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Jul 02
- THRU - Aug 01

Berry Picking at Wye Mountain Flowers and Berries

Jul 02
- Aug 01
20309 Hwy 113, Wye
Wye Mountain Flowers and Berries is a U-Pick farm where people can enjoy a morning picking their own "berry" healthy, delicious blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries...

Jul 02
- THRU - Jul 04

Stars & Stripes Festival

Jul 02
- Jul 04
895 DeSoto Blvd., Hot Springs Village
Balboa Pavilion
July 4th celebration includes a variety of activities ending with a fantastic free fireworks display at Balboa Beach at dusk on Saturday....

Jul 03

Guided Kayaking Tour

Jul 03
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the pristine Cossatot River. The park will provide the kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. These trips are for beginners so we will ...

Jul 03

1st Friday Crafts

Jul 03
Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, Scott
Visitor Center
Join us on the 1st Friday of July to create American Indian arts and crafts. We will make and take home a gourd craft. All materials are provided!<...

Jul 04

14th Annual Ventris Trail's End Resort's Fireworks Display

Jul 04
9484 SimrellDrive, Garfield
Just South of marker "8" on Beaver Lake
The 14th Annual Ventris Trail's End Resort's Fireworks Display honors and celebrates our nation's independence. Listen to patriotic music as thousands of fireworks light...

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

Rodeo Parade

Jul 04
PO Box 1909, Springdale
Parsons Stadium
Join us to observe a patriotic display of cowgirls, floats, bands, entertainment and candy for the kiddos at our Rodeo kick off parade, Beginning at 10:00 am, at the rode...

Jul 04

Thunder on Thunderbird 2015

Jul 04
10 Kusa Circle, Cherokee Village
Lake Thunderbird Marina
Largest Fourth of July fireworks show in Arkansas. Patriotic boat parade and a must see to believe take your breath away helicopter airshow over beautiful Lake Thunderbir...

Jul 04

Guided Kayaking Tour

Jul 04
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the pristine Cossatot River. The park will provide the kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. These trips are for beginners so we will ...

Jul 04

Fun for the Fourth

Jul 04
Crowley's Ridge State Park, Paragould
Lake Ponder Swimming Beach

Celebrate the Fourth of July with interpretive programs, swimming, pedal boats, and games while listening to music provided by a D.J. on the beach. Standard fees for s...


Jul 04

July 4th Fun and Games Day

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

Jul 04

Independence Day Parade and Celebration

Jul 04
1311 Strawberry Dr, Horseshoe Bend
Chamber Office
Small town parade starts at 10 a.m., ice cream social, pool party, flotilla on Crown Lake, fireworks at dusk....

Jul 04

Fireworks Celebration

Jul 04
PO Box 126, Altus
Altus City Park
Beautiful fireworks show. Food, drinks, and good times with family and friends....

Jul 04

4th of July Celebration

Jul 04
PIne Bluff Convention & Visitors Bureau, Pine Bluff
Food vendors open at 2 p.m. Music starts 5 p.m. Southeast Arkansas's largest fireworks display starts at 9:05 p.m. Event sponsored by Simmons Bank & Relyance Bank. Ba...

Jul 04

Deer 4th of July Celebration

Jul 04
Hwy 16 Box 10, Deer
Deer School
Deer Volunteer Fire Department's old-fashioned 4th of July Celebration begins at 2 p.m. with plenty of food and ice cream, bingo, horseshoe tournaments, and other activit...

Jul 04

Independence Day Games and Races

Jul 04
Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Craft Grounds
Having fun competing at cracker whistling, sack racing, egg carrying, and the watermelon seed spitting contest.  Free ice cold watermelon for everyone to enjoy on a ...

Jul 04

July 4th 5K Freedom Fest Run/Walk

Jul 04
#16 Town Square, Greenwood
Runners from all over compete with more than 350 participants. A prize is given for the most patriotic apparel....

Jul 04

July 4th Freedom Fest

Jul 04
#14 Town Square, Greenwood
Town Square
Start the 4th with a pancake breakfast, move on to trolley rides and musical entertainment all day. Numerous vendor booths, free lunch and end the day with an awesome fir...

Jul 04

Community Fireworks Display

Jul 04
Russellville Recreation & Parks Dept., Russellville
Old Post Park
Bring your family, and enjoy the best fireworks display in the area. The show begins at 9:25 p.m. ...

Jul 04

15th Annual Star Spangled Spectacular

Jul 04
1283 Hwy 278, Camden
Gates open at 6 p.m. with festivities starting at 7 p.m. Enjoy a fun evening with family and friends as we celebrate God and country. And of course a great fireworks show...

Jul 04

Hot Springs Farmers Market

Jul 04
121 Orange Street, Hot Springs
Historic Downtown Hot Springs
The market operates year round with a Summer Market season of May-October on Saturdays from 7 a.m.-noon and Tuesdays 5-8 p.m. or until produce runs out. Winter Market ope...

Jul 04

July 4th Island Festival

Jul 04
DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Bismarck
Lodge Island
Come celebrate Independence Day with us here in the park this year! Plenty of programs and activities will be offered throughout the day to keep you busy, cool, and havin...

Jul 05

Guided Kayaking Tour

Jul 05
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the pristine Cossatot River. The park will provide the kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. These trips are for beginners so we will ...

Jul 05

Star-gazing Cruise

Jul 05
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Roger's Marina
View the stars while we cruise aboard our tour boat on Lake Maumelle. A park interpreter serves as your pilot and guide to learn about stars, constellations, and satellit...

Jul 06
- THRU - Jul 09

Discovery Day Camp Session IV

Jul 06
- Jul 09
Logoly State Park, McNeil
Visitor Center
This day camp is for kids ages 7-12. Each child will participate in four, fun-filled days designed to introduce them to the wonders of the natural world. Our campers will...

Jul 07

Hot Springs Farmers Market

Jul 07
121 Orange Street, Hot Springs
Historic Downtown Hot Springs
The market operates year round with a Summer Market season of May-October on Saturdays from 7 a.m.-noon and Tuesdays 5-8 p.m. or until produce runs out. Winter Market ope...

Jul 07
- THRU - Jul 09

Survivor Skills Day Camp

Jul 07
- Jul 09
Cane Creek State Park, Star City
Visitor Center
This summer camp is for kids ages 7-13 to show nature survival skills in the wild. Cooking over an open fire, navigating a course through open woods, building shelter usi...

Jul 07
- THRU - Jul 09

Adventure Day Camp

Jul 07
- Jul 09
Woolly Hollow State Park, Greenbrier
Woolly Hollow
This camp will introduce girls ages 7-11 to the wonders of our natural world. Through a variety of experiences including hiking, camping skills, kayaking, crafting, natur...

Jul 11

Picnic In The Park

Jul 11
Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Pavilion
Fix a healthy picnic lunch or pick something up from one of the local eateries and come enjoy all that the park and nature have to offer. We will eat at the pavilion...

Jul 11

Canoeing 101

Jul 11
Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
Visitor Center
Canoes were an important mode of transportation on the frontier and they are a popular form of recreation today. Come on your own or bring a friend and spend some ti...

Jul 11

Hot Springs Farmers Market

Jul 11
121 Orange Street, Hot Springs
Historic Downtown Hot Springs
The market operates year round with a Summer Market season of May-October on Saturdays from 7 a.m.-noon and Tuesdays 5-8 p.m. or until produce runs out. Winter Market ope...

Jul 11

River Clean up

Jul 11
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
Lake Dardanelle State Park is providing an opportunity on National River Cleanup Day for people to come together to make a big impact. Volunteers are needed for the 5th A...

Jul 11

Picnic in the Park

Jul 11
Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
Bring a picnic to the park and spend some time outdoors enjoying nature. Use one of the picnic tables next to Trapper Lake, spread a blanket on the grass or rent one of o...

Jul 11

Evening Canoe Float

Jul 11
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Big Maumelle Boat Launch
Explore the Big Maumelle River with a park interpreter on this guided canoe float. Meet at the Big Maumelle pavilion to experience the serenity of twilight as it slowly c...

Jul 13
- THRU - Jul 15

Outdoor Adventure Day Camp

Jul 13
- Jul 15
Village Creek State Park, Wynne
Meeting Room
Sign your child up for an outdoor adventure! This session is for children ages 7-9. This camp includes a variety of educational and recreational programs designed to get ...

Jul 14

Hot Springs Farmers Market

Jul 14
121 Orange Street, Hot Springs
Historic Downtown Hot Springs
The market operates year round with a Summer Market season of May-October on Saturdays from 7 a.m.-noon and Tuesdays 5-8 p.m. or until produce runs out. Winter Market ope...

Jul 14
- THRU - Jul 16

Discovery Day Camp

Jul 14
- Jul 16
Cane Creek State Park, Star City
Visitor Center
This annual summer camp, for kids ages 5-9, will get your child excited about nature with a variety of hands-on activities including arts and crafts, animal programs, hik...

Jul 14
- THRU - Jul 16

Discovery Day Camp

Jul 14
- Jul 16
Moro Bay State Park, Jersey
Visitor Information Center
This annual summer camp for kids ages 7-13 provides a fun way to get your child excited about nature with a variety of hands-on activities, including arts and c...

Jul 15
- THRU - Jul 17

Valley Voyage Day Camp

Jul 15
- Jul 17
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
The camp is open to kids ages 8-12. Camp registration includes meals and supplies. Campers will delve into the history of the area through activities and fun in our Valle...

Jul 15
- THRU - Jul 17

Adventure Daycamp

Jul 15
- Jul 17
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

Alive After Five

Jul 16
407 Union Street, Jonesboro
Downtown
5-8 p.m. A downtown street market on third Thursdays featuring an artisan, crafter, and farmers market with kids corner, live bands, and a downtown movie night. Hosted by...

Jul 18

32nd Annual MightyMite Triathlon

Jul 18
769 S. Cooper, Forrest City
Village Creek State Park
MightyMite Triathlon is a sprint triathlon in Forrest City comprised of a 1/3-mile swim, 13-mile bike, and 3-mile run. This fun, beginner friendly race starts at Village ...

