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Annual River Market Farmers' Market - Open every Tuesday and Saturday late April through October -- the 32-year-old Farmers' Market's two open-air pavilions overlook Riverfront Park. They're filled with fresh Arkansas produce straight to you from the backs of the farmer's trucks. Fresh seasonal produce includes: fruit, vegetables, herbs, plants, goat cheese, and eggs.

Ph: (501) 375-2552 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: sjeffeny@littlerock.org
Web: www.rivermarket.info
Fee: Free

February

23 Annual Saints & Sinners Masked Ball - This annual silent and live auction is an event like no other in Little Rock! As you would expect from the state's only professional theatre company, Saints & Sinners is fresh, exciting and full of surprises! Silent and live auctions for everything from unique jewelry to vacations for couples and groups, along with cocktails, dinner and dancing!

Ph: (501) 378-0445 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.therep.org

24 Have a Heart Sunday - Clowns, Magic, Drawings, Door Prizes, Food, Fun, Families. Outback Steakhouse - Private Luncheon, Little Rock Location. 12:30 - 2:30.

Adult Menu - Grilled Chicken - Baked Potato - Salad - Cheesecake - Drink
Kids Menu - Chicken Tenders - Fries - Baked Apples - Cheesecake - Drink

Address: Outback Steakhouse 105 Markham Place Drive , Little Rock, Arkansas
Ph: 501-978-5437 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: joangates@kaleidoscopekids.org
Web: www.kaleidoscopekids.org
Fee: Donation of $20 Adults $10 Kids

13 - 14 Annual Arkansas Glasshopper Inc. Depression Era Glass & Potter Show - 24 dealers from 14 states offer depression era glass, china, and pottery for show and sale. From 9-5 p.m., on Saturday and 10 to 4 p.m., on Sunday.

Address: Hall of Industry , Little Rock, Arkansas
Ph: (501) 375-0435 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: esthermitchell@msn.com
Fee: $4

11 - 13 Annual Arkansas RV Show - Annual Arkansas RV Show...Over 100 RV's on display. Travel trailers, fifth wheels, pop-up campers and the best selection of motor homes ever! Show hours: Fri. and Sat. 10-8; Sun 10-6.

Address: Statehouse Convention Center , Little Rock, Arkansas
Ph: (501) 225-6177 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: griffeyinc@sbcglobal.net
Web: dgattractions.com/DG_Attractions.html
Fee: $5 adults; children 12 and under free

March

5 - 25 Young Arkansas Artists Annual Exhibition - An annual tradition, this exhibition features the best artwork by Arkansas students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Juried by Arkansas art educators, approximately 125 works are selected, including drawings, paintings, collages, sculptures and crafts.

Ph: 501-372-4000 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@arkarts.com
Web: www.arkarts.com
Fee: Free

April

22 - 19 Young Arkansas Artists Annual Exhibition - An annual tradition, this exhibition features the best artwork by Arkansas students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Juried by Arkansas art educators, approximately 125 works are selected, including drawings, paintings, collages, sculptures and crafts.

Ph: (501) 372-4000 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@arkarts.com
Web: www.arkarts.com
Fee: Free

25 Annual Empty Bowls - Enjoy a variety of handmade bowls and other artwork designed and created by local artists. Help us fill our bowls and eliminate hunger in Arkansas--Arkansas Foodbank Network fundraiser. This event is put on by Harvesters, our young professional group.

Address: 4301 West 65th Street , Little Rock, Arkansas
Ph: (501) 565-8121 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: aparker@arkansasfoodbank.org
Web: www.arkansasfoodbank.org
Fee: Approximately $40

27 - 10 Annual Ozark Foothills FilmFest - This annual celebration of the cinema arts is held on three consecutive weekends in Little Rock, Heber Springs, and Batesville.

Ph: (870) 251-1189 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: filmfest@direcway.com
Web: www.ttauri.org

4 Annual Easter Sunrise Service - All are invited to the Community Easter Sunrise Service at 7 a.m., sponsored by Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, featuring guest speakers and musicians from the community. An offering will go to a local charity.

