Top ten upcoming events in North Little Rock

One of the advantages of the Downtown Riverside RV Park being located near downtown North Little Rock is proximity to fun events and entertainment. Here are some upcoming highlights.

  1. ACANSA Arts Festival (Sept. 20 – Sept. 24) – A five-day celebration of the arts, at various locations around town. Live performances, exhibits, art education programs, training and activities.

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    Dirty Dozen Brass Band plays at the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub Sept. 22 as part of ACANSA Arts Festival.
  2. Big Dam Bridge 100 (Sept. 23) – Arkansas’s largest cycling tour with nearly 3,000 cyclists every year. The race finish line ends in the Argenta Arts District with a block party and live music.
  3. Wings Over the Rock Air Show & Car Show (Sept. 23) – This annual event at the North Little Rock Municipal Airport is a short drive away, but well worth it. Antique cars, muscle cars, war birds, formation flying, helicopter rides and food trucks. Gates open at 9 a.m.

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    New this year at the Wings Over the Rock Air Show & Car Show is the jet-powered pickup truck, which can go 300 MPH.
  4. Little Rocktoberfest (Sept. 23) – Celebrate Oktoberfest surrounded by a one-of-a-kind homebrew competition, local breweries and all things beer.
  5. Arkansas Times Whole Hog & BBQ (Oct. 1) – Professional teams cook a whole heritage breed hog and side dishes. Amateur teams cook pork puts. Live music and a beer and wine garden make this a fun Sunday afternoon in the Argenta Arts District.
  6. Heartland Classics Antique and Classic Boat Show (Oct. 7) – Our neighbors at the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum are hosting antique and classic boats from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Some of the boats are completing the 370-mile Arkansas River Odyssey that begins in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Be sure to check out the real World War II submarine and tugboat while at the museum.
  7. Six Bridges Regatta (Oct. 14) – If you’re staying with us, then you have a front row seat to this fun rowing competition on the Arkansas River. Participants launch right next to the RV park at the Boathouse, row west to the start and finish at the Clinton Presidential Park Bridge – right next to us.

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    Get front row seats for the Six Bridges Regatta, the annual rowing competition.
  8. Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure (Oct. 14) – No doubt one of the largest events every year downtown with hundreds racing to raise funds to fight breast cancer. The race starts at Second and Broadway in Little Rock, crosses the Main Street Bridge into North Little Rock, crosses the Broadway Bridge back to Little Rock and finishes at Capitol and Gaines.
  9. Bruno Mars (Oct. 22) – Yep, we will be less than half a mile from Bruno Mars when he comes to Verizon Arena. Can’t beat that.
  10. Cirque du Soleil: Crystal (Oct. 26 – Oct. 29) – Again, being close to Verizon Arena has its perks. Cirque du Soleil is bringing its first ever ice show to North Little Rock; “Crystal” combines acrobatics and ice skating for a whole new experience. (Psst…use the code “CRYSTAL 10” for $10 off tickets).

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    New Cirque du Soleil show “Crystal” will be at Verizon Arena Oct. 26 – Oct. 29.