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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!
Oct 24 Friday

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...
Oct 24 Friday

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. ...
Oct 24 Friday

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...
Oct 24 Friday

Great Arkansas Cleanup - Little Rock

9/6/2014 - 10/31/2014
One Capitol Mall, Suite 4A-007, Little Rock
Statewide Cleanup Campaign
Each fall, thousands of Arkansans remove tons of trash from our state's roadways, shorelines, parks and public areas during the Great Arkansas Cleanup, the statewide comm...
Oct 24 Friday

Roseberry Farms Pumpkin Patch - Benton

9/25/2014 - 10/31/2014
12223 hwy 9, benton, ar 72019, Benton
By Lee Creek
Visit our 56 acre farm where you can enjoy picking your own pumpkin that was grown on site. Also enjoy hay rides, barrel ride, and several other family activities....
Oct 24 Friday

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

9/25/2014 - 11/8/2014
3705 Hwy 5 North, Bryant
Mary's Place
Train and hay rides, bounce house, hay mountain with tunnel, swing and slides, Western town with old fashion shoot out, treehouse, maze and lots of photo ops. ...
Oct 24 Friday

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 24 Friday

18th Annual Lake Chicot Fall Festival - Lake Village

10/24/2014 - 10/25/2014
111 Main Street, Lake Village
Downtown Lake Village
A family fun weekend featuring live music, BBQ cook-off, antique car, truck and tractor show, dog show, beauty contest, food and craft vendors, carnival games, free kid g...
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

Trick Or Treat at Village Creek - Wynne

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

38th Annual Grand Prairie Rice Festival - Hazen

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

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

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 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 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 8 Saturday

November Park of the Month - Jacksonville

5 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville
Paradise Park
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Family Fun Day. All ages welcome....
Nov 8 Saturday

Hardwood Tree Museum Day - Fort Smith

8300 Wells Lake Road, Fort Smith
This second annual event will feature hands-on saw demonstrations, visual presentations about the Ozark and Ouachita forests, and programs relating to hardwood trees in o...
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 18 Tuesday

Geocaching 101 - Fort Smith

8300 Wells Lake Road, Fort Smith
Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center
Attend this program to get started doing a real-world outdoor treasure hunt using GPS-enabled devices! A great outdoor adventure activity to do with your family and frie...
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

Holiday Market and Reindeer 5K Run/Walk - Clarksville

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

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 - 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 ...
Dec 1 Monday

Sherwood's Enchanted Forest Trail of Lights - Sherwood

12/1/2014 - 12/30/2014
1111 W. Maryland Ave., Sherwood
Sherwood Forest
The holiday spirit takes over Sherwood Forest December 1-30 and lights up nightly from 6-9:30. This mile-long trail of spectacular lights features reindeer in a soda shop...
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. This yea...
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

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

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

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 6 Saturday

57th Annual Jacksonville Christmas Parade - Jacksonville

12/6/2014 - 12/25/2014
5 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville
Santa Claus makes his first appearance during the parade which travels along Main Street on December 2 at 6 p.m. The Holiday Lighting Ceremony is December 4 at 6:30 p.m....
Dec 6 Saturday

Light Up Siloam Springs - Siloam Springs

12/6/2014 - 12/31/2014
116 S Broadway, Siloam Springs
Downtown
Experience the magical illumination of historic downtown during the annual Light Up Siloam Celebration and Christmas Parade. The mayor waves a magic candy cane at dusk to...
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 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

Dancing Rabbit Trail First Day Hike - Paragould

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

First Day Hikes - Hot Springs

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

First Day Hike - Bismarck

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

First Day Hike - Mountain Pine

Lake Ouachita State Park, Mountain Pine
Visitor Center
Start off 2015 on the right foot (or left foot) with a hike along the beautiful trails of Lake Ouachita State Park. Take a self-guided walk along the half-mile Dogwood Tr...
Jan 10 Saturday

Eagle Lake Cruise - Little Rock

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

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

Birds of Prey - Little Rock

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

Eagel Lake Cruise - Little Rock

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

Eagle Lake Cruise - Little Rock

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

Eagle Lake Cruise - Little Rock

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

Wonders of Winter Wildlife - Rogers

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

Scout Patch Day - Parkin

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

Eagles Et Cetera - Bismarck

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

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 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 1 Sunday

Sunday Afternoon Bicycle Ride - Little Rock

14015 Windsor Road, Little Rock
Parking at bottom of River Mtn. Road, Little Rock
Weekly ride on the Arkansas River Trail in Little Rock and North Little Rock with an optional bakery stop. ...
Mar 5 Thursday

Stroll The Square - Pocahontas

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

Downtown Art Walk - Russellville

320 W. C St., Russellville
Downtown
Local art, music, refreshments and fun at this free quarterly event co-sponsored by Main Street Russellville and the Arkansas River Valley Arts Center....
Mar 7 Saturday

Archeology Day at Petit Jean - Morrilton

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

Skillets, Griddles and Fireside Cooking Series - Washington

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

Introduction to Bird Watching - McNeil

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

Girl Scout Day - Scott

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

Dutch Oven Baking Bonanza! - Pocahontas

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

Arboretum Night Hike - Little Rock

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

Full Moon Kayak Tour - Star City

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

Spring Breaks Begin - West Fork

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

Spring Break - Mountain Pine

3/9/2015 - 3/29/2015
Lake Ouachita State Park, Mountain Pine
Visistor Center
We have the cure for your spring fever! There will be lots of recreational opportunities including kayaking tours, lake tours, nature programs, hikes, games, crafts, and ...
Mar 11 Wednesday

Wild Women Wednesday - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Join Park Interpreter Gillian for a “Wild” Women’s Hike at Pinnacle Mountain! This afternoon’s hike is on the Rocky Valley Trail. The Rocky Valley...
Mar 12 Thursday

Thursday Morning Bicycle Ride - North Little Rock

10009 Raymond Drive, North Little Rock
River Trail Station
Weekly ride on the Arkansas River Trail in Little Rock and North Little Rock with an optional coffee stop. ...
Mar 13 Friday

Battle of Helena 152 - Helena-West Helena

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

Celebrating Trees at Petit Jean - Morrilton

3/13/2015 - 3/16/2015
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Petit Jean State Park
March 16th of this year is Arbor Day in Arkansas. Visitors are invited to join the park staff for tree-related programming that celebrates trees and the natural beauty an...
Mar 14 Saturday

Spring Canoe Float - Little Rock

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

Packing for HIking 101 - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Come learn what to pack in your backpack for a safe and enjoyable hike along Arkansas's trails. Advance payment and registration are required....
Mar 14 Saturday

Bootlegger Daze - Calico Rock

104 Main Street , Calico Rock
Calico Rock Museum
A day of fun, music and remembering the history of the Ozarks. The Bootlegger Movie was filmed in Calico Rock and we relive that time for one day. Music by Bryan Hayes an...
Mar 15 Sunday

Rhythm Jam - Hot Springs Village

895 DeSoto Blvd., Hot Springs Village
Grove Park
1-4 p.m. Play, sing, or just enjoy the music. These monthly outdoor events are open to musicians of all ages and skill levels playing non-amplified instruments. Don’t for...
Mar 15 Sunday

Ouachita Trail Hiking Workshop - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Have you ever wanted to hike the Ouachita Trail or any of Arkansas's other backpacking trails? Join us as we cover advanced hiking information for those who wish to hike...
Mar 15 Sunday

Spring Time Lake Cruises - Little Rock

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

Spring Time Lake Cruises - Little Rock

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

Spring Time Lake Cruises - Little Rock

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

Boater Education Class - Russellville

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

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

134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs
Historic Downtown Hot Springs
The Spa City will be painted green again when thousands gather for The First Ever 12th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown. Join the Celebrity Gr...
Mar 20 Friday

