Arkansas Ouachitas

Arts & The Park, a ten day festival of the arts in Hot Springs, is taking place April 28-May 7 to showcase the arts community of the city.  Over 60 events are on the lineup and artists like musicians, potters, sculptors, jewelers and more are taking part in the cultural celebration. “The Hot Springs arts …
Cora Easterday of Visit Hot Springs has sent word about the upcoming Hot Springs Fishing Challenge. The event, which was created to bring attention to the fishing available in Arkansas, has been taking place for the past six years and this year is starting earlier than in the past, with an opening date of April …
James Wilborn, Assistant Superintendent at Lake Ouachita State Park has sent word of a project that has taken place at the park. The work entails the recent renovation of a 42 foot large tour boat that has been in continuous  operation at the park for the last 25 years. According to Wilborn, the boat was …
Hot Springs ORV Park is known as one of the top off-roading parks in the region. The park, which is located at 2100 Mill Creek Road in Hot Springs, is a 1,254-acre maze of trails for 4x4s, UTVs, ATVs, dirt bikes and mountain bikes. “Most people are surprised by what their vehicle is capable of,” …
Food…glorious food!! Arkansas is home to some legendary restaurants, wonderful chefs, and amazing, tasty fare. And although the state has all varieties of halls of fame, it wasn’t until 2016 that the Department of Arkansas Heritage decided there needed to be an Arkansas Food Hall of Fame. Rightly so…and about time! The Arkansas Food Hall …
The Waters Hotel is now open in downtown Hot Springs at 340 Central Avenue. The 62-room boutique hotel is housed in the former Thompson Building, a century old building located next to The Ohio Club, which is said to be the oldest bar in Arkansas. The $8 million project entailed remodeling the 100 year old …
Sherre Freeman of Garvan Woodland Gardens has sent word that over 150,000 Dutch tulips will be blooming at the Gardens this month during Tulip Extravaganza, with peak bloom expected sometime between February 27 and March 15. Also on showcase during the season will be colorful flowers such as daffodils, hyacinths, azaleas, rhododendrons, and spring annuals. …
  A range of events are set to take place across Southwest Arkansas next month to celebrate  archeology. Archeology Month takes place every March in the state and this year is the 50th anniversary of Arkansas Archeological Survey.  According to their site, ‘the event is an annual celebration commemorating Arkansas’s cultural heritage as revealed through …
For those on the lookout for an adventure, keep the Cossatot Race on your radar. “It’s the only one of its kind,” said race director Ryan Hughes about the event. “While Arkansas does have other paddle sport races, none of them are true whitewater events. In the Cossatot Race, athletes must navigate a course of …