Our calendar of events lists outdoor participatory sports throughout Arkansas. Feel free to search through the categories or tags. There is a lot happening so make your plans today.


Orienteering Skills Clinic @ Superior Bathhouse Brewery
Feb 10 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At this clinic you will learn UTM coordinate plotting and basic compass navigation.

IMBA Trail Labs @ The Record
Apr 1 – Apr 3 all-day
IMBA Trail Labs @ The Record | Bentonville | Arkansas | United States
Registration is NOW OPEN for the April 1-3, 2019, event.

IMBA Trail Labs are two-day intensive workshops during which IMBA staff and local experts and stakeholders lead participants through the recipe for a model community trail system: planning, design, building, activation, promotion and measuring success. Attendees will also get a firsthand look at components of an intentional and diverse mountain bike trails community.

People who should attend are land managers, tourism and recreation professionals, community officials and local trail organizations. In addition to providing you with the knowledge you need to get started making great trails happen locally, we will also help you identify the specific next steps needed to bring more trails to your own backyards.

The cost to attend is $400, which includes registration, breakfast and lunch, shuttles for field workshops and evening festivities.

This event is designed to help attendees learn about the benefits and challenges the community in Northwest Arkansas have experienced from their targeted focus and investment in trails. A key element of the Trail Lab is to have the local stakeholders—such as parks and recreation, tourism and economic development—all present and involved in the workshop so you get the interact with and hear from them directly.

Space is limited to the first 40 registrants. 

Double Barrel Gravel Poker Ride @ Benton County Quail
Apr 6 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Double Barrel Gravel Poker Ride @ Benton County Quail | Bentonville | Arkansas | United States

Ride your choice of 2 gravel loops of 15, or 67 miles. Start and Finish at the Benton County Quail Barn and pick up poker cards along the way. The routes will be on chunky gravel roads. Have some fun blasting clay pigeons when you return to earn bonus cards! We have awesome prizes for best hand at the end and rumor has it the BCQ will be putting a shotgun in the bounty.
Shoot as much as you like post ride. Stay after the ride for jambalaya, crawfish, local beer and live music.

Saturday, April 6, 2019
Riders meeting at:
8:00am – 67 mile route – unmarked GPS Mandatory, Half way stop at Haven 55 in Pineville MO with refreshments and discounts.
2:00 pm – 15 route – well marked.
Wheels roll 15 min after each rider meeting

Starts and ends at Benton County Quail.
DIRECTIONS to Benton County Quail (Quail Barn):
From the Bentonville Square go 6 miles West on Central (72). When you pass the water tower get ready to turn right in about a 1/4 mile. You’ll see a brown sign “Benton County Quail”. Turn there. 11674 Arkansas 72, Bentonville, AR 72712

Things to bring:
-Your bike, helmet and whatever you want to ride in.
-Change of clothes for relaxing post ride.
-Friends and lots of them.
-Guns will be provided so please leave yours at home. We’ll have plenty so don’t worry. Thanks to winchester you’ll also shoot for free.
*Mountain bikes or gravel/cross bikes with 35mm or wider tires. If you’re new to riding on dirt then a mountain bike would be best. Give Phat Tire a call to rent a mountain bike. 479-715-6170

Phat Tire, Benton County Quail, Rogue Trails, Ozark Beer Company, Salsa Bicycles and Winchester make this a free event for everyone.

2019 Fly Fishing Film Tour @ CALS Ron Robinson Theater
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Arkansas Fly Fishers are bringing The Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T) to central Arkansas’ CALS Ron Robinson Theater! The theater is equipped with a state-of-the-art DCI-compliant Barco digital cinema projection system, and 32? wide screen, and a Dolby 7.1 surround audio sound system. This is going to be a first class way to watch some amazing fly fishing cinema!

The event will benefit AFF’s year-round efforts to Conserve, Restore, and Educate through fly fishing.

Doors open at 5 pm and the show starts at 6 pm. Wine, beer, snacks, and other refreshments will be available. Make plans to come before the show so you have plenty of time to look around and meet fellow fly fishers. We will have at some great raffle and auction items from Thomas & Thomas, Yeti, Simms, Ross Reel, Scientific Angler as well as a guide trip from Ozark Angler fly fishing guide Mike Winkler!

We will have a lot of fellow fly fishing and conservation organizations on hand including representatives from our local Project Healing Waters program, Casting for Recovery, the Mayfly Project, Trout Unlimited, the Arkansas Wildlife Federation, and more. Expect to be able to meet and talk fly fishing with some of the best in Arkansas!

Discount tickets are available for $10 at all AFF events and at The Ozark Angler Fly Shop. Online tickets are available below for $15. Seating is limited so don’t put this off. This would be a great stocking stuffer or gift!


Natural State Tree Climbing Championship 2019 @ MacArthur Park
May 4 – May 5 all-day
Natural State Tree Climbing Championship 2019 @ MacArthur Park

Arkansas Urban Forestry Council (AUFC) is pleased to host the competition, Natural State Tree Climbing Championship (NSTCC), which will be held May 4-5 at MacArthur Park, Little Rock, AR. NSTCC is AUFC’s 2nd annual competition where climbers of all skill levels can learn the latest in safety and climbing techniques and have their professional skills tested. Registration is open on Eventbrite. .
Spectators are welcome to attend our family-friendly event for free. Bring your lawn chairs and watch amazing tree care professionals compete in the tops of the trees!
Preliminary Events: Saturday – test competitors’ skills (begins at 7:00 AM CST)
Master’s Challenge: Sunday – highest-scoring competitors compete in the Master’s Challenge (begins at 9:00 AM CST)
Competitions: Throwline, Open Ascent, Work Climb, Aerial Rescue, Master’s Challenge
Competitors’ Registration: $100. Competitors must complete and submit a Competitor Registration Form to AUFC with cc to David Raines. The $100 registration fee may be paid online on Eventbrite (click on Tickets) or by check made payable to AUFC.
Deadline: Registration will be closed after April 19 or when there are 40 registrants.