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Feb 08
- THRU - Mar 26

Silver Screen Memories

Feb 08
- Mar 26
Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, Springdale
Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
An exhibit about movies and movie-going in the Arkansas Ozarks....

Feb 08
- THRU - Feb 29

Science on the Move

Feb 08
- Feb 29
701 S. Main Street, Pine Bluff
Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas
What do you know about the science of movement? In this hands-on exhibition visitors examine gravity through falling objects, explore the relationship of mass to motion i...

Feb 08
- THRU - May 21

Putting People to Work Exhibit

Feb 08
- May 21
Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, Springdale
Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
A photo exhibit featuring public buildings and state parks in Northwest Arkansas built by New Deal workers during the Great Depression....

Feb 08
- THRU - Apr 30

Art by Don Draper

Feb 08
- Apr 30
317 W Walnut, Rogers
Rogers Historical Museum
Don Draper was from Missouri and a self-taught painter of Ozark mills and landscapes. The exhibit features his known works of 15 Arkansas mills, plus a digital presentati...

Feb 08
- THRU - May 01

African American Art from the Permanent Collection

Feb 08
- May 01
701 S Main, Pine Bluff
Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas
The Art & Science Center reaches into its vault to exhibit highlights from its permanent collection of African American art. Artists featured include Romare Bearden, Eliz...

Feb 08
- THRU - Feb 26

Dust, Drought, and Dreams Gone Dry

Feb 08
- Feb 26
405 S. Pleasant St., Springdale
Springdale Public Library
The exhibition explores the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, one of the worst man-made disasters in American history. Learn how the storms wreaked havoc on the Great Plains, its p...

Feb 08
- THRU - Feb 28

Fault

Feb 08
- Feb 28
PO Box 4188, Fayetteville
Walton Arts Center's Nadine Baum Studios
A World Premiere by Robert Ford. In the aftermath of nuclear disaster in the Arkansas River Valley, Gabe disregards a government quarantine and returns to his family f...

Feb 09
- THRU - Feb 14

Mamma Mia!

Feb 09
- Feb 14
495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville
Walton Arts Center
More than 50 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make this the ultimate feel-good show! Writer Cathe...

Feb 11
- THRU - Feb 14

Monty Python's Spamalot

Feb 11
- Feb 14
807 Riviera Dr, Rogers
Arkansas Public Theatre
Spamalot retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and Frenc...

Feb 11
- THRU - Apr 24

Installation by Dawn Holder

Feb 11
- Apr 24
701 S. Main, Pine Bluff
Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas
Open reception and gallery talk on February 11, 5-7 p.m. Contemporary ceramic artist Dawn Holder creates a new, site specific installation. Holder is Assistant Professor ...

Feb 12
- THRU - Feb 13

The Whales of August by David Berry

Feb 12
- Feb 13
214 S Main Street, Springdale
Arts Center of the Ozarks
It's mid-1950s and two elderly sisters are living out the summers of their twilight years on a small island off the coast of Maine. As these endearing women search for ca...

Feb 12
- THRU - Feb 13

Valentine's Dinner & Program

Feb 12
- Feb 13
Historic Washington State Park, Washington
Williams' Tavern Restaurant
Escape the crowds and the fuss by stepping into a simpler time. Enjoy a romantic evening with someone special at our historic Williams' Tavern Restaurant. A surrey ride, ...

Feb 12
- THRU - Feb 14

The Fantasticks

Feb 12
- Feb 14
219 W. Arch Avenue, Searcy
Center on the Square
A funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and...

Feb 13

Sandal Weaving Workshop

Feb 13
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 ...

Feb 13
- THRU - Feb 14

Arkansas Symphony Pops Live! Broadway Rocks!

Feb 13
- Feb 14
P. O. Box 7328, Little Rock
Connor Performing Arts Center
Christiane Noll, vocalist Carpathia Jenkins, vocalist Rob Evan, vocalist This high energy show brings together exciting vocalists from the Broadway stage performin...

Feb 16
- THRU - Feb 19

Surfs Up

Feb 16
- Feb 19
160 Ponderosa Lane, Hot Springs Village
Woodlands Auditorium
The Hot Springs Village Concerts Association presents Surf’s Up. Enjoy the music of the Beach Boys, the Hondells and others performed by this talented group of five with ...

Feb 17

"Conservation in the Illinois River Watershed in Northwest Arkansas"

Feb 17
Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, Springdale
Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
A noontime program by Dr. Delia Haak, executive director of the Illinois River Watershed Partnership....

Feb 18
- THRU - Feb 21

Monty Python's Spamalot

Feb 18
- Feb 21
807 Riviera Dr, Rogers
Arkansas Public Theatre
Spamalot retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and Frenc...

Feb 19
- THRU - Feb 21

LANTERNS! Festival

Feb 19
- Feb 21
20919 Denny Road, Little Rock
Wildwood Park for the Arts
Little Rock's annual deep-winter festival returns to celebrate cultures from around the world....

Feb 19
- THRU - Feb 21

Cirque du Soleil: TORUK - The First Flight

Feb 19
- Feb 21
511 W 7th St, North Little Rock
Verizon Arena
The new Cirque du Soleil touring show inspired by James Cameron’s record-breaking movie Avatar, TORUK – The First Flight, will be presented as part of a global tour in ...

Feb 19
- THRU - Feb 21

The Fantasticks

Feb 19
- Feb 21
219 W. Arch Avenue, Searcy
Center on the Square
A funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and...

Feb 20

Lye Soap Making Workshop

Feb 20
Plantation Agriculture Museum, Scott
Museum
Making something with your own hands and using it in your home is a rare gift to have. This month we will explore the cold process of lye soap making and invite you and ...

