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Fort Smith Mardi Gras 2017


The Inaugural Fort Smith Mardi Gras was held February 13 - February 28.  Our attendance is estimated to be around 3500 - 4000 people from February 13th -28th with an attendance of 3000 to 3500 from February 25th - February 27th.  We would like to thank Earthbound Angels for the hard work they put into the Kids Corner and Heart to Heart for their work on the Masquerade Ball.  We are very grateful to all who volunteered, participated, and "busted their chops" to make this first year a BIG success!  Furthermore, a big thank you goes out to everyone who was involved in the Inaugural Fort Smith Mardi Gras Parade.  What a blast that was!  

The Fort Smith Mardi Gras and the individual events were so much fun to orchestrate and we couldn't have done it without our volunteers, board members, and Downtown business participants, donors, let alone some very special people that stepped up to help us out when we really needed the help.  


We are truly Grateful for All of our Sponsors!  Without you, we couldn't have done this!



The Sound Room

R. Landry's


Fort Smith Radio Group


A Very Special thank you goes to the following people who really "stepped up" at a critical time:


Lara and Ryan Millican of LRM RiverValley Marketing

Morgan Grant

Garrett Wilson

Daphne Dahlem

Keith Joyce

Derick Thomas

Pam Kelly of The Sound Room

Natalie Wallace

Joseph and Lori Watts

Larry Bomar

Darlene Damico

Barbara Bethell


A special thanks to these businesses:


21 West End


Arlie Muck's

Artistic Bean

Belle Starr

Bricktown Brewery



Hangin' City Modification/White Rabbit Tattoo


Kinkead's 2.0

La Huerta

R. Landry's

Rooster's on the Avenue


Sacred Grounds


Simply Couture

The Sound Room

True Grit




 Many thanks to these individuals and businesses too:

ALL of our 



Past Events


Rita and Shelley Fundraiser

Hard working, loving, generous women are just some the positive words used to describe Rita Gentry and Shelley Geise.


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