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 today’s episode below.

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Thursday, June 20 

What: SINGO in the Yard 

Where: The Rail Yard (Little Rock)

When: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 

Head out to The Rail Yard this Thursday evening and every Thursday evening after for fun times and good music. Grab a beverage and a SINGO card, and work to get a SINGO by marking the songs and artists you have on your card. Just like regular bingo but cooler, this game will allow for the coveted prizes of gift cards. The Rail Yard recommends the following pro tip: use your winning gift card the same night to reduce your tab. 

 

Thursday, June 20

What: Sullivan’s Bourbon & Barbecue Dinner 

Where: Sullivan’s Steakhouse (Little Rock)

When: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. 

West Little Rock’s Sullivan’s Steakhouse will host its Bourbon & Barbecue Dinner this Thursday evening. Ticket-holding guests can enjoy a four-course menu of barbecue-inspired dishes, with each course paired with a hand-crafted bourbon cocktail. The menu will include barbecue-glazed salmon, bourbon barbecue ribeye cap and bourbon cake for dessert. 

 

Thursday, June 20

What: Comedy Hour 

Where: The Joint Comedy Theater (Argenta/North Little Rock) 

When: 8 p.m. – 9 p.m. 

The Joint Comedy Theater will host a fast-paced Comedy Hour this Thursday evening. Featuring six local comics, including Red, Zach Slomers, Adam Hogg, JP Ford, Scott Keith and Tina Townes, tickets are $7. Each set will be 10 minutes long. 

 

Thursday, June 20 

What: Official Ribbon Cutting for Rowdy Hog Pickleball 

Where: Outlets of Little Rock

When: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. 

In celebration of the Longest Day of the Year, Rowdy Hog Pickleball will be hosting its Official Ribbon-Cutting event this Thursday. This event, which partners with the Alzheimer’s Association, benefits the nonprofit, with proceeds going toward the Association’s goal of raising awareness. Three money ball tournaments will take place, including Seniors (60+), Women’s Open and Men’s Intermediate. 


Thursday, June 20 – Friday, June 21 

What: 2024 Summer Discovery Camps – Week Two Close Out 

Where: Museum of Discovery (Little Rock)

When: Several times 

This Thursday and Friday will mark the Museum of Discovery’s 2024 Summer Discovery Camps. Serving kids ages 6 to 12, there are a variety of weeklong themed camps to choose from. Campers will be encouraged to choose different themes each week, and campers are limited to no more than four weeks in a summer. Check the availability of camps online. 

 

Thursday, June 20 – Saturday, June 22 

What: Rose Bud Summerfest 2024 

Where: Rose Bud School District 

When: Begins Thursday at 5 p.m. and ends Saturday at 10 p.m. 

This year’s Rose Bud School District’s three-day Summerfest will take place this weekend. As a highly anticipated event, visitors will be able to enjoy craft vendors, delicious food trucks, a carnival, autocross racing, a car show, a monster truck show, daily concerts and the Annual Jonathan Hussman Memorial Fireworks display, which will take place on Saturday evening. 

 

Thursday, June 20 – Sunday, June 23

What: Opening Weekend of “Pride &  Prejudice” 

Where: The Rep (Little Rock)

When: Various Showtimes

The Rep kicked off its 2024 SummerStage Season this Tuesday with the opening night of Pride & Prejudice. This production, starring Will Adams as Mr. Darcy and Madeleine Barker as Lizzy Bennet, is a must-see and will be shown through June 30. The entire SummerStage Season is sponsored by Bank OZK, and many more performances will take place. 

 

Thursday, June 20  – Sunday, June 23 

What: Arkansas Travelers V. Wichita Wind Surge 

Where: Dickey-Stephens Park (North Little Rock) 

When: Thursday: 6:35 p.m., Friday: 7:05 p.m., Saturday: 6:05 p.m., Sunday: 1:35 p.m. 

