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June 2024

All Month
› Children’s summer art classes with Arts On Main, Van Buren
› Arkansas & Missouri Railroad roundtrip excursions, Van Buren to Winslow

Tues., Thurs., Sat.
Polk County Farmers Market, Mena

Wed., Sat.
Fort Smith Farmers Market, Fort Smith


July 2024

All Month
› Children’s summer art classes with Arts On Main, Van Buren
› Arkansas & Missouri Railroad roundtrip excursions, Van Buren to Winslow

Wed., Sat.
Fort Smith Farmers Market, Fort Smith

July 2
Fireworks Over Paris, Paris

July 4
› Fourth of July Celebration, Fort Smith
› Freedom Fest Fireworks and 5K, Greenwood
› City of Van Buren Fireworks Field of Dreams

July 6
› Farmers and Artisans Flea Market, Greenwood
› Mena Fireworks Festival, Mena
› First Saturday Tradin’ Days, Waldron

July 13
“Americana Days” Second Saturday Shopping on Main Street, Van Buren

July 18 – Aug. 3
Fort Smith Little Theatre presents “Hello, Dolly!”

July 19–20
Art On the Border, Fort Smith

July 20
Chaffee Crossing Food & Artisans Market, Fort Smith

July 20–24
Sebastian County Fair, Greenwood

July 26-27
Altus Grape Fest, Altus

July 27
Christmas in July, Van Buren

July 27-28
Fort Smith Comic Con at Fort Smith Convention Center


August 2024

All Month
Arkansas & Missouri Railroad roundtrip excursions, Van Buren to Winslow

Wed., Sat.
Fort Smith Farmers Market, Fort Smith

August 3
› Farmers and Artisans Flea Market, Greenwood
› First Saturday Tradin’ Days, Waldron

August 8-10
Bargains Galore on 64 at Alma, Altus, Dyer, Fort Smith, Mulberry, Ozark, Van Buren

August 9-10
Polk County Rodeo, Mena

August 17
Chaffee Crossing Food & Artisans Market, Fort Smith

August 23-24
› Fort Smith International Film Festival, Fort Smith
› Queen Wilhelmina Rod Run, Mena

August 28-31
Polk County Fair, Mena

August 30
Levitt Amp Music Series at Riverfront Park, Fort Smith


September 2024

All Month
Arkansas & Missouri Railroad roundtrip excursions, Van Buren to Winslow

Wed., Sat.
Fort Smith Farmers Market, Fort Smith

Thurs.
Levitt Amp Music Series at Riverfront Park, Fort Smith

September 7
› Farmers and Artisans Flea Market, Greenwood
› First Saturday Tradin’ Days, Waldron

September 12-21
Fort Smith Little Theatre presents “Murder On The Orient Express”

September 14-15
Downtown Junkfest, Van Buren

September 19-21
Rich Mountain Rendezvous, Mena

September 20
Greenwood Farmers Market, Greenwood

September 20-28
Arkansas Oklahoma State Fair, Fort Smith

September 21
Chaffee Crossing Food & Artisans Market, Fort Smith

September 28
Bluegrass in the Park, Ozark


October 2024

All Month
Arkansas & Missouri Railroad roundtrip excursions, Van Buren to Winslow

Wed., Sat.
Fort Smith Farmers Market, Fort Smith

October 3-5
Fort Smith Little Theatre presents “Ann”

October 4-5
Ouachita Mountains Jeep Jam, Mena

October 5
› Fort Smith Fall Festival & Oktoberfest, Fort Smith
› Farmers and Artisans Flea Market, Greenwood
› Frontier Day Festival, Paris
› First Saturday Tradin’ Days, Waldron
› Wiederkehr Village Weinfest, Wiederkehr Village

October 11-12
Peacemaker Music Festival, Fort Smith

October 12
› Wheel A’ Mena Tour to the Top Bicycle Tour
› 52nd Annual Ozark Square Gathering, Ozark

October 12-13
Fall Festival, Van Buren

Mid
Murder & Mayhem in the Belle Grove Historic District, Fort Smith

October 19
Chaffee Crossing Food & Artisans Market, Fort Smith

October 25
Halloween on Main Street, Van Buren

October 26
› Fall Fest at Bell Park, Greenwood
› Coughran’s Hot Rod Shop Auto Show, Van Buren

October 31
› Scare on the Square, Ozark
› Screams on the Square Safe Trick or Treating, Paris


November 2024

All Month
Arkansas & Missouri Railroad roundtrip excursions, Van Buren to Winslow

Wed., Sat.
Fort Smith Farmers Market, Fort Smith

November 2
› Lavaca Berry Festival, Lavaca
› First Saturday Tradin’ Days, Waldron

November 8-9
Holiday Open House, Van Buren

November 9
Veterans Day Parade Celebration at Chaffee Crossing, Fort Smith

November 11
› Mena/Polk County Veterans Day Breakfast, Mena
› Veterans Day Parade, Van Buren

November 14-23
Fort Smith Little Theatre presents “The Outsider”

November 24
Christmas Open House, Paris

November 26
Light Up the Loop, Ozark

November 29
Plaid Friday, Van Buren

November 30
› Christmas Parade and Lighting, Paris
› Small Business Saturday, Van Buren


December 2024

All Month
› Christmas at the Parks, Van Buren
› Holiday Trail of Lights in Altus, Booneville, Fort Smith, Greenwood, Ozark, Paris, Van Buren

Mon.-Tues., Thurs.-Sat.
Santa on the Square, Paris

Wed., Sat.
Fort Smith Farmers Market, Fort Smith

December 6
› Parade of Lights and Christmas Festival, Mena
› Festival of Trees, Van Buren
› Lighting of the Courthouse, Van Buren

December 6-11
Holiday Express Pajama Train, Van Buren

December 7
› Merry on Main, Paris
› Jingle & Mingle on Main, Van Buren
› First Saturday Tradin’ Days, Waldron

December 9
› Bean Feed on the Town Square, Greenwood
› Christmas Parade, Greenwood

December 12-14
Fort Smith Little Theatre presents “A Hall and Mark Christmas”

December 14
› 5K Yule Run, Greenwood
› Christmas on the Square & Parade, Ozark
› Merry on Main, Paris
› Holiday in Whoville and Christmas Parade, Van Buren

December 21
Merry on Main, Paris

December 31
New Year’s Eve Ball Drop & Fireworks, Fort Smith


January 2025

Wed., Sat.
Fort Smith Farmers Market, Fort Smith

January 1
First Day Hike, Lake Fort Smith State Park

January 4
First Saturday Tradin’ Days, Waldron


February 2025

Wed., Sat.
Fort Smith Farmers Market, Fort Smith

February 1
First Saturday Tradin’ Days, Waldron

Mid-February
Fort Smith Home Show, Fort Smith


March 2025

Wed., Sat.
Fort Smith Farmers Market, Fort Smith

March 8
First Saturday Tradin’ Days, Waldron

March 16
Fort Smith Quarter Marathon, Fort Smith

Mid-March
St. Patrick’s Pub Crawl, Fort Smith

March 19-22
River Valley Crawfish Festival, Greenwood

March 22
River Valley Crawfish Festival 5K, Greenwood