47th Annual Jonquil Festival - Washington

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

Cold-Blooded Critter Weekend - Mountainburg

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

Spring Break - Russellville

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

Spring Break - Wickes

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

Dutch Oven Cooking Workshop - West Fork

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

Bluebird Day - Mammoth Spring

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

Archeology Day - Pocahontas

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

25th Annual Kite Fest - Eureka Springs

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

Spring Star Party - Greenbrier

Woolly Hollow State Park, Greenbrier
Swim Beach
State parks can be a great place to stargaze because they are often far from urban light pollution. Volunteers from the Central Arkansas Astronomical Society have telesco...
Mar 21 Saturday

Arkansas Archeology Month -Spring Equinox Celebration - Scott

Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, Scott
Visitor Center

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

Mar 21 Saturday

Cast Iron Cookware Workshop - Wickes

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

Meet at the Peak - Little Rock

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

Spring Canoe Float - Little Rock

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

Dutch Oven Cooking Workshop - Star City

Cane Creek State Park, Star City
Visitor Center
The coals are hot and the cast iron Dutch ovens are oiled. Join this workshop and learn the techniques of cooking outside with cast iron cookware, a longtime state park t...
Mar 21 Saturday

Spring Break at Crowley's Ridge State Park - Paragould

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

Kite Flying Competition - Little Rock

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

Spring Canoe Float - Little Rock

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

Spring Break Extravaganza 2015 - Mountainburg

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

Spring Break in the Park - Mena

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

Arkansas Spring Break Week - Morrilton

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

Arkansas Spring Break Week - McNeil

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

Spring Planters Youth Retreat - Scott

3/23/2015 - 3/27/2015
Plantation Agriculture Museum, Scott
Museum
Are you and your kids ready for a break! This pioneer retreat will kick off with an exciting five-day week of themes to be announced soon, that your kids can pick and cho...
Mar 24 Tuesday

Sunset Canoe Float - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Big Maumelle Boat Ramp
Take off from the Big Maumelle boat launch and experience the beauty of spring on this guided evening canoe float. Advance payment and registration are required....
Mar 25 Wednesday

Mini-Day Camp - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Come and try a Pinnacle Mountain day camp for a day. See if your child would like to spend a full week with us in one of our summer day camps. Activities will include n...
Mar 26 Thursday

Mini-Day Camp - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Come and try a Pinnacle Mountain day camp for a day. See if your child would like to spend a full week with us in one of our summer day camps. Activities will include n...
Mar 26 Thursday

Archeology for Everyone - Parkin

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

Archeology for Everyone - Parkin

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

14th Annual Knap-In - Mammoth Spring

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

30th Annual Governor Conway Days Festival - Bradley

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

Edible Plants of Logoly - McNeil

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

Archeology for Everyone - Parkin

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

Kids Campfire Cooking - Wynne

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

2nd Edamame Festival - Mulberry

PO Box 448, Mulberry
New City Park
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Children's activities, craft and food vendors, live music, antique car show, edamame tasting, and family fun....
Mar 28 Saturday

Junior Fishing Derby - Star City

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

Devil's Den Rocks! - West Fork

3/28/2015 - 3/29/2015
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork
It’s time to celebrate what makes this park special! Join state geologists along with park staff for a fun weekend as you learn about the special features...
Mar 30 Monday

20th Annual Health Care For Homeless Veterans Golf Tournament - Little Rock

1000 Main Street, Little Rock
Rebsamen Park Golf Course
Sponsored by Scipio A. Jones National Alumni to benefit Homeless Veterans, this is a 3 Person Scramble. ...
Apr 1 Wednesday

Wild Women Wednesday - Little Rock

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

Stroll The Square - Pocahontas

213 E Broadway ST, Pocahontas
6-8 p.m. Art, food, music, and fun. Free food and drinks while supplies last. Gift prizes given away at 8 p.m. Must be present to win. ...
Apr 3 Friday

“Wheels for Meals” Parade - Jasper

100 Clark St E, Jasper
Newton County Senior Center
Parade begins at 5 p.m. Followed by an awards dinner at the Senior Center. Sponsored by the Newton County Senior Service Center as their most important fundraiser for th...
Apr 3 Friday

Herbal Field Trip and Medicinal Workshop - Mountain View

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

Great Escape Weekend and Easter Egg Hunt - Morrilton

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

Ozark Mountain Bike Fest - West Fork

4/3/2015 - 4/5/2015
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork
Fossil Flats Trailhead in Area A
Spring time in the Ozarks means it’s time to hit the bike trails. Join the park staff for a fun weekend on the bike trails. There’s fun to be discovered by al...
Apr 3 Friday

Annual Easter Event Weekend - Kirby

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

Rock Porch Session featuring Midnite Parade - Hot Springs Village

895 DeSoto Blvd., Hot Springs Village
Grove Park
6-8 p.m. Monthly session featuring music by Midnite Parade. Bring a lawn chair for this casual outdoor concert....
Apr 4 Saturday

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

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

Easter Egg Hunt - Star City

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

Harbor's Easter Egg Hunt and Party - Mount Ida

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

10th Annual Easter Egg Hunt - Helena-West Helena

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

Easter Celebration - McNeil

Logoly State Park, McNeil
Visitor Center

Apr 4 Saturday

Feathered Flyers Weekend - Little Rock

4/4/2015 - 4/5/2015
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Call for location
It's all for the birds! Programs all weekend will feature our feathered friends, including hummingbirds, raptors, waterfowl, backyard birds, and more! Contact the park ...
Apr 5 Sunday

Easter Sunrise Service on the Lake - Mount Ida

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

Easter Island Extravaganza - Bismarck

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

Easter Scramble - Mammoth Spring

Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Ball Field Area
Thousands of eggs with prizes and candy have been left at the park by the Easter Bunny and his helpers, the Spring River Lions Club members. Kids 10 years old and younger...
Apr 7 Tuesday

Tuesday Morning Bicycle Ride - Little Rock

14015 Windsor Road, Little Rock
Murray Park and Big Dam Bridge, Little Rock
Weekly ride on the Arkansas River Trail in Little Rock and North Little Rock with an optional coffee stop. ...
Apr 9 Thursday

Thursday Morning Bicycle Ride - North Little Rock

10009 Raymond Drive, North Little Rock
River Trail Station
Weekly ride on the Arkansas River Trail in Little Rock and North Little Rock with an optional coffee stop. Starts at 9:00 a.m. until it gets hot....
Apr 9 Thursday

2nd Ghost of Highway 61 Antique Bus Show - Blytheville

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

"Now We're Cookin" - Mammoth Spring

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

Park Day at Historic Washington - Washington

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

Kayak Tour - Helena-West Helena

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

Geocache Dutch Oven Workshop - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Join park interpreters, armed with your GPS (if you do not have one we will have a few to borrow for this workshop) to find your way around the park to uncover clues to g...
Apr 11 Saturday

Girl Scout Rocker Day - Scott

Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, Scott
Visitor Center

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

Apr 11 Saturday

Spring Canoe Float - Little Rock

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

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 11 Saturday

Gaston's Fly Fishing School - Lakeview

4/11/2015 - 4/12/2015
1777 River Road, Lakeview
Main office
Frank Saksa is one of the most knowledgeable fly fishing guides on the White River. Frank has fly fished on all the major streams in the western part of the United States...
Apr 12 Sunday

Spring Time Lake Cruises - Little Rock

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

Spring Time Lake Cruises - Little Rock

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

Sunday Afternoon Bicycle Ride - Little Rock

14015 Windsor Road, Little Rock
Parking at bottom of River Mtn. Road, Little Rock
Weekly ride on the Arkansas River Trail in Little Rock and North Little Rock with an optional bakery stop. ...
Apr 14 Tuesday

Wildflower Week - Morrilton

4/14/2015 - 4/19/2015
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Petit Jean State Park
Discover the colorful heralds of spring at Arkansas’s first state park! Wildflower related talks, guided walks, and other programs will be offered. Weekday programs...
Apr 15 Wednesday

