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Apr 19 Saturday

26th Annual Egg Hunt and Toss Weekend - Kirby

4/18/2014 - 4/20/2014
Daisy State Park, Kirby
Daisy State Park is hosting its 26th Annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by Daisy City Council.  Introduce your family to Daisy State Park, your camping neighbors, and ...
Apr 19 Saturday

1800s Mountain Man Rendezvous - Greenbrier

4/18/2014 - 4/20/2014
Woolly Hollow State Park, Greenbrier
Woolly Cabin
Arkansas was the edge of the American frontier in the early 1800s. Witness the rugged life of explorers and trappers at this time as reenactors dress in traditional perio...
Apr 19 Saturday

Siloam Springs Farmers Market - Siloam Springs

4/19/2014 - 10/25/2014
116 S Broadway, Siloam Springs
City Park
The Siloam Springs Farmers Market is an exciting experience every Tuesday and Saturday in downtown Siloam. Between10-20 producers of local items, including specialties li...
Apr 20 Sunday

Earth Day Celebration - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Celebrate Earth Day with programs dedicated to “going green”! Contact the park for a lineup of programs about the planet and recycling, reusing and repurposin...
Apr 20 Sunday

Easter Eggstacy - Bismarck

DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Bismarck
Celebrate Easter at DeGray in a non-traditional way.  A host of programs and activities will focus on spring themes with eggs taking center stage.  Look for lak...
Apr 20 Sunday

Sherwood's Annual Easter Egg Hunt - Sherwood

1111 W. Maryland Ave., Sherwood
Sherwood Forest
8,000 eggs, separated age groups, prize eggs, and pictures with the Easter Bunny....
Apr 21 Monday

34th Annual Fordyce on the Cotton Belt Festival - Fordyce

4/21/2014 - 4/26/2014
119 West Third Street, Fordyce
City of Fordyce
Popular celebration of the town's railroad heritage featuring arts & crafts, entertainment, parade, 5K run, Miss Cotton Belt pageant, Redbug Reunion Rally, Cotton Belt Ro...
Apr 24 Thursday

Joe Martin Stage Race - Fayetteville

4/24/2014 - 4/27/2014
1629 S River Meadows, Fayetteville
...
Apr 24 Thursday

Wild Hog Musicfest and Motorcycle Rally - Helena-West Helena

4/24/2014 - 4/27/2014
111 Hickory Hill, Helena-West Helena
Wild Hog Saloon and Main Stage
For more than ten years, this three-day celebration of classic rock and motorcycles has attracted 10,000+ visitors. Whether you love motorcycles, music of the 60s and 70s...
Apr 25 Friday

7th Annual Harbor City Catfish Gumbo Cook-Off Festival - Pine Bluff

PO Box7676, Pine Bluff
Downtown on Lake Saracen
Gates open at 10 a.m. Kidz Zone from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Live band performances and line dancing start at noon. Mouth-watering catfish and gumbo samples ready at noon until...
Apr 25 Friday

3rd Annual Caddo River Fest - Glenwood

4/25/2014 - 4/26/2014
PO Box 2006, Glenwood
Downtown Broadway Street
Parade on the Caddo River, car, truck, and motorcycle show, live entertainment, food, crafts, vendors, games and activities for children....
Apr 25 Friday

10th Annual Carving In The Ozarks - Eureka Springs

4/25/2014 - 4/26/2014
2080 E. Van Buren, Eureka Springs
Behind Cornerstone Bank.
Featuring 15-30 chainsaw carvers carving on location. Auction: April 19th at 4 p.m....
Apr 25 Friday

27th Annual Springfest - Heber Springs

4/25/2014 - 4/26/2014
1001 West Main, Heber Springs
Spring Park
Arts & crafts festival loaded with fun and activities for the family. Enjoy live music, great festival foods, a barbeque cook-off, beauty pageant, dog race, inflatables,...
Apr 25 Friday

40th Annual Dogwood Festival - Siloam Springs

4/25/2014 - 4/27/2014
108 E University, Siloam Springs
Community Building and City Park
Held the weekend of the last Sunday in April each year, the Dogwood Festival brings an estimated 30,000 into the two major downtown parks in Siloam Springs. The award-wi...
Apr 26 Saturday

Susuan G. Komen Ozark Race For the Cure - Rogers

403 West Maple Street, Rogers
Pinnacle Promenade Mall
The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is a series of 5k runs and fitness walks that raises significant funds and awareness for the breast cancer movement. The Race for the...
Apr 26 Saturday

Greenwood 27th Annual Open Car Show - Greenwood

PO Box 1971, Greenwood
Town Square
Bring the whole family and spend the day admiring over 200 vehicles from four states including street rods, rat rods, muscle cars, and more. Our TOP 75 show has been a fa...
Apr 26 Saturday

Dogwood Bed Races - Siloam Springs

116 S Broadway, Siloam Springs
Broadway Street
In 2012, Main Street launched the first Bed Races event to draw visitors downtown into festival activities. With over 500 people in attendance, the event has become a co...
Apr 26 Saturday

12th Annual Twin Rivers Festival - McNab

4/26/2014 - 4/27/2014
3607 Hwy 355 S, McNab
Mc Nab City Park
Arts & crafts, food booths, live music, school bands, games for all ages, dominoes, bingo, card-games, sack race, apple bobbing, martial arts, parade, antique cars and tr...
Apr 28 Monday

World Famous Armadillo Festival - Hamburg

4/28/2014 - 5/3/2014
403 C North Main, Hamburg
Town Square
The World Famous Armadillo Festival is a 3-day free festival for the whole family to enjoy. We have everything from arts & crafts, carnival rides, live entertainment, and...
Apr 29 Tuesday

40th Annual Little Rock Farmers Market - Little Rock

4/29/2014 - 10/25/2014
400 President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock
River Market Pavilions
Patronized by locals and tourists alike, the Little Rock Farmers Market has served as a seasonal institution and local destination favorite for four decades. ...
May 1 Thursday

10th Annual Ozark Helbender/Founder's Day Festival - Pocahontas

5/1/2014 - 5/3/2014
107 E. Everett, Pocahontas
Old Historic Courthouse Square
Features lectures, crafts, music, and food....
May 1 Thursday

Hot Springs $50,000 Fishing Challenge - Hot Springs

5/1/2014 - 7/31/2014
134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs
The Hot Springs Fishing Challenge begins May 1 and ends on July 31. The Challenge provides anglers the opportunity to catch tagged fish that can be redeemed for cash priz...
May 2 Friday

Resource Rendezvous School Day - Russellville

Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
Local schools bring their 4th grade classes out and learn about our natural resources and conservation through fun and engaging programs and activities. Students are invi...
May 2 Friday

Art on the Creek - Bella Vista

5/2/2014 - 5/3/2014
312 Town Center West, Bella Vista
Wishing Spring Gallery
9 a.m.-6 p.m. A beautiful walk winds along McKissic Creek where more than 50 booths will be set up along the creek's walkway, inside the Studio building as well as throug...
May 2 Friday

33rd Annual Toad Suck Daze - Conway

5/2/2014 - 5/4/2014
900 Oak Street , Conway
Downtown
From local and national entertainment to kids' entertainment; from arts & crafts to anything you can eat on a stick; from the 5K/10K race to the World Famous Toad Races, ...
May 2 Friday

Birder Weekend - West Fork

5/2/2014 - 5/4/2014
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork
Join us to celebrate the spring migration of birds. This weekends events include guided bird walks, a live bird of prey demonstration, and games and crafts. This is a gre...
May 3 Saturday

Resource Rendezvous Kids' Bike Rally - Russellville

Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Fishing Tournament Pavilion
Kids 12 and under, bring your bike to the park for a bicycle rally. Learn more about the park, the history and nature of the area, and about bicycle safety and skills. Re...
May 3 Saturday

Kayak Campout - Mountain Pine

5/3/2014 - 5/4/2014
Lake Ouachita State Park, Mountain Pine
Marina Boat Ramp, Lake Ouachita State Park
Join us for our popular overnight kayaking adventure. The trip includes meals and evening programs as well as information on the history, geology and wildlife of Lake Oua...
May 10 Saturday

May Park of the Month - Jacksonville

5 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville
Galloway Park
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Family fun day. All ages welcome. ...
May 10 Saturday

Migratory Bird Day - Mena

Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Mena
We will have several programs throughout the day to explore and learn why birds migrate and what their flight patterns are. Contact our park office for more information....
May 10 Saturday

23rd Annual Buddy Bass Tournament - Rogers

317 W. Walnut Street, Rogers
Prairie Creek Park
The annual Beaver Lake Buddy Bass Tournament is a fundraising and community development event with proceeds directed toward economic development projects of the Rogers-Lo...
May 10 Saturday

Mayfest - Blytheville

PO Box 83, Blytheville
Downtown Blytheville
Mayfest is Blytheville's Annual Heritage Festival, featuring over 60 street vendors, a plethora of food and crafts booths as well as live gospel music all day. Don't forg...
May 10 Saturday

Kids Day at the Farmers Market - Siloam Springs

116 S Broadway, Siloam Springs
City Park
A bounce castle, crafts, activities, story time and live music light up the market on Kids Day at the Market each Second Saturday during the market season, from 9 a.m. un...
May 10 Saturday

Kayak Tour of Horner's Neck Lake - Marianna

Mississippi River State Park, Marianna
Visitor Center

Kayaking is a great way to explore Mississippi River State Park.  Horner’s Neck Lake has plenty of baldcypress trees to wind ...

