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Apr 30
- THRU - May 05

Youth Art Contest Finalist Exhibit

Apr 30
- May 05
Mississippi River State Park, Marianna
Visitor Center
Kindergarten through 12th grade students will display their art work representing the St. Francis and Mississippi River, Crowley’s Ridge, or the Delta in the entran...

May 05

19th Century Girls Night Out

May 05
Historic Washington State Park, Washington
Williams' Tavern Restaurant
Experience a girls night out with a trip back in time. Enjoy a special meal i...

May 13

Arkansas Heritage Day

May 13
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Various Sites Parkwide
May is Arkansas Heritage Month, and you are invited to discover the state’s rich heritage in Arkansas’s first state Park. From Native American Indian life to ...

May 13

Hummingbird Special

May 13
Mount Magazine State Park, Paris
The Lodge at Mount Magazine
Each year, the return of hummingbirds is eagerly awaited at Mount Magazine State Park. Marvel at these acrobatic pollinators during this family-friendly, nature-themed ce...

May 13

Kayak and Dinner Cruise

May 13
Village Creek State Park, Wynne
Lake Dunn Boat Dock
Enjoy a relaxing kayak tour of Lake Dunn. We will have dinner on the shore of the lake and finish the night with star gazing. Space is limited, so make your reservation b...

May 20

Historic Women's Skills Workshop

May 20
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 20

Armed Forces Honor Day

May 20
Historic Washington State Park, Washington
1874 Courthouse
Join Historic Washington State Park as we honor those who serve and have served in our military. Members of the military,

May 20

Hope/Hempstead County Bluegrass Festival

May 20
Historic Washington State Park, Washington
1874 Courthouse
Historic Washington State Park serves as host for the Spring Hope/Hempstead County Bluegrass Festival. Sit back and enjoy a day of free performances on the courthouse law...

May 20

Pioneer Day

May 20
3877 Highway 88 West, Mena
Wonder House
Ever wonder how people used to cook, or what games and toys children played in early Arkansas? How about what tools were used for everyday living and how they are similar...

Jun 03

Battle of Ditch Bayou Commemoration

Jun 03
Lake Chicot State Park, Lake Village
Visitor Center
Join us as we commemorate the battle that took place between Union and Confederate soldiers just south of Lake Chicot. As the last major Civil War battle in the state, wh...

Jun 03

Dutch Oven Cooking Workshop

Jun 03
153 Dam Overlook Lane, Bull Shoals
Pavilion #1
This workshop explores the rich history of the cast iron Dutch oven and gives participants the opportunity to prepare recipes using this time-honored cooking method. Even...

Jun 05
- THRU - Jun 07

Explorer's Nature Camp

Jun 05
- Jun 07
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 06

Tuesdays at 2!

Jun 06
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
Parkin Archeological State Park is a great place to explore the past. Join park interpreters for a fun and educational program! Meet at the visitor center....

Jun 07
- THRU - Jun 09

Kids Nature Camp

Jun 07
- Jun 09
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
TBA
Camping out is a lot of fun. Hiking through the woods, searching for insects under a log, and finding pebbles by a stream are all a part of camping. It’s amazing ho...

Jun 10

Bread and Butter Workshop

Jun 10
Historic Washington State Park, Washington
Sanders Kitchen
There is more than one way to experience history. Come and have bread and butter with us. Sample some historic bread and make your own butter. We will cook Sally Lunn bre...

Jun 12
- THRU - Jun 14

Art in the Park Day Camp

Jun 12
- Jun 14
Village Creek State Park, Wynne
Meeting Room

Sign your child up for a creative experience in the park. Kids ages 7-10 will have the chance to explore different craft and art type...


Jun 12
- THRU - Jun 16

Delta Discovery Day Camp

Jun 12
- Jun 16
Lake Chicot State Park, Lake Village
Visitor Center
If your child likes to experience the great outdoors through guided hikes, lake tours, recreational activities, and nature crafts, then the Delta Discovery Day Camp is fo...

Jun 13
- THRU - Jun 15

Explorer Day Camp

Jun 13
- Jun 15
Lake Catherine State Park, Hot Springs
Visitor Center
Explorer Camp is designed to get kids out in nature. During our three-day, day camp we will spend each day discovering things in Lake Catherine State Park with hikes, clo...

