Outdoors Events

November 17 – December 31, 2018 - 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m ( Nightly)

Location: Garvan Woodland Gardens, 550 Arkridge Rd.

The most celebrated outdoor light display in Arkansas for the holiday season opens at Garvan the Saturday before Thanksgiving and runs through New Year’s Eve (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas days). The Gardens will be aglow with nearly 5 million lights ...
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November 19 - December 31, 2018

Location: Downtown Hot Springs

Love Christmas lights? Hot Springs, Arkansas, which is surrounded by the picturesque Ouachita Mountains, has long been and remains a top destination to visit.  The holidays are a beautiful time of year to experience the city. The Christmas lights downtown will ...
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January 12, 2019

Location: The Blue Springs Grill, 6225 N Hwy 7

The beautiful and FAST Ouachita Gravel Grind returns in January!! This event is hosted by SHAM Events the Routes will stay the same Gravel road bicycle race with 100km race distance, and 50km tour distance; with new running events for 2019 ...
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January 25, 2019

Location: Oaklawn Racing & Gaming

The 2019 live racing season runs through Saturday, May 4, 2019 on a Thursday – Sunday basis.  Yes!  That's right racing season will run forn January 25 - May 4 where purses continue to rise. $550,000 Average ...
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March 15, 2019

Location: 134 Convention Blvd

The world’s biggest inflatable Irish pop-up pub will make return on Friday, March 15, 2019  in conjunction with the weekend of activities surrounding the First Ever 16th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade® in Hot Springs. O’Kelley’s Pub, the ...
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March 15 - 19, 2019

Location: Various Venues throughout Hot Springs

The 15th Annual Valley of the Vapors Independent Music Festival kicks off March 15, 2019 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The festival will feature over 45 acts from all over the U.S. and Canada over the course of five nights ...
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March 16, 2019

Location: Bridge Street Entertainment District

Stay tuned for announcements. Concert on Bridge Street the night before the parade. Always fun. Always free! For more detailed information TBA please visit http://www.shorteststpats.com/
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May 1 - July 31, 2019

Location: Lake Catherine and Hamilton

More money. More fish. It's back! The eighth Annual Hot Springs Fishing Challenge on Lakes Hamilton and Catherine in Hot Springs is going to be the biggest ever. Seventy-one fish will be tagged and released into the lakes by ...
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