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  • USS Little Rock commissioning makes national history

    Posted on December 12, 2017
    For the first time in the U.S. Navy’s 242-year history, a brand new naval ship will be commissioned in Buffalo, New York, Saturday December 16, alongside its original namesake. Read More
  • Nog your socks off!

    Posted on December 6, 2017
    Did someone say eggnog? Don't miss one of the hottest holiday events in town. Read More
  • Les Miserables returns to Robinson Center

    Posted on November 29, 2017
    The wait is over to see one of the most beloved musical productions of all time. Read More
  • Jingle all the way to Little Rock’s holiday parade

    Posted on November 22, 2017
    Mark your calendar for the annual Big Jingle Jubilee Holiday Parade Saturday, December 2. Read More
  • Think big, shop small

    Posted on November 16, 2017
    Shopping for special gifts will be easy Saturday, November 25 as the River Market will host a holiday block party featuring favorite retailers and restaurants during Small Business Saturday, a pop-up festival offering small shopping and big fun. Read More
  • Downtown is aglow this season

    Posted on November 16, 2017
    Thanks to many private donations by individuals and businesses, the Downtown Little Rock Partnership has secured more than $35,000 to bring a 40-ft. white fir tree from the Pacific Northwest to the Capitol Plaza at Capitol Avenue and Main Street. Read More
  • Arkansas celebrates America's 42nd president 25 years later

    Posted on November 10, 2017
    This month marks the 25th anniversary of President William Jefferson Clinton’s 1992 electoral victory. Read More
  • Honoring our veterans

    Posted on November 9, 2017
    Veteran’s Day is a time to remember the sacrifices our military heroes have made for our nation, and to thank them for their courageous service. Read More
  • Locally Labeled Pavilion Party returns to River Market

    Posted on October 23, 2017
    Get ready to party like a local in the River Market pavilions Thursday, October 26. Join our favorite local craft breweries, wineries and the state’s first legal distillery since prohibition for the second anniversary of Locally Labeled in Greater Little Rock. Read More
  • Little Rock Salutes finale rocks!

    Posted on October 18, 2017
    As the “Little Rock Salutes” military band concert series comes to a close, you’ll want to make plans to attend the grand finale Friday, October 20 with the US Navy Band Southeast Pride Rock Band. Read More
  • Ready, set, chop!

    Posted on October 16, 2017
    Want to know more about Little Rock’s food scene? “CHOP the ROCK” is a new cooking show featuring local chefs sharing their culinary passions. Read More
  • Blue Canoe Brewing set to expand

    Posted on October 9, 2017
    Three cheers for our Locally Labeled partner, Blue Canoe Brewing! The River Market microbrewery recently announced plans to expand its current operations to a facility at 1637 East 15th Street. Read More
  • Sculpture garden expansion opens

    Posted on October 5, 2017
    On Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, city leaders, dignitaries and the public gathered to celebrate the dedication of the 5,600-square-foot expansion of the Vogel Schwartz Sculpture Garden in Riverfront Park and to officially kick off Little Rock’s Arts and Culture Month. Read More
  • World record Tesla coil sparks new partnership

    Posted on October 5, 2017
    The Museum of Discovery and Entergy Arkansas have partnered to power the museum's Guinness World Record musical bi-polar Tesla coil. Read More
  • Label yourself a local

    Posted on August 22, 2017
    Keep it local. That’s what we do in Greater Little Rock. If you enjoy custom-made, artisan-crafted, locally-produced products, the Locally Labeled passport is a great way for you to explore our homegrown craft breweries, wineries and award-winning distillery. Read More
  • Robinson Center earns gold LEED certification

    Posted on August 20, 2017
    The recently restored, renovated and expanded Robinson Center has earned a ‘Gold’ LEED certification. Read More
  • Rock the holidays in Little Rock

    Posted on December 8, 2016
    Jingle all the way…all the way to Little Rock, that is. This holiday season is sure to heat up the coldest of wintry days. Read More
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  • 6 Downtown Little Rock Bars to Cozy Up in this Winter

    Posted on January 19, 2022
    When the weather turns cold, there’s nowhere better to warm up than in one of Little Rock’s many bars. Some will have their own must-try drinks for the holidays while others simply offer their own unique atmosphere and the promise of a stiff drink (…or several!). Read More
  • Little Rock's Big Jingle Jubilee is Back

    Posted on January 19, 2022
    After a year off in 2020, Little Rock’s Big Jingle Jubilee is back and celebrating its 50th anniversary with a brand-new format: a holiday street fair! Read More
  • UA vs UAPB: How to Celebrate All Week Long

