Life on a submarine


KATV's Ansley Watson took a "dive" into the life of a submariner aboard USS Razorback at the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum in North Little Rock. WATCH her tour with retired Navy veteran Joe Mathis for an inside-look. The museum was recently voted Best Choice for Family Friendly Museum in Kid's Directory's annual Best Choice for Kids & Families Awards. Tours are available Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sundays 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, visit the museum website or follow the Facebook page






Kids get in free at inaugural Arkansas Italian Food and Culture Festival


Feel Italian for a day at the inaugural 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. For only $5 per person at the Willow Street entrance (kids five and under get in free!), you receive access to activities such as: 

  • Italian food, of course! 
  • Celebrity and kids grape-stomping competitions
  • Italian car show (can you say Maserati?)
  • Youth and adult soccer tournaments
  • Cooking lessons
  • Giro Dei Ponti Bicycle Ride
  • Bocce in the Park
  • Live entertainment

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Reserve your hotel room at Wyndham Riverfront, within walking distance of the festival. Call (501) 907-4835 and say you're coming to "The Italian Food Festival" for a special rate!






Two can't-miss events in North Little Rock for yoga enthusiasts


All-day free yoga and yoga with can't get better than this!


The North Little Rock Parks & Recreation is hosting Rocktown Yoga on Saturday, March 31, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the North Little Rock Community Center (2700 Willow Street). The event will showcase different types of yoga classes, including Mixxed Fit, Beginner, 12 Step, Chair and Restorative. The event is free, but advance registration is required. 


On April 21 at 2 p.m., Blue Yoga Nyla at 3702 JFK Boulevard will be hosting a Kitten Yoga! Fundraiser/Adopt-A-Thon to support Out of the Woods Animal Rescue. A one-hour yoga class will be followed by "the release of the kittens" for one hour of yoga with kittens. The class is $20, register online.






Challenge friends and family to The Great Inflatable Race


This month the wackiest, craziest and bounciest obstacle fun run is coming to North Little Rock! The Great Inflatable Race will be at the Stone Links Golf Course at 110 Highway 391 N in North Little Rock on Saturday, March 24, starting at 9 a.m. Bounce, bump and slide your way through giant inflatable obstacles.


Today only, register for $50 off regular tickets and $45 off VIP tickets.


Enjoy free event parking and special rates when you book your hotel room with Fairfield Inn & Suites in North Little Rock.






All about Argenta


The Argenta Arts District, the downtown Main Street area of North Little Rock, was featured in Do South Magazine last month. "'A city's downtown is its front porch and if you're going to have a vibrant city you'd better have a vibrant downtown," [North Little Rock Mayor Smith] says.' Read the full article for how to "dogtown like a local." Also, the City of North Little Rock announced this week that "Argenta Plaza" will be the official name of the new downtown space that will have water features and a "front porch" sitting area, all a short walk from local restaurants and attractions.






Dickey-Stephens Park winds up for busy season


The main attraction of Dickey-Stephens Park, the Arkansas Travelers minor-league baseball team, opens the season April 5 with single game tickets going on sale this coming Monday, March 5, at 10 a.m. Despite the busy game schedule April through August, the park also stays busy throughout the year with other fun events. The University of Arkansas Razorbacks football team will be on-hand and signing autographs at the Friday, April 6, Arkansas Travelers game against the San Antonio Missions. Food & FoamFest, hosted by the Arthritis Foundation of Arkansas, is April 15 and will have more than 400 varieties of craft beer from all over the world plus food tastings from local restaurateurs. Musician Jake Owen will bring his "Life's Whatcha Make It" Tour to Dickey-Stephens Park on June 16, tickets go on sale tomorrow (March 2).


To stay up-to-date about Dickey-Stephens Park, follow the Arkansas Travelers Facebook page and sign up for the newsletter.






