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There’s never a shortage of family weekend activities here in the Natural State. Arkansas offers plenty of family things to do this weekend, next weekend or any time you choose. If you're trying to find family things to do this weekend, we’ve got you covered with outdoor fun for kids, Arkansas events and other family weekend activities that promise all kinds of fun for everyone in the family. Search the event listings below to find family weekend activities that will keep you coming back to Arkansas.

Sep 30 Tuesday

Lights! Camera! Arkansas! Exhibit - Little Rock

6/8/2013 - 3/1/2015
Old State House Museum, Little Rock
Old State House Museum
The exhibit feature the state’s ties to Hollywood, through both movies and television. Artifacts related to films shot on location in the state, actors born in Arkansas,...
Sep 30 Tuesday

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...
Sep 30 Tuesday

Jacksonville Farmers Market - Jacksonville

5/3/2014 - 10/25/2014
5 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville
Jacksonville Famers' Market
May through October. Tuesdays 4-8 p.m. Saturdays 7 a.m.-noon. Local, farm-fresh produce and handmade arts & crafts....
Sep 30 Tuesday

Fine Tuned Strings: The Guitars of Delta Cultural Center - Helena-West Helena

8/1/2014 - 12/31/2014
141 Cherry St., Helena-West Helena
Visitors Center
This exhibit features guitars from the permanent collection of the Delta Cultural Center. Many of them were owned and used by famous blues musicians and have been signed ...
Sep 30 Tuesday

40th Annual Little Rock Farmers Market - Little Rock

9/2/2014 - 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. ...
Sep 30 Tuesday

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 30 Tuesday

Roseberry Farms Pumpkin Patch - Benton

9/25/2014 - 10/31/2014
12223 hwy 9, benton, ar 72019, Benton
By Lee Creek
Visit our 56 acre farm where you can enjoy picking your own pumpkin that was grown on site. Also enjoy hay rides, barrel ride, and several other family activities....
Sep 30 Tuesday

Schaefer's Corn Maze - Mayflower

9/27/2014 - 11/1/2014
6085 Marshall River Road, Mayflower
Schaefers Farm
Scenic hay ride, concession trailer, train ride "Corn Maze Express" large corn box for play, hay tunnels, professional playground equipment, picnic tables, kiddie toy rid...
Sep 30 Tuesday

10th Annual Corn Maze at Lollie - Mayflower

9/27/2014 - 11/1/2014
6085 Marshall River Road, Mayflower
Schaefers Farm
Two mazes, a scenic 30-45 minutes hayride, concession food, port-a-potties. Corn Maze Express train ride, large corn box for play, hay tunnels, playground equipment, picn...
Sep 30 Tuesday

J & P Ranch Inc. - Scott

9/29/2014 - 11/8/2014
966 McCoy Lane, Scott
J & P Ranch
Pumpkin Patch, hayrides, a petting zoo which includes rabbits, goats, chickens etc. Horseback riding for kids, playground equipment, picnic area, basketball court and vol...
Oct 2 Thursday

53rd Annual Arkansas Genealogical Society Fall Seminar - Benton

10/2/2014 - 10/3/2014
PO Box 26374, Benton
The Benton Event Center
Featuring D. Joshua Taylor professional genealogist from the hit TV show, "Who Do You Think You Are? "...
Oct 3 Friday

32nd Annual Wild Duck Festival - Trumann

10/3/2014 - 10/4/2014
514 Industrial Dr., Trumann
Trumann Sports Complex
Horseshoe tournament, food, games, full carnival both days, hayrides, ponyrides, craft and vendors of all kinds....
Oct 3 Friday

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

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

Ozark Trail Festival - Heber Springs

10/3/2014 - 10/5/2014
300 W. Main Street, Heber Springs
Downtown at the Courthouse
The Ozark Trail Festival includes a street dance, 5K/10K run, parade, music on the square, poker run, BBQ cook off, arts and crafts, costume contest, car show and more. A...
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

24th Annual Hardy Homsteaders Day - Hardy

166 Riverview Road, Hardy
Loberg Park
Step back to a time when outdoor cooking and washing in a creek were the "normal" things to do. Chuck wagon cooking, music, dress contest, candle making, open fire cookin...
Oct 4 Saturday

Keo Fall Day - Keo

PO Box 35, Keo
Downtown Main Street
Fire Department car show, crafts, family activities, garage sales....
Oct 4 Saturday

35th Annual Frontier Days - Paris

301 W Walnut, Paris
Town Square & Logan
Car show, contests, hay ride, nail driving, log sawing, costume, concession, crafts, beauty pageant, kid zone, and turtle race. ...
Oct 4 Saturday

5th Annul Eureka Paloosa - Eureka Springs

PO Box 511, Eureka Springs
Lake Leatherwood City Park
Part school fundraiser, part comminity showcase, part live concert and lots of family fun in the sun. We have kid focused fun, local vendors, great music, and food. This ...
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

Brinkley 31st Fall Fest - Brinkley

217 W Cypress, Brinkley
Music, food and games for children and adults....
Oct 4 Saturday

4th Annual Norman Fall Fest - Norman

2268 Hwy 8 East, Norman
On the square downtown
Norman Fall Fest hosts a classic car show, ugly truck & car show, craft fair, and beauty pageant in the town square. Car show registration is from 8-10 a.m. Car Show awar...
Oct 4 Saturday

Harvestfest - Cherokee Village

5 Kere Trace, Cherokee Village
Located in the Plaza of Town Center
Now on its second year and growing more exciting by the minute, Harvestfest has something to offer everyone! Face painting, balloon artist, shows, hay ride, haunted house...
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 5 Sunday

Sidewalk Sundays at The Walmart Museum - Bentonville

105 N. Main St., Bentonville
The Walmart Museum-Bentonville Square
Create funky pumpkins with Abrakadoodle. Drop in any time between 2 and 5 p.m. ...
Oct 5 Sunday

42nd Annual Gem, Mineral and Geology Show - Jacksonville

10/5/2014 - 10/6/2014
14705 Chambery Drive, Jacksonville
Jacksonville Community Center (Municipal)
Minerals, fossils, beads, lapidary material, jewelry, kiddie dig site, demonstration, mineral identification, and fabulous mineral displays. Fun for all ages....
Oct 8 Wednesday

29th Annual King Biscuit Blues Festival - Helena-West Helena

10/8/2014 - 10/11/2014
PO Box 118, Helena-West Helena
Historic Downtown Helena-Cherry Street
One of the nation's foremost showcases of blues music. Held annually in October, tens of thousands of enthusiasts converge on historic downtown Helena to enjoy 3 full day...
Oct 9 Thursday

Good Vibrations: The Science of Music - Jonesboro

PO Box 1560, Jonesboro
Craighead County Public Library Roundroom
Come to the library for an evening of songs and science! A workshop where participants can make and decorate their own musical instrument. At 6:00 p.m., a scientist and ...
Oct 9 Thursday

Henderson State University-Planterium Show - Arkadelphia

1100 Henderson Street, Arkadelphia
Planetarium
7 p.m. “IBEX – Search for the Edge of the Solar System” -- Join scientists who are investigating the boundary between our solar system and the rest of our galaxy. Designe...
Oct 10 Friday

12th Annual Art in the Park - Fort Smith

10/10/2014 - 10/11/2014
3013 S. 58th, Fort Smith
Friday, artist reception 5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m., music and refreshments. Saturday 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., coffee shoppe and music....
Oct 10 Friday

Oktoberfest at the Bay - Fairfield Bay

10/10/2014 - 10/11/2014
110 Village Ln 2C, Fairfield Bay
Fairfield Bay Conference & Visitors Center
A German-styled Oktoberfest celebration that will be fun for all. A 2 day arts & craft show with over 50 artisans, crafters & food vendors, motorcycle rally and Volkswage...
Oct 10 Friday

27th Annual World Championship Quartz Crystal Dig - Mount Ida

10/10/2014 - 10/11/2014
124 Hwy 270 West, Mount Ida
Montgomery County Fair Grounds
Amateur diggers compete for $1,500 in prizes. Two days of digging. Keep all you dig. Two categories for awards: Best Cluster & Best Point. Awards banquet Saturday evening...
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 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

Science Expo Day - Jonesboro

PO Box 1560, Jonesboro
Centennial Hall, Carl R. Reng Student Union, A-state Campus
Experience science, technology, engineering and mathematics in the making! Join us in this celebration where you will participate in activities such as 3-D printing, bui...
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

Heifer Hour - Little Rock

1 World Avenue, Little Rock
Heifer Village
11 a.m.-noon. Free monthly interactive family fun with something new to learn and share - reading and activities lead to discovery on the 2nd Saturday of every month Augu...
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

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

Artifiact ID Day - Scott

Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, Scott
Visitor Center

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

Oct 11 Saturday

Celebrity Concert with Ricky Skaggs - Mountain View

Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Music Auditorium
Join the Ozark Folk Center State Park in a special Celebrity Concert with Ricky Skaggs.  Contact the park for ticket information.
Oct 12 Sunday

