Arkansas December 16, 2016
9 Winter Festivals In Arkansas That Are Simply Unforgettable
One the hustle and bustle of the holidays has come and gone, the rest of winter stretches out in front of us. Don’t worry; you’ll still find some great festivals going on in Arkansas! Check out these nine community affairs, held from December 29th all the way through March.
1. Lighting of the Menorah With Governor Hutchinson, West Little Rock
December 29, 2017
Governor Hutchinson will deliver a special Chanukah message and light the menorah at this public lighting ceremony on the corner of Chenal and Bowman. Enjoy coffee, doughnuts, latkes and Chanukah gelt. Chanukah Thursday, December 29th at 5:30 p.m. Then, stop by every night of Chanukah (Saturday 6:30 p.m.; Sunday - Thursday 5:30 p.m.; Friday 3:30 p.m.).
2. Last Night Fayetteville, Fayetteville
December 31, 2016
This is one of the best New Year's Eve festivals in all of Arkansas. The celebration includes an art and music festival, hog drop, fireworks and after party. Visit the
for a schedule and venue locations.
3. Ozark Mountain Music Festival, Eureka Springs
January 19-22, 2017
This year, the Ozark Mountain Music Festival kicks off on January 19th and runs through the 22nd. You'll enjoy bands playing bluegrass, folk and good old American Roots music. The festival is held at the Basin Park Hotel at 12 Spring St Eureka Springs. Visit the
for tickets and more information.
4. Deep Winter Festival, West Little Rock
February 10-12, 2017
Celebrate the first full moon of the new lunar year at Wildwood Park for the Arts February 10-12 at 6:00 p.m. Enjoy live music and entertainment, food, drinks and fun. Purchase a Wishing Luminary and send it out onto Swan Lake Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for kids 6-12. 20919 Denny Road, West Little Rock
5. 13th Annual Eureka Springs Chocolate Festival And Emporium, Eureka Spring
February 11, 2017
If you love chocolate, this is the festival you've been waiting for all year! Candy, cakes, cookies and tons of chocolate products are on hand at this festival. Sample your favorites, visit the Willie Wonka Room and leave with a complimentary box of chocolates. The festival runs from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks, 207 W. Van Buren, Eureka Springs.
6. The 39th Annual Wye Mountain Daffodil Festival, Wye
March 1-31, 2017
Admission is free at this festival featuring thousands of daffodils. Stop by any day from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to see an entire hill covered in daffodils! Or, visit on the weekend and enjoy face painting, crafts and concessions. Wye Mountain UMC Daffodil Field, 23300 Hwy 113 South, Wye.
7. 15th Annual Mountain View Bluegrass Festival, Mountain View
March 9-11, 2017
You won't believe the lineup of talented artists at this festival! Thursday is All Gospel Night - Friday and Saturday, you'll enjoy a mix of gospel and bluegrass. The festival is held at the Ozark Folk Center, 1032 Park Avenue, Mountain View.
8. Bootlegger Daze, Calico Rock
March 11, 2017
The movie "The Bootlegger" was filmed in this little town, and every year the town celebrates with a festival. Enjoy music and screenings of the movie. The festival is held on Calico Rock's Main Street from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
9. Winter Jam, North Little Rock
March 19, 2017
This traveling Christian Music Festival is booked with some of the best Christian musicians in the country. The festival is at the Verizon Arena. Jam Nation starts at 3:30 p.m; show time is at 6:00. Visit the
for tickets and a full lineup.
What is your favorite thing to do in Arkansas during the winter? Here are
10 things you can do for free!