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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 […]

Race for the Cure

September 28th, 2015 by Sharon Welch-Blair

Have you reserved your room for Race for the Cure weekend yet? Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series is the world’s largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer ever created. Every October,  thousands gather in downtown Little Rock for the Arkansas Race for the Cure. Together, we honor those […]

Locally Labeled~A Celebration of Local Beverage Makers

September 26th, 2015 by Sharon Welch-Blair

On Oct 15 from 5:30-7:30 p.m, an exciting event will take place in Little Rock.  Join local breweries Stone’s Throw, Diamond Bear, Lost Forty, Vino’s Brewpub, Damgoode Brewhouse, and Blue Canoe Brewing Co. along with wineries BoBrook Farms and An Enchanting Evening for a night celebrating local beverage makers.  All of the listed businesses will […]

Weekend Events in Little Rock

September 15th, 2015 by Sharon Welch-Blair

  There are always events happening in Central Arkansas, and the Empress still has rooms available for this weekend!  Located in the heart of Arkansas’s capitol city, the Empress of Little Rock is a AAA 4-Diamond establishment with historic charm.  Join us for the weekend and see all that Little Rock has to offer.  No […]

Main Street Food Truck Festival

September 14th, 2015 by Sharon Welch-Blair

      The Downtown Little Rock Partnership will present the Main Street Food Truck Festival in the fall of 2015. The festival, started by DLRP and the Main Street Revitalization Committee to help bring people back to Main Street, as ideas for a major renaissance on Main Street were starting to gel. Was it just […]

6 Bridges Regatta

September 8th, 2015 by Sharon Welch-Blair

  The second annual Six Bridges Regatta (6BR) will be held on Saturday, September 19. Rowers from across the South will compete in a full day of sprints and races on the Arkansas River. Participants will launch at the Arkansas Boathouse Club in North Little Rock and row west to the start line near Big […]

Razorback Nation River Market Takeover

September 3rd, 2015 by Sharon Welch-Blair

  The Empress of Little Rock is excited that the Razorbacks are bringing football back to Little Rock!  Do you know what else we are excited about?  Movies in the Park returns to downtown Little Rock as part of a special “Razorback Nation River Market Takeover” event the night before the Arkansas Razorbacks host Toledo […]

Kelly Clarkson and Pentatonix at Verizon Arena

August 31st, 2015 by Sharon Welch-Blair

The Empress is so excited to be within 5 minutes of Kelly Clarkson’s big performance at Verizon Arena this Thursday, September 3, 2015! Kelly kicked off her U.S. promotion with a profile on CBS Sunday Morning, followed by a performance and skit on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Critics have been raving about her […]