Hope, Arkansas

Upcoming Events in Hope Arkansas


7 - 8 Balloons of Hope - Hot air balloon races Friday and Saturday mornings, destination is Hope Municipal Airport. Balloon glows are Friday and Saturday nights at Hope Fair Park. Activities: classic car show, antique autos, tractors and engines; arts and crafts booths, food concessions, live music and entertainment at Fair Park. Event is growing each year, daytime tethered balloon rides available this year. RV parking available. Sponsored by Sentimental Journey to Southwestern Proving Ground Organization.

Address: Hope Fair Park , Hope, Arkansas
Ph: (870) 777-7500 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

8 Annual Hope Chamber of Commerce Free Bluegrass Festival - The Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce has three Bluegrass events each year. All three are free events and feature national, regional, and local Bluegrass acts. The winter Bluegrass show is held in February. The Bluegrass Festival is generally Mother's Day week-end in May, and the fall show is in November.

Address: Washington State Park, 1874 Courthouse Lawn , Hope, Arkansas
Ph: (870) 777-3640 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free, fee for city RV park


29 - 31 Annual Hope Watermelon Festival - Festival celebrates Hope's legendary watermelon -- over 200 booths of arts & crafts, music, food, melon eating contest, seed-spitting contest, children's events, gospel concert.

Address: Fair Park , Hope, Arkansas
Ph: (870) 777-3640 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free, $2 parking fee

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Hope Visitor Center & Museum

Information center and museum housed in the restored Missouri-Pacific Railroad depot; includes exhibits on former President Clinton'

Hope, AR Museums

Clinton Center & Birthplace

Credit Cards Accepted: MasterCard, Visa Food Service/Picnic Area Available Directions: From I-30 go south to downtown Hope; Ark. 278 & 2nd Street The first home of President Bill Clinton; listed on the National Register of Historic Places; focuses on the 1940s and 1950s;

Hope, AR Historic Homes

Hope Country Club

Course Access: Private
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3

Hope, AR Golf Courses

Things to do near Hope, AR

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Prescott Mural

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White Hall Museum

Directions: Located Behind The Police Station. Displays local historic materials including a classroom, dolls, documents, ...

Prairie DeAnn Battlefield

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