Destination Spotlight | Hot Springs, Arkansas

Greetings, Festiva travelers. We have lots to share this month about the destination of Hot Springs, Arkansas. Keep reading for interesting events going on in the month of April and beyond.

U.S. National Park Service National Park Week: April 21 – 29
It’s that time again! National Park Week is April 21-29, and this year’s theme is “Park Stars.” This annual event will celebrate the remarkable resources of the park, such as the hot springs, significant artifacts, and the park’s volunteers.

Hot Springs Fly Fishing Expo: April 22
Ouachita Outdoor Outfitters will be hosting the first annual Hot Springs Fly Fishing Expo at the Gardens. Sponsors and vendors include: Temple Fork Outfitters, Ross Reels, Rio Products, Redington, Sage, Scientific Anglers, Trout Unlimited, and Garvan Woodland Gardens as host.

Arts & The Park: April 27 – May 6
The Hot Springs Area Cultural Alliance (HSACA) is pleased to announce the return of Arts & The Park, a ten-day celebration of the arts in downtown Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas. HSACA is excited about showcasing the thriving talent of local and statewide visual artists, musicians, dancers, poets, jewelers, potters, performers, authors, glass makers, sculptors and more.

7th Annual Hot Springs Fishing Challenge: May 1 to July 31
More money. More fish. Double-your-prize bonus Free Fishing Weekend. More chances to win.  The Seventh Annual Hot Springs Fishing Challenge on Lakes Hamilton and Catherine in Hot Springs is going to be the biggest ever.

Photography Exhibit by Chris Franklin: The month of May
Chris Franklin says that his primary focus is nature and wild life photography. He also loves action photos, like the home stretch at Oaklawn. In his everyday life, Franklin serves as Vice President at Bobby Brown Private Wealth Advisors in Hot Springs.

Hot Springs Cruisers 23rd Annual Car Show: May 12
The Hot Springs Cruisers annual car show is every May.  This judged car show benefits Potter’s Clay home for women and children in crisis.

Pat Barcas

Pat Barcas serves as staff writer and photographer for Festiva, based in Asheville, NC. In his spare time he enjoys photography, astronomy, hiking, hanging out with his family, and of course, traveling!

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