Page Tools

Skip Navigation LinksHome » Events » Outdoors Trip Planner

Outdoors

Outdoor activities for adults and kids alike

Arkansas is ripe with outdoor adventure, from thrilling outdoor activities for adults to days full of outdoor fun for kids. Grab a bike and hit up a trail, hop in a kayak or canoe and explore a river for floating or just put on your walking shoes and check out Arkansas for some prime outdoor activities. For adults, there are cooking and photography workshops, survival skills courses and more, while fishing and the many biking and hiking trails Arkansas has to offer promise plenty of active outdoor fun for kids.

Search the outdoor events calendar below for ideas and find an excuse to get outside in Arkansas!
Jul 26 Saturday

Siloam Springs Farmers Market - Siloam Springs

4/19/2014 - 10/25/2014
116 S Broadway, Siloam Springs
City Park
The Siloam Springs Farmers Market is an exciting experience every Tuesday and Saturday in downtown Siloam. Between10-20 producers of local items, including specialties li...
Jul 26 Saturday

Hot Springs $50,000 Fishing Challenge - Hot Springs

5/1/2014 - 7/31/2014
134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs
The Hot Springs Fishing Challenge begins May 1 and ends on July 31. The Challenge provides anglers the opportunity to catch tagged fish that can be redeemed for cash priz...
Jul 26 Saturday

South Hot Springs Gun and Knife Show - Hot Springs

7/25/2014 - 7/27/2014
134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs
Hot Springs Convention Center
Arkansas's largest gun and knife show. Antique and modern firearms of all kinds, ammunition, custom knifes, swords, accessories, and reloading supplies....
Jul 29 Tuesday

Nature Discovery Youth Camp - Russellville

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

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

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

6th Annual Dog Day of Summer - Siloam Springs

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

Helena Farmers Market - Helena-West Helena

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

Purple Martin Awareness Weekend - Mountain Pine

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

Adaptable Animals Day Camp - Russellville

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

35th Annual Cave City Watermelon Festival - Cave City

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

15th Annual Bargains Galore on 64 - Ozark

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

38th Annual Hope Watermelon Festival - Hope

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

Eureka Springs Multi-sport Festival - Eureka Springs

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

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 9 Saturday

Moonlight Cruise - Bismarck

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

Helena Farmers Market - Helena-West Helena

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

Kids Day at the Farmers Market - Siloam Springs

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

95th Annual Fulton County Fair - Salem

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

43rd Annual Northwest Arkansas Bluegrass Festival - Harrison

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

Helena Farmers Market - Helena-West Helena

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

Evening Canoe Float - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Big Maumelle Boat Ramp
Explore the Big Maumelle River with a park interpreter on this guided canoe float. Meet at the Big Maumelle Pavilion to experience the serenity of twilight as it slowly c...
Aug 16 Saturday

Mountains, Music & Motorcycles - Mountain View

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

Newton County Fair & Rodeo - Jasper

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

115th Annual Johnson County Fair - Clarksville

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

Sebastian County Fair - Greenwood

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

Back 2 School Splash - Jacksonville

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

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

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

Queen Wilhelmina Rod Run - Mena

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

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

Hickory Hill Park Gospel Music - Hot Springs

216 Bryant Road, Hot Springs
Travel 5 miles from downtown Hot Springs on Park Avenue, turn left on Highway 7 North, go about 1 mile, turn right Bryant Road and go 2 blocks.
Concert featuring down-home southern gospel music, bluegrass gospel, and plenty of old-time country gospel in an outdoor amphitheater nestled in the heart of the Ouachita...
Aug 23 Saturday

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

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

29th Annual National Championship Chuckwagon Race - Clinton

8/23/2014 - 8/31/2014
2848 Shake Rag Road, Clinton
Bar of Ranch
Chuckwagon races, Snowy River race, bronc fanning, camping, trail rides, concerts, equine clinics, bull riding, non-denominational service. ...
Aug 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 28 Thursday

