Hot Springs On The GO!

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It's crazy to think it has been a year since as­sum­ing this role with Hot Springs on the Go!, but here we are, hav­ing re-branded our­selves and bet­ter serv­ing the com­mu­nity with each is­sue. And for that, we want to thank our read­ers for the en­cour­age­ment along the way.

Luck­ily for Hot Springs, we are a com­mu­nity of peo­ple who love to have fun and en­ter­tain while serv­ing a greater pur­pose. Some of the many ways we demon­strate this is through our var­i­ous fes­ti­vals through­out the year; how­ever, it seems some of the best events come to life when the weather starts to get a lit­tle more chilly and fall makes its de­but.

A sta­ple of our com­mu­nity is the Hot Springs Doc­u­men­tary Film Fes­ti­val, now in its 24th year, which is known for bring­ing A-list tal­ent to our city for more than a week of beau­ti­ful films span­ning a broad spec­trum of top­ics. This year, the open­ing fea­ture is all about Hot Springs and its unique base­ball history as “The First Boys of Spring” will de­but ahead of its tele­vised pre­miere sched­uled for Spring of 2016. Emmy award-win­ning doc­u­men­tar­ian Larry Fo­ley has a pas­sion for base­ball and Hot Springs' con­nec­tions to it, mak­ing this a sure home-run for the HSDFF.

When Ok­to­ber­fest ended its run years ago, a new fes­ti­val — the Hot Wa­ter Hills Mu­sic, Food and Art Week­end — formed to fill the void. Ok­to­ber­fest has since re­turned with a warm welcome to the Spa City, and HWH con­tin­ues to at­tract more mu­si­cians and artists each year.

The Spa City Blues Fes­ti­val has taken a new ap­proach this year, join­ing forces with Oak­lawn Rac­ing & Gam­ing to present the Hot Springs Blues and BBQ fes­ti­val. With a new lo­ca­tion and a new name, the event is sure to con­tinue that same spirit peo­ple have come to love.

One thing is for sure, there's al­ways some­thing hap­pen­ing in Hot Springs. Get out and en­joy it.

Beth Bright As­so­ciate editor

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