Feb 20

Loom Knitting Workshop

Feb 20
Lower White River Museum State Park, Des Arc
Museum
Intimidated by learning to knit with needles? Loom knitting is a simple alternative with no needle required! Discover the joy of making a homemade scarf on your own loom ...

Feb 26

Million Dollar Quartet

Feb 26
1700 Newcastle Road, Forrest City
East Arkansas Community College Fine Arts Center
Broadway’s Million Dollar Quartet is the new smash-hit musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cas...

Feb 26
- THRU - Feb 27

"Shakespeare in the Park" Performances and Workshops

Feb 26
- Feb 27
Historic Washington State Park, Washington
1940 WPA Gym
Enjoy an evening performance of Shakespeare in the Park. On Friday, February 26, enjoy the famous tragedy Julies Caesar. On Saturday, February 27, enjoy the famo...

Feb 26
- THRU - Feb 28

25th Annual Arkansas Flower & Garden Show

Feb 26
- Feb 28
PO Box 638, Little Rock
Statehouse Convention Center
The Arkansas Flower & Garden Show is a fun and educational celebration of gardening and beautification in Arkansas. Visitors get an early taste of spring and take home do...

Feb 27

Lye Soap Making Workshop

Feb 27
Plantation Agriculture Museum, Scott
Museum
Making something with your own hands and using it in your home is a rare gift to have. This month explore the cold process of lye soap making and make your own homemade ...

Feb 27
- THRU - Feb 28

64th Annual Home Show

Feb 27
- Feb 28
2901 Main Street, North Little Rock
Verizon Arena
More than 200 exhibitors on two floors showcase the latest in home furnishings, remodeling ideas, technology and home energy solutions. Visit our “Ask the Builder” Booth,...

Feb 27
- THRU - Feb 28

Arkansas Symphony Masterworks Bernstein & Brahms

Feb 27
- Feb 28
P. O. Box 7328, Maumelle
Maumelle Performing Arts Center
Bernstein – Chichester Psalms Brahms – Ein deutsches Requiem Saturday Evening – 7:30 p.m. Sunday Matinee – 3:00 p.m. ...

Mar 01

Arkansas Symphony Chamber Music - Mendelssohn’s String Symphony No. 10

Mar 01
P. O. Box 7328, Little Rock
Clinton Presidential Library
Prokofiev - Sonata for Two Violins in C Major, Op. 56 Beethoven - String Quartet in C minor, Op. 18 No. 4 Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Mendelssohn - Strin...

Mar 01
- THRU - Mar 06

Cinderella

Mar 01
- Mar 06
495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville
Walton Arts Center
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the Tony Award- winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with ...

Mar 05
- THRU - Mar 06

Go, Dog. Go!

Mar 05
- Mar 06
214 S Main Street, Springdale
Arts Center of the Ozarks
Adaptation by Allison Gregory and Steven Dietz, based on the book by P.D. Eastman. The classic children's book comes to life on stage in an explosion of movement, music, ...

Mar 06

Peter Rabbit Tales

Mar 06
1700 Newcastle Road, Forrest City
East Arkansas Community College Fine Arts Center
In celebration of Beatrix Potter’s 150th birthday anniversary, Enchantment Theatre brings her captivating stories to life. Using fantastic masks, whimsical puppets, gorge...

Mar 12

Oak Ridge Boys

Mar 12
1700 Newcastle Road, Forrest City
East Arkansas Community College Fine Arts Center
The Oak Ridge Boys have one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in country music. Their four-part harmonies and upbeat songs have spawned dozens of hits and e...

Mar 12

Artifact and Fossil ID Day

Mar 12
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
Celebrate Arkansas Archeology Month by learning about artifacts that are in your own collection! Dr. Jeff Mitchem, Parkin Station Archeologist (and other experts) will be...

Mar 12

Gardening Basics for Spring

Mar 12
Historic Washington State Park, Washington
1874 Courthouse
There are many reasons to garden. Some garden for self-sufficiency, some for health reasons, and others simply want to beautify their yard. ...

Mar 18

Welcome Spring: Child's Night Out

Mar 18
Mississippi River State Park, Marianna
Multi-Purpose Room
Spring is just around the corner and we are celebrating with an evening of fun interpretive programs based around celestial exploration. 3rd through 6th

Mar 18
- THRU - Mar 20

48th Annual Jonquil Festival

Mar 18
- Mar 20
Historic Washington State Park, Washington
1874 Courthouse
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 18
- THRU - Mar 20

French Colonial Days

Mar 18
- Mar 20
White Oak Lake State Park, Bluff City
Pavilion
In 1783, a French trader named Fabre settled on a bluff above the Ouachita River and called the settlement “Ecore Fabre,” which is the present city of Camden,...

Mar 19

Machine Quilting Workshop

Mar 19
Plantation Agriculture Museum, Scott
Museum
Join the staff at the Plantation Agriculture Museum to celebrate National Quilting Month and discover your own creative skills in the craft of quilting! Bring your readi...

Mar 20

Cast Iron Pie Pan Workshop

Mar 20
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center Amphitheater
Outdoor cooking is a strong tradition in state parks. Learn history and techniques of Dutch oven cooking and receive a pie pan cookware. We can make anything from pies,...

Mar 21
- THRU - Mar 25

Arkansas Spring Break Week

Mar 21
- Mar 25
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
- THRU - Mar 25

Spring Planters Youth Retreat

Mar 21
- Mar 25
Plantation Agriculture Museum, Scott
Museum
This pioneer retreat will kick off with an exciting five-days of themes (to be announced soon) that your kids can pick and choose from daily. They will join the park inte...

Mar 21
- THRU - Mar 25

Arkansas Spring Break

Mar 21
- Mar 25
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
School is out, state parks are in. The park will offer programs and activities all week as we discover the many signs in nature that signal the coming of spring....

