singing a capella music in the barbershop harmony style. ...
Sep 13 Saturday

Artifact and Fossil ID Day - Parkin

Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
Bring in your artifact collection, fossils, and minerals for identification. Dr. Jeff Mitchem, Parkin Station Archeologist (and other exper...
Sep 13 Saturday

Ancient Jewelry - Wilson

Hampson Archeological Museum State Park, Wilson
Museum Lobby
Discover the different types of jewelry the Mississippian culture people wore, where the raw materials came from, and methods used to create jewelry like gorgets. Make yo...
Sep 13 Saturday

A Trial by Jury Dinner Party - Powhatan

Powhatan Historic State Park, Powhatan
Courthouse
Justice is served and you are the jury. After enjoying an evening Dutch oven meal, guests will proceed to the 1888 Courthouse. There they will take part in a living histo...
Sep 13 Saturday

Helena Second Saturday - Helena-West Helena

Cherry St., Helena-West Helena
Kelly Courtyard
Helena Second Saturdays is a dynamic monthly event that brings local artists, artisans, musicians, merchants, farmers, locals, and visitors together in a vibrant atmosphe...
Sep 20 Saturday

Girl Scout Workshop - Russellville

Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
We will offer a full day of water resource programming for girl scouts to earn a Wonders of Water patch from Lake Dardanelle State Park. Registration for the workshop wil...
Sep 20 Saturday

Trial by Jury Dinner - Washington

PO Box 129, Washington
Williams' Tavern Restaurant
Justice is served and you are the jury. After enjoying an evening meal at Williams’ Tavern Restaurant, guests will proceed to the 1836 Courthouse. There they will t...
Sep 23 Tuesday

ACANSA Arts Festival: Festival Opening at the Governor's Mansion - Little Rock

1501 North University, Little Rock
Arkansas Governor's Mansion
The ACANSA Arts Festival officially opens during a cocktail reception at the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion. First Lady of Arkansas Ginger Beebe welcomes guests to enjoy coc...
Sep 23 Tuesday

ACANSA Arts Festival - Little Rock

9/23/2014 - 9/28/2014
1501 North University, Little Rock
various venues
ACANSA Arts Festival welcomes visual and performing artists, art organizations, and the public to Central Arkansas. The Festival features works by established and emergin...
Sep 24 Wednesday

ACANSA Arts Festival: Arkansas Symphony Orchestra "Keep On the Southern Side" - Little Rock

1501 North University, Little Rock
Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Offices
The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra presents a variety of small ensembles at its new Main Street facility. This ”Informance” includes the ASO Brass Quintet, a solo by the ASO...
Sep 24 Wednesday

ACANSA Arts Festival: Reception - Poet in Copper: Engravings by Evan Lindquist - Little Rock

1501 North University, Little Rock
Arkansas Arts Center
Evan Lindquist was selected by Governor Mike Beebe as the first Artist Laureate of Arkansas 2013-2017. He creates original prints in his private studio in Jonesboro. The ...
Sep 24 Wednesday

ACANSA Arts Festival: Central Arkansas's Own - Little Rock

1501 North University, Little Rock
Clinton Presidential Center
Arkansas Chamber Singers, Opera in the Rock, and The Muses perform at the Clinton Library Great Hall....
Sep 25 Thursday

ACANSA Arts Festival: Hector Olivera at Trinity United Methodist Church - Little Rock

1501 North University, Little Rock
Trinity United Methodist Church
Internationally acclaimed concert organist performs. Maestro Hector Olivera has become one of the most sought after and revered international concert organists. Maestro O...
Sep 25 Thursday

ACANSA Arts Festival: Gallery Hop - Little Rock

1501 North University, Little Rock
Arkansas Arts Center
Starting at the Arkansas Arts Center, participants can hop on and off trolleys to visit various local galleries in Little Rock and North Little Rock. Gallery owners visit...
Sep 25 Thursday

ACANSA Arts Festival: Disfarmer Presented by the Argenta Community Theatre - North Little Rock

