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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!
Apr 24 Thursday

Joe Martin Stage Race - Fayetteville

4/24/2014 - 4/27/2014
1629 S River Meadows, Fayetteville
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Apr 26 Saturday

6th Annual Muddy Varmit Spring Splat-Tacular Co-ed Mud Volleyball & BAGGO Tournament - East Camden

P.O. Box 3499, East Camden
SAU Tech Main Campus in Highland Industrial Park
Mud volleyball and BAGGO games with crawfish boil and BBQ. Teams vie for the traveling Mud Varmit Trophy along with other prizes. There will be a mud pit for the kids and...
Apr 26 Saturday

Susuan G. Komen Ozark Race For the Cure - Rogers

403 West Maple Street, Rogers
Pinnacle Promenade Mall
The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is a series of 5k runs and fitness walks that raises significant funds and awareness for the breast cancer movement. The Race for the...
May 1 Thursday

Hot Springs $50,000 Fishing Challenge - Hot Springs

5/1/2014 - 7/31/2014
134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs
The Hot Springs Fishing Challenge begins May 1 and ends on July 31. The Challenge provides anglers the opportunity to catch tagged fish that can be redeemed for cash priz...
May 3 Saturday

Kayak Campout - Mountain Pine

5/3/2014 - 5/4/2014
Lake Ouachita State Park, Mountain Pine
Marina Boat Ramp, Lake Ouachita State Park
Join us for our popular overnight kayaking adventure. The trip includes meals and evening programs as well as information on the history, geology and wildlife of Lake Oua...
May 3 Saturday

80th Old Fort Days Rodeo - Fort Smith

5/3/2014 - 5/31/2014
Kay Rogders Park, 4400 Midland Blvd., Fort Smith
Fort Smith is home to one of Arkansas's most exciting rodeos. Each year cowboys from all over the world compete for one of the largest prize purses in Arkansas. You'll se...
May 10 Saturday

23rd Annual Buddy Bass Tournament - Rogers

317 W. Walnut Street, Rogers
Prairie Creek Park
The annual Beaver Lake Buddy Bass Tournament is a fundraising and community development event with proceeds directed toward economic development projects of the Rogers-Lo...
May 10 Saturday

Kayak Tour of Horner's Neck Lake - Marianna

Mississippi River State Park, Marianna
Visitor Center

Kayaking is a great way to explore Mississippi River State Park.  Horner’s Neck Lake has plenty of baldcypress trees to wind ...

May 10 Saturday

Kids' Fishing Derby - Harrisburg

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

The Kendrick Fincher Youth Run & 5k Run/Walk - Rogers

812 West Cypruss Street, Rogers
Pinnacle Hills Promenade
The Kendrick Fincher Youth Run is free for children K-8th grades; the 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Walk is a fundraiser. The Family Fun Event will include vendor booths and fun...
May 13 Tuesday

Arkansas Travelers vs Northwest Arkansas Naturals - North Little Rock

5/13/2014 - 5/16/2014
1 Eldor Johnson Drive, North Little Rock
Monday and Tuesday games start at 7:10 p.m. Wednesday game starts at 11:00 a.m. Thursday game starts at 7:10 p.m. For tickets and more information visit www.travs.com. ...
May 18 Sunday

30th Annual Arkansas State Disc Golf Championships - North Little Rock

5/18/2014 - 5/19/2014
1 Eldor Johnson Drive, North Little Rock
Burns Park
There will be two rounds of 18 holes. Registration is from 7:30-9:30 a.m. and tee off is at 10 a.m. ...
May 23 Friday

School’s Out Celebration & Movie - Jacksonville

5 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville
Splash Zone Water Park
6-9 p.m. School will be out soon and we’re having a party! Grab your swim suits, towels & friends and head to Splash Zone for an evening swim. Then dry off while watching...
May 23 Friday

Chamber of Commerce Benefit Golf Tournament - Mountain Home

PO Box 488, Mountain Home
Big Creek Golf Course
Annual two-person scramble golf tournament at the five-star Big Creek Golf & Country Club. Beautiful 18 holes of golf complete with food, drinks, prizes on every hole and...
May 31 Saturday

Peak to Peak Poker Run - Paris

Mount Magazine State Park, Paris
Queen Wilhelmina State Park
Calling all motorcycle enthusiasts! Ride the scenic roads of Arkansas as you travel from Queen Wilhelmina State Park to Mount Magazine State Park. These are Arkansas's hi...
Jun 7 Saturday

Free Children's Fishing Derby - McNeil

Logoly State Park, McNeil
Visitor Center
The derby is limited to 50 contestants, ages 5 –15. Prizes will be awarded in three age divisions for the biggest, smallest, and the most fish caught. Registration ...
Jun 7 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 7 Saturday

Lee County Youth Fishing Derby - Marianna

Mississippi River State Park, Marianna
Ranger Pond

Anglers ages 4-12 are invited to bring a fishing pole and join us for the Lee County Youth Fishing Derby. The Arkansas Game and Fish C...

