Posts by Author: Katherine Stewart

For most people, a map is just a map—a useful planning tool, something handy to keep in the car. But for some, it can take on a meaning far greater than the fretwork of highways and rivers tracing its surface. When Tanya Reddin of Conway looks at a map, she sees an index to her …
If the news of Riverfest’s ceasing operations after its 40th season in 2017 punched a hole in your spring planning, never fear, because the Museum of Discovery announced in late November that it would be taking over Springfest, Riverfest’s smaller, family-focused counterpart. This is fantastic news, because the two-year-old Springfest grew rapidly in its short life, attracting between …
Each year, small and locally owned businesses come together to provide an alternative to “Black Friday” madness with an event called “Small Business Saturday.” This year in Little Rock, two downtown neighborhoods are turning out to make shopping small a big event. The River Market District is encouraging folks to “think big and shop small” with …
For more than a month this winter, the Arkansas State Fairgrounds will be transformed into an illuminated wonderland. But unlike the holiday lights seen elsewhere around town and across the state, these colorful emanations have nothing to do with Christmas. Instead, they represent a traditional Chinese festival, dating back more than 2,000 years, celebrating the …
The Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights returns for its 22nd year with a statewide celebration of the holiday season featuring parades, lighting ceremonies, open houses, Santa visits, concerts and performances, live nativities, illuminated displays and more. The Trail of Holiday Lights brochure is your passport to seasonal magic, highlighting events and activities throughout December in …
Things are starting to get busy for Jolly Ole Saint Nick, who’s recently launched a frenzied schedule of appearances across the state (check out our Trail of Holiday Lights brochure for details about some of the stops he’ll be making). But Santa wouldn’t dream of coming to Arkansas without making time for our furry, four-legged family …
For baseball fans, the winter months can feel like one long, scoreless inning spent yearning for the sights, sounds and excitement of your favorite sport. But the Arkansas Travelers have devised a fun new way to stay involved with the team during the off-season in the form of a giant scavenger hunt in which teams can …
Ready your spyglasses, because later this week two special visitors will drop anchor in Little Rock and spend nearly a fortnight in our capital city before sailing on for a visit to Fort Smith. Replicas of the Nina and the Pinta, two of the three most-sung-about vessels in history (hint: the third is the Santa Maria), will dock at Julius …
Calling all KFOLs—and TFOLs, AFOLs, AHOLs, ALEs and ALHs: BrickUniverse is coming to Little Rock’s Statehouse Convention Center this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28-29! For the uninitiated, BrickUniverse is a massive LEGO fan convention that travels the country bringing exhibits, model displays, professional Lego artists, special guests, and, of course, numerous build opportunities to every …