Category archives: Out & About

5 Things to Do on a Summer Day in Central Arkansas

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The northwest region of the state doesn’t have a monopoly on outdoor recreation in Arkansas. Check out our list of things to do right in our capital city and the surrounding area. 1. Pickin’ Peaches Did you know that Pulaski County has its very own peach orchard? If you love fresh fruit, it doesn’t get any fresher than this. Take your friends – or your[...]

Arkansas and Twin Lakes Area Open for Business

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Jill Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Arkansas and the Twin Lakes area of The Natural State are open for business, despite the flooding and high water experienced in the spring. “Yes, we had some high waters during the flooding in southern Missouri and northern Arkansas, but all of the resorts and all of our marinas and[...]

Bark Bar Set to Open in August

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Attention all dog, food and cocktail lovers, downtown Little Rock is getting ready to unleash its newest addition: Bark Bar. Dog owners can enjoy Arkansas’ first off-leash indoor and outdoor dog park and restaurant. Bark Bar owner and operator Cara Fowler said the park is so unique because it does not operate like any other dog park. “We give people a [...]

Learn to Cook at Honeycomb Kitchen Shop

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Stop by Honeycomb Kitchen Shop for a sweet experience. The shop holds cooking classes in their on-site kitchen at 213 W. Walnut Street in Rogers, which usually last a couple of hours. Each class begins at 6:30 p.m. Their classes are a great option for a unique date night or for anyone who wants to learn to cook. July 27 · Summer Fun Intermediate Cookie De[...]

Read This and Never Have a Boring Weeknight Again!

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Katherine Stewart, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Finding things to do on the weekend is usually pretty easy. You've probably got a mile-long list of road trips to take and places to visit, not to mention local attractions plus planned events like concerts and shows. But why wait until the weekend to let the good times roll? No ma[...]

A to Z Guide to Summer Fun in Arkansas

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Jill Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism As the weather warms up and days get longer, here’s an A to Z guide to help you get the most out of your summer fun. Although, honestly, the four seasons of Arkansas are so nice that many of these activities and locations can be enjoyed year round. A – Arkansas State Parks From [...]

Time to Hit the Water!

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There’s nothing better during the hot summer days than lounging and playing in cool water! During July, head to one of these great spots for some fun in the sun in the water! In Pine Bluff, don’t miss the Saracen Landing Splash Park, located at 200 Lake Saracen Dr. The facility is one of the most advanced splash parks in the state, featuring 78 programmab[...]

Hot Springs Music Festivals Set for Labor Day Weekend

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Labor Day weekend in Hot Springs will contain not one, but two, music festivals, according to a news release. Donít miss the 26th annual Hot Springs JazzFest and the 21st annual Hot Springs Blues Festival. JazzFest is set for August 31 to September 4. Some JazzFest events are free; for the paid events, tickets may cost up to $35. Concerts and events will [...]

Murry's Dinner Playhouse is a Modern Classic

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Katherine Stewart, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism It's embarrassing to admit that I knew about Murry's Dinner Playhouse for almost 15 years before setting foot inside and settling in for a show. If you haven't been, perhaps it has hovered for years on the edge of your awareness, like it did on mine, as a thing that you could do, b[...]

Riverfest Suspended After 40 Years

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Little Rock’s annual music festival, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in June, has been suspended, officials say. “We can no longer deliver the experience that Riverfest fans have come to expect,” DeAnna Korte, Riverfest’s executive director, said in a news release. “Rising costs of performers’ fees, coupled with a greater number of competing festiva[...]