Mar 22
- THRU - Mar 26

Spring Break

Mar 22
- Mar 26
Lower White River Museum State Park, Des Arc
Museum
Looking for family-friendly Spring Break fun? Enjoy hands-on activities all week as you explore the past and make memories for the future. Contact the park for a detailed...

Mar 24

Mini Day Camp For Ages 11-13

Mar 24
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Come and try a Pinnacle Mountain Day Camp for a day. See if your child would like to spend a full week with us in one of our summer day camps. Activities will include nat...

Mar 24
- THRU - Mar 26

Archeology for Everyone

Mar 24
- Mar 26
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
Spend quality family time at Parkin during spring break learning how archeological investigations really happen. No whips or pith helmets, just trowels and a lot of dirt!...

Mar 25
- THRU - Mar 26

15th Annual Knap-In

Mar 25
- Mar 26
Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Near Ball Field
This type of "knapping" requires skill, talent, and lots of practice!  It is the primitive art of making and using stone tools and arrowheads. Come watch some "seaso...

Mar 25
- THRU - Mar 27

Great Escape Weekend and Easter Egg Hunt

Mar 25
- Mar 27
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Parkwide Locations
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...

Mar 31
- THRU - Apr 24

Rapture, Blister, Burn

Mar 31
- Apr 24
PO Box 4188, Fayetteville
Walton Arts Center's Nadine Baum Studios
By Gina Gionfriddo. Sparks fly in this “intensely smart, immensely funny” (The New York Times) 2013 Pulitzer Prize finalist about women who want to have it all. After ...

Apr 02

Young Pioneers

Apr 02
Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Shannon Cabin
Special hands-on programs of Ozark crafts and music for youth ages 7-14 are offered three times a day every Saturday in April and May in the Shannon Cabin. Programs ...

Apr 02

9th Annual "Cookin" With Coals" Cook-off

Apr 02
Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Pavilion
Ready! Set! Cook! Teams of 2-3 people will cook three dishes in Dutch ovens - one bread, one main dish, and a dessert. These dishes will be judged and then samples will b...

Apr 02

Park Day

Apr 02
Historic Washington State Park, Washington
1874 Courthouse
Contribute to the future by protecting our past. Join park sta...

Apr 08
- THRU - Apr 10

A Streetcar Named Desire

Apr 08
- Apr 10
219 W. Arch Avenue, Searcy
Center on the Square
The play reveals - to the very depths - the character of Blanche du Bois, a woman whose life has been undermined by her romantic illusions. This leads her to reject the r...

Apr 08
- THRU - Apr 10

Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring

Apr 08
- Apr 10
214 S Main Street, Springdale
Arts Center of the Ozarks
Here comes a classic in the American Theatre, a frenzied, hilarious, madcap black comedy. From elderberry wine, to murder, to family crazies and criminals, to play-writin...

Apr 09

"Now We're Cookin" Dutch Oven Workshop

Apr 09
Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Pavilion
This hands-on workshop is a tasty way to learn the basic skills of cooking in a Dutch oven while preparing 3-4 dishes. We cook it and then we eat it!  Registration i...

Apr 09

Cast Iron Bread Making Workshop

Apr 09
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center Amphitheater
Join park interpreters to rediscover something our grandparents knew all along: cast iron cookware produces mouthwatering foods. No matter where you cook, cast iron can d...

Apr 09

Dutch Oven Workshop

Apr 09
Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Picnic Hill Pavilion
Join us for a workshop on the joys of Dutch oven cooking. We will make several dishes as we discuss the history and process of cooking over a fire with cast iron cookware...

Apr 09

Plum Bayou Gardening

Apr 09
Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, Scott
Visitor Center
Whether you fancy yourself a green thumb or are just interested in learning about the ways the Plum Bayou culture grew and used plants, this program is for you. A park in...

Apr 09
- THRU - Apr 10

Arkansas Symphony Masterworks Season Finale: Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5

Apr 09
- Apr 10
P. O. Box 7328, Maumelle
Maumelle Performing Arts Center
Ted Ludwig, guitar Bernstein – Candide: Overture Sparr – Concerto for Jazz Guitar *WORLD PREMIERE* Shostakovich – Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47 Saturday Evening...

Apr 12

Arkansas Symphony Chamber Music - Brahms & Dvorák

Apr 12
P. O. Box 7328, Little Rock
Clinton Presidential Library
Brahms - Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 101 Bartok - String Quartet No. 4 Dvorák- String Quartet No. 14 in A-flat Major, Op. 105 Tuesday Evening – 7:00 p.m. ...

Apr 14

Music Roots Concert

Apr 14
Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Large Auditorium
The Music Roots program is co-sponsored by the Committee of 100, the Mountain View Bluegrass Association, the Mountain View School District, and the Ozark Folk Center S...

Apr 15
- THRU - Apr 16

Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring

Apr 15
- Apr 16
214 S Main Street, Springdale
Arts Center of the Ozarks
Here comes a classic in the American Theatre, a frenzied, hilarious, madcap black comedy. From elderberry wine, to murder, to family crazies and criminals, to play-writin...

Apr 15
- THRU - Apr 16

OFC Craft Village Open House - Folk Festival

Apr 15
- Apr 16
Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Craft Grounds
Admission is free to the Craft Village during both Friday and Saturday for our annual open house. Bring your friends and family to see what's new. Visit our website:

Apr 15
- THRU - Apr 17

The Battle of Poison Springs

Apr 15
- Apr 17
Poison Springs Battleground State Park, Camden
The Battle of Poison Springs took place on April 18th, 1864 and was part of the Red River Campaign in Arkansas. Join us as we commemorate the 152nd anniversary of The Ba...