“The Circle of Ozark Life” - Springdale

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, Springdale
Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
A noontime program on native plants, the insects they support, and the interactions of animals (birds) with these insects, by Donald Steinkraus, professor of entomology a...
Apr 17 Friday

A.C.E. Camp - Russellville

4/17/2015 - 4/18/2015
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
Aquatic Conservation Experience, A.C.E. Camp kicks off on Friday evening with a behind-the-scenes tour of the park aquariums, activities, and dinner around the campfire. ...
Apr 17 Friday

Signs of Spring - West Fork

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

1800s Mountain Man Rendezvous - Greenbrier

4/17/2015 - 4/19/2015
Woolly Hollow State Park, Greenbrier
Woolly Cabin
Arkansas was the edge of the American frontier in the early 1800s. Witness the rugged life of explorers and trappers at this time as reenactors dress in traditional perio...
Apr 17 Friday

Ozark Springtime Wildflower Weekend - Bull Shoals

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

Stardaze 5K - Star City

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

Medicinal Plants Workshop - McNeil

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

Kayak Day Trip - Mountain Pine

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

Great American Cleanup - Paragould

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

Wild Edibles Workshop - West Fork

Devil's Den State Park, West Fork
Cafe Pavilion
Learn more about finding, identifying, and cooking items from nature’s own wild garden! We will even cook a special dish or two to enjoy!!...
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 18 Saturday

Trail Work Day - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Celebrate Earth Day by giving back to Mother Nature for all she does for you. Place your mark at Pinnacle Mountain State Park by helping to beautify your favorite centra...
Apr 18 Saturday

Earth Day Celebration - Bull Shoals

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

Spring Blooms and Bugs - Wynne

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

Rhythm Jam - Hot Springs Village

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

Earth Day Celebrations - Little Rock

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

Walmart FLW Tour - Rogers

4/23/2015 - 4/26/2015
317 W Walnut, Rogers
Beaver Lake
FLW is the premier tournament fishing organization that provides unparalleled fishing resources and entertainment to anglers, sponsors, fans, and host communities....
Apr 24 Friday

Conservation School Day - Pocahontas

Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
State parks as well as other agencies and individuals work tirelessly behind the scenes to preserve and protect our natural and cultural resources. Students will meet sta...
Apr 24 Friday

Guided Kayaking Tour - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the pristine Cossatot River. The park will provide the kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. These trips are for beginners so we will ...
Apr 24 Friday

41st Annual Dogwood Festival - Siloam Springs

4/24/2015 - 4/26/2015
108 E University, Siloam Springs
Downtown Siloam Springs
Held the weekend of the last Sunday in April each year, the Dogwood Festival brings an estimated 30,000 into the two major downtown parks. The award-winning festival has ...
Apr 25 Saturday

Edible and Medicinal Plants - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Learn traditional uses for some common Arkansas plants during this workshop, which will include both indoor and outdoor sessions. Advance payment and registration are re...
Apr 25 Saturday

Ouachita Trail 50 Mile/50K Race - Little Rock

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

Scalies & Slimies of Arkansas - Mammoth Spring

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

Founders Day - Mountainburg

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

Beginner's Bee Keeping Workshop - Scott

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

Guided Kayaking Tour - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the pristine Cossatot River. The park will provide the kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. These trips are for beginners so we will ...
Apr 25 Saturday

Eat Your Greens: Herbs and Wild Edibles Workshop - Paragould

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

National Astronomy Day - Little Rock

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

SAU Tech 7th Annual Muddy Varmit Spring Splat-Tacular - Camden

P.O. Box 3466, Camden
SAU Tech Main Campus
The main attraction for the day includes teams playing in muddy volleyball courts and vying for the mud volleyball championship position and traveling trophy award. Bring...
Apr 25 Saturday

Twin River Festival - McNab

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

Spring Canoe Float - Little Rock

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

Guided Kayaking Tour - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the pristine Cossatot River. The park will provide the kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. These trips are for beginners so we will ...
Apr 29 Wednesday

45th World Famous Armadillo Festival - Hamburg

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

Pickin' in the Park - Wynne

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

Art on the Creek - Bella Vista

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

Balloons Over RussVegas - Russellville

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

Ozark Birders' Springtime Retreat - Bull Shoals

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

Cossatot River Spring Festival - Wickes

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

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

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

Resource Rendezvous Bicycle Rally - Russellville

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

Dutch Oven Workshop: Camp Favorites - Paragould

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

Scout Day - Scott

Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, Scott
Visitor Center

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

May 2 Saturday

Herb & Plant Sale - Mammoth Spring

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

Spring Kayak Float - Little Rock

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

Rock Porch Session featuring Donnie Mathis - Hot Springs Village

895 DeSoto Blvd., Hot Springs Village
Grove Park
6-8 p.m. Monthly session featuring music by Donnie Mathis. Bring a lawn chair for this casual outdoor concert....
May 2 Saturday

Kids' Fishing Derby - Greenbrier

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

Birder Weekend - West Fork

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

Sunday Afternoon Bicycle Ride - Little Rock

14015 Windsor Road, Little Rock
Parking at bottom of River Mtn. Road, Little Rock
Weekly ride on the Arkansas River Trail in Little Rock and North Little Rock with an optional bakery stop. ...
May 5 Tuesday

Hot Springs Farmers Market - Hot Springs

121 Orange Street, Hot Springs
Historic Downtown Hot Springs
The market operates year round with a Summer Market season of May-October on Saturdays from 7 a.m.-noon and Tuesdays 5-8 p.m. or until produce runs out. Winter Market ope...
May 7 Thursday

Stroll The Square - Pocahontas

213 E Broadway ST, Pocahontas
6-8 p.m. Art, food, music, and fun. Free food and drinks while supplies last. Gift prizes given away at 8 p.m. Must be present to win. ...
May 7 Thursday

Discovery Days for Schools - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Picnic Area
This program is designed especially for school field trips. Programs will be offered throughout the picnic area which includes hikes around the Kingfisher Trail, interac...
May 8 Friday

Discovery Days for Schools - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Picnic Area
This program is designed especially for school field trips. Programs will be offered throughout the picnic area which includes hikes around the Kingfisher Trail, interac...
May 9 Saturday

Tourism Day - Mammoth Spring

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

Cane Creek Timberland - Star City

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

Mother's Day Dutch Oven Breakfast Feast - Pocahontas

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

Hot Springs Farmers Market - Hot Springs

121 Orange Street, Hot Springs
Historic Downtown Hot Springs
The market operates year round with a Summer Market season of May-October on Saturdays from 7 a.m.-noon and Tuesdays 5-8 p.m. or until produce runs out. Winter Market ope...
May 9 Saturday

Star Gazing Party - Parkin

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

Reelin' on the Ridge Kids Fishing Derby - Wynne

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

Mothers Day Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Treat your Mom to a relaxing boat ride on beautiful Lake Maumelle near the base of Pinnacle Mountain. Advance payment and registration are required....
May 9 Saturday

Mothers Day Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Treat your Mom to a relaxing boat ride on beautiful Lake Maumelle near the base of Pinnacle Mountain. Advance payment and registration are required....
May 9 Saturday

Mothers Day Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Treat your Mom to a relaxing boat ride on beautiful Lake Maumelle near the base of Pinnacle Mountain. Advance payment and registration are required....
May 9 Saturday

16th Annual Spring Fling Hang Glider Fly In - Dardanelle

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

Cossatot River Weekend Adventure - Wickes

5/9/2015 - 5/10/2015
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Join park interpreters for a weekend overnight adventure on the pristine Cossatot River. These adventures can include kayaking, backpacking, fishing, hiking, camping, Dut...
May 10 Sunday

Mothers Day Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Treat your Mom to a relaxing boat ride on beautiful Lake Maumelle near the base of Pinnacle Mountain. Advance payment and registration are required....
May 10 Sunday

