Stay “in the know” about all the great events going on around Arkansas. AY’s Publisher, Heather Baker, will tell you what the hot spots are this weekend.

Sunday, June 02 – Saturday, June 15

What: Hot Springs Music Festival

Where: See Schedule for Venues

When: See Schedule for showtimes

Season 24 of the Hot Springs Music Festival concludes this weekend! This event features the music of Rachmaninoff, Dvorak, Berlioz, Saint-Saens and Sibelius. Rehearsals are open to attend and the concerts are nightly! Tickets costs $15 for chamber concerts, $20 for orchestra concerts and student tickets for all concerts are $5.Visit to see the festival’s full schedule


Thursday, June 13-Saturday, June 15

What: Hunt for WOW

Where: Pleasant Ridge Town Center

When: 10 am-8pm

On June 13-15, Pleasant Ridge Town Center will host “The Hunt for WOW,” a scavenger hunt and raffle promotion event. This three-day event will be taking place throughout the shopping center, which is located in West Little Rock, during regular hours (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.) The event is a partnership with Women’s Own Worth (W.O.W.), an organization that is dedicated to empowering women and families who have experienced domestic violence and trauma.


Thursday Jun 13 & Friday, June 14 – Sunday, June 16

What: Arkansas Travelers vs Corpus Christi Hooks & the Midland RockHounds

Where: Dickey-Stephens Park

When: 7:10 p.m.

The Arkansas Travelers are playing the Corpus Christi Hooks this week for a three game series, followed by another three game series against the Midland RockHounds on Friday! Special nights for these series include Zoosday Tuesday, College Night, Diamantes Night, Girl Scout Night, Kids Run the Bases and more! Ticket prices start at $6. Get your tickets here.


Thursday, June 13

What: Pulaski County Food Truck Thursday!

Where: 201 S Broadway St, Little Rock, AR 72201

When: 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Pulaski County Food Truck Thursday is this week with a variety of food trucks to serve any taste! Food trucks scheduled for this event include: Sandra Rose Kitchen, Pinches Tacos, Mr. Keith’s Kettle Corn, Tren Al Sur, Philly Phresh Water Ice, Los elotes Mexican Street Corn and Jefferson’s Mobile Grilling.


Thursday, June 13

What: Tree of Life

Where: Argenta Bead Company

When: 2 p.m.

Argenta Bead Company is hosting the Tree of Life event this Thursday. Come by for a fun, beading afternoon where guests will learn how to wire wrap. Registration is $25 plus the cost for materials including: stone chip beads, your metal choice of 20 gauge wire and (optionally) your metal choice of 22 gauge wire. Participants must be at least 14 years old. Register here.


Friday, June 14 – Saturday, June 15

What: River Cities Dragon Boat Festival

Where: Lake Willastein Park

When: Friday- 6 p.m., Saturday- 9 a.m.

The River Cities Dragon Boat Festival is this weekend at Lake Willastein Park in Maumelle. This event will have teams compete for the champion title. Friday night will be the Kick Off Festival where teams will practice on the water. The night will also include a tailgate that will feature dancing, music and food trucks. The race starts Saturday morning with another round of food trucks as well as a kids’ area and entertainment. This festival will benefit the Children’s Protection Center in Pulaski County.


Saturday, June 15

What: Breakfast with the Animals – Rhinos

Where: Little Rock Zoo

When: 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Head over to Cafe Africa at the Little Rock Zoo this Saturday morning for Breakfast with the Rhinos! Guests will have the opportunity to join in conversations with keeper chats and get to be close to the zoo’s beloved rhinos. Don’t forget your camera to capture this up-close experience. Ticket prices range from $20 – $40. Get your tickets here.


Saturday, June 15

What: Companion Planting Your Way to a Better Garden

Where: St. Joseph Center of Arkansas

When: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Learn how about companion planting at St. Joseph Center of Arkansas this Saturday! The class will discuss topics like living mulches, beneficial and non-beneficial plant pairings, pest repellent plants and what benefits different plants can have in your garden. Tickets for the class are $5. Get your tickets here.


Saturday, June 15

What: Dads & Donuts Event

Where: The Painted Pig Studio

When: 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

The Painted Pig is hosting Dads & Donuts this Saturday for a morning of painting and quality time with family. The event will have attendees painting donut banks and mugs to paint together as well as all you can eat donuts, fruit, coffee and juice. Registration for this event costs $40 for one dad and one child and $18 extra for every additional child. Register here.


Saturday, June 15

What: 2019 East Village Jam

Where: Clinton Presidential Center

When: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Head over to the Clinton Presidential Center lawns this Saturday for the 2nd annual East Village Jam presented by Riceland Foods. The event will have a music lineup that includes The Cons of Formant, Dazz & Brie and Dial Up. Rock Brick Oven Pizza, Just N Case, Roll It Ice Cream, Adobo To Go, Riceland Mobile Cafe and Count Porkula Food trucks will be stationed at the event as well as craft beer and spirits from Rebel Kettle! Tickets are $5 at the gate and children under 5 years old can enter for free.


Saturday, June 15

What: Crowder & Tauren Wells

Where: Magic Springs Theme and Water Park

When: 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Arkansas native David Crowder is performing at the Timberwood Amphitheater in Magic Springs this Saturday! Tauren Wells will start the show at 7 p.m. following Crowder at 8 p.m. Admission is free with park admission or season pass. Gates to the venue open at 6 p.m. Get your tickets here.


Saturday, June 15

What: Eyes are the Windows

Where: The Bernice Garden

When: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Bernice Garden is being transformed into an art gallery this Saturday for the Eyes are the Windows project. This event will have local artists bring new life into old windows with all pieces available for purchase. Musical guest MarQuis Hunt will perform and El Sur Street Food Co. will be at the event offering guests food.


Saturday, June 15

What: Strange New Worlds: Or, Is Earth Special; with Phil Plait

Where: CALS Ron Robinson Theater

When: 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Writer and blogger Phil Plait is hosting an evening of science as he discusses the question “Is our world truly special?” He will look at and compare other worlds to ours to determine how similar a planet has to be to Earth to be like the blue-green planet. The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and is first come first serve.


Sunday, June 16

What: 1st Annual Father’s Day Fest!

Where: MacArthur Park in Downtown Little Rock

When: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

The first annual Father’s Day Fest is this Sunday at MacArthur Park. Come by from 1-6 p.m. for food trucks, craft beer and live music. Admission is $10 (plus fees) and includes a collectible cup and one entry. Designated drivers get in for at the gate $5. This family friendly event is hosted by Arkansas Brewers Guild with their efforts to support the MacArthur Park Group. Get your tickets here.

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