Apr 15
- THRU - Apr 17

A Streetcar Named Desire

Apr 15
- Apr 17
219 W. Arch Avenue, Searcy
Center on the Square
The play reveals - to the very depths - the character of Blanche du Bois, a woman whose life has been undermined by her romantic illusions. This leads her to reject the r...

Apr 15
- THRU - Apr 17

1800s Mountain Man Rendezvous

Apr 15
- Apr 17
Woolly Hollow State Park, Greenbrier
Woolly Cabin
Arkansas was the edge of the American frontier in the early 1800s. Witness the rugged life of explorers and trappers at this time as reenactors dress in traditional perio...

Apr 15
- THRU - Apr 17

Historic Powhatan School of the Lady

Apr 15
- Apr 17
Powhatan Historic State Park, Powhatan
Courthouse
This two and a half day school focuses on teaching female living historians and re-enactors the life of a lady in 19th century America. Immerse yourself in Victorian-era ...

Apr 16

Wild Edibles Workshop

Apr 16
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork
Cafe Pavillion
Learn more about finding, identifying, and cooking items from nature’s own wild garden! We will even cook special dishes to enjoy!...

Apr 16

Jenkins' Ferry Clean-up

Apr 16
Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Jenkins' Ferry Battlefield State Park
State park staff and the Friends of Jenkins' Ferry Battlefield State Park will strive to continue preserving an American Civil War site in Grant County. Efforts to save t...

Apr 16

Apron Workshop

Apr 16
Lower White River Museum State Park, Des Arc
Museum
Aprons were a necessity for women of the past, but that didn't mean they were plain! Discover the importance of aprons as you decorate one to take home. Class sizes are l...

Apr 16
- THRU - Apr 17

Signs of Spring Weekend

Apr 16
- Apr 17
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork
TBA
Learn about our ‘wild edibles’, enjoy hikes, crafts, and more as we welcome spring! Be a part of the spring activities at Devil's Den State Park! Call the par...

Apr 17

Earth Day Celebrations

Apr 17
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
West Summit Picnic Area
Celebrate Earth Day with programs dedicated to “Going Green! Contact the park for a sc...

Apr 19
- THRU - Apr 24

The Bridges of Madison County

Apr 19
- Apr 24
495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville
Walton Arts Center
One of the most romantic stories ever written first captured the nation’s attention as a best-selling novel and is now an irresistible, two time Tony Award-winning Broadw...

Apr 22

Conservation School Day

Apr 22
Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
State parks as well as other agencies and individuals work tirelessly behind the scenes to preserve and protect our natural and cultural resources. During this ...

Apr 22

Ragtime The Musical

Apr 22
1700 Newcastle Road, Forrest City
East Arkansas Community College Fine Arts Center
At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing…and anything is possible. Ragtime returns to the road in an all-new touring production directed and choreographed by ...

Apr 23

Edible and Medicinal Plants

Apr 23
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Learn traditional uses for some common Arkansas plants during this workshop, which will include both indoor and outdoor sessions. Advance payment and registration are req...

Apr 23

Arkansas Winds Community Concert Band Spring Concert

Apr 23
214 S Main Street, Springdale
Arts Center of the Ozarks
This amazing 65-piece concert band features area professional and talented amateur musicians from all over Northwest Arkansas, who combine their skills and love of music ...

Apr 23

Printer's Devil Mini-Workshop

Apr 23
Historic Washington State Park, Washington
Join the park printers for this free hour-long workshop and learn the basics about the letterpress. Leave the workshop with a print that you

Apr 23
- THRU - Apr 24

Soap Making; Clean and Natural

Apr 23
- Apr 24
Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Administration Building
Have you ever wanted to learn how to make soap? You can sign up for one of Linda Odom's Soap Making Classes. In this two-day class you'll learn to make wholesome soaps u...

Apr 28

Moscow Festival Ballet 'Romeo and Juliet'

Apr 28
203 Waverly Wood Circle, Helena-West Helena
Lily Peter Auditorium, PCCUA
7:30 p.m. performance. This much anticipated performance of Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet by the Moscow Festival Ballet promises to be the highlight of our Warfield Seri...

Apr 30

ACO Chorale: Making Beautiful Music Spring Concert

Apr 30
214 S Main Street, Springdale
Arts Center of the Ozarks
This great choral ensemble features vocalists from all over northwest Arkansas, blending their voices to create beautiful music together. They perform the best in choral ...

Apr 30
- THRU - May 01

Lodge Legacy Days

Apr 30
- May 01
Mount Magazine State Park, Paris
Lodge
Lodging has been available on Mount Magazine since 1900. This weekend we commemorate the tenth anniversary of the grand opening of the new lodge. Talks, tours, and displa...

May 05
- THRU - May 06

Arkansas Heritage Month School Days

May 05
- May 06
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
Celebrate Arkansas Heritage Month by bringing your students to learn about this year’s Heritage Month theme: art! There were many artists in Parkin’s history ...

May 06

19th Century Girls Night Out

May 06
Historic Washington State Park, Washington
Williams' Tavern Restaurant
Experience a girls night out with a trip back in time. Enjoy a...

May 06
- THRU - May 07

The Foreigner

May 06
- May 07
219 W. Arch Avenue, Searcy
Center on the Square
In a resort style fishing lodge in rural Georgia, the plot revolves around the visit of two guests: Englishmen Charlie Baker and Staff Sergeant Froggy LeSueur....

May 07

Dutch Oven Brunch

May 07
Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
Pavilion 1
Celebrate Mother's Day weekend by bringing your mom to the park and treating her to a cast iron Dutch oven breakfast. Participants will learn how to use and care for Dutc...

May 07

Round Basket Weaving Workshop

May 07
Plantation Agriculture Museum, Scott
Museum
Join a local basket weaver to get hands-on experience and create your own beautiful, functional, round basket to take home. Participants may bring a sack lunch or explor...

