2018 Events

  • April

    April 13 & 14

    INTO THE WOODS comes to the Lucy Locket Cabe Festival Theatre stage with Praeclara

  • May

    Wildwood Park for the Arts Celebrates Arkansas Heritage Month:  Off the Beaten Path

    May 4, 2018:

    10 AM:  Quad-School Poetry Slam featuring poems created by 5th graders during Wildwood’s year-long Arts in Education residencies at Baker, Chenal, Lawson, and Robinson Elementary Schools.

    7:30 PM:   The Friends & Family Band Presents “Shortie Stories” 

    May 5, 2018: Park patrons will enjoy a variety of free activities and, as always, have the opportunity to explore paved and woodland trails throughout the Arboretum and surrounding Swan Lake. Visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. Admission and activities are free.

    10:30 AM – 3:30 PM Central Arkansas Master Naturalists are onsite with a backyard habitat exhibit and a variety of  family activities, including guided hikes and hands-on opportunities to create toad abodes, personalized flowers pots, birdhouses and bird feeders.

    11 AM – Noon:  Barefoot Yoga provides a free yoga class outdoors in The Pavilion at Wildwood. This open-air spring breeze class is open to all, from first-timers to experienced yogis. Participants are encouraged to bring their own yoga mats, towels and water bottles, though some yoga mats will be available to borrow onsite.

    2:45 – 3:15 PM:  Wildwood staff member David Pickens, whose nature photography is foremost on Wildwood’s website and social media,  provides smartphone photography tips in a casual yet active workshop in The Gardens at Wildwood.

    Join plein air painters and photographers who aim to capture the natural beauty of native flora and fauna throughout the Park.

    May 11, 2018:  Celebrate National Public Gardens Day with a stroll in the Park and/or make a donation to support The Gardens and programming at Wildwood.

    May 12, 2018:  More opportunities abound for Wildwood visitors to  enjoy  free activities and, as always, have the opportunity to explore paved and woodland trails throughout the Arboretum and surrounding Swan Lake. Visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. Admission and activities are free.

    10:30 AM – 3:30 PM Central Arkansas Master Naturalists are onsite with a backyard habitat exhibit, tips for native plantings, and a variety of  family activities, including guided hikes and hands-on opportunities to create toad abodes, personalized flowers pots, birdhouses and bird feeders.

    11 AM – Noon:  Barefoot Yoga provides a free yoga class outdoors in The Pavilion at Wildwood. This open-air spring breeze class is open to all, from first-timers to experienced yogis. Participants are encouraged to bring their own yoga mats, towels and water bottles, though some yoga mats will be available to borrow onsite.

    12:30 PM – 2:30 PM:  Hacking Haiku at the Park:  An Introduction to “One-Breath” Poetry. Stacy Pendergrast, a teacher whose work in haiku is widely published, leads a fun-filled workshop in The Pavilion at Wildwood that bends the rules of haiku poetry. (This workshop is limited to 12 participants. Reserve your spot here.)

    2:45 – 3:15 PM:  Wildwood staff member David Pickens, whose nature photography is foremost on Wildwood’s website and social media,  provides smartphone photography tips in a casual yet active workshop in The Gardens at Wildwood.

    Join plein air painters and photographers who aim to capture the natural beauty of native flora and fauna throughout the Park.

    May 13, 2018:  Happy Mother’s Day! Want a unique gift for Mom? Make a donation or name a tree or bench in honor – contact Leslie at 501-821-7275 for more details. Then bring the family to the Park to reveal Mom’s gift. Wildwood Park is open daily free to the public: Sunday Noon – 5 PM / Mon – Fri 9 AM – 5 PM / Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM.

    May 15, 2018 marks the opening of a new Art in the Park exhibit! Young at Art:  A Selection of Caldecott Book Illustrations makes its first stop of a twelve-state tour inside The Galleries at Wildwood. To read all about it, click here.

  • June

    June 15

    20th Annual Wine & Food Festival:  Arkansas’ Premier FEASTival!

    Through June 17

    Art in the Park: Young at Art:  A Selection of Caldecott Book Illustrations inside The Galleries at Wildwood

    June 17

    Father’s Day Fishing (the one day a year that fishing is allowed on Swan Lake)

    June 18 – July 27

    Wildwood Academy of Music & the Arts (WAMA)Father’s Day Fishing

    WAMA Summer Music Festival

    June 18 – 22 

    WAMA Wild Music Beginner Vocal

    June 25 – 29

    WAMA Wild Music Beginner Instrumental

  • July

    June 18 – July 27

    Wildwood Academy of Music & the Arts (WAMA)

    WAMA Summer Music Festival

    July 2 – 6

    WAMA Advanced Orchestra (first week)

    WAMA Advanced Vocal (first week)

    July 9 – 13

    WAMA Advanced Orchestra (second week)

    WAMA Advanced Vocal (second week)

    July 16 – 20

    WAMA Intermediate Instrumental (first week)

    WAMA Intermediate Vocal (first week)

    WAMA Wild Music Vocal

    July 23 – 27

    WAMA Intermediate Instrumental (second week)

    WAMA Intermediate Vocal (second week)

    WAMA Wild Music Instrumental

    July 30 – August 3

    WILDKids Cook! Summer Camp

  • October

  • November

  • December

2017 Past Events