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Enjoy these budget-friendly events in Arkansas

Few things in life are better than a calendar full of family-friendly and free events in Arkansas. Tickets to big-name concerts and fancy festivals can break your travel budget–why not enjoy the simple pleasures of a family-friendly, budget friendly event? Find free, fun entertaining festivals and events in Arkansas!

 
Apr 18 Saturday

Rebels, Federals & Bushwhackers: Stirring Stories of the Civil War in Northwest Arkansas - Rogers

3/7/2015 - 12/6/2015
322 South Second Street, Rogers
Rogers Historical Museum
Hear three distinct but connected stories of life in Northwest Arkansas during the Civil War....
Apr 18 Saturday

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 18 Saturday

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 18 Saturday

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 18 Saturday

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 18 Saturday

Spring Blooms and Bugs - Wynne

4/18/2015 - 4/19/2015
201 County Road 754, Wynne
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 found in park....
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

Rhythm Jam - Hot Springs Village

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

Artisan Market - Hot Springs Village

895 DeSoto Blvd., Hot Springs Village
Grove Park
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Shop for jewelry, pottery, woodworking and more at this quarterly event featuring the work of area artisans....
Apr 22 Wednesday

3rd Annual Jazz in the Park - Little Rock

PO Box 1958, Little Rock
History Pavilion - Riverfront Park
Every Wednesday in April from 6-8 p.m., grab your blankets and lawn chairs for a free, family-friendly night of jazz....
Apr 22 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 Pinnacle Mountain's gorgeous trails. Please call for location. This h...
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 24 Friday

Guided Walking Tour of Compton Gardens - Bentonville

312 N. Main St., Bentonville
Compton Gardens and Conference Center
10 a.m. Enjoy a 45-minute guided walking tour of the native tree and plant garden at Compton Gardens and Conference Center. Tours run every Friday morning from March 27 t...
Apr 24 Friday

The Calico Rock'n River Rally - Calico Rock

4/24/2015 - 4/25/2015
104 Main Street , Calico Rock
Calico Rock
Kick-off the weekend with a street dance in Peppersauce Alley. Day of races, music, and fun....
Apr 24 Friday

Springtime Yards and Yards of Yard Sales - Eureka Springs

4/24/2015 - 4/25/2015
516 Village Circle, Eureka Springs
City Wide
Twice yearly city-wide yard sale event sponsored by the Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce....
Apr 24 Friday

41st Annual Dogwood Festival - Siloam Springs

4/24/2015 - 4/26/2015
108 E University, Siloam Springs
Downtown Siloam Springs
Held the weekend of the last Sunday in April each year, the Dogwood Festival brings an estimated 30,000 into the two major downtown parks. The award-winning festival has ...
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

Arkansas Winds Community Concert Band - Springdale

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

13th Annual Cabot Strawberry Festival - Cabot

1510 N Lincoln St, Cabot
Cabot Community Center
The Cabot Strawberry Festival is a family-friendly event that includes a carnival, 5K Fun Run, pageant, vendors, Kid Zone and of course Cabot strawberries. It is organiz...
Apr 29 Wednesday

3rd Annual Jazz in the Park - Little Rock

PO Box 1958, Little Rock
History Pavilion - Riverfront Park
Every Wednesday in April from 6-8 p.m., grab your blankets and lawn chairs for a free, family-friendly night of jazz....
Apr 29 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 Pinnacle Mountain's gorgeous trails. Please call for location. This h...
Apr 29 Wednesday

45th World Famous Armadillo Festival - Hamburg

4/29/2015 - 5/2/2015
403 C North Main, Hamburg
Town Square
Come out and enjoy the 45th Annual World Famous Armadillo Festival in Hamburg, Arkansas! We have arts & craft booths, carnival, food vendors, pageant, talent show, armadi...
Apr 30 Thursday

Pickin' in the Park - Wynne

4/30/2015 - 5/2/2015
201 County Road 754, Wynne
Village Creek State Park
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 ...
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

Guided Walking Tour of Compton Gardens - Bentonville

312 N. Main St., Bentonville
Compton Gardens and Conference Center
10 a.m. Enjoy a 45-minute guided walking tour of the native tree and plant garden at Compton Gardens and Conference Center. Tours run every Friday morning from March 27 t...
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

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 1 Friday

9th Annual Spanker Creek Farm Arts, Crafts and More - Bentonville

5/1/2015 - 5/3/2015
P.O. Box 5644, Bentonville
Come out and enjoy the many exhibits and foods in this unique, outdoor market experience. ...
May 2 Saturday

Rock Porch Session featuring Donnie Mathis - Hot Springs Village

895 DeSoto Blvd., Hot Springs Village
Grove Park
6-8 p.m. Monthly session featuring music by Donnie Mathis. Bring a lawn chair for this casual outdoor concert....
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

Annual Mountt Judea Heritage Day Festival - Mount Judea

Downtown, Mount Judea
Downtown
This fun event celebrates the past with musical entertainment all day, horseshoe tournament, Dutch oven cook-off and lots of handmade crafts. There may be demonstrations ...
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

Beginning Genealogy: Climbing the First Branches of Your Family Tree - Little Rock

Arkansas History Commission, Little Rock
Room 171
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Workshop hosted by the Arkansas History Commission and State Archives and the Arkansas Genealogical Society. The theme focuses on methods for beginni...
May 2 Saturday

Resource Rendezvous Bicycle Rally - Russellville

Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Weigh-in pavilion
Lake Dardanelle State Park will be hosting a bicycle rally as part of the annual Resource Rendezvous event. Join us in celebrating the great outdoors. This bicycle rally ...
May 2 Saturday

2nd Annual Balloons Over RussVegas - Russellville

5/2/2015 - 5/3/2015
P.O. Box 302, Russellville
Russellville Soccer Complex
Hot air balloon festival featuring hot air balloon flights, tethered balloon rides, powered parachutes, helicopter rides, and tandem skydiving opportunities for the publi...
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 2 Saturday

Pioneer Village Spring Fest - Searcy

5/2/2015 - 5/3/2015
774 Webb Hill Lane, Searcy
Late 1880s Village
Pioneer Village is a collection of late 19th century buildings, farm equipment and other items of historic interest saved from throughout White County by the White County...
May 2 Saturday

North Arkansas Woodcarvers Club 36th Annual Woodcarving Show and Sale - Mountain Home

5/2/2015 - 5/3/2015
P.O. Box 531, Mountain Home
Baxter County Fairgrounds Main Exhibition Hall
As one of the largest shows in the area, the NAWC Woodcarving Show features woodcarvers, whittlers, wood turners, carving supply vendors, judged competition, demonstratio...
May 2 Saturday

41st Annual Little Rock Farmers' Market - Little Rock

5/2/2015 - 10/31/2015
519 w 7th Street, Little Rock
River Market District
The Farmers’ Market makes its home in the River Market's two outdoor, open-air pavilions overlooking Riverfront Park and the Arkansas River. Saturdays begin May 2 and op...
May 3 Sunday

David Rosen Big Band, Outdoor Concert and Picnic - Helena-West Helena

P.O. Box 256, Helena-West Helena
Pccua Fine Arts Lawn
The Warfield Concerts are outstanding musical events that are free of charge to all through the generosity of a former citizen of Helena. The late Samuel Drake Warfield p...
May 3 Sunday

Sunday Afternoon Bicycle Ride - Little Rock

14015 Windsor Road, Little Rock
Parking at bottom of River Mtn. Road, Little Rock
Weekly ride on the Arkansas River Trail in Little Rock and North Little Rock with an optional bakery stop. ...
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 6 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 Pinnacle Mountain's gorgeous trails. Please call for location. This h...
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 7 Thursday

In Our Galleries - Springdale

5/7/2015 - 5/29/2015
214 S Main Street, Springdale
Arts Center of the Ozarks
Robert Lemming's "Stillness Follows Motion" and Abstract Art, a selection of drawings, prints and paintings by Arkansas Artists. Reception May 14, 6-8 p.m....
May 8 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 which includes hikes around the Kingfisher Trail, interac...
May 8 Friday

Sandwiching in History at the Dan Stowers Building - Little Rock

323 Center Street, Suite 1500, Little Rock
Dan Stowers Building
The “Sandwiching in History” tour series features a historic property in central Arkansas each month. The tours are free and open to the public. All tours begin at noon a...
May 8 Friday

Kingston's 33rd Annual "Fair on the Square" - Kingston

5/8/2015 - 5/9/2015
100 Hwy 21, Kingston
Downtown
Kicks off on Friday night with a Gospel Sing. Saturday activities include a parade, music, arts & crafts, children’s activities, great food and more. ...
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

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

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

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

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

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 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 13 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 Pinnacle Mountain's gorgeous trails. Please call for location. This h...
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

The Art Odyssey - Mountain Home

5/14/2015 - 5/16/2015
300 Library Hill, Mountain Home
Self Guided Tour of artists' studios in the Arkansas Ozarks. Offers opportunity to visit working studios of select artists, located in the Mountain Home, Baxter County a...
May 15 Friday

Guided Walking Tour of Compton Gardens - Bentonville

312 N. Main St., Bentonville
Compton Gardens and Conference Center
10 a.m. Enjoy a 45-minute guided walking tour of the native tree and plant garden at Compton Gardens and Conference Center. Tours run every Friday morning from March 27 t...
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

Rocking Reamers Glass Show & Sale - North Little Rock

5/15/2015 - 5/16/2015
108 Berry Street, North Little Rock
Wyndham Riverfront Hotel
The Arkansas Glasshoppers, Inc., is proud to announce that it is co-hosting Rocking Reamers Glass Show & Sale as part of the National Reamer Collectors Association’s (NRC...
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

Greek Food Festival - Little Rock

5/15/2015 - 5/17/2015
1100 Napa Valley Drive, Little Rock
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday & Saturday. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sunday....
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

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

10th Annual Stueart Pennington Running of the Tubs - Hot Springs

134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs
Downtown Hot Springs
Costumed teams load up in authentic bathtubs outfitted with wheels and trek down the street. Audience is encouraged to get in the spirit and bring your water guns, wear y...
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

Norfork Pioneer Days Heritage Festival - Norfork

13010 Hwy 5 South, Norfork
City of Norfork
Pioneer Days is a longstanding celebration of historical Arkansas filled with old-fashioned fun and entertainment for the family. The festival features a parade, historic...
May 16 Saturday

