March 2018 Happenings

Life on a submarine

KATV’s Ansley Watson took a “dive” into the life of a submariner aboard USS Razorback at the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum in North Little Rock. WATCH her tour with retired Navy veteran Joe Mathis for an inside-look. The museum was recently voted Best Choice for Family Friendly Museum in Kid’s Directory’s annual Best Choice for Kids & Families Awards. Tours are available Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sundays 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, visit the museum website or follow the Facebook page

Kids get in free at inaugural Arkansas Italian Food and Culture Festival

Feel Italian for a day at the inaugural Arkansas Italian Food and Culture Festival, scheduled for April 20 and April 21 at the North Shore Riverwalk at Riverfront Park Drive in North Little Rock. For only $5 per person at the Willow Street entrance (kids five and under get in free!), you receive access to activities such as:

  • Italian food, of course!
  • Celebrity and kids grape-stomping competitions
  • Italian car show (can you say Maserati?)
  • Youth and adult soccer tournaments
  • Cooking lessons
  • Giro Dei Ponti Bicycle Ride
  • Bocce in the Park
  • Live entertainment

Join the Facebook event to stay updated.

Reserve your hotel room at Wyndham Riverfront, within walking distance of the festival. Call (501) 907-4835 and say you’re coming to “The Italian Food Festival” for a special rate!

Two can’t-miss events in North Little Rock for yoga enthusiasts

All-day free yoga and yoga with kittens…it can’t get better than this!

The North Little Rock Parks & Recreation is hosting Rocktown Yoga on Saturday, March 31, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the North Little Rock Community Center (2700 Willow Street). The event will showcase different types of yoga classes, including Mixxed Fit, Beginner, 12 Step, Chair and Restorative. The event is free, but advance registration is required. 

On April 21 at 2 p.m., Blue Yoga Nyla at 3702 JFK Boulevard will be hosting a Kitten Yoga! Fundraiser/Adopt-A-Thon to support Out of the Woods Animal Rescue. A one-hour yoga class will be followed by “the release of the kittens” for one hour of yoga with kittens. The class is $20, register online.

Challenge friends and family to The Great Inflatable Race

This month the wackiest, craziest and bounciest obstacle fun run is coming to North Little Rock! The Great Inflatable Race will be at the Stone Links Golf Course at 110 Highway 391 N in North Little Rock on Saturday, March 24, starting at 9 a.m. Bounce, bump and slide your way through giant inflatable obstacles.

Today only, register for $50 off regular tickets and $45 off VIP tickets.

Enjoy free event parking and special rates when you book your hotel room with Fairfield Inn & Suites in North Little Rock.


All about Argenta

The Argenta Arts District, the downtown Main Street area of North Little Rock, was featured in Do South Magazinelast month. “‘A city’s downtown is its front porch and if you’re going to have a vibrant city you’d better have a vibrant downtown,” [North Little Rock Mayor Smith] says.’ Read the full article for how to “dogtown like a local.” Also, the City of North Little Rock announced this week that “Argenta Plaza” will be the official name of the new downtown space that will have water features and a “front porch” sitting area, all a short walk from local restaurants and attractions.


Dickey-Stephens Park winds up for busy season

The main attraction of Dickey-Stephens Park, the Arkansas Travelers minor-league baseball team, opens the season April 5 with single game tickets going on sale this coming Monday, March 5, at 10 a.m. Despite the busy game schedule April through August, the park also stays busy throughout the year with other fun events. The University of Arkansas Razorbacks football team will be on-hand and signing autographs at the Friday, April 6, Arkansas Travelers game against the San Antonio Missions. Food & FoamFest, hosted by the Arthritis Foundation of Arkansas, is April 15 and will have more than 400 varieties of craft beer from all over the world plus food tastings from local restaurateurs. Musician Jake Owen will bring his “Life’s Whatcha Make It” Tour to Dickey-Stephens Park on June 16, tickets go on sale tomorrow (March 2).

To stay up-to-date about Dickey-Stephens Park, follow the Arkansas Travelers Facebook page and sign up for the newsletter.

