Head to central Arkansas for food festivals, book signings, and unbeatable theater in April
As the state’s central hub, Little Rock—and its surrounding metropolitan area, including North Little Rock and Conway—is the most frequent tourist destination for out-of-towners. The area is full of answers for those with questions about Arkansas and its history, such as, Where did the capital city get that funny name? (Answer: See the actual “little rock” near Junction Bridge in Riverfront Park.)
While museums and historical markers offer one dimension of the metro area, you can learn oh-so-much more about central Arkansas by attending some of the many cultural events its residents work so hard to present. As a Little Rock resident, I’m particularly fond of after-hours gallery walks, like Second Friday Art night in downtown Little Rock, and the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre’s monthlong festival celebrating The Bard in June. If you haven’t visited this trio of cities recently, it’s time to circle a date on the calendar and make a trip soon. And if you live here, well, get out and enjoy playing tourist….