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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!

 
Jul 28 Monday

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,...
Jul 28 Monday

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 ...
Jul 28 Monday

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...
Jul 28 Monday

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....
Jul 28 Monday

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...
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

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 2 Saturday

Hooray for Herps Weekend - Little Rock

8/2/2014 - 8/3/2014
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Spend this weekend at Pinnacle Mountain State Park learning about this group of very misunderstood animals. Park interpreters will be hosting hikes, crafts, games, and ta...
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 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
How big and how bright are the stars of our night sky? The night sky is for anyone with a desire to open their mind to new things. Did you know that there are more stars ...
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

President Clinton's Birthday Celebration - Fayetteville

930 West Clinton Drive, Fayetteville
Clinton House Museum
The Clinton House Museum will host a birthday party for President Clinton’s birthday this Saturday, August 17th. The former home of the Clintons will offer free admission...
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

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 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

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 2 Tuesday

40th Annual Little Rock Farmers Market - Little Rock

9/2/2014 - 10/25/2014
400 President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock
River Market Pavilions
Patronized by locals and tourists alike, the Little Rock Farmers Market has served as a seasonal institution and local destination favorite for four decades. ...
Sep 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 5 Friday

21st Annual Olde Miners Fall Festival - Huntington

9/5/2014 - 9/6/2014
PO Box 746, Huntington
Broadway Street
Arts and crafts, live entertainment, raffle items, reenactments, food vendors, many surprises. ...
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 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

26th Annual Bradshaw Memorial Eagles Golf Tournament - Franklin

9/6/2014 - 9/7/2014
PO Box 132, Franklin
Lower Mall
Two-day, three man scramble golf tournament with food and fun at various locations around Horseshoe Bend....
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

Pop Up Park Hill - North Little Rock

5614 I Street, North Little Rock
Park Hill neighborhood along JFK
The organization behind the South Main Street revitalization in Little Rock is expanding Pop Up’s reach outside the Capitol City to the Park Hill neighborhood of North Li...
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 13 Saturday

11th Annual Native American Day - Piggott

PO Box 66, Piggott
Matilda & Karl Pfeiffer Museum
Event includes demonstrations of Native American regalia, crafts, dancers and knapping. Also enjoy games, pinchpot crafts, free hot dogs and drinks. Bring your lawn chair...
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

13th Annual Off the Beaten Path Studio Art Tour - Mountain View

9/19/2014 - 9/21/2014
122 W. Mains Street, Mountain View
Arkansas Craft Guild
A group of talented artisans in the scenic Ozark Mountains will welcome you into their private working studios for the 13th Annual Off the Beaten Path Studio Tour. You wi...
Sep 19 Friday

30th Annual Arkansas Senior Olympic Game - Hot Springs

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

Trash Bash - Hot Springs

Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Lake Catherine State Park

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

Sep 20 Saturday

Fall 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! Contact the park...
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 20 Saturday

Cane Hill Harvest Festival - Cane Hill

9/20/2014 - 9/21/2014
19495 Shannon Lane, Cane Hill
Cane Hill College
Annual festival with homemade apple butter, sorghum and lye soap. All you can eat country breakfast both days. Live music Saturday, country & blues on Sunday. Gospel, mus...
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 25 Thursday

6th Annual Mary's Pumpkin Path & Train Ride - Bryant

9/25/2014 - 11/8/2014
3705 Hwy 5 North, Bryant
Mary's Place
Train and hey rides, bounce house, hay mountain with tunnel, swing and slides, Western town with old fashion shoot out, treehouse, maze and lots of photo ops. ...
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

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 part 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...
Sep 27 Saturday

ACANSA Arts Festival: Artists in the Park - Little Rock

1501 North University, Little Rock
MacArthur Park
The Arts Center hosts a visual artist day at MacArthur Park. The first two hours are dedicated to children, and entertainment will be provided by Brian Kinder, a singer/s...
Sep 28 Sunday

11th Annual Mid-South Car Club Car Show - Sheridan

2436 Cole Road, Sheridan
Sheridan Jr. High School/Hwy 167 N
All types of cars and trucks. Approx 65 trophies, a concession stand and games for kids and adults....
Oct 3 Friday

32nd Annual Wild Duck Festival - Trumann

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

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

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

Ozark Trail Festival - Heber Springs

10/3/2014 - 10/5/2014
300 W. Main Street, Heber Springs
Downtown at the Courthouse
The Ozark Trail Festival includes a street dance, 5K/10K run, parade, music on the square, poker run, BBQ cook off, arts and crafts, costume contest, car show and more. A...
Oct 4 Saturday

