Arkansas Ouachitas

Each year, Mena is the scene of the Wheel A’ Mena. The event, which takes place September 17 this year, is a bicycle tour of the Ouachita Mountains via the Talimena Scenic Drive. The tour is based out of Mena,which is at the foot hills of Rich Mountain, which at 2,681 feet, is the second …
The inaugural Spa-Con is taking place September 23-25 in Hot Springs at the Hot Springs Convention Center. This colorful entertainment and comics convention is covering the bases and will have everything from comics, gaming, cosplay events, celebrity guests, film and TV collectibles, special panels featuring industry speakers, music and more. The convention is set to …
September is an active time in Arkansas filled with a variety of events across the state. If you are on the lookout for options, Arkansas.com has a calendar where you can find listings of fun activities to check out, including the ones highlighted below. If you are into the outdoors, the SouthArk Outdoor Expo is …
David Hill, Executive Director of Low Key Arts in Hot Springs, has sent details this way about the upcoming Hot Water Hills Music & Arts Festival. This is the sixth year for the event, which takes place September 30-October 1 at Hill Wheatley Plaza downtown. “Hot Water Hills is such a great celebration of Hot …
DeGray Lake Resort State Park in Bismarck will be the scene of a new adventure next month. The inaugural Great DeGray Adventure Race takes place September 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The race is centered on navigation skills to find hidden markers throughout the state park. Participants can compete the course solo or …
Logoly State Park in McNeil (5 miles northeast of Magnolia) recently dedicated the park’s new 7,161-square-foot visitors center to a crowd of excited guests who, regardless of their age, became children-at-heart as soon as the exhibits opened: crawling around, sniffing scents, engaging (through glass) with the baby alligator, and watching bees make honey. I include …
Mid-America Science Museum in Hot Springs will be celebrating a special event on July 9: the 160th birthday of inventor Nikola Tesla. “Tesla has been an important influence not just regarding advancements in modern science and technology, but he has also just helped make science cool again and that’s encouraged others to being interested in pursuing …
A new and historic brew has made its debut in Hot Springs. Madden’s No.1 beer is brewed from the same recipe that was used by gangster Owney Madden during Prohibition. Madden made a fortune off the beer during Prohibition and it was served in New York City in locations such as the Cotton Club.  The beer …
This month, a transcontinental women’s air race is set to take place: the Air Race Classic. This is the only women’s air race in the nation and is known as a test of aviation skills for female pilots of all ages and from all walks of life. This is the 40th year for the event …