Sidewalk Sundays at The Walmart Museum - Bentonville

105 N. Main St., Bentonville
The Walmart Museum-Bentonville Square
Have fun with classic toys and games. Drop in any time between 2 and 5 p.m. ...
Oct 12 Sunday

Sid the Science Kid LIVE - Let's Play! - Fayetteville

495 W. Dickson St. , Fayetteville
Walton Arts Center
Imaginations soar when PBS KIDS show Sid the Science Kid LIVE! comes to life in an exciting onstage production full of fun and adventure with audience interaction, cooper...
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 15 Wednesday

27th Good Earth Harvest Time - Pocahontas

610 N Marr, Pocahontas
GEA Living Farm Museum of Ozarks
Sorghum making, tractor race, old cars, tractor equipment, animals, singers and bands. ...
Oct 15 Wednesday

Changing of the Colors Rally - Mena

10/15/2014 - 10/19/2014
PO Box 9, Mena
Iron Mountain
Family friendly campout with interdenominational worship services, activities for youth & children, enriching seminars, 5K, parade, vendors, and special motorcycle Drill ...
Oct 17 Friday

25th Annual Eagle Watch on Beaver Lake - Eureka Springs

10/17/2014 - 10/19/2014
4024 Mundell Road, Eureka Springs
Starkey Park aboard Belle of the Ozarks
Experts guides help site Bald Eagle on Beavers Lake giving detailed information regarding their features and habitat. See the new nest and immature eagles on this 1 hour ...
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

18th Annual Beebe Fall Festival - Beebe

321 N. Elm St., Beebe
Ballpark
This annual festival is fun for the entire family starting at 9:00 a.m. There will be live entertainment, vendor booths, carnival, a food court, an antique car show and a...
Oct 18 Saturday

9th Annual Paws for the Cause - Mountain View

Jane Malloy, Mountain View
Centennial Bank Park
Fundraiser for the Stone County Humane Society. A Day filled with fun, food, music and contest for the entire family and your pets, All proceeds go to fund our future per...
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

Musical Healing - Wilson

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

Saddle Up for St. Jude - Wynne

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

Parade of Pumpkins - Ashdown

110 Little River 68, Ashdown
Farmers Market
Pumpkins and gourds, both decorated and undecorated, along with baked goods, other fall crops, crafts and entertainment....
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 19 Sunday

Sidewalk Sundays at The Walmart Museum - Bentonville

105 N. Main St., Bentonville
The Walmart Museum-Bentonville Square
Create imaginative masks with the Jones Center. Drop in any time between 2 and 5 p.m....
Oct 23 Thursday

Henderson State University-Planterium Show - Arkadelphia

1100 Henderson Street, Arkadelphia
Planetarium
7 p.m. “IBEX – Search for the Edge of the Solar System” -- Join scientists who are investigating the boundary between our solar system and the rest of our galaxy. Designe...
Oct 24 Friday

10th Annual Chillin' on Main - Ashdown

110 Little River 68, Ashdown
Two Rivers Museum
Fundraiser for the museum that features homemade chili and soup with all the trimmings and entertainment....
Oct 24 Friday

4th Annual Haunted Hayride - Bull Shoals

10/24/2014 - 10/25/2014
PO Box 354, Bull Shoals
Rivercliff Golf Course
Hayrides begins at dark with "scare stations" set up along the way. There will be a hayride maze, live music, games, vendors and food....
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

Trick Or Treat at Village Creek - Wynne

1790 N. Falls Blvd, Wynne
Grab the kids' costumes and head out to Village Creek for free candy, movies, dancing, and more fun! ...
Oct 25 Saturday

38th Annual Grand Prairie Rice Festival - Hazen

c/o Farmers & Merchants Bank, Hazen
City Park
Antique farm equipment parade & show, food booths, other vendors, children's events & attractions, entertainment, quilt show....
Oct 25 Saturday

28th Annual Corning Harvest Festival - Corning

PO Box 542, Corning
Wynn Park
Live entertainment, antique cars, antique machinery, arts and crafts, commercial exhibits, kids area, 5krun, food and shirts....
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

Lego Class! Kit Building and Film Production - North Little Rock

3303 East Roosevelt Road, North Little Rock
Campus Center
In this hands-on class, kids will learn how to put together a Lego kit and also make a movie with special Lego software! Lego kit included in registration fee ($65). All ...
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

Garvan Woodland Gardens: Masque! Masks Using Nature's Materials Workshop - Hot Springs

540 Arkridge Road, Hot Springs
Weyerhaeuser Bonsai Center
All Hallows Eve is much more than a time for costumed children expecting candy. Hear the story of how this agricultural celebration became a religious holy day and then ...
Oct 25 Saturday

Haunted Night on the Battlefield - Prairie Grove

Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Prairie Grove
Parking is available at the east Borden House entrance
The event will include a self-guided tour of informational booths and a historical scene around the Borden House area. Visitors will find stations that focus on different...
Oct 26 Sunday

Sidewalk Sundays at The Walmart Museum - Bentonville

105 N. Main St., Bentonville
The Walmart Museum-Bentonville Square
Sword-fighting demonstrations and practice with the NWA Fencing Center. Drop in any time between 2 and 5 p.m....
Oct 28 Tuesday

U.S. Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors Concert - Eureka Springs

PO Box 522, Eureka Springs
The Auditorium
7 p.m. The internationally acclaimed Jazz Ambassadors of Washington DC is the official touring big band of the United States Army. Formed in 1969, this 19-member ensemble...
Oct 28 Tuesday

11th Annual Bryant Monster Madness at Mills - Bryant

109 Roya Lane, Bryant
Mills Park Bryant
Munchkinland games and bounces for younger children, costume contest, haunted trails and hay ride, s'mores, trunk or treating....
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

After Dark in the Park - Mountain View

Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Auditorium
Storytelling, a costume contest, eerie music, and old-fashioned fun. Join us for a safe and family-friend...
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...
Oct 31 Friday

Halloween Fun at Petit Jean - Morrilton

Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Celebrate the “spooky season” on Petit Jean Mountain! Family friendly nature activities will be provided, and costumes are welcome. Contact the park for a sch...
Nov 1 Saturday

Gourd Workshop - Des Arc

Lower White River Museum State Park, Des Arc
Gourds have been used for centuries for a variety of artistic and practical purposes. Join the fun and learn how to shape and decorate these unusual plants. Please dress ...
Nov 1 Saturday

Fall Foliage Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Experience the beauty of a "tree rainbow" along the shores of nearby Lake Maumelle, with Pinnacle Mountain on the horizon. Join a park interpreter for a guided tour of th...
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 6 Thursday

5th Annual Mistletoe Market - Russellville

11/6/2014 - 11/8/2014
PO Box 1477, Russellville
Boys & Girls Club of the ARV
Merchants offer an array of appealing merchandise including art, antiques, beauty, books, clothing, Christmas, decorative home and garden, food, gifts, jewelry, toys and ...
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 8 Saturday

Picture Day - Gillett

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

Trial by Jury Dinner - Washington

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

"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 9 Sunday

9th Annual Veteran's Day Tribute - Walnut Ridge

70 S Beason Road, Walnut Ridge
Wings of Honor Museum
Tribute to all veterans....
Nov 13 Thursday

Henderson State University-Planterium Show - Arkadelphia

1100 Henderson Street, Arkadelphia
Planetarium
7 p.m. “Astronomy - 3000 Years of Stargazing”-- Throughout time, the sky has piqued our curiosity. Eclipses, the regular cycle of the seasons, the rising and setting of t...
Nov 15 Saturday

Native Foods - Scott

Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, Scott
Visitor Center
Native Americans from long ago ate many of the same foods you and I eat today. Join a park interpreter in learning about traditional foods eaten by many Native Americans....
Nov 15 Saturday

Basket Weaving Workshop - Russellville

Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center Lakeview Room
Basket making was an important task for every pioneer. Weave your own basket in this hands-on class and reflect on those who lived in this area before it was a State Park...
Nov 15 Saturday

America Recycles Day - Rogers

Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, Rogers
Hobbs State Park Conservation Area Visitor Center
Waste matters! Learn how you can have a positive impact in your community by reducing, reusing, and recycling in fun ways!...
Nov 20 Thursday

Henderson State University-Planterium Show - Arkadelphia

1100 Henderson Street, Arkadelphia
Planetarium
7 p.m. “Astronomy - 3000 Years of Stargazing”-- Throughout time, the sky has piqued our curiosity. Eclipses, the regular cycle of the seasons, the rising and setting of t...
Nov 21 Friday

Holiday Light Extravaganza - Smackover

11/21/2014 - 11/22/2014
Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources, Smackover
Gingerbread House
Enjoy the sights and sounds of the holiday season while strolling through the Oil Field Park. View over 35 lighted vignettes including skating bears and a serene deer fam...
Nov 21 Friday

2nd Annual Byrd's Mulberry River Rendezvous Festival - Oark

11/21/2014 - 11/23/2014
PO Box 601, Oark
Byrd's Adventure Center
Pre-1865 historical reenactment, historical demonstrations, competitions, traders, blacksmith, tomahawk and knife throw, rope making, primitive archery, historic and mode...
Nov 22 Saturday

Holiday Market and Reindeer 5K Run/Walk - Clarksville

217 Alamo Lane, Clarksville
Marvin Vincent Building
Features vendors with items that make great Christmas gifts. Products range from cash and carry items, crafts, and food products. A 5K run/walk held during the shopping e...
Nov 22 Saturday

Casqui Foods - Parkin

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

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 25 Tuesday

Elf The Musical - Fayetteville

11/25/2014 - 11/26/2014
495 W. Dickson St. , Fayetteville
Walton Arts Center
Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit, Elf the Musical is “happy enough for families, savvy enough for city kids and plenty smart for adults!” says Variety. Don’t...
Nov 26 Wednesday

Little River County Courthouse Christmas Lighting - Ashdown

PO Box 160, Ashdown
County Courthouse
The historic 1907 Little River County Courthouse, which is still in use today, is a wonderland of lights during the holidays. Completely lighted from the dome to the lawn...
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 - Rogers

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

Consider celebrating the season in a relaxing...