    Posted on January 19, 2022
    On Saturday, October 23, Little Rock’s War Memorial Stadium will be the site of a historic showdown between the University of Arkansas Razorbacks and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Golden Lions. This is the first football game the Razorbacks have played against an Arkansas school since 1944 and their first-ever meeting with the Golden Lions. Read More
  • Mark Your Calendars for These Fall Events

    Posted on January 19, 2022
    With summer coming to a close, Little Rock is gearing up for one of the most exciting times of the year: the fall festival season. There’s no better time to visit the city than when cooler temperatures make for weekends full of family-friendly, foodie fun. With a calendar that’s almost overflowing with festivals, we took the liberty of making this handy guide to treating yourself (and your tummy!) right this fall. Read More
  • 4 Reasons to Be Big on Little Rock this Fall

    Posted on January 19, 2022
    If you're big on fall, you're big on Little Rock. Here are four ways to have some fall fun in Little Rock. Read More
  • Jazz in the Park Returns in September

    Posted on January 19, 2022
    Jazz in the Park returns on September 1! Sponsored by the LRCVB in partnership with the Art Porter Music Education, Inc. (APME), Jazz in the Park celebrates local musicians in Little Rock’s jazz scene. Read More
  • 5 Reasons to Visit Little Rock in 2022

    Posted on December 28, 2021
    2022 is sure to be a year of big changes and even bigger surprises, and we hope it's also the year that you become Big on Little Rock. If you're considering a visit to the city in 2022, here are five things you can look forward to. Read More
  • Jazz in the Park returns in September

    Posted on August 26, 2021
    If you like jazz, you’ll love Jazz in the Park, featuring local musicians and their soulful tunes. Read More
  • Little Rock Farmers' Market

    Posted on August 16, 2021
    For some, the River Market district is the lifeblood of Little Rock’s downtown scene. For others, it’s a place to do business, a place to grab a marvelous meal, meet up with friends or catch some great Arkansas live music. No matter who you are, the River Market district is a good time. Read More
  • 5 of Little Rock’s Best Brunch Spots

    Posted on July 30, 2021
    It’s no secret that Little Rock is a foodie paradise, but what might be a little less well known is that Little Rock really rocks brunch. From southern staples to whimsical culinary creations, Little Rock’s best brunch spots offer something for everyone. Read More
  • Little Rock's Best Live Music Venues

    Posted on July 9, 2021
    Little Rock is a city that loves to let loose and lets its hair down, especially while listening to live music. Of course, there are larger venues where headlining acts perform, such as the River Concerts series at the First Security Amphitheater and Robinson Center, home to Broadway shows and rocking concerts, but what about the small, more intimate venues around town? Read More
  • 5 Places to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth in Little Rock

    Posted on July 2, 2021
    Little Rock is known for having one of the south’s best food scenes, but locals know that more than anything, Little Rock has a sweet tooth. From small-batch ice creams to decadent cakes and pies, Little Rock is a city that does dessert right, and here are just a few of the best dessert places in town. Read More
  • End Your Summer in Little Rock

    Posted on June 30, 2021
    Here’s one thing you need to know about Little Rock: We really rock a summer vacation. Whatever you are looking for, whether it’s a relaxing week of sightseeing or a few days of outdoor adventure, you can find it in abundance right here in Arkansas’s capital city. Read More
  • The Best Road Cycling Routes in Little Rock

    Posted on June 29, 2021
    With its perfect mix of natural and urban landscapes, Little Rock is a dream destination for road cyclists. There’s no shortage of awesome cycling routes to choose from when you’re deciding where to ride. Read More
  • Pops on the River — Know Before You Go

    Posted on June 24, 2021
    Pops on the River, Little Rock’s largest Independence Day celebration, is celebrating its 37th anniversary in 2021. The event is presented by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and brings locals and out-of-towners to downtown Little Rock for an evening that culminates in a fireworks display over the Main Street bridge. If you’re planning to attend or are hoping to watch the fireworks from elsewhere in the River Market District, use this as your guide to making the most of your evening. Read More
  • Free Movies in the Park returns this July

    Posted on June 22, 2021
    Nothing says summer like free outdoor movies in Riverfront Park, and this may be the best schedule yet! Read More
  • Arkansas state history lives in Little Rock

    Posted on June 14, 2021
    On June 15, 1836, Arkansas became the 25th state, marking a new era in our history. While things sure have changed in the intervening 185 years, visitors to downtown Little Rock can get a feel for what life was like in the 1800’s at several local museums. Read More
  • Explore the U.S. Civil Rights Trail this Juneteenth

    Posted on June 4, 2021
    The United States Civil Rights Trail connects more than 100 sites across 14 states, allowing visitors to witness the destinations and landmarks that defined the American civil rights story. When the U.S. Civil Rights Trail debuted in 2018, six Little Rock locations were included, and Little Rock was named one of the trail’s Top Ten destinations. Read More
  • Start Your Summer in Little Rock