May 10 Saturday

Kids' Fishing Derby - Harrisburg

Lake Poinsett State Park, Harrisburg
Boat Ramp
Anglers 12 years old and under, meet at at Lake Poinsett State Park to try for the big one. We will have volunteers and park interpreters available to help with untanglin...
May 10 Saturday

The Kendrick Fincher Youth Run & 5k Run/Walk - Rogers

812 West Cypruss Street, Rogers
Pinnacle Hills Promenade
The Kendrick Fincher Youth Run is free for children K-8th grades; the 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Walk is a fundraiser. The Family Fun Event will include vendor booths and fun...
May 13 Tuesday

Arkansas Travelers vs Northwest Arkansas Naturals - North Little Rock

5/13/2014 - 5/16/2014
1 Eldor Johnson Drive, North Little Rock
Monday and Tuesday games start at 7:10 p.m. Wednesday game starts at 11:00 a.m. Thursday game starts at 7:10 p.m. For tickets and more information visit www.travs.com. ...
May 16 Friday

2nd Annual Dermott Community Fest - Dermott

5/16/2014 - 5/17/2014
210 Gibson Circle, Dermott
Freeman and Peddicord Street
Formerly known as the Dermott Crawfish Festival, carries the same tradition as it has the past 30 years of great arts & crafts, live music, food vendors, crawfish, t-shir...
May 16 Friday

26th Annual Magnolia Blossom Festival - Magnolia

5/16/2014 - 5/17/2014
211 W. Main, Magnolia
Downtown Historic Square
Featuring the 25th Annual World Championship Steak Cook-Off, art show, food, pageant, cooker parade, 5K race, fun run, live entertainment, kids' activities, fishing tourn...
May 16 Friday

Downtown Paragould Arts and Music Festival - Paragould

5/16/2014 - 5/17/2014
P.O.Box 1462, Paragould
The "One and Only" Downtown Paragould
We've always celebrated during the third weekend in May, that continues with the Downtown Paragould Arts and Music Festival. For 2014, we're combining the best of Art and...
May 16 Friday

23rd Annual Atkins Picklefest - Atkins

5/16/2014 - 5/17/2014
PO Box 474, Atkins
Downtown
Enjoy the famous fried dill pickles, pickle juice drinking and pickle eating contests, live music, food vendors, arts & crafts, quilt show, canning contest, bingo games, ...
May 17 Saturday

The Great North Little Rock Clean Up - North Little Rock

1 Eldor Johnson Drive, North Little Rock
8-11 a.m. Join us for some good clean fun. Clean up your street, neighborhood, park or playground. Register your cleanup team today- churches, businesses, neighborhoods...
May 17 Saturday

Gardening Workshop - Scott

Plantation Agriculture Museum, Scott
Do you miss playing in the dirt? Join the staff at the Plantation Agriculture Museum and your soil community to discover a whole new world in gardening. Come out for an i...
May 17 Saturday

Pickin' in the Park - Mammoth Spring

Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Welcome Center
Bring a lawn chair and join us for a little gospel, old-time country, and bluegrass music.  Professionals and amateurs are encouraged to bring their instruments and ...
May 17 Saturday

Arkansas Heritage Day - Morrilton

Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
May is Arkansas Heritage Month, and you are invited to spend a Saturday celebrating the state’s rich heritage in Arkansas’s first state park. History oriented...
May 17 Saturday

16th Annual Heritage Park Car Show - Piggott

P O Box 96, Piggott
West of town
Gates open at 9 a.m. for the event with food, fun and great cars at our beautiful park by the lake. At 6 p.m. the cars cruise Main Street, then park around the town squa...
May 17 Saturday

Moonlight Cruise - Bismarck

DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Bismarck
Marina
Enjoy a relaxing and romantic cruise under a full moon. Seating is limited—reservations can be made beginning noon the day before the cruise, at the marina, (501) 8...
May 17 Saturday

Hog Wild Family Day - Rogers

322 South Second Street, Rogers
Activities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy a day of family entertainment with pigs as the theme for food, fun, crafts, and hands-on activities. Rain date: June 31, 2014....
May 17 Saturday

Stueart Pennington Running of the Tubs - Hot Springs

134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs
Historic Bathouse Row
Annual celebration of the Spa City's long-time motto of "We Bathe the World" on historic Bathhouse Row....
May 17 Saturday

U-Pick Berries at Wye Mountain Flowers & Berries - Roland

5/17/2014 - 7/26/2014
20309 Hwy 113, Roland
We have blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries to pick from around the middle of May until the middle of July. This is a great way for families to get together and en...
May 17 Saturday

Berry Picking at Wye Mountain Flowers and Berries - Wye

5/17/2014 - 7/26/2014
20309, Wye
at the berry farm
Blueberries and blackberries are ripe and ready to be picked. Come out to the mountain and enjoy a morning with family and friends as you pick healthy and delicious berr...
May 18 Sunday

30th Annual Arkansas State Disc Golf Championships - North Little Rock

5/18/2014 - 5/19/2014
1 Eldor Johnson Drive, North Little Rock
Burns Park
There will be two rounds of 18 holes. Registration is from 7:30-9:30 a.m. and tee off is at 10 a.m. ...
May 23 Friday

School’s Out Celebration & Movie - Jacksonville

5 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville
Splash Zone Water Park
6-9 p.m. School will be out soon and we’re having a party! Grab your swim suits, towels & friends and head to Splash Zone for an evening swim. Then dry off while watching...
May 23 Friday

Chamber of Commerce Benefit Golf Tournament - Mountain Home

PO Box 488, Mountain Home
Big Creek Golf Course
Annual two-person scramble golf tournament at the five-star Big Creek Golf & Country Club. Beautiful 18 holes of golf complete with food, drinks, prizes on every hole and...
May 23 Friday

Good Ol' Days - Mount Ida

5/23/2014 - 5/24/2014
P.O. Box 6, Mount Ida
Montgomery County Courthouse
Friday: Front Porch Pickin' at 7 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m.-9 p.m. antique car show, Heritage Day at museum, arts & crafts show, food and drink vendors, Front Porch Music, ki...
May 23 Friday

65th Annual Fulton County Homecoming Festival - Salem

5/23/2014 - 5/24/2014
Post Office Box 910, Salem
Courthouse Square
Features a street dance, the Mark Thomas Memorial Apple Pie 5K Run, open street market, 1-mile Squirt Race, horseshoe pitching, terrapin race, music and the Monty McCullo...
May 23 Friday

24th Annual Dinosaur Festival - Nashville

5/23/2014 - 5/24/2014
1301 West Johnson Street, Nashville
Baseball Complex
This festival features a concert, large ASA softball tournament, Dino Dig, Dino Art Mural, bounce houses, and games. Get a chance to meet "Trax" the Dinosaur. Request a...
May 23 Friday

17th Annual Augusta Days - Augusta

5/23/2014 - 5/25/2014
1 Woodruff 899, Augusta
Downtown Augusta
Bingo, 5K run, horseshoe tournament, washer toss, parade, mini tractor pull, children's fun games, Brian and Terri Kinder's Concert for kids, live boxing, buddy bass tour...
May 23 Friday

Riverfest - Little Rock

5/23/2014 - 5/25/2014
400 President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock
First Security Amphitheater
This music and arts festival is three days of fun on the banks of the Arkansas River in Little Rock and North Little Rock. Five stages, hundreds of acts, and special att...
May 24 Saturday

Fishing Rodeo - Piggott

161 E. Pfeiffer, Piggott
Heritage Park Lake
The fishing rodeo is open to children 15 and under and adults 60 and over. There will be lots of prize giveaways. ...
May 24 Saturday

Heritage Days - Gillett

Arkansas Post Museum, Gillett
Gillett City Park
Enjoy the Heritage Days Festival, celebrating life on the Arkansas Grand Prairie. This is a fun-filled day including vendors, a 5K, baggo tournament, Baroque cook off, ga...
May 24 Saturday

Splash Zone Water Park Season Opening - Jacksonville

5/24/2014 - 5/26/2014
5 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville
Splash Zone Water Park
Noon-6 p.m. Summer fun starts this weekend at Splash Zone. Concessions available....
May 26 Monday

Memorial Day Blessing of the Fleet Ceremony - Mount Ida

PO Box 1268, Mount Ida
Mountain Harbor Marina
During Harbor's annual Blessing of the Fleet, boats line up just off of Marina Boat to receive a blessing and well wishes for the boating season ahead. The Joplin Fire De...
May 26 Monday

Veterans Celebration - Marvell

1794 Hwy 49-Veterans Memorial Hwy, Marvell
Tri-County Fair Grounds on Veterans Memorial Hwy
Begins promptly at 11 a.m. The celebration honoring military who served our country so proudly features guest speaker Col. Mike Ross (RET) and Martha "Coach" Cothren of L...
May 28 Wednesday

Spring River Cleanup - Mammoth Spring

Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Welcome Center
Float the Spring River with park staff and volunteers and help clean up some of the litter.  Canoes provided. Not for beginners. Registration required by May 21, 201...
May 31 Saturday

4th Annual Bryant Kids Triathlon - Bryant

111 Evonshire Drive, Bryant
Bishop Park
Triathlon for ages 5-15. Distances are based on the child's age. See website for times of event....
May 31 Saturday

Peak to Peak Poker Run - Paris

Mount Magazine State Park, Paris
Queen Wilhelmina State Park
Calling all motorcycle enthusiasts! Ride the scenic roads of Arkansas as you travel from Queen Wilhelmina State Park to Mount Magazine State Park. These are Arkansas's hi...
Jun 5 Thursday

Wynne Farm Fest - Wynne

6/5/2014 - 6/7/2014
1790 N. Falls Blvd. Ste. 2, Wynne
Downtown across from courthouse
Farm Fest is a fun family festival weekend featuring live entertainment, KCBS Bar-B-Que contest, kids' games, PBJ Carnival, arts & crafts vendors and good food....
Jun 5 Thursday

29th Steamboat Days - Des Arc

6/5/2014 - 6/7/2014
P. O. Box 979, Des Arc
Banks of the White River
Beauty pageant, car show, street dance, shows, carnival, arts &crafts, food vendors, cook-offs, bass tournament, and special events....
Jun 6 Friday

Downtown Art Walk - Russellville

P.O. Box 694, Russellville
Downtown
Stroll around participating downtown locations to see great local artists and musicians, and enjoy drinks and refreshments at this quarterly event....
Jun 6 Friday

33rd Annual Portfest Festival - Newport

6/6/2014 - 6/7/2014
201 Hazel Street, Newport
Banks of the White River
Held on the banks of the White River at beautiful Jacksonport State Park, Portfest offers national country and rock entertainment, large kid zone for all ages, carnival a...
Jun 6 Friday

37th Lum & Abner Festival - Mena

6/6/2014 - 6/7/2014
500 Mena Street, Mena
Janssen Park
Mena's signature event is full of fun and excitement. Enjoy sporting events, arts & crafts, food, live entertainment, kids' games, car, truck, motorcycle show and more....
Jun 7 Saturday