9/25/2014 - 9/27/2014
1501 North University, North Little Rock
Argenta Community Theatre
Disfarmer, by award-winning Arkansas playwright Werner Trieschmann and directed by Bob Hupp, is a comedic portrait telling the story of Disfarmer, an eccentric photograph...
Sep 26 Friday

ACANSA Arts Festival: Street Corner Symphony - Little Rock

1501 North University, Little Rock
Connor Performing Arts Center at Pulaski Academy
An a cappella group based out of Nashville, Tennessee, these six southern gents were contestants on the second season of NBC's reality show The Sing-Off, claiming the sec...
Sep 26 Friday

2nd Annual Eureka Springs Motorcycle Art Show - Eureka Springs

9/26/2014 - 9/27/2014
36 S. Main St., Eureka Springs
The historic downtown Auditorium
Second annual motorcycle art show held in the city of Eureka Springs. Features local, regional and out-of-state artists who do fine motorcycle related art which includes ...
Sep 27 Saturday

46th Annual BPW Barn Sale (sm) - Camden

692 Jenkins , Camden
Historic Tate Barn on Oakland Farms
South Arkansas's largest Arts and Crafts Festival, with approximately 180 Craft and Vendors. Activities for kids will be available in our KidZone and there will be live m...
Sep 27 Saturday

ACANSA Arts Festival: ACANSA Late Night II - St. Paul & the Broken Bones - Little Rock

1501 North University, Little Rock
South on Main
The Birmingham, Alabama based soul band harkens back to the region’s classic soul roots while extending the form with electrifying potency. Lead singer, Paul Janeway, ta...
Sep 27 Saturday

Scout Patch Day - Pocahontas

Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
Calling ALL Scouts! Join us for our Discovering Davidsonville Scout Patch Day. Scouts will participate in 5 activities that explore Davidsonville’s past. From the l...
Sep 27 Saturday

ACANSA Arts Festival: Dallas Black Dance Theatre - North Little Rock

1501 North University, North Little Rock
North Little Rock High School - East Campus
Dallas Black Dance Theatre celebrates its 36th season as the oldest, continuously operating professional dance company out of Dallas, Texas. The ensemble, a contemporary ...
Sep 27 Saturday

ACANSA Arts Festival: Suspended Animation - Little Rock

1501 North University, Little Rock
Scottish Rite Temple Auditorium
This adult program provides the experience of a world of sophisticated puppetry designed for entertaining discerning tastes. Shimmering with nuance, sophistication and im...
Sep 27 Saturday

ACANSA Arts Festival: Artists in the Park - Little Rock

1501 North University, Little Rock
MacArthur Park
The Arts Center hosts a visual artist day at MacArthur Park. The first two hours are dedicated to children, and entertainment will be provided by Brian Kinder, a singer/s...
Sep 28 Sunday

ACANSA Arts Festival: Suspended Animation - Little Rock

1501 North University, Little Rock
Ron Robinson Theatre
In a cabaret presentation distinctly adult in its sophistication and artistry, internationally acclaimed marionette artist Phillip Huber is in full view of the audience a...
Sep 28 Sunday

ACANSA Arts Festival: A Pointe of Chorus / Picnic at Wildwood - Little Rock

1501 North University, Little Rock
Wildwood Park
Ballet Arkansas, River City Men’s Chorus and Arkansas Festival Ballet perform during a festival picnic. Arkansas Festival Ballet performs a Short Neo Classical ballet bas...
Oct 1 Wednesday

21st Annual Taste of the Town - North Little Rock

100 Main Street, North Little Rock
Verizon Arena
5-7 p.m. More than 30 local restaurants, caterers and drink distributors participate. ...
Oct 3 Friday

Gallery Walk - Hot Springs

134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs
Hot Springs Historic District
Stroll beautiful downtown Hot Springs and enjoy some of the finest contemporary art in America. Many galleries stay open until 9 p.m. often with music and complimentary ...
Oct 3 Friday

46th Annual Hot Springs Arts & Craft Fair - Hot Springs

10/3/2014 - 10/5/2014
308 Pulman Ave., Hot Springs
Garland County Fair Grounds
400 vendors, kiddie corner, free parking with golf cart ride to and from cars, many dining places especially the EHC Kitchen with homemade items. Open 9:00 am to 6:00 pm,...
Oct 4 Saturday

