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Bandit Run 2022 Schedule

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“CELEBRATING OUR HISTORY – TELLING OUR STORIES” With this year’s theme, we’re going to be featuring behind the scenes photos from the filming of Smokey and the Bandit and hearing stories from people who watched it being filmed AND from several very special celebrity guests who were IN the movie. Also, we want to hear stories and see pictures of you and your car through the years. So, stay tuned for more information on how to share those. But for now, here’s a quick look at our plans!

  • Saturday, May 21 – Texarkana, AR ‘Early Bird’ cruise and dinner for those that arrive Saturday!
  • Sunday May 22nd – Texarkana, AR Afternoon *Show ‘n Shine in Downtown Texarkana then later in the evening, a group dinner and a special BR group showing of Smokey and the Bandit!
  • Monday May 23rd – Texarkana to Vickburg, MS Big send off from Texarkana and begin driving to Vicksburg where you’ll check into your hotel, have dinner with your new BR friends and maybe do a little gambling!
  • Tuesday May 24th – Vicksburg, MS to Destin, FL Head to the beach with dinner on your own after check-in.
  • Wednesday May 25th – Destin, FL Bandit beach day activities on your own then organized BR beach dinner!
  • Thursday May 26th – Destin, FL to Helen GA Long driving day to Helen! Check into hotel and dinner on your own with your BR friends.
  • Friday May 27th – Helen, GA Show ‘n Shine with our celebrity guests available to sign autographs then dinner on your own or ‘pizza in the parking lot’ get-together.
  • Saturday May 28th– Helen, GA Scheduled ‘Kissing Bridge’ photo ops! Bring your Frog or Bandit to kiss, we’ll provide the car. Plus on-your-own fun around this amazing little town! Then, in the evening, we’ll have a ‘Town Hall Talkback’ with local townspeople sharing their memories from the original movie shoot and we’ll be joined by several celebrity guests! Keep in mind, these are just the highlights. Yes, we’ll stop for lunches, gas, etc dummy. There are more activities planned and being planned that will be revealed after registration & all the way up to the start of the Run.

You can also follow along on the Bandit Run App, for iPhone or Android.