Outdoors Events

November 18 - December 31

Location: Garvan Woodland Gardens, 550 Arkridge Road

Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs will present it’s fifteen annual Holiday Lights event, starting Saturday, November 18 and running through New Year’s Eve (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas days). Holiday Lights is an outdoor light experience like no other. Covering ...
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January 1, 2018 - 9:00 A.M.

Location: Lake Ouachita State Park

Start off 2018 on the right foot (or left foot) with a hike along the trails of Lake Ouachita State Park.  Take a self-guided walk along the half-mile Dogwood Trail, or join the Ouachita Mountain Hikers for guided hikes ...
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January 12, 2018

Location: Oaklawn Racing & Gaming

The 2018 live racing season runs through Saturday, April 14 on a Thursday – Sunday basis. The action-packed meet gets started with a special 12:30 p.m. first post opening day and two of the featured promotions will take place ...
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February 24, 2018 - 9:00 a.m.

Location: Whittington City Park, 1201 Whittington Ave.

Located in Whittington Park in downtown Hot Springs, Arkansas, the course is flat and fast. It’s a perfect course for the first-timer, and the chip-timed event is a great venue for those seeking a PR. Strategically scheduled for six weeks ...
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February 24 - 26, 2018

Location: Hot Springs Convention Center, 134 Convention Blvd.

Join in on our annual three day self-supported bicycle tour around Lake Ouachita with camping two nights at Irons Fork and Crystal Springs and limited cooking in camp.  Free for club members as well open to the public.  Hours ...
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Friday, March 16, 2018 - 8 p.m.

Location: Bridge Street, Hot Springs AR

Rock legends Grand Funk Railroad will play a free concert in Hot Springs on Friday, March 16, 2018, the night before the First Ever 15th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade. “This will be the first time we have ...
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March 17, 2018

Location: Bridge Street in the Broadway Entertainment District

Flamboyant musical star Morris Day and his band, The Time, will provide the post-parade free entertainment on March 17, 2018, immediately following the First Ever 15th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Hot Springs.  Day, a Minneapolis ...
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May 1 through July 31, 2018

Location: Lake's Catherine and Hamilton

Sixty-one (61) tagged fish (total) will be released in Lake Hamilton and Lake Catherine. The fish released will be largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, white bass, crappie, and walleye. The tags will have a phone number and a prize number ...
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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Location: Across Highway 7 from the Super Duty Docks and Lift location

The 2018 Summerfest fireworks display that traditionally ushers in the summer season for Hot Springs will be held Sunday, May 27, at dark on Lake Hamilton. In the event of rain, the fireworks will be shot from the same location ...
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