Nov 28 Friday

Holiday Light Extravaganza - Smackover

11/28/2014 - 11/29/2014
Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources, Smackover
Gingerbread house
Enjoy the sights and sounds of the holiday season while strolling through the Oil Field Park. View over 35 lighted vignettes including skating bears and a serene deer fam...
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

Christmas Parade and Lighting Ceremony - Paris

301 W Walnut, Paris
Town Square
Parade, entertainment, decorated trees and Santa on the square. ...
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 4 Thursday

Henderson State University-Planterium Show - Arkadelphia

1100 Henderson Street, Arkadelphia
Planetarium
7 p.m. "Mystery of the Christmas Star”--Journey back over 2000 years to Bethlehem as we seek to discover a scientific explanation for the star the wise men followed to fi...
Dec 5 Friday

Land of Trees at Two Rivers Museum - Ashdown

110 Little River 68, Ashdown
Two Rivers Museum
Trees decorated by local groups, businesses and school groups using a "Christmas Parade" theme are displayed throughout the museum....
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

Holiday Light Extravaganza - Smackover

12/5/2014 - 12/6/2014
Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources, Smackover
Gingerbread House
Enjoy the sights and sounds of the holiday season while strolling through the Museum’s Oil Field Park. View over 35 lighted vignettes including skating bears and a ...
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

Christmas Open House - Morrilton

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

76th Annual Capitol Lighting Ceremony - Little Rock

500 Woodland, Little Rock
State Capitol Front Steps
Choir performances, fireworks and Santa Claus hosted by Secretary of State, Mark Martin....
Dec 6 Saturday

Annual Handmade Christmas in the Country - Mountain View

PO Box 2694, Mountain View
Tomahawk Creek Farm
A full day of Christmas, with themed craft and foodways activities featuring classes in birdhouse, basket, ornaments, cornshuck angels, creative Christmas cookies, and ul...
Dec 6 Saturday

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

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

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

City of Mansfield's Annual Christmas Parade - Mansfield

PO Box 307, Mansfield
Free beans and cornbread starting at 11:00 a.m. Parade line-up at 12:30 p.m.at Elementary School. Parade begins at 2:00 p.m. Santa will be handing out candy to all the ch...
Dec 6 Saturday

Breakfast with Santa - Springdale

214 S Main Street, Springdale
Arts Center of the Ozarks
Santa and Mrs. Claus visit the ACO for breakfast. Seatings at 8:30, 9:15 and 10:00 a.m. Crafts and a picture with Santa is included. ...
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

Christmas Open House - Paris

Mount Magazine State Park, Paris
Visitor Center
Celebrate the holiday season with members of the park's volunteer group, the Mount Magazine Action Group. Enjoy a festive atmosphere, light refreshments, and participate ...
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

Children's Christmas Train - Springdale

306 EAST EMMA SPRINGDALE, AR 72764, Springdale
Enjoy a Winter Wonderland of activities outside of the A&M Railroad depot including pony rides, carnival games and concessions. Then climb aboard the train for an excitin...
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 7 Sunday

5th Annual Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day - Walnut Ridge

70 S. Beason Road, Walnut Ridge
Wings of Honor Museum
Starting at 2:00 p.m. an informal discussion of memories of that day - where you were, what you were doing, how the news affected you....
Dec 11 Thursday

Henderson State University-Planterium Show - Arkadelphia

1100 Henderson Street, Arkadelphia
Planetarium
7 p.m. "Mystery of the Christmas Star”--Journey back over 2000 years to Bethlehem as we seek to discover a scientific explanation for the star the wise men followed to fi...
Dec 11 Thursday

A Night In Bethlehem - Friendship

12/11/2014 - 12/13/2014
399 Post Oak , Friendship
Beside the church
A re-creation of the city of Bethlehem on the night that Jesus Christ was born. We hope to take you back and allow you to experience what life would have been like at tha...
Dec 13 Saturday

Christmas Open House - Gillett

Arkansas Post Museum, Gillett
Main House
Join the museum for its annual Christmas open house. There will be refreshments, crafts and a Victorian Santa Clause. The museum will be decorated in its Victorian Christ...
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...
Dec 13 Saturday

Visit Santa on the Caboose - Rogers

301 W Chestnut St, Rogers
W. Walnut and S. First Streets
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Boys and girls are invited to visit Santa on the Frisco Caboose. Take family photos and deliver holiday wishes to Santa on a real caboose. A special mailbo...
Dec 13 Saturday

Christmas Buffet and Holiday Concert - Mountain View

Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Skillet Restaurant and White Oak Auditorium
Enjoy a delicious holiday meal at the Skillet Restaurant and then get ready for the holiday season with a special evening ...
Dec 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 18 Thursday

Henderson State University-Planterium Show - Arkadelphia

1100 Henderson Street, Arkadelphia
Planetarium
7 p.m. "Mystery of the Christmas Star”--Journey back over 2000 years to Bethlehem as we seek to discover a scientific explanation for the star the wise men followed to fi...
Dec 20 Saturday

Holiday Crafts Open House - Scott

Plantation Agriculture Museum, Scott
Are you ready to start some new holiday traditions this Christmas? The Plantation Agriculture Museum will be opening its grounds and buildings to the public for our fourt...
Dec 20 Saturday

Visit Santa on the Caboose - Rogers

301 W Chestnut St, Rogers
W. Walnut and S. First Streets
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Boys and girls are invited to visit Santa on the Frisco Caboose. Take family photos and deliver holiday wishes to Santa on a real caboose. A special mailbo...
Dec 21 Sunday

5th Annual Holiday Music at the Arsenal - Little Rock

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

Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
Visitor Center
Celebrate the beginning of the New Year with a history-themed hike on the Black River Trail. See the historic Phillips-Reeve Cemetery and enjoy scenic views of ...
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 - 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 3 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

Beginner’s Knitting Workshop - Powhatan

Powhatan Historic State Park, Powhatan
Courthouse
Have you always admired your grandmother’s knitted scarves, hats, and sweaters, but never thought you could recreate them? You can, and it’s easier than you m...
Jan 10 Saturday

Cabin Fever Reliever - Springdale

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, Springdale
Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Shiloh Museum's annual celebration of the New Year, featuring local collectors and their collections....
Jan 10 Saturday

Eagle Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rodgers Marina
Join Pinnacle Mountain State Park park interpreters for a cruise on Lake Maumelle to seek wintering bald eagles. We often see several eagles and migratory waterfowl. Dres...
Jan 10 Saturday

Beginners Tea & Tatting Workshop - Scott

Plantation Agriculture Museum, Scott
Museum
Memories are lifelong possessions that you can always carry with you. Join a museum interpreter to learn tatting, an age-old American art in lace-making. You and your fam...
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

Eagle Watch Tour - Mountain Pine

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

Birds of Prey - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
A very special program presented by local licensed wildlife rehabilitator Rodney Paul and friends. Several live birds will be featured such as hawks and owls. Discussion ...
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

Rug Crafting Workshop - Powhatan

Powhatan Historic State Park, Powhatan
Courthouse
Ever wonder what our ancestors did with old clothing before the Salvation Army existed? Well, they recycled the fabric into many things! This workshop teaches the art of ...
Jan 24 Saturday

Dancing with the Stars "Washington Style" - Washington

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

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

Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
Visitor Center
Would you like to learn skills practiced by Arkansas pioneers? Join us for a fun craft day as artisans from the Ozark Folk Center State Park teach the basic skills of cro...
Feb 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 7 Saturday

Pearl Stringing Workshop - Powhatan

Powhatan Historic State Park, Powhatan
Courthouse
Freshwater pearls from the bottom of the Black River have been a large part of our local history, but what do you do with the pearls once they’re found? Join our st...
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 7 Saturday

Old Fashioned Soap Making Workshop - Scott

Plantation Agriculture Museum, Scott
Museum
This month we will be exploring the cold process of lye soap making and invite you and your family to come out and make your own homemade gifts. Visitors will each recei...
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 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

