Central Arkansas

You know how when a friend who’s never been to your city before comes to visit, and you start planning itineraries, saying things like, “Oh, we have to go to…” or “You just cannot miss…” and suddenly you’re all excited about stuff you might have overlooked for years because you’ve become so accustomed to seeing it? Or …
The moment we’ve all been waiting for is almost here: the grand reopening of the historic Robinson Center after a two-year, $70-million renovation (affectionately dubbed its “Second Act”). The celebration kicks off Nov. 10 with a press conference and ribbon-cutting; following that is a flurry of music, dance and theatre programs that will showcase all …
A new exhibit at ESSE Purse Museum demonstrates that you don’t have to walk a mile in a woman’s shoes to learn something about her—you only have to look at them. A Walk in Her Shoes, which runs Oct. 11 to Jan. 15 at the museum in downtown Little Rock’s SoMa district, walks visitors through a 100-year exploration …
If you’ve ever lost an hour to watching videos of goats standing on, stomping over, jumping off of or head-butting stuff, boy do we have an event for you! The first-ever Arkansas Goat Festival, a daylong celebration of all things horned, hoofed and bearded, will take place Saturday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to 7 …
One of Arkansas’s biggest and most anticipated annual attractions is back Oct. 14-23 with ten more days of rides, games, contests, fun foods, concerts and more! There is nothing like watching a child’s face light up with the thrill of so many fun new things to take in. But all that excitement can overwhelm little …
Is there a better month in Arkansas than October? Cooler temps and gorgeous fall foliage practically beg us to get outside, and Central Arkansas is jam-packed with unexpected opportunities to enjoy this glorious time of year. Here are a few of the unique events taking place this month. Arkansas Paranormal Expo, Oct. 8-9, Little Rock …
The Acansa Arts Festival, taking place Sept. 21-25 in Little Rock and North Little Rock, is now in its third year of uniting local and national talent in a world-class arts event that is both entertaining to spectators and beneficial to Arkansas’s arts community. Working collaboratively with the local arts organizations Ballet Arkansas, the Arkansas …
For the first time in four years, the Little Rock Air Force Base in Jacksonville will open its gates to the general public for a day of learning about the country’s largest C-130 base and all the great things our service members accomplish. The Arkansas Military Expo will showcase the abilities of military units’ members …