Jul 18

Hot Springs Farmers Market

Jul 18
121 Orange Street, Hot Springs
Historic Downtown Hot Springs
The market operates year round with a Summer Market season of May-October on Saturdays from 7 a.m.-noon and Tuesdays 5-8 p.m. or until produce runs out. Winter Market ope...

Jul 19

Sunset Lake Cruise

Jul 19
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Roger's 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 serves as you...

Jul 19

Rhythm Jam

Jul 19
895 DeSoto Blvd., Hot Springs Village
Grove Park
1-4 p.m. Play, sing, or just enjoy the music. These monthly outdoor events are open to musicians of all ages and skill levels playing non-amplified instruments. Don’t for...

Jul 20
- THRU - Jul 23

Discovery Day Camp Session V

Jul 20
- Jul 23
Logoly State Park, McNeil
Visitor Center
This day camp is for kids ages 7-12. Each child will participate in four, fun-filled days designed to introduce them to the wonders of the natural world. Our campers will...

Jul 21

Hot Springs Farmers Market

Jul 21
121 Orange Street, Hot Springs
Historic Downtown Hot Springs
The market operates year round with a Summer Market season of May-October on Saturdays from 7 a.m.-noon and Tuesdays 5-8 p.m. or until produce runs out. Winter Market ope...

Jul 22
- THRU - Jul 24

Youth Day Camp – Ages 13-16

Jul 22
- Jul 24
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
Teenagers, tour Parkin and some of northeast Arkansas’s other unique parks. There will be activities like kayaking, fishing, swimming, hiking, crafts, and even a fe...

Jul 25

29th Annual World Championship Cardboard Races

Jul 25
1001 West Main Street, Heber Springs
Sandy Beach
Races begin at 10 a.m. Boats of all shapes and sizes made of cardboard compete for speed and design. Titanic Award for the most dramatic sinking. Great food vendors, wate...

Jul 25

Hickory Hill Park Gospel Music

Jul 25
216 Bryant Road, Hot Springs
216 Bryant Road - travel 5 miles from downtown Hot Springs on Park Avenue, turn left on Highway 7 North, go about 1 mile, turn right Bryant Road and go 2 blocks.
Concert featuring down-home southern gospel music, bluegrass gospel and plenty of old time country gospel in an outdoor amphitheater nestled in the heart of the Ouachita ...

Jul 25

Hot Springs Farmers Market

Jul 25
121 Orange Street, Hot Springs
Historic Downtown Hot Springs
The market operates year round with a Summer Market season of May-October on Saturdays from 7 a.m.-noon and Tuesdays 5-8 p.m. or until produce runs out. Winter Market ope...

Jul 26

Star-gazing Cruise

Jul 26
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Roger's Marina
View the stars while we cruise aboard our tour boat on Lake Maumelle near Pinnacle Mountain. A park interpreter serves as your pilot and guide to learn about stars, const...

Jul 27
- THRU - Jul 28

Gaston's Fly Fishing School

Jul 27
- Jul 28
1777 River Road, Lakeview
Main office
Frank Saksa is one of the most knowledgeable fly fishing guides on the White River. Frank has fly fished on all the major streams in the western part of the United States...

Jul 27
- THRU - Jul 29

Outdoor Adventure Day Camp

Jul 27
- Jul 29
Village Creek State Park, Wynne
Meeting Room
Sign your child up for an outdoor adventure! This session is for children ages 10-12. This camp includes a variety of educational and recreational programs designed to ge...

Jul 28

Hot Springs Farmers Market

Jul 28
121 Orange Street, Hot Springs
Historic Downtown Hot Springs
The market operates year round with a Summer Market season of May-October on Saturdays from 7 a.m.-noon and Tuesdays 5-8 p.m. or until produce runs out. Winter Market ope...

Jul 30
- THRU - Aug 01

74th Annual Johnson County Peach Festival

Jul 30
- Aug 01
P. O. Box 517, Clarksville
Courthouse
Events include banana split contest, scavenger hunt, Cinema on the Square, Diaper Derby, bicycle obstacle course, helicopter tours, skateboard competition, peach cobbler ...

Aug 01

History Canoe Float

Aug 01
Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
Visitor Center
Join park staff for a celebration of Davidsonville's 200th anniversary with a history themed float on the Black River from Davidsonville to Powhatan. We will stop along t...

Aug 01

Hot Springs Farmers Market

Aug 01
121 Orange Street, Hot Springs
Historic Downtown Hot Springs
The market operates year round with a Summer Market season of May-October on Saturdays from 7 a.m.-noon and Tuesdays 5-8 p.m. or until produce runs out. Winter Market ope...

Aug 01

Rock Porch Session

Aug 01
895 DeSoto Blvd., Hot Springs Village
Grove Park
8-10 p.m. Join us for the free monthly Rock Porch Session featuring music by John Calvin Brewer. Be sure to bring your lawn chair for this casual outdoor concert. ...

Aug 01
- THRU - Aug 02

Hooray for Herps! Weekend

Aug 01
- Aug 02
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Water snakes, and tree frogs, and box turtles, oh my! Discover the world of reptiles and amphibians this weekend at Pinnacle M...

Aug 03
- THRU - Aug 06

Discovery Day Camp Session VI

Aug 03
- Aug 06
Logoly State Park, McNeil
Visitor Center
This day camp is for kids ages 7-12. Each child will participate in four, fun-filled days designed to introduce them to the wonders of the natural world. Our campers will...

Aug 03
- THRU - Aug 08

122nd Old Soldier's Reunion

Aug 03
- Aug 08
Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Ball Field Area
A week of fun starting nightly at 6 p.m. with carnival rides, games, prizes, food, bingo, and more each evening. Free access and parking. Sponsored by VFW Post 7831....

Aug 04

Hot Springs Farmers Market

Aug 04
121 Orange Street, Hot Springs
Historic Downtown Hot Springs
The market operates year round with a Summer Market season of May-October on Saturdays from 7 a.m.-noon and Tuesdays 5-8 p.m. or until produce runs out. Winter Market ope...

Aug 05
- THRU - Aug 07

Wild Adventures Day Camp

Aug 05
- Aug 07
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
This camp is open to kids ages 8-12. Camp registration includes meals and supplies. Campers will explore all that Lake Dardanelle has to offer. Call the park for more det...

Aug 06

Stroll The Square

Aug 06
213 E Broadway ST, Pocahontas
6-8 p.m. Art, food, music, and fun. Free food and drinks while supplies last. Gift prizes given away at 8 p.m. Must be present to win. ...

Aug 06
- THRU - Aug 08

39th Annual Hope Watermelon Festival

Aug 06
- Aug 08
P.O. Box 1543, Hope
Festival celebrating Hope's giant watermelons....

Aug 06
- THRU - Aug 08

36th Annual Cave City Watermelon Festival

Aug 06
- Aug 08
P.O. Box 490, Cave City
City Park
This year's festival features something for everyone: a variety of free music/entertainment featuring Grammy Award winning Shenandoah, David Lynn Jones, and Country Fare...

Aug 07
- THRU - Aug 08

Summertime Yards and Yards of Yard Sales

Aug 07
- Aug 08
516 Village Circle, Eureka Springs
Citywide
Twice yearly citywide yard sale event sponsored by the Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce....

Aug 08

Hot Springs Farmers Market

Aug 08
121 Orange Street, Hot Springs
Historic Downtown Hot Springs
The market operates year round with a Summer Market season of May-October on Saturdays from 7 a.m.-noon and Tuesdays 5-8 p.m. or until produce runs out. Winter Market ope...

Aug 08

Watersheds of War: Life As An Arkansas Confederate Soldier on the Line

Aug 08
Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Ball Field Area
Meet some Arkansas Confederate Soldiers and learn what daily life was like during the Civil War. Listen to the stories and see what personal items they found most importa...

Aug 10
- THRU - Aug 11

Gaston's Fly Fishing School

Aug 10
- Aug 11
1777 River Road, Lakeview
Main office
Frank Saksa is one of the most knowledgeable fly fishing guides on the White River. Frank has fly fished on all the major streams in the western part of the United States...

Aug 11

Meteor Shower Mania! Lake Cruise

Aug 11
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Roger's Marina
View shooting stars from the middle of Lake Maumelle! Join a park interpreter on this guided boat cruise to learn about stars and constella...

Aug 11

Hot Springs Farmers Market

Aug 11
121 Orange Street, Hot Springs
Historic Downtown Hot Springs
The market operates year round with a Summer Market season of May-October on Saturdays from 7 a.m.-noon and Tuesdays 5-8 p.m. or until produce runs out. Winter Market ope...

Aug 12

Meteor Shower Mania! Lake Cruise

Aug 12
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Roger's Marina
View shooting stars from the middle of Lake Maumelle! Join a park interpreter on this guided boat cruise to learn about stars and constella...

Aug 13

Meteor Shower Mania! Lake Cruise

Aug 13
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Roger's Marina
View shooting stars from the middle of Lake Maumelle! Join a park interpreter on this guided boat cruise to learn about stars and constella...

Aug 14
- THRU - Aug 16

Mountains, Music & Motorcycles

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

Aug 15

Evening Canoe Float

Aug 15
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Big Maumelle Boat Launch
Explore the Big Maumelle River with a park interpreter on this guided canoe float. Meet at the Big Maumelle Pavilion to experience the serenity of twilight as it slowly c...

Aug 15

Hot Springs Farmers Market

Aug 15
121 Orange Street, Hot Springs
Historic Downtown Hot Springs
The market operates year round with a Summer Market season of May-October on Saturdays from 7 a.m.-noon and Tuesdays 5-8 p.m. or until produce runs out. Winter Market ope...

Aug 15

30th Annual Wild Duck Golf Tournament

Aug 15
PO Box 215, Trumann
Trumann Country Club
8:30 a.m. start time. A one-day, 27-hole, 3-person scramble. Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. Entry fee includes mulligans, Texas tee & lunch. Prizes for clos...