Annual Cossatot River Cleanup - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Join Cossatot’s staff on the beautiful, scenic Cossatot River for a day of ...
Jun 7 Saturday

17th Annual Festival on the Ridge - Harrisburg

200 East Jackson Ave, Harrisburg
Poinsett County Courthouse
Featuring family fun, food, music, 5K, horseshoe tournament....
Jun 7 Saturday

Helena Farmers Market - Helena-West Helena

Walnut and RIghtor St., Helena-West Helena
Canopy on the corner
Saturdays, June-October, enjoy the best of locally grown produce, home-baked products, and the work of artisans and craftspeople....
Jun 7 Saturday

141st Annual Southern Memorial Day - Fayetteville

13517 Rennic Road, Fayetteville
Confederate Cemetery
10 a.m. Program includes a guest speaker, 1860s period live musicians, placement of flowers at the monument and gun salute to honor more than 600 Confederate soldiers at ...
Jun 7 Saturday

Saracen Landing Farmers Market Celebration - Pine Bluff

PO Box 7676, Pine Bluff
On the Lake across from Jefferson County Courthouse.
The season is officially opened, even though some farmers are here in May with early peas....
Jun 7 Saturday

Free Children's Fishing Derby - McNeil

Logoly State Park, McNeil
Visitor Center
The derby is limited to 50 contestants, ages 5 –15. Prizes will be awarded in three age divisions for the biggest, smallest, and the most fish caught. Registration ...
Jun 7 Saturday

Lee County Youth Fishing Derby - Marianna

Mississippi River State Park, Marianna
Ranger Pond

Anglers ages 4-12 are invited to bring a fishing pole and join us for the Lee County Youth Fishing Derby. The Arkansas Game and Fish C...

Jun 7 Saturday

28th Cove Lake Kids Fishing Derby - Paris

301 West Walnut, Paris
Cove Lake
Ages 2 -9 fish free. Every child receives a prize. Must pre-register. Sponsored by the Paris Rotary Club, US Forest Service, Arkansas Game & Fish Commission and the Nati...
Jun 7 Saturday

Kids' Fishing Derby - Little Rock

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 wil...
Jun 9 Monday

18th Annual Conway Regional Golf Classic - Conway

2302 College Ave, Conway
Centennial Country Club
...
Jun 11 Wednesday

Forest Fun Day Camp - Russellville

6/11/2014 - 6/13/2014
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
The camp is open to kids ages 8-12. Campers will explore the forest and its residents through fun, hands-on programs and activities. F...
Jun 13 Friday

Surf the Bay 3rd Annual Watersport Festival - Fairfield Bay

6/13/2014 - 6/14/2014
PO Box 1370, Fairfield Bay
Farifield Bay Marina
Arkansas's premiere watersport festival welcomes visitors of all ages to grab a board, jump a wave, “fly”, tube, kayak, swim, paddleboard, and more. Friday night kicks of...
Jun 13 Friday

29th Annual Ice Cream Social - Berryville

6/13/2014 - 6/14/2014
506 S. Main, Berryville
On the old town Berryville public square featuring games, crafts, food and fun for all. Each year has a new theme, tram rides, and a phenomenal 5K race. There is always...
Jun 14 Saturday

4th Annual Juneteenth Festival - El Dorado

1514 Junction City Rd., El Dorado
Mattocks Park
There will be a historical reenactment of the civil war, games, jump houses, carnival rides, and a car, truck and motorcycle show. Enjoy a live performance by American I...
Jun 14 Saturday

Kids Day at the Farmers Market - Siloam Springs

116 S Broadway, Siloam Springs
City Park
A bounce castle, crafts, activities, story time and live music light up the market on Kids Day at the Market each Second Saturday during the market season, from 9 a.m. un...
Jun 14 Saturday

3rd Annual Tri-the-Village Sprint Triathlon - Hot Springs Village

895 DeSoto Blvd., Hot Springs Village
Balboa Pavilion/Marina
Sprint Triathlon consisting of a 500-yard swim, 13.5-mile cycle, and 3.5-mile run. This is a USAT sanctioned event managed by DLT Events and presented by Lefler Dental....
Jun 14 Saturday

Annual Kids' Fishing Derby - Pocahontas

Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas

Ready to catch the big one? Or at least tell stories about the one that got away? It’s that time of year again, so break out the pole and your special bait and c...

Jun 14 Saturday

Mountain Fishin' Derby - Morrilton

Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Hook, line, and sinker! See if you can catch a fish at Petit Jean State Park. The derby will be open to children ages 15 and under. Parents are welcome to help, but the k...
Jun 14 Saturday

Phillips County Fishing Rodeo - Lexa

111 Hickory Hill, Lexa
Storm Creek Lake
Ages 4-12 can participate in the rodeo with poles only, no reels. All participating children receive a prize. Early sign-up begins at 7 a.m., and the rodeo starts at 8 ...
Jun 14 Saturday

21st Annual Perch Jerk Classic Fishing Tournament - Jersey

Moro Bay State Park, Jersey
Register at the Visitor Center
This two person team tournament is always held the day before Father's Day. One team member must be at least 18 years of age. There is some friendly competition but it is...
Jun 14 Saturday

Helena Farmers Market - Helena-West Helena

Walnut and RIghtor St., Helena-West Helena
Canopy on the corner
Saturdays, June-October, enjoy the best of locally grown produce, home-baked products, and the work of artisans and craftspeople....
Jun 15 Sunday

Junior Fishing Derby - Bismarck

DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Bismarck
Golf Course Pond #7
Kids, grab your lucky fishing rod and get ready to reel in a “lunker.” This youth fishing derby takes place from 8:00-12:00 a.m. on Golf Course Pond #7, which...
Jun 17 Tuesday

60th Annual Leslie Homecoming - Leslie

6/17/2014 - 6/21/2014
PO Box 475, Leslie
Tuesday night beauty pageant. Saturday pancake breakfast, vendors, a turtle race, live music, free beans and cornbread provided by Searcy County Farm Bureau, a parade, la...
Jun 19 Thursday

43rd Smackover Oil Town Festival - Smackover

6/19/2014 - 6/21/2014
PO Box 275, Smackover
Tennyson Park
Celebrating our oil heritage with events including 5k run, rod wrenching contest, arm wrestling contest, horseshoes, duck race, live entertainment, arts & crafts, food an...
Jun 20 Friday

Lake Greeson Days - Kirby

Daisy State Park, Kirby
Join Daisy State Park for Lake Greeson Days!  This event will include our 25th Annual Kids Fishing Derby as well as multitudes of contests, programs, and lake tours!...
Jun 20 Friday

Mt. Magazine International Butterfly Festival - Paris

6/20/2014 - 6/21/2014
301 West Walnut, Paris
Next to Paris-Subiaco Airport on Highway 22 East of Paris
18th annual Butterfly Festival at the State Park and downtown Paris at the Logan County Fairgrounds. Pageant for girls, 5K race, art show, photo contest, live butterfly o...
Jun 20 Friday

Mount Magazine Butterfly Festival XVIII - Paris

6/20/2014 - 6/21/2014
Mount Magazine State Park, Paris
Our future flies on the wings of pollinators! The Mount Magazine Butterfly Festival is one of the mo...
Jun 20 Friday

Spring River Rally - Hardy

6/20/2014 - 6/22/2014
Hardy, Hardy
South Fork of the Spring River
Located in the heart of the Ozarks just outside Hardy. You don't need a motorcycle to attend. Spring River Rally is more than a motorcycle rally featuring great concert e...
Jun 21 Saturday

Kayaking 101 - Mammoth Spring

Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Spend some time on the lake learning the basic paddling and kayaking maneuvers and then move to the Spring River after lunch. Reservations required by June 14 - space lim...
Jun 21 Saturday

25th Annual Children's Fishing Derby - Kirby

Daisy State Park, Kirby
Area C Boat Launch
Come to our park and catch a whopper of a good time at the 25th Annual Children's Fishing Derby. Thanks to our many sponsors, the cost is free and there are plenty of pri...
Jun 21 Saturday

Helena Farmers Market - Helena-West Helena

Walnut and RIghtor St., Helena-West Helena
Canopy on the corner
Saturdays, June-October, enjoy the best of locally grown produce, home-baked products, and the work of artisans and craftspeople....
Jun 21 Saturday

3rd Annual True Grit Bike Ride - Fort Smith

2 North B St., Fort Smith
First Tee Building of Fort Smith
A non-competitive cycling tour for individuals of all abilities includes 35-, 50-, and 100-mile routes, in addition to a 10-mile Family Fun Ride. Pit-stop aid stations ar...
Jun 21 Saturday

Star Party - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Join amateur astronomers at the visitor center for an evening with the stars and other celestial phenomena. As twilight settles in, the Central Arkansas Astronomical Soci...
Jun 21 Saturday

17th Annual Youth Fishing Derby & June Park of the Month - Jacksonville

5 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville
Dupree Park Lake
Registration: 7-8 a.m. Derby: 8-10 a.m. Fishing enthusiasts, ages 15 and under, are invited to join in the morning of fun and fishing. Prizes will be given. After the F...
Jun 21 Saturday

Tri-Sport Kid's Triathlon - Fayetteville

1629 S River Meadows, Fayetteville
See website...
Jun 22 Sunday

Ozark Valley Triathlon - Fayetteville

1629 S River Meadows, Fayetteville
...
Jun 26 Thursday

Olympic Day / Punt, Pass, & Kick - Jacksonville

5 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville
Jacksonville Boys & Girls Club
10 a.m. Jacksonville Parks & Recreation is hosting an Olympic Day event to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games. Olympic Day is not only a celebration, but a...
Jun 27 Friday

17th Annual Buffalo River Elk Festival - Jasper

6/27/2014 - 6/28/2014
PO Box 250, Jasper
On the Courthouse Square
This major event celebrates Newton County’s title of "Elk Capital of Arkansas." You will find artists, crafters, and other vendors showcasing their wares as well as elk p...
Jun 27 Friday

Greenwood Rodeo - Greenwood

6/27/2014 - 6/28/2014
P.O. Box 8, Greenwood
Fair Grounds Rodeo Arena
Enjoy great rodeo action both nights starting at 8 p.m. Parade Saturday at 5 p.m. ...
Jun 27 Friday

