The Old Mill named #2 Best Arkansas Attraction by USA Today
The Old Mill at T.R. Pugh Memorial Park in North Little Rock has won USA Today’s 10Best Reader’s Choice Awards for Best Arkansas Attraction, second only to Buffalo National River! The National Historic Landmark was built in 1933 and is most known for being featured in the opening credits of Gone with the Wind.
First ever Arkansas Italian Food and Culture Festival kicks off in North Little Rock
Our mouths are already watering for the first annual 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. Expect a celebration of Italian-American heritage, art, music and, of course, food! Activities will include cooking lessons, cooking competitions (even one for the kids!), bocce ball competition, soccer tournament, cycling ride and a car show. Join the Facebook event to stay updated.
Follies opens at Argenta Community Theater March 7
It is 1971, and the iconic Weismann Theater, now a crumbling shell of its former glory, is about to be demolished to provide precious New York City parking space. Broadway impresario Dimitri Weismann arranges a reunion of the actors, singers, dancers and personalities who peopled his famous Follies in the years between the World Wars, as a farewell tribute to the doomed building. The musical runs at Argenta Community Theater at 405 Main Street in North Little Rock from March 7 to March 17.
Verizon Arena lineup
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19th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The annual parade will take place on St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) beginning at 1 p.m. There is a new parade route this year: it will begin at 6th & Main Streets in downtown North Little Rock, cross the Main Street Bridge, travel east on President Clinton Avenue through the River Market, turn south on Sherman Street and end at Third & Cumberland Streets in Little Rock.
Trading in brats for burgers at annual Innovation Hub event
Previously “Beer, Brats and Bots,” the annual Beer, Burgers and Bots will be at the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub at 204 E. 4th Street in North Little Rock on Saturday, February 17. Prepare yourself for a fun, fast-paced robot werestling competition that “celebrates the warrior-geek in all of us.” Twelve teams are expected to compete. Tickets for spectators are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Tickets include one food ticket and two beer tickets. Ages 6 and under are free.
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