Aug 16

Rhythm Jam

Aug 16
895 DeSoto Blvd., Hot Springs Village
Grove Park
1-4 p.m. Play, sing, or just enjoy the music. These monthly outdoor events are open to musicians of all ages and skill levels playing non-amplified instruments. Don’t for...

Aug 17
- THRU - Aug 22

116th Annual Johnson County Fair

Aug 17
- Aug 22
1586 W Oakland, Clarksville
Fairgrounds
At the Johnson County Fair you can enjoy live entertainment, carnival, pageants, Johnson County Idol contest, livestock, contests, exhibits, pet show, parade and more! ...

Aug 18

Hot Springs Farmers Market

Aug 18
121 Orange Street, Hot Springs
Historic Downtown Hot Springs
The market operates year round with a Summer Market season of May-October on Saturdays from 7 a.m.-noon and Tuesdays 5-8 p.m. or until produce runs out. Winter Market ope...

Aug 20

Alive After Five

Aug 20
407 Union Street, Jonesboro
Downtown
5-8 p.m. A downtown street market on third Thursdays featuring an artisan, crafter, and farmers market with kids corner, live bands, and a downtown movie night. Hosted by...

Aug 20
- THRU - Aug 23

2015 Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Ouachita

Aug 20
- Aug 23
30 Gamble Lane, Hot Springs
Summitt Arena & Hot Springs Convention Center
The biggest payday in bass fishing features 45 pros and 45 co-anglers competing. Daily takeoff and morning shows begin Thursday at 6:30 a.m. at Brady Mtn. Resort & Marina...

Aug 20
- THRU - Aug 23

Forrest Wood Cup

Aug 20
- Aug 23
30 Gamble Lane, Hot Springs
Hot Springs Convention Center & Bank of the Ozarks Arean
Experience the excitement of World Championship Bass Fishing with free outdoor expo and live weigh-ins. The event includes a free Justin Moore concert, Bass and BBQ Fest...

Aug 21
- THRU - Aug 22

Frisco Festival

Aug 21
- Aug 22
317 W Walnut, Rogers
Downtown Rogers
A community event and fundraiser featuring live music, great food, fun activities and vendors in downtown....

Aug 22

Dutch Oven Outdoor Cooking Workshop

Aug 22
Cane Creek State Park, Star City
Visitor Center
The coals are hot and the cast iron Dutch ovens are oiled. Join this workshop and learn the techniques of cooking outside with cast iron cookware, a longtime state park t...

Aug 22

Hot Springs Farmers Market

Aug 22
121 Orange Street, Hot Springs
Historic Downtown Hot Springs
The market operates year round with a Summer Market season of May-October on Saturdays from 7 a.m.-noon and Tuesdays 5-8 p.m. or until produce runs out. Winter Market ope...

Aug 22

Kayaking 101

Aug 22
Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Pedal Boat Rental Area
Spend some time on the lake learning the basic paddling and kayaking maneuvers and then move to the Spring River after lunch. Space is limited and reservations are requir...

Aug 22

Hickory Hill Park Gospel Music

Aug 22
216 Bryant Road, Hot Springs
216 Bryant Road - travel 5 miles from downtown Hot Springs on Park Avenue, turn left on Highway 7 North, go about 1 mile, turn right Bryant Road and go 2 blocks.
Concert featuring down-home southern gospel music, bluegrass gospel and plenty of old time country gospel in an outdoor amphitheater nestled in the heart of the Ouachita ...

Aug 22
- THRU - Aug 23

Geocaching Weekend

Aug 22
- Aug 23
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Join Pinnacle Mountain State Park interpreters all weekend to immerse you and your family into the world of geocaching! Learn about Arkansas State Parks' geocache tour an...

Aug 25

Hot Springs Farmers Market

Aug 25
121 Orange Street, Hot Springs
Historic Downtown Hot Springs
The market operates year round with a Summer Market season of May-October on Saturdays from 7 a.m.-noon and Tuesdays 5-8 p.m. or until produce runs out. Winter Market ope...

Aug 25
- THRU - Aug 29

Sebastion County Fair

Aug 25
- Aug 29
530 East Knoxville, Greenwood
Fairgrounds
Sponsored for the purpose of exhibiting creative arts and agriculture, the fair also features a carnival and bull fighting. The pageant starts on the 22nd, call for more...

Aug 25
- THRU - Aug 31

Arkansas State Parks Legacy Week

Aug 25
- Aug 31
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Join Cossatot River and other Arkansas state organizations as we explore our local heritage, participate in interactive programs and games, discover why Cossatot River is...

Aug 28
- THRU - Aug 30

Daisy State Park 60th Anniversary Celebration

Aug 28
- Aug 30
Daisy State Park, Kirby
Daisy State Park
Since 1955 Daisy State Park has been home to many memories throughout the years. Come help us celebrate our 60th year anniversary with a weekend full of programs and acti...

Aug 29

Hot Springs Farmers Market

Aug 29
121 Orange Street, Hot Springs
Historic Downtown Hot Springs
The market operates year round with a Summer Market season of May-October on Saturdays from 7 a.m.-noon and Tuesdays 5-8 p.m. or until produce runs out. Winter Market ope...

Aug 29
- THRU - Aug 30

39th Annual Rod Run

Aug 29
- Aug 30
Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Mena
This annual event, sponsored by local business Street & Performance, brings hot rodders and classic car owners from across the nation to our park. ...

Aug 29
- THRU - Sep 06

30th Annual National Championship Chuckwagon Races

Aug 29
- Sep 06
2848 Shake Rag Rd., Clinton
Bar of Ranch
Chuckwagon races, snowy river race, bronc fanning, camping trail rides, concerts, equine clinics, ranch rodeo, bull riding, camp cook-off, non-denominational church servi...

Aug 30
- THRU - Sep 07

Legacy Week

Aug 30
- Sep 07
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
Join park staff as we share the history of Lake Dardanelle to preserve our past while strengthening our appreciation of the park for future generations. There will be pro...

Sep 01
- THRU - Sep 05

Polk County Fair & Livestock Show

Sep 01
- Sep 05
507 Church Avenue, Mena
Polk County Fairgrounds
Agricultural and home economics exhibits, canning, photography, gardening, homemade quilts, baked items, pigs, chickens, rabbits, cows, commercial exhibits, and more....

Sep 02

Hot Springs Farmers Market

Sep 02
121 Orange Street, Hot Springs
Historic Downtown Hot Springs
The market operates year round with a Summer Market season of May-October on Saturdays from 7 a.m.-noon and Tuesdays 5-8 p.m. or until produce runs out. Winter Market ope...

Sep 02
- THRU - Sep 07

Arkansas State Parks Legacy Week

Sep 02
- Sep 07
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Petit Jean State Park
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 ...

Sep 02
- THRU - Sep 07

Arkansas State Parks Legacy Week

Sep 02
- Sep 07
Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, Scott
Visitor Center
Join Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park in celebrating this unique mound complex that was the cultural center of the Plum Bayou people, who interacted with their envi...

Sep 02
- THRU - Sep 07

58 Years of Service: Davidsonville Legacy Week

Sep 02
- Sep 07
Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
The town site of Davidsonville has been preserved as a state park since 1957 when land was donated to the state by the Davis family. As part of the Arkansas State Parks s...

Sep 02
- THRU - Sep 07

Village Creek State Park Legacy Week

Sep 02
- Sep 07
Village Creek State Park, Wynne
Visitor Center
Village Creek State Park is a special place for many reasons. Discover the hidden stories of the park, find out why we have a park here, and get the chance to conserve th...

Sep 03

Stroll The Square

Sep 03
213 E Broadway ST, Pocahontas
6-8 p.m. Art, food, music, and fun. Free food and drinks while supplies last. Gift prizes given away at 8 p.m. Must be present to win. ...

Sep 04

As The Waters Flow

Sep 04
Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Welcome Center
Almost 10 million gallons of water flow from Arkansas's largest spring. Why and from where? Would Mammoth Spring State Park exist without this natural wonder? Meet at the...

Sep 04
- THRU - Sep 07

Labor Day Weekend

Sep 04
- Sep 07
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 fam...


Sep 05

Rector Labor Day 5K Run/Walk

Sep 05
121 N Ballard, Rector
Rector High School Gym
This race benefits the Rector Helping Hand Foundations which helps disadvantaged children who attend the Rector School District with basic needs and also scholarships to ...

Sep 05

4th Annual Legendary Blues Festival

Sep 05
700 MLK Jr. Drive, Helena-West Helena
On the banks of the Mighty Mississippi
People from all walks of life come to enjoy the history and the soul stirring legendary blues that were formed and are rooted right here on the Mississippi River. We have...

Sep 05

Crystal Digging Lecture Tour

Sep 05
211 Crystal Ridge Lane, Jessieville
Ron Coleman Mining Gift Shop
11 a.m. - noon. Learn how to dig for crystals, what to look for and how to clean crystals that you find....

Sep 05

Hot Springs Farmers Market

Sep 05
121 Orange Street, Hot Springs
Historic Downtown Hot Springs
The market operates year round with a Summer Market season of May-October on Saturdays from 7 a.m.-noon and Tuesdays 5-8 p.m. or until produce runs out. Winter Market ope...

Sep 05

Rock Porch Session featuring Rupert Wates

Sep 05
895 DeSoto Blvd., Hot Springs Village
Grove Park
Time: 7 to 9 p.m. Monthly outdoor Rock Porch Session features music by Rupert Wates, a singer-songwriter born in London. Rupert has won more than 30 songwriting awards an...

Sep 05

32nd Annual Antique & Classic Car Show

Sep 05
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 05

Big Maumelle Canoe Float

Sep 05
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Big Maumelle Boat Launch
Paddle your way through Pinnacle's majestic lowland river while viewing cypress trees and a variety of wildlife. Prior paddling experience ...

Sep 06

14th Annual Midsouth Econoline Meet

Sep 06
8 Jones Lane, Morrilton
Museum of Automobiles
Ford Econoline vans and trucks displayed on the parking lot of the Museum of Automobiles....