Gourds: The Versatile Plant! Beginning Gourd Crafting Workshop - Powhatan

Powhatan Historic State Park, Powhatan
Courthouse
Gourds have been used for centuries for a variety of artistic and functional purposes.  This exciting workshop will show you how to decorate and shape these versatil...
Oct 4 Saturday

Gardening Basics for the Fall - Washington

Historic Washington State Park, Washington
Just because winter is almost here doesn’t mean you must put up your gardening tools! Some of your favorite plants come from a healthy fall/winter garden. Join our ...
Oct 4 Saturday

Fall Harvest Home Festival - Scott

Plantation Agriculture Museum, Scott
Are you and your family ready for some fall festivities? Bringing in the harvest was a central part of home life that every family shared in early Arkansas. The Plantatio...
Oct 5 Sunday

42nd Annual Gem, Mineral and Geology Show - Jacksonville

10/5/2014 - 10/6/2014
14705 Chambery Drive, Jacksonville
Jacksonville Community Center (Municipal)
Minerals, fossils, beads, lapidary material, jewelry, kiddie dig site, demonstration, mineral identification, and fabulous mineral displays. Fun for all ages....
Oct 10 Friday

23rd Annual Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival - Hot Springs

10/10/2014 - 10/19/2014
659 Ouachita Ave, Hot Springs
Arlington Hotel
An Academy-qualifying platform that charts the future of an ever-evolving art form. Screens more than 100 feature-length and short-form documentaries from around the glo...
Oct 11 Saturday

Artifiact ID Day - Scott

Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, Scott
Visitor Center

Solve the mystery! Have you ever wanted to know more about those “arrowheads” and pottery pieces that you found as a kid? Br...

Oct 11 Saturday

Celebrity Concert with Ricky Skaggs - Mountain View

Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Music Auditorium
Join the Ozark Folk Center State Park in a special Celebrity Concert with Ricky Skaggs.  Contact the park for ticket information.
Oct 11 Saturday

Get to the Point: Flintknapping - Scott

Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, Scott
Visitor Center
Blast back into the past to make stone points like the ones used by American Indians. Learn basic techniques and information needed to create your very own projectile poi...
Oct 18 Saturday

Musical Healing - Wilson

Hampson Archeological Museum State Park, Wilson
Native Americans used various types of musical instruments for many reasons including ceremonies to heal the sick. We will explore the traditions of m...
Oct 18 Saturday

Saddle Up for St. Jude - Wynne

Village Creek State Park, Wynne
Join us in our effort to help St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. We will have children's horse and wagon rides, an auction, lunch,...
Oct 18 Saturday

Beginners' Outdoor Cooking Dutch Oven Workshop - Scott

Plantation Agriculture Museum, Scott
Dutch ovens make it easy for people to enjoy a tasty outdoor meal, just like in the old days! Join us at the Plantation Agriculture Museum and discover how to cook over a...
Oct 31 Friday

After Dark in the Park - Mountain View

Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Auditorium
Storytelling, a costume contest, eerie music, and old-fashioned fun. Join us for a safe and family-friend...
Nov 1 Saturday

Gourd Workshop - Des Arc

Lower White River Museum State Park, Des Arc
Gourds have been used for centuries for a variety of artistic and practical purposes. Join the fun and learn how to shape and decorate these unusual plants. Please dress ...
Nov 5 Wednesday

Workshop by Qiang Huang - Fort Smith

11/5/2014 - 11/7/2014
1601 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith
Lower Level
Please visit www.fsram.org for more details!...
Nov 7 Friday

Gallery Walk - Hot Springs

134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs
Hot Springs Historic District
Stroll beautiful downtown Hot Springs and enjoy some of the finest contemporary art in America. Many galleries stay open until 9 p.m. often with music and complimentary ...
Nov 8 Saturday

