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Press Releases | Hot Springs National Park Arkansas
Lake Hamilton Memorial Day Fireworks Set Sunday, May 30; Displays Also Planned for Independence Day and Labor Day
Published: April 12, 2021
HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, Arkansas — The annual Memorial Day free fireworks display sponsored by Visit Hot Springs will be held Sunday, May 30 on Lake Hamilton. In case of rain, the fireworks will be held Monday, May 31. The Memorial Day fireworks will be the first of three fireworks displays V...
12 Internationally Known Artists Will Be Featured At Rescheduled Spa-Con V Convention Sept. 24-26
Published: April 11, 2021
HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, Arkansas – Twelve internationally recognized artists will be featured in panel discussions and workshops September 24 – 26 as Hot Springs hosts Spa-Con V, a multi-genre comics and pop culture convention at the Hot Springs Convention Center. Among the featured artist...
Catch a Fish, Shoot a Photo, Win Great Prizes; ‘Show Us Your Catch’ Contest Begins Today
Published: April 4, 2021
HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, Arkansas — Catch a fish on Lake Hamilton, Lake Catherine or Lake Ouachita. Shoot a photo of said fish. Post the photo on Facebook or Instagram. Sit back and wait for your great prize to roll in. What could be simpler? Or more rewarding? Show Us Your Catch, Hot Springs,...
Celebrate Spring by Chunking the Old Horsehide With Friends, Others in a Friendly Game of Catch April 1 at Baseball Trail Park
Published: March 21, 2021
(PHOTO CAPTION: Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young (in dark uniform) is shown with some fellow baseballers at Whittington Park in the early 20th Century.) HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, Arkansas — Everyone looking for some outdoor recreation and socialization after a year of COVID-mandated seclusion is ...
Weirdos, TACOs, Soapers and Cops to Return For World Championship Running Of The Tubs Bathtub Races In Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas, on June 5
Published: March 7, 2021
HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, Arkansas — The Weirdos will be coming back. So will the TACOs. And the Soapers. Oh yeah, the Cops will be back too. The winners in each category from the 2019 World Championship Running of The Tubs bathtub races will return at 9 a.m. June 5 for the resumption of the wa...
Celebrate 100 years of Hot Springs as a National Park at March 4th Anniversary Celebration
Published: February 26, 2021
Hot Springs, AR - Hot Springs National Park turns 100 years old on March 4, 2021, and to celebrate this milestone anniversary, the City of Hot Springs will deliver an official proclamation via horse-drawn carriage declaring March 4th as “Hot Springs National Park Day.” The Friends of Hot Springs...
Lori Petty, Star of ‘Tank Girl,’ ‘Orange Is the New Black,’ Will Be Guest Celebrity at Rescheduled Spa-Con V Sept. 24-26
Published: February 24, 2021
HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, Arkansas — Lori Petty, known to comics fans for her portrayal of Tank Girl in the movie of the same name and for her starring role more recently in the hit TV show, “Orange Is the New Black,” will be a celebrity guest at the rescheduled Spa-Con V multi-genre comics a...
Creator of ‘Guys and Dolls,’ Damon Runyon, Details Day in Life Of Babe Ruth Enjoying the Baths in Hot Springs in 1923
Published: February 19, 2021
HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, Arkansas — On February 19, 1923, the creator of “Guys and Dolls” turned his humorous attention to Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas, and the minutely chronicled morning activities of the legendary Babe Ruth enjoying the thermal baths while attending baseball spring...
Oaklawn Reschedules All Missed Stakes; Adds Days and Races
Published: February 17, 2021
HOT SPRINGS, AR (Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021) – After losing eight days of racing due to record-breaking winter weather, Oaklawn announced today a series of changes to its racing schedule designed to restore as much of the season as possible for the benefit of horsemen, including moving all five canc...
Summer Fun Series Added to Spring – Summer Schedule For Northwoods Trail System in 2021
Published: February 14, 2021
HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, Arkansas — A series of four “casually competitive events” has been added to the 2021 schedule of events for mountain bikers and runners at Hot Springs’ acclaimed Northwoods Trail System. “The Summer Fun Series events will include a time trial race, a looped XC...
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