$86,000 Fishing Challenge on Hot Springs Lakes

Now there’s a financial incentive to enjoy fishing on Lake Hamilton and Lake Catherine, through June 30!  If all of the fish tagged for the 6th Annual Fishing Challenge, are caught, $86,000 in prize money will be awarded. Big Al is worth $15,000 this year! According to Visit Hot Springs, here’s how it works: Sixty-one … Read More

Gumbo and Crawfish Festival Coming to Hot Springs This April

If you enjoy gumbo and crawfish in New Orleans, you’ll love an afternoon of tasting all the gumbo you can sample along with a flat of crawfish while enjoying live entertainment right here in Historic Downtown Hot Springs. Our 3rd Hot Springs Gumbo and Crawfish Festival takes place 2-6 p.m. April 22 at Hill Wheatley … Read More

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