Page Tools

Skip Navigation LinksHome » Events » Free Events Trip Planner

Free Fun Activities & Events

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 24 Thursday

Lights! Camera! Arkansas! Exhibit - Little Rock

6/8/2013 - 3/1/2015
Old State House Museum, Little Rock
Old State House Museum
The exhibit feature the state’s ties to Hollywood, through both movies and television. Artifacts related to films shot on location in the state, actors born in Arkansas,...
Apr 24 Thursday

Scenes of Newton County - Springdale

12/17/2013 - 5/10/2014
Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, Springdale
Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
A photo exhibit of people and places in a ruggedly beautiful area of the Ozarks. ...
Apr 24 Thursday

Shaping Our World at The Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas - Pine Bluff

3/3/2014 - 8/31/2014
701 Main St., Pine Bluff
The Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas
How did Earth's landscape form? Shaping our World is an exhibition that explains the phenomenal acts of nature that create our planet's backdrop. Summon a tornado, shift ...
Apr 24 Thursday

Arkansas Champion Trees--An Artist’s Journey at The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas - Pine Bluff

4/13/2014 - 5/21/2014
701 Main Street, Pine Bluff
Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas
Arkansas Champion Trees--An Artist’s Journey includes eighteen large-scale colored pencil drawings of champion trees accompanied by detail drawings of foliage, and repres...
Apr 24 Thursday

Siloam Springs Farmers Market - Siloam Springs

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

10th Annual Carving In The Ozarks - Eureka Springs

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

27th Annual Springfest - Heber Springs

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

40th Annual Dogwood Festival - Siloam Springs

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

Greenwood 27th Annual Open Car Show - Greenwood

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

12th Annual Twin Rivers Festival - McNab

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

Jewish Food Festival - Little Rock

18 Corporate Hill Dr., Little Rock
War Memorial Stadium
The event begins with a special Jewish Breakfast at 8:30 am. The festival begins at 10:00 a.m. and concludes at 4:00 p.m. The Jewish Food Festival includes traditional...
Apr 28 Monday

Extended Work Choir Concert - Arkadelphia

HSU Box 7823, Arkadelphia
Harwood Recital Hall, Henderson Campus
7:30 p.m....
Apr 28 Monday

World Famous Armadillo Festival - Hamburg

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

40th Annual Little Rock Farmers Market - Little Rock

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

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

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

Art Exhibits - Springdale

5/1/2014 - 5/30/2014
214 S Main Street, Springdale
Arts Center of the Ozarks
Michael Davis Gutierrez "Color Function" and Sonia Davis Gutierrez "Daily Bread". ...
May 2 Friday

Resource Rendezvous School Day - Russellville

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

Art on the Creek - Bella Vista

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

33rd Annual Toad Suck Daze - Conway

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

Birder Weekend - West Fork

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

Herb & Plant Sale - Mammoth Spring

Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Welcome Center
Drop by to see the herb garden and pick up a few herbs and other plants for your garden or containers.  The 21st Century Club will be out early with plants that will...
May 3 Saturday

6th Annual Heritage Day - Mount Ida

P. O. Box 1362, Mount Ida
Museum Grounds
Revisit the past and enjoy a homestead heritage themed day of activities and demonstrations: timber work, making hominy, blacksmithing, open fire cooking, making soap, wh...
May 3 Saturday

North Arkansas Woodcarvers Club 35th Annual Woodcarving Show and Sale - Mountain Home

5/3/2014 - 5/4/2014
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 3 Saturday

Pioneer Village Spring Fest - Searcy

5/3/2014 - 5/4/2014
774 Webb Hill Lane, Searcy
Late 1880's village
Pioneer Village is a collection of 19th century buildings, farm equipment, and other items of historic interest saved from throughout White County by the White County His...
May 3 Saturday

Jacksonville Farmers Market - Jacksonville

5/3/2014 - 10/25/2014
5 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville
Jacksonville Famers' Market
May through October. Tuesdays 4-8 p.m. Saturdays 7 a.m.-noon. Local, farm-fresh produce and handmade arts & crafts....
May 6 Tuesday

Heifer Hour at Heifer Village - Little Rock

1 World Ave., Little Rock
Visit Heifer Village at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays in May through August for Heifer Hour. Enjoy crafts, games, children's books and outdoor activities designed to ...
May 8 Thursday

Artists Reception - Springdale

214 S Main Street, Springdale
Arts Center of the Ozarks
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Michael Davis Gutierrez "Color Function" and Sonia Davis Gutierrez "Daily Bread"....
May 10 Saturday

May Park of the Month - Jacksonville

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

Reliving Calico Rock History - 100 Yr Anniversary of Pearling - Calico Rock

104 Main Street, Calico Rock
Calico Rock Museum
Learn about life and pearling along the White River....
May 10 Saturday

Migratory Bird Day - Mena

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

Mayfest - Blytheville

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

19th Annual Hot Springs Cruisers Car Show - Hot Springs

300 Leach Street, Hot Springs
Hot Springs Airport
Judging on the 100 point system starts at 11 a.m. Goody bags to first 150 participants. More than 150 trophies, lots of door prizes, vendors, and games for children....
May 10 Saturday