Jun 20
- THRU - Jun 22

"Star City's Stars" Day Camp

Jun 20
- Jun 22
Cane Creek State Park, Star City
Visitor Center
This summer day camp is out of this world! Kids ages 7-13 will discover part of what makes Star City a truly special place: our beautiful view of the night sky! Campers w...

Jun 21
- THRU - Jun 23

Children’s Day Camp – Ages 8-12

Jun 21
- Jun 23
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 about American Indian lifeways. Part of the camp will...

Jun 26
- THRU - Jun 28

Outdoor Adventure Day Camp

Jun 26
- Jun 28
Village Creek State Park, Wynne
Meeting Room
Sign your child up for an outdoor adventure! This session is for children ages 7-10. This camp includes a variety of educational and recreational programs designed to g...

Jun 28
- THRU - Jun 30

Agri-Adventure Day Camp

Jun 28
- Jun 30
Plantation Agriculture Museum, Scott
Heritage Resource Center
This three-day adventure camp for children ages 8-12, will have them leap into a whole other world of exciting life on the Delta. Join a park interpreter in this fun-fill...

Jul 01

4th of July Weekend in the Park

Jul 01
3877 Highway 88 West, Mena
Join us for our annual 4th of July activities in the park, where we’ll have refreshing watermelon and homemade ice cream on this hot summer day. Many oth...

Jul 01

The Reading and Signing of the Declaration of Independence

Jul 01
Historic Washington State Park, Washington
1874 Courthouse
Hear the Declaration of Independence read as was commonly done in the 19th century at the 1874 Courthouse Visitor Center. Afterwards, sign your own “John Hancock&rd...

Jul 02

CCC Reunion Day

Jul 02
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork
TBA
Put on your best 1930s style clothing and join Devil’s Den State Park staff as we honor the legacy, tradition, and hard work of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC...

Jul 04

July 4th Fun and Games Day

Jul 04
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
TBA
Join the park staff for an “old fashioned” celebration of our nation’s birthday! Fun, family-oriented games, contests, and other activities are offered....

Jul 04

4th of July Island Festival

Jul 04
DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Bismarck
Lodge Island
Bring the whole family to the park and make great memories this 4th of July. Park interpreters will have a host of games and activities to help you enjoy your time at DeG...

Jul 04

Craft Day for Kids

Jul 04
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 04

Independence Day Celebration

Jul 04
Bull Shoals-White River State Park, Bull Shoals
Enjoy all-American fun for the entire family! Activities are scheduled at the James A. Gaston Visitor Center. Fireworks at dark with shuttles available from park pavilion...

Jul 04

42nd Annual Devil's Den Games

Jul 04
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork
Ball field in Camp Area E
Enjoy a fun filled family day of horseshoes, parades, and much more, all topped off with homemade ice cream! It will be a July 4th celebration your family won’t soo...

Jul 08

Third Annual Homegoods Day

Jul 08
Plantation Agriculture Museum, Scott
Main Museum

The Plantation Agriculture Museum will host the Third Annual Homegoods Day on Saturday, July 8th from 10-2 pm. Join the festivities while enjoying fresh hom...


Jul 10
- THRU - Jul 12

Wonders of Water Day Camp

Jul 10
- Jul 12
Village Creek State Park, Wynne
Meeting Room
Sign your child up for an outdoor adventure! This session is for children ages 7-10. Campers will have the chance to experience stream testing, find macroinvertebrates,...

Jul 11
- THRU - Jul 13

Girls' Adventure Day Camp

Jul 11
- Jul 13
Woolly Hollow State Park, Greenbrier
Woolly Hollow

This camp will introduce girls ages 7 -11 to the wonders of the natural world. Through a variety of experiences including hiking, camping skills, kayaking, crafting, n...


Jul 11
- THRU - Jul 13

Survival Skills Day Camp

Jul 11
- Jul 13
Lake Poinsett State Park, Harrisburg
Visitor Center
This summer camp is for kids ages 7-13 to show nature survivor skills in the wild through hands-on activities. These activities include cooking over an open fire, navigat...

Jul 12
- THRU - Jul 14

Adventure Daycamp

Jul 12
- Jul 14
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 15

Braided Rug Workshop

Jul 15
Historic Washington State Park, Washington
1874 Courthouse

Spend the day at Historic Washington learning rug braiding techniques. Choose your own material and the project is yours to keep. All materials will be provided.  ...