Sep 07

Labor Day Kayak Float

Sep 07
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Big Maumelle Boat Launch
Spend your Labor Day paddling your way through Pinnacle's majestic lowland river while viewing cypress trees and a variety of wildlife. A park interpreter will be your gu...

Sep 11

Withrow Springs Star Party

Sep 11
Withrow Springs State Park, Huntsville
Keith Ham Pavilion
Join the Astronomical Society of Northwest Arkansas as they explore the sky with the help of high powered telescopes. The fun starts at dusk! Bring your binoculars, teles...

Sep 11

Fall Golf Tournament

Sep 11
317 W Walnut, Rogers
Lost Springs Golf Course
Golfers have an opportunity to build business relationships on the golf course. Treat clients to a round of golf to seal the deal, to say thank you for your business or s...

Sep 11
- THRU - Sep 12

45th Annual Antique Automobile Festival

Sep 11
- Sep 12
516 Village Circle, Eureka Springs
Pine Mountain Village
Hundreds of vintage classics compete for prizes and trophies. Includes show with parade. ...

Sep 11
- THRU - Sep 13

School of the Soldier: Artillery

Sep 11
- Sep 13
Powhatan Historic State Park, Powhatan
Courthouse
This two-day school focuses on artillery in mid-19th century America. Participants can immerse themselves in the Victorian era and learn the skills needed for ...

Sep 12

16th Annual Great Arkansas Cleanup

Sep 12
Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Welcome Center
Summer's almost over and we need to do a little fun cleaning - on the Spring River! Join park staff and volunteers for this annual cleanup. Not for beginners! Canoes prov...

Sep 12

Fall Citywide Yard Sale

Sep 12
1311 Strawberry Dr, Horseshoe Bend
Chamber Office
Lots of yard sale action going on citywide. Pick up your listing at the Chamber of Commerce at 8 a.m. ...

Sep 12

Fall Fishing Derby

Sep 12
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, brin...


Sep 12

Annual Lee Creek Clean Up

Sep 12
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork
Horse Camp Day Use area on Hwy 220
Join area groups and individuals as we clean up Lee Creek, the creek that runs through the park. Cleaner water means a cleaner park for everyone. You are invited to help....

Sep 12

Fall Great Arkansas Clean-up

Sep 12
Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, Scott
Visitor Center
Let’s take action against littering by cleaning one of your Arkansas State Parks. Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park has been used by mankind for over 1,300 yea...

Sep 12

46th Annual Greers Ferry Lake & Little Red River Cleanup

Sep 12
PO Box 1170, Greers Ferry
Lacey's Narrows Marina
Join us for the 46th Annual GFL & LRRA Cleanup the Saturday after Labor Day. Join us in keeping the lake and rivers clean, celebratory lunch, & honoring Carl Garner, the ...

Sep 12

17th Annual SouthArk Outdoor Expo

Sep 12
PO Box 7010, El Dorado
El Dorado Conference and Student Center
Hosted by the South Arkansas Community College Foundation come enjoy a full day of hands-on activities, live entertainment, contests, activities and exhibits for outdoor ...

Sep 12

The Great Bull Shoals-White River State Park Cleanup

Sep 12
Bull Shoals-White River State Park, Bull Shoals
Visitor Center
Help beautify Bull Shoals Lake and the area trails, in conjunction with National Public Lands Day and the Great Arkansas Cleanup. Hikers, kayakers, canoeists, boat owners...

Sep 12

Great Arkansas Cleanup

Sep 12
Village Creek State Park, Wynne
Visitor Center
Help protect our valuable resources with a morning of park beautification and litter removal. Check in at the visitor center to get supplies, an area to work, and a free ...

Sep 12

Skillets, Griddles and Fireside Cooking Series

Sep 12
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 12
- THRU - Sep 13

Cossatot River Weekend Adventure

Sep 12
- Sep 13
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Join park interpreters for a weekend overnight adventure on the pristine Cossatot River. These adventures can include kayaking, backpacking, fishing, hiking, camping, Dut...

Sep 14
- THRU - Sep 15

Gaston's Fly Fishing School

Sep 14
- Sep 15
1777 River Road, Lakeview
Main office
Frank Saksa is one of the most knowledgeable fly fishing guides on the White River. Frank has fly fished on all the major streams in the western part of the United States...

Sep 17

Alive After Five

Sep 17
407 Union Street, Jonesboro
Downtown
5-8 p.m. A downtown street market on third Thursdays featuring an artisan, crafter, and farmers market with kids corner, live bands, and a downtown movie night. Hosted by...

Sep 18
- THRU - Sep 19

26th Annual Devil's Den Mountain Bike Race

Sep 18
- Sep 19
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork
Devil's Den State Park
Ride and compete in one of the best Ozark Mountain races around. If you prefer, just sit back and enjoy watching the riders compete. There will be something for the whole...

Sep 19

Basic Fishing Workshop

Sep 19
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center Lakeview Room
Fishing is a great way to spend time with family and friends while enjoying the success of the catch. This one day beginner’s workshop will cover basic equipment, r...

Sep 19

Dutch Oven Outdoor Cooking Workshop

Sep 19
Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
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...

Sep 19

Migration Celebration

Sep 19
Mount Magazine State Park, Paris
Cameron Bluff Overlook Drive, 3rd parking area
Valleys around Mount Magazine are natural corridors used for millennia by transient wildlife. Southward migration peaks in September. Birds, butterflies, even spiders hav...

Sep 19

Davidsonville 200 Geocaching Scavenger Hunt

Sep 19
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 19

Kayak and Dinner Cruise

Sep 19
Village Creek State Park, Wynne
Lake Dunn Marina
Enjoy a relaxing kayak tour of Lake Dunn. We will have dinner on the shore of the lake and finish the night with star gazing. Space is limited, so make your reservation e...

Sep 19

Great Arkansas Cleanup

Sep 19
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Celebrate the beautry of the Natural State by joining vounteers all over Arkansas in cleaning up our green spaces. Place your mark at Pinnacle Mountain State Park by help...

Sep 19

Kayak Tour of Storm Creek Lake

Sep 19
Mississippi River State Park, Marianna
Storm Creek Lake Swim Beach
Kayaking is a great way to experience Storm Creek Lake. You can check out little coves for wildlife or just enjoy the beauty and peacefulness of Crowley’s Ridge. Al...

Sep 19

Edible and Medicinal Plants Workshop

Sep 19
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. Advanced registration and payment requir...

Sep 20

Rhythm Jam

Sep 20
895 DeSoto Blvd., Hot Springs Village
Grove Park
1-4 p.m. Play, sing, or just enjoy the music. These monthly outdoor events are open to musicians of all ages and skill levels playing non-amplified instruments. Don’t for...

Sep 23
- THRU - Sep 26

Petit Jean 18th Annual Fall Swap Meet & Open Car Show

Sep 23
- Sep 26
8 Jones Lane, Morrilton
Museum of Automobiles
Over 600 spaces available filled with cars, parts, antiques, arts & crafts, a little something for everyone. Open Car Show held next to the Museum building on Saturday 9...

Sep 24
- THRU - Sep 27

Battle of Pea Ridge Civil War Reenactment

Sep 24
- Sep 27
12674 Gooseberry Spur, Pea Ridge
Webb Family Farm
A Civil War reenactment of the most significant battle west of the Mississippi River. The four day event features battle recreations, 19th century vendors, a civilian tow...

Sep 25
- THRU - Oct 31

1st Annual Zombie Paintball Patrol at Pumpkin Hollow

Sep 25
- Oct 31
610 CR 336, Piggott
Zombie Paintball Patrol is Pumpkin Hollow’s all new adventure on Friday and Saturday nights this fall. Expect a major adrenalin rush when you board a patrol vehicle and m...

Sep 26

13th Annual Alzheimer's Arkansas Walk in Hot Springs

Sep 26
201 Markham Center Drive, Hot Springs
Exchange Street Parking Plaza
We walk to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease along with raising funds to help caregivers take care of their loved ones who have the disease. All of our funds rema...

Sep 26

Great Arkansas Cleanup

Sep 26
Crowley's Ridge State Park, Paragould
Pavilion 3
Help keep The Natural State litter free. Volunteers assist park staff in cleaning up the park and Crowley’s Ridge National Scenic Byway. Lunch will be provided, and...

Sep 26

Let's Ride For Le Bonheur

Sep 26
Village Creek State Park, Wynne
Show your support for the children at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital during this event. We will have trail rides, a golf tournament, music, children’s wagon r...

Sep 26

2nd Annual Villagestock

Sep 26
895 DeSoto Blvd., Hot Springs Village
Grove Park
Enjoy music from a variety of local bands at our 2nd Annual Villagestock, sponsored by Hot Springs Village in partnership with Boomers Rock. Food trucks, local artisans a...

Sep 26

Great Arkansas Cleanup and National Public Lands Day

Sep 26
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Petit Jean State Park
Help keep Petit Jean State Park clean and litter free! Join us for a few hours of litter pickup and be rewarded with a free cookout lunch. Following lunch there will be a...

Sep 26

Full Moon Kayak Tour of Bear Creek Lake

Sep 26
Mississippi River State Park, Marianna
Bear Creek Lake Swim Beach
Kayaking is a great way to experience Bear Creek Lake. The almost full moon will rise before the sun sets, giving us the perfect setting to view wildlife along the water&...

Oct 01

First Thursday Fayetteville

Oct 01
21 South Block Avenue, Fayetteville
Downtown Square
5:30-9 p.m. First Thursday Fayetteville transforms the city’s historic Downtown Square into a vibrant arts district, featuring the work of more than 40 visual artists, li...

Oct 01

Stroll The Square

Oct 01
213 E Broadway ST, Pocahontas
6-8 p.m. Art, food, music, and fun. Free food and drinks while supplies last. Gift prizes given away at 8 p.m. Must be present to win. ...