Kids' Fishing Derby - Harrisburg

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

Helena Second Saturday - Helena-West Helena

Cherry St., Helena-West Helena
Kelly Courtyard
Helena Second Saturdays is a dynamic monthly event that brings local artists, artisans, musicians, merchants, farmers, locals, and visitors together in a vibrant atmosphe...
May 10 Saturday

Heifer Hour at Heifer Village - Little Rock

1 World Ave., Little Rock
Visit Heifer Village at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays in May through August for Heifer Hour. Enjoy crafts, games, children's books and outdoor activities designed to ...
May 13 Tuesday

Heifer Hour at Heifer Village - Little Rock

1 World Ave., Little Rock
Visit Heifer Village at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays in May through August for Heifer Hour. Enjoy crafts, games, children's books and outdoor activities designed to ...
May 16 Friday

2nd Annual Dermott Community Fest - Dermott

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

26th Annual Magnolia Blossom Festival - Magnolia

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

23rd Annual Atkins Picklefest - Atkins

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

Pickin' in the Park - Mammoth Spring

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

Arkansas Heritage Day - Morrilton

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

Pioneer Day - Mena

Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Mena
Ever wonder how people used to cook, or what games and toys children played in early Arkansas? How about what tools that were used for hunting - and how they are similar ...
May 17 Saturday

Heifer Hour at Heifer Village - Little Rock

1 World Ave., Little Rock
Visit Heifer Village at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays in May through August for Heifer Hour. Enjoy crafts, games, children's books and outdoor activities designed to ...
May 17 Saturday

Hog Wild Family Day - Rogers

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

Stueart Pennington Running of the Tubs - Hot Springs

134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs
Historic Bathouse Row
Annual celebration of the Spa City's long-time motto of "We Bathe the World" on historic Bathhouse Row....
May 19 Monday

Arkansas Territorial Days - Pocahontas

5/19/2014 - 5/20/2014
Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas

"If I could rest anywhere, it would be in Arkansas, where the men are of the real half-horse, half-alligator breed such as grows nowhere else on the face of the un...

May 20 Tuesday

Heifer Hour at Heifer Village - Little Rock

1 World Ave., Little Rock
Visit Heifer Village at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays in May through August for Heifer Hour. Enjoy crafts, games, children's books and outdoor activities designed to ...
May 23 Friday

65th Annual Fulton County Homecoming Festival - Salem

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

24th Annual Dinosaur Festival - Nashville

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

17th Annual Augusta Days - Augusta

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

Memorial Day Weekend - Mena

5/23/2014 - 5/25/2014
Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Mena
Join us for a weekend of fun as we start our summer season of fun! Family-friendly, nature- and history-related programs will be available the entire weekend. Contact the...
May 23 Friday

Memorial Day Weekend Programming - McNeil

5/23/2014 - 5/26/2014
Logoly State Park, McNeil
Visitor Center
Join the staff of Logoly State Park for a holiday weekend of programs that includes nature programs and trail hikes. Contact the park for a detailed schedule....
May 24 Saturday

Heifer Hour at Heifer Village - Little Rock

1 World Ave., Little Rock
Visit Heifer Village at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays in May through August for Heifer Hour. Enjoy crafts, games, children's books and outdoor activities designed to ...
May 24 Saturday

Fishing Rodeo - Piggott

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

27th Annual Randolph County Old-Fashion Farm Show - Pocahontas

610 N. Marr, Pocahontas
GEA Kilovista site
Gospel, bluegrass, and country music, old cars, trucks, farm equipment, horse, and tractor demonstration, horseshoes, sack races and stick horse races, food, fun, fishing...
May 24 Saturday

Heritage Days - Gillett

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

Hickory Hill Park Gospel Music - Hot Springs

216 Bryant Road, Hot Springs
Travel 5 miles from downtown Hot Springs on Park Avenue, turn left on Highway 7 North, go about 1 mile, turn right Bryant Road and go 2 blocks.
28th Season Opening Concert featuring down-home southern gospel music, bluegrass gospel, and plenty of old-time country gospel in an outdoor amphitheater nestled in the h...
May 26 Monday

Memorial Day Blessing of the Fleet Ceremony - Mount Ida

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

Veterans Celebration - Marvell

1794 Hwy 49-Veterans Memorial Hwy, Marvell
Tri-County Fair Grounds on Veterans Memorial Hwy
Begins promptly at 11 a.m. The celebration honoring military who served our country so proudly features guest speaker Col. Mike Ross (RET) and Martha "Coach" Cothren of L...
May 27 Tuesday

Heifer Hour at Heifer Village - Little Rock

1 World Ave., Little Rock
Visit Heifer Village at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays in May through August for Heifer Hour. Enjoy crafts, games, children's books and outdoor activities designed to ...
May 28 Wednesday

Spring River Cleanup - Mammoth Spring

Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Welcome Center
Float the Spring River with park staff and volunteers and help clean up some of the litter.  Canoes provided. Not for beginners. Registration required by May 21, 201...
May 29 Thursday

Delita Martin at The Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas - Pine Bluff

5/29/2014 - 8/28/2014
701 Main St., Pine Bluff
The Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas
New work from Little Rock artist Delita Martin focuses on African-American women, their experiences, and transmitting memory through the visual. Martin will lead a Saturd...
May 31 Saturday