Head out to Dickey-Stephens Park this weekend to watch the Arkansas Travelers take on the Wichita Wind Surge. On Thursday evening, the Travelers will take the field as Diamantes de Arkansas as a salute to Hispanic Heritage, and $3 Beer Garden Tickets will be available for purchase. Friday will close out with Fireworks, Saturday will mark a Salute to Seattle and Jersey Auction, a Jonatan Clase Bobblehead Giveaway and the opportunity for kids to run the bases. Sunday is family day, and kids will be able to join the Travs on the field for a baseball clinic beginning at noon. 

 

Friday, June 21 

What: Third Friday Art Walk 

Where: Argenta Arts District (North Little Rock)

When: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. 

Take a stroll through Argenta this Friday evening for the Third Friday Art Walk. View sites down Main Street and view art at many Argenta venues showcasing original art from local and regional artists. Enjoy a glass of wine and snacks as you visit each location, and stay for dinner at one of the area’s local restaurants afterward. 

 

Friday, June 21

What: Beginner Fishing Course: Backyard Bass 

Where: Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center (Little Rock)

When: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Head out to the Witt Stephens Jr. Nature Center this Friday to learn more about the different types of fish that call Arkansas waterways home. As this Friday’s course focuses on Bass, guests of all ages can learn everything about the species, including how bass eat and how to catch them. All skill levels are welcome, and visitors may get hands-on experience with a casting game. 

 

Friday, June 21 – Saturday, June 22 

What: 64th Annual Poultry Festival

Where: Several locations around Rogers 

When: Begins Friday at 8 a.m. 

The 2024 Poultry Festival will take place across two days in Rogers. Brought to the area by The Poultry Federation, the festival offers a variety of activities great for networking, team building and socializing. Events include a golf tournament, a trap shoot tournament, a bass tournament, a scholarship auction, an industry awards ceremony, an all-member cooking competition, the Arkansas 4-H cooking competition, the festival concert and more. To see the full schedule of events, visit armoneyandpolitics.com. 

 

Friday, June 21 – Saturday, June 22 

What: “The Wizards of Odd” 

Where: The Joint Comedy Theater (Argenta/North Little Rock) 

When: 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. 

Head out to The Joint this Friday or Saturday night to enjoy “The Wizards of Odd,” which will be performed by the venue’s resident professional comedy company, The Main Thing. This show will feature the oddest of all in songs, sketches and commercial parodies relevant to Arkansas fans. 

 

Saturday, June 22

What: The longest Day Event: Holistic Health Fair 

Where: Riverfront Park (Little Rock) 

When: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

In celebration of the Summer Solstice, Power Body Soul will be hosting its fundraiser, A Holistic Health Fair, this Saturday to help in the fight against Alzheimer’s. As a celebration related to all things holistic health and well-being, visitors can immerse themselves in a journey of self-discovery through a series of rejuvenating activities. They can learn from holistic health practitioners and instructors, shop vendors, receive a health screening and enjoy food. 

 

Saturday, June 22 

What: Brunchfest 2024 

Where: The Hall (Little Rock) 

When: 11 a.m. 

BrunchFest 2024 will take place this Saturday at The Hall. Start your day off right by enjoying brunch items from up to 30 of Little Rock’s most favored restaurants. Mingle with up to 600 other brunch lovers and enjoy live entertainment. All proceeds will go toward raising funds for Centers for Youth and Families, which focuses on providing for children and families throughout the state. 

 

Saturday, June 22 

What: New Wave Dance Party Benefit

Where: Vino’s Brew Pub (Little Rock) 

When: 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. 

Retro Moderne will host its all-ages New Wave Dance Party this Saturday evening to help out the Kensett & Judsonia Arkansas Animal Shelters. The Kensett * Judsonia Animal Shelters are in need of supplies and facility upgrades in order to properly care for animals in need. Tickets are $10, and every guest gets to dance the night away to the best of classic and modern New Wave tracks. 

 

Saturday, June 22 

What: Junior Ranger Days – Juneteenth and National Pollinator Week 

Where: Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site 

When: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Junior Ranger Days, free and open to the public, will take place on select Saturdays throughout this summer. This Saturday’s class will be focused on learning about and celebrating Juneteenth, as well as learning from the CALS McMath Branch about National Pollinator Week. The Park Rangers will teach a special lesson focused on Juneteenth, free crafts and activities will also take place. 

