Archives 2013 June is Jumping With Activities, Festivals & More Summer hits full-stride in Arkansas during June. Lakes, rivers and campgrounds are popular destinations. Festivals are nearly every weekend. An acclaimed London art exhibition is in Little Rock, Loretta Lynn performs in De Queen, and Bentonville celebrates food and art. Merry Month of May in Arkansas Brings Outdoor Activities The Arkansas Calendar of Events is packed with tons of things to do in May. The festival season kicks off at full speed with salutes to everything from armadillos and toads to steaks and trout. The warmer weather beckons everyone to get out and enjoy the beauty of The Natural State. Arkansas Celebrations and Spring Activities Plentiful in April April’s warmer temperatures in Arkansas lures people outdoors. It also brings the beginning of festival season with a calendar full of events for the whole family. You can choose from music, history, ethnic foods, baseball, walking, hiking or riding a bike along an Arkansas trail. March Heralds Wildflowers, Art, Music and More! March brings the promise of spring with colorful wildflowers and events. An important Norman Rockwell exhibit, music, a nationally acclaimed St. Patrick’s Day parade, outdoor activities, and a display of rare photos of John F. Kennedy, Jr., along with accompanying activities, dot the calendar. Arkansas Valentine's Getaways, Black History Month and More An Arkansas February brings opportunities to celebrate romance, eagle watch, observe Black History Month, and visit one of the many excellent museums, art galleries or libraries. It also provides the chance to see the magnificent Trumpeter Swans at Magness Lake near Heber Springs. Battle of Arkansas Post 150th Anniversary is this Weekend 2013 in The Natural State is full of special celebrations, events and anniversaries honoring major happenings in Arkansas. Read more about the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Arkansas Post, taking place Saturday, January 19, 2013 - Sunday, January 20. 2012 January in Arkansas Brings Plenty to do Indoors or Out Outdoor activities don't stop in Arkansas once the weather turns cooler. A full calendar of indoor events is scheduled as well. Gather around a cozy fire, inside or out. Hike a trail, take part in a festival, visit a museum, go shopping. Plan Your Holiday Escape To Arkansas in December Holiday and non-holiday events await this month. The Trail of Holiday Lights continues through December. A major Civil War 150 anniversary commemoration is at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park. Learn about one of state’s most delicious edibles: the Arkansas Black Apple. November Celebrations and Special Events in Arkansas November is full of celebrations in Arkansas. From Turkey Day buffets, duck calling contests and ice skating rinks to open houses, lighting ceremonies and parades, the holidays are in full swing in The Natural State. October Brings a Blast of Excitement and Fun October in Arkansas is so exciting. Festivals pack every weekend from corner to corner. Towns large, small and every size in between celebrate the harvest, fall color, Halloween, music, food, outdoor activities and just about any topic you can think of. Come join the fun! An Arkansas September Brings Fairs, Festivals and Special Events School may have started but that doesn’t mean special events, festivals and activities around The Natural State have stopped. The calendar is as packed as ever with county fairs, music festivals and Labor Day Weekend events. August Activities in Arkansas Say goodbye to summer with a flourish by visiting The Natural State during August. Several popular festivals take place this month. A variety of other events, both indoors and out, are waiting for you. July Brings Hot Events and Activities to Arkansas Come on in! The water's fine. July is the perfect month for activities on Arkansas's lakes and rivers. We have over 600,000 lake acres and more than 9,700 miles of rivers to choose from. The nation's birthday is celebrated across The Natural State with various events. Arkansas is Jumping in June Summer is in full swing in The Natural State. All types of water sports are available including taking a dip at an old-fashioned swimmin' hole. Plenty of activities crowd the calendar with things to do.