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

Chili & Soup Luncheon - February 03, 2018

The Experience Arrow Rock tourism committee sponsors this fundraising luncheon to support its annual events and the production of the town brochure. $10 includes all-you-can eat chili/soup plus a drink and homemade dessert. Event begins at 11:30 a.m. and lasts until 1 or until the food is gone! | Old Schoolhouse (Eighth & Main Streets)

March, 2018

First Saturday Lecture: The Fenwicks of Arrow Rock - March 03, 2018

Presenter Michael Kateman introduces you to his family in "The Fenwicks of Arrow Rock, 1835-present: My ancestry, racial identity, and patriotism." This free First Saturday Lecture is 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

Chili & Soup Luncheon - March 03, 2018

The Experience Arrow Rock tourism committee sponsors this fundraising luncheon to support its annual events and the production of the town brochure. $10 includes all-you-can eat chili/soup plus a drink and homemade dessert. Event begins at 11:30 a.m. and lasts until 1 or until the food is gone! | Old Schoolhouse (Eighth & Main Streets)

A Mile In Her Shoes: Women's History Walk - March 25, 2018

Who were the visionaries responsible for sparking Arrow Rock's preservation movement? Can you name the Hollywood legend who ran a music camp in this village? Which Arrow Rock woman flexed powerful political muscle? Put on your walking shoes and come with us as we track down the answers to these questions and introduce you to some of the most fascinating women of 19th and 20th century Arrow Rock. Join us at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 24 2018, (during Women's History Month), or Sunday, May 13 (Mother's Day), or on the date of your group's choosing throughout the year. Tickets are $15 per person. Reservations should be made in advance by calling the Friends of Arrow Rock at 660-837-3231. There is a maximum of 50 people per tour. | Beginning at Friends of Arrow Rock Museum Shop, 310 Main Street

April, 2018

Easter Parade & Egg Hunt - April 01, 2018

Welcome spring in style with this fun, free, family event. Don your most fabulous (or funny!) Easter hat and parade down Main Street. Judges will award prizes in multiple categories and age groups! After we dole out all the prizes, we set the kids loose for an egg hunt. There are designated hunt areas for ages 4 and under, ages 5-7, ages 8-11 and 12+. Bring a basket for every participating child. The event begins at 2 p.m. Parade starts at the corner of Fifth & Main. The Easter Bunny will be joining us for the fun! | Arrow Rock Boardwalk (Fourth & Main Streets)

First Saturday Lecture: Native American Art - April 07, 2018

Artist Joe Don Brave will open an exhibition of his work with a special presentation about the art that depicts his heritage. This free lecture begins at 10 a.m. and is sponsored by the Friends of Arrow Rock. Refreshments are served prior to the lecture. | Arrow Rock State Historic Site Visitor Center

May, 2018

First Saturday Lecture: The Social History of Knitting - May 05, 2018

Presenter Nancy Blossom (owner of The Grand Yarn in Arrow Rock) will explain the history and the social importance of knitting. This lecture, part of the Friends of Arrow Rock's First Saturday Lecture Series, is free and open to the public. It begins at 10 a.m. and lasts approximately 1 hour. Refreshments served prior to the lecture. | Arrow Rock State Historic Site Visitor Center

Spring Garden Market & Vintage Bazaar - May 12, 2018

Beautify your home and garden with fabulous finds from the annual Spring Garden Market & Vintage Bazaar. Vendors will be on hand featuring healthy bedding plants, hanging baskets, garden art, and more, plus antiques, vintage collectibles, and gifts. Admission is free. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Old Schoolhouse (Eighth & Main Streets)

July, 2018

Fourth of July Impromptu Parade - July 04, 2018

Come parade with us! The annual Impromptu Parade is Americana at its finest. Bring your decorated vehicle, your pet, your musical instrument, or join our amazing Kazoo band (no experience required!). Paraders gather at the Old Schoolhouse at 10:45 to line up. This year's parade begins at 11 a.m. Spectators may view the parade from anywhere along Main Street, but those near the Arrow Rock Boardwalk will enjoy the Kazoo band's rousing finale! | Beginning at the Old Schoolhouse, running the length of Main Street

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 friendsofarrowrock.org/writingworkshop. | 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 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

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