Full Calendar of Events


Annual Ice Cream Social

Annual Ice Cream Social

August, 31 2014

The Fort Smith Museum of History's Annual Ice Cream Social is an end of summer tradition. The Sunday...

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Artist Call for Art in the Park Exhibitors

September, 01 2014

Local artists are invited to exhibit and offer for sale up to three original wall pieces at the Oct. 10-11 Art in the Park Show and Festival, in the art emporium area.

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Growing Kids Consignment Sale

Growing Kids Consignment Sale

September, 04 2014

Everything you need for your kids (including back-to-school) under one roof! The Growing Kids Fall Sale...

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The Diamond Image - Neil Diamond Tribute Show

The Diamond Image - Neil Diamond Tribute Show

September, 06 2014

A Neil Diamond Tribute starring Branson artist Keith Allyn, an incredible talent who has the look, sound and persona of Neil Diamond. A portion of the proceeds will benefit VFW Post #31 in Fort Smith! Reserve or purchase tickets by phone.

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River Valley Roller Girls Double Header

River Valley Roller Girls Double Header

September, 06 2014

Come to the Fort Smith Convention Center Saturday, September 6th and support the local roller derby.

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Star Party

September, 12 2014

The north side of Wells Lake on the Nature Center grounds will be transformed into an outdoor observatory....

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Konsplosion 2014

Konsplosion 2014

September, 12 2014

"A joining of Forces!" A one of a Kind Convention! Gaming, Guests, Panels, Vendors, Stage Shows and...

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Great Arkansas Clean-Up

Great Arkansas Clean-Up

September, 13 2014

Come out and take part in the statewide Great Arkansas Clean-Up, locally. Join the staff as we help clean...

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"Race for Recovery" 5k Timed Race and 1mile Fun Run

"Race for Recovery" 5k Timed Race and 1mile Fun Run

September, 13 2014

Fun Run for a good cause! Please join Harbor House, Inc., the Region #4 Prevention Provider, in celebrating...

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3rd Annual Rollin

3rd Annual Rollin' On The River Concert & Bike Show

September, 14 2014

Enjoy a evening of rock-n-roll and bikes by the river! The Riders of the RIVER VALLEY are hosting the...

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Wild Edible Plants

Wild Edible Plants

September, 16 2014

Join us to learn about which plants areedible and where to find them in Arkansas. Charles Griffith has...

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Slpendor in the Grass

Slpendor in the Grass

September, 18 2014

This adaptation of the 1961 movie takes place in a small Midwestern town in the late 1920s. A young,...

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78th Annual Arkansas-Oklahoma State Fair

78th Annual Arkansas-Oklahoma State Fair

September, 19 2014

The Arkansas Oklahoma State Fair has something for everyone! Be a part of the 78th Anniversary celebration of the Arkansas-Oklahoma State Fair. Begun in 1936 as the Fort Smith Livestock Exposition, the Arkansas-Oklahoma State Fair has grown into one of the premier events in the region. The 2014 fair continues the tradition by educating and entertaining over 2,500 exhibitors, vendors and over 135,000 visitors during this nine day celebration.

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Hunter Education Course

Hunter Education Course

September, 20 2014

The course teaches fundamentals of safe and responsible hunting, is free and open to all ages. Anyone...

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40/29 Fort Smith Women’s Living Expo

40/29 Fort Smith Women’s Living Expo

September, 20 2014

The Women's Living Expos are all about fashion, beauty, health, home, food, entertaining, fitness, makeovers,...

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Belle Grove Historic District Walking Tour

Belle Grove Historic District Walking Tour

September, 21 2014

Truly step back in time with the Clayton House’s walking tour through one of Arkansas’ oldest neighborhoods. Fort Smith’s Layout 1Belle Grove Historic District boasts the largest variety of Victorian architectural styles of any historic district in the state, and is one of the most diverse districts in the nation.

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Groundbreaking Ceremony for the U.S. Marshals Museum

Groundbreaking Ceremony for the U.S. Marshals Museum

September, 24 2014

Join Fort Smith in celebration of the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Marshals Service, beginning with...

