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The 22 Things to do in Hot Springs in the next 100 days

Hot Springs, Arkansas has never been more busy or more well-known. In the city and the surrounding area, restaurants and shops are more popular than ever and tourists love coming to visit.

Since there is so much to do in Hot Springs, we have compiled an interesting list of great things to do from August through October in Hot Springs. So here it is: "The 22 things to do in Hot Springs in the next 100 days."

#1 August 1 — Youth Baseball Clinic

Free Legends for Youth Baseball Clinic 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Kimery Park. Youths 6 to 16 get a chance to play baseball with legends of the game former Major League Baseball players teaching baseball skills. Register online at mblists.com.

#2 August 1 - 4 — EMT Convention

Arkansas EMT Association Annual Convention at the Convention Center with 2,200 attendees. Training and continuing education for EMTs. Call Tammy Clampet, 501-321-2027.

#3 August 3 — Eli Young Band

Magic Springs 2019 Concert Series featuring Eli Young Band at 6 p.m. at Magic Springs Theme and Water Park. Concert free with park admission.  Call 501-624-0100.

#4 August 9 – 11 — Fishing championship

2019 Forrest Wood Cup fishing championship on Lake Hamilton, with activities at the Convention Center. The 52 best bass fishermen in the world compete on Lake Hamilton for hundreds of thousands of dollars in prizes. Expo open to the public and weigh-ins will take place at the Convention Center and Bank OZK Arena.  Call Steve Arrison, 501-321-2027.

#5 August 10 — Sevendust at Magic Springs

Magic Springs 2019 Concert Series featuring Sevendust at 6 p.m. at Magic Springs Theme and Water Park. Concert free with park admission.  Call 501-624-0100.

#6 August 11 — Trace Adkins

Trace Adkins concert at FLW. Starts at 4 p.m. at Bank OZK Arena. Free and open to the public. On the weigh-in stage at the Forrest Wood Cup fishing championship. Visit FLWFishing.com or call 270-252-1000.

#7 August 15 —Mountain Biking

Northwoods Full Moon Ride starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Waterworks Trailhead of the spectacular Northwoods Mountain Bike Trail System, 300 Pineland Drive. Free and open to mountain bikers of all abilities. Must have mountain bike in working order, helmet, front light, backup light source, water to hydrate. Rides scheduled each month through December on the night of the full moon. Contact Traci Berry, 501-321-2027.

#8 August 16 – 18 — First Annual Arkansas Tattoo Convention

First Annual Arkansas Tattoo Convention at the Arlington Resort Hotel and Spa. Renowned artists from across the country performing tattoos. $20 presale weekend pass; $20 day pass; $30 weekend pass; kids under 14 free. Visit www.arkansastattoofiesta.com.

#9 August 24 - 26 — Forest Products Expo

Arkansas Timber Producers/Southwest Forest Products Expo at the Convention Center with 1,200 attendees. Exhibition  and workshops for equipment used in the timber industry. Call Tammy Clampet, 501-321-2027.

#10 August 29 – September 1  — Blues and Jazz Festival

2019 Hot Springs Blues and Jazz Festival. Hot Blues and jazz at locations in the downtown area. Jazz Festival includes Clyde Pound Trio; Voices Rising Choir; Anything That Moves Trio. Visit www.spacityblues.org for details.

#11 August 31 — Special Blues Festival concert day

Hot Springs Blues Festival starts at 12 noon in Hill Wheatley Plaza. Sponsored by the Spa City Blues Society. Admission $15. Artists include Mike Tripp; Spa City Youngbloods; Greg (Big Papa) Binns; Ben (Swamp Donkey) Brenner; Charlotte Taylor and Gypsy Rain; Grant Garland Band; Steve Hester Band. Call Bert Clevenger, 870-323-0419.

#12 August 31 — The Village People

Magic Springs 2019 Concert Series featuring The Village People at 6 p.m. at Magic Springs Theme and Water Park. Concert free with park admission.  Call 501-624-0100.

