Calendar of Events

February, 2018

First Saturday Lecture: Missouri's Alexander The Great - February 03, 2018

Presenter Larry Brown introduces you to Missouri's Alexander the Great (Alexander William Doniphan)in this free First Saturday Lecture, sponsored by the Friends of Arrow Rock. The lecture lasts approx. 1 hour. The lecture begins at 10 a.m. Refreshments provided. | Arrow Rock State Historic Site Visitor Center

August, 2018

Arrow Rock Writing Workshop - August 10, 2018 through August 11, 2018

Whether you're an amateur or a pro, you'll learn something valuable at the Arrow Rock Writing Workshop. This year's keynote speaker is Jonelle Patrick, author of the Only In Tokyo series of mystery novels. Learn more about this event and register at | Brown's Chapel & other locations in the village

October, 2018

Arrow Rock Night Walks - October 05, 2018 through October 27, 2018

Every Friday & Saturday Night in October! See the historic village of Arrow Rock, Missouri in a whole new light by exploring it in the dark! Your guide will lead you on a 90-minute walk around the village, recounting spine-tingling tales of daring adventures and dastardly deeds from days gone by. You'll walk in the footsteps of great American painter George Caleb Bingham, "Quinine Doctor" John Sappington, rowdy river men, weary pioneers, slaves, merchants and tradesmen who lived and died (and some say linger still) in the village. Tours are $15 per person if paid in advance ($20 if paid on the night of the walk) and begin a 7:30 p.m. every Friday and Saturday night in October at the Friends of Arrow Rock headquarters, 310 Main Street, on the boardwalk. Bring a camera and wear comfortable walking shoes. Some stories shared during the tour may be too intense for young children. Each tour is limited to 35 people. All walks sold out in advance in previous years. Reservations are very strongly recommended. Sign up a or call 660-837-3231. Night Walk tours may be scheduled for groups of 5 or more throughout the year by calling the Friends of Arrow Rock at 660-837-3231. Private walks must be scheduled at least 1 week in advance. | Starting at 310 Main Street

50th Annual Heritage Festival - October 13, 2018 through October 14, 2018

Arrow Rock was one of the first town's to host a heritage craft festival, and its festival continues to draw thousands each year. This year's festival is extra special as we celebrate our 50th year! Enjoy lost-art crafts demonstrated and sold by costumed artisans, live music and entertainment, great food, and the historic ambiance you won't find anywhere else! Admission is $2 per day and includes parking. Festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Join us at 8:45 a.m. on Sunday for an old-fashioned, non-denominational worship service at the historic Christian Church on Main Street. | Throughout the Village

November, 2018

Merchants' Open House - November 03, 2018 through November 04, 2018

Get a great start on your holiday shopping at the charming shops in Arrow Rock. You'll find unique gifts here that you'll never see online or at the mall. Shops will be open according to their regular schedules. Most open by 10 a.m. on Saturday and noon on Sunday. | Throughout the village

Hanging of the Greens - November 17, 2018

Santa makes Arrow Rock one of his first stops! He'll swing into town for an appearance following the annual Hanging of the Greens ceremony on the Arrow Rock Boardwalk. Join us for caroling, a few inspirational words, and Santa's arrival! Following the ceremony, we'll head to the J. Huston Tavern for complimentary photos with Santa, plus free cookies and cocoa! This free event begins at 2 p.m. | Arrow Rock Boardwalk

December, 2018

42nd Annual Christmas Folk Sing - December 02, 2018

Join us for a delightful afternoon of music and more with internationally acclaimed folk singers Cathy Barton and Dave Para. This charming program has been a holiday tradition in Arrow Rock for four decades! This is a free event. A freewill offering will be collected. 4 p.m. | Arrow Rock Federated Church