Archives 2014 Have an Awesome April in Arkansas! April in The Natural State brings festivals of all kinds, from honoring armadillos to paying homage to our Ozark Mountain folk heritage. It’s a great time to enjoy the blooming of the dogwoods, redbuds and azaleas or view your favorite waterfall. Learn about these and more in this e-newsletter. March Heralds the Arrival of Spring in The Natural State March brings the promise of eagerly-awaited spring. Trees and flowers begin to bloom, festivals and special events start appearing more often on the calendar. This season is also prime time for kayaking, rafting and canoeing whitewater. There are plenty of placid pools for the less adventuresome. Enjoy a Fabulous February in The Natural State February in The Natural State is for: lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, art connoisseurs, families, and more. It may be a short month but it’s packed full of things to do and exciting places to go. 2013 New Arkansas Adventures for the New Year Is your family tired of staying at home? If so, we have the perfect cure. Activities indoors and out await you this January. Kick off the New Year with a day hike, explore the paranormal, take an eagle watching lake tour or check out a tribute concert by a group paying homage to the Fab Four. Seasonal Celebrations & Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights Make December Bright The spirit of the season is evident all over Arkansas as the Trail of Holiday Lights is in full swing. In addition, there are open houses, concerts, ballets, parades, community tree lightings, and don't forget the visits with Santa Claus. Fayetteville's Lights of the Ozarks pictured here. An Arkansas November: Colorful Leaves and Sparkling Lights November is a transition month with the bounty of an autumn harvest and last vestiges of fall color still visible. Some farmers markets and roadside stands still offer locally grown plants, herbs, and produce. And the Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights begins its statewide "sparkle-athon" this month. A Fun-Filled October in Arkansas October in Arkansas means family-friendly festivals and great fall fun! From pumpkin patches and corn mazes to outdoor events and activities, The Natural State offers something for everyone! A Sensational September in Arkansas Awaits September in Arkansas never disappoints with great music, fun outdoor adventures and fantastic festivals! It's a great time to get out and explore The Natural State. An Awesome Arkansas August Brings Events and Festivals One of the best ways to celebrate summer is to explore the great outdoors. Whether you boat, camp, hike, swim, fish or picnic, the beautiful landscape that is The Natural State beckons you and your family. Arkansas Events, Festivals and Outdoor Activities are Plentiful in July There’s no better place to splash away the Arkansas July heat than a lake or river. Nearly every type of water activity is found here: sailing, house boating, canoeing, kayaking, rafting, swimming, fishing and skiing. Plenty of indoor events happen as well so come enjoy a visit to The Natural State. 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.