Jul 17
- THRU - Jul 19

Adventure Nature Camp

Jul 17
- Jul 19
Bull Shoals-White River State Park, Bull Shoals
This three-day, one-night camp is designed to introduce kids ages 10-12 to the wonders of our natural world. All gear, materials, and some meals are included in the fee. ...

Jul 17
- THRU - Jul 21

Delta Discovery Day Camp

Jul 17
- Jul 21
Lake Chicot State Park, Lake Village
Visitor Center
If your child likes to experience the great outdoors through guided hikes, lake tours, recreational activities, and nature crafts, then the Delta Discovery Day Camp is fo...

Jul 19
- THRU - Jul 21

Youth Day Camp – Ages 13-16

Jul 19
- Jul 21
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
At this camp, youth will join the staff from Parkin Archeological State Park for three days of fun and learning about American Indian lifeways. Part of the camp will happ...

Jul 22

11th Annual Red River Heritage Symposium

Jul 22
Historic Washington State Park, Washington
1874 Courthouse
This symposium will focus on timber in the Red River region. Presenters from several organizations will be part of the program along with special tours of the park/region...

Jul 24
- THRU - Jul 26

History Happened Here Day Camp

Jul 24
- Jul 26
Village Creek State Park, Wynne
Meeting Room

Sign your child up for an adventure through history! This session is for children ages 7-10 and will help them learn about the histo...


Jul 24
- THRU - Jul 27

SWAT Overnight Camp

Jul 24
- Jul 27
Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Mena
Lodge
Kids ages 9-13 are invited to join park interpreters as we discover Southwest Arkansas’s State Parks. We will hike, fish, swim, kayak, campfire cook, and more. Spen...

Jul 24
- THRU - Jul 27

SWAT Overnight Camp

Jul 24
- Jul 27
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center
Join park interpreters as we discover Southwest Arkansas’s State Parks. We will hike, fish, swim, kayak, cook over a campfire, and more. Spend three nights and four...

Jul 25
- THRU - Jul 27

"Bug Buddies" Day Camp

Jul 25
- Jul 27
Cane Creek State Park, Star City
Visitor Center
This summer day camp is for kids ages 5-9. We will get your child excited about nature with a variety of hands-on activities including bug-related arts and crafts, hiking...

Aug 05

Candle Making Workshop

Aug 05
Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
Old Visitor Center
Candles were a vital part of frontier life and pioneers had to make their own with the materials they had on hand. Join the park interpreter to learn the history of candl...

Aug 07
- THRU - Aug 12

124th Old Soldiers Reunion

Aug 07
- Aug 12
Mammoth Spring State Park, Mammoth Spring
Ball Field
A week of fun starting nightly at 5 p.m. with carnival rides, games, prizes, food, bingo, and more each evening. Free access and parking. Sponsored by VFW Post ...

Aug 12

Photography Contest Judging

Aug 12
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center

Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area’s theme is “A River for All Seasons.” Celebrate the beauty of the Cossatot River by entering your photos taken...


Aug 12

Black River Ramble

Aug 12
Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
Black River Boat Launch

Join park staff and explore the importance of rivers with a float on the Black River from Davidsonville to Powhatan. We will stop along the way for lunch and a tour of...


Aug 12

American Indian Paints and Dyes Workshop

Aug 12
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
Colors have always been of human interest and even though the prehistoric Arkansans didn't have as many textiles as we do today, color was still important. Most colors ca...

Aug 12

American Indian Paints and Dyes Workshop

Aug 12
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
Colors have always been of human interest and even though the Prehistoric Arkansans didn’t have as many textiles as we do today, color was still important. Most col...

Aug 19

Sticks and Stones

Aug 19
Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, Scott
Visitor Center
For thousands of years humans relied upon bows and arrows, spear, atlatl, and blowgun to survive. Join park staff for a unique hands-on opportunity to learn how to use th...

Aug 29
- THRU - Sep 04

Uncover the Legacy: Legacy Week 2017

Aug 29
- Sep 04
Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
Visitor Center
The town site of Davidsonville has been preserved as a state park since 1957 when land was generously donated to the state by the Davis family. As part of the Arkansas St...

Aug 30
- THRU - Sep 04

Arkansas State Parks Legacy Week

Aug 30
- Sep 04
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
TBA

In 1923, Petit Jean became the first state park in Arkansas thanks to the efforts of Dr. T.W. Hardison. In 1933, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) laid the foundat...


Aug 30
- THRU - Sep 04

Arkansas State Parks Legacy Week

Aug 30
- Sep 04
Plantation Agriculture Museum, Scott
Museum
For over 27 years the Plantation Agriculture Museum State Park has continued to carry on the legacy of preserving the rich heritage of plantation life and cotton agricult...

Aug 30
- THRU - Sep 04

Legacy Week

Aug 30
- Sep 04
Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Mena
Lodge

The legacy of Arkansas State Parks is to preserve our state's diverse beauty and history, so that all Arkansans and visitors may find emotional and intellectual connec...


Aug 30
- THRU - Sep 04

Legacy Week

Aug 30
- Sep 04
2009 Main Street, Des Arc
Museum

Join us in celebrating Arkansas State Parks! Activities will be held throughout the week to commemorate the history of the park and its mission. Contact the park for a...


Aug 31
- THRU - Sep 04

6th Annual Legacy - Think Like a Mountain Weekend

Aug 31
- Sep 04
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork
TBA

School may be back in session, but there is still time for fun, family activities as you join park staff and special speakers to get to know the park better. Discover ...


Sep 02
- THRU - Sep 04

66th Annual Clothesline Fair

Sep 02
- Sep 04
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Prairie Grove
Park Grounds
At this Ozark arts & crafts exhibition, which started in 1951, explore more than 100 craft booths with vendors demonstrating and selling their wares. Living history, ...

Sep 16

Arrowhead Wire Wrapping Workshop

Sep 16
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
Have you ever wanted to make an arrowhead into a necklace? Now is your chance. Learn how to make silver wire wrapped arrowhead necklaces. For a more rugged look, we will ...

Sep 16

Rope Whisk Workshop

Sep 16
2009 Main Street, Des Arc
Museum
Riverboat crews made brooms and brushes by knotting a piece of old rope and fraying the ends. Join in the knot-tying fun and make a small rope brush perfect for dusting....

Sep 16

Arrowhead Wire Wrapping Workshop

Sep 16
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
Have you ever wanted to make an arrowhead into a necklace? Now is your chance. Learn how to make silver wire wrapped arrowhead necklaces. For a more rugged look, we will ...

Sep 21
- THRU - Sep 23

20th Annual Fall Automobile Swap Meet

Sep 21
- Sep 23
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Museum of Automobiles on Petit Jean Mountain
This annual swap meet is hosted by the Museum of Automobiles on Petit Jean Mountain. Classic and vintage automobiles from all over the region are on display. There is als...

Sep 23

Intro to Forging

Sep 23
Historic Washington State Park, Washington
1874 Courthouse
Join the park smiths at the forge for a hands-on class covering the basic operations of blacksmithing. Participants will make simple art objects and more functional objec...

Oct 06
- THRU - Oct 08

Woman's Outdoor Weekend

Oct 06
- Oct 08
Bull Shoals-White River State Park, Bull Shoals
Ladies open the door to all of your senses by getting away and reconnecting with nature. During this 3-day, 2-night adventure, we will offer sessions on basic camping, n...

Oct 07

Gardening Basics for the Fall

Oct 07
Historic Washington State Park, Washington
1874 Courthouse
Just because winter is almost here, doesn’t mean you must put your gardening tools away. Some of your favorite plants come from a healthy fall/winter garden. Join o...

Oct 07

Hankie Sachet Workshop

Oct 07
Plantation Agriculture Museum, Scott
Heritage Resource Center
Sachets have been used for thousands of years for a variety of reasons, including insect repellent and to induce sleep. Join us in making a modern version filled with aro...

Oct 10
- THRU - Oct 12

Senior American Special

Oct 10
- Oct 12
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
TBA
Experience the scenic beauty of Petit Jean State Park while enjoying the hospitality of the friendly park staff! Join us for free guided walks, talks, demonstrations, and...

Oct 14

Ghost of Davidsonville Fall Festival

Oct 14
Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
Davidsonville Historic State Park
There's a chill in the air, color in the trees, pumpkins abound and what's that? Do you hear the whispering of ghosts down at Davidsonville State Park? Gather u...

Oct 14

Dutch Oven Cooking Workshop

Oct 14
Bull Shoals-White River State Park, Bull Shoals
Pavilion #1
This workshop explores the rich history of the cast iron Dutch oven and gives participants the opportunity to prepare recipes using this time-honored cooking method. Work...

Oct 14

Kitchen Broomcorn Workshop

Oct 14
Lower White River Museum State Park, Des Arc
Museum
Explore the world of broom making, starting in the kitchen! Learn the basics of plaiting and wire-wrapping as you make a traditional cake tester and pot scrubber from bro...

Oct 15

Tombstones That Tell Tales

Oct 15
Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, Rogers
Visitor Center

Tombstones don't just mark a burial site. According to graveyard researcher, Abby Burnett, "Epitaphs can be funny. Epitaphs can be serious. Epitaphs can be revealing. ...


Oct 21

Prehistoric Duck Decoy Workshop

Oct 21
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
Waterfowl were an important protein source for the ancient people of this area. Duck decoys made of cattail leaves have been found at various archeological sites. Come to...

Oct 21

Beginner’s Dutch Oven Cooking Workshop

Oct 21
Plantation Agriculture Museum, Scott
Heritage Resource Center
If you have never cooked in a cast iron Dutch oven this workshop is for you. Learn how to care for cast iron cookware, how to control temperatures and spend some hands-on...

Oct 21

Prehistoric Duck Decoy Workshop

Oct 21
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
Waterfowl were an important protein source for the ancient people of this area. Duck decoys made of cattail leaves have been found at various archeological sites. Come to...

Oct 28

Halloween Fun at Petit Jean

Oct 28
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Rec Hall Unless Otherwise Noted
Celebrate the “spooky season” on Petit Jean Mountain! Family-friendly, nature-focused activities are provided. Costumes are welcome. Contact the park for a sc...

Oct 28

Devil's Den Haunted Trail Walk

Oct 28
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork
TBA
Relive a haunted Devil’s Den story as you make your way down the trail. There is a small fee for this haunted trail walk. Register at the visitor center. Light refr...

Nov 04

Cast Iron Round Mini Servers Workshop

Nov 04
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center Amphitheater
Join park interpreters for a fun day of cooking with cast iron. Learn the history and techniques and receive a cast iron round mini server. We will make entrees, and dess...

Nov 04

Dutch Oven Workshop

Nov 04
Lake Charles State Park, Powhatan
TBD
Have you ever wondered how to use a cast iron Dutch oven? Join us for a Dutch oven demonstration to learn how to care for, and cook in a Dutch oven. Registration is requi...

Nov 11

Dutch Oven Workshop: Veterans Day Celebration

Nov 11
Davidsonville Historic State Park, Pocahontas
Visitor Center Fire Place

Pioneers relied heavily on Dutch ovens when they were traveling west to settle the frontier. Learn how to use and care for Dutch ovens as...


Nov 11

Gourd Workshop

Nov 11
2009 Main Street, Des Arc
Museum
Gourds have been used for centuries for both artistic and practical purposes. Join the fun and learn to shape and decorate these unusual plants. Please dress appropriatel...

Nov 18

Casqui Foods

Nov 18
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
While the ancient inhabitants of Parkin didn’t have pizza and cheeseburgers to enjoy, they had a varied and healthy diet. Bring your family and friends to experienc...

Nov 18

Basket Weaving Workshop

Nov 18
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
The 1800’s brought many emigrants to the river valley; these pioneers had to learn to live off the land. Basket making, by using oak splits, was an important task f...

Nov 18

Casqui Foods

Nov 18
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
While the ancient inhabitants of Parkin didn't have pizza and cheeseburgers to enjoy, they had a varied and healthy diet. Bring your family and friends to experience the ...

Nov 24

Green Friday Programming

Nov 24
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area, Wickes
Visitor Center

Go green before Black Friday by participating in our family friendly, nature-oriented programming at Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area. Enjoy participating in a c...


Nov 24

Green Friday

Nov 24
Plantation Agriculture Museum, Scott
Museum
Instead of going shopping among huge crowds on Black Friday visit us at the museum for an alternative way to spend the day. We will have a make-and-take craft project tha...

Nov 24

Green Friday Initiative

Nov 24
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Prairie Grove
TBA

Does black Friday make you feel blue? If so, it’s time to go green at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park! The Green Friday initiative invites you to skip the c...


Nov 24

Green Friday

Nov 24
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork
TBA

Go green NOT black! Forget the crowded malls and stores as you join park staff to ease into the holiday season by enjoying the great outdoors!

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Nov 24

Green Friday

Nov 24
Lower White River Museum State Park, Des Arc
Museum

Why spend Black Friday in crowded stores and long lines when you could be making memories with your family at the museum? Enjoy a green alternative to Black Friday and...