Frontier Days at the Hill of Five Trails - Washington

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

Beginner’s Basket Weaving Workshop - Powhatan

Powhatan Historic State Park, Powhatan
Courthouse
There is something about weaving a basket that takes you back to a simpler time and place. This basic basket is the perfect introduction to the relaxing and enjoyable hob...
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

Corn Husk Doll Workshop - Wynne

Village Creek State Park, Wynne
Meeting Room
Corn husk dolls have grown from simple toys used by children of the Native Americans and settlers into beautiful decorations. In this workshop you will learn about the ma...
Feb 21 Saturday

Candle Making Workshop - Pocahontas

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...
Feb 21 Saturday

Sandal Weaving Workshop - Parkin

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

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...
Feb 28 Saturday

Knitting Workshop - Wynne

Village Creek State Park, Wynne
Meeting Room
Have you always admired your grandmother’s knitted scarves, hats, and sweaters, but never thought you could recreate them? You can, and it’s easier than you m...
Mar 5 Thursday

Stroll The Square - Pocahontas

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. ...
Mar 5 Thursday

32 Annual Senior High Art Competition for NWA - Springdale

3/5/2015 - 3/27/2015
214 S Main Street, Springdale
Arts Center of the Ozarks
Display of works from 9th-12th grades. Open house March 14, 1-3 p.m....
Mar 6 Friday

Downtown Art Walk - Russellville

320 W. C St., Russellville
Downtown
Local art, music, refreshments and fun at this free quarterly event co-sponsored by Main Street Russellville and the Arkansas River Valley Arts Center....
Mar 6 Friday

21 Annual Camden Daffodil Festival - Camden

3/6/2015 - 3/7/2015
P. O. Box 693, Camden
Downtown - 1st United Methodist Church
Tour four privately-owned daffodil gardens, historical home tours, downtown festival, children's activities, poker run, 5K run, Championship Steak Cook-off, civil war ree...
Mar 6 Friday

LANTERNS! Festival - Little Rock

3/6/2015 - 3/8/2015
20919 Denny Road, Little Rock
Wildwood Park
A magical weekend designed to delight children and adults alike, LANTERNS! celebrates the first full moon of the lunar year with a profusion of lanterns, entertainment, a...
Mar 7 Saturday

Girl Scout Day - Scott

Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, Scott
Visitor Center
Girl Scouts are invited to earn their Toltec Mounds Patch by participating in a tour of the prehistoric mound site and completing a site explorer activity. Scouts can ear...
Mar 7 Saturday

Dutch Oven Baking Bonanza! - Pocahontas

Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
Visitor Center
Pioneers relied heavily on cast iron Dutch ovens when they traveled west to settle the frontier. Learn how to use and care for a Dutch oven and help cook up a v...
Mar 7 Saturday

Arboretum Night Hike - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Arboretum Trailhead
A whole new world emerges as nighttime falls in the forest. A park interpreter will be exploring how both human and animal senses adapt to low light levels. Please wear s...
Mar 7 Saturday

Full Moon Kayak Tour - Star City

Cane Creek State Park, Star City
Visitor Center
Imagine gliding through the water in a kayak under the light of a full moon. The cool breeze barely stirring the water revealing the reflections of the cypress trees and ...
Mar 7 Saturday

Archeology Day at Petit Jean - Morrilton

Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Petit Jean State Park
March is Archeology Month in Arkansas, and you are invited to spend a day finding out about the archeological treasures of Petit Jean Mountain, including the genuine Amer...
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 7 Saturday

Introduction to Bird Watching - McNeil

Logoly State Park, McNeil
Visitor Center
This workshop offers you everything you need to get started on a fabulous journey of discovery in your own backyard. The fee includes a copy of National Geographic Field ...
Mar 7 Saturday

Illinois Jane and the Pyramid of Peril - Springdale

3/7/2015 - 3/8/2015
214 S Main Street, Springdale
Arts Center of the Ozarks
The mysteries of Ancient Egypt and an adventurous young woman brings a comedy full of fun for all ages. By Colorado Tolston....
Mar 7 Saturday

Spring Breaks Begin - West Fork

3/7/2015 - 3/29/2015
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork
Devil's Den State Park
It's spring in the Ozarks....schools are out and state parks are in! Join park staff and special guests during the month for special programs that every member of the fam...
Mar 9 Monday

Spring Break - Mountain Pine

3/9/2015 - 3/29/2015
Lake Ouachita State Park, Mountain Pine
Visistor Center
We have the cure for your spring fever! There will be lots of recreational opportunities including kayaking tours, lake tours, nature programs, hikes, games, crafts, and ...
Mar 12 Thursday

18th Annual 2015 Nothing But Net - Hot Springs

3/12/2015 - 3/15/2015
PO Box 1577, Hot Springs
Lakeside School Gym
Competitive 3 on 3 basketball tournament for teams 50 and older. ...
Mar 13 Friday

Spring in Saline Home & Garden Show - 2nd Annual - Benton

3/13/2015 - 3/14/2015
PO Box 77, Benton
Benton Event Center (next to Tinseltown)
The show will include landscape experts, home builders, home improvement specialists, audio visual experts, insurance agents, home decor, and other vendors in the home & ...
Mar 13 Friday

Battle of Helena 152 - Helena-West Helena

3/13/2015 - 3/15/2015
141 Cherry St., Helena-West Helena
Fort Curtis
A reenactment of the Battle of Helena that attracts reenactors from a number of states portraying both Union and Confederate forces. The battle takes place at Fort Curtis...
Mar 13 Friday

Celebrating Trees at Petit Jean - Morrilton

3/13/2015 - 3/16/2015
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Petit Jean State Park
March 16th of this year is Arbor Day in Arkansas. Visitors are invited to join the park staff for tree-related programming that celebrates trees and the natural beauty an...
Mar 13 Friday

31st Annual Southwestern Regional Rendezvous - Leslie

3/13/2015 - 3/21/2015
210 West 21st Street, Leslie
Intersection of State Highway 66 and Old Highway 66
Pre-1840s American Fur Trade era rendezvous re-enactment. This is the first time Arkansas has hosted this rendezvous in approximately 10 years. Rifle/pistol and smooth b...
Mar 14 Saturday

Heifer Hour - Little Rock

1 World Avenue, Little Rock
501-907-2697   •   heifer.org
Heifer Village
Free monthly interactive family fun with something new to learn and share - fun activities lead to discovery on the 2nd Saturday of every month year round from 11 a.m.-no...
Mar 14 Saturday

Dutch Oven Workshop: St. Patrick’s Day - Powhatan

Powhatan Historic State Park, Powhatan
Courthouse
Some of the early settlers in Powhatan were of Irish ancestry and brought with them the favorite dishes of their homeland. Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with us ...
Mar 14 Saturday

Spring Canoe Float - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Little Maumelle Boat Launch
Take off from the Little Maumelle Boat Launch and experience the beauty of spring on this guided 4-1/2 mile float. Advanced payment and registration is required....
Mar 14 Saturday

Packing for HIking 101 - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Come learn what to pack in your backpack for a safe and enjoyable hike along Arkansas's trails. Advance payment and registration are required....
Mar 15 Sunday

Ouachita Trail Hiking Workshop - Little Rock

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 15 Sunday

Spring Time Lake Cruises - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Spring is a great time to cruise Lake Maumelle! Many of our animals are arriving from the south to nest for the summer while the rest are preparing for the long journey ...
Mar 15 Sunday

Spring Time Lake Cruises - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Spring is a great time to cruise Lake Maumelle! Many of our animals are arriving from the south to nest for the summer while the rest are preparing for the long journey ...
Mar 15 Sunday

Spring Time Lake Cruises - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Spring is a great time to cruise Lake Maumelle! Many of our animals are arriving from the south to nest for the summer while the rest are preparing for the long journey ...
Mar 16 Monday

Boater Education Class - Russellville

3/16/2015 - 3/17/2015
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Lakeview Room of Visitor Center
Learn about Arkansas's safe boating laws and practices in this two evening class. Anyone born on or after January 1, 1986, and of legal age to operate a motorboat, must h...
Mar 17 Tuesday

World's Shortest St Patrick's Day Parade - Hot Springs

134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs
Historic Downtown Hot Springs
The Spa City will be painted green again when thousands gather for The First Ever 12th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown. Join the Celebrity Gr...
Mar 17 Tuesday

St. Patrick's Day Buffet & Celtic Music Show - Mountain View

Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Skillet Restaurant and White Oak Auditorium
Corned Beef and cabbage, tatties, bangers and mash, and good ol’Irish music....
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...
Mar 20 Friday

Cold-Blooded Critter Weekend - Mountainburg

3/20/2015 - 3/22/2015
Lake Fort Smith State Park, Mountainburg
Visitor Center
Join us for an awesome weekend of programs as we celebrate all things reptilian and amphibian. View snakes, lizards, frogs, turtles, and alligators up close a...
Mar 20 Friday