    Posted on May 14, 2021
    Here’s one thing you need to know about Little Rock: We really rock a summer vacation. Whatever you are looking for, whether it’s a relaxing week of sightseeing or a few days of outdoor adventure, you can find it in abundance right here in Arkansas’s capital city. Read More
  • 51 Unexpected Things to Do in Little Rock

    Posted on May 5, 2021
    On Tuesday, May 4, the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau turned 51! We had hoped to celebrate our big 5-0 in 2020, but…well, you know…Hey, now we’re back with 51 unexpected activities to do around town. These are a few hidden gems we’ve gotten to experience over the past 51 years. Read More
  • Grab a Cup from the Best Local Coffee Shops in Little Rock

    Posted on April 6, 2021
    Little Rock is fueled by the numerous independent coffee shops located around the city. Recent years have seen a surge in high-quality, independent shops opening in almost every neighborhood, and here are some of the best! Read More
  • 7 of Little Rock's Most Iconic Patios

    Posted on March 26, 2021
    There's no better season to dine outside in Little Rock than spring. There is an almost endless number of local patios to explore, but these seven are some of the most iconic. Read More
  • Enjoy Spring Break in the River Market District

    Posted on March 5, 2021
    Whether spring break has you visiting Little Rock from afar or just enjoying a staycation in the capital city, you'll find a good, safe time here in the River Market. Here are 5 spring-tastic things to do on your spring break in the River Market! Read More
  • Little Rock's 6 Best Bike Trails for Beginners

    Posted on February 19, 2021
    Whether it's your first time on a bike in a while, or even if you're still riding with training wheels, these six trails will show you what riding in Little Rock is all about. Read More
  • How to Enjoy Spring Break in Little Rock

    Posted on February 12, 2021
    Here’s one thing you need to know about Little Rock: We really rock spring break. Whatever you are looking for, whether it’s a relaxing week of sightseeing or a few days of outdoor adventure, you can find it in abundance right here in Arkansas’s capital city. Read More
  • The Best Ways to Celebrate Black History Month in Little Rock

    Posted on January 22, 2021
    Here are some of the best spots around town to commemorate Black History Month. Read More
  • Our Favorite Ways to Make Holiday Memories in Little Rock

    Posted on December 10, 2020
    Whether you’re looking for dazzling lights or a little face-to-face time with Santa, there’s an event in Little Rock for everyone. Read More
  • Read More in the River Market

    Posted on December 4, 2020
    One of the more popular New Year Resolutions people make is to read more. There’s no better place to help you meet that goal than the Little Rock River Market. Read More
  • Cozy Up to these Heated River Market Patios

    Posted on November 20, 2020
    Enjoy socially distanced, outdoor dining this fall and winter on these heated patios in the River Market District Read More
  • Where to Order Thanksgiving Dinner in Little Rock

    Posted on November 17, 2020
    We’re going to let you in on a little secret: sometimes the best way to celebrate Thanksgiving is to have someone else do all the work. Read More
  • Butterfly Mural Brightens River Market Hall

    Posted on November 13, 2020
    Little Rock’s River Market district has been aflutter with activity as French artist Youri Cansell finished the city’s newest mural. The mural, located on the east wall of Ottenheimer Market Hall is part of the ARkanvas project, an initiative installing 12 pieces of public art across the state. Read More
  • Explore Little Rock’s Native American History

    Posted on November 9, 2020
    The city of Little Rock may have been founded in 1821, but people lived here for thousands of years before European settlers “discovered” it. Read More
  • Big Boo!seum Bash Goes Virtual in 2020

    Posted on October 23, 2020
    Organized by the Greater Little Rock Museums and Cultural Attractions Consortium, this year’s event will include eight partners showcasing fun online activities via social media. Read More
  • Seven Can’t Miss Events at the Six Bridges Book Festival

    Posted on October 1, 2020
    With 10 days of programming and dozens of events, the festival has something for everyone, but here are the seven events we’re most excited about! ​ Read More
  • Your Guide to Can't Miss Fall Festivals and Events in Little Rock

    Posted on September 4, 2020
    Though COVID-19 has changed the way many of our 2020 festivals will be organized, there are still plenty of ways to enjoy these iconic Little Rock events in a virtual and socially distant setting. Read More
  • Tune in: Destination Marketing Podcast with Gretchen Hall

    Posted on August 27, 2020
    LRCVB CEO Gretchen Hall recently spoke with the Destination Marketing Podcast crew about the impact of tourism and travel in our economy now and in the future, the importance of community partnerships and the road beyond 2020. Read More
  • How to Eat Out in Little Rock

