Arkansas Ouachitas

This year marks the inaugural year for the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail Mountain Bike Marathon, aka LOViT MTB Marathon. The event takes place on February 18 and includes a 50 mile race option or a 25 mile tour option. Fred Phillips with DLT Events is behind the race and the starting line will be at …
Every January, DeGray Lake Resort State Park in Bismarck hosts a special weekend dedicated to learning about birds and conservation. This year is the 38th annual Eagles Et Cetera event, a name chosen in honor of the American bald eagle, which was one of the first species to be listed on the nation’s endangered species …
This year marks the 113th season of live racing at Oaklawn in Hot Springs. Oaklawn is not only Arkansas’s only Thoroughbred racing venue, it holds title as one of the top tracks in the nation. The venue, which is located at 2705 Central Avenue, is open year-round for simulcasting and electronic gaming operations and features …
January 7, 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of Arkansas Shorts- A Night of Short Film. The event, which takes place at the Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs, highlights short films, 10 minutes or less, that have been created by Arkansans. All genres are represented including documentary, narrative, and experimental films. The events starts with a …
The Beer & Bagel Off-Road Run, an off-road race series, is coming to Southwest Arkansas! The trail race is set for March 11, 2017 at Timber Lodge Ranch in Amity.  The venue offers picturesque scenery in the foothills of the Ouachita mountains. The run entails 4(ish) miles of off road running with a mix of …
Arkansas is home to more than 600,000 acres of lakes. Among these are five in Southwest Arkansas collectively known as the Diamond Lakes. These are Lake Ouachita and Lake Hamilton at Hot Springs, Lake Catherine near Malvern, DeGray Lake at Arkadelphia and Lake Greeson between Glenwood and Murfreesboro. Arkansas angler and fishing expert Billy Murray …
A new voice will be calling the races at Oaklawn  in Hot Springs for 2017. Vic Stauffer has been named the new track announcer for Oaklawn, which opens for live Thoroughbred racing on January 13.  Stauffer, who is from California, replaces former Oaklawn announcer Pete Aiello, who took a position at another track. Stauffer, who …
The folks of Visit Hot Springs have just sent word about a holiday happening. According to a news release, in the 1940s and 50s the city of Hot Springs had several drive-in movie theaters. All have since closed but the experience will be revived during a Reels & Wheels event December 23 at the Hot …
The holiday season is upon us and with it, comes a chance to spend quality time with family and friends. Traditionally held the day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday marks the start of the holiday shopping spree, with sales taking place at many major retailers. However, for those on the lookout for other options to embark …