Spring Break - Russellville

3/20/2015 - 3/29/2015
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
School's out, state parks are in. The park will offer a variety of programs and activities all week as we discover the many signs in nature that signal the coming of spri...
Mar 20 Friday

Spring Break - Wickes

3/20/2015 - 3/30/2015
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
TBA
Spend your Spring Break at Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area. Enjoy primitive camping, daily and evening programming schedule for owl prowls, hikes, cast iron cookwa...
Mar 21 Saturday

Dutch Oven Cooking Workshop - West Fork

Devil's Den State Park, West Fork
Cafe Pavilion at Lake Devil
Cast iron Dutch oven cooking is not only delicious but it’s also fun to do. Join park staff and learn all you need to know to get cooking! Call the park to register...
Mar 21 Saturday

Bluebird Day - Mammoth Spring

Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Depot Museum / Pavilion
Learn about the eastern bluebird and become a bluebird landlord by building your own box for the birds. The Spring River Sportman's Club & Ozark Mountain Cedar Produc...
Mar 21 Saturday

Archeology Day - Pocahontas

Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
Visitor Center
March is Arkansas Archeology Month! Archeology has played an important role in what we know about the town of Davidsonville. To highlight the work that has been done in t...
Mar 21 Saturday

25th Annual Kite Fest - Eureka Springs

1 Spring Street, Eureka Springs
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
From 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. bring or buy kites to fly on the main plateau at TCWR, concession stands available. Fun for all ages....
Mar 21 Saturday

Spring Star Party - Greenbrier

Woolly Hollow State Park, Greenbrier
Swim Beach
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...
Mar 21 Saturday

Arkansas Archeology Month -Spring Equinox Celebration - Scott

Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, Scott
Visitor Center

The Plum Bayou Culture built this unique mound complex over 1,000 years ago. Activities at this ceremonial center may have ...

Mar 21 Saturday

“Watersheds of War: Traversing Central Arkansas” - Scott

Plantation Agriculture Museum, Scott
Museum
Plantation Agriculture Museum shall host a half hour presentation at 10 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m. It will focus on the relationship between the Arkansas river systems, ...
Mar 21 Saturday

Cast Iron Cookware Workshop - Wickes

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

Meet at the Peak - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
West Summit Trail Head
Climb the mountain and then meet a park interpreter at the top for short presentations on sights, geology, wildlife, and more!...
Mar 21 Saturday

Spring Canoe Float - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Little Maumelle Boat Launch
Take off from the Little Maumelle Boat Launch and experience the beauty of spring on this guided 4-1/2 mile float. Advanced payment and registration are required....
Mar 21 Saturday

Beyond Hunger: Communities of Change - Heifer Village - Little Rock

1 World Avenue, Little Rock
501-907-2697   •   heifer.org
Heifer Village
Family farmers have long been the foundation of thriving communities and societies. We believe it is no different today: they hold the solution to ending hunger and pover...
Mar 21 Saturday

Dutch Oven Cooking Workshop - Star City

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...
Mar 21 Saturday

Spring Break at Crowley's Ridge State Park - Paragould

3/21/2015 - 3/29/2015
Crowley's Ridge State Park, Paragould
Parkwide
Join a park interpreter for hikes, games, and nature programs while you explore this unique high spot in the Arkansas Delta. A detailed list of activities will be availab...
Mar 22 Sunday

Kite Flying Competition - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Overflow Parking Area
Do you have a kite that flies high? Bring your kite for some fun competition in the park....
Mar 23 Monday

Spring Canoe Float - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Little Maumelle Boat Launch
Take off from the Little Maumelle boat launch and experience the beauty of spring on this guided 4-1/2 mile float. Advanced payment and registration are required....
Mar 23 Monday

Arkansas Spring Break Week - Morrilton

3/23/2015 - 3/27/2015
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Petit Jean State Park
Daily, family friendly programs, including some evening activities, will be scheduled during Arkansas Spring Break Week. These may include guided nature hikes, games, tou...
Mar 23 Monday

Arkansas Spring Break Week - McNeil

3/23/2015 - 3/27/2015
Logoly State Park, McNeil
Visitor Center
Arkansas Spring Break Week is the perfect time to visit Logoly State Park with your family. Guided trail hikes and nature programs will be offered all week. Enjoy the ref...
Mar 23 Monday

Spring Break Extravaganza 2015 - Mountainburg

3/23/2015 - 3/27/2015
Lake Fort Smith State Park, Mountainburg
Visitor Center
Celebrate the arrival of spring the Lake Fort Smith State Park way: kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, boating--we're doing it all! Join us for great outdoor fun in the b...
Mar 23 Monday

Spring Break in the Park - Mena

3/23/2015 - 3/27/2015
Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Mena
Are you looking for something to do during spring break? Come to the top of Rich Mountain to explore the uniqueness of your park. Temperatures are seven to ten degrees co...
Mar 23 Monday

Spring Fling - Little Rock

3/23/2015 - 3/28/2015
1 World Avenue, Little Rock
501-907-2697   •   heifer.org
Heifer Village
Visit Heifer Village for daily activities during Spring Break....
Mar 23 Monday

Garvan Woodland Gardens: Tulip Extravaganza - Hot Springs

3/23/2015 - 4/10/2015
540 Arkridge Road, Hot Springs
135,000 tulips make for the most spring color you’ll see anywhere in Arkansas. Every type of tulip and every color of the rainbow will be on display in Hot Springs at Ga...
Mar 24 Tuesday

Sunset Canoe Float - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Big Maumelle Boat Ramp
Take off from the Big Maumelle boat launch and experience the beauty of spring on this guided evening canoe float. Advance payment and registration are required....
Mar 24 Tuesday

Spring Break Special Programming - Fort Smith

3/24/2015 - 3/27/2015
8300 Wells Lake Road, Fort Smith
Tons of activities for families are planned each day. ...
Mar 25 Wednesday

Mini-Day Camp - Little Rock

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 n...
Mar 26 Thursday

Mini-Day Camp - Little Rock

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 n...
Mar 26 Thursday

Archeology for Everyone - Parkin

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

32nd Annual Arkansas Fiddlers Convention - Harrison

3/26/2015 - 3/29/2015
7168 Highway 65 S., Harrison
North Arkansas College
Thursday: noon-11 p.m. Jam sessions. Friday: Convention opens at 9 a.m. Jam sessions with stage performances and Little Theatre. Friday: 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Stage performances...
Mar 27 Friday

Archeology for Everyone - Parkin

Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
Spend some quality family time at Parkin during spring break learning how archeological investigations really happen. No whips or pith helmets, just trowels and a lot of ...
Mar 27 Friday

14th Annual Knap-In - Mammoth Spring

3/27/2015 - 3/28/2015
Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Ball Field Area
Join us near the ball field to watch knappers demonstrating the primitive art of making and using stone tools and arrowheads. This is a great opportunity to watch and lea...
Mar 27 Friday

30th Annual Governor Conway Days Festival - Bradley

3/27/2015 - 3/28/2015
P. O. Box 662, Bradley
Downtown park
Arts & crafts festival with live country & western music, good foods, classic car show, open motorcycle show, bass classic tournament on Lake Erling on Saturday and games...
Mar 28 Saturday

Basket Weaving for Kids - Paragould

Crowley's Ridge State Park, Paragould
Pavilion 2
Basket making is an ancient art that was practiced by both Native Americans and early pioneers on Crowley's Ridge. Cap off your spring break and bring the kids to this ha...
Mar 28 Saturday

Edible Plants of Logoly - McNeil

Logoly State Park, McNeil
Visitor Center
Have you ever thought about being lost and wondered what you could eat out here in the woods? You will be surprised by how many common plants can be used ...
Mar 28 Saturday

Archeology for Everyone - Parkin

Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
Spend some quality family time at Parkin during spring break learning how archeological investigations really happen. No whips or pith helmets, just trowels and a lot of ...
Mar 28 Saturday

Kids Campfire Cooking - Wynne

Village Creek State Park, Wynne
Visitor Center
Cooking over a campfire is part of the fun of camping. Join the park interpreter to learn how to make your own treats over the open fire, then enjoy eating your creations...
Mar 28 Saturday

Junior Fishing Derby - Star City

Cane Creek State Park, Star City
Visitor Center
Parents, spend the morning relaxing while watching your junior anglers compete for the biggest stringer in this informal fishing derby. Bring your pole, bait, and fishing...
Mar 28 Saturday

A Trial by Jury Dinner Party - Powhatan

Powhatan Historic State Park, Powhatan
Courthouse
Justice is served and you are the jury. After enjoying an evening Dutch oven meal, guests will proceed to the 1888 Courthouse. There, they will take part in a living hist...
Mar 28 Saturday

Devil's Den Rocks! - West Fork

3/28/2015 - 3/29/2015
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork
It’s time to celebrate what makes this park special! Join state geologists along with park staff for a fun weekend as you learn about the special features...
Mar 29 Sunday

