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Weekend Events in Little Rock


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 idea what to do this weekend?  Let us help you with your planning.  Our concierge is ready to give you advice on restaurants, attractions and events.

If you book a room for this weekend here are a few things to check out in the area!

ACANSA Arts Festival, Central AR: Wednesday Sept. 16- Sunday Sept. 20.

The festival offers multiple venues on both sides of the Arkansas River in Little Rock and North Little Rock. Artists of all types have helped make this area part of the thriving New South culture—vibrant, cosmopolitan and filled with charm, hospitality and natural beauty.

Hot Springs Blues & BBQ Festival, Oaklawn Infield: Sept. 19 & 20

The Hot Springs Blues & BBQ Festival, presented by Budweiser, will be headlined by the Los Lonely Boys Saturday, Sept. 19 and Keb’ Mo’ Sunday, Sept. 20. The event, hosted jointly by Oaklawn and the Spa City Blues Society, will take place in Oaklawn’s infield and also feature some of the region’s best barbeque.

Little Rock Bacon Fest, AR State Fairgrounds: Saturday Sept. 19

The 2nd Annual Bacon Festival at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds to support the Arkansas State Fair Scholarship Program. Bacon Fest will include a 5K bacon themed run in the morning, live music, professional and amateur bacon themed cooking contests, a bacon eating contest, vendor booths, kids zone and live music.