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!
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!
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.
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.
Collectibles, Cosplay, Celebrities, Games, Prizes, and more can always be expected at Fort Smith's Largest pop culture convention held each 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.
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.
Are you ready to RUMBLE? One of the best short-track, cross-country mountain bike races in Arkansas is held each June!
Held at Riverfront Park, the celebration brings live entertainment, food trucks, and the largest fireworks show in the region.
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.
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.
Presented by 64.6 Downtown, the Fall Levitt Amp Music Series brings 5 weeks of FREE concerts to Riverfront Park every Saturday.
Last Week in September
Don't miss this annual event featuring all of your favorite rides, games, food, live entertainment, and more.
The scenic, challenging, and city-spanning USATF-Certified Fort Smith Marathon, Half Marathon, and Marathon Relays are held in 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!
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!
Help honor our country's servicemen and women by helping adorn the headstones at Fort Smith National Cemetery with 16,000+ wreaths.