    Posted on August 20, 2020
    If you’re anything like us, you’ve been missing the comfort of our local restaurants during these past few months. Read More
  • 6 of the Best Works on the Little Rock Sculpture Tour

    Posted on August 14, 2020
    Riverfront Park is a great place for social distancing, so here are six of our favorite, can’t-miss sculptures worth seeking out on your own art discovery. Read More
  • Celebrate Summer with a Little Rock Field Trip

    Posted on August 7, 2020
    Whether you’re just a few weeks away from the start of a new school year or you’ve been out of school longer than you were in it, we all have memories of our favorite field trips. Now it’s easier than ever to make new field trip memories in Little Rock. Read More
  • Everything You Need to Know About the BIG on Safety Pledge

    Posted on July 16, 2020
    When venturing outside your home, be it for work, running errands at the store or even going on a small family trip, you’re faced with complications that many of us never would have considered just a few months ago. Read More
  • Everything You Need to Know About Little Rock’s Entertainment Districts

    Posted on July 10, 2020
    Little Rock’s Entertainment Districts are spaces in which guests aged 21 and older can carry alcoholic beverages in approved cups throughout designated public spaces and participating commercial properties. Read More
  • Everything You Need to Know About the River Market Entertainment District

    Posted on July 10, 2020
    What is the River Market Entertainment District? Read on to learn about this new and highly-anticipated amenity in Little Rock. Read More
  • Little Rock Big Voices — Diana Long

    Posted on June 26, 2020
    A local for more than two decades, Diana Long serves as the Director of River Market Operations for the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau. From the River Market pavilions to the First Security Amphitheater, she manages the events and partnerships that make the River Market District and its programming so special. Read More
  • 4 Ways to Have Some Summer Fun in Little Rock

    Posted on June 16, 2020
    Whether you’re looking for something indoors or outdoors, an adventure for adults or an outing for the whole family, here are some of our favorite ways to have summer fun in Little Rock! Read More
  • Pull Up a Chair or Grab a Booth at These Little Rock Restaurant Dining Rooms

    Posted on May 15, 2020
    As we all begin to step outside of our homes again, restaurants are some of the first places we’ll want to go. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite local restaurants that are newly reopened for dine-in service. Read More
  • Take a Tour of Little Rock’s Outdoor Art

    Posted on May 12, 2020
    Recent years have seen downtown Little Rock become awash in color and creativity with more than twenty works of wall-sized public art. Read More
  • Little Rock Shares Ways to Pass the Time, Give Back

    Posted on April 24, 2020
    As we all face the uncertainty around COVID-19, we’ve created a few fun activities to make isolating at home, in Little Rock or abroad, a little more enjoyable. Read More
  • Little Rock Cares Needs Your Support

    Posted on April 3, 2020
    Little Rock has always prided itself on the way it supports local business and the community at large. During these unprecedented times, that support is more important than ever. Read More
  • Uplift Arkansas launches to bolster businesses, nonprofit efforts in Arkansas

    Posted on March 26, 2020
    In this time of social distancing, many of the small businesses and nonprofits that make up the heart of our communities are being severely impacted. Find out how you can lend a hand during this unprecedented time. Read More
  • Six Little Rock Trails to Fall in Love With

    Posted on March 18, 2020
    Social distancing doesn't mean staying inside. You can still be safe and responsible while taking in the fresh air and Little Rock's natural beauty. Here are some of the trails we've turned to recently for relaxation and exercise. Read More
  • 14 Reasons to Love the Little Rock River Market in 2020

    Posted on February 14, 2020
    The River Market District is the lifeblood of Little Rock's downtown scene. It’s a place to do business, grab a marvelous meal, meet up with friends or catch some great Arkansas live music. No matter who you are, or what you’re after, the River Market District is sure to be a good time. Read More
  • Where to carb load in Little Rock

    Posted on February 1, 2020
    The Little Rock Marathon is the weekend of February 28, 2020, and has a 1980’s theme that’s totally tubular. And, of course, they still award the larger-than-life, super-famous Little Rock Marathon medals. Read More
  • Weekday Fun in the River Market

    Posted on January 30, 2020
    Everybody knows that the River Market is the place to go in Little Rock for live music and entertainment on the weekends, but did you know that there’s also something fun going on there almost every day of the week? Read More
  • Quality Time in the Little Rock River Market

    Posted on January 24, 2020
    In today’s world, it can be a challenge to make quality time with friends and family, which why this resolution is one of the top five out there, but the River Market District can help! Read More
  • 20 Reasons to Visit Little Rock in 2020

    Posted on December 31, 2019
    The year 2020 is going to be an exciting one, and in case you were still on the fence about a visit, here are 20 great things happening in the city that you’ll want to be a part of. Read More
  • A Guide to Your New Year’s Resolutions from the Little Rock River Market

