It's A Vibe

Weekend vibes and cheese sticks.

Weekend Picks

This Weekend Around Little Rock

Staying in town this weekend? There are plenty of fun activities happening. Look at our top choices for things to do around town this weekend.

  • 🪕 Get to Steppin’! Check out the Argenta Vibe Music Series this evening with live music from Arkansauce.

  • 🥂 Soak in the Vibes: SoMa’s newest hot spot, Gi Gi’s Lounge, is hosting a grand opening celebration tonight at 8 PM. Join us for an evening of live music, delicious food, and endless fun.

  • 🎨 An Evening Outdoors: AMFA is hosting Friday on the Lawn this evening. Enjoy a glass of wine and get creative with their available easels.

  • 🎥 IT’S A DINOSAUR! Cals Ron Robinson Theater will be playing Jurassic Park tonight at 7.

  • 🖼️ Support Local: Take a stroll around Pettaway Square for the Night Market at Pettaway this evening.

  • 🌸 SUPER BLOOM! SoMa is closing the street for the mural installation, so expect a weekend-long block party with live music on Saturday and a few DJ sets on Sunday from 1 PM to 6 PM.

  • 💪 STRONG Competition: Have you ever wanted to see someone deadlift a truck? Look no further than the Arkansas Strongest 2024 competition, happening this Saturday at the Little Rock Fairgrounds.

  • ☀️ Sunday Funday: Bring the family to Rusty Tractor Vineyards for Sunday Funday at the Vineyard.

  • 🛶 Roll on the River: Rent a kayak and explore the Arkansas River with Rocktown River Outfitters.

Now it’s time to go enjoy your weekend! 🎉 


Food Truck Friday: Shorty Small’s

Shorty Small’s

Little Rock area has no shortage of good food. We're excited to highlight a food truck each Friday with the hope that you'll go check them out. Our first Food Truck Friday features a Little Rock favorite, Shorty Small’s.

  • 🍔 A Great Return: After 45 years in Little Rock, this well-loved restaurant closed its doors to its brick-and-mortar location but made a comeback as a food truck last year, delighting fans across the city.

  • 🧀 Cheese Stick Legends: Their food truck menu features cheese sticks, a crowd favorite, along with delicious burgers and tasty catfish.

Hungry yet? Follow Shorty Small’s and find their Food Truck parked at The Filling Station in North Little Rock.

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Summer Fun

“Back Up, Terry!”


From Lakes to Rivers, this guide has all of the hottest places within an hour of Little Rock to enjoy this year’s Independence Day celebration.

  • 🎆 It’s Poppin! You will not want to miss the 40th Annual Pops on the River in Downtown Little Rock on July 4th. Festivities will commence at 5 PM with food trucks, children's activities, and live music. The fireworks display will take place at 9:15 PM, along with a performance from the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.

  • 🎇 Bring Your Stars & Stripes: Head to Searcy for the Beats & Eats Fourth Annual United We Stand Festival, starting at 6 PM. Enjoy live music, food trucks, a Fun Zone, and a spectacular fireworks show.

Check out our 2024 Fourth of July Fireworks Guide for seven other fireworks displays happening around Central Arkansas next week, all within an hour of Little Rock.

Sports & Outdoors

A Destination for Mountain Biking Enthusiasts

Benton Parks & Recreation

The Benton Mountain Bike Park recently opened is the place to go for those thrill-seeking cyclists.

  • 🚵 There are almost 4 miles of trails for all levels of riders. Beginners can enjoy the easy Multi-use Perimeter Trail and a Skills Course. For more of a thrill, there's a Downhill Trail with twists and drops and a Dual Slalom Course for racing.

  • 🚵‍♀️ These trails were designed with all skills in mind by Progressive Trail Design from Fayetteville, AR.

What are you waiting for? Gather your buddies and go check out the Benton Bike Park this weekend!

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  • 🥐 Making their way downtown: The Croissanterie is expanding and opening a location downtown in the Little Rock Technology Park in mid-July.

  • 🍦 YUM! There’s a new ice cream place in town! Scoops, which has been a Hot Springs favorite for almost 20 years, has expanded to Little Rock.

  • 🐶 💓 Fur the Dogs: Check out our guide to find the best dog-friendly patio spots in Little Rock to enjoy this weekend.

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