Heifer Hour at Heifer Village - Little Rock

1 World Ave., Little Rock
Visit Heifer Village at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays in May through August for Heifer Hour. Enjoy crafts, games, children's books and outdoor activities designed to ...
Jun 3 Tuesday

Heifer Hour at Heifer Village - Little Rock

1 World Ave., Little Rock
Visit Heifer Village at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays in May through August for Heifer Hour. Enjoy crafts, games, children's books and outdoor activities designed to ...
Jun 4 Wednesday

Art Exhibits - Springdale

6/4/2014 - 7/3/2014
214 S Main Street, Springdale
Arts Center of the Ozarks
Lori Links "The Invisible Thread" and Garrett Hunt (un-named)....
Jun 5 Thursday

Wynne Farm Fest - Wynne

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

Downtown Art Walk - Russellville

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

37th Lum & Abner Festival - Mena

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

Annual Cossatot River Cleanup - Wickes

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

17th Annual Festival on the Ridge - Harrisburg

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

Helena Farmers Market - Helena-West Helena

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

Heifer Hour at Heifer Village - Little Rock

1 World Ave., Little Rock
Visit Heifer Village at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays in May through August for Heifer Hour. Enjoy crafts, games, children's books and outdoor activities designed to ...
Jun 7 Saturday

141st Annual Southern Memorial Day - Fayetteville

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

28th Cove Lake Kids Fishing Derby - Paris

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

Kids' Fishing Derby - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Environmental Education Pond
Hey kids, bring your parents down to the pond for a free fishing contest! There will be how-to-fish clinics, casting contests, free snacks, and lots of prizes. Prizes wil...
Jun 7 Saturday

Free Children's Fishing Derby - McNeil

Logoly State Park, McNeil
Visitor Center
The derby is limited to 50 contestants, ages 5 –15. Prizes will be awarded in three age divisions for the biggest, smallest, and the most fish caught. Registration ...
Jun 10 Tuesday

Heifer Hour at Heifer Village - Little Rock

1 World Ave., Little Rock
Visit Heifer Village at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays in May through August for Heifer Hour. Enjoy crafts, games, children's books and outdoor activities designed to ...
Jun 10 Tuesday

56th Annual Auto Show and Swap Meet - Morrilton

6/10/2014 - 6/14/2014
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 12 Thursday

Artists Reception - Springdale

214 S Main Street, Springdale
Arts Center of the Ozarks
6-8 p.m. Lori Links "The Invisible Thread" and Garrett Hunt (un-named). ...
Jun 13 Friday

29th Annual Ice Cream Social - Berryville

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

4th Annual Juneteenth Festival - El Dorado

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

Annual Kids' Fishing Derby - Pocahontas

Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas

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

Jun 14 Saturday

Mountain Fishin' Derby - Morrilton

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

Juneteenth - Little Rock

501 W. Ninth Street, Little Rock
Mosaic Templars Cultural Center
Juneteenth is a celebration of African-American freedom, history and culture modeled after the rejoicing that erupted after the reading of the Emancipation Proclamation. ...
Jun 14 Saturday

Moonlight Cruise - Bismarck

DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Bismarck
Marina
Enjoy a relaxing and romantic cruise under a full moon. Seating is limited—reservations can be made beginning noon the day before the...
Jun 14 Saturday

Helena Farmers Market - Helena-West Helena

Walnut and RIghtor St., Helena-West Helena
Canopy on the corner
Saturdays, June-October, enjoy the best of locally grown produce, home-baked products, and the work of artisans and craftspeople....
Jun 14 Saturday

Heifer Hour at Heifer Village - Little Rock

1 World Ave., Little Rock
Visit Heifer Village at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays in May through August for Heifer Hour. Enjoy crafts, games, children's books and outdoor activities designed to ...
Jun 14 Saturday

Helena Second Saturday - Helena-West Helena

Cherry St., Helena-West Helena
Kelly Courtyard
Helena Second Saturdays is a dynamic monthly event that brings local artists, artisans, musicians, merchants, farmers, locals, and visitors together in a vibrant atmosphe...
Jun 14 Saturday

Phillips County Fishing Rodeo - Lexa

111 Hickory Hill, Lexa
Storm Creek Lake
Ages 4-12 can participate in the rodeo with poles only, no reels. All participating children receive a prize. Early sign-up begins at 7 a.m., and the rodeo starts at 8 ...
Jun 15 Sunday

Junior Fishing Derby - Bismarck

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

Heifer Hour at Heifer Village - Little Rock

1 World Ave., Little Rock
Visit Heifer Village at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays in May through August for Heifer Hour. Enjoy crafts, games, children's books and outdoor activities designed to ...
Jun 17 Tuesday

60th Annual Leslie Homecoming - Leslie

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

43rd Smackover Oil Town Festival - Smackover

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

Lake Greeson Days - Kirby

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

Mount Magazine Butterfly Festival XVIII - Paris

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

Mt. Magazine International Butterfly Festival - Paris

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

Star Party - Little Rock

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

Plantation Agriculture Museum's 24th Anniversary - Scott

Plantation Agriculture Museum, Scott
Bring your family and join the museum staff for free Dutch-oven desserts and homemade ice cream in celebration of the museum's opening anniversary! The museum first opene...
Jun 21 Saturday