Newton County Bluegrass Festival - Jasper

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

Arkansas State Parks Legacy Week - Wickes

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

Helena Farmers Market - Helena-West Helena

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

63rd Annual Clothesline Fair - Prairie Grove

8/30/2014 - 9/1/2014
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Prairie Grove
Park Grounds
At this Ozark Arts & Crafts Exhibition, which started in 1951, explore more than 100 craft booths with vendors demonstrating and selling their wares. Living history, ...
Aug 31 Sunday

Labor Day Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Roger's Marina
Take a break from your busy schedule and join us for a relaxing trip on Lake Maumelle, with Pinnacle Mountain looming on the horizon.  A park interpreter will lead t...
Aug 31 Sunday

Labor Day Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Roger's Marina
Take a break from your busy schedule and join us for a relaxing trip on Lake Maumelle, with Pinnacle Mountain looming on the horizon. A park interpreter will lead this cr...
Sep 1 Monday

Annual 73rd Rector Labor Day Picnic - Rector

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

Big Maumelle Kayak Float - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Big Maumelle Boat Launch
Paddle your way through Pinnacle's majestic lowland river while viewing cypress trees and a variety of wildlife. A park interpreter will be your guide. Prior paddling exp...
Sep 1 Monday

Tri-County Fair - Marvell

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

Sandwiching in History Bicycle Ride - Little Rock

14015 Windsor Road, Little Rock
Rozelle-Murphy, Queen Ann style house
Casual bicycle ride of about 20-25 miles. Starts at the Big Dam Bridge at 10 a.m. and goes to the monthly Sandwiching in History Tour at noon. This event is usually the ...
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 6 Saturday

Big Maumelle Canoe Float - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Big Maumelle Boat Launch
Paddle your way through Pinnacle's majestic lowland river while viewing cypress trees and a variety of wildlife. Prior ...
Sep 8 Monday

Hunter Education Course - Jersey

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

Crawford County Fair - Mulberry

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

Hunter Education Course - Jersey

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

Kayak and Dinner Cruise - Wynne

Village Creek State Park, Wynne
Marina
Enjoy a relaxing kayak tour of Lake Dunn. We will have dinner on the shore of the lake and finish the night with star gazing. Space is limited, so make your res...
Sep 13 Saturday

Kids Day at the Farmers Market - Siloam Springs

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

Helena Farmers Market - Helena-West Helena

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

Hook Line and Sinker Fishing Derby - Bismarck

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

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

Sep 18 Thursday

Hawk Watch - Paris

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

30th Annual Arkansas Senior Olympic Game - Hot Springs

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

Trash Bash - Hot Springs

Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Lake Catherine State Park

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

Sep 20 Saturday

Fall 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

Fall Equinox Celebration - Scott

Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, Scott
Visitor Center

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

Sep 20 Saturday

Helena Farmers Market - Helena-West Helena

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

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

Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Amphitheater

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

Sep 20 Saturday

Girl Scout Workshop - Russellville

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

Edible and Medicinal Plants Workshop - Little Rock

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

Cossatot River Weekend Adventures - Wickes

9/20/2014 - 9/21/2014
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Join park interpreters for a weekend overni...
Sep 23 Tuesday

ACANSA Arts Festival - Little Rock

9/23/2014 - 9/28/2014
1501 North University, Little Rock
various venues
ACANSA Arts Festival welcomes visual and performing artists, art organizations, and the public to Central Arkansas. The Festival features works by established and emergin...
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 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

5th Annual Family Fun Fest - North Little Rock

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

Big Dam Bridge 100 Finale Festival - North Little Rock

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

Big Dam Bridge 100 - North Little Rock

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

National Public Lands Day/Great Arkansas Cleanup - Russellville

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

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

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

Scout Patch Day - Pocahontas

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

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 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 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....
Sep 29 Monday

J & P Ranch Inc. - Scott

9/29/2014 - 11/8/2014
966 McCoy Lane, Scott
J & P Ranch
Pumpkin Patch, hayrides, a petting zoo which includes rabbits, goats, chickens etc. Horseback riding for kids, playground equipment, picnic area, basketball court and vol...
Oct 4 Saturday