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“Fall” in Love with Plein Air Painting: A Workshop for Every Artist

“Fall” in Love with Plein Air Painting: A Workshop for Every Artist

September, 24 2014

This workshop will be given by artist John Lasater IV at the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum, September...

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Fab Five National Hunting and Fishing Day

Fab Five National Hunting and Fishing Day

September, 27 2014

Compete in our 8th annual National Hunting and Fishing Day events. Free!!! All ages are invited to join,...

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Opening Reception: An American in Venice: James McNeill Whistler and His Legacy

Opening Reception: An American in Venice: James McNeill Whistler and His Legacy

October, 02 2014

Come join us at the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum on October 2, 2014 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm for the opening...

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Nightfall with Edgar Allen Poe

Nightfall with Edgar Allen Poe

October, 02 2014

Four tales the author thought to be his best. Enter the mind of Poe, and check your heart at the door. (Off season show not part of season ticket)

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An American in Venice: James McNeill Whistler and His Legacy

An American in Venice: James McNeill Whistler and His Legacy

October, 03 2014

In 1879 American artist James McNeill Whistler arrived in Italy with a commission from the Fine Arts...

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Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkoma Red Shoe Shindig

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkoma Red Shoe Shindig

October, 03 2014

“Who’s that in the great red shoes?” It will be the question on everyone’s lips as masked guests mingle...

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Astronomy Day

Astronomy Day

October, 04 2014

The Arkansas Oklahoma Astronomical Society members will give astronomy talks and presentations and you...

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Herman Udouj Memorial Trail Dedication

Herman Udouj Memorial Trail Dedication

October, 04 2014

The Hardwood Tree Museum will be hosting its dedication and official opening of the Herman Udouj Memorial...

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Massard Prairie Battlefield 150th Commemoration

Massard Prairie Battlefield 150th Commemoration

October, 04 2014

Come and watch the Civil War re-enactors as they portray the lives of the Cavalry Soldiers during the...

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Small Business Workshop

October, 04 2014

Want to start a small business or already have one and would like it to grow? Then we have a Small Business...

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The 2014 International Blues Challenge

The 2014 International Blues Challenge

October, 04 2014

Show your talent! Neumeier's Rib Room and The Fort Smith Riverfront Blues Society presents The 2014 International...

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The Fort Smith Symphony: Musical Kaleidoscope

The Fort Smith Symphony: Musical Kaleidoscope

October, 04 2014

Imagine looking through a beautiful kaleidoscope at brilliant colors dancing with light and mirrors....

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Belle Grove Historic District Walking Tour

Belle Grove Historic District Walking Tour

October, 05 2014

Truly step back in time with the Clayton House’s walking tour through one of Arkansas’ oldest neighborhoods. Fort Smith’s Layout 1Belle Grove Historic District boasts the largest variety of Victorian architectural styles of any historic district in the state, and is one of the most diverse districts in the nation.

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L2: Learn - Lead

October, 10 2014

Learn from the very best at L2: Learn – Lead, the half-day simulcast designed to lift your vision as...

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Evening on the Arkansas River

October, 10 2014

Take part in this casual tour to view the river at dark. This will be a short one hour stroll along the...

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Judge Parker

Judge Parker's Birthday Celebration

October, 11 2014

Celebrate the birthday of Judge Isaac C. Parker with birthday cake in the soda fountain at the Fort Smith Museum of History. Visit with the famous judge himself, portrayed by Floyd Robison, and Mrs. Parker portrayed by Sue Robison. The Robisons have researched the Parker’s extensively. Free wagon rides also will be available.

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Fort Smith Vintage Flea Market

Fort Smith Vintage Flea Market

October, 11 2014

If you love treasure hunting, then you're going to love the Fort Smith Flea Market! Come shop and explore vintage merchandise, antiques, collectibles, memorabilia, books, magazines, coins and so much more in over 100 booths. Bring your friends and have some fun! Interested in being a vender? Booth space is $45! ADMISSION: Adults: $2.00, Children 6-12: $1, Children Under 6 Free - PARKING: Free

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Hunter Education Course

Hunter Education Course

October, 11 2014

The course teaches fundamentals of safe and responsible hunting, is free and open to all ages. Anyone...

