September 18th: Thermal Springs Festival
This family friendly event will be an educational celebration of the very foundation of the park: the thermal springs! Designed as a workshop with interactive demonstrations, booths from local agencies, behind the scenes water tours, and other water-based activities, this will be an event to remember and could be the beginning of a new tradition in Hot Springs.
September Photo Contest
Hot Springs National Park has been drawing people to its healing waters for hundreds of years. People have traveled from all over the world to soak in the springs, to take a long hike, go out on the town, and to enjoy our vistas. This month’s photo contest theme is all about, you, the People, who visit, work, play, hike, and enjoy our Park. Let’s see your best selfie, your best family photo, or your best candid ranger shot. Read the rules and learn how to enter your photos by visiting our official photo contest page.
Iron Ranger Challenge
Together with Buffalo National River, Hot Springs National Park is inviting the community to hike, bike, swim, run, or paddle 100 miles on Arkansas public lands throughout 2021.
Official centennial events that are taking place outside the park will be listed here.
Last updated: December 14, 2020