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Jul 26
- THRU - Oct 29

Farmers Market

Jul 26
- Oct 29
104 East Central, Bentonville
Downtown Square
Saturdays 7:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Now in its 39th year, the Bentonville Farmers Market is a producer-only market offering a wide variety of high quality local foods, produce, me...

Jul 30

Star Gazing Cruise

Jul 30
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
View the stars while we cruise aboard our tour boat on Lake Maumelle near Pinnacle Mountain. A park interpreter will serve as your pilot and guide to learn about stars, c...

Aug 06
- THRU - Aug 07

Hooray for Herps Weekend

Aug 06
- Aug 07
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBA
Spend this weekend at Pinnacle Mountain State Park learning about this group of very misunderstood animals. Park interpreters will be hosting hikes, crafts, games, and t...

Aug 20

Cultural Celebration

Aug 20
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....

Aug 20
- THRU - Aug 21

Geocaching Weekend

Aug 20
- Aug 21
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBA
Join Pinnacle Mountain State Park all weekend to immerse you and your family into the world of geocaching. Learn about the Arkansas State Parks geocache tour and geocache...

Aug 28

Summertime Lake Cruise

Aug 28
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Take a break from your busy schedule and join us for a relaxing trip on Lake Maumelle. A park interpreter will be cruising the lake on the park’s pontoon boat to vi...

Aug 31
- THRU - Sep 05

59 Years of Service: Davidsonville Legacy Week

Aug 31
- Sep 05
Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
TBA
The town site of Davidsonville has been preserved as a state park since 1957 when land was generously donated to the state by the Davis family. As part of the Arkansas St...

Aug 31
- THRU - Sep 05

Arkansas State Parks Legacy Week

Aug 31
- Sep 05
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
TBA
In 1923, Petit Jean became the first state park in Arkansas thanks to the efforts of Dr. T.W. Hardison. In 1933, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) laid the foundation...

Aug 31
- THRU - Sep 05

Legacy Week

Aug 31
- Sep 05
Lower White River Museum State Park, Des Arc
Museum

Join us in celebrating Arkansas State Parks! Activities will be held throughout the week to commemorate the history of the park and its mission. Contact the park for a...


Aug 31
- THRU - Sep 06

Legacy Week

Aug 31
- Sep 06
Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Lake Catherine State Park
The legacy of Arkansas State Parks is to preserve our state's diverse beauty and history, so that all Arkansans and visitors may find emotional and intellectual connectio...

Sep 02
- THRU - Sep 05

Labor Day Weekend

Sep 02
- Sep 05
Lake Charles State Park, Powhatan
TBA
Celebrate the official end of summer with us at Lake Charles State Park! Camping, hiking, fishing, and of course a ton of activities and programs to keep the whole family...

Sep 02
- THRU - Sep 07

Arkansas State Parks Legacy Week

Sep 02
- Sep 07
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
TBA
Join Cossatot River State Park to explore our local heritage and participate in interactive programs and games to discover why Cossatot River is a special place. Explore ...

Sep 03

6th Annual Watermelon Weigh-Off

Sep 03
Historic Washington State Park, Washington
Farmers Market
Join the staff of Historic Washington State Park and other county residents to see who has the largest watermelon in the region. The event is a sanctioned event of the Gr...

Sep 03

33rd Annual Antique & Classic Car Show

Sep 03
Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Ball Field Area
Antique and classic cars will be on display and judged by year class. Gates open at 9 a.m. and judging begins at 11 a.m. Dash plaques for the first 50 registrants. Classe...

Sep 03
- THRU - Sep 05

65th Annual Clothesline Fair

Sep 03
- Sep 05
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 09
- THRU - Sep 10

47th Annual Ham Fest

Sep 09
- Sep 10
Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Mena
The annual Ham Fest here at Queen Wilhelmina State Park is hog heaven for amateur radio enthusiasts. Do you need an antenna or parts for your radio? How about becomi...

Sep 10

24th Annual Tractor & Engine Show

Sep 10
Plantation Agriculture Museum, Scott
Museum
Are you ready for some sputtering, rickety fun at the Plantation Agriculture Museum? The museum invites all pre-1960s tractor exhibitors and hit-and-miss engines, along ...

Sep 10

Fall Fishing Derby

Sep 10
DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Bismarck
Golf Course Pond #7
Fish ON! Catch your fill of fish at DeGray's annual fall fishing derby. This derby is open to all ages so kids, bring your parents, bring your grandparents and bring ...

Sep 10

Bull Shoals-White River State Park Outdoor Expo

Sep 10
Bull Shoals-White River State Park, Bull Shoals
Day Use Pavilion
The Outdoor Expo is fun for the whole family. There will be local vendors and instruction for hunting, fishing, kayaking, and other outdoor activities as well as interpre...

Sep 16

Full Moon Kayak Tour

Sep 16
Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Marina
Join a park interpreter for a moon-lit kayak tour of Lake Catherine. Our stable, flat-water kayaks are easy to navigate and are incredibly relaxing. No experience is requ...

Sep 17

Golf Cart Safari

Sep 17
Village Creek State Park, Wynne
The Ridges at Village Creek Clubhouse
The golf course is completely different after dark! Join the golf cart safari to discover the animals that come out when the golfers go home. Reservations are required....

Sep 17

Fall Equinox Celebration

Sep 17
Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, Scott
Visitor Center
This event will offer hands-on opportunities to learn about Native American culture.  Come celebrate harvest season by participating in a Native American weapons dem...

Sep 17

Davidsonville Geocaching Scavenger Hunt

Sep 17
Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
Visitor Center
Bring a GPS and your sense of adventure and take part in this fun scavenger hunt in the park. Sign up in teams of two and follow the clues to each coordinate in order to ...

Sep 17

Migration Celebration

Sep 17
Mount Magazine State Park, Paris
Visitor Center
Valleys around Mount Magazine are natural corridors used for millennia by transient wildlife. Southward migration peaks in September. Birds, butterflies, even spiders hav...