Picture Day - Gillett

Arkansas Post Museum, Gillett
Main House
Bring your old family photos to the museum to have them scanned and put onto a CD for you to keep, print, and share with family and friends. This mini-workshop will focus...
Nov 8 Saturday

Trial by Jury Dinner - Washington

PO Box 129, Washington
Williams' Tavern Restaurant
Justice is served and you are the jury. After enjoying an evening meal at Williams’ Tavern Restaurant, guests will proceed to the 1836 Courthouse. There they will t...
Nov 8 Saturday

Classic Comfort Foods Dutch Oven Workshop - Powhatan

Lake Charles State Park, Powhatan
Visitor Center
What better way to get ready for winter weather than learning how to cook some classic comfort foods in a cast iron Dutch oven?  Outdoor camp cooking is a longstandi...
Nov 8 Saturday

"Just Desserts" Dutch Oven Outdoor Cooking Workshop - Wynne

Village Creek State Park, Wynne
Visitor Center
Learn about the joys of Dutch oven outdoor cooking and enjoy some sweet treats. We will make a few desserts as we discuss the history and process of cooking over a fire w...
Nov 15 Saturday

Basket Weaving Workshop - Russellville

Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center Lakeview Room
Basket making was an important task for every pioneer. Weave your own basket in this hands-on class and reflect on those who lived in this area before it was a State Park...
Nov 22 Saturday

Casqui Foods - Parkin

Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
While the ancient inhabitants of Parkin didn’t have pizza and barbeque to enjoy, they had a varied and healthy diet. Bring your family and friends to experience the...
Nov 22 Saturday

Christmas Basket Weaving Workshop - Powhatan

Powhatan Historic State Park, Powhatan
Courthouse
There is something about weaving a basket that takes you back to a simpler time and place.  With today’s busy lifestyle, we all need to find a relaxing and enj...
Nov 28 Friday

17th Annual Mountain Rendezvous - Morrilton

11/28/2014 - 11/30/2014
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Experience a primitive camp, as well as some of the survival skills used by Arkansas pioneers. Watch a variety of demonstrations including muzzleloading rifles, tomahawk ...
Nov 30 Sunday

The Butterfield Stage Coach Line - Rogers

Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, Rogers
Visitor Center
Join historian Tom Dillard to learn what the Butterfield Stage Coach meant to northwest Arkansas. The presentation includes photos of one of the few stations still intact...
Dec 5 Friday

Gallery Walk - Hot Springs

134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs
Hot Springs Historic District
Stroll beautiful downtown Hot Springs and enjoy some of the finest contemporary art in America. Many galleries stay open until 9 p.m. often with music and complimentary ...
Dec 6 Saturday

Basket Weaving Workshop - Des Arc

Lower White River Museum State Park, Des Arc
Making baskets was an important task for every pioneer.  Visit a simpler time as you weave your own casserole basket in this hands-on beginner's workshop. Class...
Dec 6 Saturday

28th Annual Christmas and Candlelight - Washington

Historic Washington State Park, Washington
You and your family will be in awe of the natural beauty that candlelit streets provide as you stroll through our historic village. The homes of yesterday are adorne...
Dec 6 Saturday

Holiday Open House - Powhatan

Powhatan Historic State Park, Powhatan
Courthouse
See Powhatan Historic State Park decked out in its Victorian Christmas finery! Join us for a family-oriented day of crafts, tours, activities, and refreshments. Contact t...
Dec 6 Saturday

Winter at the Lake - Russellville

Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
Bring the whole family to the park for this one day winter event. There will be programs, crafts, and more. Activities will be going on all day long. The day will end wit...
Dec 6 Saturday

Christmas Open House - Morrilton

Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Mather Lodge
See the park’s Mather Lodge dressed in its Christmas finery. Enjoy family-oriented arts and crafts activities and seasonal entertainment. Contact the park for a sch...
Dec 6 Saturday

Warfield Concerts Presents Memphis Symphony Big Band - Helena-West Helena

PO Box 256, Helena-West Helena
Community Room
The Warfield Concerts are outstanding musical events that are free of charge to all through the generosity of a former citizen of Helena. Featured at concerts and other c...
Dec 6 Saturday

Anniversary Battle of Prairie Grove Reenactment - Prairie Grove

12/6/2014 - 12/7/2014
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Prairie Grove
Park Grounds
The park will commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Prairie Grove. The battle, fought on December 7, 1862, saw about 22,000 soldiers fighting most of the day, with...
Dec 12 Friday

Basket Weaving - Scott

Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, Scott
Visitor Center

The mounds at Toltec were built by the Plum Bayou people one basket at a time. Come join a park interpreter and learn to weave your own basket to use...