Mothers Day Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Treat your Mom to a relaxing boat ride on beautiful Lake Maumelle near the base of Pinnacle Mountain. Advance payment and registration are required....
May 10 Sunday

Mothers Day Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Treat your Mom to a relaxing boat ride on beautiful Lake Maumelle near the base of Pinnacle Mountain. Advance payment and registration are required....
May 12 Tuesday

Hot Springs Farmers Market - Hot Springs

121 Orange Street, Hot Springs
Historic Downtown Hot Springs
The market operates year round with a Summer Market season of May-October on Saturdays from 7 a.m.-noon and Tuesdays 5-8 p.m. or until produce runs out. Winter Market ope...
May 14 Thursday

Discovery Days for Schools - Little Rock

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

Guided Kayaking Tour - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the pristine Cossatot River. The park will provide the kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. These trips are for beginners so we will ...
May 15 Friday

Discovery Days for Schools - Little Rock

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

Endangered Species Weekend - West Fork

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

Pickin' In The Park - Mammoth Spring

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

Guided Kayaking Tour - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the pristine Cossatot River. The park will provide the kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. These trips are for beginners so we will ...
May 16 Saturday

Historic Women's Skills Workshop - Parkin

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

Girl Scout Rocker Day - Scott

Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, Scott
Visitor Center

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

May 16 Saturday

Spring Star Party - Little Rock

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

10th Annual Syllamo's Revenge-Mountain Bike Challenge - Mountain View

P.O. Box 133, Mountain View
40+ miles of awesome mountain biking through the beautiful Ozark Mountains offering changing scenery and beautiful views of the White River Valley and Sylamore Creek Vall...
May 16 Saturday

Hot Springs Farmers Market - Hot Springs

121 Orange Street, Hot Springs
Historic Downtown Hot Springs
The market operates year round with a Summer Market season of May-October on Saturdays from 7 a.m.-noon and Tuesdays 5-8 p.m. or until produce runs out. Winter Market ope...
May 16 Saturday

Creepy, Crawly, Slimy, Scaly Weekend - Wynne

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

Gaston's Fly Fishing School - Lakeview

5/16/2015 - 5/17/2015
1777 River Road, Lakeview
Main office
Frank Saksa is one of the most knowledgeable fly fishing guides on the White River. Frank has fly fished on all the major streams in the western part of the United States...
May 16 Saturday

Berry Picking at Wye Mountain Flowers and Berries - Wye

5/16/2015 - 8/1/2015
20309 Hwy 113, Wye
Wye Mountain Flowers and Berries is a U-Pick farm where people can enjoy a morning picking their own "berry" healthy, delicious blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries...
May 17 Sunday

Guided Kayaking Tour - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the pristine Cossatot River. The park will provide the kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. These trips are for beginners so we will ...
May 17 Sunday

Rhythm Jam - Hot Springs Village

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

Sunset Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Rogers Marina
Experience the vibrant colors of the setting sun while cruising over the calm waters of Lake Maumelle near the base of Pinnacle Mountain. A park interpreter will serve a...
May 19 Tuesday

Hot Springs Farmers Market - Hot Springs

121 Orange Street, Hot Springs
Historic Downtown Hot Springs
The market operates year round with a Summer Market season of May-October on Saturdays from 7 a.m.-noon and Tuesdays 5-8 p.m. or until produce runs out. Winter Market ope...
May 21 Thursday

Alive After Five - Jonesboro

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

Guided Kayaking Tour - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the pristine Cossatot River. The park will provide the kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. These trips are for beginners so we will ...
May 22 Friday

24th Annual Dinosaur Festival - Nashville

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

Memorial Day Weekend - Mena

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

Spring Kayak Float - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Little Maumelle Boat Launch
Explore the Little Maumelle River in springtime from one of the park's kayaks. This guided 4-1/2 mile float will provide an opportunity to see otherwise hidden sections ...
May 23 Saturday

Spring Music in the Park - Star City

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

Hot Springs Farmers Market - Hot Springs

121 Orange Street, Hot Springs
Historic Downtown Hot Springs
The market operates year round with a Summer Market season of May-October on Saturdays from 7 a.m.-noon and Tuesdays 5-8 p.m. or until produce runs out. Winter Market ope...
May 23 Saturday

Guided Kayaking Tour - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the pristine Cossatot River. The park will provide the kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. These trips are for beginners so we will ...
May 23 Saturday

Fishing on the Ridge Derby - Paragould

Crowley's Ridge State Park, Paragould
Walcott Lake

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

May 23 Saturday

Memorial Day Madness - Paragould

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

Heritage Park Fishing Rodeo - Piggott

161 E Pfeiffer, Piggott
Heritage Park Fishing Rodeo is for children up to the age of 15 and senior citizens over the age of 60....
May 23 Saturday

Hickory Hill Park Gospel Music - Hot Springs

216 Bryant Road, Hot Springs
216 Bryant Road - travel 5 miles from downtown Hot Springs on Park Avenue, turn left on Highway 7 North, go about 1 mile, turn right Bryant Road and go 2 blocks.
29th Season Opening Concert features down-home southern gospel music, bluegrass gospel and plenty of old time country gospel in an outdoor amphitheater nestled in the hea...
May 23 Saturday

"Cruzin the Bay" Car Show - Fairfield Bay

110 Village PL. 2C, Fairfield Bay
Village Mall across from Conference Center
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Trophies for all categories. Food, drinks, music, fun. ...
May 23 Saturday

Memorial Day Celebration - Bull Shoals

5/23/2015 - 5/25/2015
Bull Shoals-White River State Park, Bull Shoals
This weekend will be filled with activities for the entire family as we remember and honor those who gave their lives protecting the freedom of our country, as well as th...
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

Spring Canoe Float - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Little Maumelle Boat Launch
Take off from the Little Maumelle boat launch and experience the beauty of spring on this guided 4-1/2 mile float. Advance payment and registration are required....
May 24 Sunday

Guided Kayaking Tour - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the pristine Cossatot River. The park will provide the kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. These trips are for beginners so we will ...
May 24 Sunday

Mustangs on the Mountain - Morrilton

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

Guided Kayaking Tour - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the pristine Cossatot River. The park will provide the kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. These trips are for beginners so we will ...
May 25 Monday

Veterans Celebration - Marvell

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

Hot Springs Farmers Market - Hot Springs

121 Orange Street, Hot Springs
Historic Downtown Hot Springs
The market operates year round with a Summer Market season of May-October on Saturdays from 7 a.m.-noon and Tuesdays 5-8 p.m. or until produce runs out. Winter Market ope...
May 27 Wednesday

Spring River Cleanup - Mammoth Spring

Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Welcome Center
Spend the day on the Spring River having lots fun while cleaning the river up. Park staff and volunteers will spend the day canoeing a section of the river and clean...
May 29 Friday

2015 Mudtown Days Celebration - Lowell

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

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 - Mena

Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Mena
Starting Point: Queen Wilhelmina State Park Lodge
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...
May 30 Saturday

Little Maumelle Kayaking Adventure - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Little Maumelle Boat Launch
Explore the Little Maumelle River from one of the park's kayaks. This guided 4-1/2 mile float will provide an opportunity to see otherwise hidden sections of Pinnacle Mo...
May 30 Saturday

Hot Springs Farmers Market - Hot Springs

121 Orange Street, Hot Springs
Historic Downtown Hot Springs
The market operates year round with a Summer Market season of May-October on Saturdays from 7 a.m.-noon and Tuesdays 5-8 p.m. or until produce runs out. Winter Market ope...
May 30 Saturday