Oct 03

9th Annual Komen Ozark Paint the Park Pink

Oct 03
PO Box 11212, Fort Smith
University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Bell Tower
The day’s events begin with the traditional Survivor Breakfast at 8 a.m. in the Reynolds Room in the Smith Pendergrass Building followed by Survivor Parade to the Bell To...

Oct 03

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day

Oct 03
Lake Fort Smith State Park, Mountainburg
Visitor Center
Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day is an annual celebration which encourages communities around the world to join together and ride mountain bikes with youth. Thousands of ki...

Oct 03

Harvest Fest

Oct 03
895 DeSoto Blvd., Hot Springs Village
Grove Park
Harvest Fest, sponsored by Arvest Bank, takes place at Grove Park, Hot Springs Village’s outdoor venue. Join us for this farm-to-table event and share good food and compa...

Oct 03

Dutch Oven Workshop

Oct 03
White Oak Lake State Park, Bluff City
Join a park interpreter and learn the techniques of cooking outside with iron cookware, a longtime state park tradition. Learn cooking basics, recipes, and then cook up a...

Oct 03

Now We're Cookin'

Oct 03
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 is requ...

Oct 03

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day

Oct 03
Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, Rogers
Hobbs State Park Conservation Area
Ready to take on the trails on your mountain bike? Mountain biking is a wonderful freedom and excellent way to get out and explore. Bring your bike, helmet, and kids as w...

Oct 03

Crystal Digging Lecture Tour

Oct 03
211 Crystal Ridge Lane, Jessieville
Ron Coleman Mining Gift Shop
11 a.m. - noon. Learn how to dig for crystals, what to look for and how to clean crystals that you find....

Oct 03

Dutch Oven Outdoor Cooking Workshop

Oct 03
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 03
- THRU - Oct 04

Cossatot River Weekend Adventure

Oct 03
- Oct 04
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Join park interpreters for a weekend overnight adventure on the pristine Cossatot River. These adventures can include kayaking, backpacking, fishing, hiking, camping, Dut...

Oct 03
- THRU - Nov 01

Motley's Farm Pumpkin Festival

Oct 03
- Nov 01
13724 Sandy Ann Drive, Little Rock
Motley's Tree Farm
Motley's Farm is a family farm open to the public. Lots of kids' activities and good stuff to eat. Pumpkin patch, farm zoo, hayride, pig races, cow train and play areas. ...

Oct 04

Fall Festival

Oct 04
Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, Rogers
Historic Van Winkle Trail and Visitor Center
Step back in time during this family-friendly celebration of the Ozark way of life. Meet a blacksmith, a flint knapper, and Civil War Soldiers as you meander the half-mil...

Oct 10

2nd Annual Family Fun Day at Ron Coleman Mining

Oct 10
211 Crystal Ridge Lane, Jessieville
Ron Coleman Mine Gift Shop
Celebrate the Fall season with your family. Free hot dogs from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Special giveaways and discounts on crystal digging, zip line and tour from 9 a.m. unt...

Oct 10

Doggie Daze

Oct 10
Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Near Ballfield
Come to the park for the eighth annual Doggie Daze and show off your furry friend! Dogs can enter the best trick competition, largest or smallest breed, or best costume. ...

Oct 10

Star Party/Astronomy Day

Oct 10
Lake Fort Smith State Park, Mountainburg
Boat launch parking lot

Explore the night sky and learn more about what you're seeing ...


Oct 10

Ghosts of Davidsonville Fall Festival

Oct 10
Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
It's that time again. There's a chill in the air, color in the trees, and pumpkins decorating our doorsteps. And do you hear the whispering of ghosts down at Davidso...

Oct 10

Skillets, Griddles and Fireside Cooking Series

Oct 10
Historic Washington State Park, Washington
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...

Oct 11

44th Annual Joe Weber Arky 100 Bicycle Tour

Oct 11
14015 Windsor Road, Sheridan
Sheridan Community Center Pavilion
Annual ride from Sheridan Community Center in rural ranching and timber country. Supported rides of 25, 50, 63, and 100 miles. Burgers, hot dogs, and hot showers availabl...

Oct 15

Alive After Five

Oct 15
407 Union Street, Jonesboro
Downtown
5-8 p.m. A downtown street market on third Thursdays featuring an artisan, crafter, and farmers market with kids corner, live bands, and a downtown movie night. Hosted by...

Oct 16
- THRU - Oct 18

2nd Annual Arkansas Delta Flatlander

Oct 16
- Oct 18
P.O. Box 1728, West Memphis
Harahan Bridge, St Francis Levee, Mississippi River
The Levee Gravel Grinder, the Arkansas Delta Flatlander, a metric century ride, and a beginners criterium. Three days on two wheels in West Memphis. Food. Music. Fun....

Oct 16
- THRU - Oct 18

Women Outdoors Weekend

Oct 16
- Oct 18
Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Yurt
Ladies, open the door to all your senses by getting away and reconnecting with nature. During this 3-day, 2-night adventure, we will offer sessions on basic camping, natu...

Oct 17

Survivors' Challenge 2015

Oct 17
3324 So M Street, Fort Smith
Donald W Reynolds Cancer Support House, behind Creekmore park
For 22 years, the Survivors' Challenge event has been a major fundraiser for the Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House, to provide cost-free support systems and program...

Oct 17

Tour da Delta

Oct 17
125 Stonebrook Road , Helena-West Helena
The Manchester on Biscuit Row
A fun cycling event that has you pedaling either 14, 30, 62 or 100 miles throughout the historical, musical and agricultural parts of the delta. After your wonderful ride...

Oct 17

9th Annual Tour Da Delta

Oct 17
Helena AR, Helena-West Helena
Downtown
Going into its ninth year, this annual autumn bike race allows participants to cycle through beautiful Delta scenery on their choice of 14, 30, 62, and 100 mile routes. C...

Oct 17

5th Annual Trail Run

Oct 17
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Come join us for the 5th annual half-marathon along the banks of the beautiful and pristine Cossatot River. Challenge your abilities in the mountainous terrain...

Oct 17

Arkansas Championship Hillbilly Chili Cook-Off

Oct 17
Bull Shoals-White River State Park, Bull Shoals
Cooks from all over Arkansas and surrounding states compete for the title of "Arkansas's Best Chili." Taste the chili and visit vendors as the cooks turn up the heat. C...

Oct 17

Saddle Up For St. Jude

Oct 17
Village Creek State Park, Wynne
Equestrian Camp
Join us in our effort to help St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. We will have children's horse and wagon rides, an auction, lunch, a barbeque dinner, music, and other...

Oct 17

Autumn in Arkansas

Oct 17
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
Celebrate the changing seasons as we explore what makes this time of year special. There will be programs and activities throughout the day. Contact the park for a detail...

Oct 17

Razorback Run

Oct 17
Hogeye Events, Fayetteville
Northwest Arkansas Mall/Academy Sports + Outdoors
15K & 5K runs in Fayetteville, home of the University of Arkansas. Proceeds benefit the Full Circle Campus Food Pantry and other charitable causes. Second year after many...

Oct 19
- THRU - Oct 20

Gaston's Fly Fishing School

Oct 19
- Oct 20
1777 River Road, Lakeview
Main office
Frank Saksa is one of the most knowledgeable fly fishing guides on the White River. Frank has fly fished on all the major streams in the western part of the United States...

Oct 24

Haunted Night on the Battlefield

Oct 24
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Prairie Grove
Amphitheater
The year’s event will include a self-guided tour of information booths and a historical scene around the Borden House area. You will find stations that focus on dif...

Oct 24

Woolly Holloween

Oct 24
Woolly Hollow State Park, Greenbrier
Swim Beach
It is time for the 2nd Annual Woolly Holloween! The park will be offering games, free hot chocolate, storytelling, and a bonfire on the beach. Please wear your Hallo...

Oct 24

National Food Day

Oct 24
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area is celebrating National Food Day by making a dish from sustainable products that co...

Oct 24

Lewis & Clark Ozark Adventure Dash

Oct 24
1629 S. River Meadows Dr., Springdale
Lewis & Clark Outfitters
A multi-surface trail run around Lake Fayetteville with a twist. There will be gift coupons and prizes hidden in and around the Lake Fayetteville trail and park system. Y...

Oct 24

Outdoor Dutch Oven Chili Dinner

Oct 24
Plantation Agriculture Museum, Scott
Museum
Cast-iron Dutch ovens bring in the fall season with their delicious smells and flavors that anyone can cook in their own backyard. Join us at the Plantation Agriculture ...

Oct 24

21st Annual Howl-O-Ween Spooktacular

Oct 24
239 Turpentine Creek Lane, Eureka Springs
7-9 p.m. Halloween can be a hair raising experience, especially when you throw 100 big cats into the mix. TCWR's annual Halloween party is the only time of the year you c...

Oct 30

Ghosts, Legends, and the Unexplained

Oct 30
Crowley's Ridge State Park, Paragould
CCC Pavilion
What’s lurking in the woods at Crowley’s Ridge State Park? Come find out while you listen to ghost stories at the bonfire, ride the haunted hayride, make Hall...

Oct 30
- THRU - Oct 31

Mountain View Beanfest

Oct 30
- Oct 31
Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Court Square in downtown Mountain View
Sponsored and promoted by the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce, this unique Arkansas festival has the famous bean cook-off.  You can also enjoy arts, crafts, and&nb...

Oct 30
- THRU - Nov 01

The Park After Dark

Oct 30
- Nov 01
Mount Magazine State Park, Paris
Mount Magazine State Park
Spend your Halloween away from the ghost impersonators and the faux goblins. Mount Magazine State Park seems like a different place once the sun sets. Get to know the lat...

Oct 31

Coyote Challenge Trail Run

Oct 31
Lake Fort Smith State Park, Mountainburg
Visitor Center
Channel your inner coyote as you choose a distance, 5K, 10K, or 16K and run through the Boston Mountains, the most challenging and rugged terrain in all of the Ozarks. Re...

Oct 31

Halloween Fun at Petit Jean

Oct 31
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Petit Jean State Park
Celebrate the “spooky season” on Petit Jean Mountain! Family-friendly activities will be provided, and costumes are welcome. Contact the park for a schedule....