15th Annual Arkansas Delta Family Gospel Fest - Helena-West Helena

141 Cherry St., Helena-West Helena
Cherry St. Pavilion
The Delta Cultural Center brings the best state and regional talent in gospel music. Styles range from traditional African-American gospel quartet to Contemporary Christi...
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

Walks Through History at Downtown Berryville - Berryville

323 Center Street, Suite 1500, Berryville
Carroll County Courthouse
The “Walks through History” tour series features historic sites or districts around Arkansas each month. Tours begin at 11:00 a.m., unless otherwise indicated, and last b...
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

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

Rhythm Jam - Hot Springs Village

895 DeSoto Blvd., Hot Springs Village
Grove Park
1-4 p.m. Play, sing, or just enjoy the music. These monthly outdoor events are open to musicians of all ages and skill levels playing non-amplified instruments. Don’t for...
May 17 Sunday

10th Annual Books in Bloom Literary Festival - Eureka Springs

PO Box 247, Eureka Springs
The 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa
Books in Bloom is a literary festival attracting writers from all over the country for an afternoon of presentations, readings, and one-to-one conversations. Recent autho...
May 18 Monday

Territorial School Days - Pocahontas

5/18/2015 - 5/19/2015
Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
Arkansas Territory was not for those who were faint of heart. Teachers, bring your students out to Davidsonville Historic State Park for this special school event to...
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 and Tuesdays 5-8 p.m. or until produce runs out. Winter Market ope...
May 19 Tuesday

Silver Screen Memories - Springdale

5/19/2015 - 3/26/2016
Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, Springdale
Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
An exhibit about movies and movie-going in the Arkansas Ozarks....
May 20 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 Pinnacle Mountain's gorgeous trails. Please call for location. This h...
May 20 Wednesday

The History of Springdale's First United Methodist Church - Springdale

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, Springdale
Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
A noontime program by longtime church members Earlene Brown Henry and Fay Marie Stafford Johnson....
May 21 Thursday

Alive After Five - Jonesboro

407 Union Street, Jonesboro
Downtown
5-8 p.m. A downtown street market on third Thursdays featuring an artisan, crafter, and farmers market with kids corner, live bands, and a downtown movie night. Hosted by...
May 22 Friday

Good Ol' Days - Mount Ida

5/22/2015 - 5/23/2015
P.O. Box 84, Mount Ida
Montgomery County Courthouse
Live music, food, games, vendor booths, car show, and more. Friday: The Frontporch Stage presents an evening of gospel music featuring the Salt Creek Road band and New Le...
May 22 Friday

24th Annual Dinosaur Festival - Nashville

5/22/2015 - 5/23/2015
1301 West Johnson Street, Nashville
Nashville City Park
This festival features a 5K Glow Run on Friday night and a large ASA softball tournament, Dino Dig, bounce houses, games and more including Trax the Dinosaur on Saturday....
May 22 Friday

Memorial Day Weekend - Mena

5/22/2015 - 5/24/2015
Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Mena
Join us for a weekend of fun as we start our summer season. Fun filled nature and history-related programs will be available for the whole family. Contact the park for a ...
May 23 Saturday

31st Annual Randolph County Plow & Planting Show - Pocahontas

610 North Marr, Pocahontas
GEA Kilovista site, Birdell
Items planned: gospel and country music, old cars, tractors, trucks, tractor race and more. Facilities, programs, and services are open to all. We are an open hill countr...
May 23 Saturday

Spring Music in the Park - Star City

Cane Creek State Park, Star City
Pavilion 1
Cane Creek State Park invites you to an evening of gospel music in the park. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy this relaxing, spring evening of live music! Please contact t...
May 23 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 23 Saturday

Fishing on the Ridge Derby - Paragould

Crowley's Ridge State Park, Paragould
Walcott Lake

Bring your fishing pole, bait, and enthusiasm to put your fishing skills to the test! Walcott Lake will be stocked with hundreds of catfish courtesy ...

May 23 Saturday

Memorial Day Madness - Paragould

Crowley's Ridge State Park, Paragould
Lake Ponder Swimming Beach
Bring your friends and family to Crowley’s Ridge State Park and kick off the start of summer with recreational activities, interpretive programs, swimming, and peda...
May 23 Saturday

Hickory Hill Park Gospel Music - Hot Springs

216 Bryant Road, Hot Springs
216 Bryant Road - travel 5 miles from downtown Hot Springs on Park Avenue, turn left on Highway 7 North, go about 1 mile, turn right Bryant Road and go 2 blocks.
29th Season Opening Concert features down-home southern gospel music, bluegrass gospel and plenty of old time country gospel in an outdoor amphitheater nestled in the hea...
May 24 Sunday

29th Annual Good Earth Randolph Old Fashioned Farm Show - Pocahontas

610 Mark Street, Pocahontas
Gea Kiilovista City, Birdell
Gospel, bluegrass, and country music. Old cars, trucks, tractors and farm equipment. Horse and tractor demonstrations, horseshoes, sack races, stick horse races, food and...
May 24 Sunday

Mustangs on the Mountain - Morrilton

8 Jones Lane, Morrilton
Museum of Automobiles
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Annual show & shine event, all year models accepted. Door prizes and awards presented, food concessions....
May 25 Monday

Veterans Celebration - Marvell

905 Carruth Ave., Marvell
Tri-County Fair Grounds Pavillion
11 a.m. Celebration honoring all veterans who proudly served our country. It's a wonderful opportunity to say thank you. Lunch served following the program....
May 26 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 27 Wednesday

Spring River Cleanup - Mammoth Spring

Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Welcome Center
Spend the day on the Spring River having lots fun while cleaning the river up. Park staff and volunteers will spend the day canoeing a section of the river and clean...
May 27 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 Pinnacle Mountain's gorgeous trails. Please call for location. This h...
May 29 Friday

2015 Mudtown Days Celebration - Lowell

5/29/2015 - 5/30/2015
216 N. Lincoln Street, Lowell
Ward Nail Park
Good music, good food and lots of fun for the family. Car show, rides, youth talent contest, fireworks and more. ...
May 30 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...
Jun 1 Monday

Great Outdoors Month - Morrilton

6/1/2015 - 6/30/2015
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Petit Jean State Park
Petit Jean State Park's interpretive staff will be offering a variety of activities daily throughout the month of June, with a special focus on the great outdoors. Enjoy ...
Jun 1 Monday

In Our Galleries - Springdale

6/1/2015 - 7/3/2015
214 S Main Street, Springdale
Arts Center of the Ozarks
David Holcomb's "Looking into the Sun" and Sasha Rayevskiy's "Tigersasha." Reception June 11t, 6-8 p.m. ...
Jun 2 Tuesday

Boater Education Class - Russellville

Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
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...
Jun 2 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...
Jun 2 Tuesday

Heifer Hour - Little Rock

1 World Avenue, Little Rock
501-907-2697   •   heifer.org
Free summer interactive family fun with something new to learn and share - fun activities lead to discovery from 11 a.m.-noon on Tuesdays in June and July....
Jun 4 Thursday

Boater Education Class - Russellville

Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
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...
Jun 4 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....
Jun 4 Thursday

30th Annual Steamboat Days - Des Arc

6/4/2015 - 6/6/2015
PO Box 997, Des Arc
Town Square
Carnival, beauty pageant, car show, gospel night, duck calling contest, concerts, arts & crafts, food vendors, dog show, children's activities, BBQ and chili cook-off, ba...
Jun 5 Friday

Downtown Art Walk - Russellville

320 W. C St., Russellville
Local art, music, refreshments and fun at this free quarterly event co-sponsored by Main Street Russellville and the Arkansas River Valley Arts Center....
Jun 5 Friday

Sandwiching in History at St. Edward Catholic Church - Little Rock

323 Center Street, Suite 1500, Little Rock
St. Edward Catholic Church
The “Sandwiching in History” tour series features a historic property in central Arkansas each month. The tours are free and open to the public. All tours begin at noon a...
Jun 6 Saturday

War Eagle Appreciation Day - Huntsville

Withrow Springs State Park, Huntsville
Keith Ham Pavilion
Join us as we celebrate War Eagle Creek as it flows through the beautiful Ozarks. There will be floats along the War Eagle, live music, fun educational programs, and...
Jun 6 Saturday

National Trails Day Walk - Mammoth Spring

Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Welcome Center
Participate in National Trails Day by registering and walking at least one lap (0.6 mile) around the lake! The walker with the most laps for the day will win a ...
Jun 6 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...
Jun 6 Saturday

National Trails Day - Morrilton

Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Petit Jean State Park
Celebrate and enjoy Petit Jean’s 20-plus miles of trails! This day will be filled with hikes and hiking related programs for all ages. Contact the park for a schedu...
Jun 6 Saturday

Free Kid's Fishing Derby - McNeil

Logoly State Park, McNeil
Visitor Center

Logoly State Park is proud to announce the Annual Kid’s Fishing Derby. The derby is open to children ages 5 to 15. Small children will be allowed to have an...

