Memorial Day Weekend in Hot Springs AR


Memorial Day Weekend in Hot Springs

It is easy to fall in love with Hot Springs at any time of year but, Memorial Day weekend is always a Hot Springs hit. Even though this year may look a little different, it doesn’t mean we can’t still kick off summer and enjoy the weekend.

Visit The Veteran’s Memorial of Garland County

On memorial day weekend, visit the Veteran’s Memorial of Garland County, where you can honor United States veterans with an association from this area. The Veterans Memorial is also home to the Fallen Hero Memorial: a bronze statue in the likeness of Hot Springs native and Navy Seal Team 6 Member, Adam Brown.

More information about the Veteran’s Memorial

Watch the Fireworks on Lake Hamilton

Enjoy the annual, free public Memorial Day fireworks display on Lake Hamilton held Sunday, May 24, at dark. 

More information about the Fireworks


Hit the Water at Lake Catherine State Park

This peaceful park is located on Lake Catherine and has the only full-service marina on the lake. Explore the lake by launching your boat or rent one of their kayaks, canoes, pedal boats, or water bike.

More information on is open, limited, or closed

Explore the Womble Trail

Whether you would like to hike or bike, the Womble Trail is a great destination. Considered the jewel of the Ouachita Mountains as far as trails go, it makes for a beautiful adventure.

More information about Womble Trail


Visit Historic Downtown Hot Spring’s Farmer’s Market

The Farmer’s Market has become a mainstay for many and operates year-round. Purchase quality, home-grown products, fresh herbs, plants, flowers, eggs, meat products, fresh-baked breads, desserts, jellies, and more! Until further notice, the Market is open on Saturdays from 7AM – 12PM with limits and conditions. Masks are encouraged.


Explore Garvan Woodland Gardens

Garvan Woodland Gardens is the botanical garden of the University of Arkansas. Located in the beautiful Ouachita Mountains, the Gardens are an example of The Natural State at its best. 

The gardens will be open as of May 15th to members only.

More information about admission and hours

Float the River

Enjoy a relaxing 6-mile float trip from Remmel Dam to Rockport. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, Entergy releases 36 cubic feet a second from Remmel Dam, according to American White Water. There are a few rapids along the river with one larger one at the end, making it a great beginner float.


Cool off at the Lakes

Looking to cool off and play on the lake? Lake Hamilton, Catherine, and Ouachita are currently open for boating, fishing, and swimming. 

More information on what state parks are open, limited, or closed


We miss seeing our visitors here at The Waters and are excited to see them return! In the meantime, enjoy the wonderful opportunities Hot Springs has to offer over the Memorial Day weekend and stay smart so we can get back to having fun together soon!

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