Derby Hats- From Prestige to Fashion Statement

Once a year you’ll find something a bit more interesting than the horses at Oaklawn – the Derby Hats.  When horse racing started in Kentucky in the early 1900’s, track owner Col. Meriwether Lewis Clark Jr., knew the women viewed horse racing as “seedy” so he marketed the races as a fashion event.  He established … Read More

Pickleball Championships Coming to Hot Springs

Pickleball is a hot sport in Hot Springs for all ages. Never heard of the game? It’s fun to play and great exercise for all skill levels, and the sport’s popularity has taken off throughout the country. Hot Springs hosts the Mid-America Indoor Pickleball Championships, with the tournament taking place March 24-26 at the Hot … Read More

Tulips, More Tulips, and a Peacock at Garvan Gardens

The blooms are a couple of weeks early this year, and simply spectacular. Visit Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs, Arkansas to be amazed during the Tulips Extravaganza. The roaming peacock is worth the trip, too!  We’d love to have you stay at Lookout Point during your visit. It’s a great combination: a world class … Read More

State Basketball Finals March 9th-11th Return to Hot Springs

Come see some of the best basketball players in the state of Arkansas play for the state title. Hot Springs’ Bank of the Ozarks Arena will host the State Basketball Finals March 9th -11th. All divisions, 1A – 7A, will play their final game at Bank of the Ozarks Arena. The top two teams from … Read More

St. Patricks day

2017 World’s Shortest St. Pat’s Parade with Alfonso plus Clydesdales!

The 14th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 17 is always a zany, hilarious blast! Come see the Alfonso Ribiero (Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Dancing With the Stars, plus America’s Funniest Videos) as Grand Marshall! This parade is wild proof that Hot Springs does not take itself too seriously. In addition to Alfonso, you’ll … Read More

Two Fun February Events in Hot Springs

In addition to live horse racing and romantic getaways throughout the month of February, two different but entertaining events occur. The Home & Outdoor Show takes place Feb. 3-4 at the Hot Springs Convention Center The wildly popular 13th Annual Chocolate Festival is Feb 5 at Embassy Suites Hotel & Spa The Home & Garden … Read More

Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr in Hot Springs

Once again, we celebrate the birthday of one of our country’s great leaders, with the holiday on January 16. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. worked tirelessly in his short life for the equality of all people, and he endeavored to complete his mission nonviolently.  I believe if Dr. King were still with us, he’d encourage … Read More

We’re Off to the Races Starting January 13 in Hot Springs

There’s usually a lull after the holidays when all the lights are put away, the gifts exchanged and we’re contemplating-but-not-following a New Year’s diet. Not in Hot Springs! We’re gearing up for the exciting live thoroughbred racing season starting Jan. 13 at Oaklawn Racing & Gaming. Racing season runs 3-5 days each week and culminates April 15 with the … Read More