34th Annual Malvern Brickfest - Malvern

6/27/2014 - 6/28/2014
PO BOX 26, Malvern
Malvern City Park
Brick-B-Que Rib Cook-Off Contest with cash prizes, headlining entertainment music acts, car/truck/motorcycle show, vendors with delicious food, retail & craft vendors, Br...
Jun 27 Friday

15th Annual Archey Fork Festival - Clinton

6/27/2014 - 6/28/2014
P. O. Box 1589, Clinton
City Park
Family entertainment featuring carnival, firework show, fishing derby, classic car show, live music, Texco Country Showdown, softball tournament, food and craft vendors, ...
Jun 27 Friday

Red, White, Blue Festival - Mountain Home

6/27/2014 - 6/29/2014
P.O. Box 488, Mountain Home
Annual patriotic festival complete with fireworks display, parade, rodeo, car show, events on the ASUMH campus, turtle races, 5K, pancake breakfast, art show and more....
Jun 27 Friday

3rd Annual Bootlegger Rally - Clarksville

6/27/2014 - 6/29/2014
101 N. Johnson, Clarksville
Johnson County Fair Grounds
Parade, live entertainment, charity poker run, bike games, car show, bike show, great food, horseshoe tournament, vendors, bike blessing, and great family fun. Camping &...
Jun 28 Saturday

Summer Star Party - Greenbrier

Woolly Hollow State Park, Greenbrier
Swim Beach
State parks can be great places to stargaze because they are often far from urban light pollution. Volunteers from the Central Arkansas Astronomical Society have telescop...
Jun 28 Saturday

Hickory Hill Park Gospel Music - Hot Springs

216 Bryant Road, Hot Springs
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...
Jun 28 Saturday

Helena Farmers Market - Helena-West Helena

Walnut and RIghtor St., Helena-West Helena
Canopy on the corner
Saturdays, June-October, enjoy the best of locally grown produce, home-baked products, and the work of artisans and craftspeople....
Jun 28 Saturday

25th Annual PurpleHull Pea Festival & World Championship Rotary Tiller Race - Emerson

1533 E. Columbia Road 2, Emerson
On and near grounds of Emerson High School
Celebrates delicious purple hull peas and hosts world's fastest garden tillers in World Championship Rotary Tiller Race. World Cup PurpleHull Pea Shelling Competition, Gr...
Jun 28 Saturday

Annual Butterfly Count - Mena

Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Mena
Wonder House
Butterfly enthusiast Bruce Ewing will set up his display of caterpillars at the Wonder House. Park visitors and staff will set out in the park to count the butterfly spec...
Jul 3 Thursday

Independence Day Fireworks Display - Paris

301 West Walnut, Paris
Next to Paris High School
Sponsored by the Paris Area Chamber of Commerce. ...
Jul 3 Thursday

4th of July Fireworks - De Queen

220 N. 2nd St., De Queen
Cossatot Amphitheater & De Queen Sportsplex
Spectacular fireworks show held at dark....
Jul 3 Thursday

86th Annual Piggott 4th of July Picnic - Piggott

7/3/2014 - 7/4/2014
P O Box 96, Piggott
South off E. Main @ Liberty Park
Parade 9 a.m., all day entertainment, music, pageants, food, new carnival rides, raffle for cash. Fireworks at 10 p.m. Fundraiser for the Piggott Cemetery....
Jul 4 Friday

July 4th Patriotic Ceremony and Fireworks over Lake Ouachita - Mount Ida

PO Box 1268, Mount Ida
Mountain Harbor Resort on Lake Ouachita
July 4th is among Mountain Harbor's most treasured holidays! On July 4th, the morning begins with a flag-raising ceremony featuring our Pledge of Allegiance, National Ant...
Jul 4 Friday

Fireworks in the Park - Salem

Post Office Box 649, Salem
Salem City Park
The Salem Chamber of Commerce Fireworks in the Park features food and music prior to a gigantic fireworks display over the Salem City Park Lake. ...
Jul 4 Friday

13th Annual Ventris Trail's End Resort's Fireworks Display - Garfield

9484 Simrell Drive, Garfield
South of Marker 8 on Beaver Lake
We welcome you to the largest fireworks display in Northwest Arkansas in celebration of our nation's independence! You will be awed and inspired by the thousands of firew...
Jul 4 Friday

July 4th Island Fest - Bismarck

DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Bismarck
Park guests and community members join in celebration of our nation's birthday.  A host of traditional Independence Day games and activities are offered all day incl...
Jul 4 Friday

Deer Fourth of July Celebration - Deer

PO Box 250, Deer
Deer High School
Deer Volunteer Fire Department Celebration old-fashioned 4th of July event begins at 2 p.m. with plenty of food and ice cream, bingo, horseshoe tournaments, and other act...
Jul 4 Friday

Greenwood Freedomfest - Greenwood

2909 Hendrix Rd., Greenwood
City Square
Celebrate 4th of July with games, 5K race, live music, food, and fireworks. ...
Jul 4 Friday

The Fort Smith Mayor’s Annual Fourth of July Celebration - Fort Smith

2 North B St., Fort Smith
Harry E. Kelley Riverpark
An evening of fun, great music, and concessions on the riverfront leading up to one of the largest fireworks events in Arkansas....
Jul 4 Friday

15th Annual 4th of July Family Celebration - Sherwood

1111 W. Maryland Ave., Sherwood
Sherwood Forest
Featuring patriotic giveaways, entertainment on two stages, and a fireworks display at 9 p.m. Shuttle service from Sylvan Hills High School. Lawn chairs are welcome....
Jul 4 Friday

31st Annual Pops on the River - Little Rock

121 East Capitol Ave, Little Rock
River Market Pavilions and First Security Amphitheater
Pops on the River, presented by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, is an annual fireworks show and entertainment event in Downtown Little Rock. Scheduled activities include a...
Jul 4 Friday

Thunderfest 2014 - Cherokee Village

7/4/2014 - 7/5/2014
10 Kusa Circle, Cherokee Village
Town Center and Lake Thunderbird
Fourth of July Celebration with food and craft vendors, water slides, live bands, beer tent, talent show and more. The Thunder On Thunderbird Fireworks show over beautifu...
Jul 4 Friday

34th Annual Busch-Pepsi Softball Classic - North Little Rock

7/4/2014 - 7/6/2014
1 Eldor Johnson Drive, North Little Rock
Burns park Softball Complex
...
Jul 5 Saturday

Helena Farmers Market - Helena-West Helena

Walnut and RIghtor St., Helena-West Helena
Canopy on the corner
Saturdays, June-October, enjoy the best of locally grown produce, home-baked products, and the work of artisans and craftspeople....
Jul 5 Saturday

Fireworks Extravaganza - Heber Springs

1001 West Main, Heber Springs
Sandy Beach
You won't want to miss one of the most spectacular fireworks displays in Arkansas as we light up the sky over beautiful Greers Ferry Lake over our Independence Day weeken...
Jul 5 Saturday

Margaritaville in Mountain Home - Mountain Home

PO Box 488, Mountain Home
Chamber of Commerce lawn and parking lot
A Jimmy Buffett-style party right in the middle of Mountain Home. Wear your flip flops and your tropical shirts and come ready to dance. Live music from the band Make No...
Jul 9 Wednesday

Discovery Day Camp - Marianna

7/9/2014 - 7/11/2014
Mississippi River State Park, Marianna
Visitor Center Multi-Purpose Room

This is a great opportunity for children ages 10-12 who are interested in nature and the outdoors. This three-day experien...

Jul 11 Friday

Moonlight Cruise - Bismarck

DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Bismarck
Marina
Enjoy a relaxing and romantic cruise under a full moon. Seating is limited—reservations can be made beginning noon the day before the...
Jul 12 Saturday

July Park of the Month - Jacksonville

5 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville
Jacksonville Boys & Girls Blub
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Family Fun Day. All ages welcome....
Jul 12 Saturday

Bad Boy Kids Triathlon for Literacy - Batesville

500 E. Main St., Batesville
Lyon College
Registration & packet pickup 7-8:30 a.m. Races begin at 9 a.m. Ages 5-18 swim, bike, and run for literacy. A benefit for the Ozark Foothills Literacy Project. ...
Jul 12 Saturday

Helena Farmers Market - Helena-West Helena

Walnut and RIghtor St., Helena-West Helena
Canopy on the corner
Saturdays, June-October, enjoy the best of locally grown produce, home-baked products, and the work of artisans and craftspeople....
Jul 12 Saturday

Kids Day at the Farmers Market - Siloam Springs

116 S Broadway, Siloam Springs
City Park
A bounce castle, crafts, activities, story time and live music light up the market on Kids Day at the Market each Second Saturday during the market season, from 9 a.m. un...
Jul 16 Wednesday

July Day Camp - Russellville

7/16/2014 - 7/18/2014
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
The camp is open to kids ages 8-12. Campers will explore the nature and history of the area through fun, hands-on programs and activities. Fee covers all supplies and mea...
Jul 19 Saturday

Firefly Fling - Fayetteville

4703 N. Crossover Rd. , Fayetteville
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks
The summer festival for families is a community event focused on getting adults and children outdoors and playing together. The festival features activity stations manned...
Jul 19 Saturday

Helena Farmers Market - Helena-West Helena

Walnut and RIghtor St., Helena-West Helena
Canopy on the corner
Saturdays, June-October, enjoy the best of locally grown produce, home-baked products, and the work of artisans and craftspeople....
Jul 19 Saturday

31st Mightymite Triathlon - Forrest City

203 N. Izard, Forrest City
The 1/3-mile swim in Lake Dunn at Village Creek State Park, 13-mile bike ride on Highway 284 to East Arkansas Community College, and 3-mile run to the historic Campbell H...
Jul 21 Monday

Outdoor Adventure Day Camp (10-12 Year Olds) - Wynne

7/21/2014 - 7/23/2014
Village Creek State Park, Wynne
Visitor Center
For children ages 10-12. We will have a variety of educational and recreational programs including horseback riding, boating, hikes, crafts, games, and live animal progra...
Jul 23 Wednesday

Discovery Day Camp - Marianna

7/23/2014 - 7/25/2014
Mississippi River State Park, Marianna
Multi-Purpose Room

This is a great opportunity for children ages 7-9 who ar...

