There are always great things to do in The Natural State, and AY About You has compiled some of the most exciting events in Arkansas this weekend. Also, listen to 103.7 The Buzz every Friday morning for Morning Mayhem to learn more about what’s going on during the weekend, featuring AY About You President and Publisher Heather Baker. Listen to the latest segment below.

 

Thursday, June 13 – Saturday, June 15 

What: Miss Arkansas and Miss Arkansas’ Outstanding Teen 

Where: Robinson Center (Little Rock)

When: Teen Finals begin on Friday at 7 p.m., and Miss Finals begin on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. 

This week marks the Miss Arkansas and Miss Arkansas’ Outstanding Teen Pageant, where the newest Miss Arkansas Scholarship Program winners will be crowned. Dedicated to providing scholarships for young women continuing their education, the Miss Arkansas Organization supports women’s educational goals through scholarships and opportunities for advocacy across the state. 

 

Thursday, June 13 – Sunday, June 16 

What: Discover Little Rock’s Black Heritage

Where: Throughout Little Rock 

Explore Little Rock’s Black history and culture by taking a self-guided Civil Rights tour across the city. Visitors can enrich their cultural experience by visiting the William J. Clinton Presidential Center and Park, the Arkansas Civil Rights Heritage Trail and nationally-recognized sites like Central High School National Historic Site and Visitors Center and the Daisy Bates House, a National Historic Landmark. Savor the taste of award-winning cuisine by stopping at local Black-owned restaurants. Click here for more information.

 

Friday, June 14

What: UAPB’s Juneteenth in the Bluff 

Where: Delta Rhythm & Bayous Cultural District (Downtown Pine Bluff)

When: 3 p.m. – 10 p.m. 

Kick off Juneteenth weekend this Friday evening with UAPB. This event will include soulful tunes by Latimore, a Blues Hall-of-Famer, Fuzzy Jeffries and the Kings of Memphis, Ms. Zeno, The Mojo Queen and other local musicians. A farmers’ market and farm-to-table food tasting by the ACF Arkansas Delta Chefs Association will also be available. Art activities for the youth, exhibits by the UAPB Art Department and vendors will also be available. 

 

Friday, June 14

What: Early Father’s Day at Toad Suck Buck’s 

Where: Toad Suck Buck’s (Toad Suck) 

When: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. 

What better way to celebrate the fathers in your life than by enjoying a steak dinner and live entertainment together? Join Toad Suck Buck’s for just that with The Rusty Roosters Band this Friday evening, starting at 7 p.m. 

 

Friday, June 14 – Saturday, June 15 

What: Spa City Food Truck Festival

Where: Downtown Hot Springs
When: Begins Friday at 4:30 p.m.

Enjoy lots of tasty treats from a variety of eateries at Spa City Food Truck Festival this weekend. Kicking-off on Friday evening, this event will include a car show on Saturday, a kids fun zone, El Chappo the riding bull, lots of activities and live music.

 

 Saturday, June 15

What: A Northwest Arkansas Celebration: 2024 Juneteenth 

Where: Shiloh Square (Springdale)

When: 2 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. 

The University of Arkansas and the NWA Juneteenth Celebration Committee will partner with Music Moves and Interform for the Juneteenth 2024 Celebration and Freedom Festival in downtown Springdale. Free and open to the public, this event will include live music, games, giveaways and activities for the whole family. Enjoy a full schedule of live music from artists such as Donnell Jones, Cameo and Twista. 

 

Saturday, June 15

What: Southwest Little Rock Bike Rodeo 

Where: Southwest Community Center (Little Rock)

When: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. 

This Saturday, Southwest Community Center will host the Southwest Little Rock Bike Rodeo in partnership with CALS Dee Brown Library and Recycle Bikes for Kids. Bring your kids to get fitted with a bike and helmet and learn all about bike safety. Kids will decorate their bikes, and afterward, everyone will be able to join in a group ride around the neighborhood. 

 

Saturday, June 15

What: Juneteenth Celebration 

Where: Pine Bluff Convention Center 

When: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Join the City of Pine Bluff for its annual Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom this Saturday. This family-friendly event will feature entertainment, education and community engagement. Admission is free, and attendees can look forward to fun activities for all ages, free food, live music and dance performances. 

 

Saturday, June 15 

What: Pocket Park Pop-Up

Where: Pocket Park (Little Rock) 

When: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. 