Jun 6 Saturday

Summer 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...
Jun 6 Saturday

Kids' Fishing Derby - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Environmental Education Pond
Hey kids, bring your parents down to the pond for a free fishing contest! There will be how-to-fish clinics, casting contests, free snacks, and lots of prizes. Prizes wil...
Jun 6 Saturday

Annual Commissary Kiwanis Fishing Derby - Fort Smith

8300 Wells Lake Road, Fort Smith
Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center
Ages 2-15 are invited to participate. Check in begins at 8 a.m. with weigh-in at 11 a.m. and lots of prizes....
Jun 6 Saturday

Rock Porch Session - Hot Springs Village

895 DeSoto Blvd., Hot Springs Village
Grove Park
6-8 p.m. Bring a lawn chair for this casual outdoor concert....
Jun 6 Saturday

142nd Annual Southern Memorial Day - Fayetteville

13517 Rennic Road, Fayetteville
Since 1873, the Southern Memorial Association of Washington County has paid tribute to the 600+ Confederate soldiers buried in Fayetteville's Confederate Cemetery. Guest ...
Jun 6 Saturday

National Trails Day - Bismarck

DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Bismarck
Here it is! It rolls around just once a year. One day set aside to celebrate our nation's trails by getting out and hiking, biking, paddling, or some other form of transp...
Jun 9 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...
Jun 9 Tuesday

Heifer Hour - Little Rock

1 World Avenue, Little Rock
501-907-2697   •   heifer.org
Free summer interactive family fun with something new to learn and share - fun activities lead to discovery from 11 a.m.-noon on Tuesdays in June and July....
Jun 12 Friday

Bat-O-Rama XXVI - West Fork

6/12/2015 - 6/14/2015
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork
Join park staff and guests for some great family fun as we celebrate one of the most beneficial but misunderstood creatures in the world……BATS! Sp...
Jun 13 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...
Jun 13 Saturday

Annual Kids' Fishing Derby - Pocahontas

Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
History Cabin
Bring the kids and let them try out their fishing skills at the park's annual fishing derby. Fishing will begin at 8 a.m. and close at 11 a.m. with prizes awarded&nb...
Jun 13 Saturday

A Time to Shine Parade - Cherokee Village

5 Kamian Lane, Cherokee Village
Celebration Central - Across from City Hall and Town Center
This parade begins with a grand procession featuring a flag from every state, 20 countries, and branches of the military. Chair Trophy goes to the float most representati...
Jun 13 Saturday

Walks Through History at the Marianna Commercial Historic District - Marianna

323 Center Street, Suite 1500, Marianna
First Baptist Church Family Life Center
The “Walks through History” tour series features historic sites or districts around Arkansas each month. Tours begin at 11:00 a.m., unless otherwise indicated, and last b...
Jun 13 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...
Jun 13 Saturday

A Diamond in the Ozarks Treasure Hunt™ - Cherokee Village

5 Kamian Lane, Cherokee Village
Celebration Central - Across from City Hall and Town Center
Join the fun where the prize is a diamond with an estimated value of $5,000. Whether you enjoy architecture, nature, hiking, golfing, swimming, gems, tennis, floating, o...
Jun 13 Saturday

Mountain Fishin' Derby - Morrilton

Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Petit Jean State Park
Hook, line, and sinker! See if you can catch a fish at Petit Jean State Park. The derby will be open to children ages 15 and under. Parents are welcome to help, but the k...
Jun 13 Saturday

Rewind the 50s Sock Hop and Street Dance - Cherokee Village

5 Kamian Lane, Cherokee Village
Celebration Central - Across from City Hall and Town Center
7 p.m. This street dance features a DJ. Prizes awarded for best costume design from the 1950s and in several dance categories....
Jun 13 Saturday

2nd Annual Wings & Wheels Swap and Show 2015 - Bentonville

3404 Cardinal Ln, Bentonville
Bentonville Municipal Airport (NOT XNA)
Come view antique planes, cars, and motorcycles. Awards and giveaways, activities for kids, and aircraft rides available....
Jun 16 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...
Jun 16 Tuesday

Heifer Hour - Little Rock

1 World Avenue, Little Rock
501-907-2697   •   heifer.org
Free summer interactive family fun with something new to learn and share - fun activities lead to discovery from 11 a.m.-noon on Tuesdays in June and July. ...
Jun 16 Tuesday

57th Annual Auto Show and Swap Meet - Morrilton

6/16/2015 - 6/20/2015
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Museum of Automobiles
This annual Antique Car show is co-hosted by the Mid-American Old Time Automobile Association and the Museum of Automobiles on Petit Jean Mountain. Classic and vintage ve...
Jun 17 Wednesday

The Back-to-the-Land Movement: Ozark History and Memories - Springdale

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, Springdale
Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
A noontime program by local historian and author Denele Campbell. ...
Jun 18 Thursday

Alive After Five - Jonesboro

407 Union Street, Jonesboro
Downtown
5-8 p.m. A downtown street market on third Thursdays featuring an artisan, crafter, and farmers market with kids corner, live bands, and a downtown movie night. Hosted by...
Jun 18 Thursday

44th Smackover Oil Town Festival - Smackover

6/18/2015 - 6/20/2015
710 Pershing Hwy , Smackover
Tennyson Park
Celebrating our oil heritage with events including 5K run, rib cook-off, rod wrenching contest, arm wrestling contest, horseshoes, duck race, live entertainment, arts & c...
Jun 19 Friday

4th Annual Memory Lane Car Show & Swap Meet - Berryville

6/19/2015 - 6/20/2015
645 Hwy 62 E, Berryville
Memory Lane Museum Grounds
Swap meet both days, car show Saturday. All antique, classic, cars, trucks and motorcycles welcome. Barney from Mayberry will be present with his 60 Chevy police car for ...
Jun 19 Friday

Trout Days - Bull Shoals

6/19/2015 - 6/20/2015
Bull Shoals-White River State Park, Bull Shoals
The White River is one of the nation's finest trout streams. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, there is something here for you! Activities include trout-cooking dem...
Jun 19 Friday

Annual Lake Greeson Days - Kirby

6/19/2015 - 6/21/2015
Daisy State Park, Kirby
Daisy State Park
Join us for Lake Greeson Days! This event will include our Annual Kids Fishing Derby as well as a variety of contests, programs, and tours! There will be prizes awarded f...
Jun 20 Saturday

Summer 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 Centr...
Jun 20 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...
Jun 21 Sunday

Father's Day Fishing Tournament - Bull Shoals

Bull Shoals-White River State Park, Bull Shoals
This just-for-fun trout tournament is designed for children and their fathers, grandfathers, or guardians. You may win prizes and certificates for a variet...
Jun 21 Sunday

Rhythm Jam - Hot Springs Village

895 DeSoto Blvd., Hot Springs Village
Grove Park
1-4 p.m. Play, sing, or just enjoy the music. These monthly outdoor events are open to musicians of all ages and skill levels playing non-amplified instruments. Don’t for...
Jun 21 Sunday

Jr. Fishing Derby - Bismarck

DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Bismarck
Golf Course Pond # 7
Kids, grab your lucky fishing rod and get ready to reel in a “lunker.” This youth fishing derby takes place on Golf Course Pond #7, which will be stocked with...
Jun 23 Tuesday

Heifer Hour - Little Rock

1 World Avenue, Little Rock
501-907-2697   •   heifer.org
Free summer interactive family fun with something new to learn and share - fun activities lead to discovery from 11 a.m.-noon on Tuesdays in June and July....
Jun 23 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...
Jun 26 Friday

35th Annual Malvern Brickfest - Malvern

6/26/2015 - 6/27/2015
213 W. 3rd Street, Malvern
Malvern City Park
Malvern is the Brick Capitol of the World and Brickfest is our annual festival to celebrate our brickmaking heritage. 5K run, car show, arts & crafts, rib cook-off, beaut...
Jun 26 Friday

19th Annual Mt. Magazine International Butterfly Festival - Paris

6/26/2015 - 6/27/2015
301 W Walnut, Paris
Logan County Fairgrounds
Vendors, art show and sale, food, kids zone, 5K race, motorcycle rally, poker run and beauty pageant....
Jun 26 Friday

Mount Magazine Butterfly Festival XIX - Paris

6/26/2015 - 6/27/2015
Mount Magazine State Park, Paris
Our future flies on the wings of pollinators! Enjoy this popular family-friendly nature festival with seminars, hikes, plant sale, garden tours, insect exhibits, a live a...
Jun 27 Saturday

Hickory Hill Park Gospel Music - Hot Springs

216 Bryant Road, Hot Springs
216 Bryant Road - travel 5 miles from downtown Hot Springs on Park Avenue, turn left on Highway 7 North, go about 1 mile, turn right Bryant Road and go 2 blocks.
Concert featuring down-home southern gospel music, bluegrass gospel and plenty of old time country gospel in an outdoor amphitheater nestled in the heart of the Ouachita ...
Jun 27 Saturday

Sunset on the Mountain - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
West Summit Trailhead
A park interpreter will be leading a hike up Pinnacle Mountain’s West Summit Trail for a special sunset viewing. This is a great hike for the whole family to get ou...
Jun 27 Saturday

Street Dance - Springdale

1423 E. Emma, Springdale
Parsons Stadium
6 p.m. Grab the kids and kick up your heels for a boot scootin’ time in downtown. There will be pony and stagecoach rides for kids. The Boston Mountain Playboys will perf...
Jun 27 Saturday

Celebrate Mulberry - Mulberry

PO Box 448, Mulberry
Kirksey Park/Fairgrounds
A fair to inform citizens in the community of the many services available though local businesses, organizations, churches, and government entities. Food, live music, chi...
Jun 27 Saturday

14th Annual Jubilee in June Festival - Hatfield

PO Box 6, Hatfield
Hatfield City Park
Begins with a parade at 10 a.m., live music all day, BBQ cook-off, vendors, games, and fireworks show at dark....
Jun 27 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...
Jun 27 Saturday

Rogers Fun & Games - Rogers

6/27/2015 - 1/10/2016
322 South Second Street, Rogers
Rogers Historical Museum
Explore the history of golf, tennis, swimming and other recreational sports that can be found throughout Northwest Arkansas and have been used as selling points for vacat...
Jun 30 Tuesday

Heifer Hour - Little Rock

1 World Avenue, Little Rock
501-907-2697   •   heifer.org
Free summer interactive family fun with something new to learn and share - fun activities lead to discovery from 11 a.m.-noon on Tuesdays in June and July. ...
Jun 30 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...
Jul 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. ...
Jul 3 Friday

Hot Springs Gallery Walk - Hot Springs

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...
Jul 4 Saturday

Beebe's 4th of July Extravaganza - Beebe

321 N. Elm Street, Beebe
Beebe Ballpark
Mark your calendars for the City's largest community event of the year - our 4th of July Extravaganza! This annual event is always a great time for all! Join us for FR...
Jul 4 Saturday

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

9484 SimrellDrive, Garfield
Just South of marker "8" on Beaver Lake
The 14th Annual Ventris Trail's End Resort's Fireworks Display honors and celebrates our nation's independence. Listen to patriotic music as thousands of fireworks light...
Jul 4 Saturday

Pops! on the River - Little Rock

121 E. Capitol, Little Rock
The First Security Amphitheater in Riverfront Park
A free event, with a wonderful firework display accompanied by the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. ...
Jul 4 Saturday

Craft Day for Kids - Parkin

Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
Catch a glimpse of what life was like throughout history in Parkin by creating fun crafts. Whether they make an arrowhead necklace to learn about the Mississippian Indian...
Jul 4 Saturday