Sep 17

Beginning Fishing Workshop

Sep 17
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
Fishing is a great way to spend time with family and friends while enjoying the outdoors. This one day beginner’s workshop will cover basic equipment, rigging, cast...

Sep 21
- THRU - Sep 24

Annual Fall Automobile Swap Meet

Sep 21
- Sep 24
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Museum of Automobiles
This annual swap meet is hosted by the Museum of Automobiles on Petit Jean Mountain. Classic and vintage automobiles from all over the region are on display. There is als...

Sep 24

A Trial by Jury Dinner Party

Sep 24
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 24

Fall Clean–Up & Park Beautification

Sep 24
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Prairie Grove
Hindman Hall Visitor Center
Looking for a way to give of your time and talents? Volunteers are needed to help clean and beautify the battlefield and park grounds. Cleanup activities range from trash...

Sep 24

Cast Iron Cook-Off

Sep 24
Daisy State Park, Kirby
Pavilion & Visitor Center
This fall join us for a cast iron cooking competition at Daisy State Park. Whether you are a master chef with cast iron cookware or you just enjoy eating the delicious fo...

Sep 24

38th Annual Ozark Memories Day

Sep 24
Earl Schrock, 1380 Silex Road, Dover, AR 72837, Dover
Grounds of Dover High School just off Highway 7N
Lion's Club Pancake breakfast 6:30-11 a.m. Parade at 10 a.m. All-day activities, children's games, musical entertainment, Dutch oven cooking demonstrations, pie contest,...

Sep 24
- THRU - Sep 30

Take a Child Outside Week

Sep 24
- Sep 30
Lake Ouachita State Park, Mountain Pine
Visitor Center
Unplug from technology and reconnect with nature with a trip to Lake Ouachita State Park. Take your daughter kayaking or rent a boat for a father-son fishing trip. Take t...

Oct 01

Old-Fashioned Fall Fair

Oct 01
Arkansas Post Museum, Gillett
Museum Grounds
Arkansas Post Museum State Park will be the setting for an autumn celebration called “Old Fashioned Fall Fair”. Activities include face painting, carniva...

Oct 02

Fall Festival

Oct 02
Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, Rogers
Van Winkle Historic Site and the Visitor Center
Step back in time at the Historic Van Winkle Site for this family fun event. Witness a saw miller, flint knapper, Civil War surgeon, blacksmither, and more!  ...

Oct 06
- THRU - Oct 07

Homeschool Saw Mill Days

Oct 06
- Oct 07
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
In Parkin during the 1920s, the lumbering industry was at its peak. Homeschoolers will learn about the daily lives of children and adults who worked at the mill and lived...

Oct 08

Gardening Basics for the Fall

Oct 08
Historic Washington State Park, Washington
1874 Courthouse
Just because winter is almost here, doesn’t mean you must put your gardening tools away. Some of your favorite plants come from a healthy fall/winter garden. Join o...

Oct 08

Astronomy Day

Oct 08
Lake Fort Smith State Park, Mountainburg
Visitor Center
Explore the sky and learn more about what you are seeing as we celebrate Astronomy Day! Join us at the visitor center at noon as members of the Arkansas Oklahoma Astronom...

Oct 08

Stargazing

Oct 08
Lake Fort Smith State Park, Mountainburg
Marina Boat-Launch parking lot
Astronomy Day events continue with a star party! Explore the night sky with Arkansas/Oklahoma Astronomical Society (AOAS) members. Join us at the marina boat launch parki...

Oct 08

9th Annual Augsburg Fall Fest

Oct 08
Earl Schrock, 1380 Silex Road, Dover, AR 72837, London
Zion Lutheran Church
German Lutheran community festival featuring German food, Dutch oven cooking demonstrations, all-day entertainment, petting zoo, pony rides, games, bingo, antique tractor...

Oct 11
- THRU - Oct 13

Senior American Special

Oct 11
- Oct 13
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
TBA
Experience the scenic beauty of Petit Jean State Park while enjoying the hospitality of the friendly park staff! Join us for free guided walks, talks, demonstrations, and...

Oct 15

Primitive Pottery Workshop

Oct 15
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
Celebrate International Archaeology day by learning an ancient skill! A wide variety of pottery types were made here at ancient Casqui from everyday bowls for drinking an...

Oct 15

5th Annual Paws on Pinnacle

Oct 15
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
West Summit Picnic Area
Do you love celebrating and sharing time outdoors with your four-legged friend? If so, you cannot miss Pinnacle Mountain State Park's 5th Annual “Paws On Pinnacle&r...

Oct 15

Ghost Walks

Oct 15
Powhatan Historic State Park, Powhatan
Courthouse
Powhatan and Northeast Arkansas have a long, rich history, so it only makes sense that there are probably a few ghosts still wandering around. Century-old buildings, the ...

Oct 22

The Living Forest

Oct 22
Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, Rogers
Visitor Center
Join Mother Nature as she introduces her forest friends here at Hobbs State Park – Conservation Area. Listen to each of the animal’s stories and learn what yo...

Oct 22

Campfire Cooking

Oct 22
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center Amphitheater
No matter where you live, food is a way to make memorable, fun, camping adventures. Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area is celebrating National Food Day by demonstrati...

Oct 22

Halloween in the Park

Oct 22
Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Trailhead Fire Ring
Featuring trick-or-treating in the campground, hay rides, and a marshmallow roast, Lake Catherine State Park will host a community fall festival....

Oct 22

Cast Iron Dutch Oven Workshop

Oct 22
Lower White River Museum State Park, Des Arc
Museum
Outdoor cooking was part of daily life for early Arkansans. Discover the art of cooking in cast iron over a coal fire and enjoy a delicious prepared meal at the end of th...

Oct 22

Fall Fest

Oct 22
Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources, Smackover
Museum
Join us for an old time fall carnival with games, crafts, and storytelling. All activities will be inside the museum so even if it's raining we'll still be having lots of...

