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Big Jingle Jubilee Holiday Parade

November 23rd, 2015 by Sharon Welch-Blair

          Break out your festive attire, get out your calendars and get into the holiday spirit; the 27th-Annual Big Jingle Jubilee Holiday Parade, sponsored by the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau (LRCVB), will march through Little Rock on Saturday, December 5, 2015. Serving as this year’s Grand Marshal is former […]

8th Annual Celebration of Lights

November 18th, 2015 by Sharon Welch-Blair

Start (or finish) your holiday shopping at The Promenade’s 8th Annual Celebration of Lights.  Bask in the merry music and bright lights during the Promenade’s Celebration of Lights Saturday, Nov. 28 while enjoying FREE photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, musical entertainment and a special tree lighting ceremony.  Take pictures with princess and elf cutouts, […]

Coca-Cola Exhibit Comes to the Clinton Library

November 13th, 2015 by Sharon Welch-Blair

The Clinton Presidential Center will celebrate the art and history of the Coca-Cola Bottle’s 100-year anniversary during its upcoming temporary exhibit, Coca-Cola: An American Original. Opening on November 7, 2015, the exhibit is divided into two sections and will occupy both the Garden View room, located on the first floor, and the Temporary Gallery, located […]

Traditional Holiday High Tea

November 10th, 2015 by Sharon Welch-Blair

Join The Empress of Little Rock on Sunday, December 6th for the first annual Holiday  High Tea and Tour of the Hornibrook Mansion. Start  your holiday season in the elegant “Quapaw Quarter” with a tour of the beautiful and elegant “Hornibrook Mansion” now known as The Empress of Little Rock Bed and Breakfast, in the Quapaw Quarter section […]

Empress Haunting Makes Local News

October 26th, 2015 by Sharon Welch-Blair

Hauntings pull tourists to state in slow October Among ghosts’ hangouts, Crescent Hotel most-famed By Claire Williams Posted: October 25, 2015 at 2:21 a.m. By Stephen B. Thornton The owners of Empress of Little Rock at 2120 S. Louisiana St. don’t advertise the bed and breakfast as being haunted. But proprietor Sharon Welch-Blair says people […]

Fall Day Trips from the Empress

October 23rd, 2015 by Sharon Welch-Blair

The Empress of Little Rock is perfectly situated for day trips around central Arkansas, where autumn beauty abounds. Take a drive to Hot Springs: Have lunch at any of the fine restaurants on Central Avenue.   Spend the afternoon shopping, antiquing or find your way to the Observation Tower to watch the leaves turn. Finish it all off […]

Big Boo!-seum Bash comes to Little Rock

October 19th, 2015 by Sharon Welch-Blair

The Empress of Little Rock loves its downtown location because of easy access to such fun events as the Big Boo!-seum Bash!  Remember that children over 6 are welcome to stay at The Empress! Be sure to wear your costumes to the Big Boo!-seum Bash! • Trick-or-treating • Fun and games • Safe and accessible […]

Biketoberfest 2015

October 12th, 2015 by Sharon Welch-Blair

Did you know that Little Rock was lauded by Bicycling Magazine as one of America’s top 50 bike-friendly cities? Among the features noted are the world’s longest pedestrian only bridge (the Big Dam Bridge) and the Junction Bridge  in downtown Little Rock, the Two Rivers Bridge in west Little Rock, the new mountain bike trails at […]

Discover Little Rock Walking Tour

October 7th, 2015 by Sharon Welch-Blair

The Empress is proud to be a part of downtown Little Rock.  The city’s urban center is filled with exciting attractions, fun events, amazing restaurants and beautiful scenery.  So we are so glad that the Downtown Partnership is taking the opportunity to share their intimate knowledge of the area with locals and visitors alike in […]

Main Street Food Truck Festival

September 29th, 2015 by Sharon Welch-Blair

This Saturday, Oct. 3, the Main Street Food Truck Festival comes to Little Rock’s downtown area. Boasting free admission and blocks of buskers, arts and crafts (and not to mention food!), this year’s festival will host a record-breaking 48 food trucks and 18 vendors. The yearly success of the Main Street Food Truck Festival has […]