Fun for the Fourth - Paragould

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

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

Jul 4 Saturday

July 4th Fun and Games Day - Morrilton

Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Petit Jean State Park
Join the park staff for an “old-fashioned” celebration of our nation’s birthday! Numerous fun, family oriented games, contests and other activities will...
Jul 4 Saturday

Fireworks Celebration - Altus

PO Box 126, Altus
Altus City Park
Beautiful fireworks show. Food, drinks, and good times with family and friends....
Jul 4 Saturday

A Watershed of War – The Surrender At Jacksonport - Newport

Jacksonport State Park, Newport
Jacksonport State Park Courtyard
June 5th, 1865 was a defining moment in the history of Jacksonport. On this day, Jacksonport surrendered to the Federal Government and reconstruction began. Today, you ca...
Jul 4 Saturday

Deer 4th of July Celebration - Deer

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

July 4th Freedom Fest - Greenwood

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

Community Fireworks Display - Russellville

Russellville Recreation & Parks Dept., Russellville
Old Post Park
Bring your family, and enjoy the best fireworks display in the area. The show begins at 9:25 p.m. ...
Jul 4 Saturday

15th Annual Star Spangled Spectacular - Camden

1283 Hwy 278, Camden
Gates open at 6 p.m. with festivities starting at 7 p.m. Enjoy a fun evening with family and friends as we celebrate God and country. And of course a great fireworks show...
Jul 4 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...
Jul 4 Saturday

Harbor's Patriotic Four Wheeler Parade - Mount Ida

994 Mountain Harbor Road, Mount Ida, AR 71957, Mount Ida
Harbor South Park
Four wheelers, golf carts, ATV's, UTV's and decorated vehicles of all descriptions gather at the Park in Harbor South for a patriotic program followed by the parade throu...
Jul 4 Saturday

July 4th Island Festival - Bismarck

DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Bismarck
Lodge Island
Come celebrate Independence Day with us here in the park this year! Plenty of programs and activities will be offered throughout the day to keep you busy, cool, and havin...
Jul 4 Saturday

Fireworks on the 4th of July - Colt

PO Box 44, Colt
Behind the City Park
The Colt Volunteer Fire Department hosts a fireworks display. There will be refreshments and entertainment for all ages....
Jul 4 Saturday

Fun on the Fourth - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
West Summit Recreation Area
Celebrate and cool off on this 4th of July at Pinnacle Mountain State Park! Join the park interpreters for a day full of wet and wild games for the whole family. There wi...
Jul 7 Tuesday

Heifer Hour - Little Rock

1 World Avenue, Little Rock
501-907-2697   •   heifer.org
Free summer interactive family fun with something new to learn and share - fun activities lead to discovery from 11 a.m.-noon on Tuesdays in June and July....
Jul 7 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...
Jul 7 Tuesday

5th Annual Fleur Delicious Weekend - Eureka Springs

7/7/2015 - 7/12/2015
5 Center Street, Eureka Springs
Citywide
A celebration of all the senses: sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch. A French-themed week in which restaurants, bars, art galleries, boutiques, spas, and music venues...
Jul 10 Friday

Sandwiching in History at the North Little Rock City Hall - North Little Rock

323 Center Street, Suite 1500, North Little Rock
North Little Rock City Hall
The “Sandwiching in History” tour series features a historic property in central Arkansas each month. The tours are free and open to the public. All tours begin at noon a...
Jul 10 Friday

QuiltFest 2015 Inspiration is Everywhere - Hot Springs

7/10/2015 - 7/11/2015
165 Amberwood Trail, Hot Springs
Hall A
6th bi-annual QuiltFest Quilt Show is sponsored by The Hot Springs Area Quilt Guild. More than 200 entrees on display, certified judges, cash awards, viewers choice, quil...
Jul 11 Saturday

Picnic In The Park - Mammoth Spring

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

River Clean up - Russellville

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

Picnic in the Park - Pocahontas

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

Homegoods Day - Scott

Plantation Agriculture Museum, Scott
Museum
Plantation Agriculture Museum invites everyone to journey back to our pioneering roots during our first annual Homegoods Day. Homemakers and crafters from around Arkansa...
Jul 14 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...
Jul 14 Tuesday

Heifer Hour - Little Rock

1 World Avenue, Little Rock
501-907-2697   •   heifer.org
Free summer interactive family fun with something new to learn and share - fun activities lead to discovery from 11 a.m.-noon on Tuesdays in June and July....
Jul 15 Wednesday

A History of Fly-Fishing in Arkansas - Springdale

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, Springdale
Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
A noontime program by fishing guide Scott Branyan....
Jul 16 Thursday

Alive After Five - Jonesboro

407 Union Street, Jonesboro
Downtown
5-8 p.m. A downtown street market on third Thursdays featuring an artisan, crafter, and farmers market with kids corner, live bands, and a downtown movie night. Hosted by...
Jul 18 Saturday

2nd Annual Beebe Community Health Fair - Beebe

P.O. Box 724, Beebe
ASU-Beebe Owen Center
Local providers will offer fundamental health and social services including heart health diagnostics, vision screenings, dental screenings, school supplies and more! ...
Jul 18 Saturday

Walks Through History at Downtown Malvern - Malvern

323 Center Street, Suite 1500, Malvern
Hot Springs County Courthouse
The “Walks through History” tour series features historic sites or districts around Arkansas each month. Tours begin at 11:00 a.m., unless otherwise indicated, and last b...
Jul 18 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...
Jul 18 Saturday

Summer 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 Centr...
Jul 19 Sunday

Rhythm Jam - Hot Springs Village

895 DeSoto Blvd., Hot Springs Village
Grove Park
1-4 p.m. Play, sing, or just enjoy the music. These monthly outdoor events are open to musicians of all ages and skill levels playing non-amplified instruments. Don’t for...
Jul 21 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...
Jul 21 Tuesday

Heifer Hour - Little Rock

1 World Avenue, Little Rock
501-907-2697   •   heifer.org
Free summer interactive family fun with something new to learn and share - fun activities lead to discovery from 11 a.m.-noon on Tuesdays in June and July....
Jul 24 Friday

32nd Annual Altus Grape Festival - Altus

7/24/2015 - 7/25/2015
PO Box 293, Altus
Celebrate the grape at the Altus Grape Festival! Public grape stomping, wine tasting, arts & crafts booths, music, amateur winemaking competition, food and fun....
Jul 25 Saturday

Hickory Hill Park Gospel Music - Hot Springs

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

29th Annual World Championship Cardboard Races - Heber Springs

1001 West Main Street, Heber Springs
Sandy Beach
Races begin at 10 a.m. Boats of all shapes and sizes made of cardboard compete for speed and design. Titanic Award for the most dramatic sinking. Great food vendors, wate...
Jul 28 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...
Jul 28 Tuesday

Heifer Hour - Little Rock

1 World Avenue, Little Rock
501-907-2697   •   heifer.org
Free summer interactive family fun with something new to learn and share - fun activities lead to discovery from 11 a.m.-noon on Tuesdays in June and July. ...
Jul 29 Wednesday

23rd Annual Ouachita Expressions - Mena

7/29/2015 - 9/1/2015
109 Rosewood Lane, Mena
Mena Art Gallery
An annual competition with awards for winning artists in many categories. ...
Jul 30 Thursday

74th Annual Johnson County Peach Festival - Clarksville

7/30/2015 - 8/1/2015
P. O. Box 517, Clarksville
Courthouse
Events include banana split contest, scavenger hunt, Cinema on the Square, Diaper Derby, bicycle obstacle course, helicopter tours, skateboard competition, peach cobbler ...
Jul 30 Thursday

Selections from the Permanent Collection - Fort Smith

7/30/2015 - 11/1/2015
1601 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith
479-784-2787   •   fsram.org
Fort Smith Regional Art Museum
Showcases select works from the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum's extensive permanent collection. Tuesday-Saturday 11-6 p.m. Sunday 1-5 p.m....
Aug 1 Saturday

Rock Porch Session - Hot Springs Village

895 DeSoto Blvd., Hot Springs Village
Grove Park
6-8 p.m. Bring a lawn chair for this casual outdoor concert....
Aug 1 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...
Aug 1 Saturday

Hooray for Herps! Weekend - Little Rock

8/1/2015 - 8/2/2015
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Water snakes, and tree frogs, and box turtles, oh my! Discover the world of reptiles and amphibians this weekend at Pinnacle M...
Aug 3 Monday

122nd Old Soldier's Reunion - Mammoth Spring

8/3/2015 - 8/8/2015
Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Ball Field Area
A week of fun starting nightly at 6 p.m. with carnival rides, games, prizes, food, bingo, and more each evening. Free access and parking. Sponsored by VFW Post 7831....
Aug 4 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...
Aug 6 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. ...
Aug 6 Thursday

36th Annual Cave City Watermelon Festival - Cave City

8/6/2015 - 8/8/2015
P.O. Box 663, Cave City
City Park
Crafts, concessions, entertainment. No dogs or alcohol. Bring lawn chairs. Free parking....
Aug 7 Friday

Hot Springs Gallery Walk - Hot Springs

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...
Aug 7 Friday

Sandwiching in History at the Oak Forest United Methodist Church - Little Rock

323 Center Street, Suite 1500, Little Rock
Oak Forest United Methodist Church
The “Sandwiching in History” tour series features a historic property in central Arkansas each month. The tours are free and open to the public. All tours begin at noon a...
Aug 7 Friday

Summertime Yards and Yards of Yard Sales - Eureka Springs

8/7/2015 - 8/8/2015
516 Village Circle, Eureka Springs
Citywide
Twice yearly citywide yard sale event sponsored by the Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce....
Aug 8 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...
Aug 8 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...
Aug 8 Saturday

Watersheds of War: Empty Cupboards & Scarce Game - Newport

Jacksonport State Park, Newport
Campground
There were times of hunger and deprivation in Civil War Jacksonport, but the residents developed ingenious ways of making do with what they had. Meet with a park interpre...
Aug 8 Saturday

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

Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Ball Field Area
Meet some Arkansas Confederate Soldiers and learn what daily life was like during the Civil War. Listen to the stories and see what personal items they found most importa...
Aug 11 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...
Aug 13 Thursday

16th Annual Bargains Galore on 64 - Beebe

8/13/2015 - 8/15/2015
P.O. Box 724, Beebe
160-miles of yard sales and flea markets along Hwy. 64 from Fort Smith into Conway and on to Beebe. Antiques and collectibles and other great buys....
Aug 13 Thursday