Oct 22

Fall Festival

Oct 22
Bull Shoals-White River State Park, Bull Shoals
Campground Pavilion
The Ozarks are beautiful this time of year with gorgeous weather, colorful scenery, and trout fishing is at its peak. This one-day event will include nature programs, lak...

Oct 28

Halloween Lake Tour

Oct 28
Lake Fort Smith State Park, Mountainburg
Marina
The normally placid Lake Fort Smith takes on a sinister feel as we cruise its waters and tell authentic Ozarks ghost stories and folklore. Wear your costume and celebrate...

Oct 29

Halloween Hayride

Oct 29
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBA
Experience a different kind of Halloween as we enjoy a fun filled evening hayride complete with a roaring campfire and treats! Perhaps we’ll roast some ghost (mars...

Oct 29

5K for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Oct 29
Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Welcome Center Parking Lot
Thayer Fitness and Mammoth Spring State Park will team up to raise funds for St Jude Children's Research Hospital with this fun and healthy 5K walk/run. Start time TBA. F...

Oct 29

Trick or Treat at Village Creek State Park

Oct 29
Village Creek State Park, Wynne
Camp Area A
Join Village Creek State Park and the Cross County Chamber of Commerce for the 5th annual Trick or Treat at Village Creek State Park. We will have nature-themed Halloween...

Oct 29

Haunted Night on the Battlefield

Oct 29
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Prairie Grove
Park Amphitheater
The night includes a self-guided tour of information booths and a historical scene around the Borden House Area. Visitors will find stations that focus on different aspec...

Oct 29

Halloween Fun at Petit Jean

Oct 29
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Rec Hall
Celebrate the “spooky season” on Petit Jean Mountain! Family-friendly, nature-focused activities are provided. Costumes are welcome. Contact the park for a sc...

Oct 29
- THRU - Oct 30

Fall Foliage Weekend

Oct 29
- Oct 30
Lake Ouachita State Park, Mountain Pine
Visitor Center
Fall is here. It's time to get outdoors and enjoy the cooler temperatures and beautiful autumn colors of Arkansas. Catch a glimpse of nature's splendor during our Fall Fo...

Oct 30

Halloween Hayride

Oct 30
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBA
Experience a different kind of Halloween as we enjoy a fun filled evening hayride complete with a roaring campfire and treats! Perhaps we’ll roast some ghost (mars...

Oct 31

Halloween Hayride

Oct 31
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBA
Experience a different kind of Halloween as we enjoy a fun filled evening hayride complete with a roaring campfire and treats! Perhaps we’ll roast some ghost (mars...

Nov 01

Eagle Watch Tour

Nov 01
Lake Ouachita State Park, Mountain Pine
Marina
Lake Ouachita provides remarkable habitat for wintering bald eagles. Each year, juvenile and mature birds can be seen among the trees along the shoreline or flying high i...

Nov 05

Mushroom Mania

Nov 05
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Join field mycologist, Jay Justice and other members of the Arkansas Mycological Society for a day of immersion into macrofungi, the largest members of the fifth kingdom....

Nov 05

Fall Foliage Lake Cruise

Nov 05
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Experience the beauty of a tree rainbow along the shores of nearby Lake Maumelle. Join a park interpreter for a guided tour of these amazing colors. Don’t forget yo...

Nov 05

Delicious Desserts Dutch Oven Workshop

Nov 05
Lake Charles State Park, Powhatan
TBA
Everyone likes hot dutch oven desserts on a cold fall day. Join Lake Charles staff as we cook up some traditional and a few off the wall dutch oven desserts. Reservations...

Nov 05

Dutch Oven Workshop

Nov 05
Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Picnic Hill Pavilion
Cooking outdoors with a cast-iron Dutch oven is a time honored state park tradition. Join us for this hands-on demonstration. We do require a minimum number of participan...

Nov 05

Eagle Tour

Nov 05
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Weigh-In Pavilion
Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer Winter Lake cruises for the best chance of seeing our national symbol - the Bald Eagle.  Many other spectacular birds wi...

Nov 05
- THRU - Nov 06

Fall Foliage Weekend

Nov 05
- Nov 06
Lake Ouachita State Park, Mountain Pine
Visitor Center
Fall is here. It's time to get outdoors and enjoy the cooler temperatures and beautiful autumn colors of Arkansas. Catch a glimpse of nature's splendor during our Fall Fo...

Nov 11

Eagle Watch Tour

Nov 11
Lake Ouachita State Park, Mountain Pine
Marina
Lake Ouachita provides remarkable habitat for wintering bald eagles. Each year, juvenile and mature birds can be seen among the trees along the shoreline or flying high i...

Nov 12

Cast Iron Cooking: Holiday Sweets & Treats

Nov 12
Historic Washington State Park, Washington
1874 Courthouse
The upcoming holidays present an opportunity for you to show off your outdoor cooking skills. Sugar cookies, gingerbread, and other holiday favorites can all be made with...

Nov 12

Knot Tying and Water Purification Workshop

Nov 12
Lake Charles State Park, Powhatan
TBA
Part of the primitive skills series, join park staff as we use hand-on activities to learn how to tie a variety of useful knots and learn about various ways to purify wat...

Nov 18

Holiday Light Extravaganza

Nov 18
Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources, Smackover
Gingerbread House

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the season throughout the oilfield park. See polar bears skating, children frolicking in the snow, and a gingerbread village. Don’...


Nov 19

Dutch Oven Cooking Workshop

Nov 19
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Ever noticed that all food tastes better around a fire? Here is your chance to learn to cook tasty meals in the great outdoors and discover the secrets of successful Dut...

Nov 19

Gourd Workshop

Nov 19
Lower White River Museum State Park, Des Arc
Museum
Gourds have been used for centuries for both artistic and practical purposes. Join the fun and learn to shape and decorate these unusual plants. Please dress appropriatel...

Nov 19

Holiday Light Extravaganza

Nov 19
Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources, Smackover
Gingerbread house

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the season throughout the oilfield park. See polar bears skating, children frolicking in the snow, and a gingerbread village. Don’...