Oct 31

Ghost Roast

Oct 31
Cane Creek State Park, Star City
Campground
Family memories will be made at Cane Creek State Park this night. We will have trick or treating, games, costume contests, and food from vendors. Stroll through the campg...

Nov 01

Eagle Tour

Nov 01
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Weigh-in Pavilion
Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer free winter lake cruises for the best chance of seeing our national symbol, the Bald Eagle. Many other spectacular birds will...

Nov 02
- THRU - Nov 03

Gaston's Fly Fishing School

Nov 02
- Nov 03
1777 River Road, Lakeview
Main office
Frank Saksa is one of the most knowledgeable fly fishing guides on the White River. Frank has fly fished on all the major streams in the western part of the United States...

Nov 05

Stroll The Square

Nov 05
213 E Broadway ST, Pocahontas
Historic Downtown
6-8 p.m. Art, food, music, and fun. Free food and drinks while supplies last. Gift prizes given away at 8 p.m. Must be present to win. ...

Nov 05

Eagle Tour

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

Nov 06

O.A.K. Camp

Nov 06
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
Oak Camp is Lake Dardanelle State Park’s newest program for youth ages 8-12. Our focus this year gives campers the chance to discover the amazing adaptations of the...

Nov 06
- THRU - Nov 08

National Native American Heritage Month

Nov 06
- Nov 08
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Why do we celebrate National Native American Heritage Month? On August 3, 1990 President of the United States George H. W. Bush declared the month of November National Am...

Nov 07

Fall Star Party

Nov 07
Woolly Hollow State Park, Greenbrier
State parks can be a great place to stargaze because they are often far from urban light pollution. Volunteers from the Central Arkansas Astronomical Society have telesco...

Nov 07

Mushroom Mania

Nov 07
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 07

Dutch Oven Workshop: Thanksgiving Feast

Nov 07
Powhatan Historic State Park, Powhatan
Courthouse
Celebrate Thanksgiving with us by learning to cook many of your favorite holiday recipes in a Dutch oven. Participants will leave with a full stomach, recipe booklet, and...

Nov 07

Chili and Cornbread Dutch Oven Workshop

Nov 07
Lake Charles State Park, Powhatan
Nature Center

Baby it is COLD outside! Chili and cornbread are a great way to warm up on a cold day. Join park staff as we experiment with different recipes and various ingredients ...


Nov 07

Dutch Oven Outdoor Cooking Workshop

Nov 07
Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Pavilion
Cooking outdoors with a cast-iron Dutch oven is a time honored state park tradition. Join us for this hands-on demonstration. Registration is required by November 5....

Nov 07

Crystal Digging Lecture Tour

Nov 07
211 Crystal Ridge Lane, Jessieville
Ron Coleman Mining Gift Shop
11 a.m. - noon. Learn how to dig for crystals, what to look for and how to clean crystals that you find....

Nov 07

Overnight Kayak and Backpacking Trip

Nov 07
Cane Creek State Park, Star City
Visitor Center
Did you know that there are two overnight shelters at Cane Creek State Park? Spend the night at one of these shelters on our overnight kayak and backpacking trip. We will...

Nov 08

Fayetteville Half Marathon

Nov 08
1629 S. River Meadows Dr., Fayetteville
Lake Fayetteville
The half marathon features two loops on the trail and the Companion Races, 5K and fun run/walk include an out-and-back course on the trail. The Lake Fayetteville Trail of...

Nov 10

Eagle Tour

Nov 10
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Weigh-In Pavilion
Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer free winter lake cruises for the best chance of seeing our national symbol, the Bald Eagle. Many other spectacular birds will...

Nov 11

Withrow Springs Star Party

Nov 11
Withrow Springs State Park, Huntsville
Keith Ham Pavilion
Join the Astronomical Society of Northwest Arkansas as they explore the sky with the help of high powered telescopes. The fun starts at dusk! Bring your binoculars, teles...

Nov 14

Shelter and Fire Building Workshop

Nov 14
Lake Charles State Park, Powhatan
Nature Center
Join Lake Charles park staff as we use hands-on activities to learn how to build a variety of shelters and practice various fire starting techniques. Please dress for the...

Nov 19

Alive After Five

Nov 19
407 Union Street, Jonesboro
Downtown
5-8 p.m. A downtown street market on third Thursdays featuring an artisan, crafter, and farmers market with kids corner, live bands, and a downtown movie night. Hosted by...

Nov 20

Eagle Tour

Nov 20
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Weigh-In Pavilion
Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer free winter lake cruises for the best chance of seeing our national symbol, the Bald Eagle. Many other spectacular birds will...

Nov 20
- THRU - Nov 21

Purple Friday

Nov 20
- Nov 21
300 West Commercial, Ozark
Downtown Courthouse Square
Local participating businesses are open with special deals for holiday shopping. Ice skating rink, giant slide, horse and buggy rides and more. Fun for all ages....

Nov 20
- THRU - Nov 22

Annual Spa Run Bicycle Overnight Ride

Nov 20
- Nov 22
14015 Windsor Road, Little Rock
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church
Riders leave from Ferndale for a 50-mile ride to Hot Springs for the Spa Run the next day. We stay two nights and return on Sunday. Sag vehicle takes our baggage to the A...

Nov 20
- THRU - Nov 22

Green Friday Weekend

Nov 20
- Nov 22
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Go green before Black Friday by participating in our daily programming at Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area and take a look through our gift shop to find some awesom...

Nov 23

Eagle Tour

Nov 23
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Weigh-In Pavilion
Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer free winter lake cruises for the best chance of seeing our national symbol, the Bald Eagle. Many other spectacular birds will...

Nov 25
- THRU - Nov 29

Thanksgiving Getaway

Nov 25
- Nov 29
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 26
- THRU - Feb 01

Viewing of the Trumpeter Swans

Nov 26
- Feb 01
1001 West Main Street, Heber Springs
Magness Lake
A wintering population of trumpeter swans descends on Magness Lake, located east of Heber Springs, each year. It's a scientific mystery why more than 100 of these birds ...

Nov 27

Green Friday

Nov 27
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
Avoid the hustle of the stores on Black Friday, go GREEN at Lake Dardanelle State Park. Join park interpreters as we celebrate the wild wonders you can find in your Natur...

Nov 27

Green Friday

Nov 27
DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Bismarck
Avoid the crowds and mad rush of Black Friday shopping and instead escape to the park for a healthy day of fun in the outdoors! Explore one of the park's five trails or h...

Nov 27

Green Friday

Nov 27
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork
Devil's Den State Park
Go green NOT black! Forget the crowded malls and stores. Instead, join park staff and ease into the holiday season by enjoying the great outdoors at your state park! Call...

Nov 27

Green Friday

Nov 27
White Oak Lake State Park, Bluff City
Consider celebrating the season in a relaxing way that reconnects you to what is really important. White Oak Lake State Park is the perfect place to avoid the stress of ...

Nov 27

Santa in the Park

Nov 27
516 Village Circle, Eureka Springs
Basin Spring Park
Visit with Santa Claus in Basin Spring Park....

Nov 27

Green Friday

Nov 27
Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Mena
Are you looking for a relaxing way to spend the Friday after Thanksgiving away from all the hustle and bustle of the holiday shopping? We’ll have s...

Nov 27
- THRU - Nov 28

80th Annual World's Championship Duck Calling Contest & Wings Over the Prairie Festival

Nov 27
- Nov 28
PO Box 1500, Stuttgart
Downtown
One of the biggest and best festivals in the Arkansas Delta. Thousands from across the country flock to the event to celebrate the town's moniker as the "Duck Capital of ...

Nov 27
- THRU - Nov 29

Green Friday Weekend!

Nov 27
- Nov 29
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Prairie Grove
Hindman Hall Visitor Center
Come visit Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park and enjoy history and nature at no cost. Take a battl...

Nov 27
- THRU - Nov 29

18th Annual Mountain Rendezvous

Nov 27
- Nov 29
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Petit Jean State Park
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 28

Christmas Parade of the Ozarks

Nov 28
202 W Emma Ave, Springdale
Shiloh Square
Meet us on Emma Street to get in the Christmas spirit with music, lights, rodeo queens, and “Merry Christmas” wishes. Begins at 6 p.m. at the rodeo grounds and continues ...

Nov 28

Eagle Tour

Nov 28
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Weigh-In Pavilion
Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer free winter lake cruises for the best chance of seeing our national symbol, the Bald Eagle. Many other spectacular birds will...

Dec 01

58th Annual Jacksonville Christmas Parade

Dec 01
1 Boys Club Drive, Jacksonville
6 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Jacksonville Boys & Girls Club. ...

Dec 02

Eagle Tour

Dec 02
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Weigh-In Pavilion
Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer free winter lake cruises for the best chance of seeing our national symbol, the Bald Eagle. Many other spectacular birds will...

Dec 03

Russellville Christmas Parade

Dec 03
Russellville Recreation & Parks Dept., Russellville
Russellville celebrates the holiday season with the annual Christmas Parade at 6:30 p.m. The parade travels from South Arkansas Avenue to West Main Street. ...

Dec 03

Stroll The Square

Dec 03
213 E Broadway ST, Pocahontas
6-8 p.m. Art, food, music, and fun. Free food and drinks while supplies last. Gift prizes given away at 8 p.m. Must be present to win. ...

Dec 04

Christmas Parade

Dec 04
P.O. 208, Dardanelle
Dardanelle Court House
Santa Claus is coming to town during our annual Christmas Parade at 5:30 p.m....

Dec 04

Christmas Parade of Lights

Dec 04
516 Village Circle, Eureka Springs
Historic Downtown
This evening parade features floats, walkers, bands, and thousands of lights as it makes its way through downtown Eureka Springs....

Dec 04
- THRU - Dec 06

Living Nativity

Dec 04
- Dec 06
P.O. Box 902, Searcy
outdoors
Thousands of excited visitors flock to Arkansas this December to witness a realistic drive-thru living nativity spectacular. Families and church groups travel from all ov...

