Weekend Plans: Top 5 Things to Do in Little Rock


The Little Rock Zoo is going green this Saturday at Lions, Lemurs & Leprechauns! Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with lots of fun events. There will be lemur yoga, free flighted-bird shows, animal birthday parties, a leprechaun themed scavenger hunt and more. For more information go to the LittleRockZoo.com.

Head to the Heifer International campus for a celebration of urban and rural farming at Alpacapalooza. There will be local food trucks, artisanal food and goods, crafts for all ages and, of course, alpacas! Learn about their work while you shop, play and eat. Admission is free and open to the public. The campus is at 1 World Avenue in Little Rock and festivities are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Wear your green and go downtown for a day full of Irish fun at the 19th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Little Rock. Experience marching bagpipe bands, Irish music and songs, Irish step dancing, Irish wolfhounds, clowns, decorated floats, international cultural groups, antique cars – and Saint Patrick! Good parade viewing points are the Argenta Arts District, the Little Rock River Market, and the Third Street Merchants Association. The parade runs from 1 to 3 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday

Seen by millions across the globe, the worldwide smash hit Dirty Dancing tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs from the movie: “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.” Showtimes ares Saturday at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday at Robinson Center, 426 West Markham St. in Little Rock.

The 2018 Arkansas Big Bass Shootout & Expo is a spring boat and tackle show featuring a live bass tournament, kids catch and release pond, crafts, photo booth and over 75,000 sq. ft. of boats and tackle. It starts at 9 a.m. both days and is held at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds. Admission is $10 for adults, kids 12 and under are free. For more information go to bigbassshootout.com.

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