Annual Events

Annual Events

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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Levitt Amp Music Series

Mid May - Mid July (Thursdays)

Presented by 64.6 Downtown, the Levitt Amp Fort Smith Music Series brings 10 weeks of FREE concerts to the riverfront 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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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," will take place at The Majestic located in Downtown Fort Smith in 2022.

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4th of July Celebration

July 4th

Held at Riverfront Park each July 4th, the celebration brings live entertainment, food trucks, and the largest fireworks show in the Arkansas River Valley 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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Arkansas Oklahoma State Fair

Last Week in September

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

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Fort Smith Marathon

Late September

After a two-year hiatus, we’re excited to announce that the Fort Smith Marathon, Half Marathon, & Relays is returning on September 25th, 2022.

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Fort Smith Fall Festival

Late October

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

December

Help honor the servicemen and women by adorning the headstones at Fort Smith National Cemetery with 16,000+ wreaths.

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