Historic Garrison Ave – Bikes Only Parking

Fri. May 3rd 6:30 PM – 2:00 AM and Sat May 4th 9:00 AM – 2:00 AM Garrison Ave. from 5th St. to 13th St. will be open to motorcycle traffic only and motorcycles will be allowed to park on the yellow line in the middle of the Street during these times.

All motorcycles must be moved out of the middle of the street by 2:00 AM.

The motorcycle parade takes place at 4:00 PM and the only traffic allowed will be the motorcycles in the parade. 

Garrison Avenue has been part of downtown Fort Smith for more than two centuries and is where the Rally begins and ends each year.

The West Garrison Avenue Historic District includes more than 50 historical buildings built before 1912. The area was significantly affected by a major tornado in September of 1996, which destroyed 13 historic buildings. Today, Garrison Avenue is home to some great bars, restaurants and shopping in addition to the various historic sites on and around the avenue.


The Steel Horse Rally Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 charity established in 2015 to benefit local charities, honor veterans, military, law enforcement and first responders, and help the local community.