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Ring in 2018 at an Arkansas New Year’s Celebration


Are you looking for a place to celebrate New Year’s Eve with a big bang celebration? Check out this list below to find one that fits your fancy!

With this last calendar of events listing for 2017, we reminisce on all the wonderful events, places and people that make Arkansas such an amazing place to live. We have loved being able to share with you all the fun things to enjoy that are going on in the state here on OnlyInArk this year, and look forward to 2018. 

New Years Eve Beats and Eats (Searcy)

Come Downtown Searcy for the first-ever New Year’s Eve Beats & Eats! Featuring a ball drop, pyrotechnics, confetti, food, live music and art. Beats & Eats events provide nightlife and an opportunity to come together and experience community in a casual atmosphere right in the heart of Searcy’s Main Street District.

Venue: Searcy Downtown
Date: December 31st
Time: 6:00 pm
Admission: Free
Event Page: Click Here

New Year’s Eve Celebration on the Lake  (Lake De Gray State Park) 

Share an unforgettable New Year’s celebration at Arkansas’s only island resort. Package deals include the following: one night’s lodging, champagne flute with etched logo, dinner at the Shoreline Restaurant on New Year’s Eve, entrance to dance party with live music by Redd Tape, hors d’ouevres, and champagne toast at midnight, cash bar, complimentary breakfast, eagle watch boat tour (based on availability) and 1st day hike on New Year’s Day.

Venue: Lake De Gray State Park
Date: December 31st
Time: 8:30 pm
Admission: Varies, contact park for details
Phone: 501-865-5851
Website: www.degray.com

Arkansas River Valley Ducks Unlimited New Years Eve Party (Russellville)

Join us as we celebrate our 39th year of Arkansas River Valley Ducks Unlimited!

The River Valley DU New Year’s Eve party will be the first event in Arkansas to feature the 2018 DU collection! We’ll also have the Best of the Best from the 80th Anniversary DU merchandise, so this is your last chance to own these highly collectible items! Make plans now to attend THE PARTY OF THE YEAR as we celebrate DU’s 80 years of wetlands conservation and ring in the New Year!

Venue: Hughes Community Center
Date: December 31st
Time: 5:00 pm
Contact: 479-857-8887
Admission: $75 Single; $100 Couple; $250 Sponsor
Website and Ticket Information: Click Here

New Years Eve at the Arlington (Hot Springs)

Make it a great start to a memorable evening by enjoying a New Year’s Eve celebration buffet in the Venetian Dining Room. Reservations recommended. Stick around for the New Year’s Eve party to dance in the new year with music provided by White Chocolate; party favors and champagne toast included. Or celebrate New Year’s Eve in style at the Gala dinner and dance in the Crystal Ballroom, including a 5-course gourmet dinner with wines, two before or after dinner drinks, champagne toast, party favors and dancing to the music of the Stardust Big Band (16 piece orchestra with outstanding vocalist). Guests of this party can also attend the Festival Party next door. Black Tie Optional. Reservations required. Tickets are non-refundable. Room and party package available. At Midnight, a Black-Eyed Pea reception will commence in the Magnolia Room for guests of both events.

Date: December 31st
Venue: Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa
Contact: 501-623-7771
Admission: Price Varies Click Here for ticket prices
Website: Click Here

Last Night Fayetteville

It’s the largest New Year’s Eve celebration in Arkansas!! Last Night Fayetteville is a performing arts festival taking place on December 31st on the downtown Fayetteville square featuring more than 100 local artists on ELEVEN stages. Countdown to 2018 with the world famous Hog Drop Countdown to Midnight & Fireworks, and party on into the New Year as the festival lasts until 2am!

Venue: Downtown Square (Fayetteville)
Date: December 31st
Time: 7:00 pm
Admission: Price: $5 child; $30 adult; $95 VIP
Website: Click Here

Noon Year’s Eve Family Celebration! ( Bentonville)

Ring in the New Year (without staying up past bedtime) at our third annual family celebration!  We’ll have fun art projects, performances, a Coca-Cola toast at noon, and a family dance party.

Venue: Crystal Bridges Museum
Date: December 31st
Time: 10:00 am- 2:00 pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: 479-657-2335

Ball Room Blitz (Basin Park Hotel- Eureka Springs)

A popular event, the 1905 Basin Park Hotel is bringing back the annual Ballroom Blitz. The doors of the Barefoot Ballroom will open at 8pm and last until after midnight. This rockin’ good evening features the sounds of Red Ambition, one of the most entertaining and extraordinary bands in Arkansas!

Venue: Basin Park Hotel
Date: December 31st
Time: 8:00 pm
Admission: $35 single; $50 couple
Ticket Information: Click Here
Website: Click Here

Swinging in the New Year  (Crescent Hotel-Eureka Springs)

New Year’s Eve-Classy, Upscale, Decadent & Sexy! The 1886 Crescent hotel is ringing in the New Year for the 129th time! Join them as they SWING in the New Year at the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa with a “Classy, Upscale, Decadent, & Sexy” Dinner Celebration featuring a four-course meal at the Crystal Ballroom,  live music, dancing and special entertainment  The event begins at 8:30 and will end after midnight.  New Years Eve Dinner will be served in the Crystal Dining Room from 5:00PM-7:30PM. Reservations need to be made separately by calling: 877-342-9766. 

Venue: Crescent Hotel & Spa
Date: December 31st
Time: 8:30 pm
Admission: $35 single; $50/couple
Ticket Information: Click Here
Website: Click Here

Baby Boomers New Year’s Celebration (Little Rock)

It’s the 1st Annual Baby Boomers New Year’s Eve Celebration!

Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and champagne toast. Cash Bar Available! Hosted By: Chief Summers, Delores Logan “aka” Lady D & Wendell Jones.  DJ Uncle Jam of Power 92 (former) will be playing the best of old school music.

Venue: Comfort Inn & Suites (707 Interstate 30)
Date: December 31st
Time: 9:00 pm
Admission: Single $27.50; Couple $30
Ticket Information:  Click Here

New Year’s Eve Party at The Joint (Little Rock)

If you love comedy, consider riding in the new new year by enjoying A Fertle Holiday, a hilarious 2-act comedy by The Main Thing on New Years Eve. A meal will be catered by Two Sisters Catering and there will be champagne at midnight all while enjoying live rock’n’roll by The Main Thing.

Venue: The Joint
Date: December 31st
Time: 8:30 pm
Admission: $55/person
Contact: 501-372-0205
Website and Tickets: Click Here

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There's a lot to celebrate in Arkansas. It's unique. Southern. Delightfully eccentric. Which is why we love every nook, cranny, cave and corner. In fact, some of our favorite things can't be found anywhere else. They're only in Arkansas. So we love them even more. The attractions we visit, the food we crave, the festivals we attend, the mountains we hike, the rivers we float, the stories we tell and the company we keep – it all adds up to one incredible state. And that familiar, meandering silhouette? Looks like home to us.

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