2018 Special Events

January 7- 2:00 p.m.

On the 8th of January 1864, David O. Dodd was hanged for spying on Union forces in Little Rock. MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History will host the premiere of filmmaker, writer and director Alan Lowe's film "The Trial of David Owen Dodd." 

Big Catch Spring Event

The Big Catch Event which will be held on the grounds of MacArthur Park April 21, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For those not familiar with this event, it is a community event that promotes and brings awareness to the benefits of community programming.

 The Arkansas Game and Fish will stock the pond here at MacArthur Park with fish, they will also be providing a BB Gun and Archery Range for kids. In addition there will be a DJ, free water and food provided. Several vendors and organizations will also be on hand. There will be a coordinated media campaign for the event as well.

Pre-register at this link

https://goo.gl/forms/1l31E6cAuVoIE8yC2

May 4 - 7:00 p.m.

11th Annual "History on the Run" 5K Race

Annual MacArthur Park 5K race. Following the race, there will be pizza and drinks provided. This is a fundraiser to benefit MacArthur Park.

Register at https://www.arkansasrunner.com/

June 10- 7:00 p.m.

Concert "Stars and Stripes Celebration for Flag Day" with Little Rock Wind Symphony

On Sunday, June 10, the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History will present a family-oriented celebration of Flag Day in MacArthur Park. The event includes a free concert of patriotic music by the Little Rock Wind Symphony.

Veterans of all wars and branches will be honored during the concert. Families are encouraged to bring picnic dinners and lawn chairs to the park and enjoy this great event. 

Free miniature American flags will be provided by Woodmen Life and free Ice Cream provided by Blue Bell Creameries. 

Premium Refreshment Services will provide free water.

September 15, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Big Catch Fall Event

The Big Catch Event which will be held on the grounds of MacArthur Park from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. For those not familiar with this event, it is a community event that promotes and brings awareness to the benefits of community programming.

The Arkansas Game and Fish will stock the pond here at MacArthur Park with fish, they will also be providing a BB Gun and Archery Range for kids. In addition there will be a DJ, free water and food provided. Several vendors and organizations will also be on hand. There will be a coordinated media campaign for the event as well.

September 29- 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

6th Annual Vintage Military Vehicle Show

Join us for the annual vintage military vehicle show on the museum’s front lawn, featuring Jeeps and other vehicles from members of the Arkansas Military Vehicle Preservation Association and the West Tennessee Military Vehicle Collectors Club.

If you are interested in bringing a vintage Military Vehicle to the show, please click the link below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfZ-Ki8acjTcbJSBNXxH6RAhBZWKfiFMetO_ZOLDMGvbjvb5g/viewform

October 6-7, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

8th Annual Arkansas Paranormal Expo

The Arkansas Paranormal Expo is a benefit supporting the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History. The Tower Building which was built in 1840, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the birthplace of General Douglas MacArthur. It is our mission to raise funds to help preserve this beautiful, historic building.

The Arkansas Paranormal Expo has grown to be the biggest and most popular event of its kind in all of Arkansas. This year's Expo will once again precede its honorable reputation. The talented A.P.E. organizers are adding even more vendors and speakers! Subjects such as, UFO's, Bigfoot, Cryptozoology, The Supernatural, Psychic Phenomena & Ghost Hunting will take the stage, proving in-depth education and intriguing insight. We are proud to showcase and support keynote speakers, local experts and forerunners of paranormal exploration.

October 25, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.: 23rd Annual Big Boo!seum Bash

MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History will partner with Wildwood Park for the Arts this year for the 23rd Annual      Boo-seum Bash! Outside on the front lawn of the museum there will be games, prizes and candy! 

December 16, 2:00 p.m. 

9th Annual Holiday Music at the Arsenal Concert

The Margaret Wyatt Piano and Vocal Studio puts the audience in the Holiday Spirit at the 9th Annual Holiday Music at the Arsenal concert.