Fort Smith turns 200

Fort Smith celebrates its 200th birthday with big plans from the city’s bicentennial committee. A commemorative coffee table bicentennial book is available. The city staged an event at Belle Pointe on Christmas Day of 2017 and will celebrate the entirety of 2018 with special events in these areas:

First Quarter: Arts and Culture

Second Quarter: Frontier Heritage

Third Quarter: Fort Smith Homecoming (will have a national campaign to get anyone who ever lived there to come and visit that summer)

Fourth Quarter: Fort Smith, the Next Two Hundred Years

In 2016, Fort Smith was named a Top True Western Town by True West magazine for the fourth year in a row.

For more information: Claude Legris, executive director, Fort Smith Convention and Visitors Bureau, 479-783-8888.

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