Address: Riverfront Park , Little Rock, Arkansas
Ph: 501-664-3600 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: swilson@phumc.com
Fee: Free

10 Conway Earth Day Festival - Our rain or shine fundraising festival includes live music, artistic performers, speakers, demonstrations, food, games, booths, prizes, crafts, kids' activities, contests, costume parade, hybrid cars, drumming, and more! Rain or Shine. 11am-4pm.

Address: Heifer Grounds, 1 World Ave, Little Rock , Little Rock, Arkansas
Ph: 501-733-9996 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: earthapril@gmail.com
Web: www.arkansasearthday.org
Fee: Free admission; donations accepted

May

1 - 2 Annual Spring Tour of Historic Homes - Tour beautifully restored historic homes in Little Rock's Governor's Mansion Historic District. Saturday and Sunday afternoon tours, plus a special Candlelight Tour on Saturday evening. Guided bus tours of the historic district will be conducted. Proceeds benefit the historic preservation activities of the Quapaw Quarter Association.

Address: Governor's Mansion Historic District , Little Rock, Arkansas
Ph: (501) 371-0075 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: qqa@quapaw.com
Web: www.quapaw.com
Fee: $20-$75

21 - 23 Riverfest - Riverfest is the annual festival of the visual and performing arts held on the banks of the Arkansas River in Little Rock & North Little Rock. The festival features 5 stages with over 100 entertainment acts, a visual artists area showcasing hand-crafted art from approximately 40 artists, special areas for kids and teens, and food and entertainment for the entire family.
Admission: $30 at the gate (good for all 3 days). Advance tickets can be purchased for a discounted price at area Walgreen’s stores or on-line.

Address: Julius Breckling Riverfront Park and North Shore Riverwalk , Little Rock, Arkansas
Ph: (501) 255-3378 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: director@riverfestarkansas.com
Web: www.riverfestarkansas.com
Fee: Children 6 and under free.

September

25 Victory Car Show - Annual Victory Car Show at Little Rock City Center from 10-2. Free, family-friendly event open to all years, makes and models. No registration. Great door prizes, free food, car wash and kids' activities.

Address: Little Rock City Center, 315 N. Shackleford , Little Rock, Arkansas
Ph: 903-439-7077 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: matt@ibclr.org
Fee: Free

October

1 - 2 Annual Greek Food Festival - Medley of Greek and Middle Eastern cuisine; limited menu drive-through; indoor Old World Market offers exceptional imports and artworks, pastries and coffee bar, guided church tours, costumed dancers from the Greek-American Folkdance Society, Mirana Middle Eastern Dance Company and more. Hours are 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon-6 p.m. Sunday.

Address: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church , Little Rock, Arkansas
Ph: (501) 221-5300 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: emsargent@comcast.net
Web: www.greekfoodfest.com
Fee: Free

15 - 24 Arkansas State Fair - The annual State Fair is Arkansas' largest event with 10 days of music, exciting attractions, and two PBR bull riding performances. A ten acre midway is filled with carnival rides for all ages, games and amusements. Over 50 food booths offer a variety of selections. Livestock shows with over 10,000 entries are held throughout the Fair. Activities for children include a petting zoo, pig races and barnyard with farm animals, a birthing center, and agricultural education.

Address: 2600 Howard Street , Little Rock, Arkansas
Ph: 501-372-8341 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 501-372-4197
Email: msmith@asfg.net
Web: www.arkansasstatefair.com
Fee: Adults $8; Seniors 60 yrs + - $4; Children (6 - 12 yrs) $4; under 6 yrs - free

16 Mrs. Arkansas State Fair Queen Competition - Competition to be held on Saturday during the Arkansas State Fair. Entry deadline is October 1st. Winner receives a cash prize of $1,000.00 and a scholarship to Lee School of Cosmetology. Rules & entry information online. Competitive Events.