Dec 13 Saturday

28th Annual Christmas and Candlelight - Washington

Historic Washington State Park, Washington
You and your family will be in awe of the natural beauty that our candlelit streets provide as you stroll through our historic village. The homes of yesterday are ad...
Dec 13 Saturday

Christmas Buffet and Holiday Concert - Mountain View

Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Skillet Restaurant and White Oak Auditorium
Enjoy a delicious holiday meal at the Skillet Restaurant and then get ready for the holiday season with a special evening ...
Dec 20 Saturday

Holiday Crafts Open House - Scott

Plantation Agriculture Museum, Scott
Are you ready to start some new holiday traditions this Christmas? The Plantation Agriculture Museum will be opening its grounds and buildings to the public for our fourt...
Dec 21 Sunday

5th Annual Holiday Music at the Arsenal - Little Rock

503 E. 9th St., Little Rock
2nd floor
2 p.m. Holiday music concert performed by the students of Margaret Wyatt's Piano and Vocal Studio....
Dec 31 Wednesday

Midnight on the Mountain - Paris

Mount Magazine State Park, Paris
Diana Room at the Lodge
Ring in the new year on Arkansas's highpoint at Mount Magazine State Park! Enjoy a prime rib dinner buffet, music, dancing, party favors, and more. The dinner buffet begi...
Jan 17 Saturday

Loom Weaving Workshop - Des Arc

Lower White River Museum State Park, Des Arc
Without modern conveniences, pioneers often had to make whatever they needed. Follow in their footsteps as you learn how to weave your own placemats. Take home your proje...
Jan 21 Wednesday

"Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting" Workshop - Fort Smith

1/21/2015 - 1/23/2015
1601 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith
479-784-2787   •   fsram.org
Fort Smith Regional Art Museum
Artist Robert Burridge conducts this three-day workshop. Burridge’s popular “Loosen Up” workshops nurture individual success and personal enrichment with a big emphasis o...
Jan 21 Wednesday

Workshop by Robert Burridge - Fort Smith

1/21/2015 - 1/23/2015
1601 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith
Lower Level
Please visit www.fsram.org for more details!...
Jan 24 Saturday

Dancing with the Stars "Washington Style" - Washington

Historic Washington State Park, Washington
WPA Gym
Dance experience is not required for a fun evening of dance and fellowship! Join the staff of Historic Washington for an exciting class that will...
Jan 31 Saturday

Craft Day at the Park: Crochet and Whisk Broom Workshops - Pocahontas

Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
Visitor Center
Would you like to learn skills practiced by Arkansas pioneers? Join us for a fun craft day as artisans from the Ozark Folk Center State Park teach the basic skills of cro...
Feb 13 Friday

Valentines' Dinner and Show - Mountain View

2/13/2015 - 2/14/2015
Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Skillet Restaurant and White Oak Auditorium
Visit us for a special evening with a romantic dinner for two and a relaxed evening music show, then stay overnight in our cozy cabins. Contact the park for reservations ...
Feb 14 Saturday

27th Annual Home and Garden Seminar & Show - Pine Bluff

500 South Idaho Street, Pine Bluff
Pine Bluff Convention Center
Plants, herbs, crafts, and other items for sale. Distinguished speakers on various horticultural topics and how-to sessions throughout the day. Master Gardeners will have...
Feb 19 Thursday

Ozark Quilter's Retreat - Mountain View

2/19/2015 - 2/21/2015
Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Three days of quilting, relaxation, and fun with other quilters. There are several packages and different classes available. Contact the park for details. Registration de...
Feb 21 Saturday