Arkansas Brews Cruise dominates #1 spots on TripAdvisor


Arkansas Brews Cruise, a fun service that transports craft beer fans to exclusive experiences at local breweries, recently took over the #1 spots for Tours and Nightlife in Little Rock. If you enjoy a good craft beer, this is the perfect outing for you. The Downtown Tasting Tour runs every Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.



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Upcoming Events


Grandpa Hasn't Moved in Days

March 2 - March 24

The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse



Professional Bull Riders

March 2 & March 3

Verizon Arena



The Best of Bob's Bad Art

March 2 - March 31

Patrick Henry Hays Senior Center



Little Rock Marathon

March 3 - March 4

Downtown Little Rock & North Little Rock




March 7 - March 17

Argenta Community Theater



Miranda Lambert

March 10
Verizon Arena



Live Music: Mark Currey

March 10

Core Public House



Winter Jam

March 11

Verizon Arena



Green Jello Live

March 16

Four Quarter Bar



St. Patrick's Day Family Fun Run, Mini Mile and Health Fair

March 17

Levy Baptist Church



North Little Rock St. Patrick's Day Parade

March 17

Argenta Arts District



Woody Skinner at Argenta Reading Series

March 17

Argenta United Methodist Church



Bon Jovi

March 20

Verizon Arena



Dogtown Film Series: Waiting for Guffman

March 20

Argenta Community Theater



Platinum Comedy Tour

March 23

Verizon Arena



The Great Inflatable Race

March 24

Stone Links Golf Course



Orange is the New White

March 30 - June 16

The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse



Indigo Girls LIVE

March 31

UA-Pulaski Tech: The Center for Humanities and Arts



North Little Rock Parks & Recreation presents Rocktown Yoga

March 31

North Little Rock Community Center



Opening Week: Arkansas Travelers vs. San Antonio

April 5 - April 7

Dickey-Stephens Park



Arkansas Razorbacks Fan Day

April 6

Dickey-Stephens Park



Monster Jam

April 6

Verizon Arena



Arkansas Travelers vs. Corpus Christi

April 8 - April 10

Dickey-Stephens Park



REO Speedwagon and Styx with special guest Don Felder

April 10

Verizon Arena



Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Grambling State Tigers

April 10

Dickey-Stephens Park



Brad Paisley

April 12

Verizon Arena



21st Annual Food & FoamFest

April 13

Dickey-Stephens Park



Disney on Ice: Reach for the Stars

April 18 - April 22

Verizon Arena



Arkansas Travelers vs. Springfield

April 19 - April 22

Dickey-Stephens Park



To Kill a Mockingbird

April 20 - April 28

Argenta Community Theater



Arkansas Italian Food and Culture Festival

April 20 & April 21

North Shore Riverwalk



10th Annual B Street Rib Off

April 21

North Little Rock



Arkansas Travelers vs. Tulsa

April 23 - April 26

Dickey-Stephens Park



The Fashion Event

April 26

Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub



Kevin Hart

April 28

Verizon Arena



Thea Foundation: Into the Blue

April 28

UA-Pulaski Tech: The Center for Humanities and Arts



Arkansas Travelers vs. Northwest Arkansas

May 5 - May 8

Dickey-Stephens Park



Arkansas Travelers vs. Springfield

May 10 - May 13

Dickey-Stephens Park



Dogtown Film Series: Come Early Morning

May 11

Argenta Community Theater



Chris Tomlin

May 12

Verizon Arena



North Little Rock Kiwanis Club Jazz Event

May 12

Laman Library - Argenta Branch



Dogtown Film Series: Top Gun

May 12

Argenta Community Theater




May 13

Verizon Arena



Arkansas Travelers vs. Midland

May 22 - May 24

Dickey-Stephens Park



Patio on Park Hill

May 24

Lake Hill Shopping Center



Arkansas Travelers vs. Frisco

May 25 - May 27

Dickey-Stephens Park



More Events....



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Last month, the North Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau's director of sales and marketing, Scott Sudduth, led a First Impressions Guest Services Training for students in the hospitality and culinary program at Our House. Congratulations to these students, who will receive certificates from the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism.