Calendar of Events

May, 2016

First Saturday Lecture: The Earth-Friendly Backyard: Native Landscaping for Wildlife & Beauty - May 07, 2016

Dana Ripper and Ethan Duke of the Missouri River Bird Observatory will demonstrate how you can use native plants to beautify your outdoor environment and at the same time create an attractive habitat for birds, butterflies and other wildlife. 10 a.m. This is a free event. | Arrow Rock State Historic Site Visitor Center

Garden Market & Vintage Bazaar - May 07, 2016

Whether you're cultivating a new interest in gardening, or your gardening roots run deep, you'll enjoy Arrow Rock's annual Garden Market & Vintage Bazaar. Leading nurseries from around the area will bring in a wide variety of beautiful, healthy plants. You'll find colorful hanging baskets, vegetable plants, annual and perennial bloomers, and outdoor decor. Plus, there will be wonderful antique and vintage items available, too! Admission is free. This event run from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. | Old Schoolhouse (8th & Main Streets)

June, 2016

Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre Production: Funny Girl - June 01, 2016 through June 11, 2016

Visit www.lyceumtheatre.org for specific show dates, times and tickets. | Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre

First Saturday Lecture: The Making of The American Artist: The Life & Times of George Caleb Bingham - June 04, 2016

Friends of Arrow Rock is proud to be producing this important film on the life of Arrow Rock's most famous son. The filmmakers from Wide Awake Films will be on hand to share stories about the making of the movie and give the audience a sneak peek at scenes from the film. 10 a.m. This is a free event. | Arrow Rock State Historic Site Visitor Center

A Night At The Museum - June 04, 2016

See the Arrow Rock State Historic Site come to life with special guests that include Lewis & Clark, Daniel Boone, a War of 1812 soldier, Dr. John Sappington, George Caleb Bingham, Santa Fe Trail Traders, Civil War soldiers, and lots of other fun surprises! This family-friendly event is free. Refreshments are provided. No reservations are needed. 6-8:30 p.m. | Arrow Rock State Historic Site Visitor Center

Friends of Arrow Rock Annual Meeting - June 05, 2016

Friends of Arrow Rock members will gather to celebrate the organization's 57th year. Enjoy a presentation by keynote speaker Susan Flader, editor and contributor of the newly revised book, Missouri State Parks & Historic Sites. Admission is free. The optional pre-meeting luncheon at the J. Huston Tavern is $25. Get more details at the Friends of Arrow Rock website. | Christian Church, 711 Main Street

Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre Production: Oliver! - June 18, 2016 through June 26, 2016

Visit www.lyceumtheatre.org for specific show dates, times and tickets. | Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre

July, 2016

First Saturday Lecture: An Ozark Herbology - July 02, 2016

Ken Porter, an expert on the plants that do us good (and those that don't) will share a fascinating talk on herbology. 10 a.m. This is a free event. | Arrow Rock State Historic Site Visitor Center

Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre Production: 1776 The Musical - July 04, 2016 through July 16, 2016

Visit www.lyceumtheatre.org for specific show dates, times and tickets. | Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre

4th of July Impromptu Parade - July 04, 2016

You never know what you'll see at Arrow Rock's annual 4th of July Impromptu Parade. Anyone who wants to participate is welcome to bring their antique car, old tractor, motorcycle, decorated bicycle, horse, dog, gorilla costume ... we've seen it all! If you're musically inclined, or even if you're not, you're a candidate for Arrow Rock's ought-to-be-famous Kazoo Band. Bring your own kazoo or we can provide one for you. We'll gather at the Old Schoolhouse at 10:45. This year's parade begins at 11 a.m. and travels the length of Main Street. And what is a parade without spectators. Don't feel like parading? Find a comfortable spot along the parade route to watch this old-fashioned salute to America! This is a free event. Parade begins at 11 a.m. | Old Schoolhouse and along Main Street

Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre Production: Agatha Christie's Murder On The Nile - July 23, 2016 through July 30, 2016

Visit www.lyceumtheatre.org for specific show dates, times and tickets. | Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre

August, 2016

First Saturday Lecture: Genealogy Sleuthing - August 06, 2016

In this lecture that was postponed from January, genealogy professional and Arrow Rock resident Karen Avery Miller will share tips and tricks that will help you trace the roots of your family tree. 10 a.m. This is a free event. | Arrow Rock State Historic Site Visitor Center

Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre Production: The Fox On The Fairway - August 06, 2016 through August 13, 2016

Visit www.lyceumtheatre.org for specific show dates, times and tickets. | Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre

Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre Production: The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial - August 20, 2016 through August 28, 2016

Visit www.lyceumtheatre.org for specific show dates, times and tickets. | Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre

September, 2016

Ice Cream Freeze-Off - September 03, 2016

It's the tastiest way we know to say so-long to summer. Join us for the annual Ice Cream Freeze Off. Your admission fee gets you a sampling privileges to all of this year's ice cream contest entries. Cast your vote for your favorite, then enjoy a heaping helping of homemade cake and even more ice cream! This year, we'll feature live music during the event. The event begins at 2 p.m. Admission is $4. Interested in bringing your homemade ice cream entry for the contest? Contact the event director. There are nifty prizes for the winners! | J. Huston Tavern Lawn

First Saturday Lecture: Both Sides Now: Seeing the Santa Fe Trail from Santa Fe and Missouri. - September 03, 2016