Picnic at the Park - Gillett

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

38th Annual Sherwood Fest - Sherwood

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

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

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

Brinkley 31st Fall Fest - Brinkley

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

Gardening Basics for the Fall - Washington

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

Fall Harvest Home Festival - Scott

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

Fall Festival - Rogers

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

Fall Canoe Float - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Little Maumelle Boat Launch
Enjoy the fall's crisp cool air on this canoeing journey through Pinnacle Mountain's lowlands with a park interpreter as your guide. If we are lucky, we will see the fall...
Oct 11 Saturday

October Park of the Month - Jacksonville

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

Kids Day at the Farmers Market - Siloam Springs

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

Doggie Daze - Mammoth Spring

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

Ghosts of Davidsonville Fall Festival - Pocahontas

Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas

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

Oct 11 Saturday

Dutch Oven Outdoor Cooking Workshop - Des Arc

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

43rd Joe Weber Arky 100 Bicycle Tour - Sheridan

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

Fall Canoe Float - Little Rock

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

Picnic in the Park - Hot Springs

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

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

Oct 17 Friday

25th Annual Eagle Watch on Beaver Lake - Eureka Springs

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

Women Outdoors Weekend - Hot Springs

10/17/2014 - 10/19/2014
Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Visitor Center
Ladies, open the door to all of your senses by getting away and reconnecting with nature. During this 3-day, 2-night adventure we will offer sessions on basic camping, na...
Oct 18 Saturday

4th Annual Half Marathon Trail Run - Wickes

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

3rd Annual Paws on Pinnacle - Little Rock

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

Saddle Up for St. Jude - Wynne

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

Beginners' Outdoor Cooking Dutch Oven Workshop - Scott

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

Autumn in Arkansas - Russellville

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

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 24 Friday

4th Annual Haunted Hayride - Bull Shoals

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

Halloween in the Park - Bluff City

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

Woolly Holloween - Greenbrier

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

Trick or Treat at Village Creek State Park - Wynne

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

Scout Jamboree - Scott

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

Haunted Halloween in the Park - Hot Springs

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

Picnic in the Park - Powhatan

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

Haunted Night on the Battlefield - Prairie Grove

Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Prairie Grove
Parking is available at the east Borden House entrance
The event will include a self-guided tour of informational booths and a historical scene around the Borden House area. Visitors will find stations that focus on different...
Oct 25 Saturday

The Living Forest - Rogers

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

Trunk or Treat - Jacksonville

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

Ghosts, Legends, and the Unexplained - Paragould

Crowley's Ridge State Park, Paragould
CCC Pavilion
What's lurking in the woods at Crowley's Ridge State Park?  Come find out while you listen to Arkansas ghost stories at the bonfire, ride the haunted hayride, make H...
Oct 31 Friday

Downtown Trick or Treat - Siloam Springs

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

Fall Foliage Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Experience the beauty of a "tree rainbow" along the shores of nearby Lake Maumelle, with Pinnacle Mountain on the horizon. Join a park interpreter for a guided tour of th...
Nov 1 Saturday

Eagle Tour - Russellville

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

Fall Foliage Lake Cruise - Little Rock

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

O.A.K. Camp - Russellville

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

Classic Comfort Foods Dutch Oven Workshop - Powhatan

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

"Just Desserts" Dutch Oven Outdoor Cooking Workshop - Wynne

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

November Park of the Month - Jacksonville

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

Overnight Hot Springs Bicycle Ride - Little Rock

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

Fall Star Party - Greenbrier

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

Thanksgiving Getaway - Bismarck

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

Green Friday - Greenbrier

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

Green Friday - Hot Springs

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

Green Friday - Rogers

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

Consider celebrating the season in a relaxing...