Nov 19

Casqui Foods

Nov 19
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
While the ancient inhabitants didn't have pizza and cheeseburgers to enjoy, they had a varied and healthy diet. Bring your family and friends to experience the tastes of ...

Nov 23
- THRU - Nov 27

Thanksgiving Getaway

Nov 23
- Nov 27
DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Bismarck
Gather the family and escape to DeGray Lake Resort State Park for your Thanksgiving Getaway. Take in the views and sounds of nature at one of our campsites or treat yours...

Nov 25

Green Friday at the Museum

Nov 25
Arkansas Post Museum, Gillett
Entrance
Harken back to a simpler time, when life moved at a slower pace and families worked together to make a better life. Explore the museums exhibits that feature tools, toys,...

Nov 25

Green Friday

Nov 25
Lake Ouachita State Park, Mountain Pine
Visitor Center

Do the words "Black Friday" make you cringe and fill you with dread? If so, we have the deal for you and the best part is it's free! Toss the ads, avoid the crowds, an...


Nov 25

Holiday Light Extravaganza

Nov 25
Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources, Smackover
Gingerbread house

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the season throughout the oilfield park. See polar bears skating, children frolicking in the snow, and a gingerbread village. Don’...


Nov 25

Green Friday

Nov 25
Moro Bay State Park, Jersey
Visitor Center

Consider celebrating the season in a relaxing way that reconnects you to what is really important. Moro Bay State Park is the perfect place to avoid the stress of the ...


Nov 25

Green Friday

Nov 25
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
Avoid the hustle and bustle of Black Friday, go Green at Lake Dardanelle State Park. Spend this holiday season connecting with your family and friends in the great outdoo...

Nov 25

Green Friday

Nov 25
Village Creek State Park, Wynne
Visitor Center
Why spend your time in crowded stores and long lines when you can spend the day at the park with your family? Enjoy a green alternative to Black Friday with hikes, progra...

Nov 25

Green Friday

Nov 25
Woolly Hollow State Park, Greenbrier
Visitor Center
What better way to spend “Black Friday” than outside with your family, avoiding all of those suffocating crowds? Go on a hike, have a picnic in the park, or s...

Nov 25

Green Friday Hikes

Nov 25
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBA
Join park interpreters for a peaceful alternative to "Black Friday." Guided hikes will be provided throughout the day on some of the park's most beautiful trails. This ...

Nov 25

Green Friday

Nov 25
Plantation Agriculture Museum, Scott
Museum
Are you ready to take a break from the crowds this Black Friday? Join the staff here at the Plantation Agriculture Museum for Green Friday in the delta and make memories ...

Nov 25

Green Friday

Nov 25
Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Lake Catherine State Park
Avoid the stress of shopping on Black Friday; visit our state park for a pleasant outing. A crisp fall day and a hike on a well-marked trail is certainly a healthier alte...

Nov 25
- THRU - Nov 27

Green Friday Weekend

Nov 25
- Nov 27
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Prairie Grove
Hindman Hall Visitor Center

Are you ready to take a break from the crowds this Black Friday? Bring the whole family and continue the spirit of Thanksgiving for another day. The gift of your time ...


Nov 25
- THRU - Nov 27

"Green Friday" Weekend

Nov 25
- Nov 27
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Go green for Black Friday by participating in our family friendly, nature-oriented programming at Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area. Look through the park gift shop ...

Nov 25
- THRU - Nov 27

19th Annual Mountain Rendezvous

Nov 25
- Nov 27
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Ball Field Near CCC Chimney
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 26

Turkey Trot Fun 5K

Nov 26
Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Administration Building
Join us for a fun way to burn away those second-helpings from your Thanksgiving Day feast! This non-timed event offers a t-shirt with registration and a chance to network...

Nov 26

Holiday Light Extravaganza

Nov 26
Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources, Smackover
Gingerbread house

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the season throughout the oilfield park. See polar bears skating, children frolicking in the snow, and a gingerbread village. Don’...


Nov 27

Fall Hayride and Campfire

Nov 27
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBA
Jostle, bounce, and laugh your way across the fields and through the woods on a guided hayride with a warm campfire, stories, hot chocolate, and marshmallows. Advance pay...

Dec 02

Holiday Light Extravaganza

Dec 02
Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources, Smackover
Gingerbread House

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the season throughout the oilfield park. See polar bears skating, children frolicking in the snow, and a gingerbread village. Don’...


Dec 02
- THRU - Dec 04

Christmas in the Park

Dec 02
- Dec 04
White Oak Lake State Park, Bluff City
Visitor Center
Come camp by a warm fire, enjoy the crisp air and decorate for a chance to win the best decorated campsite! Starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Santa will be available for ph...

Dec 03

Winter at the Lake

Dec 03
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
Bring the whole family to the park for this one day winter event and discover how our wonderful wildlife survive the cold winter months. During the day you will get a cha...

Dec 03

Christmas Open House

Dec 03
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Mather Lodge Fireplace Lobby
See the park’s historic Mather Lodge dressed in its Christmas finery. Enjoy family arts and crafts activities and seasonal entertainment. Contact the park for a sch...

Dec 03

30th Annual Christmas and Candlelight

Dec 03
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. Decorations, music, and more set the m...

Dec 03

Period Dance at the Latta Barn

Dec 03
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Prairie Grove
Latta Barn

Join us for an evening of fun and fellowship with music, poetry, and stories of the past; dancing is optional. You can dress 1860s or 2016, whichever you wish.&nb...


Dec 03

Sons of Confederate Veterans Tent

Dec 03
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Prairie Grove
Borden House Parking Lot
Reenactors from two area Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) camps will set up tents to highlight life during the Civil War by Borden House Parking Lot area.  The Maj...

Dec 03

Christmas Toy Ride

Dec 03
Village Creek State Park, Wynne
Visitor Center
Village Creek State Park will accept toys (must be at least a $6 value) instead of the daily horse trailer fee today. The toys will be given to the local Christmas toy dr...