2nd Annual Pilgrimage for Peace 2015 - Little Rock

12415 Cantrell Road, St. Michael’s Episcopal C, Little Rock
Beacon of Peace and Hope at the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum
The purpose of the Pilgrimage is “to mourn the violence committed in our community, nation and world and to walk together as active peacemakers.” An annual interfaith, i...
Apr 1 Wednesday

Wild Women Wednesday - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Call for location
Join a park interpreter and CAMN (Central Arkansas Master Naturalists) for a ladies hike on one of Pinnnacle Mountain's gorgeous trails. Please call for location. This ...
Apr 2 Thursday

Stroll The Square - Pocahontas

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. ...
Apr 2 Thursday

Celebrate Art! - Springdale

4/2/2015 - 5/1/2015
214 S Main Street, Springdale
Arts Center of the Ozarks
Exhibits from K-8th grades. Open house April 11, 1-3 p.m....
Apr 3 Friday

17 Annual Helley Fire Dept Rummage & Bake Sale - Halley

4/3/2015 - 4/4/2015
1035 Hwy 159 S, Halley
Halley Fire Station
One of largest rummage and bake sales in South East AR. All under one roof - rain or shine. Surrounding communities donate goods all year long for this huge sale. Baked g...
Apr 3 Friday

Herbal Field Trip and Medicinal Workshop - Mountain View

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

Annual Easter Event Weekend - Kirby

4/3/2015 - 4/5/2015
Daisy State Park, Kirby
Daisy State Park
Join us at Daisy State Park for our 27th Annual Easter Egg Hunt! Introduce your group to Daisy State Park, your camping neighbors, and the great outdoors with this challe...
Apr 3 Friday

Great Escape Weekend and Easter Egg Hunt - Morrilton

4/3/2015 - 4/5/2015
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Petit Jean State Park
Celebrate spring and the great outdoors at our Great Escape Weekend! Enjoy free nature-related and family-oriented activities. The celebration will conclude with an Easte...
Apr 4 Saturday

36th Annual Easter Egg Hunt/Spring Fling & Easter Things Softball Tournament - Nashville

4/4/2015 - 3/7/2015
1301 West Johnson Street, Nashville
Softball Complex
Our annual Easter Egg Hunt is a long-standing tradition at the park. Over 4,000 eggs are hidden and the Easter Bunny visits for photo opportunities. The Easter Things S...
Apr 4 Saturday

8th Annual "Cookin' With Coals" Cook-off - Mammoth Spring

Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Pavilion
Get your coals started and recipes ready! It's time for a Dutch oven cooking competition. Teams of 2-3 people will cook breads, main dishes, and desserts to be judged by ...
Apr 4 Saturday

Easter Egg Hunt - Star City

Cane Creek State Park, Star City
Pavilion 1
This event is sponsored by the Star City Women’s League and children under the age of 12 are able to hunt for prize-filled eggs. The egg toss is open to teams of tw...
Apr 4 Saturday

From Scraps to Quilt: A Beginner’s Quilting Workshop - Powhatan

Powhatan Historic State Park, Powhatan
Courthouse
The art of quilting has been handed down through generations of Americans. Become a part of this tradition, and discover how to design and create beautiful and functional...
Apr 4 Saturday

Second Annual Newton County Easter Egg Hunt - Jasper

500 West Clark St, Jasper
Bradley Park
There will be 5 age groups from 0 - 12 years and 2000 eggs that have to be found! This event is sponsored by the City of Jasper, Jasper Kiwanis Club, First Nat'l Bank, ...
Apr 4 Saturday

Harbor's Easter Egg Hunt and Party - Mount Ida

p.o. box 1268, Mount Ida
East Cove Pavilion
Lake Ouachita's biggest Easter Egg Hunt and Party. Harbor's crew decorates over 1000 eggs and hides them with another 200 plastic eggs (for kids with egg allergies) in t...
Apr 4 Saturday

10th Annual Easter Egg Hunt - Helena-West Helena

Delta Heritage Trail State Park, Helena-West Helena
Visitor Center Parking Lot
The easter bunny has paid a visit to Delta Heritage Trail State Park and has hidden eggs all along our trail! Kids ages 0 - 12 are more than welcome to join in on the hun...
Apr 4 Saturday

Easter Celebration - McNeil

Logoly State Park, McNeil
Visitor Center

Apr 4 Saturday

Feathered Flyers Weekend - Little Rock

4/4/2015 - 4/5/2015
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Call for location
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 ...
Apr 5 Sunday

Easter Sunrise Service on the Lake - Mount Ida

p.o. box 1268, Mount Ida
Marina Point
The Joplin United Methodist Church and Mountain Harbor Resort hold a lake side Easter Sunrise Service at Marina Point. The service is open to all denominations. In the...
Apr 5 Sunday

Easter Island Extravaganza - Bismarck

DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Bismarck
Lodge Island
Join us in the park on Lodge Island for an Easter weekend full of family friendly, Easter-inspired programs, crafts and games!...
Apr 5 Sunday

Easter Scramble - Mammoth Spring

Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Ball Field Area
Thousands of eggs with prizes and candy have been left at the park by the Easter Bunny and his helpers, the Spring River Lions Club members. Kids 10 years old and younger...
Apr 5 Sunday

Easter Sunrise Service - Eureka Springs

935 Passion Play Rd, Eureka Springs
Christ of the Ozarks
The Great Passion Play in Eureka Springs, Arkansas hosts a sunrise service each year at the foot of the Christ of the Ozarks Memorial Statue. The service starts at 7:00a...
Apr 9 Thursday

2nd Ghost of Highway 61 Antique Bus Show - Blytheville

4/9/2015 - 4/11/2015
412 North 9th, Blytheville
Historic Greyhound Bus Station
More than 75 antique buses from North America surround the renovated Historic Greyhound Bus Station in downtown. ...
Apr 10 Friday

Sweep In - Mountain View

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

24th Annual Central Arkanssa Marchiner And Historcal Sociaty - Sheridan

4/10/2015 - 4/17/2015
338 Grant 748, Sheridan
Town Square
There will be old tractors and hit and miss engines....
Apr 11 Saturday

"Now We're Cookin" - Mammoth Spring

Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Pavilion
Learn the basics of Dutch oven cooking while preparing 3-4 dishes. We cook it and then we eat it! Registration fee of $20 is required and due by April 4th. Please call (8...
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...
Apr 11 Saturday

Heifer Hour - Little Rock

1 World Avenue, Little Rock
501-907-2697   •   heifer.org
Free monthly interactive family fun with something new to learn and share - fun activities lead to discovery on the 2nd Saturday of every month year round from 11 a.m.-no...
Apr 11 Saturday

8th Annual German Heritage Festival - Stuttgart

921 East 5th Street, Stuttgart
Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie
A 5K fun run/walk, brat wurst cook-off, lids activities, live music, vendors, Wiederkehr Farms, grape stomping, potter, baked goods, homemade for sale and much more....
Apr 11 Saturday

Kayak Tour - Helena-West Helena

Delta Heritage Trail State Park, Helena-West Helena
Visitor Center
Come explore the calm waters and grand cypress trees of Old Town Lake. Space is limited so please call the park at (870) 572-2352 at least 2 days before the tour to make ...
Apr 11 Saturday

Girl Scout Rocker Day - Scott

Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, Scott
Visitor Center

Girl Scouts are invited to earn three of the six rockers that fit around their Toltec Mounds Girl Scout Day Patch. Girls will spend the day participa...

Apr 11 Saturday

Spring Canoe Float - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Little Maumelle Boat Launch
Take off from the Little Maumelle Boat Launch and experience the beauty of spring on this guided 4-1/2 mile float. Advance payment and registration are required....
Apr 11 Saturday

Annual Easter Egg Hunt - Springdale

1423 E. Emma, Springdale
Parsons Stadium
Join us for an egg-citing Saturday filled with tons of prizes, games and thousands of Easter eggs filled with candy! There will be sections for different age groups so th...
Apr 11 Saturday

Pioneer Living History Weekend - Pocahontas

4/11/2015 - 4/12/2015
Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
Visitor Center
Davidsonville is turning 200! Founded in 1815, the town served as the county seat of Lawrence County until 1829. Join us in celebrating the 200th anniversary of the town'...
Apr 12 Sunday

Spring Time Lake Cruises - Little Rock

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

Spring Time Lake Cruises - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Spring is a great season to cruise Lake Maumelle! Many of our animals are arriving from the south to nest for the summer, while the rest are preparing for the long journ...
Apr 14 Tuesday

Wildflower Week - Morrilton

4/14/2015 - 4/19/2015
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Petit Jean State Park
Discover the colorful heralds of spring at Arkansas’s first state park! Wildflower related talks, guided walks, and other programs will be offered. Weekday programs...
Apr 16 Thursday

Alive After Five - Jonesboro

407 Union Street, Jonesboro
Downtown
Alive After Five is a street market that happens in Downtown Jonesboro on the 3rd Thursdays from 5-8pm. An artisan, crafters and farmers market that also features a kids ...
Apr 17 Friday

