The 2017 Chili Fights in the Heights sponsored by the Heights Neighborhood Association and Heights Business Association
kicks off at noon on Saturday and runs until 7 p.m. Chili Fights in the Heights is a family-friendly event with the hope of bringing the community together, showing off this unique area of town and generating a charitable donation for the Arkansas Foodbank Network. Cooking begins at 1 p.m. and beer and wine sales start at 2 p.m. The official chili tasting and booth voting starts at 4 p.m. Enjoy this crisp fall weekend with the best chili in Little rock! The event takes place at 5501 Kavanaugh Boulevard. Check their website for more information.
The 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be at the Clinton Presidential Center, 1200 President Clinton Ave. in Little Rock from 9 a.m. to noon. Hosted by Alzheimer’s Association, Arkansas Chapter, this walk is a part of the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide and 5 locations in our region, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. For volunteer information and how to make a donation go to their website.
Pine Bluff is home to Mr. Mac’s Battle of the Bands and Reunion Fest from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Pine Bluff Convention Center, One Convention Center Plaza. See some of the best dance teams in the South compete. Teams include the Southern Shimmerettes of Pine Bluff, Fearless Dance Company from Dallas and Divas of Dance, Lake Charles, Louisiana with a special performance from Pine Bluff’s Kappa League! Tickets are $5 in advance, $10 at door and $15 for VIP.
If you’re in the mood for some shopping this weekend the 2017 Holiday Shopping Spectacular will have over 80+ vendors in attendance at the Little Rock River Market, 400 President Clinton Ave. From 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. you can browse women’s and children’s boutiques, handcrafted home decor, jewelry, local eateries, beauty care and more. Shop for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas all in one location. Admission is free.
Downtown Little Rock Partnership is hosting the first Landlubbers Holiday Boat Float on Main. It’s a holiday parade with a twist – boat lovers are encouraged to join in on the first “boat float” down Main Street. Canoes, pontoons, speed boats and all other boats are welcome as long as they’re decorated with a little good cheer and pulled by a licensed driver. No boat? No worries, just join the fun along the parade route. The parade starts at 6 p.m. at the corner of 7th and Center Streets. The route runs east on 7th Street and turns north onto Main Street and will travel four blocks on Main Street, ending at the intersection of Main and 3rd. Following the parade everyone is welcome to stay for a free Yacht Rock Block Party in the 500 block of Main Street. Loblolly Creamery will be serving hot chocolate and beer and wine will also be available. Santa himself may just stop by! The party will run until 9 p.m.
Grab your pumpkins and head to Hillcrest in Little Rock for the annual Hillcrest Pumpkin Roll. Cost is $10 and $20 max for all children in a family. Proceeds benefit the Camp Aldersgate Foundation. The event is free for spectators and lawn chairs are welcome. The event lasts from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and the meeting point is Midland Street and Hill Road. Roll your pumpkin down Hill Road for an epic mess and a great time! There will be prizes for top distance rollers in adult and children flights.
Discover Columbus’ ships the Niña and the Pinta. The Columbus Foundation is bringing replicas of Columbus’ ships to dock in Little Rock for tours. The Niña replica was built completely by hand and without the use of power tools. It is the most historically accurate replica of a Columbus Ship ever built. The ships will be docked at Julius Breckling Riverfront Park, Ottenheimer Plaza in Little Rock until their departure early Wednesday morning November 8th. Tours are daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $6 for students ages five t0 16 and children four and under are free. Get more information on aymag.com.