Picnic at the Park - Gillett

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

24th Annual Hardy Homsteaders Day - Hardy

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

3rd Annual OSL Craft Fair - Cabot

205 N Monroe St, Cabot
Various crafts from area vendors....
Oct 4 Saturday

Keo Fall Day - Keo

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

35th Annual Frontier Days - Paris

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

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 10 Friday

12th Annual Art in the Park - Fort Smith

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

Doggie Daze - Mammoth Spring

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

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

Oktoberfest at The Bay - Fairfield Bay

110 Lost Creek Parkway, Fairfield Bay
FFB Conference, Art & Visitor Center, Marina, Golf Course, Recreation Centers
Oompah-pah band, festive German cuisine & Bier Garten, singing & dancing, original arts & crafts, and professional storytelling - all wrapped in the natural color and bea...
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 15 Wednesday

27th Good Earth Harvest Time - Pocahontas

610 N Marr, Pocahontas
GEA Living Farm Museum of Ozarks
Sorghum making, tractor race, old cars, tractor equipment, animals, singers and bands. ...
Oct 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 Paws for the Cause - Mountain View

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

3rd Annual Paws on Pinnacle - Little Rock

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

Saddle Up for St. Jude - Wynne

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

Parade of Pumpkins - Ashdown

110 Little River 68, Ashdown
Farmers Market
Pumpkins and gourds, both decorated and undecorated, along with baked goods, other fall crops, crafts and entertainment....
Oct 18 Saturday

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 20 Monday

Photography Workshop and Trail Hike - McNeil

Logoly State Park, McNeil
Visitor Center
Enjoy an evening out with your camera and one of the interpreters at Logoly State Park. Learn how to adjust your camera for the fading light of evening and still get phot...
Oct 24 Friday

10th Annual Chillin' on Main - Ashdown

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

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

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

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

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

28th Annual Corning Harvest Festival - Corning

PO Box 542, Corning
Wynn Park
Live entertainment, antique cars, antique machinery, arts and crafts, commercial exhibits, kids area, 5krun, food and shirts....
Oct 25 Saturday

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 9 Sunday

9th Annual Veteran's Day Tribute - Walnut Ridge

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

Land of Trees at Two Rivers Museum - Ashdown

110 Little River 68, Ashdown
Two Rivers Museum
Trees decorated by local groups, businesses and school groups using a "Christmas Parade" theme are displayed throughout the museum....
Dec 5 Friday

Dardanelle Christmas Parade - Dardanelle

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

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

City of Mansfield's Annual Christmas Parade - Mansfield

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

Christmas Open House - Paris

Mount Magazine State Park, Paris
Visitor Center
Celebrate the holiday season with members of the park's volunteer group, the Mount Magazine Action Group. Enjoy a festive atmosphere, light refreshments, and participate ...
Dec 6 Saturday

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

First Day Hike - Pocahontas

Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
Visitor Center
Celebrate the beginning of the New Year with a history-themed hike on the Black River Trail. See the historic Phillips-Reeve Cemetery and enjoy scenic views of ...
Jan 1 Thursday

Lake Ponder First Day Hike - Paragould

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

Dancing Rabbit Trail First Day Hike - Paragould

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

First Day Hikes - Hot Springs

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

First Day Hike - Bismarck

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

First Day Hike - 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 14 Saturday

27th Annual Home and Garden Seminar & Show - Pine Bluff

500 South Idaho Street, Pine Bluff
Pine Bluff Convention Center
Plants, herbs, crafts, and other items for sale. Distinguished speakers on various horticultural topics and how-to sessions throughout the day. Master Gardeners will have...
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...
Mar 21 Saturday

Archeology Day - Pocahontas

Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
Visitor Center
March is Arkansas Archeology Month! Archeology has played an important role in what we know about the town of Davidsonville. To highlight the work that has been done in t...
Mar 28 Saturday

Junior Fishing Derby - Star City

Cane Creek State Park, Star City
Visitor Center
Parents, spend the morning relaxing while watching your junior anglers compete for the biggest stringer in this informal fishing derby. Bring your pole, bait, and fishing...
Apr 11 Saturday

Park Day at Historic Washington - Washington

Historic Washington State Park, Washington
1874 Courthouse Visitor Center
Contribute to the future by protecting our past. Join park staff and volunteers as they work on cleanup and preservation projects throughout Washington. This is your chan...
Apr 11 Saturday

Pioneer Living History Weekend - Pocahontas

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

45th 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 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...
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 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....
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...