24th Annual Dinosaur Festival - Baseball Tournament - Nashville

1301 West Johnson Street, Nashville
Nashville City Park
Large youth baseball tournament at the park....
Jun 1 Monday

Great Outdoors Month - Morrilton

6/1/2015 - 6/30/2015
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Petit Jean State Park
Petit Jean State Park's interpretive staff will be offering a variety of activities daily throughout the month of June, with a special focus on the great outdoors. Enjoy ...
Jun 2 Tuesday

Boater Education Class - Russellville

Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
Learn about Arkansas's safe boating laws and practices in this two evening class. Anyone born on or after January 1, 1986, and of legal age to operate a motorboat, must h...
Jun 2 Tuesday

Hot Springs Farmers Market - Hot Springs

121 Orange Street, Hot Springs
Historic Downtown Hot Springs
The market operates year round with a Summer Market season of May-October on Saturdays from 7 a.m.-noon and Tuesdays 5-8 p.m. or until produce runs out. Winter Market ope...
Jun 2 Tuesday

Cossatot River Adventure Day Camp - Wickes

6/2/2015 - 6/4/2015
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Would you like your child to get outside more? During our three-day camp we will explore the Cossatot River with hikes, adventures, close-up nature studies, hands on acti...
Jun 4 Thursday

Stroll The Square - Pocahontas

213 E Broadway ST, Pocahontas
6-8 p.m. Art, food, music, and fun. Free food and drinks while supplies last. Gift prizes given away at 8 p.m. Must be present to win....
Jun 4 Thursday

Boater Education Class - Russellville

Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
Learn about Arkansas's safe boating laws and practices in this two evening class. Anyone born on or after January 1, 1986, and of legal age to operate a motorboat, must h...
Jun 5 Friday

1st Friday Crafts - Scott

Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, Scott
Visitor Center
Join the craft workshop on the 1st Friday of June, July, and August to explore American Indian arts and crafts. We will make American Indian games on th...
Jun 5 Friday

34th Portfest "Rollin' on the River" Festival - Jacksonport

6/5/2015 - 6/6/2015
201 Hazel Street, Jacksonport
Jacksonport State Park
Held on the banks of the White River at Jacksonport State Park, Portfest features national rock and country acts, family attractions and a beautiful setting. Hosted by th...
Jun 6 Saturday

Guided Kayaking Tour - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the pristine Cossatot River. The park will provide the kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. These trips are for beginners so we will ...
Jun 6 Saturday

Kayak Tour - Helena-West Helena

Delta Heritage Trail State Park, Helena-West Helena
Visitor Center
Come explore the calm waters and grand cypress trees of Old Town Lake. Space is limited so please call the park at (870) 572-2352 at least 2 days before the tour to make ...
Jun 6 Saturday

National Trails Day - Morrilton

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

Free Kid's Fishing Derby - McNeil

Logoly State Park, McNeil
Visitor Center

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

Jun 6 Saturday

Summer Star Party - Greenbrier

Woolly Hollow State Park, Greenbrier
Swim Beach
State parks can be a great place to stargaze because they are often far from urban light pollution. Volunteers from the Central Arkansas Astronomical Society have telesco...
Jun 6 Saturday

Hiking Stick Workshop - Russellville

Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
Kick off the summer season with an outdoor hiking adventure in Arkansas State Parks! What better way to embark on your next hiking adventure after creating your own hikin...
Jun 6 Saturday

Kids' Fishing Derby - Little Rock

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

Greenwood Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament - Greenwood

#16 Town Square, Greenwood
This is a 4-person scramble. Money for 1st and 2nd places for each flight winners. Lots of door prizes, free lunch....
Jun 6 Saturday

Annual Commissary Kiwanis Fishing Derby - Fort Smith

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

Rock Porch Session - Hot Springs Village

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

142nd Annual Southern Memorial Day - Fayetteville

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

National Trails Day - Bismarck

DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Bismarck
Here it is! It rolls around just once a year. One day set aside to celebrate our nation's trails by getting out and hiking, biking, paddling, or some other form of transp...
Jun 6 Saturday

War Eagle Appreciation Day - Huntsville

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

National Trails Day Walk - Mammoth Spring

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

Hot Springs Farmers Market - Hot Springs

121 Orange Street, Hot Springs
Historic Downtown Hot Springs
The market operates year round with a Summer Market season of May-October on Saturdays from 7 a.m.-noon and Tuesdays 5-8 p.m. or until produce runs out. Winter Market ope...
Jun 7 Sunday

Guided Kayaking Tour - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the pristine Cossatot River. The park will provide the kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. These trips are for beginners so we will ...
Jun 8 Monday

Outdoor Adventure Day Camp - Wynne

6/8/2015 - 6/10/2015
Village Creek State Park, Wynne
Meeting Room
Village Creek State Park will host a day camp for children ages 7-9. This camp includes a variety of educational and recreational programs designed to get your child outs...
Jun 8 Monday

Discovery Day Camp Session I - McNeil

6/8/2015 - 6/11/2015
Logoly State Park, McNeil
Visitor Center
This day camp is for kids ages 7-12. Each child will participate in four fun-filled days designed to introduce them to the wonders of the natural world. Our campers will ...
Jun 8 Monday

Cub Scout Day Camp - Greenbrier

6/8/2015 - 6/12/2015
Woolly Hollow State Park, Greenbrier
Pavilion
This day camp for local Cub Scouts features guided nature hikes, swimming, archery, crafts, and much more! Contact the park interpreter for more details and information....
Jun 9 Tuesday

Hot Springs Farmers Market - Hot Springs

121 Orange Street, Hot Springs
Historic Downtown Hot Springs
The market operates year round with a Summer Market season of May-October on Saturdays from 7 a.m.-noon and Tuesdays 5-8 p.m. or until produce runs out. Winter Market ope...
Jun 9 Tuesday

Cossatot River Overnight Adventure Camp - Wickes

6/9/2015 - 6/11/2015
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Do you want to go on a great adventure? Join Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area on our overnight camp! We will be hiking, fishing, fire building, swimming, and more. ...
Jun 9 Tuesday

Terrestrials Day Camp - Star City

6/9/2015 - 6/11/2015
Cane Creek State Park, Star City
Visitor Center
Walk on over to this summer camp for kids age 7-13 and you will find a world of hidden mysteries. No, we are not talking about extraterrestrials, but rather terrestrials....
Jun 9 Tuesday

Nature Explorer's Day Camp - Little Rock

6/9/2015 - 6/12/2015
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
This “nature detective” camp is designed for kids ages 7-10. There are four days of hikes, visiting with live animals, nature programs, and more! Advance paym...
Jun 10 Wednesday

Nature at Night Day Camp - Russellville

6/10/2015 - 6/12/2015
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
The camp is open to kids ages 8-12 and will be held 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. Friday camp will be held from 3 p.m. -10 p.m. so that campers will ge...
Jun 12 Friday

Bat-O-Rama XXVI - West Fork

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

Annual Kids' Fishing Derby - Pocahontas

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

A Time to Shine Parade - Cherokee Village

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

Hot Springs Farmers Market - Hot Springs

121 Orange Street, Hot Springs
Historic Downtown Hot Springs
The market operates year round with a Summer Market season of May-October on Saturdays from 7 a.m.-noon and Tuesdays 5-8 p.m. or until produce runs out. Winter Market ope...
Jun 13 Saturday

A Diamond in the Ozarks Treasure Hunt™ - Cherokee Village

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

Mountain Fishin' Derby - Morrilton

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

Survival Workshop - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
This survival workshop will give you the edge you need to stay hydrated, warm, and safe. We are going to go through practical s...
Jun 13 Saturday

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

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

Father's Day Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Roger's Marina
Bring Dad out for a day on Lake Maumelle. A park interpreter will lead a cruise on the park’s pontoon boat to view beautiful landscapes, historic structures, a...
Jun 13 Saturday

Father's Day Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Roger's Marina
Bring Dad out for a day on Lake Maumelle. A park interpreter will lead a cruise on the park’s pontoon boat to view beautiful landscapes, historic structures, a...
Jun 13 Saturday