Signs of Spring - West Fork

4/17/2015 - 4/19/2015
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork
Devil's Den State Park
Learn about ‘wild edibles’ with Dr. Tamara Walkingstick along with hikes, crafts, and a whole lot more! Contact the park for more details....
Apr 17 Friday

1800s Mountain Man Rendezvous - Greenbrier

4/17/2015 - 4/19/2015
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 17 Friday

Ozark Springtime Wildflower Weekend - Bull Shoals

4/17/2015 - 4/19/2015
Bull Shoals-White River State Park, Bull Shoals
Enjoy the beauty of springtime wildflowers in the Ozarks! Activities include guided wildflower walks, craft projects, children's programs, lake cruises, evening slide sho...
Apr 18 Saturday

Stardaze 5K - Star City

Cane Creek State Park, Star City
Pavilion 1
The Stardaze Festival in Star City is the state’s largest free festival. Start your festival day off with a brisk run or walk at Cane Creek State Park Stardaze 5K. ...
Apr 18 Saturday

Medicinal Plants Workshop - McNeil

Logoly State Park, McNeil
Visitor Center
Have you ever wondered what your great-grandparents used to treat a fever? Are you curious about how Native Americans used plants to treat or prevent illness? Have ...
Apr 18 Saturday

Kayak Day Trip - Mountain Pine

Lake Ouachita State Park, Mountain Pine
Marina Boat Ramp
Paddle the shorelines of Lake Ouachita with a park interpreter as your guide. Here's your opportunity to experience the lake in a unique way. No prior paddling experience...
Apr 18 Saturday

Great American Cleanup - Paragould

Crowley's Ridge State Park, Paragould
Pavilion 3
Celebrate Earth Day and help keep The Natural State litter free. Volunteers will assist park staff in cleaning up the park and Crowley's Ridge National Scenic Byway. Lunc...
Apr 18 Saturday

Music In The Mountains Show - Horseshoe Bend

811 2nd Street, Horseshoe Bend
Historic Horseshoe Bend Theatre
Hwy 289 Band hosts this lively musical variety show featuring country, blues, gospel, contemporary and bluegrass music. The show is held every third Saturday at 6:00 pm ...
Apr 18 Saturday

Trail Work Day - Little Rock

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 centra...
Apr 18 Saturday

Earth Day Celebration - Bull Shoals

4/18/2015 - 4/19/2015
Bull Shoals-White River State Park, Bull Shoals
Our world today is one of rapid changes. Growing energy demand and environmental issues like global warming have made it more important then ever for us to learn abo...
Apr 18 Saturday

Spring Blooms and Bugs - Wynne

4/18/2015 - 4/19/2015
Village Creek State Park, Wynne
Visitor Center
Join us for a celebration of the wonderful blooms and bugs of spring. We will have guided hikes, presentations, crafts, and games to celebrate the wildflowers and bugs fo...
Apr 19 Sunday

Earth Day Celebrations - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Call for location
Celebrate Earth Day with programs dedicated to "going green"! Contact the park for a line-up of programs about the planet and r...
Apr 23 Thursday

12th Annual Arkansas Literary Festival - Little Rock

4/23/2015 - 4/26/2015
100 Rock Street, Little Rock
Multiple venus in downtown Little Rock
The largest gathering of readers and writers in Arkansas. The Fest is a stimulating mix of sessions, panels, workshops, performances and special events. Featuring bestsel...
Apr 24 Friday

Conservation School Day - Pocahontas

Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
State parks as well as other agencies and individuals work tirelessly behind the scenes to preserve and protect our natural and cultural resources. Students will meet sta...
Apr 25 Saturday

Edible and Medicinal Plants - Little Rock

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 re...
Apr 25 Saturday

Ouachita Trail 50 Mile/50K Race - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Call for location
The Ouachita 50 is an endurance race that starts at nearby Maumelle Park and runs through Pinnacle Mountain State Park before continuing out and back on the Ouachita Nati...
Apr 25 Saturday

Scalies & Slimies of Arkansas - Mammoth Spring

Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Pavilion
Come to the pavilion to look at and learn about some of the reptiles and amphibians of the area. Frogs, toads, salamanders, turtles, snakes, lizards, and more will be on ...
Apr 25 Saturday

Founders Day - Mountainburg

Lake Fort Smith State Park, Mountainburg
Visitor Center
Join us as we celebrate the intrepid pioneers that settled the Boston Mountains of the Ozarks. Learn about the families that settled this region, their traditions,...
Apr 25 Saturday

Beginner's Bee Keeping Workshop - Scott

Plantation Agriculture Museum, Scott
Museum
Being able to enjoy your daily life today is due to the amazing aid of bees. Did you know that bees and pollinators help pollinate nearly 75% of our crops? Join the sta...
Apr 25 Saturday

Guided Kayaking Tour - Wickes

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 ...
Apr 25 Saturday

Eat Your Greens: Herbs and Wild Edibles Workshop - Paragould

Crowley's Ridge State Park, Paragould
Pavilion 2
Early settlers often had limited choices when it came to buying food. Most of what they ate was grown, hunted, or foraged from the surrounding area.
Apr 25 Saturday

Siloam Springs Farmers Market - Siloam Springs

116 S. Broadway St., Ste. 2, Siloam Springs
Downtown Siloam Springs
The Siloam Springs Farmers Market is a producers-only market designed to connect the Siloam Springs to fresh, local farm products and artisan crafts. It runs from April 1...
Apr 25 Saturday

Excerpts from "Sleeping Beauty" - Fort Smith

P. O. Box 10071, Fort Smith
Fort Smith Convention Center
7:30 p.m. Presented by Western Arkansas Ballet....
Apr 25 Saturday

National Astronomy Day - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Discover astronomy with members of the Central Arkansas Astronomical Society. Activities include solar viewing in the afternoon, special indoor programs, and viewing thro...
Apr 25 Saturday

Twin River Festival - McNab

4/25/2015 - 4/26/2015
3630 Hwy 355 S, McNab
City of McNab
Arts/crafts, food booths, kids games, balloon busting, sack race, dart games, large slide, horseback ride, adult games, dominoes, tug of war, dipping for dollars, arm wre...
Apr 26 Sunday

Excerpts from "Sleeping Beauty" - Fort Smith

P. O. Box 10071, Fort Smith
Fort Smith Convention Center
2:30 p.m. Presented by Western Arkansas Ballet....
Apr 26 Sunday

Spring Canoe Float - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Little Maumelle Boat Launch
Take off from the Little Maumelle boat launch and experience the beauty of spring on this guided 4-1/2 mile float. Advance payment and registration are required....
Apr 26 Sunday

Guided Kayaking Tour - Wickes

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 ...
Apr 30 Thursday

Pickin' in the Park - Wynne

4/30/2015 - 5/2/2015
Village Creek State Park, Wynne
Camp Area A
Pickin' in the Park is a music festival unlike any other. There are no set bands or set performance times, but there will be music throughout the day, every day. You are ...
May 1 Friday

Hot Springs Gallery Walk - Hot Springs

5/1/2015 - 3/6/2015
134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs
Historic Downtown Hot Springs
Stroll beautiful downtown Hot Springs and enjoy some of the finest contemporary art in America. Many galleries stay open until 9 p.m. often with music and complimentary r...
May 1 Friday

2015 Business Expo - Hot Springs Village

121 Cordoba Center Drive, ste. 300, Hot Springs Village
Coronado Community Center
Member business and organizations set up booths to inform and interact with village residents. It is a fun and informative day for everyone. Exhibit booths are available ...
May 1 Friday

Art on the Creek - Bella Vista

5/1/2015 - 5/2/2015
312 Town Center West, Bella Vista
Wishing Spring Gallery
Booths will be set up along McKisic Creek's walkway, inside The Studio building, as well as throughout the grounds of Wishing Spring Gallery. You can also visit the Galle...
May 1 Friday

Balloons Over RussVegas - Russellville

5/1/2015 - 5/2/2015
708 West Main, Russellville
Hot air balloon festival featuring balloon flights, tethered rides, tandem skydiving, helicopter rides, powered parachutes and more....
May 1 Friday

Ozark Birders' Springtime Retreat - Bull Shoals

5/1/2015 - 5/3/2015
Bull Shoals-White River State Park, Bull Shoals
See springtime birds in action! Activities for everyone from beginner to advanced birders are available including guided walks, evening programs, basic birding clinics, l...
May 2 Saturday

Cossatot River Spring Festival - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area has invited local and state educational representatives with booths and programs for the young and old to explore....
May 2 Saturday

8th Annual Chamber of Commerce 5K/10K Fun Run/Walk - Marion

13 Military Road, Marion
Marion Sports Complex
Starting at 5 p.m., live music, children's activities, professional results with Stearns Race Timing....
May 2 Saturday

Dutch Oven Workshop: Camp Favorites - Paragould

Crowley's Ridge State Park, Paragould
Pavilion 2
Get ready for a great summer outdoors and learn how to season, care for, and cook in a cast iron Dutch oven. Once a necessity for daily pioneer life, the Dutch oven has n...
May 2 Saturday

Scout Day - Scott

Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, Scott
Visitor Center

This special day is designed to help Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts earn their Indian Heritage Award available through the Quapaw Boy Scout Council office. Activities inclu...