Jul 25 Friday

31st Annual Altus Grape Festival - Altus

7/25/2014 - 7/26/2014
P.O. Box 293, Altus
Altus City Park & 4 Area Wineries
Celebrate the Grape at the Altus Grape Festival! Public grape stomping, wine tasting, arts & crafts booths, music, amateur winemaking competition, food and fun....
Jul 25 Friday

The 75th Annual Johnson County Peach Festival - Clarksville

7/25/2014 - 7/26/2014
101 N Johnson St, Clarksville
Court House Square
Come join us in downtown Clarksville and enjoy peach-themed eclectic foods and handmade arts & crafts. There are scavenger hunts, a 4-mile run, talent contests, live band...
Jul 25 Friday

South Hot Springs Gun and Knife Show - Hot Springs

7/25/2014 - 7/27/2014
134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs
Hot Springs Convention Center
Arkansas's largest gun and knife show. Antique and modern firearms of all kinds, ammunition, custom knifes, swords, accessories, and reloading supplies....
Jul 26 Saturday

28th Annual World Championship Cardboard Boat Race - Heber Springs

1001 West Main, Heber Springs
Sandy Beach
Join us as boats of all shapes and sizes made of cardboard compete for speed and design. There is even a Titanic Award for the Most Dramatic Sinking....
Jul 26 Saturday

Helena Farmers Market - Helena-West Helena

Walnut and RIghtor St., Helena-West Helena
Canopy on the corner
Saturdays, June-October, enjoy the best of locally grown produce, home-baked products, and the work of artisans and craftspeople....
Jul 26 Saturday

Hickory Hill Park Gospel Music - Hot Springs

216 Bryant Road, Hot Springs
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.
26th Annual Hawkins Family Homecoming Celebration weekend featuring down-home southern gospel music, bluegrass gospel, and plenty of old-time country gospel in an outdoor...
Jul 29 Tuesday

Nature Discovery Youth Camp - Russellville

7/29/2014 - 7/31/2014
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
This camp will get youths ages 12-15 out in nature to explore our resources. We will learn about our surroundings and discover the wonders nature holds for us. Fee covers...
Aug 1 Friday

20th Annual Yards and Yards of Yard Sales - Eureka Springs

8/1/2014 - 8/2/2014
516 Village Circle, Eureka Springs
All around the Greater Eureka Springs area
Yard sale bargains all around town. Maps will be available so you can find them all....
Aug 2 Saturday

6th Annual Dog Day of Summer - Siloam Springs

116 S Broadway, Siloam Springs
Broadway Street
Dog Day features a dog parade down Broadway Street, a variety of dog contests, and dog-related vendors....
Aug 2 Saturday

Helena Farmers Market - Helena-West Helena

Walnut and RIghtor St., Helena-West Helena
Canopy on the corner
Saturdays, June-October, enjoy the best of locally grown produce, home-baked products, and the work of artisans and craftspeople....
Aug 2 Saturday

Purple Martin Awareness Weekend - Mountain Pine

8/2/2014 - 8/3/2014
Lake Ouachita State Park, Mountain Pine
Visitor Center
Come learn about one of the most beloved birds in the United States:  Purple Martins.  This weekend we will have programs to help you identify these large swall...
Aug 6 Wednesday

Adaptable Animals Day Camp - Russellville

8/6/2014 - 8/8/2014
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
The camp is open to kids ages 8-12. What makes a bird a bird? How is a skunk adapted to living in the forest? Campers will learn the answers to these and several other qu...
Aug 7 Thursday

35th Annual Cave City Watermelon Festival - Cave City

8/7/2014 - 8/9/2014
1033 N. Main, Cave City
City Park
Thursday night, Friday night, and all day Saturday. ...
Aug 7 Thursday

15th Annual Bargains Galore on 64 - Ozark

8/7/2014 - 8/9/2014
16439 Hwy 23 No., Ozark
Various address 160 miles of Hwy. 64
160 miles of yard sales and flea markets all along Highway 64 from Fort Smith to Beebe. Buy or sell antiques, collectibles, and other great finds. ...
Aug 7 Thursday

38th Annual Hope Watermelon Festival - Hope

8/7/2014 - 8/9/2014
P.O. Box 250, Hope
Fair Park
Festival celebrating Hope's giant watermelons -- three of which have been world's records over the past 35 years. Festival features arts & crafts, music, a major country ...
Aug 8 Friday

Eureka Springs Multi-sport Festival - Eureka Springs

8/8/2014 - 8/10/2014
1629 S. River Meadows Dr, Eureka Springs
A three-day multi-sport festival consisting of a sprint-distance triathlon on Friday afternoon at Holiday Island, road bike tour rides and road bike racing on Saturday mo...
Aug 9 Saturday

Moonlight Cruise - Bismarck

DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Bismarck
Marina
Enjoy a relaxing and romantic cruise under a full moon. Seating is limited—reservations can be made beginning noon the day before the...
Aug 9 Saturday

Helena Farmers Market - Helena-West Helena

Walnut and RIghtor St., Helena-West Helena
Canopy on the corner
Saturdays, June-October, enjoy the best of locally grown produce, home-baked products, and the work of artisans and craftspeople....
Aug 9 Saturday

Kids Day at the Farmers Market - Siloam Springs

116 S Broadway, Siloam Springs
City Park
A bounce castle, crafts, activities, story time and live music light up the market on Kids Day at the Market each Second Saturday during the market season, from 9 a.m. un...
Aug 9 Saturday

August Park of the Month - Jacksonville

5 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville
Stagecoach Park
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Family Fun Day. All ages welcome....
Aug 9 Saturday

Star Party - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center

Come out away from the city lights to gaze at the clear view of the night sky. This is a great opportunity to learn about the Perseids meteor shower.  This meteor...

Aug 11 Monday

95th Annual Fulton County Fair - Salem

8/11/2014 - 8/16/2014
Post Office Box 910, Salem
Fulton County Fairgrounds
Features exhibits, entertainment, carnival, pageants, talent, rodeo, demolition derby and truck pulling. Special Veterans Day, Senior Day, and Kid's Day. ...
Aug 14 Thursday

43rd Annual Northwest Arkansas Bluegrass Festival - Harrison

8/14/2014 - 8/16/2014
13315 W Hwy 396, Harrison
Beacon Park, 5 miles northof Harrison city limits on Ridgeway Loop
Super nice park and facilities, great bands, jam sessions, and plenty of camping spaces....
Aug 16 Saturday

Helena Farmers Market - Helena-West Helena

Walnut and RIghtor St., Helena-West Helena
Canopy on the corner
Saturdays, June-October, enjoy the best of locally grown produce, home-baked products, and the work of artisans and craftspeople....
Aug 16 Saturday

Mountains, Music & Motorcycles - Mountain View

8/16/2014 - 8/19/2014
Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Downtown Courthouse Square
Book your rooms early in the biker-friendly Cabins at Dry Creek, enjoy home-style Southern cooking at the Skillet Restaura...
Aug 17 Sunday

Newton County Fair & Rodeo - Jasper

8/17/2014 - 8/24/2014
PO Box 250, Jasper
At the Hub Convention Center
Carnival, kids’ day, truck pull, parade, Junior Rodeo and Little Britches Rodeo, Queen's Contest & Horse Show. ...
Aug 19 Tuesday

115th Annual Johnson County Fair - Clarksville

8/19/2014 - 8/23/2014
1586 W Oakland St, Clarksville
Fairgrounds
Carnival, pageants, Johnson County Idol, live entertainment, home crafts and displays, contests, animal & agricultural products competitions, food, games and more....
Aug 19 Tuesday

Sebastian County Fair - Greenwood

8/19/2014 - 8/23/2014
P.O. Box 8, Greenwood
Seb. Co. Fair Grounds
Fair with live animals, carnival rides, food, and commercial and home economics. Parade on Saturday at 11 a.m. ...
Aug 22 Friday

Back 2 School Splash - Jacksonville

5 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville
Splash Zone Water Park
6-9 p.m. Kids are invited to slip, slide and dive into the night at the last bash of the summer. Swim & dance to music by DJ Chad Mansfield. ...
Aug 22 Friday

5th Annual Mark Pennebaker Memorial Golf Tournament - North Little Rock

1 Eldor Johnson Drive, North Little Rock
Burns Park Golf Course
8 a.m. and 1 p.m ...
Aug 22 Friday

Queen Wilhelmina Rod Run - Mena

8/22/2014 - 8/23/2014
500 Mena Street, Mena
Queen Wilhelmina Lodge
Close to 200 hot rods and street rods meet up every year on top of Queen Wilhelmina State Park for one of Mena's largest car shows. The rods cruise to downtown Mena each ...
Aug 23 Saturday

Hickory Hill Park Gospel Music - Hot Springs

216 Bryant Road, Hot Springs
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 23 Saturday

Helena Farmers Market - Helena-West Helena

Walnut and RIghtor St., Helena-West Helena
Canopy on the corner
Saturdays, June-October, enjoy the best of locally grown produce, home-baked products, and the work of artisans and craftspeople....
Aug 23 Saturday

50th Annual Charlie Rice Memorial Cherokee Village Lions Club Golf Tournament - Cherokee Village

8/23/2014 - 8/24/2014
108 W. Main St, Cherokee Village
North & South Golf Courses
Men's two-man scramble invitational tournament. Shotgun start, played on both courses in Cherokee Village. Tee time 8 a.m. Proceeds benefit World Services for the Blind...
Aug 25 Monday

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

8/25/2014 - 9/1/2014
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork
Join us for a week long celebration of the Legacy of Devil's Den State Park. Special speakers and programs will focus on the building of the park by the Ci...
Aug 27 Wednesday

29th Annual National Championship Chuckwagon Race - Clinton

8/27/2014 - 9/5/2014
2848 Shake Rag Road, Clinton
Bar of Ranch
Chuckwagon races, Snowy River race, bronc fanning, camping, trail rides, concerts, equine clinics, bull riding, non-denominational service. ...
Aug 28 Thursday

Newton County Bluegrass Festival - Jasper

8/28/2014 - 8/30/2014
PO Box 250, Jasper
Bradley Park
Join us at Bradley Park for three nights of fantastic bluegrass music. Plenty of great food and lots of fun. Music-filled weekend begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday ...
Aug 29 Friday

Arkansas State Parks Legacy Week - Wickes

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

Helena Farmers Market - Helena-West Helena

Walnut and RIghtor St., Helena-West Helena
Canopy on the corner
Saturdays, June-October, enjoy the best of locally grown produce, home-baked products, and the work of artisans and craftspeople....
Aug 30 Saturday

