Weekend Planner: Little Rocktoberfest, Little Rock Nine 60th Anniversary, ACANSA Events and More

This weekend there are two big events in central Arkansas. The first is the ACANSA Arts Festival. ACANSA’s mission is to encourage and increase participation in visual and performing arts, promote the cultural vitality of the south, and generate opportunities for local commerce in Little Rock, North Little Rock and throughout central Arkansas. The second…

Spa-Con Returns to Hot Springs

Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Spa-Con, an entertainment and comics convention, is a chance to meet comic artists, cosplayers and special celebrity guests. The colorful convention takes place Sept. 22-24 in Hot Springs and “will feature celebrity guest appearances by Barb, Laura and Audrey,” said Bill Solleder of Visit Hot…

Reflections of Progress

Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Integration of Little Rock Central High School Katherine Stewart, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism This September marks 60 years since nine brave young black students began the fight to uphold the US Supreme Court’s ruling in Brown v. Board of Ed. that segregation in public schools is…

Beat the Back-to-School Blues with These Family Festivals

Katherine Stewart, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Four popular family events are celebrating milestone anniversaries this September, which means you’ve got a month of cooling temperatures and great outdoor fun to look forward to. On September 16, relative newcomer Legends of Arkansas will celebrate its 5th anniversary with a day full of music and activities…