May 2 Saturday

Spring Kayak Float - Little Rock

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

Kids' Fishing Derby - Greenbrier

Woolly Hollow State Park, Greenbrier
Snack Bar
Teens and kids 15 and younger, try your luck in Lake Bennett at our annual fishing derby! A drawing at the end of the derby will be held for some excellent prizes. Trophi...
May 2 Saturday

"NEW" Trial by Jury 1880 - Washington

PO Box 129, Washington
Williams' Tavern Restaurant
Experience justice in 1880 Washington as you take part in a new twist on the popular “Trial by Jury” series. This trial is a re-enactment of an actual murder ...
May 2 Saturday

Herb & Plant Sale - Mammoth Spring

Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Welcome Center
Come see the herb garden and pick up a few plants for your garden or containers. Members of the 21st Century Club will be available to answer questions and help you pick ...
May 2 Saturday

23rd Annual Mayhaw Festival - El Dorado

411 E. Faulkner, El Dorado
Newton House Museum
Daytime street festival with a 10K/5K race, chicken cook-off, live bluegrass music, food and craft vendors, children's activities including rock wall climbing and bounce ...
May 2 Saturday

Birder Weekend - West Fork

5/2/2015 - 5/3/2015
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork
Devil's Den State Park
Join park staff and various bird enthusiasts as you discover the flying creatures that call the park their home. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced birder you w...
May 5 Tuesday

Hot Springs Farmers Market - Hot Springs

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...
May 7 Thursday

Stroll The Square - Pocahontas

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. ...
May 9 Saturday

Heifer Hour - Little Rock

1 World Avenue, Little Rock
501-907-2697   •   heifer.org
Free monthly interactive family fun with something new to learn and share - fun activities lead to discovery on the 2nd Saturday of every month year round from 11 a.m.-no...
May 9 Saturday

Kids Days at the Siloam Springs Farmers Market - Siloam Springs

116 S. Broadway St., Ste. 2, 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 9am to n...
May 9 Saturday

Tourism Day - Mammoth Spring

Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Welcome Center
Join us at the welcome center to celebrate National Tourism Week. The fun begins at 10 a.m. with free balloons, refreshments, prize drawings, and music. Grand p...
May 9 Saturday

Cane Creek Timberland - Star City

Cane Creek State Park, Star City
Pavilion 2
This is the third Annual Cane Creek Timberland Bike Race. The race course is eight miles of fast-moving trails that run through the first hills of the Gulf Coastal Plain....
May 9 Saturday

Mother's Day Dutch Oven Breakfast Feast - Pocahontas

Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
Visitor Center
Celebrate Mother's Day 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 Dutch ovens ...
May 9 Saturday

Hot Springs Farmers Market - Hot Springs

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...
May 9 Saturday

Mothers Day Button Bracelet Workshop - Scott

Plantation Agriculture Museum, Scott
Museum
Come out to the Plantation Agriculture Museum to celebrate this Mother’s Day Weekend! For centuries, buttons have been a purposeful part of our lives. Unearth you...
May 9 Saturday

Star Gazing Party - Parkin

Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
Join park interpreters to learn stories about the stars that may have been told around the campfire in ancient North America. Don’t worry if it’s cloudy &ndas...
May 9 Saturday

Reelin' on the Ridge Kids Fishing Derby - Wynne

Village Creek State Park, Wynne
The Pond on 1 East
Village Creek State Park will host a fishing derby for kids ages 15 and under with the help of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commision. We have a small pond with easy access...
May 9 Saturday

Mothers Day Lake Cruise - Little Rock

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 9 Saturday

Mothers Day Lake Cruise - Little Rock

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 9 Saturday

Mothers Day Lake Cruise - Little Rock

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 9 Saturday

Annual Demolition Derby - Springdale

1423 E. Emma, Springdale
Parsons Stadium
SAMS Furniture brings us a heated competition as drivers face off until the last car is standing! Join us for a fun family night where drivers will compete for cash priz...
May 9 Saturday

16th Annual Spring Fling Hang Glider Fly In - Dardanelle

5/9/2015 - 5/10/2015
Mount Nebo State Park, Dardanelle
Visitor Center
Join the Central Arkansas Mountain Pilots as they celebrate the official start of flying season! Watch and learn as they set up and launch from the top of Mount Nebo. You...
May 9 Saturday

Cossatot River Weekend Adventure - Wickes

5/9/2015 - 5/10/2015
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...
May 10 Sunday

Mothers Day Lake Cruise - Little Rock

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 10 Sunday

Mothers Day Lake Cruise - Little Rock

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 10 Sunday

Mothers Day Lake Cruise - Little Rock

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 10 Sunday

8th Annual Mother’s Day Bell Choir Concert - Hot Springs

210 Short Street, Hot Springs
Anthony Chapel Garvan Woodland Gardens
3 p.m. The Ringers of Hope bell choir from Amity perform. There will be a special section just for kids. Bring the whole family to treat mom to a program of beautiful mu...
May 12 Tuesday

Hot Springs Farmers Market - Hot Springs

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...
May 14 Thursday

Discovery Days for Schools - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Picnic Area
This program is designed especially for school field trips. Programs will be offered throughout the picnic area which includes hikes around the Kingfisher Trail, interac...
May 14 Thursday

Thumbpicking Weekend Workshops - Mountain View

5/14/2015 - 5/16/2015
Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Administration Building and Music Auditorium
A gathering of guitarists dedicated to the thumb-picking tradition made popular by Merle Travis. Weekend events include instruction and workshops with some of the country...
May 15 Friday

Guided Kayaking Tour - Wickes

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 ...
May 15 Friday

Discovery Days for Schools - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Picnic Area
This program is designed especially for school field trips. Programs will be offered throughout the picnic area that includes hikes around the Kingfisher Trail, interact...
May 15 Friday

3rd Annual Dermott Community Fest - Dermott

5/15/2015 - 5/16/2015
210 Gibson Circle, Dermott
Downtown Dermott
Formerly known as the Dermott Crawfish Festival, Community Fest carries the same tradition as it has for the past 30 years with great arts and crafts, live music, food ve...
May 15 Friday

25th Annual Crawdad Days Festival - Harrison

5/15/2015 - 5/16/2015
621 E Rush Ave, Harrison
Lake Harrison on Lakeshore Drive
Come and enjoy the free music which includes a venue for every taste; country, rock-n-roll and down home. Carnival rides, car show, food vendors, crafts and more! Bring y...
May 15 Friday

26th Annual Magnolia Blossom Festival and World Championship Steak Cook-Off - Magnolia

5/15/2015 - 5/16/2015
211 W. Main, Magnolia
Downtown Historic Square
Featuring art show, pageant, cooker parade, 5K race, live entertainment, fishing tournament, car and motorcycle show, kids' activities, food....
May 15 Friday

Endangered Species Weekend - West Fork

5/15/2015 - 5/17/2015
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork
Devil's Den State Park
Enjoy a weekend of celebrating some special wild creatures! There will be fun activities and various guest speakers to help us learn about some of nature’...
May 16 Saturday

Pickin' In The Park - Mammoth Spring

Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Welcome Center
Bring your lawn chair and come to play or just to listen to a little gospel, old-time country, and bluegrass music at the welcome center. Professionals and amateurs ...
May 16 Saturday

Guided Kayaking Tour - Wickes

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 ...
May 16 Saturday

Arkansas Heritage Day - Morrilton

Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Petit Jean State Park
May is Arkansas Heritage Month, and you are invited to spend a Saturday discovering the state’s rich heritage in Arkansas’s first state park. History oriented...
May 16 Saturday

Historic Women's Skills Workshop - Parkin

Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
Girl power time! Come learn skills practiced by the past females of Parkin in this workshop tailored specifically for women. Activities will include fiber arts, fire star...
May 16 Saturday

Girl Scout Rocker Day - Scott

Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, Scott
Visitor Center

Girl Scouts are invited to earn three of the six rockers designed to fit around their Toltec Mounds Girl Scout Day Patch. Girls will spend the day pa...

May 16 Saturday

Spring Star Party - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Join amateur astronomers for an evening with the stars and other celestial phenomena. As twilight settles in, the Central Arkansas Astronomical Society will provide teles...
May 16 Saturday

Hot Springs Farmers Market - Hot Springs

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...
May 16 Saturday

Creepy, Crawly, Slimy, Scaly Weekend - Wynne

5/16/2015 - 5/17/2015
Village Creek State Park, Wynne
Visitor Center
Join us to discover the residents of the park that crawl, creep, and slither. We will have guided hikes, presentations, crafts, and games to introduce the most misun...
May 17 Sunday

Sunset Lake Cruise - Little Rock

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 a...
May 17 Sunday

Guided Kayaking Tour - Wickes

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 ...
May 19 Tuesday

Hot Springs Farmers Market - Hot Springs

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