Annual Events



Annual Territorial Fair

Saturday before Mother's Day in May
10 am – 4 pm
Free

With a new theme each year, the Territorial Fair is always one of Little Rock’s favorite family events. Enjoy living history performances, hands-on activities for children, 19th century dancing, frontier demonstrations, pioneer games and more. 

Frontier Fourth of July

2 pm - 4 pm
Free

Cool down with ice-cold lemonade and refreshing watermelon as we celebrate Independence Day as it was celebrated on the Arkansas frontier with period music, living history performances, crafts and a traditional reading of the Declaration of Independence.

Big Boo!-seum Bash

Thursday before Oct. 31
5:30 - 8 pm
Free

This annual event offers kids a haunted peek into Historic Arkansas Museum. Bring your candy bucket for free treats!

Annual Christmas Frolic & Open House

First Sunday in December, 1 – 4 pm
Free

This event celebrates Christmas as it was in the 1800s with living history, carols, reenactments, live music, dancing and more. Visitors come from across the state every year for our famous hot cider and ginger cake, as well as Arkansas-made holiday shopping in the Museum Store.

Nog-off

Second Friday in December, 5:30 – 8 pm
Free

This popular celebration of a favorite holiday drink is a friendly competition for the best eggnog in Little Rock. Guests are invited to sample a variety of nogs ranging from historic recipes to contemporary innovations, then vote for their favorite. It's also a great time to finish up (or start!) your holiday shopping in the Museum Store, with the best of Arkansas-made. See nog-off winners of past years and their recipes here.