Fort Smith is the second-largest city in the U.S. state of Arkansas and one of the two county seats of Sebastian County. According to the U.S. Census estimates, the city had a population of 85,544.
Fort Smith has long been a regional manufacturing center, with major plants located in the city operated by Whirlpool Corporation, Rheem, Trane, Georgia-Pacific, Gerber, Planters Peanuts and others.
Fort Smith Riverfront Blues Fest, since it began in 1991, the Riverfront Blues Festival has become one of the biggest, hottest and jazziest annual June events in western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma, attracting jazz aficionados from a wide area of the blues-rich south, and "name" blues artists and performers from all over. The two-day event makes for a delightful music-filled weekend in Fort Smith, hearing blues, blues, blues on the banks of the Arkansas River.
Fort Smith has generally mild winters and hot, humid summers. Winter daytime highs average near 50 degrees while summer highs often top 90 degrees. Fort Smith is situated near an area known as Tornado Alley in the central United States. The city has been struck by three major tornadoes which occurred in the years of 1898, 1927 and 1996.
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BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL
Awesome Experience Hair Salon - Category: Black Hair Salons - Awesome Experience Hair Salon is a beauty salon that specializes in the styling, maintenance, and hair care of black hair, whether natural or chemically treated. - 3305 N 46th St, Fort Smith, AR (479) 414-7690 - (visit website)
Ebony Hair Images - Category: Black Hair Salons - Specializing in hair weaves and the overall health car of your hair. - 2115 North E Street, Fort Smith, AR (479) 782-7349 - (visit website)
Sally Beauty Supply -
8343 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith - (479) 452-1772
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Sally Beauty Supply -
2307 Zero Street, Fort Smith - (479) 648-9781
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Young's Beauty Mart - Category: Black Hair Care - Sells wigs, extensions, black hair care products, etc. - 3958 N O Street, Fort Smith, AR 72904 (479)785-2711
DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD
Calico County Restaurant - 2401 S 56th St - Fort Smith, AR 72903 - (479) 452-3299 -
C Style Soul Food Kitchen - 5711 Rogers Ave, Fort Smith AR
NeNe's - Category: Soul Food Restaurants - Best down home cooking around.
- 5709 Rogers Ave, Ste. 36, Fort Smith, AR (474) 949-7870 - (visit website)
WGC Soul Food Palace - 1716 N 6th St, Fort Smith AR - (479) 784-0079
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Excerpts from Dr. King's immortal speech are played during the MLK Parade in Fort Smith.
Quinn Chapel AME Church - 723 North 8th Street, Fort Smith, AR - (479) 783-7140
Saint James Missionary Baptist Church - 4225 High Street - Fort Smith, AR 72904-4433 (479) 782-5756
Annual Fort Smith Riverfront Blues Festival Harry E. Kelley Riverfront Park & Fort Smith Riverpark at N. B & Clayton Expressway - (June) - Contact Info: (479) 783-8888 (visit website)
Dubbed "The Best Little Blues Festival in America," the Riverfront Blues Festival is held on two consecutive nights filled with nationally recognized acts.
Fort Smith, AR : Juneteenth Cultural Awareness Celebration (June)
Juneteenth is the oldest nationally commemorated celebration of the ending of slavery in the United States, and Fort Smith is celebrating with its annual Juneteenth Freedom Fest at Martin Luther King, Jr Park.
Fort Smith's Martin Luther King Day Parade (Jan) - Downtown, Garrison Avenue, Fort Smith, Ark.
- Contact Info: (479) 785-1823.
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