Dec 03

Holiday Wreath Workshop

Dec 03
Lower White River Museum State Park, Des Arc
Museum
Wreaths have been used as holiday decorations for hundreds of years. Learn more about this tradition and decorate a natural wreath for your home....

Dec 03

Presentation marking the Battle of Prairie Grove

Dec 03
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Prairie Grove
Park Grounds

Everyone is invited to see the battle demonstration on the actual battlefield near the historic Borden House. The demonstration features charges and counterattacks by ...


Dec 03
- THRU - Dec 04

Battle of Prairie Grove Reenactment

Dec 03
- Dec 04
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,...

Dec 03
- THRU - Dec 04

Battle of Prairie Grove Reenactment

Dec 03
- Dec 04
506 East Douglas Street, 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,...

Dec 10

30th Annual Christmas and Candlelight

Dec 10
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 decorations, music, and more set th...

Dec 10

Build-a-Bat House Workshop

Dec 10
Davidsonville State Park, Pocahontas
Bats are extremely important to our ecosystem and having a bat house near your own home benefits both you and the bats. Sign up for this workshop to learn more about bats...

Dec 10

Holiday Light Extravaganza

Dec 10
Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources, Smackover
Gingerbread House

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the season throughout the oilfield park. See polar bears skating, children frolicking in the snow, and a gingerbread village. Don’...


Dec 10

Victorian Style Christmas Stocking Workshop

Dec 10
205 Avenue Street, Newport
Visitor Center
The stockings hung by the fire on Christmas Eve in the 1800s were the children's regular socks. Today, we make fancy stockings to hang on the fireplace mantle for St. Nic...

Dec 10

Christmas Open House

Dec 10
Arkansas Post Museum, Gillett
Entrance
Join the museum for its annual Christmas open house. There will be refreshments, crafts, and a Victorian Santa Clause. The museum will be decorated in its Victorian Chris...

Dec 10

Gourd Workshop

Dec 10
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
The ancient inhabitants of Casqui did not have Tupperware and silicone cooking and serving utensils! In this gourd workshop, you can learn the basics on how to prepare an...

Dec 10

Dutch Oven Cooking Workshop

Dec 10
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
Join a park interpreter for a hands-on class about cooking with Arkansas's official state cooking vessel. Discover the methods and secrets of successful Dutch oven cookin...

Dec 16

Holiday Light Extravaganza

Dec 16
Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources, Smackover
Gingerbread House

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the season throughout the oilfield park. See polar bears skating, children frolicking in the snow, and a gingerbread village. Don’...


Dec 17

Holiday Light Extravaganza

Dec 17
Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources, Smackover
Gingerbread House

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the season throughout the oilfield park. See polar bears skating, children frolicking in the snow, and a gingerbread village. Don’...


Dec 17

Holiday Light Extravaganza

Dec 17
Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources, Smackover
Gingerbread House

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the season throughout the oilfield park. See polar bears skating, children frolicking in the snow, and a gingerbread village. Don’...


Dec 17

Historic Handmade Holidays

Dec 17
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
While most people think of American Indians when they think of Parkin, there was later an important historical community of people who worked here at the Northern Ohio Sa...

Dec 17

Christmas Bird Count

Dec 17
Village Creek State Park, Wynne
Visitor Center
Join us at Village Creek State Park for the annual Christmas Bird Count. This count is part of a volunteer-led, nationwide data collection event that helps scientists to ...

Dec 17

Holiday Crafts Open House

Dec 17
Plantation Agriculture Museum, Scott
Museum
Start new holiday traditions to kick-off this Christmas season. Plantation Agriculture Museum will open its grounds and buildings to the public for our 6th annual Open H...

Dec 17

Caroling in the Forest

Dec 17
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Kingfisher Trailhead
We’ll meet at the Kingfisher Trail to stroll into the forest, and sing your favorite Christmas carols along a paved trail. Bring a flashlight and your best singing...

Dec 18

Holiday Light Extravaganza

Dec 18
Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources, Smackover
Gingerbread house

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the season throughout the oilfield park. See polar bears skating, children frolicking in the snow, and a gingerbread village. Don’...


Dec 18
- THRU - Dec 24

Christmas in the Park

Dec 18
- Dec 24
Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Mena
Lodge

Do you want to relax and have fun this Christmas? We’ll have self-guided programs and activities that the whole family can enjoy. Contact the park for a detaile...


Dec 30

Holiday Hayride

Dec 30
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBA
Jostle, bounce, and laugh your way across the fields and through the woods on a guided hayride. We'll have a warm camp fire, stories, hot chocolate, and marshmallows. Adv...

Dec 31

New Year's Eve

Dec 31
Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Mena
Hearth Room
Come celebrate ending the year with Queen Wilhelmina State Park. We will have a lot of fun activities, games, live music and watch the ball drop!...

Jan 01

First Day Hike

Jan 01
Bull Shoals-White River State Park, Bull Shoals
Big Bluff Trailhead
Start your year right with a breath of fresh air! Gather at the Big Bluff Trailhead on Powerhouse Road just beneath the Bull Shoals Dam. We will hike approximately two ho...

Jan 01

First Day Hike 2

Jan 01
Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Slunger Creek Nature Trail
A simple 1/2 mile walk on our Slunger Creek Nature Trail is a great way to start a healthier new year. Keep that personal resolution and join us on this outing....

Jan 01

First Day Hikes!

Jan 01
Woolly Hollow State Park, Greenbrier
Woolly Hollow

Stride into the new year with a revitalizing “First Day Hike” at Woolly Hollow State Park! Be a part of this national movement that encourages people to co...


Jan 01

First Day Hike 1

Jan 01
Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Trailhead
Start the new year off with a hike to our Falls Branch Waterfall. It's a healthy way to begin the year taking care of yourself first....

Jan 01

First Day Hikes

Jan 01
Mount Magazine State Park, Paris
Start your year with a healthy hike on Arkansas’s highest mountain. Clear, dry, wet, or snowy Mount Magazine State Park offers over 14 miles of trails that lead to ...