May 07

Pearl Stringing Workshop

May 07
Lower White River Museum State Park, Des Arc
Museum
Pearls were once part of a booming industry on the lower White River. Learn to make and care for jewelry made from real freshwater pearls. Please specify necklace, bracel...

May 07
- THRU - May 08

Kayak Tours

May 07
- May 08
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Enjoy guided kayak tours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days and discover the wild and scenic Cossatot River. Adventures depend on the weather and river water levels. Ag...

May 07
- THRU - May 08

Arkansas Symphony Pops Live! The Movie Music of John Williams

May 07
- May 08
P. O. Box 7328, Little Rock
Connor Performing Arts Center
Star Wars. Jaws. Jurassic Park. E.T. Indiana Jones. Superman: The Movie. Harry Potter. These movies are only a small portion of the films featuring the incredible music c...

May 09
- THRU - May 11

Basic Letterpress Printing

May 09
- May 11
Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Administration Building
Turn back the clock to a time when printing was produced using handset metal type and foot powered presses. In this three day class, you will learn the fundamentals of ty...

May 12
- THRU - May 13

Civil War School Days

May 12
- May 13
Powhatan Historic State Park, Powhatan
Courthouse
Celebrate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War with an unforgettable learning experience at Powhatan Historic State Park! Students will join our staff of living historia...

May 12
- THRU - May 29

Murder for Two

May 12
- May 29
PO Box 4188, Fayetteville
Walton Arts Center's Nadine Baum Studios
Book and music by Joe Kinosian, Book and lyrics by Kellen Blair. Everyone’s a suspect in this multi-award-winning musical comedy fresh from its national debut. A smal...

May 13
- THRU - May 15

The Foreigner

May 13
- May 15
219 W. Arch Avenue, Searcy
Center on the Square
In a resort style fishing lodge in rural Georgia, the plot revolves around the visit of two guests: Englishmen Charlie Baker and Staff Sergeant Froggy LeSueur....

May 14

"Pickin' In The Park"

May 14
Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Depot
Bring your seat and come to play or just listen to a little gospel, old-time country, and bluegrass music at the Depot. Professionals and amateurs are invited to bring th...

May 14

Arkansas Heritage Day

May 14
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
TBA
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 15
- THRU - May 16

Stained Glass

May 15
- May 16
Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Administration Building
Learn the basics of making stained glass the way Louis Camfort Tiffany did! Students will make a 8 inch stained glass quilt square. You will learn how to make a pattern, ...

May 16
- THRU - May 17

Territorial School Days

May 16
- May 17
Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
Teachers bring your students out to the park for this special annual school event so they can learn what brought early frontiersmen to Arkansas. Living history chara...

May 20
- THRU - May 22

The Foreigner

May 20
- May 22
219 W. Arch Avenue, Searcy
Center on the Square
In a resort style fishing lodge in rural Georgia, the plot revolves around the visit of two guests: Englishmen Charlie Baker and Staff Sergeant Froggy LeSueur....

May 21

Singing Men of Arkansas in Concert

May 21
214 S Main Street, Springdale
Arts Center of the Ozarks
This amazing choral group is an auditioned men's choir pursuing professional excellence in choral sound. With a broad variety of repertoire, SMA inspires and entertains a...

May 21

Armed Forces Honor Day

May 21
Historic Washington State Park, Washington
1874 Courthouse
Join Historic Washington State Park as we honor those who...

May 21

Hope/Hempstead County Bluegrass Festival

May 21
Historic Washington State Park, Washington
1874 Courthouse
Historic Washington State Park serves as host for the Spring H...

May 21

Kids to Parks Day

May 21
Lower White River Museum State Park, Des Arc
Museum
Celebrate Kids to Parks Day, the national day of play created by the National Park Trust, at a state park. Join us for kid-friendly programming. Contact the park for more...

May 21

Historic Women’s Skills Workshop

May 21
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
Girl power time! Come learn skills practiced by the past females of Parkin in this workshop tailored specifically for women. Activities will include fiber arts, fire star...

May 21

Scout Day

May 21
Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, Scott
Visitor Center
This special day is designed to help boy scouts and cub scouts earn their Indian Heritage Award available through the Quapaw Boy Scout Council Office. Activities include ...

May 27
- THRU - May 30

Kayak Tours

May 27
- May 30
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Enjoy guided kayak tours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days and discover the wild and scenic Cossatot River. Adventures depend on weather and river water levels. Ages 1...

May 28

Silent City Speaks "Cemetery Living History Tour"

May 28
Historic Washington State Park, Washington
1874 Courthouse
Go inside the gates of the historic cemeteries at Historic Washington State Park to “meet” the residents at their final resting place. Tours through the cemet...

May 28
- THRU - May 30

Memorial Day Observance

May 28
- May 30
Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Lake Catherine State Park
Join us for a weekend filled with activities for the entire family as we remember and honor those who gave their lives protecting America's freedom. Interpretive programs...

May 29
- THRU - May 30

Memorial Day Celebration

May 29
- May 30
Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Craft village, Gift Shop, General Store
In addition to our regular Tuesday - Saturday week of craft demonstrations and music, the Craft Village will be open Sunday and Monday for the Memorial Day holiday. Activ...

May 30

Silent City Speaks "Cemetery Living History Tour"

May 30
Historic Washington State Park, Washington
1874 Courthouse
Go inside the gates of the historic cemeteries at Historic Washington State Park to “meet” the residents at their final resting place. Tours through the cemet...

Jun 02

Crafts at the Cabin

Jun 02
Lower White River Museum State Park, Des Arc
Museum
Every Thursday in June, join park staff at the log cabin for family-friendly crafts in celebration of National Great Outdoors Month. Contact the park for details....