25th Annual Children's Fishing Derby - Kirby

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

Helena Farmers Market - Helena-West Helena

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

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

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

Heifer Hour at Heifer Village - Little Rock

1 World Ave., Little Rock
Visit Heifer Village at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays in May through August for Heifer Hour. Enjoy crafts, games, children's books and outdoor activities designed to ...
Jun 24 Tuesday

Heifer Hour at Heifer Village - Little Rock

1 World Ave., Little Rock
Visit Heifer Village at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays in May through August for Heifer Hour. Enjoy crafts, games, children's books and outdoor activities designed to ...
Jun 27 Friday

34th Annual Malvern Brickfest - Malvern

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

15th Annual Archey Fork Festival - Clinton

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

Red, White, Blue Festival - Mountain Home

6/27/2014 - 6/29/2014
P.O. Box 488, Mountain Home
Annual patriotic festival complete with fireworks display, parade, rodeo, car show, events on the ASUMH campus, turtle races, 5K, pancake breakfast, art show and more....
Jun 28 Saturday

3rd Annual Celebrate Mulberry Event - Mulberry

P.O. Box 448, Mulberry
The purpose of this event is to inform the citizens of our community of the many services that are available to them through our local businesses, organizations, churches...
Jun 28 Saturday

Summer Star Party - Greenbrier

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

Hickory Hill Park Gospel Music - Hot Springs

216 Bryant Road, Hot Springs
Travel 5 miles from downtown Hot Springs on Park Avenue, turn left on Highway 7 North, go about 1 mile, turn right Bryant Road and go 2 blocks.
Concert featuring down-home southern gospel music, bluegrass gospel, and plenty of old-time country gospel in an outdoor amphitheater nestled in the heart of the Ouachita...
Jun 28 Saturday

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

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

Annual Butterfly Count - Mena

Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Mena
Wonder House
Butterfly enthusiast Bruce Ewing will set up his display of caterpillars at the Wonder House. Park visitors and staff will set out in the park to count the butterfly spec...
Jun 28 Saturday

Helena Farmers Market - Helena-West Helena

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

Heifer Hour at Heifer Village - Little Rock

1 World Ave., Little Rock
Visit Heifer Village at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays in May through August for Heifer Hour. Enjoy crafts, games, children's books and outdoor activities designed to ...
Jul 1 Tuesday

Heifer Hour at Heifer Village - Little Rock

1 World Ave., Little Rock
Visit Heifer Village at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays in May through August for Heifer Hour. Enjoy crafts, games, children's books and outdoor activities designed to ...
Jul 3 Thursday

Independence Day Fireworks Display - Paris

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

4th of July Fireworks - De Queen

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

86th Annual Piggott 4th of July Picnic - Piggott

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

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

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

Fireworks in the Park - Salem

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

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

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

4th of July in the Park - Mena

Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Mena
Join us for our annual 4th of July activities in the park, where we&rs...
Jul 4 Friday

July 4th Island Fest - Bismarck

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

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

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

15th Annual 4th of July Family Celebration - Sherwood

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

31st Annual Pops on the River - Little Rock

121 East Capitol Ave, Little Rock
River Market Pavilions and First Security Amphitheater
Pops on the River, presented by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, is an annual fireworks show and entertainment event in Downtown Little Rock. Scheduled activities include a...
Jul 5 Saturday

Margaritaville in Mountain Home - Mountain Home

PO Box 488, Mountain Home
Chamber of Commerce lawn and parking lot
A Jimmy Buffett-style party right in the middle of Mountain Home. Wear your flip flops and your tropical shirts and come ready to dance. Live music from the band Make No...
Jul 5 Saturday

Heifer Hour at Heifer Village - Little Rock

1 World Ave., Little Rock
Visit Heifer Village at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays in May through August for Heifer Hour. Enjoy crafts, games, children's books and outdoor activities designed to ...
Jul 5 Saturday

Homespun Day - Scott

Plantation Agriculture Museum, Scott
Museum
Plantation Agriculture Museum invites everyone to journey back to our pioneering roots during the annual Homespun Day. Artisans from around Arkansas are here to spin, wea...
Jul 5 Saturday

Helena Farmers Market - Helena-West Helena

Walnut and RIghtor St., Helena-West Helena
Canopy on the corner
Saturdays, June-October, enjoy the best of locally grown produce, home-baked products, and the work of artisans and craftspeople....
Jul 8 Tuesday

Heifer Hour at Heifer Village - Little Rock

1 World Ave., Little Rock
Visit Heifer Village at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays in May through August for Heifer Hour. Enjoy crafts, games, children's books and outdoor activities designed to ...
Jul 12 Saturday

July Park of the Month - Jacksonville

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

Helena Farmers Market - Helena-West Helena

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

Heifer Hour at Heifer Village - Little Rock

1 World Ave., Little Rock
Visit Heifer Village at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays in May through August for Heifer Hour. Enjoy crafts, games, children's books and outdoor activities designed to ...
Jul 15 Tuesday