    Posted on December 27, 2019
    We all set goals for 2020 and Little Rock's River Market is here to help you achieve them! Read More
  • Your Guide to Little Rock’s Best New Year’s Eve Events in Little Rock

    Posted on December 27, 2019
    ​Little Rock does New Year’s Eve like no other city, with parties, live music and a whole host of Champagne toasts. Here’s our guide to this year’s best New Year’s Eve events. Read More
  • Find Last Minute Gifts in the #RMD

    Posted on December 20, 2019
    The Little Rock River Market neighborhood has a great selection of locally owned, carefully curated shops where you will find a variety of unique gifts ranging from artisan crafts to luxury clothes, rare books to science experiments, fine jewelry to sweet treats, and so much more. Read More
  • Six Cold-Weather Cocktails You Need to Drink this December

    Posted on December 12, 2019
    When the weather turns cold, it’s normal to reach for a cocktail (or mocktail) to keep you feeling warm and cozy. And, of course, with as many fantastic watering holes as Little Rock has, there are plenty of must-try drinks this holiday season. Read More
  • 6 Little Rock Beers You Need to Drink This Month

    Posted on November 21, 2019
    From light to sour, dark to heavy, there’s a beer and brewery in Little Rock for every palate. Read More
  • How to Lime it up in the River Market and Downtown Little Rock

    Posted on November 6, 2019
    Lime Electric Scooter Sharing closes the walkability gap between Downtown Little Rock’s featured neighborhoods; the River Market District, the Creative Corridor, SoMa and East Village. Read More
  • Get Jazzy with It at Jazz in the Park

    Posted on September 3, 2019
    What’s not to love about local jazz music? The bi-annual Jazz in the Park concert series is back at 6:00 p.m. each Wednesday in September. Read More
  • Don’t Miss Out on Your Chance to ROCK THE ARTS

    Posted on August 23, 2019
    What do you get when five of the biggest names in art and culture in Little Rock combine forces? Read More
  • Go Back to School with these Little Rock Field Trip Favorites

    Posted on August 16, 2019
    You’re never too old for a field trip! Here are some of our favorite places to explore, learn and enjoy in Little Rock. Read More
  • National Book Lovers Day at CALS is a page-turner

    Posted on August 9, 2019
    There’s a special day for those who love heart-warming stories, action-packed fantasies and tremendously tall tales—a special day for those who love curling up on the couch and delving into a real page-turner. Read More
  • Six Electrifying Facts About the Tesla Theatre at Museum of Discovery

    Posted on July 19, 2019
    On Saturday, July 20, the Museum of Discovery hosts “Shock the Rock” on the grounds of the Clinton Presidential Center. The event features the world’s largest Tesla coil as it shoots 60-foot bolts of lightning. Read More
  • Shop ‘til you drop in the Little Rock River Market

    Posted on June 30, 2019
    One of Little Rock’s most compact and walkable shopping districts, the River Market is a one-stop shop for almost everything a shopper could want! Read More
  • Know before you go — Movies in the Park

    Posted on June 6, 2019
    Movies in the Park is a free outdoor movie series shown along the banks of the Arkansas River at the First Security Amphitheater in downtown Little Rock’s River Market District. Read More
  • Little Rock Reacts to Arkansas River Flood

    Posted on June 4, 2019
    While flooding along the Arkansas River is currently reaching record heights, we are pleased to report that most Little Rock area amenities are high, dry and safe. Read More
  • Sculptures shine in Little Rock

    Posted on May 22, 2019
    Nestled between the Arkansas River and the bustling core of downtown Little Rock lies of one of the city’s most overlooked artistic installations: the Vogel Schwartz Sculpture Garden. Read More
  • 10 Things to LOVE about the Little Rock Farmers’ Market

    Posted on May 17, 2019
    With so much happening each week at the Little Rock Farmer’s Market, we thought we’d share some of our personal favorites – we think they might become some of your favorites too! Read More
  • Locally Labeled Passport is a guide to homegrown libations

    Posted on May 13, 2019
    Grab your passport, your Locally Labeled passport that is, and come to the River Market Pavilions Thursday, May 16 for Little Rock’s Locally Labeled Party. Read More
  • Celebrate your special occasions at these Little Rock restaurants

    Posted on May 2, 2019
    Special occasions call for special dining experiences. Whether it’s an anniversary, engagement, a birthday, promotion or graduation, Little Rock has some pretty spectacular places to mark those important times in your life. Read More
  • Little Rock is big on family fun

    Posted on April 12, 2019
    Summer is right around the corner, and now’s the perfect time to start thinking about your family road trip. Little Rock, Arkansas, is full of family fun surprises; here’s a roadmap to ten of them. Read More
  • Your guide to fun working lunch hot spots in Little Rock