Dr. Frances Levine, president of the Missouri History Museum, will explore the historic Santa Fe Trail from both ends in this one-hour presentation. 10 a.m. This is a free event. | Arrow Rock State Historic Site Visitor Center

Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre Production: To Be Announced - September 07, 2016 through September 18, 2016

Visit www.lyceumtheatre.org for specific show dates, times and tickets. | Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre

Friends of Arrow Rock Sip & Stroll - September 17, 2016

The annual Friends of Arrow Rock home tour and auction fundraiser is back for another years. More details to be announced soon! Watch the Friends of Arrow Rock website for details. | Old Schoolhouse and throughout the village

Ghosts of Arrow Rock: A Mystery Comedy Weekend - September 30, 2016 through October 02, 2016

What happens when a nerdy historian comes face-to-face with a media-obsessed nut job bent on turning Arrow Rock into a mecca for ghost hunters everywhere? CHAOS! Add a psychic medium who keeps channeling Arrow Rock's most famous citizens, and the stage is set for an entire weekend of interactive fun! Do you have what it takes to solve the mystery and be our weekend's Super Sleuth? Join us as the Lyceum Theatre presents an entire weekend of entertainment September 30 through October 2nd. No matter what happens during this Murder Comedy Weekend, The Lyceum will be sure to accommodate you and your guests for a fun-filled all-inclusive weekend with fantastic food and snacks, surprises and prizes and top-quality thrilling entertainment. Make sure to pack comfortable shoes, as we will be searching all of Arrow Rock for clues. Check-in on Friday afternoon from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and get ready for an adventure that is an unconventionally fun 48 hours until its unbelievable conclusion at Sunday brunch. Reservations are required and space and housing is limited and will be based on a first-come first-served basis. Rooms are available for one or a group. Secure your reservation in our books now ... before they disappear! All-inclusive ticket pricing: $350.00 for single occupancy and $300.00 for double occupancy. For more information contact events@lyceumtheatre.org or call Rebecca Early at 660-815-7209. Reservations not available online. | Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre

October, 2016

First Saturday Lecture: Ars Moriendi: The Art Of Dying - October 01, 2016

In this presentation history interpreter Paula Zalar traces the cultural evolution of American death and mourning customs from Colonial times through 1900, and explains the dramatic, lasting changes caused by the Civil War. 10 a.m. (Two-hour presentation) This is a free event. | Arrow Rock State Historic Site Visitor Center

Arrow Rock Night Walk - October 07, 2016

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 and begin a 8 p.m. every Friday 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 25 people. Reservations are strongly recommended. Sign up a friendsofarrowrock.org or call 660-837-3231. Night Walk tours may be scheduled for other days throughout the year by calling the Friends of Arrow Rock at 660-837-3231. Minimum charges will apply. | Starting at 310 Main Street

48th Annual Heritage Festival - October 08, 2016 through October 09, 2016

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 features 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

Arrow Rock Night Walk - October 14, 2016

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 and begin a 8 p.m. every Friday 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 25 people. Reservations are strongly recommended. Sign up a friendsofarrowrock.org or call 660-837-3231. Night Walk tours may be scheduled for other days throughout the year by calling the Friends of Arrow Rock at 660-837-3231. Minimum charges will apply. | Starting at 310 Main Street

World Premiere: "The American Artist: The Life & Times of George Caleb Bingham" - October 15, 2016

Friends of Arrow Rock is pleased to premiere this beautiful new documentary film, which it produced, thanks to a generous gift from the Pillsbury Foundation. Watch for more details here and on the Friends of Arrow Rock website. | Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre

Arrow Rock Night Walk - October 21, 2016

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 and begin a 8 p.m. every Friday 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 25 people. Reservations are strongly recommended. Sign up a friendsofarrowrock.org or call 660-837-3231. Night Walk tours may be scheduled for other days throughout the year by calling the Friends of Arrow Rock at 660-837-3231. Minimum charges will apply. | Starting at 310 Main Street

Arrow Rock Night Walk - October 28, 2016

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 and begin a 8 p.m. every Friday 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 25 people. Reservations are strongly recommended. Sign up a friendsofarrowrock.org or call 660-837-3231. Night Walk tours may be scheduled for other days throughout the year by calling the Friends of Arrow Rock at 660-837-3231. Minimum charges will apply. | Starting at 310 Main Street

November, 2016

Merchant's Open House - November 05, 2016 through November 06, 2016

Arrow Rock's merchants kick off the holiday season with festive decor and special sales for their annual open house. Store hours may vary, but most will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m on Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. | At shops throughout the village

Hanging of the Greens - November 19, 2016

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, 2016

40th Annual Christmas Folk Sing - December 04, 2016

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. 3:30 p.m. | Arrow Rock Federated Church

Friends of Arrow Rock Christmas Party - December 04, 2016

Celebrate the season with this fabulous Friends of Arrow Rock fundraiser, featuring a social hour, dinner and a silent auction. Santa Claus will be there. Will you? Details and tickets available soon at www.FriendsofArrowRock.org. | J. Huston Tavern

Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre Production: A Christmas Carol - December 14, 2016 through December 23, 2016

Visit www.lyceumtheatre.org for specific show dates, times and tickets. | Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre

August, 2017

Eclipse Weekend - August 19, 2017 through August 21, 2017

There will be a number of interesting events in the village this weekend to anticipate and celebrate the total solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21. Watch this site for details. | Throughout the Village