Jan 01

First Day Hike 2017

Jan 01
Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Mena
Lodge
Start New Year’s Day on the right foot! Take a self-guided walk or join Park Interpreter Melissa for a mile hike on Lovers’ Leap Trail. After our hike join us...

Jan 01

First Day Hike

Jan 01
Lake Fort Smith State Park, Mountainburg
Visitor Center
Did your new year's resolutions include a commitment to lead a more active lifestyle this year? Start the year right by joining us for a trek on the Ozark Highlands Trail...

Jan 01

First Day Hike!

Jan 01
Mount Nebo State Park, Dardanelle
Visitor Center

Join Park Interpreter Jeremiah for an exciting First Day Hike! Parks in Arkansas and all across the country participate in First Day Hikes to promote healthy lifestyle...


Jan 01

First Day Hike

Jan 01
Lake Ouachita State Park, Mountain Pine
Visitor Center Picnic Area

Start 2017 on the right foot (or left foot) with a hike along the trails of Lake Ouachita State Park. Take a self-...


Jan 01

First Day Hike

Jan 01
Moro Bay State Park, Jersey
Visitor Center
Start your new year off right by taking part in a "First Day Hike"! Join park staff as well as many other people around Arkansas and throughout America in this national m...

Jan 01

First Day Hike

Jan 01
205 Avenue Street, Newport
Visitor Center

Celebrate New Year’s Day 2017, by joining with the park staff at Jacksonport State Park for a special hike along the Tunstall River Walk. What better way to kick...


Jan 01

First Day Hikes

Jan 01
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Prairie Grove
Park Trail
Start the new year off right! Take the 1-mile or 5-mile walking trails at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park. Enjoy the natural world around you and learn more about th...

Jan 01

First Day Hike

Jan 01
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Amphitheater
We are joining forces with hikers across the nation to celebrate 2017 with a “First Day Hike”! Let’s start the New Year off with a healthy lifestyle for...

Jan 07

Eagle Lake Cruises

Jan 07
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Join Pinnacle Mountain State Park interpreters for a cruise on Lake Maumelle to seek wintering bald eagles. We often see several eagles and migratory waterfowl. Dress in ...

Jan 07

Eagle Lake Cruises

Jan 07
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Join Pinnacle Mountain State Park interpreters for a cruise on Lake Maumelle to seek wintering bald eagles. We often see several eagles and migratory waterfowl. Dress in ...

Jan 13
- THRU - Jan 14

Eagle Awareness

Jan 13
- Jan 14
Bull Shoals-White River State Park, Bull Shoals
James A. Gaston Visitor Center
Each year approximately 100 bald eagles visit the Bull Shoals area. Visitors will enjoy festivities centered around our national symbol. Activities include lake and riv...

Jan 14

Eagle Lake Cruises

Jan 14
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Join Pinnacle Mountain State Park interpreters for a cruise on Lake Maumelle to seek wintering bald eagles. We often see several eagles and migratory waterfowl. Dress in ...

Jan 14

Scout Patch Day

Jan 14
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
Scouts are invited to earn their Parkin Archeological State Park History Awareness Patch. If this patch has already been earned, scouts are invited back to earn additiona...

Jan 14

Eagle Bonanza

Jan 14
Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Marina
There are few moments in nature more awe-inspiring than seeing a bald eagle in the wild. Take a boat tour for a chance to see this memorable site. Spaces are limited; sig...

Jan 14
- THRU - Jan 15

Eagle Awareness Weekend

Jan 14
- Jan 15
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
TBA
Two days are devoted to our national symbol: the bald eagle. A variety of programs are planned including field trips to nearby Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge to watc...

Jan 20

O.W.L.S.

Jan 20
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
The Arkansas River creates many recreational opportunities for us to enjoy. Join Lake Dardanelle State Park staff for O.W.L.S. (Outdoor Women Learning Skills) our new pro...

Jan 21

Frog Watch Volunteer Training

Jan 21
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
One of the best ways to experience nature is to be outside in the evening and hear the many frogs calling in the park and St. Francis River. Frog Watch USA is an organiza...

Jan 21

Fermented Foods II Workshop

Jan 21
Plantation Agriculture Museum, Scott
Heritage Resource Center
Farming families on the Arkansas Delta came from a mosaic of backgrounds, bringing unique traditions and foods with them. Continue past traditions by creating and enjoyin...

Jan 21

Eagle Lake Cruises

Jan 21
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Join Pinnacle Mountain State Park interpreters for a cruise on Lake Maumelle to seek wintering bald eagles. We often see several eagles and migratory waterfowl. Dress in ...

Jan 22

Eagle Lake Cruises

Jan 22
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Join Pinnacle Mountain State Park interpreters for a cruise on Lake Maumelle to seek wintering bald eagles. We often see several eagles and migratory waterfowl. Dress in ...

Jan 22

Winter Wanderings

Jan 22
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Experience the adventure of an interpreter-guided hike to a nearby peak without a trail to mark the way. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring plenty of water. This hike wil...

Jan 27
- THRU - Jan 29

38th Annual Eagles Et Cetera

Jan 27
- Jan 29
DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Bismarck
Lodge

Join us for the 38th annual Eagles Et Cetera event where we celebrate our nation's symbol and many of its counterparts, calling to light some of today's most pressing ...


Jan 28

Eagle Lake Cruises

Jan 28
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Join Pinnacle Mountain State Park interpreters for a cruise on Lake Maumelle to seek wintering bald eagles. We often see several eagles and migratory waterfowl. Dress in ...

Feb 10
- THRU - Feb 12

Hikes, Hearts and Hugs Weekend

Feb 10
- Feb 12
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
TBA
Enjoy historic Mather Lodge on Petit Jean Mountain and be treated to a romantic weekend. Activities such as guided trail hikes are geared toward couples. Contact the park...

Feb 11

Polar Plunge

Feb 11
Woolly Hollow State Park, Greenbrier
Swim Beach

Help support a great cause by participating in the 6th annual Polar Plunge, hosted by Special Olympics of Arkansas. Contact the park for more details, and h...


