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Fort Smith Bicentennial

Experience Fort Smith, Arkansas, during 2018's yearlong Fort Smith Bicentennial Celebration! That's right, the town where True Grit happened turns 200 years old on December 24, 2017, and we'll spend the next year celebrating our vibrant heritage, modern-day arts & culture, and exceptionally bright future with special events! Check out the themes and related events planned for each quarter of the year below!

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January-March: Arts & Culture

Our rich culture of arts and history is a huge influence within our community. During these months, we will focus on bringing life to artifacts and exhibits that make up our past, present, and future. We will also focus on un‍‍‍covering new artists and talents based right here in Fort Smith. During these months outstanding musical performances as well as art shows and more!

‍‍‍‍‍‍April-June: Western Heritage

Western Heritage is in our blood. During these months, we will be celebrating what truly makes us the Top True Western Town. Everything you would expect, and more!

‍‍‍July-September: Homecoming

During these months, we will be focusing on “Homecoming.” We are encouraging those who have a rich family heritage in Fort Sm‍‍‍ith to plan family reunions and get-togethers. Those who were born here, raised here, or currently live elsewhere are encouraged to come back home to appreciate all Fort Smith has to offer.

‍‍‍October-Decem‍‍‍ber: Future Fort Smith

We love where we’ve been and where we are. It’s easy to focus on who we were, but during these months we will be focusing on where we are going. We will explore what the future holds for you and our great community.

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Bridging Borders and Time

A Bicentennial Portrait of Fort Smith

The 248-page commemorative bicentennial book offers beautiful photography of modern day Fort Smith and rare historic photos chronicling the history of America's original gateway to The Wild West and inspiration behind True Grit, Lonesome Dove and more.

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Start making plans to visit the original gateway to The West during the yearlong Fort Smith Bicentennial Celebration by booking a room with one of our quality lodging partners! Now through the end of 2018, visitors can enjoy special Bicentennial Rates at the below lodging establishments. Be sure to check back regularly, as offers may change throughout the year, or view a comprehensive listing of local lodging options at ExperienceFortSmith.com!‍‍‍

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Fort Smith Bicentennial

Experience Fort Smith, Arkansas, during 2018's yearlong Fort Smith Bicentennial Celebration! That's right, the town where True G‍‍‍rit happened turns 200 years old on December 24, 2017, and we'll spend 2018 celebratin‍‍‍g our vibrant heritage, modern-day arts & culture, and exceptionally bright future with special events!

Check out the themes and related events   planned for each quarter of the year, below!

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January - March

ARTS & CULTURE

‍‍‍‍‍‍April - June

WESTERN HERITAGE

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‍‍‍‍‍‍July-September

HOMECOMING

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October‍‍‍ - December‍‍‍

FUTURE FORT SMITH‍‍‍‍‍‍

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LODGING

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‍Bicentennial Rates‍‍‍

Start making plans to visit the original gateway to The West during the yearlong Fort Smith Bicentennial Celebration by booking a room with one of our quality lodging partners!

Now through the end of 2018, visitors can enjoy special Bicentennial Rates at the below lodging establishments. Be sure to check back regularly, as offers may change throughout the year. Or view a comprehensive listing of local lodging options at ExperienceFortSmith.com!

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