Full Calendar of Events


“Murder and Mayhem” Trolley Tour

“Murder and Mayhem” Trolley Tour

October, 31 2014

The popular “Murder and Mayhem” Trolley Tour features haunted and gruesome stories from years past. Begin the evening with Halloween treats, drinks and ghost stories along with a peek at haunted areas of the Fort Smith Museum of History. Judge and Mrs. Isaac Parker, portrayed by Floyd and Sue Robison, narrate the tour, which begins at the Fort Smith Museum of History on October 18, 25, 26 and Halloween. Two tours are offered each night at 5:30 p.m./ and 7:30 p.m.

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45th Immaculate Conception Ladies Auxiliary Fall Bazaar

November, 01 2014

The annual event offers handcrafted items, pet gifts, Christmas decorations, arts and crafts, raffle,...

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Younique Boutiques Traveling Bazaar

Younique Boutiques Traveling Bazaar

November, 01 2014

The Unique boutiques traveling bazaar is a one day shopping extravaganza showcasing an eclectic blend...

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Big Guns of the Civil War

Big Guns of the Civil War

November, 01 2014

Fort Smith NHS will be firing two reproduction Civil War cannons. Volunteer Tom Wing will be giving an interpretive program on the big guns and will discuss why they were so deadly on the battlefield. The site will host two cannons to fire together at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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Discover the Dinosaurs

Discover the Dinosaurs

November, 01 2014

Discover the Dinosaurs is roaring through Fort Smith! Fun for all ages. Explore the mystery of pre-historic...

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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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UAFS Symphonic Band

UAFS Symphonic Band

November, 04 2014

Under the direction of Dr. Alexandra Zacharella, the UAFS Symphonic Band performs classic wind band repertoire...

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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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River Valley Feis

River Valley Feis

November, 06 2014

A dance competition for Irish Dancers from all regions of the United States, the River Valley Feis is hosted by the McCafferty School of Dance and Fort Smith Irish Dance Council. The public is invited and may also enter an art competition of any medium with an Irish theme, or a soda-bread baking contest. Registration forms may be downloaded.

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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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3rd Annual Veterans Day Parade and Fall Festival at Chaffee Crossing

3rd Annual Veterans Day Parade and Fall Festival at Chaffee Crossing

November, 08 2014

Enjoy a patriotic parade at the Chaffee Crossing Historic District and honor all Veterans. The Fall Festival...

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Black Tie Bingo

Black Tie Bingo

November, 08 2014

Join the Fort Smith Public Library Endowment for a fabulous night of fine dining, exciting BINGO games,...

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The Mary McDonald Music Series: Manical 4 Trombone Quartet

November, 09 2014

The Mary McDonald Music Series 2014-2015 season continues with a concert by the Maniacal 4 trombone quartet. The Maniacal 4 is an internationally acclaimed group of four great musicians telling one unified, inspiring musical story after another.

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Veteran

Veteran's Day Reception at the Fort Smith Museum of History

November, 11 2014

Join the Fort Smith Museum of History in honoring our veterans. All veterans and their families are invited to share stories and refreshments. View photos, uniforms and memorabilia from past Veteran's Day exhibits. Taped interviews with local veterans conducted by the Fort Smith Historical Society are available in the Griffin Theater.

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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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Opening Reception: VIVID: Works by Liz Whitney Quisgard

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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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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Night Court - United States v. Simon Amonia

Night Court - United States v. Simon Amonia

November, 14 2014

In 1892 Simon Amonia was tried for selling alcohol into Indian Territory, which was illegal under the...

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Night Court - United States v. Simon Amonia

Night Court - United States v. Simon Amonia

November, 15 2014

In 1892 Simon Amonia was tried for selling alcohol into Indian Territory, which was illegal under the...

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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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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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Geocaching 101

Geocaching 101

November, 18 2014

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices in which participants...

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National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Visits UAFS

National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Visits UAFS

November, 18 2014

Jennifer Pharr Davis, a renowned athlete, author and speaker and the 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, will discuss her experience hiking 2,185 miles in 46 days. Davis has hiked more than 12,000 miles on six different continents, including hikes of the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail, the 485-mile Colorado Trail, the 275-mile Long Trail in Vermont, numerous trails in Europe, and the 2,185-mile Appalachian Trail three times. In 2011, Davis completed the Appalachian Trail in the fastest known time by a male or female when she hiked 47 miles a day for 46 consecutive days. Davis will be sharing slides and stories, answering questions, and reading excerpts from her new book “Called Again,” which Kirkus Reviews calls “an inspired exploration of the meaning of commitment.” She will also be selling and signing books afterward. Davis has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, NPR’s Talk of the Nation, ESPN and the CBS Early Show. She is founder and owner of Blue Ridge Hiking Company in North Carolina.

