Veterans Day Parade

Main Street Historic District 700-400 Main Street, Van Buren, AR

‘The Western District’ play returns to the King Opera House

King Opera House 427 Main Street, Van Buren, AR

6:30p Door / 7:30 Show, $12 Adv. / $15 Door The Western District Play written by Dr. Brandon Chase Goldsmith brings to life a missing part of Fort Smith history. On May 8th, 1871 the Western District Court of Arkansas was moved from Van Buren to the location famously known as Fort Smith’s “Hole in […]


Holiday Express Pajama Train

Old Frisco Depot 813 Main Street, Van Buren, AR

Enjoy a one hour round trip with Santa and friends. Please check the A & M  website for exact details and times.

Small Business Saturday

Main Street Historic District 700-400 Main Street, Van Buren, AR

Support your local merchants and shop small on Saturday November 30,2019.


CAE Holiday Market

Center For Art & Education 104 North 13th, Van Buren, AR

Please join the Center For Art & Education, December 5th—8th, for our annual Holiday Market! Shop for one-of-a kind and unique items for your holiday and year-around gift giving: Fine arts & photography, exquisite glass, handmade stationary, precious metal, stone jewelry, quilts, artisan soaps, handmade candies, woodworking, pottery, stoneware, ceramics, and more! Light refreshments provided. […]

UAFS Drennen-Scott Holiday Open House

UAFS Drennen-Scott Historic Site 221 N. 3rd Street, Van Buren, AR

Enjoy a Victorian Christmas.  Friday, December 6th between 5:30 and 8:30 pm for the UAFS Drennen-Scott Historic Site Victorian Holiday Open House. We will have live Christmas music, a children’s arts and craft project, holiday treats, egg nog, wassail, and plenty of holiday decorations and cheer! Parking is available on site and a shuttle bus will […]