Jun 03
- THRU - Jun 04

Night Hike on Cossatot River Corridor Trail

Jun 03
- Jun 04
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Join park interpreters on an adventurous night hike on the River Corridor Trail. Night hikes let you experience trails in a whole new way. Along the way we will stop at ...

Jun 04

Jams & Jellies Canning Workshop

Jun 04
Plantation Agriculture Museum, Scott
Museum
Do you miss your grandmother’s jams and jellies? Join the museum interpreter to create savory jams and jellies, learn proper techniques of water bath canning, and ...

Jun 04

Ornamental Gardening Workshop

Jun 04
Historic Washington State Park, Washington
1874 Courthouse
Ornamentals aren’t just flowers anymore. Join our park gardener for a discussion and hands-on workshop with plants that may be grown for the aesthetic value of thei...

Jun 06
- THRU - Jun 08

Explorers Camp

Jun 06
- Jun 08
Bull Shoals-White River State Park, Bull Shoals
This three day, one night experience is designed to introduce kids ages 7-9 to the wonders of our natural world. Campers explore the Ozarks through a variety of experienc...

Jun 06
- THRU - Jan 14

At Home in the Ozarks, 1974

Jun 06
- Jan 14
Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, Springdale
Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
An exhibit featuring photos of native Ozarkers and "back-to-the-landers" by Jim Simmons....

Jun 07

Trash to Treasure Series

Jun 07
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
Cardboard boxes, cereal boxes, cardboard egg cartons and paper, everyone has at least a few of the above lying around. Lake Dardanelle State Park has creative ways to tur...

Jun 07
- THRU - Jun 10

Nature Explorers Day Camp

Jun 07
- Jun 10
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
This “nature detective” camp is designed for kids ages 7-10. There will be 4 days of hikes, visiting with live animals, nature programs, and more! Advance pay...

Jun 10
- THRU - Jun 12

27th Annual Bat-O-Rama Weekend

Jun 10
- Jun 12
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork
TBA
Join park staff and guests for great family fun as we celebrate one of the most beneficial but misunderstood creatures in the world……BATS! Special guests wi...

Jun 11

Bread and Butter Workshop

Jun 11
Historic Washington State Park, Washington
Sanders Kitchen
There is more than one way to experience history. Come and have bread and butter with us. Sample some historic bread and make your own butter. We will cook Sally Lunn bre...

Jun 11

English Paper Piecing Workshop

Jun 11
Lower White River Museum State Park, Des Arc
Museum
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 pr...

Jun 13
- THRU - Jun 17

Cub Scout Day Camp

Jun 13
- Jun 17
Woolly Hollow State Park, Greenbrier
Pavilion
This day camp for local Cub Scouts features guided nature hikes, swimming, archery, crafts, and much more! Contact the park interpreter for more information....

Jun 14
- THRU - Jun 16

Explorer Day Camp

Jun 14
- Jun 16
Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Nature Cabin
Would you like to get your child outside more? Let us introduce them to a new level of outdoor fun and adventure. During our three day camp we will explore our state park...

Jun 14
- THRU - Jun 17

Wilderness Explorers Day Camp

Jun 14
- Jun 17
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Older children ages 11-13 will enjoy this chance to explore the wilderness at Pinnacle Mountain State Park. Camp activities may include canoe/kayak floats, extensive hiki...

Jun 17
- THRU - Jun 19

Annual Lake Greeson Days

Jun 17
- Jun 19
Daisy State Park, Kirby
Visitor Center
Join us for Lake Greeson Days! This event will include our 27th Annual Kids Fishing Derby as well as a variety of contests, programs, and tours. There will be prizes plus...

Jun 18

Gourd Workshop

Jun 18
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 18

Summer Solstice Celebration

Jun 18
Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, Scott
Visitor Center
Celebrate the arrival of summer with an array of outdoor activities for the whole family. Try your hand at using primitive style weapons, create and take home native styl...

Jun 18

Music in the Park

Jun 18
Historic Washington State Park, Washington
1874 Courthouse
Enjoy an evening on the lawn of the 1874 Courthouse at Historic Washington listening to live music from the past to the present. Bring your own lawn chair. In case of inc...

Jun 20
- THRU - Jun 22

Lake Charles Fun Fit Day Camp

Jun 20
- Jun 22
Lake Charles State Park, Powhatan
TBA
Challenge your kids this summer with Fit Day Camp. Campers play games and do activities that help improve their physical fitness while having fun. Some activities include...

Jun 21

Trash to Treasure Series

Jun 21
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
Cardboard boxes, cereal boxes, cardboard egg cartons and paper, everyone has at least a few of the above lying around. Lake Dardanelle State Park has creative ways to tur...

Jun 21
- THRU - Jun 23

Adventure Day Camp

Jun 21
- Jun 23
Woolly Hollow State Park, Greenbrier
Woolly Hollow
This camp will introduce boys ages 7 – 11 to the wonders of the natural world. Through a variety of experiences including hiking, camping skills, kayaking, crafting...

Jun 21
- THRU - Jun 24

4-Day Adventure Day Camp

Jun 21
- Jun 24
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Option 1: Wickes Union Bank, Option 2: Scotty's in Cove, Option 3: Visitor Center
Would you like your child to get outside more? During our 4-day camp explore the Cossatot River with hikes, adventure, close-up nature studies, and hands-on activities. ...

Jun 22
- THRU - Jun 24

Children’s Day Camp – Ages 8-12

Jun 22
- Jun 24
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
At this camp, youngsters ages 8-12 will join the staff from Parkin Archeological State Park for three days of fun and learning. Part of the camp will happen right here at...

Jun 22
- THRU - Jun 24

Archeology Daycamp

Jun 22
- Jun 24
Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, Scott
Visitor Center
Campers ages 10-14 will dig deeper into Arkansas’s past and learn that it is not what you find, but what you find out. Learn excavation and laboratory techniques an...