16th Annual Bargains Galore on 64 - Clarksville

8/13/2015 - 8/15/2015
101 North Johnson, Clarksville
Hwy. 64
160-miles of yard sales and flea markets along Hwy. 64 from Fort Smith into Conway and on to Beebe. Antiques and collectibles and other great buys. No permits required....
Aug 13 Thursday

16th Annual Bargains Galore on 64 - Fort Smith

8/13/2015 - 8/15/2015
16439 Hwy. 23 No., Fort Smith
Hwy. 64
160-miles of yard sales and flea markets along Hwy. 64 from Fort Smith into Conway and on to Beebe. Antiques and collectibles and other great buys. No permits required....
Aug 13 Thursday

16th Annual Bargains Galore on 64 - Morrilton

8/13/2015 - 8/15/2015
P.O. Box 89, Morrilton
Hwy. 64
160-miles of yard sales and flea markets along Hwy. 64 from Fort Smith into Conway and on to Beebe. Antiques and collectibles and other great buys. No permits required....
Aug 13 Thursday

Bargains Galore on 64 - Ozark

8/13/2015 - 8/15/2015
16439 Hwy. 23 No., Ozark, AR 72949, Ozark
160 miles along Hwy. 64
16th annual yard sale event on 160 miles of Hwy. 64 from Fort Smith into Conway and on to Beebe with 100s of yard sales and flea markets featuring antiques and collectibl...
Aug 13 Thursday

Mountains, Music and Motorcycles - Mountain View

8/13/2015 - 8/16/2015
1206 Cantrell Street, Mountain View
Court Square
Celebrating motorcycling in the Ozarks. Event is based at the Historic Town Square in Mountain View. Free concerts, biker night at the drive in, biker games, bike show,...
Aug 14 Friday

Mountains, Music & Motorcycles - Mountain View

8/14/2015 - 8/16/2015
Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Mountain View Town Square
Sponsored and promoted by the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce. Book your lodging early in the biker-friendly Cabins at Dry Creek (at the Ozark Folk Center), enjoy home-...
Aug 15 Saturday

Walks Through History at Downtown Bradford (White County) - Bradford

323 Center Street, Suite 1500, Bradford
Downtown Bradford
The “Walks through History” tour series features historic sites or districts around Arkansas each month. Tours begin at 11:00 a.m., unless otherwise indicated, and last b...
Aug 15 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...
Aug 15 Saturday

Summer 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 Centr...
Aug 16 Sunday

Rhythm Jam - Hot Springs Village

895 DeSoto Blvd., Hot Springs Village
Grove Park
1-4 p.m. Play, sing, or just enjoy the music. These monthly outdoor events are open to musicians of all ages and skill levels playing non-amplified instruments. Don’t for...
Aug 18 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...
Aug 19 Wednesday

Kodaking with Mulkeepmo - Springdale

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, Springdale
Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
A noontime program about early 1900s life in Northwest Arkansas as seen through the camera lens and fountain pen of Marion Mason, photographer and correspondent for the S...
Aug 20 Thursday

Alive After Five - Jonesboro

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

2015 Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Ouachita - Hot Springs

8/20/2015 - 8/23/2015
30 Gamble Lane, Hot Springs
Summitt Arena & Hot Springs Convention Center
The biggest payday in bass fishing features 45 pros and 45 co-anglers competing. Daily takeoff and morning shows begin Thursday at 6:30 a.m. at Brady Mtn. Resort & Marina...
Aug 20 Thursday

Forrest Wood Cup - Hot Springs

8/20/2015 - 8/23/2015
30 Gamble Lane, Hot Springs
Hot Springs Convention Center & Bank of the Ozarks Arean
Experience the excitement of World Championship Bass Fishing with free outdoor expo and live weigh-ins. The event includes a free Justin Moore concert, Bass and BBQ Fest...
Aug 21 Friday

Frisco Festival - Rogers

8/21/2015 - 8/22/2015
317 W Walnut, Rogers
Downtown Rogers
A community event and fundraiser featuring live music, great food, fun activities and vendors in downtown....
Aug 22 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...
Aug 22 Saturday

Cultural Celebration - Russellville

Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
Join us in celebrating the many aspects of our past that created the great culture in the River Valley. There will be programming and festivities all day. Call the park f...
Aug 22 Saturday

Hickory Hill Park Gospel Music - Hot Springs

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

Geocaching Weekend - Little Rock

8/22/2015 - 8/23/2015
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Join Pinnacle Mountain State Park interpreters all weekend to immerse you and your family into the world of geocaching! Learn about Arkansas State Parks' geocache tour an...
Aug 25 Tuesday

Summer Concert Series - Fayetteville

4703 North Crossover Road, Fayetteville
The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks
The second of our Free Summer Concert Series feature Still on the Hill. The celebrated Ozark Folk Grass duo uses traditional instruments from their home in the Ozarks (ma...
Aug 25 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...
Aug 25 Tuesday

Arkansas State Parks Legacy Week - Wickes

8/25/2015 - 8/31/2015
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Join Cossatot River and other Arkansas state organizations as we explore our local heritage, participate in interactive programs and games, discover why Cossatot River is...
Aug 28 Friday

Daisy State Park 60th Anniversary Celebration - Kirby

8/28/2015 - 8/30/2015
Daisy State Park, Kirby
Daisy State Park
Since 1955 Daisy State Park has been home to many memories throughout the years. Come help us celebrate our 60th year anniversary with a weekend full of programs and acti...
Aug 28 Friday

Newton County Bluegrass Festival - Jasper

8/28/2015 - 8/30/2015
600 West Clark St, Jasper
Bradley Park
This music-filled weekend begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, then opens on Saturday at 10 a.m. with fantastic bluegrass renditions. There will be plenty of great fo...
Aug 29 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...
Aug 29 Saturday

The Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration - Greenbrier

Woolly Hollow State Park, Greenbrier
Woolly Hollow
This country was divided in masses by war, but searching for peace. The Civil War raged on for a short period of time, but it left a lasting impact on many people. Join p...
Aug 29 Saturday

39th Annual Rod Run - Mena

8/29/2015 - 8/30/2015
Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Mena
This annual event, sponsored by local business Street & Performance, brings hot rodders and classic car owners from across the nation to our park. ...
Aug 30 Sunday

Legacy Week - Russellville

8/30/2015 - 9/7/2015
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
Join park staff as we share the history of Lake Dardanelle to preserve our past while strengthening our appreciation of the park for future generations. There will be pro...
Sep 2 Wednesday

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...
Sep 2 Wednesday

Arkansas State Parks Legacy Week - Morrilton

9/2/2015 - 9/7/2015
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Petit Jean State Park
In 1923 Petit Jean became the first state park in Arkansas thanks to the efforts of Dr. T.W. Hardison. In 1933, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) laid the foundation ...
Sep 2 Wednesday

Village Creek State Park Legacy Week - Wynne

9/2/2015 - 9/7/2015
Village Creek State Park, Wynne
Visitor Center
Village Creek State Park is a special place for many reasons. Discover the hidden stories of the park, find out why we have a park here, and get the chance to conserve th...
Sep 2 Wednesday

Greg Disch Photography Exhibit - Mena

9/2/2015 - 10/2/2015
109 Rosewood Lane, Mena
Mena Art Gallery
An exhibit of selected photographs by Greg Disch....
Sep 3 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. ...
Sep 4 Friday

As The Waters Flow - Mammoth Spring

Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Welcome Center
Almost 10 million gallons of water flow from Arkansas's largest spring. Why and from where? Would Mammoth Spring State Park exist without this natural wonder? Meet at the...
Sep 4 Friday

Downtown Art Walk - Russellville

320 W. C St., Russellville
Local art, music, refreshments and fun at this free quarterly event co-sponsored by Main Street Russellville and the Arkansas River Valley Arts Center....
Sep 4 Friday

Sandwiching in History at the Shiloh Baptist Church - Little Rock

323 Center Street, Suite 1500, Little Rock
Shiloh Baptist Church
The “Sandwiching in History” tour series features a historic property in central Arkansas each month. The tours are free and open to the public. All tours begin at noon a...
Sep 4 Friday

Hot Springs Gallery Walk - Hot Springs

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...
Sep 4 Friday

20th Annual Arkansas Hot Air Balloon State Championship - Harrison

9/4/2015 - 9/5/2015
621 E Rush Ave, Harrison
Lake Harrison on Lakeshore Drive
This unique outdoor event that began in 1995 is held in beautiful downtown Harrison, Arkansas. The Festival will kick off on Friday evening with the Hare and the Hound Ba...
Sep 5 Saturday

Rock Porch Session featuring Rupert Wates - Hot Springs Village

895 DeSoto Blvd., Hot Springs Village
Grove Park
6-8 p.m. Monthly session featuring music by Rupert Wates, a singer/songwriter born in London. Bring a lawn chair for this casual outdoor concert....
Sep 5 Saturday

Fall 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 Centr...
Sep 5 Saturday

Watersheds of War: Making Nature's Medicines - Newport

Jacksonport State Park, Newport
Courtroom
An explanation of how physicians, yarb doctors, and granny women treated patients with botanicals found at river's edge during and after the Civil War. Medicinal principl...
Sep 5 Saturday

5th Annual Watermelon Weigh-Off - Washington

Historic Washington State Park, Washington
Farmers Market
Join the staff of Historic Washington State Park and other county residents to see who has the largest watermelon in the region. The event is a sanctioned event of the Gr...
Sep 5 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...
Sep 5 Saturday

5th Annual Car Craze - Flippin

PO Box 118, Flippin
Hickey Park
Annual Show 'n' Shine Car show at 10 a.m. Valve cover race at noon. Soapbox derby car race at 2:30 p.m. Cars provided....
Sep 5 Saturday

64th Annual Clothesline Fair - Prairie Grove

9/5/2015 - 9/7/2015
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Prairie Grove
Park Grounds
At this Ozark Arts & Crafts Exhibition, which started in 1951, explore more than 100 craft booths with vendors demonstrating and selling their wares. Living history, ...
Sep 6 Sunday

14th Annual Midsouth Econoline Meet - Morrilton

8 Jones Lane, Morrilton
Museum of Automobiles
Ford Econoline vans and trucks displayed on the parking lot of the Museum of Automobiles....
Sep 6 Sunday