63rd Annual Clothesline Fair - Prairie Grove

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

Annual 73rd Rector Labor Day Picnic - Rector

409 S Stewart, Rector
Rector Memorial Park
The 73rd Annual Rector Labor Picnic will start at 9 a.m. with a parade and last all day with carnival rides, pageants, live musical entertainment and great food. All proc...
Sep 1 Monday

Big Maumelle Kayak Float - Little Rock

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. A park interpreter will be your guide. Prior paddling exp...
Sep 1 Monday

Tri-County Fair - Marvell

9/1/2014 - 9/6/2014
1794 Hwy 49, Marvell
Tri-County Fair Grounds
Celebrate the harvest with the Delta’s version of the State Fair, including animal and agricultural products, competitions, home-craft displays and contests, talent conte...
Sep 4 Thursday

Retired Bicycle Ride - North Little Rock

9/4/2014 - 12/11/2014
14015 Windsor Road, North Little Rock
River Trail Station/Fike's Bikes
This year-round ride leaves from River Trail Station and usually goes up the paved River Trail to Cook's Landing and picks up more road riders along the way. Stops for co...
Sep 6 Saturday

Big Maumelle Canoe Float - Little Rock

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 ...
Sep 6 Saturday

Trash to Treasure Community Yard Sale & September Park of the Month - Jacksonville

5 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville
Jacksonville Farmers Market
7 a.m.-noon. Discover numerous bargains at this community-wide event. A sale for buyers and sellers alike, this is the place to find great deals or to eliminate some of ...
Sep 6 Saturday

Helena Farmers Market - Helena-West Helena

Walnut and RIghtor St., Helena-West Helena
Canopy on the corner
Saturdays, June-October, enjoy the best of locally grown produce, home-baked products, and the work of artisans and craftspeople....
Sep 6 Saturday

Great Arkansas Cleanup - Paragould

Crowley's Ridge State Park, Paragould
Pavilion 3
Help keep the Nature State litter free.  Volunteers will assist park staff in cleaning up the park, community, and Crowley's Ridge National Scenic Byway.  Lunch...
Sep 6 Saturday

Great Arkansas Cleanup - Wynne

Village Creek State Park, Wynne
Visitor Center
Help Village Creek State Park protect our valuable resources with a morning of park beautification and litter removal. Check in at the visitor center to get supplies, an ...
Sep 6 Saturday

Spring River Cleanup - Mammoth Spring

Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Welcome Center
Time for a little cleaning on the Spring River!  Join park staff and volunteers for our annual cleanup of a section of the river, via canoes.  Not for beginners...
Sep 6 Saturday

22nd Annual Antique Tractor & Engine Show - Scott

Plantation Agriculture Museum, Scott
Get your engines ready and join us for a fun nostalgic trip to the Plantation Agriculture Museum State Park! The museum invites all hit and miss engines and pre-1960s tra...
Sep 7 Sunday

National Public Lands Day - Bluff City

White Oak Lake State Park, Bluff City
Visitor Center
Everyone is invited to celebrate with us as we look back on years of volunteer projects, public lands, friends groups, partners and stories!  Come out and do your pa...
Sep 8 Monday

Hunter Education Course - Jersey

9/8/2014 - 9/9/2014
Moro Bay State Park, Jersey
Visitor Center
If you were born after December 31, 1968 it is mandatory that you complete the Hunters Education training course to receive your Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Hunters...
Sep 8 Monday

Crawford County Fair - Mulberry

9/8/2014 - 9/13/2014
P.O. Box 224, Mulberry
Carnival games and rides, food and craft vendors, exhibits, pageants....
Sep 11 Thursday

Hunter Education Course - Jersey

Moro Bay State Park, Jersey
Visitor Center
If you were born after December 31, 1968 it is mandatory that you complete the Hunters Education training course to receive your Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Hunters...
Sep 13 Saturday

Kids Day at the Farmers Market - Siloam Springs

116 S Broadway, Siloam Springs
City Park
A bounce castle, crafts, activities, story time and live music light up the market on Kids Day at the Market each Second Saturday during the market season, from 9 a.m. un...
Sep 13 Saturday

Helena Farmers Market - Helena-West Helena

Walnut and RIghtor St., Helena-West Helena
Canopy on the corner
Saturdays, June-October, enjoy the best of locally grown produce, home-baked products, and the work of artisans and craftspeople....
Sep 13 Saturday

Hook Line and Sinker Fishing Derby - Bismarck

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 p...

Sep 18 Thursday

Hawk Watch - Paris

Mount Magazine State Park, Paris
Cameron Bluff Overlook Drive, 3rd parking area
Many animals migrate southward over Mount Magazine in September. Birds, butterflies, even spiders have been seen passing overhead. Especially watch for birds of prey flyi...
Sep 19 Friday

30th Annual Arkansas Senior Olympic Game - Hot Springs

9/19/2014 - 10/6/2014
PO Box 1577, Hot Springs
Multi venues
Competition recreational and athletic events for ages 45 and up. Team sport, archery, badminton, bowling, golf, basketball, cycling, horseshoes, race-walks, air rifle sho...
Sep 20 Saturday

Trash Bash - Hot Springs

Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Lake Catherine State Park

Over 300 people participate each year in this effort removing hundreds of bags of trash from our beautiful lakes.  We are excited that this event has...

Sep 20 Saturday

Fall Equinox Celebration - Scott

Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, Scott
Visitor Center

This event will offer hands-on opportunities to learn about Native American culture. Come celebrate harvest season by parti...

Sep 20 Saturday

Helena Farmers Market - Helena-West Helena

Walnut and RIghtor St., Helena-West Helena
Canopy on the corner
Saturdays, June-October, enjoy the best of locally grown produce, home-baked products, and the work of artisans and craftspeople....
Sep 20 Saturday

Music in the Park: Featuring For Goodness Sakes - Hot Springs

Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Amphitheater

Bring the family to enjoy this free concert at Lake Catherine State Park. From gospel to blue grass a...

Sep 20 Saturday

Girl Scout Workshop - Russellville

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

Edible and Medicinal Plants Workshop - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Learn traditional uses for some common Arkansas plants during this workshop conducted by local botanist Mike Thennes, which will include both indoor and outdoor sessions....
Sep 20 Saturday

Cossatot River Weekend Adventures - Wickes

9/20/2014 - 9/21/2014
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Join park interpreters for a weekend overni...
Sep 27 Saturday

Helena Farmers Market - Helena-West Helena

Walnut and RIghtor St., Helena-West Helena
Canopy on the corner
Saturdays, June-October, enjoy the best of locally grown produce, home-baked products, and the work of artisans and craftspeople....
Sep 27 Saturday

5th Annual Family Fun Fest - North Little Rock

1 Eldor Johnson Drive, North Little Rock
Dickey-Stephens Park
9a.m.-3 p.m. Includes a family atmosphere featuring live music and entertainment, a Kids & Teen Zone with inflatables, hands-on activities, exciting games, rock climbing...
Sep 27 Saturday

Big Dam Bridge 100 Finale Festival - North Little Rock

1 Eldor Johnson Drive, North Little Rock
9 a.m.-4 p.m. The Argenta Arts Foundation hosts a family-friendly event to celebrate the riders of the Big Dam Bridge 100 Bike Tour at the finish line in Argenta. Downt...
Sep 27 Saturday

Big Dam Bridge 100 - North Little Rock

1 Eldor Johnson Drive, North Little Rock
Race begins at La Harpe in Little Rock, and finishes at Main and 5th Streets in North Little Rock. Distances offered: 16, 30, 50, 68, and 100 miles....
Sep 27 Saturday

National Public Lands Day/Great Arkansas Cleanup - Russellville

Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
The Dardanelle Aquatic Resource Team will host their 19th Annual National Public Lands Day event at Lake Dardanelle State Park. This event brings together thousands of vo...
Sep 27 Saturday

The Great Bull Shoals-White River State Park Cleanup - Bull Shoals

Bull Shoals-White River State Park, Bull Shoals
Visitor Center
Help beautify Bull Shoals Lake and surrounding area trails, in conjunction with National Public Lands Day and the Great Arkansas Cleanup. Hikers, kayakers, canoeists, boa...
Sep 27 Saturday

Scout Patch Day - Pocahontas

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

Great Arkansas Cleanup and National Public Lands Day - Morrilton

Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
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 27 Saturday

Migration Celebration - Paris

Mount Magazine State Park, Paris
Valleys around Mount Magazine are natural corridors used by transient wildlife. Southward migration peaks in September. Birds, butterflies, even spiders have been seen pa...
Sep 27 Saturday

DeGray Lake Clean Up - Bismarck

DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Bismarck
Spillway boat ramp (below Corps Visitor Center)

Organized by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Keeping DeGray Lake Beautiful, this ½ day event is a way to give back to...

Oct 4 Saturday

Picnic at the Park - Gillett

Arkansas Post Museum, Gillett
Main House
Come out for a day in the sun at the Arkansas Post Museum State Park with old-fashioned games, a healthy picnic lunch, and family fun. Healthy a...
Oct 4 Saturday

38th Annual Sherwood Fest - Sherwood

1111 W. Maryland Ave., Sherwood
Sherwood Forest
Tentative Date. 5k run/walk, pancake breakfast, vendors of all kinds, entertainment all day, bands and dance groups, food vendors, kids zone, fireworks display at dark....
Oct 4 Saturday

4th Annual Sweet Potato Pie Bake-Off - Pine Bluff

PO Box 7676, Pine Bluff
Behind Jefferson County Courthouse on Lake Saracen
Featuring arts & crafts, face painting for children. and sweet potato smoothies....
Oct 4 Saturday

Gardening Basics for the Fall - Washington

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

Fall Harvest Home Festival - Scott

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

Fall Festival - Rogers

Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, Rogers
Historic Van Winkle Trail and the Hobbs State Park Visitor Center
Step back in time at the Historic Van Winkle Site. Witness a saw miller, flint knapper, Civ...
Oct 5 Sunday

Fall Canoe Float - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Little Maumelle Boat Launch
Enjoy the fall's crisp cool air on this canoeing journey through Pinnacle Mountain's lowlands with a park interpreter as your guide. If we are lucky, we will see the fall...
Oct 10 Friday

Women Outdoors Weekend - Hot Springs

10/10/2014 - 10/13/2014
Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Visitor Center
Ladies, open the door to all of your senses by getting away and reconnecting with nature. During this 3-day, 2-night adventure we will offer sessions on basic camping, na...
Oct 11 Saturday

October Park of the Month - Jacksonville

5 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville
Reed's Bridge
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Family Fun Day. All ages welcome....
Oct 11 Saturday

Kids Day at the Farmers Market - Siloam Springs

116 S Broadway, Siloam Springs
City Park
A bounce castle, crafts, activities, story time and live music light up the market on Kids Day at the Market each Second Saturday during the market season, from 9 a.m. un...
Oct 11 Saturday

Doggie Daze - Mammoth Spring

Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Ball Field
Come to the park for the 7th Annual Doggie Daze and show off your furry friend!  Dogs can enter the best trick competition, largest or smallest breed, or best costum...
Oct 11 Saturday

Ghosts of Davidsonville Fall Festival - Pocahontas

Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas

There’s a chill in the air, color in the trees, pumpkins abound and what’s that? Do you hear the whisperings of ghosts down at Davidsonville? Gather up the...

