Category archives: Out & About

Weekend Plans: Pajama Run, Gift of the Magi and More

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Thursday Go! Running, is a celebratory Hot Chocolate Pajama Run from 6 to 8 p.m. Be merry with an evening of running and holiday cheer. There are several options: you can run or walk 2, 3, 4 or 5.5 miles. Wear your best winter holiday pajamas! Meet at Go! Running – 1819 N. Grant St. in Little Rock. Ongoing through (Sunday) Christmas Eve The Arkansas Reper[...]

Chinese Lantern Festival Lights Up Little Rock

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Katherine Stewart, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism 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 Bright Holiday Season

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Kimberly J. Williams, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism For me, the holiday season means many things. But the thing I hold dearest in my heart... the thing I've been doing since I was a wee lass (yes, my grandfather's family was Irish!)... is gazing adoringly at holiday lights! It's a tradition my parents started with me before I cou[...]

Umpteen Holiday Rides

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Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Your holidays just got way more awesome. Melanie Norris and her husband Paul have put together a statewide (and southern Missouri) mountain biking event to help celebrate the season. The free event is called Umpteen Rides and features volunteer guided, self supported mountain bike and gra[...]

New Year’s Eve Looks to be a Wild Night in Fayetteville

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It's hard to believe that 2017 is almost at a close. Now the question remains – what will you do to ring in the New Year? In Fayetteville, you can find parties all along Dickson Street or Block. But the biggest party of all is downtown on the square for Last Night Fayetteville. For seven years, Arkansas’s largest New Year’s festival has celebrated the end[...]

The Great Arkansas Travelers Scavenger Hunt

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Katherine Stewart, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism 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 gia[...]

Holiday Lights Return to Garvan Woodland Gardens

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Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Taking in the beauty of Holiday Lights is a tradition for many in the state. During this annual event, around 4.5 million bulbs transform Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs into a whimsical holiday display.  The event takes place Nov. 18 - Dec. 31 this year. "Holiday Lights is an o[...]

Buy Your Tickets for the 2018 Woman of the Year Gala

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An Arkansas preacher and writer will be honored as the 2018 Woman of the Year at the Women & Children First Woman of the Year Gala in January. Rev. Betsy Singleton Snyder will join Phyllis Brandon, Cindy Murphy, Millie Ward, First Lady Ginger Beebe, Sharon Bale and more as a Woman of the Year. The honoree was chosen for her "professional, charitable a[...]