Nov 24
- THRU - Nov 26

20th Annual Mountain Rendezvous

Nov 24
- Nov 26
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Historic CCC Field
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 02

Christmas Open House 2017

Dec 02
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Mather Lodge Lobby
See historic Mather Lodge dressed in its Christmas finery. Enjoy family arts and crafts activities and seasonal entertainment. Contact the park for a schedule. ...

Dec 02

Historic Handmade Holidays

Dec 02
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
While most people think of American Indians when they think of Parkin, there was an important historical community of people who worked at the Northern Ohio Sawmill. Thei...

Dec 02

31st Annual Christmas and Candlelight

Dec 02
Historic Washington State Park, Washington
1874 Courthouse
You and your family will be in awe of the natural beauty that candlelit streets provide as you stroll through our historic village. Decorations, music, and more set the m...

Dec 02

Winter at the Lake

Dec 02
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 throughout the day. Call for details....

Dec 02

Paper Quilling Workshop

Dec 02
Lower White River Museum State Park, Des Arc
Museum
Quilling, the art of coiling strips of paper to create designs, was a popular ladies’ pastime until the late 19th century. Join park staff to learn this delicate cr...

Dec 02

Historic Handmade Holidays

Dec 02
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
While most people think of American Indians when they think of Parkin, there was an important historical community of people who worked at the Northern Ohio Sawmill. Thei...

Dec 09

Mississippian Basket Weaving

Dec 09
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
Archeologists have been lucky enough to find examples of basketry from the Mississippian time period and have learned to create replica baskets. Spend the day with a park...

Dec 09

Mississippian Basket Weaving

Dec 09
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
Archeologists have been lucky enough to find examples of basketry from the Mississippian time period and have learned to create replica baskets. Spend the day with a park...

Dec 09

Pioneer Christmas Craft Workshop

Dec 09
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Prairie Grove
Latta Barn
Come craft the rustic Christmas charm that was part of the pioneer experience in the Ozarks. Crafts and decoration tutorials will include wreath, ornament, and fruit stri...

Dec 16

Holiday Crafts Open House

Dec 16
Plantation Agriculture Museum, Scott
Museum
Start some new holiday traditions to kick-off this Christmas season. Plantation Agriculture Museum will open the grounds and building to the public for our 7th annual ope...

Dec 23

Holiday Open House

Dec 23
Devil's Den State Park, West Fork
Visitor Center
Join the staff of Devil’s Den State Park for light refreshments and help us decorate our park Christmas Tree by making ornaments in the style of the Civilian Conser...

Jan 01

Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation

Jan 01
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Prairie Grove
Church in the Ozark Village
The Emancipation Proclamation, originally issued on January 1st, 1863, is a powerful document that holds untold significance for our nation and our heritage. Join the par...

Jan 01

125-Mile Challenge

Jan 01
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Prairie Grove
Battlefield Trailhead

Union General Herron's men completed a forced-march of 125 miles in three days to get to the Battle of Prairie Grove on Decemeber 7th, 1862. If they can complete this ...


Jan 01

First Day Hikes 2018

Jan 01
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Various Sites Parkwide

Guided hikes on New Year’s Day are part of an annual First Day Hikes initiative in the state parks in all 50 states. Begin the new year rejuvenating and connecti...


Jan 13

Rag Rug Workshop

Jan 13
2009 Main Street, Des Arc
Museum
The art of making rugs from scraps of old fabric has been handed down for generations. Become part of this tradition and learn a new skill as you weave a no-sew rag rug....

Jan 26
- THRU - Jan 28

39th Annual Eagles Et Cetera

Jan 26
- Jan 28
DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Bismarck
Lodge

Join us for the 39th annual Eagles Et Cetera event where we will celebrate our nation's symbol and many of its counterparts, calling to light some of today's most pres...


Feb 11

Sandal Weaving Workshop

Feb 11
Parkin Archeological State Park, Parkin
Visitor Center
The prehistoric Arkansans performed many tasks to make their lives more comfortable. Sandal weaving likely was one of those tasks. Come learn how to make twined sandals s...

Feb 17

Beeswax Skincare Workshop

Feb 17
Lower White River Museum State Park, Des Arc
Museum
Beeswax is for more than just candles. Learn more about beeswax and natural skincare as you melt and pour your own lip balm, salve, and fixing wax....