Address: 2600 Howard Street, Little Rock, Arkansas , Little Rock, Arkansas
Ph: 501-372-8341 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 501-372-4197
Email: deb@asfg.net
Web: www.arkansasstatefair.com
Fee: Adults $8; Seniors 60+ $4; Children 6 -12 yrs $4; Under 6 yrs - no charge

20 - 24 ATA Fall Nationals Tournament - Martial arts enthusiasts travel from all over the globe to compete for the coveted title of Songahm Taekwondo National Champion.

Address: Statehouse Convention Center , Little Rock, Arkansas
Ph: (501) 568-2821 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: webmaster@ataonline.com
Web: www.atamartialarts.com/

21 - 31 Six Bridges Book Festival - The Six Bridges Book Festival is a celebration of literacy, language, and the written word. Events include readings and discussions by celebrated authors, followed by book signings. Special fundraisers allow you to rub elbows with authors. An outdoor book fair provides countless opportunities for you to browse books, take part in demonstrations, and immerse your self in the world of words.

Address: The Central AR Library System,100 Rock Street , Little Rock, Arkansas
Ph: 501 918-3098 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: SixBridgesBookFest@cals.org
Web: cals.org/six-bridges-book-festival
Fee: Free

November

6 Annual Arkansas Cornbread Festival - Think your cornbread is the best thing ever chewed in a Southern mouth? Then put your cornbread where your braggin rights are and enter the Arkansas Cornbread Festival Competition. Both those making cornbread for a living as well as those who have made cornbread all their lives can compete for the best overall cornbread in the state. People attending the event as well as a panel of celebrity judges will taste-test samples to determine the best cornbread based on flavor, texture, aroma, appearance and creativity. Professionals and amateurs alike compete in three recipe categories - traditional, nontraditional, and sweet.

Along South Main, vendors will display and sell Arkansas-art, handmade crafts, clothes, jewelry, home furnishings, locally-produced food and gifts of all sorts. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Address: South Main Street , Little Rock, Arkansas
Ph: 501-617-2511 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: bernicegarden@gmail.com
Web: arkansascornbreadfestival.com
Fee: Tickets, day of: $10 for adults, $5 for kids 6-12 years and free for children under 6

20 - 21 Annual Little Rock Marathon - A running and walking tour through Little Rock's historical sites. Race features a marathon (26.2 miles), 1/2 Marathon (13.1 miles), 4 Person Marathon Relay, 5K Family Fun Run/Walk, and the Little Rockers Kids Marathon. (Rescheduled from it's normal date the first weekend of March)

Address: 3rd & Broadway , Little Rock, Arkansas
Ph: (501) 371-4639 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: ghampton@littlerock.state.ar.us
Web: www.littlerockmarathon.com
Fee: varies

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Carrie's Antiques & Flea Market

Furniture, glassware, collectibles, flea market items

Little Rock, AR Flea Markets

Wildwood Park

Directions: 1.6 miles off Kanis Road Opera, jazz, cabaret, chamber performances and festivals, including Wildwood Music Festival each June. Six spectacular gardens and an eight acre lake provide scenic background for outdoor musical performances;

Little Rock, AR Parks

Historic Arkansas Museum

Directions: Located in the heart of downtown Little Rock two blocks southeast of the Peabody Hotel and within short walking distance of the River Market district. Visit the state'

Little Rock, AR Museums

AMTRAK

Cities served in Arkansas by AMTRAK include Walnut Ridge, Little Rock, Malvern, Hot Springs, Arkadelphia, Texarkana.

Little Rock, AR Excursions

Riverfront Park

The original "little rock" where settlers first came to this area is located here; park contains a history pavilion, amphitheater, playground, plazas, promenades and picnic areas

Little Rock, AR Parks

Things to do near Little Rock, AR

Clinton Presidential Center & Park

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Bear Creek Lake

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Greathouse Home

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Pinnacle Mountain State Park

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