Ride Weekend Activities
Friday night Concert
BRIDGE ST. LIVE! HALLOWEEN ICHABOD BASH
LOCATION: Bridge Street LIVE! Entertainment District
EVENT DATE: Friday, October 28
A special Halloween-themed edition of the Bridge Street LIVE free celebrations will be held Friday, October 28! Join us on Halloween weekend from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. with live music, food, drink, vendors and all the usual fun Bridge Street LIVE has become known for! We’ll have even more spooky stuff to be announced later. Lawn chairs are welcome. No coolers. Pet on Leash. Strollers are permitted. Food/Drink/Music/Vendors!
Finish your evening at Oaklawn
"Spooklawn" Party at Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort
Finish Line Party is a wrap, but you don't have to be finished for the night! Pack your Halloween Costume for Oaklawn's Spooklawn, the biggest adult Halloween party in town! Beginning at 5pm, party food and non-alcoholic drinks will be available. Alcoholic drinks will be available at the cash bars. Costume contest in the Event Center. Drink specials on the casino floor. Guests must be 21 or older with valid identification to participate. Presale tickets are $25 per person online at Oaklawn.com and $30 per person at Will Call.
Family Friendly Attractions in Hot Springs
ARKANSAS ALLIGATOR FARM AND PETTING ZOO
Visit the Arkansas Alligator Farm and Petting Zoo today for an opportunity to be a kid again. Hold a baby alligator, feed and pet miniature goats and see wolves, mountain lions, monkeys, raccoons and more up close and personal. There’s something fun for everyone in your family.
You can also feed baby alligators meat on a stick and witness live alligator feeding shows every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at noon May through mid-October. Group rates available, call 501-623-6172.
Experience 31.5+ miles of world class mountain bike trails just five minutes from downtown Hot Springs. The Northwoods system includes Green, Blue and Black single track, multi-track, flow trails, jump lines and the Lucky 13 expert section. The Cedar Glades trailhead includes a bike skills park. Northwoods is home to the annual Gudrun MTB Festival each November. Bikers, hikers and trail runners are all welcome.
Mid-America Science Museum is a state of the art science facility featuring exhibits like the Bob Wheeler Science Skywalk, the World's Most Powerful Conical Tesla Coil, the Oaklawn Foundation Digital Dome Theater, DinoTrek and more than 100 other hands-on science exhibits, shows and experiences for families and visitors to Hot Springs. Ask about group reservations, event rentals, educational outreach and more when you visit!
Verna Cook Garvan donated the 210-acre Garvan Woodland Gardens to the University of Arkansas School of Architecture in 1985. Located on 4.5 miles of wooded shoreline along Lake Hamilton near Hot Springs, the gardens feature more than 128 species of ornamental and native shrubs and wild flowers, 160 different types of azaleas, a 4-acre Asian garden with a 12-foot waterfall, three unique bridges, the Perry Wildflower Overlook, and the sandstone and redwood Garvan Pavilion, designed by Fay Jones and Maurice Jennings. Anthony Chapel, designed by Jennings and David McKee, is a popular wedding venue. The Evans Children’s Adventure Gardens offers 1.5 acres of interactive fun with a waterfall and cave, an iron bridge that resembles woven tree branches and rocks weighing more than 3,200 tons. The annual Holiday Lights display – featuring 5 million lights over 18 acres – draws thousands of visitors each winter. For more information on the Gardens, including maps and directions to the site, visit www.garvangardens.org.
For additional attractions please visit Hot Springs National Park.