UPCOMING EVENTS

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12/05/19 - 12/08/19
CAE's Holiday Market
It's the most wonderful time of the year! Make this Christmas special with the Center For Art & Education's Holiday Market, offering one-of-a-kind art and artisan crafted gifts to create a lifetime of cheerful memories. Local artists and artisans will display fine art and photography, exquisite glass, handmade stationary, precious metal and stone jewelry, quilts, artisan soaps, handmade candies, pottery, stonewar...
12/02/19 - 12/08/19
Friends of the Library Vintage and Rare Book Sale
Just in time for the holidays, book lovers can choose from a broad assortment of books in a special sale including rare, vintage and valuable titles. A range of topics include art, religion, history and much more with publication dates from the 1800s to the present. Shoppers who can’t come during these hours can contact the Reference Desk to make an appointment to browse at other times. A list of the books for sale w...
12/06/19 -
Victorian Christmas Open House

Drop in for a Victorian Christmas Open House with holiday refreshments, live Christmas music and celebration in period style. 

12/06/19 - 12/06/19
Gaslight Gala

The Fort Smith Heritage Foundation, responsible for the preservation of The Clayton House, will hold its 7th annual Gaslight Gala. This year's event will feature a buffet of delicious fare from 21 West End, live music, carriage rides, live & silent Auctions and lots of holiday cheer! Step back in time and feel the history of the home while supporting the preservation of the Clayton House! 

12/06/19 - 12/06/19
Lavaca Chamber of Commerce Movie in the Park "Home Alone "

Lavaca Chamber of Commerce is showing "Home Alone" . The movie will be shown inside Lavaca City Hall at 8pm. The chamber will be hosting a community chili supper inside city hall prior to the movie. Free Movie !!!!

12/07/19 - 12/07/19
Children's Day at the Fort Smith Museum of History
For Children's Day at the Fort Smith Museum of History your child can, "Build-a Buddy", and choose their own stuffed animal to make, (price includes animal with t-shirt, birth certificate, and wishing star), visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and have your picture taken, make your own treats at the "Popcorn, Candy, and Cocoa Bar", plus a create your own Christmas ornament and save the day for posterity in the Christmas ...
12/07/19 - 12/07/19
Donuts with Santa and the Grinch

Santa Claus and The Grinch are coming to visit the Miller Branch for a morning of magic and wonder. Everyone is invited to attend this fun holiday festival. Children can take pictures with The Grinch, tell Santa what they want for Christmas, enjoy some milk and donuts, and make a holiday craft. Drop in between 10 a.m. and noon!

12/14/19 - 12/14/19
Fort Smith Christmas Parade 2019

The annual Fort Smith Christmas Parade will be held downtown on Garrison Avenue. Those who wish to participate in the parade must register at eventbrite.com or on the Fort Smith Christmas Parade Facebook page. In the case of inclement weather, please check Facebook for updates. Make plans to celebrate the holiday season with the entire community. 

12/14/19 - 12/14/19
The Nutcracker
Western Arkansas Ballet's 34th annual presentation of The Nutcracker includes a cast of over 100 local children and adults in this timeless holiday classic. Guest Artists are Taylor Sambola, from Cincinnati, Ohio, as Sugar Plum Fairy; Arcadian Broad, Cincinnati Ballet, as Cavalier; and Diego Miranda-Monsman, the University of Oklahoma as Nutcracker Prince. Tickets are $25 for adults or $15 for children/students (infa...
12/15/19 - 12/15/19
3rd Sunday Art Show

Every 3rd Sunday of the month, Michael's Mansion opens its art gallery. All works by local artists are for sale. Chef Mike serves complimentary refreshments.

11/30/19 - 12/31/19
The Perfect Gift: Library Books for Christmas!
Honor someone special while sharing your love of reading by donating to the Fort Smith Public Library’s fundraiser, The Perfect Gift: Library Books for Christmas From Nov. 30-Dec. 31, visit any Fort Smith Public Library to choose a book to add to the library’s collection in honor or memory of someone special. Children’s books are a $10 donation; adult books are a $25 donation. Proceeds go to the library’s materials f...
12/01/19 - 12/31/19
Fort Smith Public Library Holiday Food Drive
This event is all hours library is open - hours vary by location. Help out local families in need by donating to this year’s Fort Smith Public Library Holiday Food Drive. One in five people in our area are struggling, one in three rural Arkansas children live in food insecure homes. Drop off your non-perishable food items at any Fort Smith library location through the end of December. Donations will be accepted all h...
12/01/19 - 12/31/19
Appreciate Arkansas: Photographic Alliance of Fort Smith
This event is all hours that Main Library is open Original photography from the Photographic Alliance of Fort Smith will be featured at the photo exhibit, Appreciate Arkansas, through the end of December in the Community Room of the Main Library. The Photographic Alliance is a local organization for anyone interested in photography in the Fort Smith area. They offer members a wide variety of activities, photo com...
12/02/19 - 12/31/19
Community School of the Arts Announces Chamber Strings Registration and Audition
Community School of the Arts announces the registration and audition for Chamber Strings, an ensemble for teens who are proficient string players. Led by violinist Lori Fay, with assistance from faculty members Barbara Godette, Anthony Verge, and Cory Winters, the ensemble of 20-25 players performs advanced classical works for strings from Bach to contemporary music. The ensemble meets on Mondays from 6-7:30pm at St....
12/01/19 - 12/31/19
The Perfect Gift: Library Books for Christmas!
This event takes place at all four Fort Smith Public Library locations and at all times libraries are open Honor someone special while sharing your love of reading by donating to the Fort Smith Public Library’s The Perfect Gift: Library Books for Christmas fundraiser. Through December 31st, individuals may visit any Fort Smith Public Library location to choose a book to add to the library’s collection in honor or...

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