Fort Smith

  Mural festivals are typically in big cities. But for the second year, Fort Smith is host to The Unexpected, a mural festival bringing urban contemporary art to Arkansas. During the event occurring this week, the walls of several downtown historic buildings will be painted with large murals. The buildings are located in between about …
What do London, Zurich, Munich, and now Fort Smith, Arkansas have in common? They are the only four places to offer an immersive art installation by Irish artist Maser. Most known for his graffiti and mural paintings, Maser has created these 3D installations that make you feel like you’ve walked into the painting. In fact, …
For 82 years, the annual Old Fort Days Rodeo in Fort Smith has been entertaining rodeo enthusiasts with talented cowboys, high prize money, and quality rodeo livestock. The fast paced action includes calf roping, barrel racing, wild horse racing, bareback riding, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, the Old Fort Days Dandies, and bull riding. The …
Got grit? Prove it Saturday, June 18 during the 5th annual True Grit Ride 100 or on Sunday, June 19 at the True Grit Mountain Bike Ride in Fort Smith. Presented by Phat Tire, the road rides include 10-, 28-, 42-, 66-, and 100-mile courses. The True Grit Mountain Bike Ride will be a 15-mile …
Featuring live music, a parade, vendors, bike show, bikini contest, barbecue competition, and poker runs, The Steel Horse Rally takes place Friday, April 29-Saturday, April 30 on Garrison Avenue in downtown Fort Smith. The Steel Horse Rally honors those who serve or have served our country and citizens – military, veterans, law enforcement, and first …
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, you might be looking for a special place to spend idyllic time with your sweetie. You can create a tale of love and adventure in Arkansas at numerous romantic places, but here’s a tip on 10 top places to kiss (or propose) in The Natural State. Locking lips …
The Fort Smith Convention & Visitors Bureau launched  a new mobile app in early November . The app is named Experience Fort Smith and can be downloaded for free in the App Store and Google Play. It lets visitors and locals easily discover all the different ways to find points-of-interest and experience Fort Smith, Arkansas’s …
What are kids excited about other than the fact that school is almost out for the summer? The grand opening of Fort Smith’s Parrot Island Waterpark on Saturday, May 23. Parrot Island offers a fun-filled summer with a wave pool, water slides, lazy river, activity pool, children’s area, and more. More than 85,000 gallons of …
What would you expect from a city that’s been named a Top Western Town by True West magazine? A month of fun activities dedicated to western heritage, and that’s just what you’ll get in Fort Smith in May. Fort Smith Western Heritage Month brings to light just what it means to have “true grit” with …
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will headline the first of three Winthrop Paul Rockefeller Distinguished Lecture Series presentations in Fort Smith. Scalia will speak at 1 p.m. on Feb.26 at ArcBest Performing Arts Center, located in the Fort Smith Convention Center. The lecture is free and open to the public. The three-year series will …