Calendar Events

Tuesday, October 3: Sweet Dreams and Memento-Mori

The Bradbury Art Museum will present two exhibits throughout October. “Sweet Dreams” is a curated group exhibition of surreal, fantastical and dreamy contemporary artwork. “Memento-Mori” is an exhibition of narrative sculptural portraits by Little Rock-based artist Michael Warrick. Viewing hours are Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. through Nov. 15. Info: (870) 972-3687 or

Thursday, October 5: A Night of Stars Gala Celebration

The Link Theatre Company will kick-off its 2023-24 season by hosting “A Night of Stars” Gala Celebration at 6 p.m. at The Glass Factory in Downtown Jonesboro. The event will feature dinner, drinks and Broadway performances. Tickets are $150 per person or $1,200 per table. Seats can be secured by emailing or visiting

Friday, October 6: First Fridays at The Forum

The Foundation of Arts will present First Fridays at The Forum featuring Anthony Garner and The Highway Boys and Nick Davis at 7 p.m. at the Forum Theatre. To reserve a ticket, visit or call (870) 935-2726.

Saturday, October 7: Huntington Square Octoberfest

Huntington Square will host Octoberfest 2023 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Octoberfest is a celebration of German heritage with food trucks, local artists, shopping, games and more. Info: or (870) 206-7682.

Saturday, October 7: NEA Children's Advocacy Center Masquerade Ball

The NEA Children’s Advocacy Center will host its second annual Masquerade Ball in Centennial Hall Ballroom at Arkansas State University at 7 p.m. The event will include an evening of cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and music. Sponsorships and tickets can be purchased online at Info: or (870) 275-7502.

Tuesday, October 10: CASA Classic Golf Tournament

CASA of the 2nd Judicial District will host the sixth annual CASA Classic Golf Tournament at 8:30 a.m. at Sage Meadows Country Club. Info: or

Saturday, October 14: Native's Pet Halloween Costume Contest

The third annual Pet Halloween Costume Contest will start at 11 a.m. at Native Brew Works. Entry fees benefit the Northeast Arkansas Humane Society. The event will include prizes courtesy of Hollywood Feed. Info: or (870) 206-7278.

Saturday, October 14: Booktoberfest

Native Brew Works will host Booktoberfest from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is an adult book fair in collaboration with Verb Bookstore. Info: (870) 206-7278 or

Saturday, October 14: Classical Concert with Jeremy Crosmer

The Delta Symphony Orchestra will open its 50th concert season by presenting a Classical Concert with special guest Jeremy Crosmer at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall at the Fowler Center. Tickets are $20-$35. To purchase tickets, visit or call (870) 761-8254.

Saturday, October 14: BAM Open Studio Pumpkin Painting

Bradbury Art Museum will host Open Studio Pumpkin Painting from 2-5 p.m. Participants will bring their own pumpkins. Acrylic paints, brushes and other painting materials will be provided at the event. Attendance is free. Info: or (870) 972-3687.

Saturday, October 21: DJA Fall Fest

Downtown Jonesboro Association (DJA) will host DJA Fall Fest from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 405 Union Ave. in Downtown Jonesboro. The event will include local vendors, live music, family-fun activities and more. Info:

Thursday, October 26: Boots & Ballers

Arkansas State Men's Basketball and the Red Wolves Foundation will host the sixth annual Boots & Ballers at 5:30 p.m. at First National Bank Arena. The official program will begin at 7 p.m. Head Coach Bryan Hodgson will introduce the team and deliver remarks ahead of the 2023-24 campaign; live and silent auction items will also be available at the event. Info: (870) 972-2401 or

Friday, October 27 - Monday, October 30: Freaky Friday The Musical

The Foundation of Arts will present “Freaky Friday The Musical” at The Forum Theatre in Downtown Jonesboro. Tickets may be purchased online or at The Forum Box Office. Info: (870) 935-2726 or

Saturday, October 28: Día de Los Muertos Party

El Centro Hispano will present the Día de Los Muertos Party at Embassy Suites Red Wolf Convention Center from 6-11 p.m. The event will include authentic Latin food, drinks, music, dancing, a silent auction and more. Tickets start at $75. For more information, call El Centro Hispano at (870) 931-1884.​

Tuesday, October 31 - Jonesboro Overhead Door Skele-bration

Jonesboro Overhead Door will host its annual Halloween Skele-Bration at 925 E. Parker Road from 6:30-9 p.m. The event will include a skeleton-themed Halloween display, a trunk or treat, pirate ship photos, food, games and more. Info: (870) 932–6891 or visit Jonesboro Overhead Door on Facebook.

Tuesday, October 31 - Boo in the 'Boro

The Mayor’s Youth Advancement Council of Jonesboro will host Boo in the ’Boro from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in Downtown Jonesboro. The event will include candy, games, entertainment, a photo booth, face painting and more for all ages to enjoy. Info: Visit The Mayor’s Youth Advancement Council of Jonesboro on Facebook.

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