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Monday, September 09, 2019 01:28 PM

September event highlights

We aren't kidding when we say there just aren't enough days in the month for all there is do in North Little Rock this September. Check out some of our NLR Convention & Visitors Bureau staff picks, including Yadaloo Music Festival, Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge, Big Dam Bridge 100 and more.

A Streetcar Named Desire rolls through Argenta 

"HEY STELLA!" Tennessee Williams' timeless masterpiece, A Streetcar Named Desire, is coming to Argenta Community Theater Tuesday, September 17, through Saturday, September 22. Featuring a powerhouse of local talent, the production is a raw exploration of family, sensuality, gender roles and survival. The show is part of the three-weekend-long ACANSA Arts Festival of the South, with a special Community Conversation with Dr. Virginia O. Craighill on Wednesday, September 18.



Five little-known facts about The Old Mill

The Old Mill at T. R. Pugh Memorial Park has been in North Little Rock for almost 90 years. Though its most known for being in the opening credits of Gone with the Wind, the park actually has hidden gems from much, much earlier in history. If you've been to the park before, most likely you walked right by and had no idea!


Kaleidoscope LGBTQ+ Film Festival returns

Scheduled for October 31 through November 3, the 5th Annual Kaleidoscope LGBTQ+ Film Festival will feature a stellar lineup of award-winning LGBTQ+ feature and short films. Central Arkansas Pride will have more details soon! Follow the Facebook event for updates.


This month: First Annual Yadaloo Music & Arts Festival

It's finally here: the first annual Yadaloo Music & Arts Festival will be held at North Shore Riverwalk Park in North Little Rock on September 22, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. The family- and dog-friendly festival will feature Texas Country Red Dirt musicians Stoney LaRue, Jason Boland & The Stragglers and William Clark Green. Food trucks, local vendors, dog park and lots of good music right on the river. And the fun doesn't stop there: adults are invited to the official after-party at Reno's Argenta Cafe with live music by Erin Enderlin.


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Where to see fall color in North Little Rock

September 23 is the first day of fall, but in North Little Rock we're already on the lookout for when the green turns gold. Whether you're looking for a place to walk, cycle or just take a scenic drive, here are the best fall views in the city.


This month: Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge

All ages will have fun watching the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge at McCain Mall Friday, September 13, and Saturday, September 14! Wearing "full bunker gear," pairs of competitors race head-to-head as they simulate the physical demands of real-life firefighting.

 Call and mention "Firefighter Combat Challenge" for special rates: 

Hampton Inn McCain - (501) 537-7700

LaQuinta Inn & Suites - (501) 945-0808


October recommendations

For the thirsty: Arkansas Times Craft Beer FestivalFestival of Wines

For the hungry: R&B Cook OffCupcakes for Goodness SakeMasterChef Junior Live

For the thrill-seekers: Haunted Argenta Ghost ToursBallet Arkansas' Sleepy HollowA Night of Horror Shorts with Crush Wine BarNational Theatre Live Frankenstein

For music fans: Lee RockerHeart & Joan JettEric Churchfor King and CountryJazz at The Joint: Steve HerbermanArgenta Acoustic Music Series: Walter Strauss


On our radar: Northern Lights Festival

If they're allowed to start talking about pumpkin spice, surely we can start talking about this year's Northern Lights Festival, coming up November 30. Why now? This annual free, family-friendly, holiday festival is going to be extra special: it will be the grand opening of the new Argenta Plaza in downtown North Little Rock. Lots of fun and holiday cheer is in the works, so go ahead and add it to your calendar while you savor your PSL. 

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Thanks for using the app!

We appreciate all the positive feedback about our new trip planning app, which includes upcoming events, dining and attractions in North Little Rock. Thank you to Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, KTHV Ch. 11 and many others for sharing the good news. Our North Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau staff uses it all the time when we're on-the-go or assisting visitors. The app is free to download, and available for iOS and Android. Let us know what you think!

Verizon Arena lineup


KISS - September 5

Daryl Hall and John Oates - September 26

Paw Patrol Live - September 27 - 29

Heart with Joan Jett - October 1

For King & Country - October 6

Eric Church - October 25

NEW: The Music of Randy Travis Featuring James Dupre - October 26

Casting Crowns, Hillsong Worship, Elevation Worship - Nov. 7

NEW: WWE Holiday Tour - Nov. 29

Sesame Street LIVE - Dec. 10 & Dec. 11

Professional Bull Riders - March 6 & March 7, 2020