Hot Springs

A race in Hot Springs that has received national recognition in the running community and coverage in publications like Runner’s World magazine is fast approaching. “The Spa Running Festival is one of the premier races in Arkansas offering an event for everyone from beginners to elite runners and those that like a challenge,” said race …
August 21 stands out this month as the first time since the late 1970s that a total solar eclipse will occur in the U.S. According to a press release sent by Jim Miller of Mid-America Science Museum in Hot Springs, a ‘solar eclipse is a celestial event in which the moon passes between the Earth …
Looking for some action? If so, Lake Ouachita State Park in Mountain Pine will be hosting the first annual Caddo Bend Paddle Duathlon in September. The event takes place on the 23rd of the month and starts at 9 a.m. that day. Participants will take on a 5 mile trail run on the scenic Caddo Bend …
  Spa-Con, an entertainment and comics convention, is a chance to meet comic artists, cosplayers and special celebrity guests. The colorful convention takes place September 22-24 in Hot Springs and “will feature celebrity guest appearances by Barb, Laura and Audrey,” said Bill Solleder of Visit Hot Springs, which is producing the event. “That’s Shannon Purser, …
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 …