Jun 7 Saturday

28th Cove Lake Kids Fishing Derby - Paris

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

Kids' Fishing Derby - Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock
Environmental Education Pond
Hey kids, bring your parents down to the pond for a free fishing contest! There will be how-to-fish clinics, casting contests, free snacks, and lots of prizes. Prizes wil...
Jun 9 Monday

18th Annual Conway Regional Golf Classic - Conway

2302 College Ave, Conway
Centennial Country Club
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Jun 13 Friday

Surf the Bay 3rd Annual Watersport Festival - Fairfield Bay

6/13/2014 - 6/14/2014
PO Box 1370, Fairfield Bay
Farifield Bay Marina
Arkansas's premiere watersport festival welcomes visitors of all ages to grab a board, jump a wave, “fly”, tube, kayak, swim, paddleboard, and more. Friday night kicks of...
Jun 14 Saturday

21st Annual Perch Jerk Classic Fishing Tournament - Jersey

Moro Bay State Park, Jersey
Register at the Visitor Center
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 some friendly competition but it is...
Jun 14 Saturday

3rd Annual Tri-the-Village Sprint Triathlon - Hot Springs Village

895 DeSoto Blvd., Hot Springs Village
Balboa Pavilion/Marina
Sprint Triathlon consisting of a 500-yard swim, 13.5-mile cycle, and 3.5-mile run. This is a USAT sanctioned event managed by DLT Events and presented by Lefler Dental....
Jun 14 Saturday

Annual Kids' Fishing Derby - Pocahontas

Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas

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

Jun 14 Saturday

Mountain Fishin' Derby - Morrilton

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

Phillips County Fishing Rodeo - Lexa

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

Junior Fishing Derby - Bismarck

DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Bismarck
Golf Course Pond #7
Kids, grab your lucky fishing rod and get ready to reel in a “lunker.” This youth fishing derby takes place from 8:00-12:00 a.m. on Golf Course Pond #7, which...
Jun 20 Friday

Lake Greeson Days - Kirby

Daisy State Park, Kirby
Join Daisy State Park for Lake Greeson Days!  This event will include our 25th Annual Kids Fishing Derby as well as multitudes of contests, programs, and lake tours!...
Jun 21 Saturday

Tri-Sport Kid's Triathlon - Fayetteville

1629 S River Meadows, Fayetteville
See website...
Jun 21 Saturday

Kayaking 101 - Mammoth Spring

Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Spend some time on the lake learning the basic paddling and kayaking maneuvers and then move to the Spring River after lunch. Reservations required by June 14 - space lim...
Jun 21 Saturday

25th Annual Children's Fishing Derby - Kirby

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

3rd Annual True Grit Bike Ride - Fort Smith

2 North B St., Fort Smith
First Tee Building of Fort Smith
A non-competitive cycling tour for individuals of all abilities includes 35-, 50-, and 100-mile routes, in addition to a 10-mile Family Fun Ride. Pit-stop aid stations ar...
Jun 22 Sunday

Ozark Valley Triathlon - Fayetteville

1629 S River Meadows, Fayetteville
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Jun 23 Monday

Walmart Northwest Arkansas Championship - Rogers

6/23/2014 - 6/29/2014
317 W. Walnut , Rogers
Pinnacle Country Club
An official LPGA Tour event featuring 144 of the top female golfers in the world....
Jun 26 Thursday

Olympic Day / Punt, Pass, & Kick - Jacksonville

5 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville
Jacksonville Boys & Girls Club
10 a.m. Jacksonville Parks & Recreation is hosting an Olympic Day event to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games. Olympic Day is not only a celebration, but a...
Jul 4 Friday

34th Annual Busch-Pepsi Softball Classic - North Little Rock

7/4/2014 - 7/6/2014
1 Eldor Johnson Drive, North Little Rock
Burns park Softball Complex
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Jul 12 Saturday

Bad Boy Kids Triathlon for Literacy - Batesville

500 E. Main St., Batesville
Lyon College
Registration & packet pickup 7-8:30 a.m. Races begin at 9 a.m. Ages 5-18 swim, bike, and run for literacy. A benefit for the Ozark Foothills Literacy Project. ...
Jul 19 Saturday

31st Mightymite Triathlon - Forrest City

203 N. Izard, Forrest City
The 1/3-mile swim in Lake Dunn at Village Creek State Park, 13-mile bike ride on Highway 284 to East Arkansas Community College, and 3-mile run to the historic Campbell H...
Jul 25 Friday

South Hot Springs Gun and Knife Show - Hot Springs

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

29th Annual National Championship Chuckwagon Race - Clinton

8/27/2014 - 9/5/2014
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 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...