Pardi Gras

The Fort Smith Museum of History presents "Pardi Gras!" The largest annual fundraiser for the "continuously operating since 1910" museum! Help support a good cause, preserving Fort Smith history, and have a great time! February 23 at the Fort Smith Convention Center.

The evening begins at 6:00 pm with cocktails and music followed by an excellent Cajun dinner. Next up-auctions and raffles including the Premier Raffle, a $2,000 Shopping Spree from Newton's Jewelers. Dancing to the music of Memphis Soul follows.

Memphis Soul is a high-energy eight-piece group showcasing a distinctive sound and style featuring a solid rhythm section, fiery horns, and dynamic male and female vocalists. Actively performing since 2004, Memphis Soul presents very talented and experienced musicians. Check out the band:

The evening of good food, fabulous music and much fun is $125 per person. A table for eight is $1,000. A Krewe* sponsorship is available for $2,000 (extra amenities included).

Tickets: Online:
Call: 479-783-7841. Send a check: Fort Smith Museum of History, 320 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72901. Email for additional details:

Thank you Krewe Sponsors: First National Bank, Mercy, Scott and Deborah Clark, Hank and Deana Hankins.

Laisser les bons temps rouler! Let the good times roll!

*Krewe-an organization that puts on a parade and/or ball for the Carnival season. The term is best known for its association with New Orleans Mardi Gras.