Heifer Hour at Heifer Village - Little Rock

1 World Ave., Little Rock
Visit Heifer Village at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays in May through August for Heifer Hour. Enjoy crafts, games, children's books and outdoor activities designed to ...
Jul 19 Saturday

Heifer Hour at Heifer Village - Little Rock

1 World Ave., Little Rock
Visit Heifer Village at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays in May through August for Heifer Hour. Enjoy crafts, games, children's books and outdoor activities designed to ...
Jul 19 Saturday

Helena Farmers Market - Helena-West Helena

Walnut and RIghtor St., Helena-West Helena
Canopy on the corner
Saturdays, June-October, enjoy the best of locally grown produce, home-baked products, and the work of artisans and craftspeople....
Jul 22 Tuesday

Heifer Hour at Heifer Village - Little Rock

1 World Ave., Little Rock
Visit Heifer Village at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays in May through August for Heifer Hour. Enjoy crafts, games, children's books and outdoor activities designed to ...
Jul 25 Friday

The 75th Annual Johnson County Peach Festival - Clarksville

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

31st Annual Altus Grape Festival - Altus

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

Helena Farmers Market - Helena-West Helena

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

Heifer Hour at Heifer Village - Little Rock

1 World Ave., Little Rock
Visit Heifer Village at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays in May through August for Heifer Hour. Enjoy crafts, games, children's books and outdoor activities designed to ...
Jul 26 Saturday

28th Annual World Championship Cardboard Boat Race - Heber Springs

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

Hickory Hill Park Gospel Music - Hot Springs

216 Bryant Road, Hot Springs
Travel 5 miles from downtown Hot Springs on Park Avenue, turn left on Highway 7 North, go about 1 mile, turn right Bryant Road and go 2 blocks.
26th Annual Hawkins Family Homecoming Celebration weekend featuring down-home southern gospel music, bluegrass gospel, and plenty of old-time country gospel in an outdoor...
Jul 29 Tuesday

Heifer Hour at Heifer Village - Little Rock

1 World Ave., Little Rock
Visit Heifer Village at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays in May through August for Heifer Hour. Enjoy crafts, games, children's books and outdoor activities designed to ...
Aug 2 Saturday

Helena Farmers Market - Helena-West Helena

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

Heifer Hour at Heifer Village - Little Rock

1 World Ave., Little Rock
Visit Heifer Village at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays in May through August for Heifer Hour. Enjoy crafts, games, children's books and outdoor activities designed to ...
Aug 2 Saturday

Purple Martin Awareness Weekend - Mountain Pine

8/2/2014 - 8/3/2014
Lake Ouachita State Park, Mountain Pine
Visitor Center
Come learn about one of the most beloved birds in the United States:  Purple Martins.  This weekend we will have programs to help you identify these large swall...
Aug 4 Monday

121st Old Soldier's Reunion - Mammoth Spring

8/4/2014 - 8/9/2014
Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Ball Field Area
A week of fun with family and friends - carnival rides, games, prizes, food, talent show, bingo, and more!  Free access & parking. Sponsored by VFW Post 7831....
Aug 5 Tuesday

Heifer Hour at Heifer Village - Little Rock

1 World Ave., Little Rock
Visit Heifer Village at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays in May through August for Heifer Hour. Enjoy crafts, games, children's books and outdoor activities designed to ...
Aug 7 Thursday

35th Annual Cave City Watermelon Festival - Cave City

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

15th Annual Bargains Galore on 64 - Ozark

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

Gravette Days - Gravette

8/7/2014 - 8/9/2014
PO Box 112, Gravette
Old Town Park
Parade, classic car show, 5K run, archery shoot, softball tournament, street dance, food, dutch oven competition, and family fun....
Aug 9 Saturday

Helena Second Saturday - Helena-West Helena

Cherry St., Helena-West Helena
Kelly Courtyard
Helena Second Saturdays is a dynamic monthly event that brings local artists, artisans, musicians, merchants, farmers, locals, and visitors together in a vibrant atmosphe...
Aug 9 Saturday

Helena Farmers Market - Helena-West Helena

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

Heifer Hour at Heifer Village - Little Rock

1 World Ave., Little Rock
Visit Heifer Village at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays in May through August for Heifer Hour. Enjoy crafts, games, children's books and outdoor activities designed to ...
Aug 9 Saturday

August Park of the Month - Jacksonville

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

Star Party - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center

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

Aug 12 Tuesday

Heifer Hour at Heifer Village - Little Rock

1 World Ave., Little Rock
Visit Heifer Village at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays in May through August for Heifer Hour. Enjoy crafts, games, children's books and outdoor activities designed to ...
Aug 16 Saturday

Helena Farmers Market - Helena-West Helena

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

Heifer Hour at Heifer Village - Little Rock

1 World Ave., Little Rock
Visit Heifer Village at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays in May through August for Heifer Hour. Enjoy crafts, games, children's books and outdoor activities designed to ...
Aug 19 Tuesday

Heifer Hour at Heifer Village - Little Rock

1 World Ave., Little Rock
Visit Heifer Village at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays in May through August for Heifer Hour. Enjoy crafts, games, children's books and outdoor activities designed to ...
Aug 22 Friday

Queen Wilhelmina Rod Run - Mena

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

Helena Farmers Market - Helena-West Helena

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

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. Contact the par...
Aug 23 Saturday

