Hot Springs

For 21 years, the Hot Springs Blues Festival has been a beacon for the blues in Hot Springs. This year’s family friendly festival will be September 2-3 in Hill Wheatley Plaza downtown. “The first thing that sets this festival apart is that it’s in Hot Springs,”said David Hughes, President of the Spa City Blues Society, which puts …
Guides from Ouachita Outdoor Outfitters in Hot Springs will be presenting an introductory Fly Fishing 101 class at Garvan Woodland Gardens on June 17.  Those interested will learn the basics of the craft and will practice the mechanics of casting a fly rod in surrounding Lake Hamilton. Rods are provided, but participants can bring their …
Illusionist Maxwell Blade is a well known fixture of the Hot Springs entertainment scene. Many have caught one of his shows at  Maxwell Blade’s Theatre of Magic, the theater he owned at 121 Central Avenue.  Starting this summer, the new venue and location to catch his performances will be down the street at the historic …
The 2nd annual Tesla Fest is taking place July 8 at Mid-America Science Museum in Hot Springs. The event celebrates the birth of inventor Nikola Tesla, who was an an important influence in modern science and technology. The event will be an entire day devoted to the science of Tesla, who is often regarded as …
The Hot Springs Music Festival, which runs from June 4-17 this year, brings together over 100 international musicians each June to Hot Springs. For two weeks these musicians present over 20 concerts and 250 open rehearsals at various venues in town for music lovers to enjoy. The festival, which has been taking place in town …
Tourism is one of Arkansas’s largest industries. For over 30 years, National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), which is May 7-13, has been taking place in towns across the nation as a means to spread the news about the importance and impact of travel in the U.S.  This is done via such outlets as community …
April 15-23 marks National Park Week and hundreds of programs are set to take place across the nation in celebration of the annual event. Currently, there are over 400 parks within the National Park System, including national seashores, monuments, historical parks, and battlefields. “Each one has a story to tell,” said Acting National Park Service …
Mid-America Science Museum in Hot Springs is the state’s oldest and largest science center. There are more than 100 exhibits and workstations to explore at the museum and also special exhibits and events. This month, a new exhibit is set to open at the museum on April 15. The exhibit is called Mindbender Mansion, and …
Shelley Todd, Natural Resource Program Manager for Hot Springs National Park, has sent news about the Dogwood, Goat Rock, and Sunset trails at the park. Sections of these trails have been formally dedicated into the Old-Growth Forest Network, a national network of protected native forests. Hot Springs National Park is the first Arkansas forest to …
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 …