Festival & Event Promotion

Are you marketing an event in Arkansas? Let us know! The Tourism Development Section produces the state’s semi-annual printed Calendar of Events and maintains the Arkansas.com Calendar of Events. Further festival assistance is offered through the Small Festival Advertising Grant program.  Another resource for festival and event planners is the Arkansas Festivals & Events Association (AFEA). Learn more about AFEA and how joining can help improve your area event by visiting www.arfea.org.

Festival Advertising Grants

The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism assists small communities in advertising their festivals through a Festival Advertising Grant Program. Applicants must be an incorporated Arkansas city or county. The community must have a population of less than 10,500. Grants will be a 2/3 cash match and will be awarded in increments of $50 with a minimum of $500 and a maximum of $2,000.  For more information, download the overview and application below.

Overview and Application
Rules and Project Checklist