Heifer Hour at Heifer Village - Little Rock

1 World Ave., Little Rock
Visit Heifer Village at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays in May through August for Heifer Hour. Enjoy crafts, games, children's books and outdoor activities designed to ...
Aug 23 Saturday

Hickory Hill Park Gospel Music - Hot Springs

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

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

8/25/2014 - 9/1/2014
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork
Join us for a week long celebration of the Legacy of Devil's Den State Park. Special speakers and programs will focus on the building of the park by the Ci...
Aug 26 Tuesday

Heifer Hour at Heifer Village - Little Rock

1 World Ave., Little Rock
Visit Heifer Village at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays in May through August for Heifer Hour. Enjoy crafts, games, children's books and outdoor activities designed to ...
Aug 29 Friday

Arkansas State Parks Legacy Week - Wickes

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

Helena Farmers Market - Helena-West Helena

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

31st Annual Antique & Classic Car Show - Mammoth Spring

Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Ball Field Area
Antique and classic cars will be on display and judged by year class. Gates open at 9 a.m. - judging begins at 11 a.m. Dash plaques for the first 50 registrants. Special ...
Aug 30 Saturday

Petit Jean Founders and Builders Day - Morrilton

Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
In 1923 Petit Jean became the first state park in Arkansas thanks to the efforts of Dr. T.W. Hardison and others. In 1933, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) laid the ...
Aug 30 Saturday

Heifer Hour at Heifer Village - Little Rock

1 World Ave., Little Rock
Visit Heifer Village at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays in May through August for Heifer Hour. Enjoy crafts, games, children's books and outdoor activities designed to ...
Aug 30 Saturday

63rd Annual Clothesline Fair - Prairie Grove

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

Annual 73rd Rector Labor Day Picnic - Rector

409 S Stewart, Rector
Rector Memorial Park
The 73rd Annual Rector Labor Picnic will start at 9 a.m. with a parade and last all day with carnival rides, pageants, live musical entertainment and great food. All proc...
Sep 4 Thursday

Retired Bicycle Ride - North Little Rock

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

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

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

Helena Farmers Market - Helena-West Helena

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

Great Arkansas Cleanup - Paragould

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

Great Arkansas Cleanup - Wynne

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

Spring River Cleanup - Mammoth Spring

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

22nd Annual Antique Tractor & Engine Show - Scott

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

National Public Lands Day - Bluff City

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

Hunter Education Course - Jersey

9/8/2014 - 9/9/2014
Moro Bay State Park, Jersey
Visitor Center
If you were born after December 31, 1968 it is mandatory that you complete the Hunters Education training course to receive your Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Hunters...
Sep 11 Thursday

Hunter Education Course - Jersey

Moro Bay State Park, Jersey
Visitor Center
If you were born after December 31, 1968 it is mandatory that you complete the Hunters Education training course to receive your Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Hunters...
Sep 12 Friday

Native American Daze/Mountain Man Rendezvous - Calico Rock

9/12/2014 - 9/13/2014
104 Main Street, Calico Rock
Calico Rock Museum
See how the trappers and the Native Americans worked together in the wild. The day ends with a "Walk of Remembrance" to honor those that walked the trail of tears....
Sep 13 Saturday

Artifact and Fossil ID Day - Parkin

Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
Bring in your artifact collection, fossils, and minerals for identification. Dr. Jeff Mitchem, Parkin Station Archeologist (and other exper...
Sep 13 Saturday

Helena Second Saturday - Helena-West Helena

Cherry St., Helena-West Helena
Kelly Courtyard
Helena Second Saturdays is a dynamic monthly event that brings local artists, artisans, musicians, merchants, farmers, locals, and visitors together in a vibrant atmosphe...
Sep 13 Saturday

Helena Farmers Market - Helena-West Helena

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

Hook Line and Sinker Fishing Derby - Bismarck

DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Bismarck
Golf Course Pond # 7

Fish on!  Catch your fill of fish at DeGray's annual fall fishing derby.  This derby is open to all ages so kids, bring your p...

Sep 18 Thursday

Hawk Watch - Paris

Mount Magazine State Park, Paris
Cameron Bluff Overlook Drive, 3rd parking area
Many animals migrate southward over Mount Magazine in September. Birds, butterflies, even spiders have been seen passing overhead. Especially watch for birds of prey flyi...
Sep 18 Thursday

31st Annual Senior Arkansas Sports Organization Inc./ Arkansas Senior Olympics - Hot Springs

9/18/2014 - 9/21/2014
PO Box 1577, Hot Springs
Hot Springs, Garland County
Competition recreational and athletic events for ages 45 and up. Includes archery, badminton, bowling, golf, basketball, cycling, horseshoes, race-walks, air rifle shoot,...
Sep 19 Friday

30th Annual Arkansas Senior Olympic Game - Hot Springs

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

Trash Bash - Hot Springs

Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Lake Catherine State Park

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

Sep 20 Saturday

Helena Farmers Market - Helena-West Helena

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

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

Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Amphitheater

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

Sep 20 Saturday

Hunter Education Course - Murfreesboro

Crater of Diamonds State Park, Murfreesboro
Pavilion
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host a Hunter Education Course at the Crater of Diamonds State Park pavilion, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., including a one-hour lunch...
Sep 20 Saturday