Dec 05

Crystal Digging Lecture Tour

Dec 05
211 Crystal Ridge Lane, Jessieville
Ron Coleman Mining Gift Shop
11 a.m. - noon. Learn how to dig for crystals, what to look for and how to clean crystals that you find....

Dec 05

2015 Christmas Parade

Dec 05
524 Sherwood Ave., Mena
Downtown
Kick off the Christmas season with a bang! Mena's largest nighttime parade begins at 6 p.m. After the parade, enjoy entertainment and a spectacular fireworks show in Jans...

Dec 05

Winter at the Lake

Dec 05
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
Bring the whole family to the park for this one day winter event and discover how our wildlife survive the cold winter months. Warm up with some hot s...

Dec 05

$5 5/10/25K

Dec 05
Cane Creek State Park, Star City
Pavilion 1
Early December is the perfect time of year for a trail run in Southeast Arkansas. On top of that, the entry fee is practically nothing! Come out and have a nice run, and ...

Dec 05

29th Annual Christmas and Candlelight

Dec 05
Historic Washington State Park, Washington
You and your family will be in awe of the natural beauty that candlelit streets provide as you stroll through our historic village and d

Dec 05

Eagle Tour

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

Dec 10

Eagle Tour

Dec 10
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Weigh-In Pavilion
Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer free winter lake cruises for the best chance of seeing our national symbol, the Bald Eagle. Many other spectacular birds will...

Dec 12

Eagle Tour

Dec 12
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Weigh-In Pavilion
Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer free winter lake cruises for the best chance of seeing our national symbol, the Bald Eagle. Many other spectacular birds will...

Dec 12

29th Annual Christmas and Candlelight

Dec 12
Historic Washington State Park, Washington
You and your family will be in awe of the natural beauty that candlelit streets provide as you stroll through our histo...

Dec 12

Dutch Oven Outdoor Cooking Workshop

Dec 12
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center Lakeview Room
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 12

Winter Wildlife Tour

Dec 12
White Oak Lake State Park, Bluff City
Marina
Looking for an adventure? Join us for a guided wildlife-watching tour on White Oak Lake. We’ll search for wintering bald eagles, osprey, loons, herons, grebes, duck...

Dec 12

NWA Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis

Dec 12
10 Corporate Hill Drive, Fayetteville
Lake Fayetteville
A fun and festive way to kick off the holidays by helping support the Arthritis Foundation! Hundreds of runners and walkers will hit the pavement of Lake Fayetteville to ...

Dec 13

Eagle Tour

Dec 13
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Weigh-In Pavilion
Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer free winter lake cruises for the best chance of seeing our national symbol, the Bald Eagle. Many other spectacular birds will...

Dec 17

Eagle Tour

Dec 17
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Weigh-In Pavilion
Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer free winter lake cruises for the best chance of seeing our national symbol, the Bald Eagle. Many other spectacular birds will...

Dec 19

Christmas Bird Count

Dec 19
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 22

Eagle Tour

Dec 22
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Weigh-In Pavilion
Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer free winter lake cruises for the best chance of seeing our national symbol, the Bald Eagle. Many other spectacular birds will...

Dec 23

Eagle Tour

Dec 23
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Weigh-In Pavilion
Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer free winter lake cruises for the best chance of seeing our national symbol, the Bald Eagle. Many other spectacular birds will...

Dec 29

Eagle Cruise

Dec 29
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Weigh-In Pavilion
Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer free winter lake cruises for the best chance of seeing our national symbol, the Bald Eagle. Many other spectacular birds will...

Dec 30

Eagle Tour

Dec 30
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Weigh-In Pavilion
Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer free winter lake cruises for the best chance of seeing our national symbol, the Bald Eagle. Many other spectacular birds will...

Jan 01

First Day Hike!

Jan 01
Mount Nebo State Park, Dardanelle
Summit Park Trailhead
Join Park Interpreter Jeremiah for a First Day Hike! Mount Nebo State Park is joining with other state parks in Arkansas and across our nation to promote healthy lifestyl...

Jan 01

1st Day Hikes

Jan 01
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBA
Happy New Year! Start 2016 by getting outside and connecting with nature at Pinnacle Mountain State Park. Join a park interpreter for a guided hike at the park. Dress ...

Jan 01

First Day Trek

Jan 01
Cane Creek State Park, Star City
Pavilion 1
Start your year off right with a brisk 6-mile guided hike along the edge of two of Arkansas's great regions, the Delta and the Gulf Coastal Plain. Each region has somethi...

Jan 01

Delta View "Hike it Right"

Jan 01
Cane Creek State Park, Star City
Pavilion 1
The new year is full of opportunities for a new start. Join a park interpreter and like-minded individuals who all aim to start the new year right with a healthy 2.5-mile...

Jan 01

First Day Hikes

Jan 01
Woolly Hollow State Park, Greenbrier
Woolly Hollow State Park
Start 2016 off on the right foot, with a refreshing hike at Woolly Hollow State Park! Be a part of this national movement and enjoy what nature has to offer. Guided hikes...

Jan 01

First Day Hike

Jan 01
White Oak Lake State Park, Bluff City
Spring Branch Trailhead
There is no better way to begin the new year than taking in the fresh air on an invigorating hike! Join us for a stroll down the 1/3-mile Spring Branch Trail as we enjoy ...

Jan 01

First Day Hike

Jan 01
Lake Ouachita State Park, Mountain Pine
Visitor Center Picnic Area
Start 2016 on the right foot (or left foot) with a hike along the trails of Lake Ouachita State Park.  Take a self-guided walk or join us for guided hikes of various...

Jan 01

First Day Hikes

Jan 01
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Prairie Grove
Start the new year off right by taking the 1-mile or 5-mile walking trail at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park. Enjoy the natural world around you as you learn more ab...

Jan 01

First Day Hike

Jan 01
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Amphitheater
We are joining forces with hikers across the nation to celebrate 2016 with a “First Day Hike”! Let’s start the new year off with a healthy lifestyle for...

Jan 02

Eagle Lake Cruise

Jan 02
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 02

Dutch Oven Outdoor Cooking Workshop

Jan 02
Cane Creek State Park, Star City
Visitor Center
The coals are hot and the cast iron Dutch ovens are oiled. Join this workshop and learn the techniques of cooking outside with cast iron cookware, a longtime state park t...

Jan 02

Eagle Lake Cruise

Jan 02
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 03

Eagle Watch Tour

Jan 03
Cane Creek State Park, Star City
Visitor Center
Eagles are majestic birds of prey that captured the heart of our nation. Cane Creek State Park is offering a unique way to observe the bald eagles of Cane Creek Lake. Joi...

Jan 06

Eagle Tour

Jan 06
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Weigh-In Pavilion
Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer free winter lake cruises for the best chance of seeing our national symbol, the Bald Eagle. Many other spectacular birds will...

Jan 06

Wild Women Wednesday

Jan 06
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Call for location
Join Park Interpreter Gillian and CAMN (Central Arkansas Master Naturalists) member’s for a ladies hike on one of Pinnacle Mountain’s gorgeous trails. Please...

Jan 09

Eagle Tour

Jan 09
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Weigh-In Pavilion
Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer free winter lake cruises for the best chance of seeing our national symbol, the Bald Eagle. Many other spectacular birds will...

Jan 09

Eagle Lake Cruise

Jan 09
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

Wild Women Wednesday

Jan 13
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBA
Join Park Interpreter Gillian and CAMN (Central Arkansas Master Naturalists) member’s for a ladies hike on one of Pinnacle Mountain’s gorgeous trails. Please...

Jan 14

Eagle Tour

Jan 14
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Weigh-In Pavilion
Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer free winter lake cruises for the best chance of seeing our national symbol, the Bald Eagle. Many other spectacular birds will...

Jan 16

Eagle Tour

Jan 16
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Weigh-In Pavilion
Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer free winter lake cruises for the best chance of seeing our national symbol, the Bald Eagle. Many other spectacular birds will...

Jan 16

Eagle Lake Cruise

Jan 16
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 16

Wonder of Winter Wildlife

Jan 16
Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, Rogers
Visitor Center
Celebrate the Wonders of Winter Wildlife at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area! Cure your cabin fever with this spectacular winter event! Activities and crafts for the wh...

Jan 16
- THRU - Jan 17

Mountain View B & B Overnight Bicycle Ride

Jan 16
- Jan 17
14015 Windsor Road, Greers Ferry
Narrows Park, NE side of bridge
Riders leave from the Narrow Park and Greers Ferry for a 40-mile ride to a bed and breakfast in Mountain View. Lunch at a diner in Prim on the way both days. Sag vehicle ...

Jan 20

Wild Women Wednesday

Jan 20
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBA
Join Park Interpreter Gillian and CAMN (Central Arkansas Master Naturalists) member’s for a ladies hike on one of Pinnacle Mountain’s gorgeous trails. Please...

Jan 20

Eagle Tour

Jan 20
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Weigh-In Pavilion
Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer free winter lake cruises for the best chance of seeing our national symbol, the Bald Eagle. Many other spectacular birds will...

Jan 22

Eagle Tour

Jan 22
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Weigh-In Pavilion
Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer free winter lake cruises for the best chance of seeing our national symbol, the Bald Eagle. Many other spectacular birds will...

Jan 23

Eagle Lake Cruise

Jan 23
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 23
- THRU - Jan 24

8th Annual Flapjack 20

Jan 23
- Jan 24
Cane Creek State Park, Star City
Pavilion 1
Youth groups with leaders are welcome to take part in this 20-mile night hike. Please note there are drop off points at 7, 10, and 14 miles with shuttle services. After a...

Jan 24

Eagle Lake Cruise

Jan 24
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 27

Wild Women Wednesday

Jan 27
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBA
Join Park Interpreter Gillian and CAMN (Central Arkansas Master Naturalists) member’s for a ladies hike on one of Pinnacle Mountain’s gorgeous trails. Please...

Jan 27

Eagle Tour

Jan 27
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Weigh-In Pavilion
Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer free winter lake cruises for the best chance of seeing our national symbol, the Bald Eagle. Many other spectacular birds will...