Feb 11

Cobweb Broom Workshop

Feb 11
Lower White River Museum State Park, Des Arc
Museum
Explore the world of broom-making with a traditional cobweb broom. This long-handled broom with a narrow, tapered end is perfect for sweeping high ceilings and hard-to-re...

Feb 12

Sweetheart Hayride and Campfire

Feb 12
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Pinnacle Valley Rd, 1/4 mile east of Hwy 300
Take your sweetheart on a romantic hayride through fields and woods followed by a cozy campfire. Blankets and snuggling recommended. Advance reservations and payment requ...

Mar 04

Archeology Day at Petit Jean

Mar 04
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
TBA
March is Archeology Month in Arkansas, and you are invited to spend a day discovering the archeological treasures of Petit Jean Mountain, including the American Indian pi...

Mar 04

Arboretum Night Hike

Mar 04
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Arkansas Arboretum Trailhead

A whole new world emerges as nighttime falls in the forest. A park interpreter will help you explore how both human and animal senses adapt to low light levels. Please...


Mar 10

O.W.L.S.

Mar 10
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
The Arkansas River creates many recreational opportunities for us to enjoy. Join Lake Dardanelle State Park staff for O.W.L.S. (Outdoor Women Learning Skills) our new pro...

Mar 11

Yo-yo Quilt Workshop

Mar 11
Lower White River Museum State Park, Des Arc
Museum
Celebrate National Quilting Month with yo-yos! This easy introduction to quilting forms a puff that can be used in quilting and other crafts. Practice on your own yo-yo m...

Mar 11

Spring Canoe Float

Mar 11
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Little Maumelle Boat Launch
Experience the beauty of spring on this guided 4.5 – 5 mile canoe float. No prior paddling experience is required, but you should be comfortable around water. Wear ...

Mar 11

Packing for Hiking 101

Mar 11
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center

New to hiking or backpacking? Discovery what to pack in your backpack for safe and enjoyable hikes along Arkansas’s trails. Advance payment and registration requ...


Mar 12

Spring Time Lake Cruises

Mar 12
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Spring is a great season to cruise on Lake Maumelle! Many animals are arriving from the south to nest for the summer, while the rest are preparing for the long journey up...

Mar 12

Spring Time Lake Cruises

Mar 12
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina

Spring is a great season to cruise on Lake Maumelle! Many animals are arriving from the south to nest for the summer, while the rest are preparing for the long journey...


Mar 12

Ouachita Trail Hiking Workshop

Mar 12
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center

Have you ever wanted to hike the Ouachita National Recreation Trail, or any of Arkansas’s other backpacking trails? In this session, we will cover advanced hikin...


Mar 16

Little Wild Ones

Mar 16
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Join us the first and third Thursday of the month for a program suited for children ages 3-7, better known as "Our Little Wild Ones!". These programs inclu...

Mar 17
- THRU - Mar 19

49th Annual Jonquil Festival

Mar 17
- Mar 19
Historic Washington State Park, Washington
Create memories and celebrate a tradition at Historic Washington State Park. This three-day festival heralds the arrival of spring in Southwest Arkansas! Thousands of jon...

Mar 17
- THRU - Mar 20

Celebrating Trees at Petit Jean

Mar 17
- Mar 20
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
TBA
March 20 is Arbor Day in Arkansas. You are invited to enjoy park programs that celebrate our bounty and a variety of trees and the natural beauty of Petit Jean State Park...

Mar 18

Spring Canoe Float

Mar 18
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Little Maumelle Boat Launch
Experience the beauty of spring on this guided 4.5 – 5 mile canoe float. No prior paddling experience is required, but you should be comfortable around water. Wear ...

Mar 18

Meet at the Peak!

Mar 18
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Top of Pinnacle Mountain
Meet a park interpreter at the top of Pinnacle Mountain for short presentations on sights, geology, wildlife, and more! This is a great chance to take a breather and disc...

Mar 20
- THRU - Mar 24

Arkansas Spring Break

Mar 20
- Mar 24
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
TBA
Family-friendly programs, including some evening activities, are scheduled during this week: guided hikes, nature games, park tours, and more. Contact the park for a sche...

Mar 21

Sunset Canoe Float

Mar 21
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Big Maumelle Boat Launch

Take off from the Big Maumelle boat launch and experience the beauty of spring on this guided evening canoe float. If you have never canoed at night before, this is yo...


Mar 26

Spring Time Lake Cruise

Mar 26
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina

Spring is a great season to cruise on Lake Maumelle! Many animals are arriving from the south to nest for the summer, while the rest are preparing for the long journey...


Mar 26

Spring Time Lake Cruise

Mar 26
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina

Spring is a great season to cruise on Lake Maumelle! Many animals are arriving from the south to nest for the summer, while the rest are preparing for the long journey...


Apr 01
- THRU - Apr 02

Feathered Flyers Weekend

Apr 01
- Apr 02
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBA

Calling all bird brains! Programs this weekend will feature our feathered friends, including hummingbirds, raptors, waterfowl, backyard birds, and more! Contact the pa...


Apr 07
- THRU - Apr 09

Wildflower Weekend

Apr 07
- Apr 09
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
TBA
Discover a host of colorful wildflowers that make Petit Jean State Park their home! Family-friendly wildflower talks, guided walks, and other programs are offered. Contac...

Apr 08

Tin Punching Workshop

Apr 08
Lower White River Museum State Park, Des Arc
Museum
From lanterns to pie safes, punched tin raised the practical to an art form. Explore historical uses and designs as you create your own work of punched tin art. Tin and p...

Apr 08

Spring Star Party

Apr 08
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center

Join park interpreters and amateur astronomers for an evening with the stars and other celestial phenomena. As twilight settles in, the Central Arkansas Astronomical S...


Apr 09

Spring Time Lake Cruise

Apr 09
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina

Spring is a great season to cruise on Lake Maumelle! Many animals are arriving from the south to nest for the summer, while the rest are preparing for the long journey...


