Valley of the Vapors Independent Music Festival in Hot Springs

The 12th annual Valley of the Vapors Independent Music Festival takes place March 18-22 in Hot Springs. The festival is known as the only underground music festival in the state and is home to a wide mix of innovative live

Events Celebrating Anniversaries in 2016 in Southwest Arkansas

Here are a few of the events and festivals celebrating anniversaries this year in Southwest Arkansas! Henderson State University in Arkadelphia is celebrating its 125th anniversary with an exhibition that highlights the history of the university. The opening reception is

Thrill of the chill: Winter hiking in Arkansas

Winter might not be the ideal season to splash around in Arkansas’s many beautiful lakes and rivers, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy The Natural State during the brief cold snap separating fall from spring. One of the best

Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights Celebrates 20 Years

What comes after Thanksgiving in Arkansas? The Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights! This year will be the 20th anniversary of the program, which highlights more than 60 communities around the state. The Trail of Holiday Lights brochure is available both

Historical Marker Unveiled in Hot Springs for Baseball Players Dizzy and Daffy Dean

This weekend, a new historical marker that commemorates Hall of Fame baseball players Dizzy and Daffy Dean was unveiled in downtown Hot Springs. Jay Hanna (Dizzy) and Paul (Daffy) were born in Arkansas in the town of Lucas (Logan County).

Spa Running Festival in Hot Springs

The Spa 10K in Hot Springs was recently listed by Runner’s World as one of the top 10 races in a national park. The race, which takes place November 21 this year, has been part of the Hot Springs running

Purple Ice Cream!! Cowabunga!

There are very few family friendly restaurants, short of those with arcade games or fast food joints, in Little Rock. The Purple Cow is one of the exceptions. Very family oriented, the restaurant has been a staple on the Capital

Hot Springs Wins International Innovation Award

  The Hot Springs Sister City Program has won the Sister Cities International’s 2015 Innovation Award. The award, which highlights the field of economic development, is for a city with a population less than 100,000. The project entered spotlights the

World Championship of Bass Fishing Hits Hot Springs in August!

Hot Springs will soon be the scene of the world championships of bass fishing! The 2015 Forrest Wood Cup is slated for August 20-23 on Lake Ouachita. The tournament will draw in 50 of the world’s best bass-fishing pros and

Egg Artist Lorrie Popow Named 2015 Arkansas Living Treasure

Lorrie Popow, an internationally known egg artist who lives in Hot Springs, has been named the 2015 Arkansas Living Treasure by the Arkansas Arts Council. According to a news release sent by the Arkansas Arts Council, Popow is mostly known