    Posted on April 6, 2019
    One of the best things about traveling to new cities for business meetings and conferences is all the tasty fare you can enjoy. For anyone wanting to be a local for a few days, here’s your guide to some of Little Rock’s best-known lunch locales. Read More
  • Little Rock food festival season returns

    Posted on April 5, 2019
    Spring is a great time to kick off a season of fests. Hang on to your fork, because we’re about to tour the world one delicious bite at a time. Read More
  • How to Lent in Little Rock

    Posted on April 1, 2019
    Lent, the season leading up to Easter in Christian communities, is a great time to reflect and prepare oneself spiritually and physically. We won’t comment on the spiritual side here, but on the physical side, Little Rock is well suited to serve up your Lenten meals meat-free. Read More
  • Little Rock is a natural for nature

    Posted on March 29, 2019
    Little Rock hosts some of the most picturesque landscapes and adventure hot spots in Arkansas. Really? In such a big city? Yep. Little Rock holds its rightful place as an outdoor adventure hub in The Natural State, and here are just a few of the many reasons why. Read More
  • Jazz in the Park celebrates its seventh season

    Posted on March 28, 2019
    Showcasing a variety of local musicians, made up of mostly jazz artists but with the occasional R&B or soul performance, Jazz in the Park keeps its emphasis on local talent, including its partnership with Art Porter Music Education. Read More
  • Woof it up in Little Rock

    Posted on March 21, 2019
    Whether you’re coming for a day trip or a long weekend, we’ve got plenty for you to do with your four-legged friends. Read More
  • Little Rock celebrates National Women's Month

    Posted on March 15, 2019
    Each year March is set aside to specifically honor women. Women are responsible for a lot of good in this world, and Little Rock can thank a few of them for putting three iconic tourist attractions on the map. Read More
  • Spring Has Sprung in the Little Rock River Market

    Posted on March 14, 2019
    March 20, 2019 is the official first day of spring and there’s no better way to celebrate than by kicking off this year’s public event season at the Little Rock River Market. Read More
  • Ideas for taking a Spring Break in Little Rock

    Posted on March 11, 2019
    Here’s what you need to know about Little Rock. We rock Spring Break. Whatever you and your family are looking for, rest assured you can find it here. Read More
  • Five amazing brunch spots in the River Market

    Posted on March 8, 2019
    Whether casual or upscale, indoors or out, Saturday or Sunday, get your brunch on in the River Market! Read More
  • Little Rock welcomes 'Chicago' to The Rep stage

    Posted on February 6, 2019
    What better way to open a performance season at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre than with the smash hit musical Chicago? Read More
  • 14 ways to celebrate Valentine's Day in the River Market

    Posted on February 1, 2019
    Whether you like to go all out with cards, candy, flowers and a fancy dinner date, or keep it low key and casual, the Little Rock River Market is the perfect location for your Valentine’s Day celebration. Read More
  • Little Rock steps up, stands together to help others

    Posted on January 19, 2019
    ​“Life is better with a Southern Accent.” This is Little Rock’s brand. But, what does that mean? Read More
  • Celebrate National Arkansas Day in the center of it all: Little Rock

    Posted on January 11, 2019
    Little Rock is a special blend of bold vibrancy and genuine charm. One discovery leads to another. And another. Next thing you know, you’re hooked and completely in love with what locals refer to as a “big small town.” Read More
  • Takin' it old school this Christmas

    Posted on November 30, 2018
    Ever wonder what Christmas was like in the Arkansas frontier days? Step back in time — way back— to the 1800s to experience it for yourself at Historic Arkansas Museum (HAM) Sunday, December 2. Read More
  • Go small this holiday season

    Posted on November 20, 2018
    These days, what’s really big to us are the small things. We’re all about authentic experiences – how we travel, what we eat and where we shop. The holiday season is no exception. We enjoy getting out in the hustle and bustle of it all, on quests to find that special something that will create memories Read More
  • Give thanks by giving

    Posted on November 20, 2018
    With Thanksgiving upon us, what better way to celebrate thankfulness than by donating for those in need? The River Market and Arkansas Blood Institute have teamed up to host a special blood drive in the market pavilions Wednesday, November 21, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM. Read More
  • Party in the pavilions

    Posted on October 5, 2018
    It’s back! The 3rd Locally Labeled Pavilion Party delivers the fun and games Thursday, October 11, in the River Market Pavilions. This event celebrates greater Little Rock’s adult beverage scene, including local craft breweries, wineries and an award-winning distillery. Read More
  • To market we go

    Posted on September 9, 2018
    There’s just something about a Saturday stroll through a farmers’ market. Fresh produce, craft vendors and live music. Read More
  • The vibes are back