Nov 28 Friday

17th Annual Mountain Rendezvous - Morrilton

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

Worms Eat My Garbage - Hot Springs

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

Sherwood's Enchanted Forest Trail of Lights - Sherwood

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

Eagle Tour - Russellville

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

Dardanelle Christmas Parade - Dardanelle

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

Christmas in the Park - Bluff City

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

Birding Basics - Hot Springs

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

Winter Discovery Lake Cruises - Little Rock

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

Winter Discovery Lake Cruises - Little Rock

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

57th Annual Jacksonville Christmas Parade - Jacksonville

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

Polar Plunge - Mulberry

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

Light Up Siloam Springs - Siloam Springs

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

28th Annual Christmas and Candlelight - Washington

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

Winter at the Lake - Russellville

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

Anniversary Battle of Prairie Grove Reenactment - Prairie Grove

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

December Park of the Month - Jacksonville

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

Christmas Parade - Mulberry

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

28th Annual Christmas and Candlelight - Washington

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

Dutch Oven Cooking Workshop - Russellville

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

First Day Hikes - Morrilton

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

First Day Hikes - Greenbrier

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

First Day Hike - Russellville

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

First Day Hikes - Little Rock

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

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

Eagle Lake Cruise - Little Rock

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

Eagle Lake Cruise - Little Rock

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

Eagle Awareness Weekend - Morrilton

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

Bald Eagle Tours - Hot Springs

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

Eagle Watch Tour - Mountain Pine

Lake Ouachita State Park, Mountain Pine
Marina
Lake Ouachita provides remarkable habitat for wintering bald eagles. Each year, juvenile and mature birds can be seen among the trees along the shoreline or flying h...
Jan 17 Saturday

Skillets, Griddles and Fireside Cooking Series - Washington

Historic Washington State Park, Washington
1874 Courthouse

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

Jan 17 Saturday

Eagel Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rodgers Marina
Join Pinnacle Mountain State Park interpreters for a cruise on Lake Maumelle to seek wintering bald eagles. We often see several eagles and migratory waterfowl. Dress in ...
Jan 17 Saturday

Eagle Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rodgers Marina
Join Pinnacle Mountain State Park interpreters for a cruise on Lake Maumelle to seek wintering bald eagles. We often see several eagles and migratory waterfowl. Dress in ...
Jan 17 Saturday

Eagle Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rodgers Marina
Join Pinnacle Mountain State Park interpreters for a cruise on Lake Maumelle to seek wintering bald eagles. We often see several eagles and migratory waterfowl. Dress in ...
Jan 17 Saturday

Wonders of Winter Wildlife - Rogers

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

Scout Patch Day - Parkin

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

Eagles Et Cetera - Bismarck

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

Eagle Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rodgers Marina
Join Pinnacle Mountain State Park interpreters for a cruise on Lake Maumelle to seek wintering bald eagles. We often see several eagles and migratory waterfowl. Dress in ...
Jan 24 Saturday

Eagle Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Eagle Lake Cruise
Join Pinnacle Mountain State Park interpreters for a cruise on Lake Maumelle to seek wintering bald eagles. We often see several eagles and migratory waterfowl. Dress in ...
Jan 24 Saturday

Eagle Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rodgers Marina
Join Pinnacle Mountain State Park interpreters for a cruise on Lake Maumelle to seek wintering bald eagles. We often see several eagles and migratory waterfowl. Dress in ...
Jan 25 Sunday

Eagle lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rodgers Marina
Join Pinnacle Mountain State Park interpreters for a cruise on Lake Maumelle to seek wintering bald eagles. We often see several eagles and migratory waterfowl. Dress in ...
Jan 25 Sunday

Eagle Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rodgers Marina
Join Pinnacle Mountain State Park interpreters for a cruise on Lake Maumelle to seek wintering bald eagles. We often see several eagles and migratory waterfowl. Dress in ...
Jan 25 Sunday

Eagle Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rodgers Marina
Join Pinnacle Mountain State Park interpreters for a cruise on Lake Maumelle to seek wintering bald eagles. We often see several eagles and migratory waterfowl. Dress in ...
Jan 31 Saturday

