Calendar of Events

February, 2019

First Saturday Lecture: The First Morning of Their Freedom: The End of Slavery in Civil War Era Missouri by Diane Mutti Burke, Ph.D. - February 02, 2019

Arrow Rock First Saturday Lectures are free and open to the public. The one-hour lecture begins at 10 a.m. Come early for complimentary refreshments. The lectures are sponsored by the Friends of Arrow Rock, with the kind cooperation of the Arrow Rock State Historic Site. | Arrow Rock State Historic Site Visitor Center

March, 2019

First Saturday Lecture: United We Stand: Bingham's Election Series as an Argument for the Great American Experiment in Democracy by Dr. Joan Stack - March 02, 2019

Arrow Rock First Saturday Lectures are free and open to the public. The one-hour lecture begins at 10 a.m. Come early for complimentary refreshments. The lectures are sponsored by the Friends of Arrow Rock, with the kind cooperation of the Arrow Rock State Historic Site. | Arrow Rock State Historic Site Visitor Center

April, 2019

First Saturday Lecture: Native American Art by Rueben Iron Horse-Kent - April 06, 2019

Arrow Rock First Saturday Lectures are free and open to the public. The one-hour lecture begins at 10 a.m. Come early for complimentary refreshments. The lectures are sponsored by the Friends of Arrow Rock, with the kind cooperation of the Arrow Rock State Historic Site. | Arrow Rock State Historic Site Visitor Center

Easter Parade & Egg Hunt - April 21, 2019

Don your best bonnet or funniest hat and parade down Main Street to celebrate Easter! Our judges will award prizes galore in age categories ranging from teeny tiny to young-at-heart. Then we'll set the kids loose for an egg hunt that will be set up for four different age categories -- toddlers to teens. All this family-friendly fun is absolutely free and sponsored by the Experience Arrow Rock tourism committee, with prizes supplies by local businesses. The parade begins at 2 p.m. with the egg hunt following the hat judging. | Arrow Rock Boardwalk

May, 2019

First Saturday Lecture: Maria, Carmen, Kate and Company: Women on the Santa Fe Trail by Dr. Frances Levine - May 04, 2019

Arrow Rock First Saturday Lectures are free and open to the public. The one-hour lecture begins at 10 a.m. Come early for complimentary refreshments. The lectures are sponsored by the Friends of Arrow Rock, with the kind cooperation of the Arrow Rock State Historic Site. | Arrow Rock State Historic Site Visitor Center

Spring Garden Show & Vintage Market - May 11, 2019

Stock up on beautiful plants for your home and garden at our annual Spring Garden Show & Vintage Bazaar. Vendors include regional nurseries, plus antique dealers, artists and others! Admission is free and the event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. While you're in town, head down Main Street to check out the offerings at Missouri River Bird Observatory's first ever Birds & Bees Festival, celebrating pollinators and our natural world. | Old Schoolhouse (west end of Main Street)

Birds & Bees Festival - May 11, 2019

Learn more about nature's wonders and the amazing role of pollinators in our world at Arrow Rock's first-ever Birds & Bees Festival, hosted by the Missouri River Bird Observatory. This event runs in tandem with the Arrow Rock Spring Garden Show and Vintage Bazaar at the west end of Main Street. | Tavern Lawn and throughout the village

June, 2019

First Saturday Lecture: Civil War Medicine -- Compassion During Conflict by Dr. Michael Monaco - June 01, 2019

Arrow Rock First Saturday Lectures are free and open to the public. The one-hour lecture begins at 10 a.m. Come early for complimentary refreshments. The lectures are sponsored by the Friends of Arrow Rock, with the kind cooperation of the Arrow Rock State Historic Site. | Arrow Rock State Historic Site Visitor Center

July, 2019

Fourth of July Impromptu Parade - July 04, 2019

Come one, come all to the Arrow Rock Fourth of July Impromptu Parade. This charming slice of American welcomes everyone who wants to join in the fun. Decorate your car, tractor, bike, dog, horse, golf cart, self ... or join our kazoo band (no experience required) and parade down Main Street. We need spectators, too! Paraders, line up near the Old Schoolhouse by 1:45. The parade begins at 2 p.m. and travels the length of Main Street with a grand finale performance by the kazoo band in front of the Arrow Rock Boardwalk. | Along Arrow Rock's Main Street

August, 2019

First Saturday Lecture: The Story, "Retribution of Arrow Rock - August 03, 2019

Arrow Rock First Saturday Lectures are free and open to the public. The one-hour lecture begins at 10 a.m. Come early for complimentary refreshments. The lectures are sponsored by the Friends of Arrow Rock, with the kind cooperation of the Arrow Rock State Historic Site. | Arrow Rock State Historic Site Visitor Center

Arrow Rock Ice Cream Freeze-Off - August 31, 2019

Start your Labor Day weekend on a sweet note at the Arrow Rock Ice Cream Freeze-Off. For a $5 admission fee, you get to be the judge and choose the best of the ice cream entries from among more than a dozen delicious entries. After you cast your vote, head to the dessert table for a heaping helping of homemade cake, plus even more ice cream! The freeze-off begins at 2 p.m. on the west lawn of the J. Huston Tavern. | Tavern Lawn

September, 2019

First Saturday Lecture: Body Art Around the World - and in the USA! by Carol Diaz-Granados, Ph.D., RPA - September 07, 2019

Arrow Rock First Saturday Lectures are free and open to the public. The one-hour lecture begins at 10 a.m. Come early for complimentary refreshments. The lectures are sponsored by the Friends of Arrow Rock, with the kind cooperation of the Arrow Rock State Historic Site. | Arrow Rock State Historic Site Visitor Center

October, 2019

Arrow Rock Night Walks - October 04, 2019 through October 26, 2019

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 $20 per person if paid in advance ($25 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 friendsofarrowrock.org 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

First Saturday Lecture: Kicking Off Two Hundred Years Of Hemp In Arrow Rock, Missouri by Chris W. Nelson - October 05, 2019

Arrow Rock First Saturday Lectures are free and open to the public. The one-hour lecture begins at 10 a.m. Come early for complimentary refreshments. The lectures are sponsored by the Friends of Arrow Rock, with the kind cooperation of the Arrow Rock State Historic Site. | Arrow Rock State Historic Site Visitor Center

51st Annual Heritage Festival - October 12, 2019 through October 13, 2019

Arrow Rock was one of the first town's to host a heritage craft festival, and its festival continues to draw thousands each 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, 2019

Merchants' Open House - November 02, 2019 through November 03, 2019

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 23, 2019

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