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Get active in Arkansas! Rodeos, kayaking adventures, horse racing at the Oaklawn race track and even bathtub races offer visitors the chance to be a spectator or active participant. You can run, hike, bike and paddle your way across the Natural State with these sporting events or explore some of the best fishing lakes around with your rod and reel.

Search below to find action-packed sporting events across the state, from heart-pounding horse racing at the Oaklawn race track to lighthearted fun at the bathtub races in Hot Springs. Start planning today!
Aug 8 Friday

Eureka Springs Multi-sport Festival - Eureka Springs

8/8/2014 - 8/10/2014
1629 S. River Meadows Dr, Eureka Springs
A three-day multi-sport festival consisting of a sprint-distance triathlon on Friday afternoon at Holiday Island, road bike tour rides and road bike racing on Saturday mo...
Aug 16 Saturday

Evening Canoe Float - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Big Maumelle Boat Ramp
Explore the Big Maumelle River with a park interpreter on this guided canoe float. Meet at the Big Maumelle Pavilion to experience the serenity of twilight as it slowly c...
Aug 22 Friday

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

1 Eldor Johnson Drive, North Little Rock
Burns Park Golf Course
8 a.m. and 1 p.m ...
Aug 23 Saturday

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

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

29th Annual National Championship Chuckwagon Race - Clinton

8/23/2014 - 8/31/2014
2848 Shake Rag Road, Clinton
Bar of Ranch
Chuckwagon races, Snowy River race, bronc fanning, camping, trail rides, concerts, equine clinics, bull riding, non-denominational service. ...
Sep 1 Monday

Big Maumelle Kayak Float - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Big Maumelle Boat Launch
Paddle your way through Pinnacle's majestic lowland river while viewing cypress trees and a variety of wildlife. A park interpreter will be your guide. Prior paddling exp...
Sep 4 Thursday

Retired Bicycle Ride - North Little Rock

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

Spring River Cleanup - Mammoth Spring

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

Big Maumelle Canoe Float - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Big Maumelle Boat Launch
Paddle your way through Pinnacle's majestic lowland river while viewing cypress trees and a variety of wildlife. Prior ...
Sep 6 Saturday

26th Annual Bradshaw Memorial Eagles Golf Tournament - Franklin

9/6/2014 - 9/7/2014
PO Box 132, Franklin
Lower Mall
Two-day, three man scramble golf tournament with food and fun at various locations around Horseshoe Bend....
Sep 18 Thursday

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

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

30th Annual Arkansas Senior Olympic Game - Hot Springs

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

Hunter Education Course - Murfreesboro

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

Cossatot River Weekend Adventures - Wickes

9/20/2014 - 9/21/2014
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Join park interpreters for a weekend overni...
Sep 27 Saturday

Big Dam Bridge 100 - North Little Rock

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

Fall Canoe Float - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Little Maumelle Boat Launch
Enjoy the fall's crisp cool air on this canoeing journey through Pinnacle Mountain's lowlands with a park interpreter as your guide. If we are lucky, we will see the fall...
Oct 12 Sunday

43rd Joe Weber Arky 100 Bicycle Tour - Sheridan

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

Fall Canoe Float - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Little Maumelle Boat Launch
Enjoy the fall's crisp cool air on this canoeing journey through Pinnacle Mountain's lowlands with a park interpreter as you...
Oct 18 Saturday

4th Annual Half Marathon Trail Run - Wickes

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

Saddle Up for St. Jude - Wynne

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

Junior Fishing Derby - Star City

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

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...
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 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 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...
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 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 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...
Aug 1 Saturday

History Canoe Float - Pocahontas

Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
Visitor Center
Join park staff for a celebration of Davidsonville's 200th anniversary with a history themed float on the Black River from Davidsonville to Powhatan. We will stop along t...
Aug 22 Saturday

Geocaching Weekend - Little Rock

8/22/2015 - 8/23/2015
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Visitor Center
Join Pinnacle Mountain State Park interpreters all weekend to immerse you and your family into the world of geocaching! Learn about Arkansas State Parks' geocache tour an...
Sep 19 Saturday

Davidsonville 200 Geocaching Scavenger Hunt - Pocahontas

Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
Visitor Center
Bring a GPS and your sense of adventure and take part in this fun scavenger hunt in the park. Sign up in teams of two and follow the clues to each coordinate in order to ...
Nov 7 Saturday

Overnight Kayak and Backpacking Trip - Star City

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

$5 5/10/25K - Star City

Cane Creek State Park, Star City
Pavilion 1
Early December is the perfect time of year for a trail run in Southeast Arkansas. On top of that, the entry fee is practically nothing! Come out and have a nice run, and ...