Apr 14
- THRU - Apr 16

Great Escape Weekend and Easter Egg Hunt

Apr 14
- Apr 16
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
TBA
Celebrate spring and the great outdoors at our Great Escape Weekend! Enjoy free nature programs and family activities. The celebration concludes with an “Easter Egg...

Apr 15

Edible and Medicinal Plants

Apr 15
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center

Learn traditional uses for common Arkansas plants during this workshop conducted by Central Arkansas Master Naturalist Mike Thennes, which will include both indoor and...


Apr 22

Earth Day Celebration!

Apr 22
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
West Summit Picnic Area

Celebrate Earth Day with programs dedicated to helping you discover how to keep Pinnacle Mountain State Park a healthy and happy place for all. Contact the park for th...


Apr 23

Spring Canoe Float

Apr 23
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Little Maumelle Boat Launch

Experience the beauty of spring on this guided 4.5 – 5 mile canoe float. No prior paddling experience is required, but you should be comfortable around water. We...


Apr 29

Spring Kayak Float

Apr 29
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Little Maumelle Boat Launch

Experience the beauty of spring on this guided 4.5 – 5 mile sit-on-top kayak float. No prior paddling experience is required, but you should be comfortable aroun...


May 07

Sunset Lake Cruise

May 07
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina

Experience the vibrant colors of the setting sun while cruising over the calm waters of Lake Maumelle near the base of Pinnacle Mountain. A park interpreter will serve...


May 13

Arkansas Heritage Day

May 13
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Various Sites Parkwide
May is Arkansas Heritage Month, and you are invited to discover the state’s rich heritage in Arkansas’s first state Park. From Native American Indian life to ...

May 13

Mother's Day Lake Cruises

May 13
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina

Treat Mom to a relaxing boat ride on beautiful Lake Maumelle near the base of Pinnacle Mountain. Advance payment and registration required.

...

May 13

Hummingbird Special

May 13
Mount Magazine State Park, Paris
The Lodge at Mount Magazine
Each year, the return of hummingbirds is eagerly awaited at Mount Magazine State Park. Marvel at these acrobatic pollinators during this family-friendly, nature-themed ce...

May 14

Mother's Day Lake Cruise

May 14
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina

Treat Mom to a relaxing boat ride on beautiful Lake Maumelle near the base of Pinnacle Mountain. Advance payment and registration required.

...

May 20

Pioneer Day

May 20
3877 Highway 88 West, Mena
Beside the Wonder House Under the Big Tent
Ever wonder how people used to cook, or what games and toys children played in early Arkansas? How about what tools were used for everyday living and how they are similar...

Jun 01

Law & Order on the Arkansas Border: Natural State Chautauqua

Jun 01
Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources, Smackover
Oil Field Park
Listen to lawman, Bill Tilghman tell how he worked with Judge Isaac Parker to bring in the “bad” guys and girls on the Arkansas border. Chautauqua is a first ...

Jun 02

Law & Order on the Arkansas Border: Natural State Chautauqua

Jun 02
Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources, Smackover
Oil Field Park

Maybelle Shirley Reed Starr, better known as Belle Starr, was a notorious American outlaw, who was associated with the James-Younger gang and other outlaws. Hear her t...


Jun 03

Law & Order on the Arkansas Border: Natural State Chautauqua

Jun 03
Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources, Smackover
Oil Field Park
Visit with American hero, Bass Reeves to hear a fascinating story about the taming of the American West! Born to slave parents in 1838 in Crawford County Arkansas, Reeves...

Jun 10

Mountain Fishin' Derby

Jun 10
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
The Boathouse
Hook, line and sinker! See if you can catch a fish at Petit Jean State Park. This derby is open to children ages 15 and under. Parents may help, but the kids must do the ...

Jun 17

Perch Jerk Classic

Jun 17
Moro Bay State Park, Jersey
Visitor Center
This two person team tournament is always held the day before Father's Day. One team member must be at least 18 years of age. There is friendly competition but it is...

Jul 04

July 4th Fun and Games Day

Jul 04
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
TBA
Join the park staff for an “old fashioned” celebration of our nation’s birthday! Fun, family-oriented games, contests, and other activities are offered....

Aug 30
- THRU - Sep 04

Arkansas State Parks Legacy Week

Aug 30
- Sep 04
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
TBA

In 1923, Petit Jean became the first state park in Arkansas thanks to the efforts of Dr. T.W. Hardison. In 1933, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) laid the foundat...


Sep 02
- THRU - Sep 04

66th Annual Clothesline Fair

Sep 02
- Sep 04
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 21
- THRU - Sep 23

20th Annual Fall Automobile Swap Meet

Sep 21
- Sep 23
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Museum of Automobiles on Petit Jean Mountain
This annual swap meet is hosted by the Museum of Automobiles on Petit Jean Mountain. Classic and vintage automobiles from all over the region are on display. There is als...

Oct 10
- THRU - Oct 12

Senior American Special

Oct 10
- Oct 12
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
TBA
Experience the scenic beauty of Petit Jean State Park while enjoying the hospitality of the friendly park staff! Join us for free guided walks, talks, demonstrations, and...

Oct 28

Halloween Fun at Petit Jean

Oct 28
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Rec Hall Unless Otherwise Noted
Celebrate the “spooky season” on Petit Jean Mountain! Family-friendly, nature-focused activities are provided. Costumes are welcome. Contact the park for a sc...

Nov 24
- THRU - Nov 26

20th Annual Mountain Rendezvous

Nov 24
- Nov 26
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Historic CCC Field
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 ...

Dec 02

Christmas Open House 2017

Dec 02
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Mather Lodge Lobby
See historic Mather Lodge dressed in its Christmas finery. Enjoy family arts and crafts activities and seasonal entertainment. Contact the park for a schedule. ...

Dec 01
- THRU - Dec 02

Battle of Prairie Grove Reenactment

Dec 01
- Dec 02
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,...