Frontier Days at the Hill of Five Trails - Washington

Historic Washington State Park, Washington
1874 Courthouse
The frontier spirit still lives on the Southwest Trail! Experience frontier life and learn what it took to survive as an early Arkansas settler. Join staff as they introd...
Feb 21 Saturday

Sandal Weaving Workshop - Parkin

Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
The prehistoric Arkansans performed many tasks to make their lives more comfortable. Sandal weaving likely was one of those tasks. Come learn how to make twined sandals s...
Feb 21 Saturday

Beginner's Crochet Workshop - Des Arc

Lower White River Museum State Park, Des Arc
Think crochet is too complicated? Think again! Join us to learn basic crochet stitches and how to read beginner-level crochet patterns. Leave with a started project, patt...
Mar 12 Thursday

Mountain View Bluegrass Association Annual Spring Bluegrass Festival - Mountain View

3/12/2015 - 3/14/2015
Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Music Auditorium
Held at the Ozark Folk Center State Park and sponsored and produced by the Mountain View Blue Grass Association.  Visit www.mountainview-bluegrass.com for informatio...
Mar 23 Monday

Ozark Folk School - Spring Session - Mountain View

3/23/2015 - 3/27/2015
Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Craft Grounds
A week of crafts, friendships, and fun. Sign up by March 1 for classes in traditional and contemporary crafts, herbs, and cooking. 
Mar 28 Saturday

String Quilt Workshop - Des Arc

Lower White River Museum State Park, Des Arc
When people faced economic hardships in the early part of the 20th century, it was often difficult to fashion a quilt from new materials. Instead, strips of leftover fabr...
Apr 3 Friday

Herbal Field Trip and Medicinal Workshop - Mountain View

4/3/2015 - 4/4/2015
Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Administration Building
Demonstrations and hands-on instruction to build your knowledge base of beneficial plants. An Herbal Luncheon is incl...
Apr 10 Friday

Sweep In - Mountain View

4/10/2015 - 4/12/2015
Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Craft Grounds
"Sweep in" to this unique gathering of broom squires from around the continent. Pre-registration required...
Apr 23 Thursday

38th Annual Dulcimer Jamboree - Mountain View

4/23/2015 - 4/25/2015
Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Administration Building
Three days of workshops, jams, and special concerts featuring some of the best instructors for both Mountain and Hammered Dulcimers. Try different instructors, each teach...
May 14 Thursday

Thumbpicking Weekend Workshops - Mountain View

5/14/2015 - 5/16/2015
Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Administration Building and Music Auditorium
A gathering of guitarists dedicated to the thumb-picking tradition made popular by Merle Travis. Weekend events include instruction and workshops with some of the country...
May 18 Monday

Territorial School Days - Pocahontas

5/18/2015 - 5/19/2015
Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
Arkansas Territory was not for those who were faint of heart. Teachers, bring your students out to Davidsonville Historic State Park for this special school event to...
May 24 Sunday

Bushwackers and Scallywags - Civil War on the Sylamore - Mountain View

Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Music Auditorium
Immerse yourself in the realities of the Civil War in the Ozark mountain borderlands between the north and south. This outdoor presentation begins in the large auditorium...
May 30 Saturday

Tribute to Johnny Cash Concert - Mountain View

Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Music Auditorium
Tonight we pay tribute to one of Arkansas's best-loved musicians with an all star band led by Johnny’s original drummer,  W.S. “Fluke” Holland....
Jun 4 Thursday

Autoharp Extravaganza - Mountain View

6/4/2015 - 6/6/2015
Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Administration Building
Three days of workshops and performances with the country’s best instructors and performers. Try different instructors, each teaching all levels of playing skill. C...
Jun 6 Saturday

Gourd Workshop - Pocahontas

Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
Visitor Center
Gourds have been used for centuries for a variety of purposes. Join the park interpreter and learn how to shape and decorate these unusual plants and create things like b...
Jun 12 Friday

Irish Music and Dance Heritage Weekend - Mountain View

6/12/2015 - 6/13/2015
Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Administration Building and Music Auditorium
Join us this weekend to celebrate our Irish heritage through music, dance, workshops, and food. Contact the park for a detailed schedule....
Jun 13 Saturday