This month’s Pocket Park Pop-Up will take place on Saturday and will include a host of the area’s favorite vintage vendors, second-hand shops and local artists. Shop small and local, and enjoy an afternoon filled with community. 

 

Saturday, June 15 

What: Jacksonville Juneteenth 2024

Where: Boys & Girls Club of Jacksonville 

When: 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 

Join the NAACP of Jacksonville this Saturday at the Boys & Girls Club for Juneteenth. The public is invited to embrace history through unity, participate in a parade, eat good food, enjoy games and bouncy houses for kids, hear from impactful speakers, take photos at a photo booth, win raffle prizes, register to vote and more. 

 

Saturday, June 15 

What: The Villains Brunch

Where: Skinny J’s (Conway) 

When: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. 

Join Skinny J’s this Saturday for a wickedly fun time at its Villain Brunch. Delicious food and mischievous activities are promised, and guests are united to dress as their favorite nefarious character and indulge in a devious menu specially crafted for villainous guests. 

 

Saturday, June 15 

What: Juneteenth Arkansas Festival

Where: First Security Amphitheater (Little Rock) 

When: 2 p.m. 

The Juneteenth Arkansas Festival will occur on June 15 at the First Security Amphitheater at 400 President Clinton Ave. The festival will kick off at 2 p.m. with a parade from 100 Arch St. to 300 President Clinton Ave. and a lineup of events until 10 p.m. This family-friendly event will feature various activities, live music and performers. Attendees can explore over 80 vendors and savor delicious offerings from 24 food trucks. The festival will conclude with a celebratory fireworks display at 9:30 p.m.

 

Saturday, June 15 

What: Juneteenth in Da Rock

Where: Mosaic Templars Cultural Center 

When: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Organized by the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the 15th Annual Juneteenth in Da Rock will be held on June 15 at 501 W. 9th Street. The event will begin with a 5k run/walk at 7 a.m. and continue with a brunch, flag-raising ceremony and a lively street festival with unforgettable musical performances until 6 p.m. Additional activities include an open house at the historic Dreamland Ballroom from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Saturday, June 15

What: 66th Annual Petit Jean Swap Meet & Car Show 2024 

Where: The Museum of Automobiles (Petit Jean MTN) 

When: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. 

Head out to Petit Jean this Saturday for the 66th Annual Petit Jean Swap Meet & Car Show. The whole family can find something to enjoy, as this event offers a large display of vintage, original and antique cars as well as an antique auto-related swap meet. There are 275 collectible car corral spaces to walk through and 80 RV Parking spaces. 

 

Saturday, June 15

What: Jim Carrey Movie Trivia Night

Where: Boston Mountain Brewing Company (Fayetteville)

When: 6:30 p.m. 

Calling all Jim Carrey fans: head on out to Boston Mountain Brewing Co. this Saturday for a fun night dedicated to all things Jim Carrey. Test your movie trivia and knowledge of the actor/comic through multiple rounds of free-to-play trivia. All ages are welcome. 

 

Saturday, June 15 

What: Hot Springs Juneteenth Celebration 

Where: Hot Springs Historic Downtown Farmers Market

When: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. 

Celebrate Juneteenth in Hot Springs this Saturday at the Downtown Farmers Market. Learn about the history of origin, hear a keynote address by Joyce Craft, participate in health screenings, shop vendors, enjoy live entertainment, register to vote and more. Free food and fun for all ages will take place. 

 

Saturday, June 15 

What: Plant Daddy Workshop

Where: Eden’s Botanicals (Fayetteville)

When: 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Plant your own house plant this Saturday at Eden’s Botanicals. Bring your friends, and gather while you learn how to fertilize, water and pot an exotic plant. Tickets are $65, and all supplies are provided, including an easy follow-along guide to making the perfect floral arrangement. Complimentary cocktails, mocktails and snacks will be provided, and guests may BYOB. 

 

Saturday, June 15 – Sunday, June 16 

What: SoMa Ground Mural Installation 2024 

Where: SoMa (Little Rock) 

Join the Little Rock Partnership this weekend as the Bloomberg Philanthropies #AsphaltArtInitiative winning mural is installed. Designed by Posse Paper Goods, “SuperBloom” will be installed over two days with the help of volunteers and will brighten up one of the most popular crosswalk intersections in SoMa. 