What it Took to Make Beaver Lake - Rogers

Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, Rogers
Visitor Center
If you have ever taken Beaver Lake for granted, think about what had to be done before construction o...
Sep 24 Wednesday

17th Annual Fall Swap Meet - Morrilton

9/24/2014 - 9/27/2014
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Museum of Automobiles
This annual swap meet is hosted by the Museum of Automobiles on Petit Jean Mountain. Classic and vintage vehicles from all over the region will be on display. Call the mu...
Sep 26 Friday

Hot Springs National Park Kennel Club - Hot Springs

9/26/2014 - 9/28/2014
134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs
Hot Springs Convention Center
Friday 5-9 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday 8 a.m.-7 p.m....
Sep 27 Saturday

Great Arkansas Cleanup and National Public Lands Day - Morrilton

Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Help keep Petit Jean State Park clean and litter free! Join us for a few hours of litter pickup and be rewarded with a free cookout lunch. Following lunch there will be a...
Sep 27 Saturday

Migration Celebration - Paris

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

DeGray Lake Clean Up - Bismarck

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

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

Sep 27 Saturday

Helena Farmers Market - Helena-West Helena

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

27th Annual Bryant Fall Fest - Bryant

109 Roya Lane, Bryant
The Center at Bishop
This family friendly event features a pancake breakfast, parade, craft booths, business booths, food vendors, kidzlands, contests for kids - hula hoop and baby crawl, fis...
Sep 27 Saturday

67th Annual Chicken Fry - Dardanelle

PO Box 208, Dardanelle
Veteran's River Front Memorial Park
"Chicken Fry" this festival is to promote the poulty industry, which is the biggest industry and job provider in our area. Vendors and the public are invited to celebrate...
Sep 27 Saturday

Big Dam Bridge 100 Finale Festival - North Little Rock

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

National Public Lands Day/Great Arkansas Cleanup - Russellville

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

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

Bull Shoals-White River State Park, Bull Shoals
Visitor Center
Help beautify Bull Shoals Lake and surrounding area trails, in conjunction with National Public Lands Day and the Great Arkansas Cleanup. Hikers, kayakers, canoeists, boa...
Oct 3 Friday

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

10/3/2014 - 10/5/2014
308 Pulman Ave., Hot Springs
Garland County Fair Grounds
400 vendors, kiddie corner, free parking with golf cart ride to and from cars, many dining places especially the EHC Kitchen with homemade items. Open 9:00 am to 6:00 pm,...
Oct 4 Saturday

Picnic at the Park - Gillett

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

24th Annual Hardy Homsteaders Day - Hardy

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

35th Annual Frontier Days - Paris

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

38th Annual Sherwood Fest - Sherwood

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

Fall Harvest Home Festival - Scott

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

Fall Festival - Rogers

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

42nd Annual Gem, Mineral and Geology Show - Jacksonville

10/5/2014 - 10/6/2014
14705 Chambery Drive, Jacksonville
Jacksonville Community Center (Municipal)
Minerals, fossils, beads, lapidary material, jewelry, kiddie dig site, demonstration, mineral identification, and fabulous mineral displays. Fun for all ages....
Oct 11 Saturday

October Park of the Month - Jacksonville

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

Artifiact ID Day - Scott

Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, Scott
Visitor Center

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

Oct 11 Saturday

Doggie Daze - Mammoth Spring

Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Ball Field
Come to the park for the 7th Annual Doggie Daze and show off your furry friend!  Dogs can enter the best trick competition, largest or smallest breed, or best costum...
Oct 14 Tuesday

Senior American Special - Morrilton

10/14/2014 - 10/16/2014
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
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 17 Friday

Picnic in the Park - Hot Springs

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

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

Oct 18 Saturday

9th Annual Pause for the Cause - Mountain View

Jane Malloy, Mountain View
Centennial Bank Park
Fundraiser for the Stone County Humane Society. A Day filled with fun, food, music and contest for the entire family and your pets, All proceeds go to fund our future per...
Oct 18 Saturday

3rd Annual Paws on Pinnacle - Little Rock

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

Saddle Up for St. Jude - Wynne

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

Autumn in Arkansas - Russellville

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

18th Annual Lake Chicot Fall Festival - Lake Village

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

Halloween in the Park - Bluff City

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

Railroads of Northwest Arkansas - Rogers

Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, Rogers
Visitor Center
There have been more short-line railroads in northwest Arkansas than many people know abo...
Oct 25 Saturday

Woolly Holloween - Greenbrier

Woolly Hollow State Park, Greenbrier
Swim Beach
It is time for the 2nd Annual Woolly Holloween! The park will be offering games, free hot chocolate, storytelling, and a bonfire on the beach. Please wear your Hallo...
Oct 25 Saturday

Haunted Halloween in the Park - Hot Springs

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

Picnic in the Park - Powhatan

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

The Living Forest - Rogers

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

Trunk or Treat - Jacksonville

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

After Dark in the Park - Mountain View

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

Downtown Trick or Treat - Siloam Springs

116 S Broadway, Siloam Springs
Downtown
An estimated 4,000 people attend Main Street’s Downtown Trick or Treat Festival each year. Kids and parents alike enjoy this free afternoon of trick or treating that give...
Oct 31 Friday