4th Annual Tri-the-Village Sprint Triathlon - Hot Springs Village

895 DeSoto Blvd., Hot Springs Village
Balboa Pavilion
Features a 500-yard swim, 13.5-mile cycle ride, and 3.5-mile run. Participate as an individual or part of a relay team. Registration available online. Even if you don’t c...
Jun 14 Sunday

Father's Day Sunset Canoe Float - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Big Maumelle Boat Launch
Explore the Big Maumelle River with Dad as nighttime unfolds. Possible sights and sounds for the night include bats, coyotes, deer, owls, beavers, and maybe even the elus...
Jun 15 Monday

Gaston's Fly Fishing School - Lakeview

6/15/2015 - 6/16/2015
1777 River Road, Lakeview
Main office
Frank Saksa is one of the most knowledgeable fly fishing guides on the White River. Frank has fly fished on all the major streams in the western part of the United States...
Jun 15 Monday

Explorers Nature Camp - Bull Shoals

6/15/2015 - 6/17/2015
Bull Shoals-White River State Park, Bull Shoals
This three day, one night experience is designed to introduce kids ages 7-9 to the wonders of our natural world. Campers explore the Ozarks through a variety of experienc...
Jun 15 Monday

Discovery Day Camp Session II - McNeil

6/15/2015 - 6/18/2015
Logoly State Park, McNeil
Visitor Center
Kids ages 7-12 will participate in four, fun-filled days designed to introduce them to the wonders of the natural world. Our campers will learn the basics of conservation...
Jun 16 Tuesday

Hot Springs Farmers Market - Hot Springs

121 Orange Street, Hot Springs
Historic Downtown Hot Springs
The market operates year round with a Summer Market season of May-October on Saturdays from 7 a.m.-noon and Tuesdays 5-8 p.m. or until produce runs out. Winter Market ope...
Jun 16 Tuesday

Guided Kayaking Tour - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the pristine Cossatot River. The park will provide the kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. These trips are for beginners so we will ...
Jun 16 Tuesday

Plunge into Aquatics Day Camp - Star City

6/16/2015 - 6/18/2015
Cane Creek State Park, Star City
Visitor Center
Plunge into this summer camp for kids ages 7-13 and discover the myriad of wonders that dwell beneath the waters of Cane Creek Lake. Learn the different types of fish the...
Jun 16 Tuesday

Archeology Daycamp - Scott

6/16/2015 - 6/18/2015
Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, Scott
Visitor Center
Campers ages 8-12 will dig deeper into Arkansas’s past and learn that it is not what you find, but what you find out. Learn excavation and laboratory techniques and...
Jun 16 Tuesday

Wilderness Explorer's Day Camp - Little Rock

6/16/2015 - 6/19/2015
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Older children, ages 11-13, will enjoy this chance to explore nature at Pinnacle Mountain State Park. Camp activities may include canoe/kayak floats, extensive hiking, an...
Jun 16 Tuesday

57th Annual Auto Show and Swap Meet - Morrilton

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

Guided Kayaking Tour - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the pristine Cossatot River. The park will provide the kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. These trips are for beginners so we will ...
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 17 Wednesday

Settlers Day Camp - Scott

6/17/2015 - 6/19/2015
Plantation Agriculture Museum, Scott
Museum
This pioneer retreat will take your kids out for a blast into the past with a thrilling three-day camp for children ages 8-12. Join a park interpreter in this fun-filled ...
Jun 17 Wednesday

Children’s Day Camp – Ages 8-12 - Parkin

6/17/2015 - 6/19/2015
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
At this camp, youngsters will join the staff from Parkin Archeological State Park for three days of fun and learning. Part of the camp will happen right here at Parkin Ar...
Jun 17 Wednesday

38th Annual Turkey Track Bluegrass Festival - Waldron

6/17/2015 - 6/20/2015
9423 Hwy 250, Waldron
Turkey Track Bluegrass Park
Features 16 bluegrass and bluegrass gospel bands....
Jun 18 Thursday

Alive After Five - Jonesboro

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

44th Smackover Oil Town Festival - Smackover

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

30th Annual Fun Day - Greenbrier

Woolly Hollow State Park, Greenbrier
Woolly Hollow
Bring your family and friends for a day of games and contests! Sack races, paddle boat races, watermelon seed spitting, and a water balloon toss are a few of the wonderfu...
Jun 19 Friday

Trout Days - Bull Shoals

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

Surf the Bay Arkansas's Premier Watersports Event - Fairfield Bay

6/19/2015 - 6/20/2015
P.O. Box 1370, Fairfield Bay
Fairfield Bay Marina
Watersports festival featuring wakesurfing, flyboarding, paddle boards and kayaks. Live music, food and family fun....
Jun 19 Friday

Annual Lake Greeson Days - Kirby

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

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 20 Saturday

Summer Solstice Celebration - Scott

Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, Scott
Visitor Center
Celebrate the arrival of summer with an array of outdoor activities for the whole family. Try your hand at using primitive style weapons, create and tak...
Jun 20 Saturday

Summer Star Party - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Join amateur astronomers for an evening with the stars and other celestial phenomena. As twilight settles in, the Centr...
Jun 20 Saturday

Kayaking 101 - Mammoth Spring

Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Pedal Boat Rental Area
Spend some time on the lake learning the basic paddling and kayaking maneuvers and then move to the Spring River after lunch. Space is limited and reservations are requir...
Jun 20 Saturday

Hot Springs Farmers Market - Hot Springs

121 Orange Street, Hot Springs
Historic Downtown Hot Springs
The market operates year round with a Summer Market season of May-October on Saturdays from 7 a.m.-noon and Tuesdays 5-8 p.m. or until produce runs out. Winter Market ope...
Jun 20 Saturday

P.A.M. 25th Anniversary - Scott

Plantation Agriculture Museum, Scott
Museum
Bring your family and join the museum staff for free Dutch oven desserts and homemade ice cream in celebration of the museum's opening anniversary! The museum first opene...
Jun 20 Saturday

Little Maumelle Kayaking Excursion - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Little Maumelle Boat Launch
Explore the Little Maumelle River from one of the park’s kayaks. This guided 4.5-mile float provides an opportunity to see otherwise hidden sections of Pinnacle Mou...
Jun 20 Saturday

Cossatot River Weekend Adventure - Wickes

6/20/2015 - 6/21/2015
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Join park interpreters for a weekend overnight adventure on the pristine Cossatot River. These adventures can include kayaking, backpacking, fishing, hiking, camping, Dut...
Jun 21 Sunday

Sunset Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Roger's Marina
Experience the vibrant colors of the setting sun while cruising over the calm waters of Lake Maumelle near the base of Pinnacle Mountain. A park interpreter serves as you...
Jun 21 Sunday

Rhythm Jam - Hot Springs Village

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

Jr. Fishing Derby - Bismarck

DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Bismarck
Golf Course Pond # 7
Kids, grab your lucky fishing rod and get ready to reel in a “lunker.” This youth fishing derby takes place on Golf Course Pond #7, which will be stocked with...
Jun 21 Sunday

Father's Day Fishing Tournament - Bull Shoals

Bull Shoals-White River State Park, Bull Shoals
This just-for-fun trout tournament is designed for children and their fathers, grandfathers, or guardians. You may win prizes and certificates for a variet...
Jun 22 Monday

Walmart NWA Championship - Rogers

317 W Walnut, Rogers
Pinnacle Country Club
Official LPGA Tour Event featuring 144 of the top female golfers in the world....
Jun 22 Monday

Outdoor Adventure Day Camp - Wynne

6/22/2015 - 6/24/2015
Village Creek State Park, Wynne
Meeting Room
Sign your child up for an outdoor adventure! This session is for children ages 10-12. This camp includes a variety of educational and recreational programs designed ...
Jun 22 Monday