Arkansas Brews Cruise dominates #1 spots on TripAdvisor

Arkansas Brews Cruise, a fun service that transports craft beer fans to exclusive experiences at local breweries,recently took over the #1 spots for Tours and Nightlife in Little Rock. If you enjoy a good craft beer, this is the perfect outing for you. The Downtown Tasting Tour runs every Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.


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Upcoming EventsGrandpa Hasn’t Moved in Days

March 2 – March 24, The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse

Professional Bull Riders

March 2 & March 3, Verizon Arena

The Best of Bob’s Bad Art

March 2 – March 31, Patrick Henry Hays Senior Center

Little Rock Marathon

March 3 – March 4, Downtown Little Rock & North Little Rock


March 7 – March 17, Argenta Community Theater

Miranda Lambert

March 10, Verizon Arena

Live Music: Mark Currey

March 10, Core Public House

Winter Jam

March 11, Verizon Arena

Green Jello Live

March 16, Four Quarter Bar

St. Patrick’s Day Family Fun Run, Mini Mile and Health Fair

March 17, Levy Baptist Church

North Little Rock St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 17, Argenta Arts District

Woody Skinner at Argenta Reading Series

March 17, Argenta United Methodist Church

Bon Jovi

March 20, Verizon Arena

Dogtown Film Series: Waiting for Guffman

March 20, Argenta Community Theater

Platinum Comedy Tour

March 23, Verizon Arena

The Great Inflatable Race

March 24, Stone Links Golf Course

Orange is the New White

March 30 – June 16, The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse

Indigo Girls LIVE

March 31, UA-Pulaski Tech: The Center for Humanities and Arts

North Little Rock Parks & Recreation presents Rocktown Yoga

March 31, North Little Rock Community Center

Opening Week: Arkansas Travelers vs. San Antonio

April 5 – April 7, Dickey-Stephens Park

Arkansas Razorbacks Fan Day

April 6, Dickey-Stephens Park

Monster Jam

April 6, Verizon Arena

Arkansas Travelers vs. Corpus Christi

April 8 – April 10, Dickey-Stephens Park

REO Speedwagon and Styx with special guest Don Felder

April 10, Verizon Arena

Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Grambling State Tigers

April 10, Dickey-Stephens Park

Brad Paisley

April 12, Verizon Arena

21st Annual Food & FoamFest

April 13, Dickey-Stephens Park

Disney on Ice: Reach for the Stars

April 18 – April 22, Verizon Arena

Arkansas Travelers vs. Springfield

April 19 – April 22, Dickey-Stephens Park

To Kill a Mockingbird

April 20 – April 28, Argenta Community Theater

Arkansas Italian Food and Culture Festival

April 20 & April 21, North Shore Riverwalk

10th Annual B Street Rib Off

April 21, North Little Rock

Arkansas Travelers vs. Tulsa

April 23 – April 26, Dickey-Stephens Park

The Fashion Event

April 26, Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub

Kevin Hart

April 28, Verizon Arena

Thea Foundation: Into the Blue

April 28, UA-Pulaski Tech: The Center for Humanities and Arts

Arkansas Travelers vs. Northwest Arkansas

May 5 – May 8, Dickey-Stephens Park

Arkansas Travelers vs. Springfield

May 10 – May 13, Dickey-Stephens Park

Dogtown Film Series: Come Early Morning

May 11, Argenta Community Theater

Chris Tomlin

May 12, Verizon Arena

North Little Rock Kiwanis Club Jazz Event

May 12, Laman Library – Argenta Branch

Dogtown Film Series: Top Gun

May 12, Argenta Community Theater


May 13, Verizon Arena

Arkansas Travelers vs. Midland

May 22 – May 24, Dickey-Stephens Park

Patio on Park Hill

May 24, Lake Hill Shopping Center

Arkansas Travelers vs. Frisco

May 25 – May 27, Dickey-Stephens Park

More Events….

For more information about events, restaurants and places to stay in North Little Rock, Arkansas, visit our website.
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Last month, the North Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau‘s director of sales and marketing, Scott Sudduth, led a First Impressions Guest Services Training for students in the hospitality and culinary program at Our House. Congratulations to these students, who will receive certificates from the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism.


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