Jan 29

Eagle Tour

Jan 29
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Weigh-In Pavilion
Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer free winter lake cruises for the best chance of seeing our national symbol, the Bald Eagle. Many other spectacular birds will...

Jan 30

Dutch Oven Outdoor Cooking Workshop

Jan 30
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Ever noticed that all food tastes better cooked outside and over a fire? It's a longstanding tradition in the State Parks of Arkansas. Here is your chance to learn to co...

Jan 31

Winter Discovery Lake Cruise

Jan 31
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Discover Lake Maumelle as it springs to life in the middle of winter! Each year, this area hosts thousands of birds that have migrated south for the winter. A park inte...

Jan 31

Winter Discovery Lake Cruise

Jan 31
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Discover Lake Maumelle as it springs to life in the middle of winter! Each year, this area hosts thousands of birds that have migrated south for the winter. A park inte...

Feb 03

Wild Women Wednesday

Feb 03
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBA
Join Park Interpreter Gillian and CAMN (Central Arkansas Master Naturalists) member’s for a ladies hike on one of Pinnacle Mountain’s gorgeous trails. Please...

Feb 03

Eagle Tour

Feb 03
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Weigh-In Pavilion
Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer free winter lake cruises for the best chance of seeing our national symbol, the Bald Eagle. Many other spectacular birds will...

Feb 05

Eagle Tour

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

Feb 10

Wild Women Wednesday

Feb 10
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBA
Join Park Interpreter Gillian and CAMN (Central Arkansas Master Naturalists) member’s for a ladies hike on one of Pinnacle Mountain’s gorgeous trails. Please...

Feb 11

Eagle Tour

Feb 11
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Weigh-In Pavilion
Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer free winter lake cruises for the best chance of seeing our national symbol, the Bald Eagle. Many other spectacular birds will...

Feb 13

Eagle Tour

Feb 13
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Weigh-In Pavilion
Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer free winter lake cruises for the best chance of seeing our national symbol, the Bald Eagle. Many other spectacular birds will...

Feb 13

Dutch Oven Outdoor Cooking Workshop

Feb 13
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Ever noticed that all food tastes better cooked outside and over a fire? It's a longstanding tradition in the State Parks of Arkansas. Here is your chance to learn to co...

Feb 13

Winter Wildlife Tour

Feb 13
White Oak Lake State Park, Bluff City
Marina
Looking for an adventure? Join us for a guided wildlife-watching tour on White Oak Lake. We’ll search for wintering bald eagles, osprey, loons, herons, grebes, duck...

Feb 13

Bird Nest Box Workshop

Feb 13
Mississippi River State Park, Marianna
Visitor Center
Celebrate the Great Backyard Bird count by joining us to build nest boxes that you can take home to your yard. Providing nesting sites for native birds can be a fun way t...

Feb 13
- THRU - Feb 14

Valentines Weekend Package, Dinner and Show

Feb 13
- Feb 14
Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Cabins, Restaurant
Visit us for a special evening with a romantic dinner for two, a relaxed evening show and stay overnight in our cozy cabins. Visit our website www.OzarkFolkCenter.co...

Feb 13
- THRU - Feb 15

Lake Ouachita 3-Day Bicycle Tour

Feb 13
- Feb 15
14015 Windsor Road, Hot Springs
Convention Center Parking, east side
This self-supported ride leaves from Hot Springs and goes to Irons Fork primitive camp on the lake on the first night and Crystal Springs camp the second night and return...

Feb 14

Winter Discovery Lake Cruise

Feb 14
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Discover Lake Maumelle as it springs to life in the middle of winter! Each year, this area hosts thousands of birds that have migrated south for the winter. A park inte...

Feb 14

Winter Discovery Lake Cruise

Feb 14
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Discover Lake Maumelle as it springs to life in the middle of winter! Each year, this area hosts thousands of birds that have migrated south for the winter. A park inte...

Feb 16

Eagle Tour

Feb 16
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Weigh-In Pavilion
Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer free winter lake cruises for the best chance of seeing our national symbol, the Bald Eagle. Many other spectacular birds will...

Feb 18

Eagle Tours

Feb 18
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Weigh-In Pavilion
Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer free winter lake cruises for the best chance of seeing our national symbol, the Bald Eagle. Many other spectacular birds will...

Feb 20
- THRU - Feb 21

Survival Skills Weekend

Feb 20
- Feb 21
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBA
Start or add to your knowledge of surviving in the great outdoors. This weekend will be filled with survivor skill workshops such as map and compass, fire building and s...

Feb 21

Eagle Tours

Feb 21
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Weigh-In Pavilion
Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer free winter lake cruises for the best chance of seeing our national symbol, the Bald Eagle. Many other spectacular birds will...

Feb 24

Wild Women Wednesday

Feb 24
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBA
Join Park Interpreter Gillian and CAMN (Central Arkansas Master Naturalists) member’s for a ladies hike on one of Pinnacle Mountain’s gorgeous trails. Please...

Feb 26

Eagle Tour

Feb 26
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Weigh-In Pavilion
Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer free winter lake cruises for the best chance of seeing our national symbol, the Bald Eagle. Many other spectacular birds will...

Feb 28

Eagle Tours

Feb 28
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Weigh-In Pavilion
Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer free winter lake cruises for the best chance of seeing our national symbol, the Bald Eagle. Many other spectacular birds will...

Mar 13

Ouachita Trail Hiking Workshop

Mar 13
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Have you ever wanted to hike the Ouachita Trail or any of Arkansas's other backpacking trails? Join us as we cover advanced hiking information for those who wish to hike ...

Mar 19

Meet at the Peak

Mar 19
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Pinnacle Mountain Summit
Climb the mountain and then meet a park interpreter at the top for short presentations on sights, geology, wildlife, and more!...

Mar 23

Mini Day Camp For Ages 7-10

Mar 23
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

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...

Apr 02
- THRU - Apr 03

Feathered Flyers Weekend

Apr 02
- Apr 03
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBA
It's all for the birds! Programs all weekend will feature our feathered friends, including hummingbirds, raptors, waterfowl, backyard birds, and more! Contact the park fo...

Apr 06

Wild Women Wednesday

Apr 06
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBA
Join Park Interpreter Gillian and CAMN (Central Arkansas Master Naturalists) members for a ladies hike on one of Pinnacle Mountain’s gorgeous trails. Please call f...

Apr 09

Candle Making Workshop

Apr 09
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...

Apr 16

Trail Work Day

Apr 16
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Celebrate Earth Day by giving back to mother nature for all she does for you. Place your mark at Pinnacle Mountain State Park by helping to beautify your favorite Central...

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 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...

May 07

Mother's Day Lake Cruise

May 07
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Treat your mom to a relaxing boat ride on beautiful Lake Maumelle near the base of Pinnacle Mountain. Advance payment and registration are required....

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 14

Cane Creek Timberland

May 14
Cane Creek State Park, Star City
Pavilion 2
This is the 4th Annual Cane Creek Timberland Bike Race. The course is eight miles of fast-moving trails that run through the first hills of the Gulf Coastal Plain. The pa...

May 15

Sunset Lake Cruise

May 15
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 as...

May 28

Little Maumelle Kayaking Adventure

May 28
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Little Maumelle Boat Launch
Explore the Little Maumelle River from one of the park's kayaks. This guided 4-1/2 mile float will provide an opportunity to see otherwise hidden sections of Pinnacle Mou...

Jun 04

Annual Kids Fishing Derby

Jun 04
Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
Davidsonville Historic State Park's Kids Fishing Derby is held every year on Trapper Lake. This is a great opportunity to get your kids outside and give them a chance to ...

Jun 04

Kids Fishing Derby

Jun 04
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Environmental Education Pond
Hey kids, bring your parents down to the pond for a free fishing contest! There will be how-to-fish clinics, casting contests, free snacks, and lots of prizes. Prizes w...

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 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 25

Sunset on the Mountain

Jun 25
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
A park interpreter will lead a hike up Pinnacle Mountain’s West Summit Trail for a special sunset viewing. This is a great hike for the whole family to get outdoors...

Jun 26

Star Gazing Cruise

Jun 26
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, ...

Jul 02

Owl Prowl

Jul 02
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Kingfisher Trailhead
Peek into the darkness and discover a world filled with owls. Join a park interpreter on a guided hike along the Kingfisher Trail in search of the elusive nocturnal hunt...

Jul 04

Fun on the Fourth

Jul 04
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
West Summit Picnic Area
Celebrate and cool off on this 4th of July at Pinnacle Mountain State Park. Join the park interpreters for a day full of wet and wild games for the whole family. There ...

Jul 09

Evening Canoe Float

Jul 09
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Big Maumelle Boat Ramp
Explore the Big Maumelle River with a park interpreter on this guided canoe float. Meet at the Big Maumelle Pavilion to experience the serenity of twilight as it slowly ...

Jul 09

18th Annual Butterfly Count

Jul 09
Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Mena
Wonder House
Right about peak butterfly season, Queen Wilhelmina State Park holds a butterfly count. If you would like to participate in the annual butterfly count, here is your chanc...

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 07

Meteor Shower Mania

Aug 07
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
View shooting stars from the middle of Lake Maumelle! Join a park interpreter on this guided cruise to learn about stars and constellations then watch a slice of the ann...

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...

Sep 03

Big Maumelle Canoe Float

Sep 03
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Big Maumelle Boat Ramp
Paddle your way through Pinnacle’s majestic lowland river while viewing large cypress trees and a variety of wildlife. Advance payment and registration are require...

Sep 05

Labor Day Kayak Float

Sep 05
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Big Maumelle Boat Ramp
Paddle your way through Pinnacle’s majestic lowland river while viewing large cypress trees and a variety of wildlife. Advance payment and registration are require...

Sep 17

Great Arkansas Cleanup

Sep 17
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Celebrate the beauty of the Natural State by joining volunteers all over Arkansas, in cleaning up our green spaces. Place your mark at Pinnacle Mountain State Park by hel...

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...

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,...