Calendar of Events

June, 2017

Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre Production: Beauty & The Beast - June 07, 2017 through June 18, 2017

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Arrow Rock Antiques & Collectibles Auction - June 24, 2017

This auction benefits the Friends of Arrow Rock's historic preservation and history education programs, and includes antique furnishings, glassware, textiles, and more. The auction is being conducted by Iman Auctions. To learn more or to make a tax-deductible donation of items, contact Friends of Arrow Rock at 660-837-3231, or visit | Miller-Bradford House, 6th & Main Streets

Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre Production: Oklahoma! - June 28, 2017 through July 08, 2017

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July, 2017

July 4th Impromptu Parade - July 04, 2017

Make plans to be spontaneous at the annual Arrow Rock Impromptu Parade. Celebrate our nation's independence at this festive hometown celebration. All are welcome to join the parade! Bring a decorated vehicle, join our kazoo band, dress up your dog, or just walk the parade route and soak in the patriotic spirit. Of course, we need spectators, too! The parade begins at 1 p.m. Line up beginning at 12:45 at the Old Schoolhouse. The parade will march the length of Main Street. Gather at the Boardwalk for a glorious grand finale by our kazoo band! | Along Main Street

Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre Production: Mamma Mia! - July 19, 2017 through July 30, 2017

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August, 2017

First Saturday Lecture: Historic Missouri Roadsides - August 05, 2017

Bill Hart, executive director of Missouri Preservation and author of the new book, Historic Missouri Roadsides, takes you for a visual adventure around the state as he shares the stories behind some of Missouri's most interesting roadside attractions. 10 a.m. This is a free event. | Arrow Rock State Historic Site Visitor Center

Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre Production: The Hound of the Baskervilles - August 05, 2017 through August 13, 2017

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Arrow Rock Writing Workshop - August 11, 2017 through August 12, 2017

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 R.M. Kinder, author of the acclaimed novels The Universe Playing Strings and An Absolute Gentleman. Learn more about this event and register at | Brown's Chapel & other locations in the village

Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre Production: Greater Tuna - August 19, 2017 through August 26, 2017

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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. Saturday, Aug. 19: Night Walk at 9 p.m. Learn more and make reservations at Sunday, Aug. 20: Free stargazing event near the picnic shelter in the Arrow Rock State Historic Site. 8:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21: Astronomy Lecture with Tresh Muro, free at 10 a.m. Space is limited and reservations are required. Call 660-837-3330. Join us for the eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, beginning at 11:44 a.m. Restaurants will be serving and some food vendors will be on hand, but as we have no way to anticipate crowd size, we encourage you to plan your visit in advance, making reservations if possible. | Throughout the Village

September, 2017

First Saturday Lecture: The Harlem Renaissance -- 100 Years in Perspective - September 02, 2017

Lemuel Sheppard offers illuminating insights as to the who, what, where and when of the Harlem Renaissance. Blues, jazz, spirituals, poetry, social commentary, original arrangements and music from the African-American theater are the soundtrack to this journey through the middle of the 20th century. Lem will also include works from Kansas and Missouri artist who were active during the period in his presentation. | Arrow Rock State Historic Site Visitor Center

Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre Production: Guess Who's Coming To Dinner - September 02, 2017 through September 10, 2017

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Ice Cream Freeze-Off - September 02, 2017

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! 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

Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre Production: Beehive - September 16, 2017 through September 24, 2017

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October, 2017

Arrow Rock Night Walks - October 06, 2017 through October 28, 2017

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 8 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 weeks in advance last year. 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

49th Annual Heritage Festival - October 14, 2017 through October 15, 2017

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 Lyceum Theatre Special Event: Ghosts of Arrow Rock - A Murder Mystery Weekend - October 27, 2017 through October 29, 2017

Contact the box office at 660-837-3311 for more information. |

November, 2017

First Saturday Lecture: The Marmadukes of Missouri: A Family Divided - November 04, 2017

Arrow Rock State Historic Site Administrator Mike Dickey will introduce you to this influential and politically important family who helped shape our regio and state. The one-hour lecture begins 10 a.m. and is free and open to the public. | Arrow Rock State Historic Site Visitor Center

Merchants' Open House - November 04, 2017 through November 05, 2017

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 18, 2017

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, 2017

Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre Special Show: The Texas Tenors -- Deep in the Heart of Christmas - December 01, 2017

Call the box office at 660-837-3311 for more information. | Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre

41st Annual Christmas Folk Sing - December 03, 2017

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

Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre Production: A Christmas Carol - December 13, 2017 through December 23, 2017

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