Magic & Music: September Festivals in Hot Springs

 One of the most popular and fun activities in Hot Springs is visiting the Maxwell Blade Theater of Magic. This is not your average magic show; the performances are fascinating from beginning to the end, performed in an intimate venue. In addition, each year Hot Springs hosts a magic festival. This year the Maxwell Blade … Read More

Your Guide to the Garland County Fair in Hot Springs AR

Some of my favorite memories of my childhood involve spending time at the county fair. We would eat funnel cakes and corn dogs, watch the Demolition Derby, and ride the ferris wheel. Each year, the Garland County Fair rolls into town just in time for fall to be kicking into gear. Enjoy all the rides … Read More

Spa City Summer Fest 2016: JazzFest and Blues Festival

The Spa City Summer Fest will be combining two unstoppable musical forces this Labor Day–Jazz and Blues. For one weekend, you can experience two very different, active genres with a schedule that will excite and dazzle you. Sensing that the Hot Springs Jazz Society and the Hot Springs Blues Society complement each other, they decided … Read More

Boating on a Beautiful Hot Springs AR Lake

Grab your swimsuit, sunscreen, toys and goggles and spend some time in the water this summer. The number one pastime in Hot Springs during the summer months is boating. The water has warmed in our area lakes; lots of boats, skis, wakeboards, tubes and blow-up floats are popping up everywhere on the water. Boating is … Read More

Catch the Big One (Al) on Hot Springs’ Lakes

In the great state of Arkansas, many people love to fish. Moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas and kids enjoy spending time on the lakes fishing. Each year our city has a Fishing Challenge on Lakes Hamilton and Catherine with cash awards totaling $86,000! The biggest award goes to the angler who catches Big Al. He hasn’t been … Read More

10 Summer Kids’ Activities in Hot Springs AR

Summer reminds us of all the activities in Hot Springs AR that are great to enjoy with a kid (or as a kid at heart!). Here are ten of our favorite kids activities in the area: 10. Cutwell for Kids – On the first Saturday of every month, Cutwell 4 Kids (a non-profit organization) hosts a … Read More

June Cooking School to Feature Southern Cooking

        I’ve had the pleasure of eating delicious Southern cooking for years prepared by Lula Barnes, mother of one of my long-time friends, Larie Barnes Engles. Mrs. Barnes of Forest City, Arkansas was always the expert on cooking in the Barnes family, and she was the go-to person anytime her children or … Read More

Family Fun On the Playlist at 2016 Magic Springs Concert Series

The Magic Springs Concert Series is known for attracting a variety of musicians–from current pop and country to 80s and 90s hits to Christian artists. This year’s line up is sure to please the entire family, or be a lovely outing for two. Starting June 4th with Hunter Hayes (pictured above), the concert series will … Read More