 

Sunday, June 16 

What: Father’s Day at the Zoo 2024 

Where: Little Rock Zoo 

When: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Take your dad to the zoo this Sunday to celebrate Father’s Day. Meet all the dads at the zoo, such as Bhandar, an orangutan, the dad of Kasih, or Brenton, a penguin, the dad of Finn. Ride the historic Over-The-Jumps carousel or the Arkansas Diamond Express train, and discover the zoo’s latest exhibit: Dragon Kingdom. All dads can get in for $2 off the admission price. 

 

Sunday, June 16 

What: 2024 Juneteenth Gospel Celebration 

Where: Philander Smith University (Little Rock)

When: 5 p.m. 

Join the Juneteenth Gospel Production this Sunday evening for its annual Juneteenth Gospel Celebration at Philander Smith University Sherman E. Tate Auditorium. Free food, history lessons and entertainment will be offered, in addition to gospel performances with artists from Arkansas, Louisiana and Tennessee. Janelle Robinson will be the guest speaker, and Tiffany Wilkerson will make a special guest appearance. 

 

Sunday, June 16 

What: The Dad Games!

Where: Dave & Busters (Little Rock) 

When: 12 p.m. 

Grab the fam and head out to Dave & Buster’s this Sunday for a battle for fatherly glory in the first-ever Dad Games. This event features an arcade showdown for the ages, where families will battle each other for the ultimate prize: bragging rights and free game play for a year. Tickets include entry to the competition, an appetizer banquet, unlimited soft drinks, a $20 Power Card and unlimited video games all day. 

 

Sunday, June 16 

What: Dinner with Dad 

Where: Platinum Rose (Little Rock)

When: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. 

Have a Date with Dad this Sunday afternoon at Little Rock’s Platinum Rose. Treat your dad to a delicious meal and enjoy quality time together as a way to show appreciation for all your father does. Tickets can be purchased via eventbrite. 

 

Sunday, June 16 

What: Special Father’s Day Comedy Show 

Where: Kava Bar (Fayetteville)

When: 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. 

Join Club 509 at The Kava Bar this Sunday for a special Father’s Day Comedy Show from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Featuring a secret lineup, celebrate Dad Jokes with laughter and good-spirited fun. 

 

Sunday, June 16 

What: Father’s Day Live: Fire To Fork Dinner

Where: Mount Sequoyah Center (Fayetteville) 

When: 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. 

Enjoy Live Fire Cooking this Sunday evening for Father’s Day this Sunday. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with the first course to be served at 6 p.m. Music, beer and bourbon pairing will be offered with a menu including smoked salsa and chips, Salchiprovo with smoked chimichurri, grilled oysters topped with pico de gallo, cast iron BBQ shrimp with grilled bread, a smoked romaine salad with homemade Caesar dressing and Santa Maria style tri-tip served on farm fresh corn elote. Tickets are $70 per person. 

 

Sunday, June 16 

What: Father’s Day Car Show 

Where: That.Church Sherwood 

When: 8:30 a.m. 

Join That.Church Sherwood this Sunday morning for a special Father’s Day Car Show. Featuring a full car show and crawfish boil, this Sunday morning service will focus on how to be a father, God’s way. Enjoy a crawfish boil as well. 

 

Sunday, June 16

What: Father’s Day at The Rogue Roundabout 

Where: The Rogue Roundabout (Conway) 

When: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Join The Rogue Roundabout for a special Father’s Day Brunch this Sunday. The usual brunch menu will be available, and the restaurant will be partnering with Good Day Pottery & Art Studio as well as Delaney J.E. Photography for a paint-your-own pottery class and impromptu photos with Dad. 

 

Check out this weekend’s Live Music Lineup HERE 

 

RECURRING EVENTS

 

This Weekend’s National Holiday Roundup: 

Thursday, June 13

  • National Red Rose Day 
  • National Golf Cart Day 
  • National Random Acts of Light Day 
  • National Kitchen Klutzes of America Day 

Friday, June 14

  • National Cucumber Day 
  • National Movie Night 
  • Wear Blue Day 
  • Army Birthday 
  • National Bourbon Day 
  • National Strawberry Shortcake Day 
  • National Flag Day 

Saturday, June 15

  • National Foam Party Day 
  • National Megalodon Day 
  • Nature Photography Day 
  • World Martini Day 

Sunday, June 16

  • Father’s Day 
  • National Fudge Day 
  • National Turkey Lovers Day