    Posted on September 5, 2018
    What’s not to love about local jazz music? The bi-annual Jazz in the Park concert series is back Wednesdays in September. Read More
  • Little Rock, big nod

    Posted on August 7, 2018
    It’s nice when people notice how awesome Little Rock is, and when research back it up, that’s just icing on the cake. Read More
  • Ten ways to tour your town

    Posted on August 7, 2018
    How many times have you actually spent been a tourist in your town? Before summer winds down and back-to-school mode sets in, now is the perfect time to discover — or perhaps rediscover — some of Little Rock’s treasures waiting to be explored. Read More
  • MINI Takes the Rock

    Posted on July 13, 2018
    Little Rock is gearing up to host more than 500 MINIs Monday, July 16, as part of the nine-day nationwide car convoy “MINI TAKES THE STATES 2018: Rally to the Rockies.” Read More
  • Freedom and fun on the Fourth

    Posted on July 3, 2018
    Observing America’s independence is a time-honored tradition. We remember the price paid for freedoms we enjoy today, and honoring that with ceremonies, concerts, fireworks and more. Little Rock hosts a number of special events this July 4 with multiple celebrations, most of which are free. Read More
  • Find directions with ease

    Posted on July 3, 2018
    Whether you’re downtown for a Sunday afternoon stroll, a weekday meeting, a Saturday night event, or in town on summer vacation, navigating the area just got easier thanks to modern technology. Read More
  • Kick it up a notch

    Posted on July 3, 2018
    Thousands of gis and colored belts descend upon downtown July 9-15 as Little Rock welcomes the return of the annual ATA World Expo. Held each year in Arkansas’s capital city, the event draws martial artists from around the globe for classes and competitions. Read More
  • Jam in East Village

    Posted on June 6, 2018
    Little Rock’s most recent up-and-coming neighborhood is already making a name for itself. Located east of Interstate 30, the East Village is a buzz of activity. Local businesses, eclectic eateries, and even a school are slated for residence. Read More
  • Movies in the Park returns

    Posted on June 5, 2018
    Nothing says summer like free outdoor movies in Riverfront Park, and this may be the best schedule yet! Read More
  • Farmers' Market is a feast of fun, freshness

    Posted on May 22, 2018
    It’s full on freshness mode every Saturday through September at the 44th Annual Little Rock Farmers' Market. Read More
  • 'Retrocation' summer fun awaits in Little Rock

    Posted on May 10, 2018
    There's something special about family road trips. They are filled with adventure, chaos, fun and more creating memories that last a lifetime. Read More
  • Wine Country: Meet Little Rock

    Posted on May 7, 2018
    Recently, Little Rock welcomed a travel writer who had long had the capital city on his radar. Read More
  • Jazz in the Park returns

    Posted on March 28, 2018
    The return of this popular, free local jazz concert series is music to our ears. Entering its sixth season, Jazz in the Park celebrates musicians in Little Rock's jazz scene. Read More
  • Springfest is in the air

    Posted on March 26, 2018
    Spring has sprung, and so has the third annual Springfest hosted this year by Museum of Discovery in the River Market District. It wouldn't be a complete museum takeover without a little awesome science. Read More
  • Easter Sunrise Service is April 1

    Posted on March 23, 2018
    Join the 30th Annual Community Easter Sunrise Service Sunday, April 1 at 7 AM at First Security Amphitheater along the peaceful Arkansas River. Read More
  • Little Rock takes international stage

    Posted on March 6, 2018
    People from around the world now have a glimpse of what locals have long known — Little Rock is a Big Gem. Read More
  • Feel "Brand New" in Little Rock

    Posted on March 6, 2018
    Little Rock is alive in a Big way. Here in Arkansas’s capital city, we celebrate... Read More
  • River Market gets bazaar

    Posted on March 2, 2018
    What could be more fun than a day of unique shopping? We think one that’s unique and bizarre, of course. Read More
  • Hear ye, hear ye - Marathon begins its quest

    Posted on February 20, 2018
    Known for its fun themes, this year’s “What’s Your Quest” medieval spin is sure to please. Read More
  • President’s Day calls for presidential tour

    Posted on February 19, 2018
    As America celebrates and honors those who have held our nation’s highest office, now is the perfect time to... Read More
  • Clinton Center features Louisiana Purchase artifacts

    Posted on February 8, 2018
    Artifacts of the original Louisiana Purchase and the story of its Arkansas beginnings are the focus of a new display at the Clinton Presidential Center through March 4. Read More
  • Adventure awaits: Plan your time off

    Posted on January 2, 2018
    When asked, most people would say they would like to travel more, but... Read More
  • Little Rock, big year