Dutch Oven Cooking Workshop - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Ever noticed that all food tastes better cooked outside and over a fire? It's a longstanding tradition in the State Parks of Arkansas. Here is your chance to learn to co...
Feb 1 Sunday

Winter Discovery Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Discover Lake Maumelle as it springs to life in the middle of winter! Each year, this area hosts thousands of birds that have migrated south for the winter. A park inte...
Feb 1 Sunday

Eagle Tour - Russellville

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

Eagle Tour - Russellville

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

Sweetheart Hayride and Campfire - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Pinnacle Valley Rd, 1/4 mile east of Hwy 300
Take your sweetheart on a romantic hayride through fields and woods followed by a cozy campfire. Blankets and snuggling recommended. Advance reservations and payment requ...
Feb 7 Saturday

Polar Plunge - Greenbrier

Woolly Hollow State Park, Greenbrier
Swim Beach
Help support a great cause by participating in the 4th Annual Polar Plunge, hosted by Special Olympics of Arkansas. Contact the park for more details, and help support Sp...
Feb 8 Sunday

Sweetheart Hayride and Campfire - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Pinnacle Valley Rd, 1/4 mile east of Hwy 300
Take your sweetheart on a romantic hayride through fields and woods followed by a cozy campfire. Blankets and snuggling recommended. Advance reservations and payment requ...
Feb 13 Friday

Hikes, Hearts, and Hugs Weekend - Morrilton

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

Dutch Oven Cooking Workshop - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Ever noticed that all food tastes better cooked outside and over a fire? It's a longstanding tradition in the State Parks of Arkansas. Here is your chance to learn to co...
Feb 14 Saturday

Sweethearts Cruise - Rogers

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

Winter Discovery Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Discover Lake Maumelle as it springs to life in the middle of winter! Each year, this area hosts thousands of birds that have migrated south for the winter. A park inte...
Feb 15 Sunday

Winter Discovery Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Discover Lake Maumelle as it springs to life in the middle of winter! Each year, this area hosts thousands of birds that have migrated south for the winter. A park inte...
Feb 21 Saturday

Cast Iron Cookware Workshop - Wickes

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

Survival Skills Weekend - Little Rock

2/21/2015 - 2/22/2015
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Call for Times and Locations
Start or add to your knowledge of surviving in the great outdoors. This weekend will be filled with survivor skill workshops such as map and compass, fire starting, shel...
Feb 28 Saturday

Skillets,Griddles, and Fireside Cooking Series - Washington

Historic Washington State Park, Washington
Dutch ovens are only one of the many options available when it comes to cast iron cooking. Join the staff of Historic Washington State Park to explore the world of cast i...
Mar 7 Saturday

Skillets, Griddles and Fireside Cooking Series - Washington

Historic Washington State Park, Washington
1874 Courthouse
Dutch ovens are only one of the many options available when it comes to cast iron cooking. Join the staff of Historic Washington State Park to explore the world of cast i...
Mar 7 Saturday

Dutch Oven Baking Bonanza! - Pocahontas

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

Full Moon Kayak Tour - Star City

Cane Creek State Park, Star City
Visitor Center
Imagine gliding through the water in a kayak under the light of a full moon. The cool breeze barely stirring the water revealing the reflections of the cypress trees and ...
Mar 20 Friday

47th Annual Jonquil Festival - Washington

3/20/2015 - 3/22/2015
Historic Washington State Park, Washington
Create memories and celebrate a tradition at Historic Washington State Park. This three-day festival heralds the arrival of spring in Southwest Arkansas! Thousands of jon...
Mar 21 Saturday

Archeology Day - Pocahontas

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

Dutch Oven Cooking Workshop - Star City

Cane Creek State Park, Star City
Visitor Center
The coals are hot and the cast iron Dutch ovens are oiled. Join this workshop and learn the techniques of cooking outside with cast iron cookware, a longtime state park t...
Mar 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 3 Friday

Herbal Field Trip and Medicinal Workshop - Mountain View

4/3/2015 - 4/4/2015
Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Administration Building
Demonstrations and hands-on instruction to build your knowledge base of beneficial plants. An Herbal Luncheon is incl...
Apr 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 18 Saturday