23rd Annual Antique Tractor & Engine Show - Scott

Plantation Agriculture Museum, Scott
Museum
Are you ready for some sputtering, rickety fun at the Plantation Agriculture Museum? The museum invites all pre-1960s tractor exhibitors and hit-and-miss engines, along ...
Sep 11 Friday

27th Annual Mountainfest Arts and Crafts Show. - Mena

9/11/2015 - 9/12/2015
P.O. Box 1176, Mena
CMA event building.
An annual indoor arts and crafts show specializing in various hand-made items. Craft demonstrations to include spinning fiber into yarn. Quilt raffle and hourly give-a-wa...
Sep 11 Friday

46th Annual Ham Fest - Mena

9/11/2015 - 9/12/2015
Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Mena
The annual Ham Fest here at Queen Wilhelmina State Park is hog heaven for amateur radio enthusiasts. Do you need an antenna or parts for your radio? How about becomi...
Sep 11 Friday

21st Annual Ash Flat Eagle Fest - Ash Flat

9/11/2015 - 9/12/2015
Ash Flat Eagle Fest, Ash Flat
Ash Flat Ball Park
Friday night street dance 6-10 p.m. with live band, food vendors, cash drawing & door prizes. Saturday 10-10p.m. a variety of live music, crafts, food vendors, street dan...
Sep 12 Saturday

Walks Through History at the Titan II ICBM Complex 374-7 - Southside

323 Center Street, Suite 1500, Southside
Titan II ICBM Complex
The “Walks through History” tour series features historic sites or districts around Arkansas each month. The tours are free and open to the public. Tours begin at 11:00 a...
Sep 12 Saturday

Great Arkansas Cleanup - Wynne

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

Annual Lee Creek Clean Up - West Fork

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

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

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

Artisan Market - Hot Springs Village

895 DeSoto Blvd., Hot Springs Village
Grove Park
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Shop for jewelry, pottery, woodworking and more at this quarterly event featuring the work of area artisans....
Sep 12 Saturday

Fall Great Arkansas Clean-up - Scott

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

17th Annual SouthArk Outdoor Expo - El Dorado

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

16th Annual Great Arkansas Cleanup - Mammoth Spring

Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Welcome Center
Summer's almost over and we need to do a little fun cleaning - on the Spring River! Join park staff and volunteers for this annual cleanup. Not for beginners! Canoes prov...
Sep 16 Wednesday

With My Nose to the Grindstone: The Rebirth of War Eagle Mill - Springdale

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, Springdale
Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
A noontime program by former mill owner Zoe Caywood....
Sep 16 Wednesday

"With My Nose to the Grindstone: The Rebirth of War Eagle Mill" - Springdale

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, Springdale
Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
A noontime program by former mill owner Zoe Caywood....
Sep 17 Thursday

Alive After Five - Jonesboro

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

39th Annual Maynard Pioneer Days - Maynard

9/17/2015 - 9/19/2015
PO Box 486, Maynard
Maynard Pioneer Park
September 17th festivities begin at 5 p.m. September 18th festivities begin at 5 p.m. with cake and fundraising auction and gospel singing. September 19th parade at 10 a....
Sep 17 Thursday

32nd Arkansas Senior Olympis - Hot Springs

9/17/2015 - 9/20/2015
PO Box 1577, Hot Springs
Various venues around town
Competitive recreational and athletic events for ages 45 and up. Team sport, archery, badminton, bowling, golf, basketball, cycling, horseshoes, race/walks, air rifle sho...
Sep 18 Friday

Beatles at the Ridge Music Festival - Walnut Ridge

9/18/2015 - 9/19/2015
900 SW Front St., Walnut Ridge
Beatles Artists & Authors Symposium kicks off Friday at 2 p.m. Music entertainment starts at 6 p.m. Saturday is an all day event with three stages of live entertainment. ...
Sep 18 Friday

26th Annual Devil's Den Mountain Bike Race - West Fork

9/18/2015 - 9/19/2015
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork
Devil's Den State Park
Ride and compete in one of the best Ozark Mountain races around. If you prefer, just sit back and enjoy watching the riders compete. There will be something for the whole...
Sep 19 Saturday

10th Annual Quilt Show - Pine Bluff

PO Box 8074, Pine Bluff
Governor Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center, Regional Park
Seven quilt categories will be displayed at the Nature Center, each eligible for an award. There also will be hands-on activity tables, viewers choice awards, quilting/se...
Sep 19 Saturday

Great Arkansas Cleanup - Little Rock

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

Migration Celebration - Paris

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

Fall Music in the Park - Star City

Cane Creek State Park, Star City
Pavilion 1
Cane Creek State Park invites you to an evening of gospel music in the park. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy this relaxing, autumn evening of live music! Please cont...
Sep 19 Saturday

3rd Annual Legends of Arkansas - Little Rock

1610 S. FILLMORE, Little Rock
Riverfront Park
An all-day, family-friendly live music and art festival. All-Arkansas, grassroots, music and art festival celebrates some of the best artists and musicians in Arkansas, a...
Sep 20 Sunday

Rhythm Jam - Hot Springs Village

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

Arkadelphia Chamber Players - Arkadelphia

1922 O'Connell St, Arkadelphia
McBeth Recital Hall in Mabee Fine Arts Center
Enjoy an afternoon of chamber music, art, and fall treats with the newly formed Arkadelphia Chamber Players. The inaugural concert takes place at 2 p.m. in the newly reno...
Sep 23 Wednesday

16th Annual Bikes, Blues & BBQ - Fayetteville

9/23/2015 - 9/26/2015
P.O. Box 712, Fayetteville
Dickson St; Baum Stadium; Washington County Fairgrounds; Arvest Ballpark Springdale, AR
Bikes, Blues & BBQ is the nation's largest charity motorcycle rally. With its central location and the beautiful Ozark Mountain roadways, friendly communities, great ente...
Sep 23 Wednesday

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

9/23/2015 - 9/26/2015
8 Jones Lane, Morrilton
Museum of Automobiles
Over 600 spaces available filled with cars, parts, antiques, arts & crafts, a little something for everyone. Open Car Show held next to the Museum building on Saturday 9...
Sep 25 Friday

Bikes Blues and Barbeque - Springdale

9/25/2015 - 9/26/2015
3000 S. 56th St. , Springdale
Arvest Ballpark
Bikes Blues and Barbeque hosts several events at Springdale's Arvest Ballpark including the Annual Bikes Blues and Barbeque Classic Car Show. ...
Sep 26 Saturday

Hickory Hill Park Gospel Music - Hot Springs

216 Bryant Road, Hot Springs
Evening concert begins at 7 p.m. Concert featuring down-home southern gospel music, bluegrass gospel and plenty of old time country gospel in an outdoor amphitheater nest...
Sep 26 Saturday

Past Times in the Park - Powhatan

Powhatan Historic State Park, Powhatan
Courthouse
Step back in time at Powhatan Historic State Park! Children can visit the 1887 Commercial Building to send a telegram, do farmstead chores at the Ficklin-Imboden Log Cabi...
Sep 26 Saturday

Let's Ride For Le Bonheur - Wynne

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

Great Arkansas Cleanup and National Public Lands Day - Morrilton

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

Great Arkansas Cleanup - Paragould

Crowley's Ridge State Park, Paragould
Pavilion 3
Help keep The Natural State litter free. Volunteers assist park staff in cleaning up the park and Crowley’s Ridge National Scenic Byway. Lunch will be provided, and...
Sep 29 Tuesday

Summer Concert Series - Fayetteville

4703 N. Crossover Rd., Fayetteville
The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks
Smokey and the Mirror, the Fayetteville-based Americana husband and wife duo, brings the energy for the third of our Free Summer Concert Series. Bring your lawn chairs an...
Oct 1 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. ...
Oct 2 Friday

Sandwiching in History at the White-Baucum House - Little Rock

323 Center Street, Suite 1500, Little Rock
White-Baucum House
The “Sandwiching in History” tour series features a historic property in central Arkansas each month. The tours are free and open to the public. All tours begin at noon a...
Oct 2 Friday

Hot Springs Gallery Walk - Hot Springs

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...
Oct 2 Friday

Light The Night walk - Little Rock

PO Box 23438, Little Rock
Rivermarket Pavilions
7:30 p.m. An evening leisurely walk to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Participants carry illuminated lanterns - white for survivors, red for supporters and go...
Oct 2 Friday

47th Annual Hot Springs Arts & Crafts Fair - Hot Springs

10/2/2015 - 10/4/2015
308 Pullman Ave., Hot Springs
Garland County Fairgrounds
A juried show with approximately 375 exhibitors. Petting zoo, bounce house and pony rides for children. Wheelchairs and strollers if needed. Golf carts to provides rides ...
Oct 2 Friday

24th Annual Greater Fort Smith Home Builders Showcase of Homes - Fort Smith

10/2/2015 - 10/12/2015
5111 Rogers Ave., Central Plaza Suite 531, Fort Smith
Showcasing the newest, most unique and beautiful items in new home construction. Homes open daily for touring....
Oct 3 Saturday

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day - Rogers

Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, Rogers
Hobbs State Park Conservation Area
Ready to take on the trails on your mountain bike? Mountain biking is a wonderful freedom and excellent way to get out and explore. Bring your bike, helmet, and kids as w...
Oct 3 Saturday

39th Annual Sherwood Fest - Sherwood

7400 AR 107, Sherwood
Sherwood Forest
Sherwood's largest citywide event combines music, vendors, dance demonstrations, crafts, inflatables, music, archery contest, Cute Kids Contest, and castle building conte...
Oct 3 Saturday

85th Annual Terrapin Derby - Lepanto

100 Main Street, Lepanto
downtown Lepanto
Held along Lepanto’s Main Street, the Terrapin Derby features live music and entertainment, arts and crafts, and special activities for kids. But there’s no doubt that on...
Oct 3 Saturday

Coffee and Cars - Springdale

202 E Emma Ave, Springdale
Shiloh Square
8 a.m. - Noon. 5 trophies awarded each month. Car owners select Best in Show. Created for antique, muscle, classic and show cars. Car clubs and individual owners welcom...
Oct 9 Friday