Jun 24
- THRU - Jun 25

Mount Magazine Butterfly Festival XX

Jun 24
- Jun 25
Mount Magazine State Park, Paris
Visitor Center
The Mount Magazine Butterfly Festival is one of the most popular nature-related family events in Arkansas! Enjoy hands-on, make and take crafts, nature related games, gui...

Jun 25

27th P.A.M. Anniversary

Jun 25
Plantation Agriculture Museum, Scott
Museum
Bring your family and join the museum staff for free Dutch-oven desserts and homemade ice cream in celebration of our opening anniversary! Plantation Agriculture Museum f...

Jun 27
- THRU - Jun 30

Overnight Adventure Camp

Jun 27
- Jun 30
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Option 1: Wickes Union Bank, Option 2: Scotty's in Cove, Option 3: Visitor Center
We will be hiking, fishing, swimming, learning how to build fires correctly and exploring other state parks including Daisy, Queen Wilhelmina, and Crater of Diamonds. Sp...

Jun 28

Trash to Treasure Series

Jun 28
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
Cardboard boxes, cereal boxes, cardboard egg cartons and paper, everyone has at least a few of the above lying around. Lake Dardanelle State Park has creative ways to tur...

Jun 29
- THRU - Jul 01

Agri-Adventure Day Camp

Jun 29
- Jul 01
Plantation Agriculture Museum, Scott
Museum
Are you and your kids ready for a break? This three-day adventure camp, for children ages 8-12, will have them leap into a whole other world of exciting life on the Delt...

Jul 01
- THRU - Jul 04

4th of July Weekend Celebration on the Cossatot River

Jul 01
- Jul 04
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
TBA
Join park interpreters for a weekend of fun programming, snorkeling, kayaking on the Cossatot River, and breakfast at the Sandbar as we welcome our coming Independence Da...

Jul 01
- THRU - Jul 04

4th of July Star Spangled Weekend

Jul 01
- Jul 04
White Oak Lake State Park, Bluff City
Join us for a fun-filled Independence Day weekend! There will be a full weekend of programs and activities. Come out and celebrate with us! Contact the park for program...

Jul 02

The Reading and Signing of the Declaration of Independence

Jul 02
Historic Washington State Park, Washington
1874 Courthouse
Hear the Declaration of Independence read as was commonly done in the 19th century at the 1874 Courthouse Visitor Center. Afterwards, sign your own “John Hancock&rd...

Jul 02
- THRU - Jul 04

Independence Day Weekend

Jul 02
- Jul 04
Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Lake Catherine State Park
Celebrate the Fourth of July weekend at Lake Catherine State Park. Recreational activities and lake tours are scheduled plus a variety of patriotic crafts and games. Admi...

Jul 04

The Reading and Signing of the Declaration of Independence

Jul 04
Historic Washington State Park, Washington
1874 Courthouse
Hear the Declaration of Independence read as was commonly done in the 19th century at the 1874 Courthouse Visitor Center. Afterwards, sign your own “John Hancock&rd...

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....

Jul 04

Craft Day for Kids

Jul 04
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
Catch a glimpse of what life was like throughout history in Parkin by creating fun crafts. Whether they make an arrowhead necklace to learn about the Mississippian Indian...

Jul 04

26th Annual Devil's Den Games

Jul 04
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork
Softball field in Area E
Celebrate the 26th year of the Devil’s Den Games! Enjoy a fun-filled family day of horseshoes, softball, sack races...

Jul 04

July 4th Island Festival

Jul 04
DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Bismarck
Lodge Island
Bring the whole family out to the park and make some great memories this 4th of July. Park interpreters will have a host of programs and activities lined up to help you e...

Jul 05

Trash to Treasure Series

Jul 05
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
Cardboard boxes, cereal boxes, cardboard egg cartons and paper, everyone has at least a few of the above lying around. Lake Dardanelle State Park has creative ways to tur...

Jul 06
- THRU - Jul 08

Youth Day Camp – Ages 13-16

Jul 06
- Jul 08
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
Teenagers a

Jul 09

Homegoods Day

Jul 09
Plantation Agriculture Museum, Scott
Museum
Plantation Agriculture Museum invites everyone to journey back to our pioneering roots during the 2nd annual Homegoods Day. Homemakers and crafters from around Arkansas ...

Jul 09

Canning Workshop

Jul 09
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 09

Nature’s Market: Picnic in the Park

Jul 09
Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, Scott
Visitor Center
If you lived at the time of the Plum Bayou Culture the market was a bit different. Instead of worrying about money to pay for food, their worries included whether or not ...

Jul 11

Teacher Workshop

Jul 11
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center

Park interpreters are continually developing new and exciting educational programs for groups who visit Parkin Archeol...


Jul 12
- THRU - Jul 14

Adventure Day Camp

Jul 12
- Jul 14
Woolly Hollow State Park, Greenbrier
Woolly Hollow
This camp will introduce girls ages 7 -11 to the wonders of the natural world. Through a variety of experiences including hiking, camping skills, kayaking, crafting, natu...

Jul 13
- THRU - Jul 15

Adventure Daycamp

Jul 13
- Jul 15
Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, Scott
Visitor Center
Kids ages 8-12 who enjoy energetic outdoor adventures are invited to take part in this camp. Day campers will participate in programs on animals and crafts, go canoeing, ...

Jul 16
- THRU - Jun 26

2016 Arkansas New Play Festival

Jul 16
- Jun 26
PO Box 4188, Fayetteville
Walton Arts Center's Nadine Baum Studios
Arkansas’s flagship festival of bold new plays is bigger than ever, with two weekends of performances including a fully staged workshop production, three staged reading...