#13 September 1  —Banda Carnaval

Magic Springs 2019 Concert Series featuring Banda Carnaval in Concert at 7 p.m. at Magic Springs Theme and Water Park. Concert free with park admission.  Call 501-624-0100.

#14 September 5 – 7  —Motorcycle Rally

14th Annual Hot Springs Motorcycle Rally, headquartered at the Convention Center. The largest motorcycle rally in Central Arkansas. Something for every motorcycle enthusiast. Vendors, two poker runs, indoor bike show, two concerts at Bank OZK Arena, field events, bike games, parade through historic downtown Hot Springs. Call 501-282-7076.

#15 September 14  — Full Moon Ride

Northwoods Full Moon Ride starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Waterworks Trailhead of the spectacular Northwoods Mountain Bike Trail System, 300 Pineland Drive. Free and open to mountain bikers of all abilities. Must have mountain bike in working order, helmet, front light, backup light source, water to hydrate. Rides scheduled each month through December on the night of the full moon. Contact Traci Berry, 501-321-2027.

#16 September 20 – 22  — Comic Con (Spa Con)

Spa Con IV Comic and Pop Culture Convention at the Convention Center. Multi-genre entertainment and comic convention. Comic books, science fiction/fantasy related film, television and similar popular arts, horror, animation, anime´, manga, toys, collectible card genres, video games, web comics and fantasy novels. Kicks off September 20 with Cybertronic Spree concert. Includes guest appearance by Barry Bostwick, screening of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Call Bill Solleder, 501-321-2027.

#17 October 4 – 5  — Hot Water Hills Music and Arts Festival

Ninth Annual Hot Water Hills Music and Arts Festival in Hill Wheatley Plaza. Family-friendly event showcases music, handcrafted art, free workshops, food, craft beer, play areas for kids. Visit www.hotwaterhills.com.

#18 October 4 – 8 — Crappie Expo and fishing tournament

First Ever Crappie Expo at the Convention Center and $100,000 Mr. Crappie Invitational fishing tournament on Lake Hamilton. A hundred of the top crappie teams in America to compete in the tournament. The Expo will feature 100 of the top crappie-related companies in America, boat manufacturers, tackle dealers, fishing guides, seminar speakers, vountry music concerts, plus The World’s Largest Crappie Fry. Free tickets will be given out at the Expo. Contact Wally Marshall, 1-214-683-4759 or visit www.crappieexpo.com.

#19 October 11 – 12 — Second annual Baseball Weekend

  Second Annual Hot Springs Baseball Weekend at the Convention Center. Legends Ted Simmons and Steve Carlton will be the headline guests. They will be joined by pitching legend Al Hrabosky and Major League players from the state of Arkansas. Celebrate Hot Springs’ role as the Birthplace of Major League Springs Training. Free and open to the public. Call Steve Arrison, 501-321-2027.

#20 October 13  — Ride and see the stars

Northwoods Full Moon Ride starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Waterworks Trailhead of the spectacular Northwoods Mountain Bike Trail System, 300 Pineland Drive. Free and open to mountain bikers of all abilities. Must have mountain bike in working order, helmet, front light, backup light source, water to hydrate. Rides scheduled each month through December on the night of the full moon. Contact Traci Berry, 501-321-2027.

#21 October 18 – 26 — Documentary festival

Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival headquartered at the Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa. Film lovers and filmmakers gather in the beautiful location of Hot Springs for nine days of features, shorts, seminars, etc. Call 501-538-0452.

#22 October 29 – 31 —State volleyball tournament

5A State Volleyball Tournament at Bank OZK Arena, the Convention Center and Lakeside School. Call Craig Durmon, 501-321-2027.

As you can see, there is plenty to do in Hot Springs and the surrounding area over the next few months. You will want to mark you calendar with the important events that interest you.

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