Halloween Fun at Petit Jean - Morrilton

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

Eagle Tour - Russellville

11/1/2014 - 11/30/2014
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Weigh-in Pavilion
Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer winter lake cruises for the best chance of seeing our national symbol-the American bald eagle. Many other spectacular birds w...
Nov 8 Saturday

November Park of the Month - Jacksonville

5 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville
Paradise Park
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Family Fun Day. All ages welcome....
Nov 15 Saturday

America Recycles Day - Rogers

Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, Rogers
Hobbs State Park Conservation Area Visitor Center
Waste matters! Learn how you can have a positive impact in your community by reducing, reusing, and recycling in fun ways!...
Nov 21 Friday

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

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

Overnight Hot Springs Bicycle Ride - Little Rock

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

Casqui Foods - Parkin

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

Fall Star Party - Greenbrier

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

Thanksgiving Getaway - Bismarck

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

Green Friday - Greenbrier

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

Green Friday - Hot Springs

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

Green Friday - Rogers

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

Consider celebrating the season in a relaxing...

Nov 28 Friday

17th Annual Mountain Rendezvous - Morrilton

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

Christmas Parade and Lighting Ceremony - Paris

301 W Walnut, Paris
Town Square
Parade, entertainment, decorated trees and Santa on the square. ...
Nov 30 Sunday

The Butterfield Stage Coach Line - Rogers

Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, Rogers
Visitor Center
Join historian Tom Dillard to learn what the Butterfield Stage Coach meant to northwest Arkansas. The presentation includes photos of one of the few stations still intact...
Dec 1 Monday

Eagle Tour - Russellville

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

Dardanelle Christmas Parade - Dardanelle

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

Christmas in the Park - Bluff City

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

Birding Basics - Hot Springs

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

57th Annual Jacksonville Christmas Parade - Jacksonville

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

Holiday Open House - Powhatan

Powhatan Historic State Park, Powhatan
Courthouse
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. Contact t...
Dec 6 Saturday

Winter at the Lake - Russellville

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

Christmas Open House - Morrilton

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

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

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

Anniversary Battle of Prairie Grove Reenactment - Prairie Grove

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

December Park of the Month - Jacksonville

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

Christmas Open House - Gillett

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

Christmas Parade - Mulberry

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

Visit Santa on the Caboose - Rogers

301 W Chestnut St, Rogers
W. Walnut and S. First Streets
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Boys and girls are invited to visit Santa on the Frisco Caboose. Take family photos and deliver holiday wishes to Santa on a real caboose. A special mailbo...
Dec 20 Saturday

Holiday Crafts Open House - Scott

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

Visit Santa on the Caboose - Rogers

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

5th Annual Holiday Music at the Arsenal - Little Rock

503 E. 9th St., Little Rock
2nd floor
2 p.m. Holiday music concert performed by the students of Margaret Wyatt's Piano and Vocal Studio....
Jan 1 Thursday

First Day Hikes - Morrilton

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

First Day Hikes - Greenbrier

Woolly Hollow State Park, Greenbrier
Huckleberry Trailhead
Start 2015 off on the right foot, with a refreshing hike at Woolly Hollow State Park! Be a part of this national movement and enjoy what nature has to offer. Guided hikes...
Jan 1 Thursday

First Day Hike - Russellville

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

First Day Hikes - Little Rock

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

Lake Ponder First Day Hike - Paragould

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

Dancing Rabbit Trail First Day Hike - Paragould

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

First Day Hikes - Hot Springs

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

First Day Hike - Bismarck

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

First Day Hike - Wickes

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

First Day Hike - Mountain Pine

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

Eagle Tour - Russellville

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

Cabin Fever Reliever - Springdale

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

Eagle Awareness Weekend - Morrilton

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

Bald Eagle Tours - Hot Springs

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

Birds of Prey - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
A very special program presented by local licensed wildlife rehabilitator Rodney Paul and friends. Several live birds will be featured such as hawks and owls. Discussion ...
Jan 17 Saturday

Wonders of Winter Wildlife - Rogers

Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, Rogers
Hobbs State Park Conservation Area
Celebrate the Wonders of Winter Wildlife at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area! Cure your cabin fever with this spectacular winter event! Activities and crafts for the wh...
Jan 21 Wednesday

Disappearing Ground: Karst, Sinkholes, Caves, and More - Springdale

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, Springdale
Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
A noontime program on the limestone geology of the Ozark Mountains by Arkansas Master Naturalist Denis Dean....
Jan 23 Friday

Eagles Et Cetera - Bismarck

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

Eagle Tour - Russellville

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

Eagle Tour - Russellville

2/1/2015 - 2/28/2015
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Weigh-in Pavilion
Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer winter lake cruises for the best chance of seeing our national symbol-the American bald eagle. Many other spectacular birds w...
Feb 13 Friday

Hikes, Hearts, and Hugs Weekend - Morrilton

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

Winter Discovery Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Discover Lake Maumelle as it springs to life in the middle of winter! Each year, this area hosts thousands of birds that have migrated south for the winter. A park inte...
Apr 11 Saturday

Park Day at Historic Washington - Washington

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