Oct 11 Saturday

Dutch Oven Outdoor Cooking Workshop - Des Arc

Lower White River Museum State Park, Des Arc
Outdoor cooking was a part of daily pioneer life. In this workshop, discover the art of cooking in cast iron over a coal fire. Learn new recipes and cooking techniques an...
Oct 12 Sunday

43rd Joe Weber Arky 100 Bicycle Tour - Sheridan

14015 Windsor Road, Sheridan
Sheridan Community Center pavilion
Rides up to 100 miles with 5 rest stops, traveling through scenic Grant and Dallas counties. Long sleeve tech T-shirt as they last to those pre-registered. Hamburgers, ho...
Oct 12 Sunday

Fall Canoe Float - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Little Maumelle Boat Launch
Enjoy the fall's crisp cool air on this canoeing journey through Pinnacle Mountain's lowlands with a park interpreter as you...
Oct 17 Friday

Picnic in the Park - Hot Springs

10/17/2014 - 10/19/2014
Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Lake Catherine State Park

Lake Catherine State Park invites you to plan a picnic in the park. Enjoy the cool weather, the chang...

Oct 18 Saturday

4th Annual Half Marathon Trail Run - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Join us for the 4th annual half marathon trail run along the banks of the beautiful and pristine Cossatot River.  Challenge your abilities in the mountain...
Oct 18 Saturday

3rd Annual Paws on Pinnacle - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
West Summit Picnic Area
Do you love dogs? Do you want to learn more about enjoying the outdoors with your dogs? This event features informative programs about caring for your dog, getting outsid...
Oct 18 Saturday

Saddle Up for St. Jude - Wynne

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

Beginners' Outdoor Cooking Dutch Oven Workshop - Scott

Plantation Agriculture Museum, Scott
Dutch ovens make it easy for people to enjoy a tasty outdoor meal, just like in the old days! Join us at the Plantation Agriculture Museum and discover how to cook over a...
Oct 18 Saturday

Autumn in Arkansas - Russellville

Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
Days are getting shorter and nights are getting cooler. The leaves are bright with color and plenty of wildlife can be seen taking advantage of the autumn harvest to prep...
Oct 24 Friday

18th Annual Lake Chicot Fall Festival - Lake Village

10/24/2014 - 10/25/2014
P O Box 752, Lake Village
Chicot County Court House Square
Friday night: carnival, live gospel music and BBQ chicken. Saturday: dog show, carnival, multiple vendors, live entertainment, car and tractor show, beauty pageant, 5k, k...
Oct 25 Saturday

Halloween in the Park - Bluff City

White Oak Lake State Park, Bluff City
Visitor Center
Come join us for Halloween in the Park! Festivities include trick or treating throughout the campground at 6 p.m. for children 12 and under, a haunted hike at 7 p.m., and...
Oct 25 Saturday

Woolly Holloween - Greenbrier

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 25 Saturday

Trick or Treat at Village Creek State Park - Wynne

Village Creek State Park, Wynne
Campground
Join Village Creek State Park and the Cross County Chamber of Commerce for the 3rd Annual Trick or Treat at Village Creek State Park.&...
Oct 25 Saturday

Scout Jamboree - Scott

Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, Scott
Visitor Center
Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts may earn their Indian Heritage Award, available through the Quapaw Boy Scout Council, by participating in this jamboree. Scouts will enjoy progr...
Oct 25 Saturday

Haunted Halloween in the Park - Hot Springs

Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Firering at the trailhead
Today will be filled with fun activities for the whole family to enjoy, starting at 6 p.m. Activities include trick-or-treating in the campground, a costume contest, hay ...
Oct 25 Saturday

Picnic in the Park - Powhatan

Lake Charles State Park, Powhatan
TBA
Join Lake Charles State Park for a day to picnic in the park. Music, games, and healthy activities for the entire family. Call park closer to event date for details. This...
Oct 25 Saturday

The Living Forest - Rogers

10/25/2014 - 10/26/2014
Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, Rogers
Hobbs State Park
Join Mother Nature as she introduces her forest friends here at Hobbs State Park – Conservation Area. Listen to each of the animal’s stories and learn what yo...
Oct 31 Friday

Trunk or Treat - Jacksonville

5 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville
Jacksonville Community Center
5-7 p.m. Several city businesses, churches, sponsors and the Parks & Recreation Department open their decorated trunks and pass out candy. The event provides a safe famil...
Oct 31 Friday

Ghosts, Legends, and the Unexplained - Paragould

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 Arkansas ghost stories at the bonfire, ride the haunted hayride, make H...
Oct 31 Friday

Downtown Trick or Treat - Siloam Springs

116 S Broadway, Siloam Springs
Downtown
An estimated 4,000 people attend Main Street’s Downtown Trick or Treat Festival each year. Kids and parents alike enjoy this free afternoon of trick or treating that give...
Nov 1 Saturday

Fall Foliage Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Three cruises are scheduled today: 11-12:30, 1-2:30, and 3-4:30. Experience the beauty of a "tree rainbow" along the shores of nearby Lake ...
Nov 1 Saturday

Eagle Tour - Russellville

11/1/2014 - 11/30/2014
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Weigh-in Pavilion
Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer winter lake cruises for the best chance of seeing our national symbol-the American bald eagle. Many other spectacular birds w...
Nov 2 Sunday

Fall Foliage Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Roger's Marina
Experience the beauty of a "tree rainbow" along the shores of nearby Lake Maumelle, wi...
Nov 7 Friday

O.A.K. Camp - Russellville

11/7/2014 - 11/8/2014
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
Open to kids ages 8-12 and will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and continue on Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We will learn about our surroundings and discover the w...
Nov 8 Saturday

Classic Comfort Foods Dutch Oven Workshop - Powhatan

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

"Just Desserts" Dutch Oven Outdoor Cooking Workshop - Wynne

Village Creek State Park, Wynne
Visitor Center
Learn about the joys of Dutch oven outdoor cooking and enjoy some sweet treats. We will make a few desserts as we discuss the history and process of cooking over a fire w...
Nov 8 Saturday

November Park of the Month - Jacksonville

5 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville
Paradise Park
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Family Fun Day. All ages welcome....
Nov 21 Friday

Overnight Hot Springs Bicycle Ride - Little Rock

11/21/2014 - 11/23/2014
14015 Windsor Road, Little Rock
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church
Overnight road ride leaves from Ferndale in West Little Rock for a 50-mile ride to Hot Springs to spend 1 or 2 nights at the hotel. Optional Spa Run on Saturday. All pave...
Nov 22 Saturday

Fall Star Party - Greenbrier

Woolly Hollow State Park, Greenbrier
Swim Beach
State parks can be great places to stargaze because they are often far from urban light pollution. Volunteers from the Central Arkansas Astronomical Society have telescop...
Nov 26 Wednesday

Thanksgiving Getaway - Bismarck

11/26/2014 - 11/30/2014
DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Bismarck
Gather the family and get away to DeGray Lake Resort State Park for Thanksgiving this year! Stay and relax in the comforts of the lodge or set up camp out in the park. En...
Nov 28 Friday

Green Friday - Greenbrier

Woolly Hollow State Park, Greenbrier
Visitor Center
What better way to spend "Black Friday" than outside with your family, avoiding all of those suffocating crowds? Go on a hike, have a picnic in the park, or simply enjoy ...
Nov 28 Friday

Green Friday - Hot Springs

Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Lake Catherine State Park
Instead of fighting the crowds on Black Friday, make it a Green Friday at Lake Catherine State Park. Come and enjoy the outdoors with hikes, games, and talks on recycling...
Nov 28 Friday

Green Friday - Rogers

Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, Rogers
Hobbs State Park Visitor Center

Consider celebrating the season in a relaxing...