4th Annual Leslie Mountain Man Rendezvous - Leslie

10/9/2015 - 10/10/2015
8 Pine Shadow Drive, Leslie
Behind Killebrew House
9 a.m. - 6 p.m. The mountain folk once again descend on the historic town of Leslie for the annual Leslie Mountain Man Rendezvous. See pre-1840 history come alive. Public...
Oct 9 Friday

37th Annual Cabot Fest - Cabot

10/9/2015 - 10/10/2015
PO Box 631, Cabot
Downtown
Cabotfest began in 1978 as a small gathering to help lift the spirits of citizens after the tornado struck the town. Today, it is a family style festival that brings thou...
Oct 10 Saturday

8th Annual Augsburg Fall Fest - London

1380 Silex Road, London
Zion Lutheran Church at intersection of Highway 333 and Augsburg Road
German Lutheran community festival featuring German food, Dutch oven cooking contest, all-day entertainment, petting zoo, pony rides, games, bingo, antique tractor show, ...
Oct 10 Saturday

2nd Annual Drew County Fall Fest - Monticello

335 East Gaines Street, Monticello
Downtown Square
Enjoy outstanding live entertainment all day as you shop with an array of craft and food vendors for those one-of-a-kind Fall & Christmas decor items. This all-day block ...
Oct 10 Saturday

Artifact I.D. Day - Scott

Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, Scott
Visitor Center
Solve a mystery! Have you ever wanted to know more about those “arrowheads” and pottery pieces that you found as a kid? Bring them to the visitor center to le...
Oct 10 Saturday

Fall Festival - Prescott

PO Box 307, Prescott
downtown around courthouse
Food and craft venders, games for all ages, entertainment, 5K, basketball tournament and more....
Oct 10 Saturday

Summerfest Uptown - Hot Springs

100 Park Ave, Hot Springs
Park Ave. Block
This month's theme/event is "Chili and Cornbread Cookoff." A seven-block festival designed to showcase the beauty and safety of Historic Park Avenue. Park your car and w...
Oct 10 Saturday

Doggie Daze - Mammoth Spring

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

Walks Through History at Cane Hill (Washington County) - Cane Hill

323 Center Street, Suite 1500, Cane Hill
Cane Hill College
The “Walks through History” tour series features historic sites or districts around Arkansas each month. Tours begin at 11:00 a.m., unless otherwise indicated, and last b...
Oct 13 Tuesday

Senior American Special - Morrilton

10/13/2015 - 10/15/2015
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Petit Jean State Park
Experience the scenic beauty of Petit Jean State Park while enjoying the hospitality of the friendly park staff! Join us for free guided walks, talks, demonstrations, and...
Oct 14 Wednesday

Spanker Creek Farm Arts, Crafts & More - Bentonville

10/14/2015 - 10/18/2015
P.O. Box 5644, Bentonville
1/2 mile east of Walgreens
Come out and enjoy the many exhibits and foods in this unique, outdoor market experience. ...
Oct 15 Thursday

Alive After Five - Jonesboro

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

47th Annual Bella Vista Arts and Crafts Festival - Bella Vista

10/15/2015 - 10/17/2015
312 Town Center W, Bella Vista
The Bella Vista Arts & Crafts Festival is proud to continue the promise to our visitors that they will only find the highest quality, most unique and completely artisan-c...
Oct 15 Thursday

War Eagle Fair - Hindsville

10/15/2015 - 10/18/2015
PO Box 796 , Hindsville
War Eagle Mills Farm
The War Eagle Fair began in 1954. It was started as a way for crafters from across the Ozarks region to display their works. It continues today over 60 years later with t...
Oct 17 Saturday

Saddle Up For St. Jude - Wynne

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

Fall 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 Centr...
Oct 21 Wednesday

The Ordinary Life of Extraordinary Minnie - Springdale

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, Springdale
Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
A noontime program based on the diaries and letters of Searcy County, Arkansas, resident Minnie Atteberry, by Brooks Blevins, professor of Ozark studies at Missouri State...
Oct 21 Wednesday

"The Ordinary Life of Extraordinary Minnie" - Springdale

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, Springdale
Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
A noontime program based on the diaries and lettes of Searcy County resident Minnie Atteberry, by Brooks Blevins, professor of Ozarks studies at Missouri State University...
Oct 23 Friday

19th Annual Lake Village Fall Festival - Lake Village

10/23/2015 - 10/24/2015
PO Box 752, Lake Village
Town square
Featuring a pancake breakfast, 5K walk/run, tractor show, bluegrass music, car show, dog show, bounce house and slide for kids, carnival, performing arts, and beauty page...
Oct 24 Saturday

10th Annual Paws For The Cause - Mountain View

1289 Harness Road, Mountain View
Centennial Bank Park
10 a.m.-2 p.m. A day of fun, family and pets to celebrate the special bond between animals and people. Bake sale, plant sale, bounce house, games, face painting, photo w...
Oct 24 Saturday

Corning Harvest Festival - Corning

Rhonda Sollis, Corning
Wynn Park
Featuring antique cars, antique farm equipment, arts & crafts, commercial exhibits, food, 5K run, kids area, live entertainment and shirts....
Oct 24 Saturday

Keeping House & Home Together: Experiences of a Confederate Wife - Newport

Jacksonport State Park, Newport
Jacksonport Courthouse Courtroom
Many Confederate wives experienced independence for the very first time while their husbands were serving in the Confederate Army. Today, our visitors will meet one of th...
Oct 24 Saturday

2nd Annual Ouachita Fall Foliage Festival - Mena

524 Sherwood Ave., Mena
Janssen Park
The Ouachita Fall Foliage Festival kicks off with the CMA Run for the Son Rise 5K Race. Activities through the day include a Couch Potato Contest, a Kids Activity Korner ...
Oct 24 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 30 Friday

Mountain View Beanfest - Mountain View

10/30/2015 - 10/31/2015
Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Court Square in downtown Mountain View
Sponsored and promoted by the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce, this unique Arkansas festival has the famous bean cook-off.  You can also enjoy arts, crafts, and&nb...
Oct 30 Friday

13th Annual Boo on the Bayou - Pine Bluff

10/30/2015 - 10/31/2015
PO Box 7074, Pine Bluff
Governor Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center, Regional Park
Carnival area includes games, inflatables, food concessions. a BB gun range and more. There also will be a half-mile haunted trail; bring your flashlight. Come in costume...
Oct 30 Friday

The Park After Dark - Paris

10/30/2015 - 11/1/2015
Mount Magazine State Park, Paris
Mount Magazine State Park
Spend your Halloween away from the ghost impersonators and the faux goblins. Mount Magazine State Park seems like a different place once the sun sets. Get to know the lat...
Oct 31 Saturday

29th Annual Downtown Mena Merchant Daylight Trick-or-Treat - Mena

524 Sherwood Ave., Mena
Downtown
Each year, merchants set up on the sidewalks of downtown Mena to safely hand out candy to trick-or-treaters during daylight hours....
Oct 31 Saturday

Halloween Fun at Petit Jean - Morrilton

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

After Dark in the Park - Mountain View

Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Music Auditorium
Join us for a safe and family-friendly Halloween....
Oct 31 Saturday

Downtown Trick or Treat - Siloam Springs

116 S. Broadway St., Ste. 2, Siloam Springs
Downtown Siloam Springs
Bring the family downtown to the best place for trick-or-treating! Downtown merchants welcome the community with candy, treats, and prizes from 3:30pm-5:30pm. We welcome ...
Nov 5 Thursday

Stroll The Square - Pocahontas

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

Hot Springs Gallery Walk - Hot Springs

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...
Nov 6 Friday

Sandwiching in History at the Thomas M. Clifton House - Little Rock

323 Center Street, Suite 1500, Little Rock
Thomas M. Clifton House
The “Sandwiching in History” tour series features a historic property in central Arkansas each month. The tours are free and open to the public. All tours begin at noon a...
Nov 7 Saturday

6th Annual Fall Craft Sale and Used Book Sale - Little Rock

9 Carmel Lane, Little Rock
Grace Lutheran Church
Features 25 artisans and vendors with unique items from jewelry to soup mixes, baby items to Christmas decorations. Lots of great shopping for gifts, home decor and just ...
Nov 7 Saturday

Fall Star Party - Greenbrier

Woolly Hollow State Park, Greenbrier
State parks can be a great place to stargaze because they are often far from urban light pollution. Volunteers from the Central Arkansas Astronomical Society have telesco...
Nov 14 Saturday

Davidsonville 200 Lecture Series - Pocahontas

Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
Pavilion #1
In celebration of Davidsonville's 200th anniversary we will be hosting a lecture series focusing on the history of the town and the area and featuring distinquished speak...
Nov 14 Saturday

Casqui Foods - Parkin

Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
While the ancient inhabitants of Parkin didn’t have pizza and cheeseburgers to enjoy, they had a varied and healthy diet. Bring your family and friends to experienc...
Nov 14 Saturday

Walks Through History at the Batesville Commercial Historic District - Batesville

323 Center Street, Suite 1500, Batesville
Landers Theater
The “Walks through History” tour series features historic sites or districts around Arkansas each month. Tours begin at 11:00 a.m., unless otherwise indicated, and last b...
Nov 18 Wednesday

The Music Archeology of the Prehistoric Ozarks - Springdale

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, Springdale
Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
A noontime program by Jim Rees, retired teacher and volunteer with the Arkansas Archeological Survey and the University of Arkansas Museum Collections....
Nov 18 Wednesday

"The Music Archeology of the Prehistoric Ozarks" - Springdale

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, Springdale
Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
A program by Jim Rees, retired educator and volunteer with the Arkansas Archeological Survey and the University of Arkansas Museum Collections....
Nov 19 Thursday

Alive After Five - Jonesboro

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

Purple Friday - Ozark

11/20/2015 - 11/21/2015
300 West Commercial, Ozark
Downtown Courthouse Square
Local participating businesses are open with special deals for holiday shopping. Ice skating rink, giant slide, horse and buggy rides and more. Fun for all ages....
Nov 20 Friday

Green Friday Weekend - Wickes

11/20/2015 - 11/22/2015
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Go green before Black Friday by participating in our daily programming at Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area and take a look through our gift shop to find some awesom...
Nov 25 Wednesday

Thanksgiving Getaway - Bismarck

11/25/2015 - 11/29/2015
DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Bismarck
Gather the family and escape to DeGray Lake Resort State Park for your Thanksgiving Getaway. Take in the views and sounds of nature at one of our campsites or treat yours...
Nov 27 Friday

