Hot Springs Happenings

Events in and around Hot Springs

October 19 – 27, 2018
27th Annual Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival
Location: The Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa, 239 Central Ave.
A 9-day all-walk festival, makes its home in one of the most unique destinations of the American South, the Historic Spa City of Hot Springs, with all screenings and parties held within easy walking distance. Known for its eccentric charm ...
October 20, 2018 - 4:00 - 10:00 p.m.
First Annual Spa City Rocktober
Location: 121 Orange St.
Artbeat Entertainment presents The First Annual Spa City Rocktober Music Festival at the Farmers Market in historic downtown Hot Springs, on Saturday, October 20, 2018. All Ages Free Show Music Lineup  Us On Fire  Full Circle  Hooker Red  Tripswitch Band  ...
Park Halloween
Location: Lake Catherine State Park
Lake Catherine State Park will host its ninth annual Halloween in the Park from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, October 20, at the state park trailhead.  Featuring trick-or-treating through the campground, hay rides, free hot dogs, and soft drinks, the ...
Weekends in October
Theater of Horror 2
Location: 1008 Central Avenue
Every weekend in October the Hot Springs Arts and Film Institute & the Haunted Central Theater located at 1008 Central Ave presents Theater of Horror 2.  Come meet with Mr. Savage's Nightmare Live Shows plus see Scary Films ...
Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 2:00 -3:00 p.m.
Vinyasa Yoga Series
Location: Garvan Woodland Gardens, Great Lawn
Local yogi Audra Ladehoff presents a one-hour session. Vinyasa yoga is a flowing practice linking breath to movement - a continuous sequence of poses that flows from one to the next with an assigned inhale or exhale, resulting in a fluid ...
Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.
Singing Satirist Roy Zimmerman to Perform in Hot Springs
Location: Whittington Place, 301 Whittington Avenue
Renown left-leaning satirist Roy Zimmerman will perform his witty songs about ignorance and politics (and “ignorance in politics”) in a special concert in Hot Springs, Arkansas on Sunday, October 21st, 2018.  Zimmerman’s songs are heard on NPR, Public Radio ...
October 24, 2018 - 8 PM
Craft Beer Cellar Trivia
Location: 120 Ouachita Ave.
Join us at Craft Beer Cellar for trivia night every Wednesday!  Bring a group of friends or join a team. Starts at 8 PM. For more information visit us at hotsprings.craftbeercellar.com or call 501-881-7232
Every Wednesday- 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday Night Poetry
Location: Kollective Coffee+Tea, 110 Central Ave.
First held February 1, 1989, Wednesday Night Poetry has not missed a Wednesday of poetry reading in historic downtown Hot Springs since. Thought to be the longest continuously-running weekly poetry event in the country.  Wednesday Night Poetry is currently ...
October 25, 2018 - 7 PM
Craft Beer Cellar Dart Tournament
Location: 120 Ouachita Ave.
We welcome you to join us for our Craft Beer Cellar Dart Tournament every Thursday night at 7PM! We have beer specials & darts, winning team takes all! $10 Entry Fee For more information visit us at hotsprings.craftbeercellar.com ...
October 26, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.
The Murder and Macabre Mystery Theater presents "Love and First Bite"
Location: Porterhouse Restaurant, 707 Central Ave.
Dracula is throwing a huge Halloween party and everyone is invited.   He’s tired of being lonely and has decided he needs a wife.  The question is who will it be?  There are several suitable and sort of ...
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Celebrate Fall!
Location: Garvan Woodland Gardens, Great Grounds
Get your costumes on and join us for our fourth annual Celebrate Fall day at the Gardens! This is the perfect chance for families to come out in their Halloween costumes and enjoy a whole day of adventure in the ...
Ginger Ladehoff Painting Class
Location: 307 Whittington Ave.
Ginger Ladehoff, a talented local artist and nature enthusiast, teaches art classes at Whittington Gallery. Ladehoff invites you to join her next upcoming class on October 27, 2018 starting at 6:
Weekends in October
Theater of Horror 2
Location: 1008 Central Avenue
Every weekend in October the Hot Springs Arts and Film Institute & the Haunted Central Theater located at 1008 Central Ave presents Theater of Horror 2.  Come meet with Mr. Savage's Nightmare Live Shows plus see Scary Films ...
October 27, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.
The Murder and Macabre Mystery Theater presents "Love and First Bite"
Location: Porterhouse Restaurant, 707 Central Ave.
Dracula is throwing a huge Halloween party and everyone is invited.   He’s tired of being lonely and has decided he needs a wife.  The question is who will it be?  There are several suitable and sort of ...
October 27, 2018 : 2:00-5:00 PM
Trick or Dink! Vulcan Pickleball Park Grand Opening
Location: 736 Mid-America Blvd
The Vulcan Pickleball Park Grand Opening is a free community event with giveaways, games, food, candy, music, a costume contest, and, of course, pickleball! Bring a friend and have some fun! For more information please contact 501-760-6888
Sunday, October 28, 1:30 pm
Hot Springs - Then & Now
Location: LANDMARK BUILDING, 201 Market St
Author and Garland County Historical Society volunteer, Mike Blythe, will give a photo presentation based on his book, Hot Springs–Then & Now. It will feature the history of Como Square as well as other areas of Hot Springs. A guided ...
October 31, 2018 - 8 PM
Craft Beer Cellar Trivia
Location: 120 Ouachita Ave.
Join us at Craft Beer Cellar for trivia night every Wednesday!  Bring a group of friends or join a team. Starts at 8 PM. For more information visit us at hotsprings.craftbeercellar.com or call 501-881-7232
October 31, 2018 - 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Glow on the Row 2018
Location: Historic District of Downtown Hot Springs
Join us this Halloween in the Historic District of Downtown Hot Springs as we pass out candy, and host the very first "Glow on the Row" Halloween festival for all of the little trick or treaters! Candy, glow sticks, festival ...
Every Wednesday- 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday Night Poetry
Location: Kollective Coffee+Tea, 110 Central Ave.
First held February 1, 1989, Wednesday Night Poetry has not missed a Wednesday of poetry reading in historic downtown Hot Springs since. Thought to be the longest continuously-running weekly poetry event in the country.  Wednesday Night Poetry is currently ...

Everyday around Hot Springs

  • The Five Star Theatre offers a unique and highly professional evening of quality entertainment. 701 Central Ave. 501-318-1600.
  • Garvan Woodland Gardens, the 210-acre botanical garden located on Lake Hamilton, is home to thousands of plantings and one of the 10 best Japanese gardens in North America.  It is also the site of the impressive Anthony Chapel.  550 Arkridge Road.  1-800-366-4664.
  • Hot Springs Mountain Tower overlooks 140 miles of Ouachita Mountain countryside from 1,256 feet above sea level.  501-623-6035. 
  • Magic Springs & Crystal Falls Water and Theme Park is the best entertainment value in the region.  Admission to the park includes unlimited access to theme park rides, family rides, water rides, plus concerts at the Timberwood Amphitheater.  501-624-1000.
  • Mid-America Science Museum is Arkansas’s largest hands-on science center with more than 1,000 permanent interactive exhibits.  501-767-3461 or 1-800-632-0583.
  • Visit Hot Springs Visitor Center is a great source to take advantage of during your trip. Check them out for brochures, maps, and information on our surrounding state parks.
  • Walking tours along Bathhouse Row, a National Historic Landmark District with two bathhouses still in operation, Buckstaff Bathhouse Company and Quapaw Baths & Spa, followed by shopping, dining and sightseeing in downtown Hot Springs.

 


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