Geocaching 101 - Des Arc

Lower White River Museum State Park, Des Arc
Geocaching is a fun and exciting way to spend some time outdoors with family and friends. Practice using a GPS unit and locating hidden caches in this workshop. GPS units...
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

Mother's Day Dutch Oven Breakfast Feast - Pocahontas

Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
Visitor Center
Celebrate Mother's Day by bringing your mom to the park and treating her to a cast iron Dutch oven breakfast. Participants will learn how to use and care for Dutch ovens ...
May 9 Saturday

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 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

Bushwackers and Scallywags - Civil War on the Sylamore - Mountain View

Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Music Auditorium
Immerse yourself in the realities of the Civil War in the Ozark mountain borderlands between the north and south. This outdoor presentation begins in the large auditorium...
May 24 Sunday

Mustangs on the Mountain - Morrilton

8 Jones Lane, Morrilton
Museum of Automobiles
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Annual show & shine event, all year models accepted. Door prizes and awards presented, food concessions....
May 30 Saturday

Go Geo-cache Challenge - Rogers

Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, Rogers
Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area
Want to see new places at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area while challenging yourself against local geocachers or just looking for something new to try this Memorial Da...
May 30 Saturday

Annual Peak to Peak Poker Run (for Motorcycles) - Mena

Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Mena
Starting Point: Queen Wilhelmina State Park
This motorcycle ride starts at Queen Wilhelmina State Park and rumbles through the Ouachita Mountains to Mount Magazine State Park. Registration starts at 9 a.m. under t...
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 16 Tuesday

Petit Jean 57th Annual Car Show & Swap Meet - Morrilton

6/16/2015 - 6/20/2015
8 Jones Lane, Morrilton
Museum of Automobiles
Over 1,500 spaces available with cars, parts, antiques, arts & crafts, a little something for everyone. On Saturday, Antique Car Show judging begins at 11 a.m. on the sho...
Jun 17 Wednesday

History and Adventure Camp - Pocahontas

6/17/2015 - 6/19/2015
Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
Visitor Center
Looking for something for the kids to do during the summer? Sign them up for this fun and educational day camp. In celebration of Davidsonville's 200th anniversary there ...
Jun 20 Saturday

23rd Annual Perch Jerk Classic - Jersey

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

Independence Day Games and Races - Mountain View

Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View
Craft Grounds
Having fun competing at cracker whistling, sack racing, egg carrying, and the watermelon seed spitting contest.  Free ice cold watermelon for everyone to enjoy on a ...
Jul 11 Saturday

Canoeing 101 - Pocahontas

Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
Visitor Center
Canoes were an important mode of transportation on the frontier and they are a popular form of recreation today. Come on your own or bring a friend and spend some ti...
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 1 Saturday

History Canoe Float - Pocahontas

Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
Visitor Center
Join park staff for a celebration of Davidsonville's 200th anniversary with a history themed float on the Black River from Davidsonville to Powhatan. We will stop along t...
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 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 12 Saturday

Skillets, Griddles and Fireside Cooking Series - Washington

Historic Washington State Park, Washington
1874 Courthouse
Dutch ovens are only one of the many options available when it comes to cast iron cooking. Join the staff of Historic Washington State Park to explore the world of cast i...
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 10 Saturday

Skillets, Griddles and Fireside Cooking Series - Washington

Historic Washington State Park, Washington
Dutch ovens are only one of the many options available when it comes to cast iron cooking. Join the staff of Historic Washington State Park to explore the world of cast i...
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...
Nov 7 Saturday

Overnight Kayak and Backpacking Trip - Star City

Cane Creek State Park, Star City
Did you know that there are two overnight shelters at Cane Creek State Park? Spend the night at one of these shelters on our overnight kayak and backpacking trip. We will...
Dec 5 Saturday

29th Annual Christmas and Candlelight - Washington

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

29th Annual Christmas and Candlelight - Washington

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