Green Friday - Bluff City

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

Green Friday - West Fork

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

Green Friday - Mena

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

Santa in the Park - Eureka Springs

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

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

11/27/2015 - 11/28/2015
PO Box 1500, Stuttgart
Downtown
One of the biggest and best festivals in the Arkansas Delta. Thousands from across the country flock to the event to celebrate the town's moniker as the "Duck Capital of ...
Nov 27 Friday

18th Annual Mountain Rendezvous - Morrilton

11/27/2015 - 11/29/2015
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Petit Jean State Park
Experience a primitive camp, as well as some of the survival skills used by Arkansas pioneers. Watch a variety of demonstrations including muzzleloading rifles, tomahawk ...
Nov 27 Friday

Green Friday Weekend! - Prairie Grove

11/27/2015 - 11/29/2015
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Prairie Grove
Hindman Hall Visitor Center
Come visit Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park and enjoy history and nature at no cost. Take a battl...
Nov 29 Sunday

16th Annual Open House - Rogers

322 South Second Street, Rogers
Rogers Historical Museum
12:30-4 p.m. Celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season with us. Take a tour through the 1895 Hawkins House decorated for a typical Rogers Christmas from 1900. There...
Nov 30 Monday

Enchanted Forest Trail of Lights - Sherwood

11/30/2015 - 12/30/2015
7400 AR 107, Sherwood
Sherwood Forest
Experience the joys and wonders of Christmas in our mile-long driving trail of Christmas lights. With displays depicting Santa Claus and his elves, to small woodland crea...
Dec 3 Thursday

8th Annual Dickens in the Park/Winter Wonderland - Hoxie

P.O. Box 28, Hoxie
Hoxie Service Center
The Hoxie Service Center is decorated with scenes from Dickens. Children can visit with Santa in his workshop and Mrs. Claus will help children write a letter to the Nort...
Dec 3 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. ...
Dec 3 Thursday

Annual Christmas Parade and Christmas on the Square - Prescott

PO Box 307, Prescott
Nevada County Courthouse
Visit with Santa, Christmas carols, and winners of Christmas parade announced....
Dec 3 Thursday

Russellville Christmas Parade - Russellville

Russellville Recreation & Parks Dept., Russellville
Russellville celebrates the holiday season with the annual Christmas Parade at 6:30 p.m. The parade travels from South Arkansas Avenue to West Main Street. ...
Dec 4 Friday

Hot Springs Gallery Walk - Hot Springs

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...
Dec 4 Friday

Christmas Parade of Lights - Eureka Springs

516 Village Circle, Eureka Springs
Historic Downtown
This evening parade features floats, walkers, bands, and thousands of lights as it makes its way through downtown Eureka Springs....
Dec 4 Friday

Sandwiching in History at the Mandelbaum-Pfeifer House - Little Rock

323 Center Street, Suite 1500, Little Rock
Mandelbaum-Pfeifer House
The “Sandwiching in History” tour series features a historic property in central Arkansas each month. The tours are free and open to the public. All tours begin at noon a...
Dec 4 Friday

Living Nativity - Searcy

12/4/2015 - 12/6/2015
P.O. Box 902, Searcy
outdoors
Thousands of excited visitors flock to Arkansas this December to witness a realistic drive-thru living nativity spectacular. Families and church groups travel from all ov...
Dec 5 Saturday

Christmas Open House - Morrilton

Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Petit Jean State Park
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 5 Saturday

21st Annual Ash Flat Christmas Parade - Ash Flat

PO Box 100, Ash Flat
Santa gives out goodie bags, refreshments served, and pictures with Santa....
Dec 5 Saturday

Historic Handmade Holidays - Parkin

Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
Get in the holiday spirit by learning how to make homemade Christmas ornaments like the 20th Century folks from Sawdust Hill, which is the current location of ...
Dec 5 Saturday

2015 Christmas Parade - Mena

524 Sherwood Ave., Mena
Downtown
Kick off the Christmas season with a bang! Mena's largest nighttime parade begins at 6 p.m. After the parade, enjoy entertainment and a spectacular fireworks show in Jans...
Dec 5 Saturday

Holiday Open House - Powhatan

Powhatan Historic State Park, Powhatan
Courthouse
Come see Powhatan Historic State Park decked out in its Victorian Christmas finery! Join us for a family-oriented day of crafts, tours, activities, and refreshments. Cont...
Dec 5 Saturday

Christmas Open House - Civil War Living History Weekend - Prairie Grove

12/5/2015 - 12/6/2015
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Prairie Grove
Park Grounds
Christmas will be in the air as in the days of the Civil War at Prairie Grove Battlefield. Wh...
Dec 9 Wednesday

5th Annual Christmas Musical Extravaganza at Garvan Woodland Gardens - Hot Springs

210 Short Street, Hot Springs
Anthony Chapel at Garvan Woodland Gardens
6:30 p.m. The Ringers of Hope Bell Choir and the Ouachita Hills String Ensemble and Chorale present their Christmas musical extravaganza. There is a special section just...
Dec 12 Saturday

24th Annual Ouachita Hills Christmas Program - Amity

210 Short Street, Amity
Amity City Hall
7 p.m. The faculty and students of Ouachita Hills Academy and College present their musical Christmas program entitled, “Glory to God in the Highest.” Many musical group...
Dec 12 Saturday

Walks Through History at the Washington Street Historic District - Camden

323 Center Street, Suite 1500, Camden
McCollum-Chidester House
The “Walks through History” tour series features historic sites or districts around Arkansas each month. Tours begin at 11:00 a.m., unless otherwise indicated, and last b...
Dec 15 Tuesday

Putting People to Work Exhibit - Springdale

12/15/2015 - 5/21/2016
Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, Springdale
Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
A photo exhibit featuring New Deal building projects in Northwest Arkansas....
Dec 19 Saturday

Christmas Bird Count - Wynne

Village Creek State Park, Wynne
Visitor Center
Join us at Village Creek State Park for the annual Christmas Bird Count. This count is part of a volunteer-led, nationwide data collection event that helps scientists to ...
Jan 1 Friday

First Day Hikes - Greenbrier

Woolly Hollow State Park, Greenbrier
Woolly Hollow State Park
Start 2016 off on the right foot, with a refreshing hike at Woolly Hollow State Park! Be a part of this national movement and enjoy what nature has to offer. Guided hikes...
Jan 1 Friday

Delta View "Hike it Right" - Star City

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

First Day Hikes - Prairie Grove

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

First Day Hike - Russellville

Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Amphitheater
We are joining forces with hikers across the nation to celebrate 2016 with a “First Day Hike”! Let’s start the new year off with a healthy lifestyle for...
Jan 1 Friday

First Day Hike - Bluff City

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

First Day Hike! - Dardanelle

Mount Nebo State Park, Dardanelle
Summit Park Trailhead
Join Park Interpreter Jeremiah for a First Day Hike! Mount Nebo State Park is joining with other state parks in Arkansas and across our nation to promote healthy lifestyl...
Jan 6 Wednesday

Wild Women Wednesday - Little Rock

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

Wild Women Wednesday - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBA
Join Park Interpreter Gillian and CAMN (Central Arkansas Master Naturalists) member’s for a ladies hike on one of Pinnacle Mountain’s gorgeous trails. Please...
Jan 16 Saturday

Lee Jackson Banquet - Prairie Grove

Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Prairie Grove
Latta Barn
Join us for an evening of fun and fellowship. Everyone is welcome. You can dress 1860s or 2016, whichever you wish. This banquet to honor great southern leaders is hosted...
Jan 16 Saturday

Wonder of Winter Wildlife - Rogers

Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, Rogers
Visitor Center
Celebrate the Wonders of Winter Wildlife at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area! Cure your cabin fever with this spectacular winter event! Activities and crafts for the wh...
Jan 17 Sunday

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Bridal Show - Little Rock

121 E. Capitol Ave., Little Rock
Statehouse Convention Center
The Bridal Show features more than 200 vendors ready to help brides plan their perfect day. Vendors not only display their product, but also book weddings on the spot, ma...
Jan 20 Wednesday

Wild Women Wednesday - Little Rock

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

"Hipbillies and Hillbillies: Back-to-the-Landers in the Arkansas Ozarks” - Springdale

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, Springdale
Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
A noontime program by independent researcher Jared Phillips....
Jan 27 Wednesday

Wild Women Wednesday - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBA
Join Park Interpreter Gillian and CAMN (Central Arkansas Master Naturalists) member’s for a ladies hike on one of Pinnacle Mountain’s gorgeous trails. Please...
Feb 3 Wednesday

Wild Women Wednesday - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBA
Join Park Interpreter Gillian and CAMN (Central Arkansas Master Naturalists) member’s for a ladies hike on one of Pinnacle Mountain’s gorgeous trails. Please...
Feb 6 Saturday

Arkansas Men's & Women's State Chili Cook-Off - Fort Smith

13106 White Bluff Road, Fort Smith
Elks Lodge
Charity cook-off. Raffle items and chili tasting kits. Doors open at 9 a.m. Chili turn-in at 1 p.m. Chili, charity, and fun!...
Feb 10 Wednesday

Wild Women Wednesday - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBA
Join Park Interpreter Gillian and CAMN (Central Arkansas Master Naturalists) member’s for a ladies hike on one of Pinnacle Mountain’s gorgeous trails. Please...
Feb 17 Wednesday

"Conservation in the Illinois River Watershed in Northwest Arkansas" - Springdale

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, Springdale
Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
A noontime program by Dr. Delia Haak, executive director of the Illinois River Watershed Partnership....
Feb 20 Saturday

Survival Skills Weekend - Little Rock

2/20/2016 - 2/21/2016
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBA
Start or add to your knowledge of surviving in the great outdoors. This weekend will be filled with survivor skill workshops such as map and compass, fire building and s...
Feb 24 Wednesday

Wild Women Wednesday - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
TBA
Join Park Interpreter Gillian and CAMN (Central Arkansas Master Naturalists) member’s for a ladies hike on one of Pinnacle Mountain’s gorgeous trails. Please...
Sep 3 Saturday

65th Annual Clothesline Fair - Prairie Grove

9/3/2016 - 9/5/2016
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Prairie Grove
Park Grounds
At this Ozark Arts & Crafts Exhibition, which started in 1951, explore more than 100 craft booths with vendors demonstrating and selling their wares. Living history, ...