 

Saturday, June 22 

What: 5th Annual Espresso Run/Ride 

Where: Old Pine Coffee Roasters (Fayetteville)

When: 7 a.m. 

Join Old Pine Coffee Roasters for its annual Espresso Run/Ride this Saturday morning. Starting at Old Pine, this 8-ish mile ride will be point-to-point via the Razorback Greenway and will take racers through the city’s most loved coffee shops, including Onyx Coffee Lab, Doomsday Coffee & Roasters, Jammin Java and Arsaga’s Mill District. 

 

Saturday, June 22 

What: Ribeyes on the River Steak Cookoff 

Where: North Little Rock Riverside RV Park

When: 10 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. 

Are you the king of steak in your neighborhood? Do you have the best backyard chef skills among your friends? This weekend, show off your culinary skills at Ribeyes on the River Steak Cookoff, which is a SCA-sanctioned event. Compete for cash, trophies and prizes, or visit to enjoy some of the best eats in the area. 

 

Saturday, June 22 

What: Mrs. Arkansas America Pageant

Where: Hot Springs Convention Center

When: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. 

This Saturday marks the Mrs. Arkansas America Pageant, which consists of one pageant evening with three winners crowned. All three crowned winners will compete this August in Vegas for the National Crown. Tickets can be purchased at mrsarkansas.org. 

 

Saturday, June 22 

What: A Night with Moses Moody

Where: Clinton Library and Museum (Little Rock) 

When: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. 

Moses Moody will tip off his Motivate One Summer Series in Arkansas this Saturday evening. KLUTCH Sports Group Founder and CEO Rich Paul will join Moses for a fireside chat discussing Paul’s book “Lucky Me” and Moses’ Poems. The duo will also discuss the shared basketball narrative and personal stories from their journeys through the NBA from a player and management perspective. 

 

Sunday, June 23 

What: Arkansas Graveler Bike Tour Begins 

Where: Fayetteville to Jonesboro 

When: 8 a.m. 

The Arkansas Graveler Bike Tour will begin this Sunday morning, the first day of six consecutive days allowing bike riders to explore the Natural State. As a gravel ride, this tour will take riders through Arkansas’ most rural roads and allow for an exploration of the senses, celebrating nature’s treasures and immersion into the heart of Arkansas culture. 

 

Sunday, June 23

What: Culturicity: The Inaugural Festival 

Where: Little Rock Central High National Historic Site 

When: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. 

From the College of Aspiring Artists, The Robert Say McIntosh Foundation and others, the inaugural Cultricity will take place this Sunday. This event will focus on food, family, faith, activism and awards. 

 

Sunday, June 23 

What: Butterfly Walk & Talk 

What: Botanical Garden of the Ozarks (Fayetteville)

When: 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

Kitty Sanders and Laura Stilwell will host a butterfly presentation and walk in the garden this Sunday afternoon. With half the class being indoors and half outdoors, this will focus on the art of butterfly gardening, which helps to improve the environment. 

 

RECURRING EVENTS

 

This Weekend’s National Holiday Roundup: 

Thursday, June 20 

  • First Day of Summer (longest day of the year) 
  • National Hike with a Geek Day 
  • National Ice Cream Soda Day 
  • National Vanilla Milkshake Day 

Friday, June 21 

  • National Wagyu Day 
  • National Smoothie Day 
  • National Arizona Day 
  • National Day of the Gong 
  • National Take Your Dog to Work Day 
  • National Selfie Day 
  • Go Skateboarding Day 
  • National Daylight Appreciation Day 
  • National Peaches ‘n’ Cream Day 

Saturday, June 22 

  • International Being You Day 
  • National Kissing Day 
  • Summersgiving 
  • National HVAC Tech Day 
  • National Onion Rings Day 
  • National Chocolate Eclair Day 

Sunday, June 23 

  • National Detroit-Style Pizza Day 
  • National Hydration Day 
  • National Pecan Sandies Day 
  • National Pink Day 

 

Feature Photo: Arkansas Poultry Festival
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