English Paper Piecing Workshop - Des Arc

Lower White River Museum State Park, Des Arc
English paper piecing is a centuries-old form of quilt making in which fabric is wrapped around paper and hand sewn together. Join us to learn this easy, portable, and ac...
Jun 25 Thursday

String Band Camp - Mountain View

Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Administration Building
Jam with and learn from some of the best string bands in the land. The weekend features instruction in banjo, fiddle, mandolin, and bass classes from some of the country&...
Jul 4 Saturday

Independence Day Games and Races - Mountain View

Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Craft Grounds
Having fun competing at cracker whistling, sack racing, egg carrying, and the watermelon seed spitting contest.  Free ice cold watermelon for everyone to enjoy on a ...
Jul 13 Monday

Day Camp - Mountain View

7/13/2015 - 7/17/2015
Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Music Auditorium
This five-day camp for young people ages 8-12 features traditional Ozark activities such as pottery making, soap sculptures, tie dye, music, and a whole lot of other grea...
Jul 23 Thursday

Mountain Dulcimer Workshop - Mountain View

7/23/2015 - 7/25/2015
Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Administration Building
Workshops, jams, and fun! This weekend features specialized instruction for all levels of play. For a detailed schedule of events and registration information visit us on...
Jul 25 Saturday

9th Annual Red River Heritage Symposium - Washington

Historic Washington State Park, Washington
1874 Courthouse
This symposium will focus on the concluding year of the Civil War...
Jul 28 Tuesday

Ozark Folk School - Summer Session - Mountain View

7/28/2015 - 8/1/2015
Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Administration Building
Spend an entire week immersed in learning a new traditional craft or just a day polishing up your skills. Preregistration is required. Visit
Aug 1 Saturday

History Canoe Float - Pocahontas

Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
Visitor Center
Join park staff for a celebration of Davidsonville's 200th anniversary with a history themed float on the Black River from Davidsonville to Powhatan. We will stop along t...
Aug 4 Tuesday

Cool Comforts Workshops - Mountain View

8/4/2015 - 8/5/2015
Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Administration Building
Learn how to make cool comfort foods and take hands-on craft workshops to cool you off. Morning workshops end with an Herbal Tea Party at 3 p.m. Contact the park to regis...
Aug 8 Saturday

Women of Mountain Music Concert - Mountain View

Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Music Auditorium
This popular annual event features an all-women cast of performers from our region who share the passion of musical traditions still alive in these hills....
Aug 14 Friday

Mountains, Music & Motorcycles - Mountain View

8/14/2015 - 8/16/2015
Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Mountain View Town Square
Sponsored and promoted by the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce. Book your lodging early in the biker-friendly Cabins at Dry Creek (at the Ozark Folk Center), enjoy home-...
Aug 15 Saturday

Gourd Workshop - Pocahontas

Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
Visitor Center
Gourds have been used for centuries for a variety of purposes. Join the park interpreter and learn how to shape and decorate these unusual plants and create things like b...
Sep 3 Thursday

Tribute to Grandpa Jones Banjo Workshop Weekend - Mountain View

9/3/2015 - 9/5/2015
Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Administration Building
Banjo workshops and classes. Saturday frailing competition from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Evening concerts feature Ramona Jones and the Jones Family Band and special celebrity pe...
Sep 6 Sunday

Arkansas State Park Legacy Weekend - Hands on in the Park - Mountain View

9/6/2015 - 9/7/2015
Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Craft Grounds
Celebrating the living tradition of Ozark crafts and music - our legacy as an Arkansas State Park. In addition to the regular Tuesday – Saturday week,  this we...
Sep 11 Friday

Folk Dance Days - Mountain View

9/11/2015 - 9/13/2015
Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Administration Building
Three days of workshops for people of all ages that focus on traditional dance styles such as clogging, jig dancing, and contra dances. This event is Friday, Saturday, an...
Sep 19 Saturday

