Happenings in North Little Rock, Arkansas
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Written by North Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau   
Monday, July 01, 2019 11:30 AM

Fourth of July in North Little Rock

Fourth of July weekend in North Little Rock doesn't get much more American than this: fried catfish, cold beer, fireworks, softball, ice cream and peaches. Better come hungry!

North Little Rock open for tourists

After the Arkansas River flooded at the end of May, the City of North Little Rock, especially its Parks & Recreation Department, rolled up its sleeves and got to work making North Little Rock's riverfront area safe and accessible for visitors. If you're visiting, you may see some areas still temporarily closed, particularly on the riverfront; however, most of the city was not affected or has already been cleaned up. So come see us!

 (Speaking of which...we're happy to say that the Downtown Riverside RV Park will be open again July 1.)

Doggy-bag for here, please!

Summer is officially here and we're ready to hit the patios with our pups. Here is a convenient list of dog-friendly restaurants located throughout North Little Rock, including Flyway Brewing in the downtown Argenta Arts District, Morningside Bagels on Maumelle Boulevard, Original ScoopDog on JFK Boulevard and Wink's Dairy Bar on East Washington Avenue.

Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge coming to North Little Rock

The Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge is coming to North Little Rock September 13 - September 14 at McCain Mall! The two-day event will bring people from all over Arkansas and surrounding states to watch as professional firefighters compete against each other for a spot in the 2019 National Combat Challenge. 

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Call the host hotels and mention "Firefighter Combat Challenge" for special rates: 

Hampton Inn McCain - (501) 537-7700
LaQuinta Inn & Suites - (501) 945-0808

The Old Mill inducted into TripAdvisor Hall of Fame

After five consecutive years of receiving the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, The Old Mill at T. R. Pugh Memorial Park in North Little Rock has been entered into the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame. The Certificate of Excellence is annually given to the top 10 percent of businesses on TripAdvisor for great service and hospitality. The Old Mill has received almost 500 reviews on TripAdvisor. Thank you to our visitors for consistently sharing their experiences on TripAdvisor, and to the North Little Rock Parks & Recreation Department and Master Gardeners for their hard work maintaining the park!

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ACANSA Arts Festival of the South announces 2019 lineup

Now in its sixth year, ACANSA Arts Festival just keeps getting bigger and better, bringing top-level talent to North Little Rock. The week-long festival will now span three weekends September 13 - September 29. The festival's 2019 lineup includes everything from swing and strings to stand-up and the silver screen.


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"Stay Well" with Wyndham Riverfront

 Travelers struggling with allergies or sleepless nights will appreciate a new option for staying in downtown North Little Rock. Wyndham Riverfront in North Little Rock is one of the first Wyndham properties nationwide to offer new "Stay Well" rooms. The eight rooms include an air purification system, optional aromatherapy, circadian mood lighting, special mattresses for extra support and comfort and a dawn simulator. Pair with a 30-minute chair massage at PHD Day Spa and energizing shake from Argenta Nutrition in the Argenta Arts District to start your day. 

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Dreaming big for Argenta Arts District

If you've driven downtown lately, you can see the construction frenzy occurring between 5th Street and Bishop Lindsey Avenue. But the vision doesn't stop there. "North Little Rock - especially the Argenta district in the city's historic downtown - is today the belle of the economic development ball in Central Arkansas, if not the entire state," writes Dwain Hebda in the latest edition of Block, Street & Building.