Feb 24

Basket Weaving Workshop

Feb 24
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center

The 1800’s brought many emigrants to the river valley; these pioneers had to learn to live off the land. Basket making, by using...


Mar 02

"Shakespeare in the Park" Performances and Workshops

Mar 02
P.O. Box 129, Washington
1940 WPA Gym

Enjoy an evening performance by the American Shakespeare Center of Staunton, Virginia. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. with a pre-show performance at 7 p.m. in th...


Mar 03

Archeology Day at Petit Jean 2018

Mar 03
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Various Sites Parkwide
March is Archeology Month in Arkansas, and you are invited to spend a day discovering the archeological treasures of Petit Jean Mountain, including the American Indian pi...

Mar 03

"Shakespeare in the Park" Performances and Workshops

Mar 03
P.O. Box 129, Washington
1940 WPA Gym
Enjoy an evening performance by the American Shakespeare Center of Staunton, Virginia. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. with a pre-show performance at 7 p.m. in ...

Mar 10

Yo-Yo Quilt Workshop

Mar 10
2009 Main Street, Des Arc
Museum
Celebrate National Quilting Month with yo-yos! This easy introduction to quilting forms a puff that can be used in quilting and other crafts. Practice on your own yo-yo m...

Mar 16
- THRU - Mar 18

50th Annual Jonquil Festival

Mar 16
- Mar 18
Historic Washington State Park, Washington
Mar 16
- THRU - Mar 19

Celebrating Trees at Petit Jean 2018

Mar 16
- Mar 19
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Various Sites Parkwide
March 19 is Arbor Day in Arkansas. You are invited to enjoy park programs that celebrate our bounty and variety of trees and the natural beauty of Petit Jean State Park. ...

Mar 20
- THRU - Mar 24

Spring Break

Mar 20
- Mar 24
Lower White River Museum State Park, Des Arc
Museum
Looking for family-friendly spring break fun? Enjoy hands-on activities each day at 2 p.m. as you explore the past and make memories for the future. Contact the park for ...

Apr 14

Tin Punching Workshop

Apr 14
2009 Main Street, Des Arc
Museum
From lanterns to pie safes, punched tin raised the practical to an art form. Explore historical uses and designs as you create your own work of punched tin art. Tin and p...

May 11

O.W.L.S.

May 11
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Visitor Center
The Arkansas River creates many recreational opportunities for us to enjoy. Join Lake Dardanelle State Park staff for O.W.L.S. (Outdoor Women Learning Skills). This progr...

May 12

Wire Wrapped Ring Workshop

May 12
Lower White River Museum State Park, Des Arc
Museum
Wire wrapping is one of oldest methods of making jewelry. Wrap your head around this simple technique as you make custom rings....

May 12

Arkansas Heritage Day at Petit Jean 2018

May 12
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Various Sites Parkwide
May is Arkansas Heritage Month, and you are invited to discover the state’s rich heritage in Arkansas’s first state park. From Native American Indian life to ...

Jun 09

English Paper Piecing Workshop

Jun 09
2009 Main Street, Des Arc
Museum
English paper piecing is a centuries-old form of quilt making in which fabric is wrapped around paper and hand sewn together. Join us to learn this easy, portable, and pr...

Aug 29
- THRU - Sep 03

Arkansas State Parks Legacy Week 2018

Aug 29
- Sep 03
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Various Sites Parkwide

In 1923, Petit Jean became the first state park in Arkansas thanks to the efforts of Dr. T.W. Hardison. In 1933, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) laid the foundat...


Oct 16
- THRU - Oct 18

Senior American Special 2018

Oct 16
- Oct 18
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Various Sites Parkwide
Experience the scenic beauty of Petit Jean State Park while enjoying the hospitality of the friendly park staff! Join us for free guided walks, talks, demonstrations, and...

Nov 23

Green Friday

Nov 23
Lake Fort Smith State Park, Mountainburg
Visitor Center

Crowded stores, short tempers, and congested traffic…sounds lovely, right? Avoid the headaches of Black Friday and instead create enjoyable memories by spending...


Nov 23
- THRU - Nov 25

21st Annual Petit Jean Mountain Rendezvous

Nov 23
- Nov 25
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Historic CCC Field
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 01

Christmas Open House 2018

Dec 01
Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton
Historic Mather Lodge Lobby
See the park’s historic Mather Lodge dressed in its Christmas finery. Enjoy family arts and crafts activities and seasonal entertainment. Santa Claus is scheduled f...