Trial by Jury Dinner - Washington

PO Box 129, Washington
Williams' Tavern Restaurant
Justice is served and you are the jury. After enjoying an evening meal at Williams’ Tavern Restaurant, guests will proceed to the 1836 Courthouse. There they will t...
Oct 1 Thursday

Sumptuous Herb Harvest Supper - Mountain View

Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Skillet Restaurant
Join us for a wonderfully educational meal while enjoying the foods and folkways. Reception hosted by the Herb Society of America’s Ozark Unit members. Contact the ...
Oct 2 Friday

Herb Harvest Festival - Mountain View

10/2/2015 - 10/3/2015
Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Administration Building
Nationally known and regional herbalists and local herbal merchants will share their knowledge in this annual seminar. This year’s festival will focus on connecting...
Oct 2 Friday

A Tribute to Jimmy Driftwood - Mountain View

10/2/2015 - 10/3/2015
Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Music Auditorium
Jimmy Driftwood was a native-born Ozark singer and songwriter who was famous for his Grammy winning song “Battle of New Orleans.” He was also instrumental in ...
Oct 17 Saturday

Sheep to Shawl Hand Woven Fashion Show and Demonstration - Mountain View

Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Administration Building
Join shepherds, spinners, and weavers as they take wool from the sheep to create wonderful wraps for winter warmth. In the afternoon, we will have a Handwoven Fashion Sho...
Nov 5 Thursday

Annual Mountain View Bluegrass Association's Fall Festival - Mountain View

11/5/2015 - 11/7/2015
Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Music Auditorium
Held at the Ozark Folk Center State Park and is sponsored and promoted by the Mountain View Blue Grass Association.  Visit
Nov 12 Thursday

Make It a Handmade Christmas - Mountain View

11/12/2015 - 11/14/2015
Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Administration Building
Start your handmade family holiday traditions here. Sign up for craft classes to make your own Old World Santa, weave a scarf, tie a broom, and much more.  Contact t...
Nov 14 Saturday

"NEW" Trial by Jury 1880 - Washington

PO Box 129, Washington
Williams' Tavern Restaurant
Experience justice in 1880 Washington as you take part in a new twist on the popular “Trial by Jury” series. This trial is a re-enactment of an actual murder ...
Nov 20 Friday

Ozark Storytellers Gathering - Mountain View

11/20/2015 - 11/22/2015
Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Administration Building
Tall tales are an Ozark tradition. Join us Friday evening for a storytelling performance in the White Oak Theater and Saturday and Sunday for a full slate of storytelling...
Nov 26 Thursday

Thanksgiving Day Buffet and Gospel Concert - Mountain View

Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Skillet Restaurant and White Oak Auditorium
Turkey, dressing, and all the fixin’s on a convenient buffet from 11 a.m  to 3 p.m. The Craft Village will be open all day for your holiday shopping enjoyment,...
Nov 27 Friday

Green Friday in the Craft Village - Mountain View

Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Craft Grounds
“Use it up or wear it out, make it do or do without.” See how our crafts people use local resources, ranging from a waste vegetable oil kiln to found item ins...
Nov 27 Friday

Ozark Holiday House Concert - Mountain View

Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
White Oak Auditorium
Enjoy all your favorite holiday music in the White Oak Theater....
Dec 5 Saturday

29th Annual Christmas and Candlelight - Washington

Historic Washington State Park, Washington
You and your family will be in awe of the natural beauty that candlelit streets provide as you stroll through our historic village and d
Dec 5 Saturday

Christmas Open House - Civil War Living History Weekend - Prairie Grove

12/5/2015 - 12/6/2015
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Prairie Grove
Park Grounds
Christmas will be in the air as in the days of the Civil War at Prairie Grove Battlefield. Wh...
Dec 11 Friday

Christmas Buffet and Holiday Concert - Mountain View

12/11/2015 - 12/12/2015
Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Skillet Restaurant
Enjoy a delicious holiday meal at the Skillet Restaurant and get ready for the holiday season with this fun dinner theater performance....
Dec 12 Saturday

29th Annual Christmas and Candlelight - Washington

Historic Washington State Park, Washington
You and your family will be in awe of the natural beauty that candlelit streets provide as you stroll through our histo...