Discovery Day Camp Session III - McNeil

6/22/2015 - 6/25/2015
Logoly State Park, McNeil
Visitor Center
This day camp is for kids ages 7-12. Kids participate in four, fun-filled days designed to introduce them to the wonders of the natural world. Our campers will learn the ...
Jun 23 Tuesday

Hot Springs Farmers Market - Hot Springs

121 Orange Street, Hot Springs
Historic Downtown Hot Springs
The market operates year round with a Summer Market season of May-October on Saturdays from 7 a.m.-noon and Tuesdays 5-8 p.m. or until produce runs out. Winter Market ope...
Jun 23 Tuesday

Adventure Day Camp - Greenbrier

6/23/2015 - 6/25/2015
Woolly Hollow State Park, Greenbrier
Woolly Hollow
This camp will introduce boys ages 7-11 to the wonders of the natural world. Through a variety of experiences including hiking, camping skills, kayaking, crafting, nature...
Jun 26 Friday

Mount Magazine Butterfly Festival XIX - Paris

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

Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza - Little Rock

6/26/2015 - 6/28/2015
603 South Pulaski, Little Rock
Arkansas River
Arkansas's largest amateur big bass tournament spans 300 miles of eligible fishing from Fort Smith to Dumas — the entire length of the Arkansas River within the state’s b...
Jun 27 Saturday

Hickory Hill Park Gospel Music - Hot Springs

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

Sunset on the Mountain - Little Rock

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

Street Dance - Springdale

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

14th Annual Jubilee in June Festival - Hatfield

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

Hot Springs Farmers Market - Hot Springs

121 Orange Street, Hot Springs
Historic Downtown Hot Springs
The market operates year round with a Summer Market season of May-October on Saturdays from 7 a.m.-noon and Tuesdays 5-8 p.m. or until produce runs out. Winter Market ope...
Jun 27 Saturday

The Great American Backyard Campout - Wickes

6/27/2015 - 6/28/2015
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Come campout in our backyard! Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area is a perfect place to celebrate this great American tradition. This event will provide a fun-filled e...
Jun 28 Sunday

Star-gazing Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Roger's Marina
View the stars while we cruise aboard our tour boat on Lake Maumelle near Pinnacle Mountain. A park interpreter serves as your pilot and guide to learn about stars, const...
Jun 30 Tuesday

Rodeo Slack Performance - Springdale

1423 E. Emma, Springdale
Parsons Stadium
5 p.m. Join us for a sneak peak of the next four nights of fun at Rodeo of the Ozarks. Contestants enter in timed events only. With some 500 competitors, it is challengin...
Jun 30 Tuesday

Hot Springs Farmers Market - Hot Springs

121 Orange Street, Hot Springs
Historic Downtown Hot Springs
The market operates year round with a Summer Market season of May-October on Saturdays from 7 a.m.-noon and Tuesdays 5-8 p.m. or until produce runs out. Winter Market ope...
Jul 2 Thursday

Stroll The Square - Pocahontas

213 E Broadway ST, Pocahontas
6-8 p.m. Art, food, music, and fun. Free food and drinks while supplies last. Gift prizes given away at 8 p.m. Must be present to win. ...
Jul 2 Thursday

Stars & Stripes Festival - Hot Springs Village

7/2/2015 - 7/4/2015
895 DeSoto Blvd., Hot Springs Village
Balboa Pavilion
July 4th celebration includes a variety of activities ending with a fantastic free fireworks display at Balboa Beach at dusk on Saturday....
Jul 3 Friday

Guided Kayaking Tour - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the pristine Cossatot River. The park will provide the kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. These trips are for beginners so we will ...
Jul 3 Friday

1st Friday Crafts - Scott

Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, Scott
Visitor Center
Join us on the 1st Friday of July to create American Indian arts and crafts. We will make and take home a gourd craft. All materials are provided!<...
Jul 4 Saturday

Independence Day Celebration - Bull Shoals

Bull Shoals-White River State Park, Bull Shoals
Enjoy all-American fun for the entire family! Recreational activities are scheduled all day and include the infamous watermelon eating contest, the seed spitting contest,...
Jul 4 Saturday

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

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

Craft Day for Kids - Parkin

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

Rodeo Parade - Springdale

PO Box 1909, Springdale
Parsons Stadium
Join us to observe a patriotic display of cowgirls, floats, bands, entertainment and candy for the kiddos at our Rodeo kick off parade, Beginning at 10:00 am, at the rode...
Jul 4 Saturday

Thunder on Thunderbird 2015 - Cherokee Village

10 Kusa Circle, Cherokee Village
Lake Thunderbird Marina
Largest Fourth of July fireworks show in Arkansas. Patriotic boat parade and a must see to believe take your breath away helicopter airshow over beautiful Lake Thunderbir...
Jul 4 Saturday

Guided Kayaking Tour - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the pristine Cossatot River. The park will provide the kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. These trips are for beginners so we will ...
Jul 4 Saturday

Fun for the Fourth - Paragould

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

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

Jul 4 Saturday

July 4th Fun and Games Day - Morrilton

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

Independence Day Parade and Celebration - Horseshoe Bend

1311 Strawberry Dr, Horseshoe Bend
Chamber Office
Small town parade starts at 10 a.m., ice cream social, pool party, flotilla on Crown Lake, fireworks at dusk....
Jul 4 Saturday

Deer 4th of July Celebration - Deer

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

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 4 Saturday

July 4th 5K Freedom Fest Run/Walk - Greenwood

#16 Town Square, Greenwood
Runners from all over compete with more than 350 participants. A prize is given for the most patriotic apparel....
Jul 4 Saturday

July 4th Freedom Fest - Greenwood

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

Community Fireworks Display - Russellville

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

15th Annual Star Spangled Spectacular - Camden

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

Hot Springs Farmers Market - Hot Springs

121 Orange Street, Hot Springs
Historic Downtown Hot Springs
The market operates year round with a Summer Market season of May-October on Saturdays from 7 a.m.-noon and Tuesdays 5-8 p.m. or until produce runs out. Winter Market ope...
Jul 4 Saturday

July 4th Island Festival - Bismarck

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

Fun on the Fourth - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
West Summit Recreation Area
Celebrate and cool off on this 4th of July at Pinnacle Mountain State Park! Join the park interpreters for a day full of wet and wild games for the whole family. There wi...
Jul 5 Sunday

Guided Kayaking Tour - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the pristine Cossatot River. The park will provide the kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. These trips are for beginners so we will ...
Jul 5 Sunday

Star-gazing Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Roger's Marina
View the stars while we cruise aboard our tour boat on Lake Maumelle. A park interpreter serves as your pilot and guide to learn about stars, constellations, and satellit...
Jul 6 Monday

Ozark Explorers Camp - Mountainburg

7/6/2015 - 7/7/2015
Lake Fort Smith State Park, Mountainburg
Visitor Center
Campers ages 8-14 are invited to join us for two days and one night of fun, adventure, and learning. Our amazing outdoor experience includes kayaking, fishing,&nbs...
Jul 6 Monday

Discovery Day Camp Session IV - McNeil

7/6/2015 - 7/9/2015
Logoly State Park, McNeil
Visitor Center
This day camp is for kids ages 7-12. Each child will participate in four, fun-filled days designed to introduce them to the wonders of the natural world. Our campers will...
Jul 7 Tuesday

Hot Springs Farmers Market - Hot Springs

121 Orange Street, Hot Springs
Historic Downtown Hot Springs
The market operates year round with a Summer Market season of May-October on Saturdays from 7 a.m.-noon and Tuesdays 5-8 p.m. or until produce runs out. Winter Market ope...
Jul 7 Tuesday

Survivor Skills Day Camp - Star City

7/7/2015 - 7/9/2015
Cane Creek State Park, Star City
Visitor Center
This summer camp is for kids ages 7-13 to show nature survival skills in the wild. Cooking over an open fire, navigating a course through open woods, building shelter usi...
Jul 7 Tuesday