Nov 28 Friday

17th Annual Mountain Rendezvous - Morrilton

11/28/2014 - 11/30/2014
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Experience a primitive camp, as well as some of the survival skills used by Arkansas pioneers. Watch a variety of demonstrations including muzzleloading rifles, tomahawk ...
Nov 29 Saturday

Worms Eat My Garbage - Hot Springs

Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Visitor Center
Let worms dine on your food scraps and shredded newspapers. They provide you with nutrient rich hummus. Worm composting is the process of using worms and microorganisms t...
Dec 1 Monday

Sherwood's Enchanted Forest Trail of Lights - Sherwood

12/1/2014 - 12/30/2014
1111 W. Maryland Ave., Sherwood
Sherwood Forest
Mile-long drive through Christmas light display with more than 90 displays. Donations and/or non-perishable food items are accepted. All patrons receive a candy cane....
Dec 1 Monday

Eagle Tour - Russellville

12/1/2014 - 12/31/2014
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Weigh-in Pavilion
Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer winter lake cruises for the best chance of seeing our national symbol-the American bald eagle. Many other spectacular birds w...
Dec 5 Friday

Dardanelle Christmas Parade - Dardanelle

PO Box 208, Dardanelle
State Hwy 221 Union Street
Our annual Christmas Parade is a great way to kick off the Christmas Spirit. Bring your whole family and enjoy Santa and his many floats, live animals and bands. ...
Dec 5 Friday

Christmas in the Park - Bluff City

12/5/2014 - 12/7/2014
White Oak Lake State Park, Bluff City
Visitor Center
Come camp by a warm fire and enjoy the holiday lights throughout the campground. Enter for your chance to win the best decorated campsite. Judging will be at 6 p.m. on Sa...
Dec 6 Saturday

Birding Basics - Hot Springs

Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Visitor Center
Join us at Lake Catherine State Park for a workshop on the basics of birding. There is no cost for the workshop but reservations are required. You will learn about the ba...
Dec 6 Saturday

Winter Discovery Lake Cruises - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Roger's Marina
Come prepared to discover Lake Maumelle as it springs to life...in the middle of winter!  Pinnacle Mountain State Park and its surrounding water bodies host thousand...
Dec 6 Saturday

Winter Discovery Lake Cruises - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Roger's Marina
Come prepared to discover Lake Maumelle as it springs to life...in the middle of winter!  Pinnacle Mountain State Park ...
Dec 6 Saturday

57th Annual Jacksonville Christmas Parade - Jacksonville

5 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville
1 p.m. ...
Dec 6 Saturday

Polar Plunge - Mulberry

P.o. Box 448, Mulberry
Help raise funds for the Mulberry Shop with a Cop Fund. All proceeds go to buy Christmas gifts for needy children in our community. Participants take an ice cold dunk in...
Dec 6 Saturday

Light Up Siloam Springs - Siloam Springs

116 S Broadway, Siloam Springs
Downtown
The Mayor waves a magic candy cane to light up the town at dusk, and Santa makes his first appearance in the myriad floats that parade down Broadway....
Dec 6 Saturday

28th Annual Christmas and Candlelight - Washington

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

Winter at the Lake - Russellville

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

Anniversary Battle of Prairie Grove Reenactment - Prairie Grove

12/6/2014 - 12/7/2014
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Prairie Grove
Park Grounds
The park will commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Prairie Grove. The battle, fought on December 7, 1862, saw about 22,000 soldiers fighting most of the day, with...
Dec 13 Saturday

December Park of the Month - Jacksonville

5 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville
Jacksonville Community Center
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Family Fun Day. All ages welcome....
Dec 13 Saturday

Christmas Parade - Mulberry

P.O. Box 448, Mulberry
Come enjoy the Christmas Parade down Main Street, then meet with Santa Claus for cookies and cocoa....
Dec 13 Saturday

28th Annual Christmas and Candlelight - Washington

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

Dutch Oven Cooking Workshop - Russellville

Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
Join a park interpreter for a hands-on class about cooking with Arkansas's official state cooking vessel. Discover the methods and secrets of successful Dutch oven cookin...
Jan 1 Thursday

First Day Hikes - Morrilton

Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Petit Jean State Park
Petit Jean State Park will sponsor free, guided hikes on New Year’s Day as part of an annual First Day Hikes initiative in all 50 states. First Day Hikes offer an o...
Jan 1 Thursday

First Day Hikes - Greenbrier

Woolly Hollow State Park, Greenbrier
Huckleberry Trailhead
Start 2015 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 1 Thursday

First Day Hike - Russellville

Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Amphitheater
We are joining forces with hikers across the nation to celebrate 2015 with a “First Day Hike”! Let’s start the new year off with a healthy lifestyle for...
Jan 1 Thursday

First Day Hikes - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Call for location
Happy New Year! Start your New Year's resolution to get outside, exercise and connect with nature at Pinnacle Mountain State Park. Join a park interpreter for a guided tr...
Jan 1 Thursday

Lake Ponder First Day Hike - Paragould

Crowley's Ridge State Park, Paragould
Swimming Beach
Join a park interpreter and get a healthy start to the new year while you explore the natural and historical features that make Crowley's Ridge State Park special. The pa...
Jan 1 Thursday

Dancing Rabbit Trail First Day Hike - Paragould

Crowley's Ridge State Park, Paragould
Visitor Center
Ready for a more challenging hike? Join a park interpreter on the 1.22 mile Dancing Rabbit Trail for a moderately strenuous hike that explores the hills and valleys of th...
Jan 1 Thursday

First Day Hikes - Hot Springs

Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Trailhead
State parks across the U.S. celebrate the start of a new year with these hikes on January 1st. Be a part of the fun by taking an easy stroll on Falls Branch Tr...
Jan 1 Thursday

First Day Hike - Bismarck

DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Bismarck
Visitor Center
Join thousands of people across the nation who will be kicking off the new year the healthy way and hitting a trail for a hike. Join a park interpreter to hike the Green ...
Jan 1 Thursday

First Day Hike - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Join park interpreters as we begin the 2015 New Year by exploring impressive views overlooking Baker Creek, Harris Creek and Cossatot River. This moderate 3.5 mile hike i...
Jan 1 Thursday

First Day Hike - Mountain Pine

Lake Ouachita State Park, Mountain Pine
Visitor Center
Start off 2015 on the right foot (or left foot) with a hike along the beautiful trails of Lake Ouachita State Park. Take a self-guided walk along the half-mile Dogwood Tr...
Jan 1 Thursday

Eagle Tour - Russellville

1/1/2015 - 1/31/2015
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Weigh-in Pavilion
Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer winter lake cruises for the best chance of seeing our national symbol-the American bald eagle. Many other spectacular birds w...
Jan 10 Saturday

Eagle Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rodgers 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 10 Saturday

Eagle Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rodgers 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 10 Saturday

Eagle Awareness Weekend - Morrilton

1/10/2015 - 1/11/2015
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Petit Jean State Park
Join us as we spend two days devoted to our national symbol, the bald eagle. A variety of programs are planned, including field trips to nearby Holla Bend National Wildli...
Jan 16 Friday

Bald Eagle Tours - Hot Springs

1/16/2015 - 1/18/2015
Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Lake Catherine State Park
There are few moments in nature more awe inspiring than seeing a bald eagle in the wild. Take a boat or hiking tour for a chance to see this memorable site. Bald eagles a...
Jan 17 Saturday

Skillets, Griddles and Fireside Cooking Series - Washington

Historic Washington State Park, Washington
1874 Courthouse

Dutch Ovens are only one of the many options available when it comes ...

Jan 17 Saturday

Eagel Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rodgers 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 17 Saturday

Eagle Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rodgers 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 17 Saturday

Eagle Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rodgers 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 17 Saturday

Wonders of Winter Wildlife - Rogers

Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, Rogers
Hobbs State Park Conservation Area
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 17 Saturday

Scout Patch Day - Parkin

Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
Scouts are invited to earn their Parkin Archeological State Park History Awareness Patch. If this patch has already been earned, scouts are invited back to earn additiona...
Jan 23 Friday

Eagles Et Cetera - Bismarck

1/23/2015 - 1/25/2015
DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Bismarck
Lodge
Come celebrate our nation's symbol and its many counterparts as we kick off our 36th annual Eagles Et Cetera event. Eagle tours will be offered in abundance over the week...
Jan 24 Saturday

Eagle Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rodgers 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 24 Saturday

Eagle Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Eagle Lake Cruise
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 24 Saturday

Eagle Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rodgers 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 25 Sunday

Eagle lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rodgers 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 25 Sunday

Eagle Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rodgers 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 25 Sunday

Eagle Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rodgers 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 31 Saturday

Dutch Oven Cooking Workshop - Little Rock

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 1 Sunday

Winter Discovery Lake Cruise - Little Rock

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 1 Sunday

Eagle Tour - Russellville

2/1/2015 - 2/28/2015
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Weigh-in Pavilion
Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer winter lake cruises for the best chance of seeing our national symbol-the American bald eagle. Many other spectacular birds w...
Feb 1 Sunday

Eagle Tour - Russellville

2/1/2015 - 2/28/2015
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Weigh-in Pavilion
Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer winter lake cruises for the best chance of seeing our national symbol-the American bald eagle. Many other spectacular birds w...
Feb 7 Saturday

Polar Plunge - Greenbrier

Woolly Hollow State Park, Greenbrier
Swim Beach
Help support a great cause by participating in the 4th Annual Polar Plunge, hosted by Special Olympics of Arkansas. Contact the park for more details, and help support Sp...
Feb 13 Friday

Hikes, Hearts, and Hugs Weekend - Morrilton

2/13/2015 - 2/15/2015
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Petit Jean State Park
Enjoy historic Mather Lodge on Petit Jean Mountain and be treated to a romantic weekend. Activities such as guided trail hikes are geared toward couples. Contact the park...
Feb 14 Saturday

Dutch Oven Cooking Workshop - Little Rock

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 14 Saturday

Sweethearts Cruise - Rogers

2/14/2015 - 2/15/2015
Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, Rogers
Rocky Branch Marina
Spend a day in nature with your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day weekend. Take an eagle watch cruise on beautiful Beaver Lake guided by one of our park interpreters....
Feb 15 Sunday

Winter Discovery Lake Cruise - Little Rock

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 15 Sunday

Winter Discovery Lake Cruise - Little Rock

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 21 Saturday

Cast Iron Cookware Workshop - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Outdoor cooking is a strong tradition in Arkansas State Parks. Join park staff to learn the history and the techniques of Dutch oven cooking and receive a piece of cast i...
Feb 21 Saturday

Survival Skills Weekend - Little Rock

2/21/2015 - 2/22/2015
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Call for Times and Locations
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 starting, shel...
Feb 28 Saturday

Skillets,Griddles, and Fireside Cooking Series - Washington

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...
Mar 7 Saturday

Skillets, Griddles and Fireside Cooking Series - Washington

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...
Mar 20 Friday

47th Annual Jonquil Festival - Washington

3/20/2015 - 3/22/2015
Historic Washington State Park, Washington
Create memories and celebrate a tradition at Historic Washington State Park. This three-day festival heralds the arrival of spring in Southwest Arkansas! Thousands of jon...
Apr 11 Saturday

Park Day at Historic Washington - Washington

Historic Washington State Park, Washington
1874 Courthouse Visitor Center
Contribute to the future by protecting our past. Join park staff and volunteers as they work on cleanup and preservation projects throughout Washington. This is your chan...
Sep 12 Saturday

Skillets, Griddles and Fireside Cooking Series - Washington

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...
Oct 10 Saturday

Skillets, Griddles and Fireside Cooking Series - Washington

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...
Dec 5 Saturday

29th Annual Christmas and Candlelight - Washington

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

29th Annual Christmas and Candlelight - Washington

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