Annual Events

Fort Smith, Arkansas, has numerous annual events spanning all seasons and a variety of interests such as motorcycling, rodeo, cycling, mountain biking, foreign film, popular culture, living history, the arts, and more. Check them out below! Start planning your visit and request a FREE copy of the Fort Smith Visitors Guide and/or subscribe to our eNewsletter!

PLUS...don't forget to view the full calendar of events to see everything else going on throughout the year!

The Steel Horse Rally

1st Weekend in May

Experience one of the fastest-growing motorcycle rallies in the country and enjoy scenic rides, LIVE entertainment, vendors, motorcycle racing and more!

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2023 Spring Levitt Amp Music Series

Mid-May - Early June

Presented by 64.6 Downtown, the Spring Levitt Amp Fort Smith Music Series brings 5 weeks of FREE concerts to Riverfront Park every Thursday night.

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Old Fort Days Rodeo

Memorial Day - 1st Week in June

See some of the rankest bulls and broncos in rodeo, and watch cowboys from all over the world compete for one of the largest prize purses in Arkansas.

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Fort Smith Comic Con

Early June

Collectibles, Cosplay, Celebrities, Games, Prizes, and more can always be expected at Fort Smith's Largest pop culture convention held each June.

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True Grit Ride

Mid June

A 105-mile mountain bike ride through beautiful, rural scenery and rolling hills. Other options include a 30, 45, and 62-mile ride as well as a certified 5K.

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Riverfront Blues Festival

Mid June

The longest-running blues festival in Arkansas and the, "best little blues festival in America," takes place at The Majestic and partnering venues located in Downtown Fort Smith.

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River Valley Rumble Mountain Bike Race

Late June

Are you ready to RUMBLE? One of the best short-track, cross-country mountain bike races in Arkansas is held each June!

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4th of July Celebration

July 4th

Held at Riverfront Park, the celebration brings live entertainment, food trucks, and the largest fireworks show in the region.

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Peacemaker Festival

Last Weekend in July

Enjoy the best of Americana, Red Dirt, Texas Country, and more along the banks of the Arkansas River for two nights every summer.

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Fort Smith International Film Festival

Last Weekend in August

Filmmakers from around the world are invited to submit their work to a film festival where all perspectives and points of view are welcomed.

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2023 Fall Levitt Amp Fort Smith Music Series


Presented by 64.6 Downtown, the Fall Levitt Amp Music Series brings 5 weeks of FREE concerts to Riverfront Park every Saturday.

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Arkansas Oklahoma State Fair

Last Week in September

Don't miss this annual event featuring all of your favorite rides, games, food, live entertainment, and more.

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Fort Smith Marathon

Late September

The scenic, challenging, and city-spanning USATF-Certified Fort Smith Marathon, Half Marathon, and Marathon Relays are held in late September.

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Fort Smith Fall Festival

Late September

Head to downtown Fort Smith for a day filled with family-friendly fun and entertainment, fall open-air markets, trolley rides, living history programs, and more!

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Veterans Day Parade & Celebration

2nd Saturday in November

Held on the second Saturday in November, Arkansas' largest Veterans Day Parade Celebration is held in the Chaffee Crossing Historic District in Fort Smith!

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Christmas Honors


Help honor our country's servicemen and women by helping adorn the headstones at Fort Smith National Cemetery with 16,000+ wreaths.

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