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UAFS Choral Ensembles

UAFS Choral Ensembles

October, 14 2014

Choral singing has a recorded history of creating beauty going back to the ancient Greeks, and holds...

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Dutch Oven Lid Lifter

Dutch Oven Lid Lifter

October, 14 2014

Everything tastes better when cooked outdoors. Have a yummy meal cooked before your eyes while learning...

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Fort Smith: See Your Own Town First!

October, 16 2014

Sometimes we get so busy we forget to see our own home town, so today we will start at the Drennen-Scott house in Van Buren, cruise over the river for lunch downtown, visit the Museum and then finish with afternoon tea at the Clayton House. See your home town first! Lunch and afternoon tea included.

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Belle Grove Historic District Walking Tour

Belle Grove Historic District Walking Tour

October, 19 2014

Truly step back in time with the Clayton House’s walking tour through one of Arkansas’ oldest neighborhoods....

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Trapping Workshop

Trapping Workshop

October, 25 2014

For beginner, intermediate, and advanced trappers. Bring your own lunch, drinks, and chair. Learn about...

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The Fort Smith Symphony presents Pops on Broadway

The Fort Smith Symphony presents Pops on Broadway

October, 25 2014

When is Broadway better than Broadway? When the best Broadway vocalists perform with an outstanding ninety-piece symphony orchestra! Experience classic Broadway live and onstage with the Fort Smith Symphony and vocalists Teri Dale Hansen and Jeremiah James. Borodin’s dynamic Polovitsian Dances, the inspiration for the musical Kismet and the rollicking Capriccio Italien of Tchaikovsky open this fabulous program.

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Anything Goes

Anything Goes

October, 27 2014

ALL ABOARD for this saucy and splendid production of ANYTHING GOES winner of three 2011 Tony Awards including...

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Belle Grove Historic District Walking Tour

Belle Grove Historic District Walking Tour

November, 02 2014

Truly step back in time with the Clayton House’s walking tour through one of Arkansas’ oldest neighborhoods. Fort Smith’s Layout 1Belle Grove Historic District boasts the largest variety of Victorian architectural styles of any historic district in the state, and is one of the most diverse districts in the nation.

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Alla Prima Figure Painting: Workshop by David Shevlino

Alla Prima Figure Painting: Workshop by David Shevlino

November, 05 2014

This workshop will take place at the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum on November 5 – 7, 2014 from 10:00...

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Hardwood Tree Museum Day

Hardwood Tree Museum Day

November, 08 2014

This second annual event will feature hands on saw demonstrations, visual presentations about the Ozark...

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Opening Reception: VIVID: Works by Liz Whitney Quisgard

November, 13 2014

Come join us at the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum on November 13, 2014 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm for the opening...

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A Talent for Murder

A Talent for Murder

November, 13 2014

A wealthy, older, female writer lives in a mansion with her physician, and a valuable art collection...

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VIVID: Works by Liz Whitney Quisgard

November, 14 2014

Inspired by Moorish architecture, Navajo textiles, Byzantine mosaics, and the Baroque, Quisgard creates...

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Annual Migration of Bald Eagles to Arkansas

Annual Migration of Bald Eagles to Arkansas

November, 14 2014

Mike Martin, an avid nature and wildlife photographer for over 20 years, will present this power point...

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Fort Smith Vintage Flea Market

Fort Smith Vintage Flea Market

November, 15 2014

If you love treasure hunting, then you're going to love the Fort Smith Flea Market! Come shop and explore vintage merchandise, antiques, collectibles, memorabilia, books, magazines, coins and so much more in over 100 booths. Bring your friends and have some fun! Interested in being a vender? Booth space is $45! ADMISSION: Adults: $2.00, Children 6-12: $1, Children Under 6 Free - PARKING: Free

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Hunter Education Course

Hunter Education Course

November, 15 2014

The course teaches fundamentals of safe and responsible hunting, is free and open to all ages. Anyone...