Jul 16

Music in the Park

Jul 16
Historic Washington State Park, Washington
1874 Courthouse
Enjoy an evening on the lawn of the 1874 Courthouse at Historic Washington listening to live music from the past to the present. Bring your own lawn chair. In case of inc...

Jul 16

Handcrafted Evening in the Park

Jul 16
Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Craft Village
Admission is free to the Craft Village from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., so bring the family and friends for a wonderful experience....

Jul 18
- THRU - Jul 22

Day Camp

Jul 18
- Jul 22
Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Large Auditorium
Looking for educational and fun Arkansas summer camps for kids 8-12 years of age? Summer fun and learning with projects to make and take home. From tie-dye T-shirts to s...

Jul 19

Trash to Treasure Series

Jul 19
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
Cardboard boxes, cereal boxes, cardboard egg cartons and paper, everyone has at least a few of the above lying around. Lake Dardanelle State Park has creative ways to tur...

Jul 23

10th Annual Red River Heritage Symposium

Jul 23
Historic Washington State Park, Washington
1874 Courthouse
This symposium will focus on the concluding year of the Civil War and the beginning of Reconstruction in the Great Bend Region of the Red River. Presenters from several o...

Jul 27
- THRU - Jul 29

Adventure Camp

Jul 27
- Jul 29
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
This camp will get youths ages 12-15 out in nature to explore our resources. We will learn about our surroundings and discover the wonders nature holds for us. Registrati...

Jul 29
- THRU - Jul 31

Sheep to Shawl

Jul 29
- Jul 31
Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Administration Building

This whirlwind class gives you a start to many different fiber arts. Taught by Jeanette Larson, fiber artist and shepherd, you'll start with the sheep, learn to spin y...


Aug 03
- THRU - Aug 05

Waking your Wild Side Day Camp

Aug 03
- Aug 05
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
Our environment is a wonderful, wild world to explore. Join us for fun “waking your wild side” as we explore nature with a twist. This camp is open to kids a...

Aug 13

Market Basket Weaving Workshop

Aug 13
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 enjoyable...

Aug 13

Candle Making Workshop

Aug 13
Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
Visitor Center
Candles were a vital part of frontier life and pioneers had to make their own with the materials they had on hand. Join the park interpreter to learn the history of candl...

Aug 20

Music in the Park

Aug 20
Historic Washington State Park, Washington
1874 Courthouse
Enjoy an evening on the lawn of the 1874 Courthouse at Historic Washington listening to live music from the past to the present. Bring your own lawn chair. In case of inc...

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 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

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 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

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

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
- 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 11

School of the Soldier: Artillery

Sep 09
- Sep 11
Powhatan Historic State Park, Powhatan
Courthouse
This two-day school focuses on artillery in mid-19th century America. Participants can immerse themselves in the Victoria...

Sep 10

Skillets, Griddles, and Fireside Cooking Series

Sep 10
Historic Washington State Park, Washington
1874 Courthouse
Dutch ovens are only one of the many options available when it comes to cast iron cooking. Join the staff of Historic Washington State Park to explore the world of cast i...

Sep 17

Edible and Medicinal Plants

Sep 17
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Learn traditional uses for some common Arkansas plants during this workshop conducted by Mike Thennes which will include both indoor and outdoor sessions. Advance paymen...

Sep 24

Make Your Own Scarecrow Workshop

Sep 24
Lake Charles State Park, Powhatan
TBA
Making scarecrows is fun for fall! Join Lake Charles staff as they provide a variety of materials and techniques to build your own scarecrow for your front yard fall scen...

Oct 06
- THRU - Oct 07

Steamboat School Days

Oct 06
- Oct 07
Powhatan Historic State Park, Powhatan
Courthouse
Come discover the excitement of life in a 19th century steamboat town! Students will join our staff of living historians to learn how transportation, commerce,...

Oct 09
- THRU - Oct 10

Stained Glass

Oct 09
- Oct 10
Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Administration Building
Learn the basics of making stained glass the way Louis Camfort Tiffany did! Students will make an 8-inch square stained glass Christmas tree. You will learn how to make a...

Oct 15

Farmstead Cheesemaking

Oct 15
Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Administration Building
Learn to make cheese like your grandmother did on the farm, but in a modern convenient kitchen of today. Simple cheesemaking class; 4 hour class; $30 payable to Ozark Fol...

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

National Food Day

Oct 22
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
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 demonstrat...

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 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...

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

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

Soap Workshop

Nov 05
Powhatan Historic State Park, Powhatan
Courthouse
Creating soap is not a difficult process – no more challenging than following a recipe for pastry and turning it into pie. Come join us in learning the art of makin...

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 13
- THRU - Nov 14

Stained Glass

Nov 13
- Nov 14
Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Administration Building
Learn the basics of making stained glass the way Louis Camfort Tiffany did! Students will make an 8-inch square stained glass Christmas tree. You will learn how to make a...

Nov 19
- THRU - Nov 20

Heat Treating and Tempering

Nov 19
- Nov 20
Historic Washington State Park, Washington
1874 Courthouse

Join the park smiths as you heat treat and temper a knife made in one of our earlier workshops. Attendance at the knifemaking workshop earlier in the year is recommend...


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
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
- 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 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 ...


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

Victorian Style Christmas Ornament Workshop

Dec 03
205 Avenue Street, Newport
Visitor Center
Nineteenth-century Christmas ornaments were handmade from natural items, cards, doilies, ribbons, and lace. Make three different historically authentic Victorian style Ch...

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

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 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
- 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 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 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

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 17

Dutch Oven Cooking Workshop

Dec 17
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center Amphitheater
Outdoor cooking is a strong tradition in state parks. Join park staff to learn the history and techniques of Dutch oven cooking. Receive a 4-quart Dutch oven and a cookb...

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 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...

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, ...

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,...