Adventure Day Camp - Greenbrier

7/7/2015 - 7/9/2015
Woolly Hollow State Park, Greenbrier
Woolly Hollow
This camp will introduce girls ages 7-11 to the wonders of our natural world. Through a variety of experiences including hiking, camping skills, kayaking, crafting, natur...
Jul 7 Tuesday

History Detectives Day Camp - Powhatan

7/7/2015 - 7/9/2015
Powhatan Historic State Park, Powhatan
Courthouse
Become a history detective this summer at Powhatan Historic State Park! Kids ages 7-12 are invited to explore the lives of 19th century children through living history de...
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

Hot Springs Farmers Market - Hot Springs

121 Orange Street, Hot Springs
Historic Downtown Hot Springs
The market operates year round with a Summer Market season of May-October on Saturdays from 7 a.m.-noon and Tuesdays 5-8 p.m. or until produce runs out. Winter Market ope...
Jul 11 Saturday

River Clean up - Russellville

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

Picnic in the Park - Pocahontas

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

Evening Canoe Float - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Big Maumelle Boat Launch
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...
Jul 13 Monday

Outdoor Adventure Day Camp - Wynne

7/13/2015 - 7/15/2015
Village Creek State Park, Wynne
Meeting Room
Sign your child up for an outdoor adventure! This session is for children ages 7-9. This camp includes a variety of educational and recreational programs designed to get ...
Jul 14 Tuesday

Hot Springs Farmers Market - Hot Springs

121 Orange Street, Hot Springs
Historic Downtown Hot Springs
The market operates year round with a Summer Market season of May-October on Saturdays from 7 a.m.-noon and Tuesdays 5-8 p.m. or until produce runs out. Winter Market ope...
Jul 14 Tuesday

Discovery Day Camp - Star City

7/14/2015 - 7/16/2015
Cane Creek State Park, Star City
Visitor Center
This annual summer camp, for kids ages 5-9, will get your child excited about nature with a variety of hands-on activities including arts and crafts, animal programs, hik...
Jul 15 Wednesday

Valley Voyage Day Camp - Russellville

7/15/2015 - 7/17/2015
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
The camp is open to kids ages 8-12. Camp registration includes meals and supplies. Campers will delve into the history of the area through activities and fun in our Valle...
Jul 15 Wednesday

Adventure Daycamp - Scott

7/15/2015 - 7/17/2015
Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, Scott
Visitor Center
Kids ages 8-12 who enjoy energetic outdoor adventures are invited to take part in this camp. Day campers will participate in programs on animals and crafts, go canoeing, ...
Jul 16 Thursday

Alive After Five - Jonesboro

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

Guided Kayaking Tour - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the pristine Cossatot River. The park will provide the kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. These trips are for beginners so we will ...
Jul 18 Saturday

32nd Annual MightyMite Triathlon - Forrest City

769 S. Cooper, Forrest City
Village Creek State Park
MightyMite Triathlon is a sprint triathlon in Forrest City comprised of a 1/3-mile swim, 13-mile bike, and 3-mile run. This fun, beginner friendly race starts at Village ...
Jul 18 Saturday

Hot Springs Farmers Market - Hot Springs

121 Orange Street, Hot Springs
Historic Downtown Hot Springs
The market operates year round with a Summer Market season of May-October on Saturdays from 7 a.m.-noon and Tuesdays 5-8 p.m. or until produce runs out. Winter Market ope...
Jul 18 Saturday

Guided Kayaking Tour - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the pristine Cossatot River. The park will provide the kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. These trips are for beginners so we will ...
Jul 19 Sunday

Guided Kayaking Tour - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the pristine Cossatot River. The park will provide the kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. These trips are for beginners so we will ...
Jul 19 Sunday

Sunset Lake Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Roger's Marina
Experience the vibrant colors of the setting sun while cruising over the calm waters of Lake Maumelle near the base of Pinnacle Mountain. A park interpreter serves as you...
Jul 19 Sunday

Rhythm Jam - Hot Springs Village

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

Discovery Day Camp Session V - McNeil

7/20/2015 - 7/23/2015
Logoly State Park, McNeil
Visitor Center
This day camp is for kids ages 7-12. Each child will participate in four, fun-filled days designed to introduce them to the wonders of the natural world. Our campers will...
Jul 21 Tuesday

Hot Springs Farmers Market - Hot Springs

121 Orange Street, Hot Springs
Historic Downtown Hot Springs
The market operates year round with a Summer Market season of May-October on Saturdays from 7 a.m.-noon and Tuesdays 5-8 p.m. or until produce runs out. Winter Market ope...
Jul 22 Wednesday

Youth Day Camp – Ages 13-16 - Parkin

7/22/2015 - 7/24/2015
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
Teenagers, tour Parkin and some of northeast Arkansas’s other unique parks. There will be activities like kayaking, fishing, swimming, hiking, crafts, and even a fe...
Jul 24 Friday

Guided Kayaking Tour - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the pristine Cossatot River. The park will provide the kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. These trips are for beginners so we will ...
Jul 25 Saturday

29th Annual World Championship Cardboard Races - Heber Springs

1001 West Main Street, Heber Springs
Sandy Beach
Races begin at 10 a.m. Boats of all shapes and sizes made of cardboard compete for speed and design. Titanic Award for the most dramatic sinking. Great food vendors, wate...
Jul 25 Saturday

Guided Kayaking Tour - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the pristine Cossatot River. The park will provide the kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. These trips are for beginners so we will ...
Jul 25 Saturday

Hickory Hill Park Gospel Music - Hot Springs

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

Hot Springs Farmers Market - Hot Springs

121 Orange Street, Hot Springs
Historic Downtown Hot Springs
The market operates year round with a Summer Market season of May-October on Saturdays from 7 a.m.-noon and Tuesdays 5-8 p.m. or until produce runs out. Winter Market ope...
Jul 26 Sunday

Guided Kayaking Tour - Wickes

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Sign up now for a guided kayak tour on the pristine Cossatot River. The park will provide the kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. These trips are for beginners so we will ...
Jul 26 Sunday

Star-gazing Cruise - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Jolly Roger's Marina
View the stars while we cruise aboard our tour boat on Lake Maumelle near Pinnacle Mountain. A park interpreter serves as your pilot and guide to learn about stars, const...
Jul 27 Monday

Gaston's Fly Fishing School - Lakeview

7/27/2015 - 7/28/2015
1777 River Road, Lakeview
Main office
Frank Saksa is one of the most knowledgeable fly fishing guides on the White River. Frank has fly fished on all the major streams in the western part of the United States...
Jul 27 Monday

Adventure Nature Camp - Bull Shoals

7/27/2015 - 7/29/2015
Bull Shoals-White River State Park, Bull Shoals
This three day, one night experience is designed to introduce kids ages 10-12 to the wonders of our natural world. Campers explore the Ozarks through a variety of ex...
Jul 27 Monday

Outdoor Adventure Day Camp - Wynne

7/27/2015 - 7/29/2015
Village Creek State Park, Wynne
Meeting Room
Sign your child up for an outdoor adventure! This session is for children ages 10-12. This camp includes a variety of educational and recreational programs designed to ge...
Jul 28 Tuesday

Hot Springs Farmers Market - Hot Springs

121 Orange Street, Hot Springs
Historic Downtown Hot Springs
The market operates year round with a Summer Market season of May-October on Saturdays from 7 a.m.-noon and Tuesdays 5-8 p.m. or until produce runs out. Winter Market ope...
Jul 28 Tuesday

Discovery Day Camp: 3 Days, 5 Parks - Paragould

7/28/2015 - 7/30/2015
Crowley's Ridge State Park, Paragould
Visitor Center
During this fun filled educational day camp children ages 7-12 can join Arkansas State Park interpreters to explore 5 different area parks including Crowley's Ridge State...
Jul 30 Thursday