    Posted on January 2, 2018
    There was nothing little about 2017 in terms of some capital city accolades... Read More
  • Locally Labeled-Your passport to fun

    Posted on December 28, 2017
    Keep it local. That’s what we do in Greater Little Rock. If you enjoy custom-made, artisan-crafted, locally-produced products, Locally Labeled is... Read More
  • Cue up your countdown

    Posted on December 26, 2017
    It’s a question you may ask yourself at every year’s end. How will you ‘out with the old, and in with the new... Read More
  • See merry, and bright

    Posted on December 22, 2017
    Have you seen all of the amazing holiday lights this season? Well, if not... Read More
  • Give the gift of Little Rock

    Posted on December 19, 2017
    Little Rock has so many unique stores and boutiques nestled in every neighborhood, it's easy to give a gift that can only be found in Arkansas’s capital city. Read More
  • USS Little Rock commissioning makes national history

    Posted on December 12, 2017
    For the first time in the U.S. Navy’s 242-year history, a brand new naval ship will be commissioned in Buffalo, New York, Saturday December 16, alongside its original namesake. Read More
  • Nog your socks off!

    Posted on December 6, 2017
    Did someone say eggnog? Don't miss one of the hottest holiday events in town. Read More
  • Les Miserables returns to Robinson Center

    Posted on November 29, 2017
    The wait is over to see one of the most beloved musical productions of all time. Read More
  • Jingle all the way to Little Rock’s holiday parade

    Posted on November 22, 2017
    Mark your calendar for the annual Big Jingle Jubilee Holiday Parade Saturday, December 2. Read More
  • Think big, shop small

    Posted on November 16, 2017
    Shopping for special gifts will be easy Saturday, November 25 as the River Market will host a holiday block party featuring favorite retailers and restaurants during Small Business Saturday, a pop-up festival offering small shopping and big fun. Read More
  • Downtown is aglow this season

    Posted on November 16, 2017
    Thanks to many private donations by individuals and businesses, the Downtown Little Rock Partnership has secured more than $35,000 to bring a 40-ft. white fir tree from the Pacific Northwest to the Capitol Plaza at Capitol Avenue and Main Street. Read More
  • Arkansas celebrates America's 42nd president 25 years later

    Posted on November 10, 2017
    This month marks the 25th anniversary of President William Jefferson Clinton’s 1992 electoral victory. Read More
  • Honoring our veterans

    Posted on November 9, 2017
    Veteran’s Day is a time to remember the sacrifices our military heroes have made for our nation, and to thank them for their courageous service. Read More
  • Locally Labeled Pavilion Party returns to River Market

    Posted on October 23, 2017
    Get ready to party like a local in the River Market pavilions Thursday, October 26. Join our favorite local craft breweries, wineries and the state’s first legal distillery since prohibition for the second anniversary of Locally Labeled in Greater Little Rock. Read More
  • Little Rock Salutes finale rocks!

    Posted on October 18, 2017
    As the “Little Rock Salutes” military band concert series comes to a close, you’ll want to make plans to attend the grand finale Friday, October 20 with the US Navy Band Southeast Pride Rock Band. Read More
  • Ready, set, chop!

    Posted on October 16, 2017
    Want to know more about Little Rock’s food scene? “CHOP the ROCK” is a new cooking show featuring local chefs sharing their culinary passions. Read More
  • Blue Canoe Brewing set to expand

    Posted on October 9, 2017
    Three cheers for our Locally Labeled partner, Blue Canoe Brewing! The River Market microbrewery recently announced plans to expand its current operations to a facility at 1637 East 15th Street. Read More
  • World record Tesla coil sparks new partnership

    Posted on October 5, 2017
    The Museum of Discovery and Entergy Arkansas have partnered to power the museum's Guinness World Record musical bi-polar Tesla coil. Read More
  • Sculpture garden expansion opens

    Posted on October 5, 2017
    On Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, city leaders, dignitaries and the public gathered to celebrate the dedication of the 5,600-square-foot expansion of the Vogel Schwartz Sculpture Garden in Riverfront Park and to officially kick off Little Rock’s Arts and Culture Month. Read More
  • Label yourself a local

    Posted on August 22, 2017
    Keep it local. That’s what we do in Greater Little Rock. If you enjoy custom-made, artisan-crafted, locally-produced products, the Locally Labeled passport is a great way for you to explore our homegrown craft breweries, wineries and award-winning distillery. Read More
  • Robinson Center earns gold LEED certification

    Posted on August 20, 2017
    The recently restored, renovated and expanded Robinson Center has earned a ‘Gold’ LEED certification. Read More
  • Rock the holidays in Little Rock

    Posted on December 8, 2016
    Jingle all the way…all the way to Little Rock, that is. This holiday season is sure to heat up the coldest of wintry days. Read More

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