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UAFS Jazz Band

UAFS Jazz Band

November, 20 2014

The highly energetic and entertaining Jazz Band delivers top-notch performances of varied repertoire...

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Junior League of Fort Smith Holiday Market 2014

Junior League of Fort Smith Holiday Market 2014

November, 20 2014

The Junior League of Fort Smith's Holiday Market is a holiday shopping extravaganza! The 21st annual three-day shopping event will be held November 20-22, 2014. We will offer more than 120 specialty merchant booths from across the United States. More than 7,500 shoppers are expected to visit Holiday Market this year for exciting and unique gift buying opportunities, as well as to attend our special events.

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Western Arkansas Ballet Hosts Annual Sugar Plum Fairy Tea

Western Arkansas Ballet Hosts Annual Sugar Plum Fairy Tea

November, 23 2014

The Sugar Plum Fairy requests the honor of your presence at the Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Sunday, November...

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UAFS Holiday Lighting Ceremony

UAFS Holiday Lighting Ceremony

November, 25 2014

The annual lighting ceremony will take place outside of the Stubblefield Center, where the audience can view the campus adorned with holiday decorations. The ceremony will take place between the UAFS women’s and men’s basketball games, which occur at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. respectively. Vocalists will perform live seasonal music, and hot chocolate will be served. After the ceremony, audience members can walk around campus and view the lighting.

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University of Arkansas Season

University of Arkansas Season's Greetings Concert

December, 01 2014

There’s no better way to kick off the holiday season than with the UAFS Season’s Greetings Concert, featuring live performances of your favorite holiday hits by the Symphonic Band, Choral Ensembles, Jazz Catz, and special guests.

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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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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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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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Christmas Honors

Christmas Honors

December, 12 2014

On Saturday, December 13, 2014 citizens of the Greater Fort Smith Region are invited to help honor the...

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Fort Smith Museum of History - Christmas Open House

Fort Smith Museum of History - Christmas Open House

December, 13 2014

Welcome the holidays with the Fort Smith Museum of History. Enjoy cookies, hot chocolate and free museum admission before or after the Fort Smith Christmas Parade. Learn the history of the city as you enjoy the tradition of Open House and the Christmas Parade.

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Open House Holiday Celebration at the Fort

Open House Holiday Celebration at the Fort

December, 13 2014

Christmas holds special significance for this city. The soldiers who established Fort Smith arrived on...

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Western Arkansas Ballet 29th Annual Production of The Nutcracker

Western Arkansas Ballet 29th Annual Production of The Nutcracker

December, 13 2014

The Western Arkansas Ballet 28th Annual Production of The Nutcracker cast is made up of over 95 area...

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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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74th Annual Fort Smith Christmas Parade

74th Annual Fort Smith Christmas Parade

December, 13 2014

Kick off the holiday season with the sights and sounds of the Fort Smith Christmas Parade! Festive floats;...

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Fort Smith Trolley Museum

Fort Smith Trolley Museum's Annual Polar Express

December, 13 2014

Children and their families enjoy a reading of Chris Van Allsburg’s classic Christmas story, The Polar...

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Lecture on James McNeill Whistler

Lecture on James McNeill Whistler

December, 18 2014

Dr. Henry Rinne will be giving a lecture at the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum on our exhibition, An...

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Fort Smith Mayor’s Countdown to 2015

Fort Smith Mayor’s Countdown to 2015

December, 31 2014

The Fort Smith Convention Center & Mayor Sandy Sanders proudly presents the Fort Smith Mayor’s Countdown to 2015 on December 31, 2014. This family fun night New Year’s Eve event will be held at the Fort Smith Convention Center in the First National Bank of Fort Smith Exhibit Halls A, B and C located at 800 Rogers Avenue Fort Smith, AR. The party begins at 8:00 PM and lasts through 12:00 – Mid-night. This is a fun-for-all-ages, non-alcoholic festive event that promises enjoyment for the entire family!

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Christmas Honors Wreath Pick-Up/Storage

Christmas Honors Wreath Pick-Up/Storage

January, 03 2015

Christmas Honors Wreath Pick-Up/Storage. Fort Smith National Cemetery and Fort Smith Convention Center Exhibit Hall B. Meet at the Fort Smith Convention Center for Plans.55 South 7th Street - Fort Smith, AR 72901

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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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Civil 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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