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Belle Grove Historic District Walking Tour

Belle Grove Historic District Walking Tour

November, 16 2014

Truly step back in time with the Clayton House’s walking tour through one of Arkansas’ oldest neighborhoods. Fort Smith’s Layout 1Belle Grove Historic District boasts the largest variety of Victorian architectural styles of any historic district in the state, and is one of the most diverse districts in the nation.

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Gift of the Magi

Gift of the Magi

December, 03 2014

A couple’s perfect gifts have unexpected costs in this romantic comedy narrated by carolers.

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The Fort Smith Symphony presents Spontaneous Christmas

The Fort Smith Symphony presents Spontaneous Christmas

December, 06 2014

This is a very special Christmas concert indeed! Celebrate the holidays with the “world premiere” orchestral performance of Spontaneous Christmas composed and arranged by contemporary violin great, Doug Cameron.

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Amish Farms: Lighting up the Season

December, 12 2014

Traditions are always good to keep up and our annual visit to an Amish Farm for lunch with all the trimmings...

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Winter Campfire Fun

Winter Campfire Fun

December, 12 2014

Enjoy a brisk night by the campfire as we share local tales, and play a few campfire games. Fun for all...

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Fort Smith Vintage Flea Market

Fort Smith Vintage Flea Market

December, 13 2014

If you love treasure hunting, then you're going to love the Fort Smith Flea Market! Come shop and explore vintage merchandise, antiques, collectibles, memorabilia, books, magazines, coins and so much more in over 100 booths. Bring your friends and have some fun! Interested in being a vender? Booth space is $45! ADMISSION: Adults: $2.00, Children 6-12: $1, Children Under 6 Free - PARKING: Free

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“Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting”: It’s like 4 years of Art School!

“Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting”: It’s like 4 years of Art School!

January, 21 2015

This workshop will be given by artist Robert Burridge at the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum, January...

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“Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting”: It’s like 4 years of Art School!

“Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting”: It’s like 4 years of Art School!

January, 21 2015

Robert Burridge’s popular “Loosen Up” workshops nurture individual success and personal enrichment with...

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The Fort Smith Symphony presents French Impressions Scottish Landscapes

The Fort Smith Symphony presents French Impressions Scottish Landscapes

January, 24 2015

The great composers had the ability to create unique worlds of sounds all their own. Ravel’s impressionistic...

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Dancing Pros Live

Dancing Pros Live

January, 28 2015

The World’s finest dancers battle it out live on the stage and the audience picks the winner! Singers...

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Opening Reception: Apron Strings: Ties to the Past

Opening Reception: Apron Strings: Ties to the Past

January, 29 2015

Come join us at the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum on January 29, 2015 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm for the opening...

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Apron Strings: Ties to the Past

Apron Strings: Ties to the Past

January, 30 2015

Although taken for granted by many social and art historians, the apron is the subject of a fascinating...

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Cival War in the West

April, 08 2015

Join Tom Wing, UAFS assistant-professor and director of the Drennen Scott House on a 3-day tour of battle...

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The Fort Smith Symphony presents The music of Ray Charles

The Fort Smith Symphony presents The music of Ray Charles

April, 18 2015

The Fort Smith Symphony's celebration of Ray Charles, an American force of nature, begins with classic...

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The Fort Smith Symphony presents Fate and the Phoenix

The Fort Smith Symphony presents Fate and the Phoenix

May, 16 2015

Beethoven and Stravinsky were both pivotal figures in the history of music. The gripping “Da-Da-Da-Duuuum” of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony pushed open the doors to the Romantic era. Stravinsky blazed the musical trail with modern sounds often as mysterious and fiery as the Firebird herself. Enjoy these two thrilling cornerstones of concert music live in a way no recording can duplicate! This outstanding closing concert of the season also features the amazing Vienna based, Bulgarian violinist Bojidara Kouzmanova performing violin show stoppers.

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Energetic Still-Life Painting & How to Market Your Art: Workshop by Qiang Huang

November, 04 2015

This workshop will take place at the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum on November 4 – 6, 2015, 10:00 am...

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