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Apollo 50th Anniversary

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with special exhibits, activities and programming in the Oaklawn Foundation Digital Dome Theater at Mid-America Science Museum in Hot Springs.

Movies in the Park


On Wednesdays, when the sun goes down, the big screen lights up at First Security Amphitheatre in Riverfront Park. Bring a blanket and a picnic for this family-friendly free movie series. Check out the 2019 lineup:  

6/5: “Thor: Ragnarok”
6/12: “How To Train Your Dragon 3”
6/19: “Dumb and Dumber”
6/26: “Apollo 13”

7/3: “The Greatest Showman”
7/10: “The Sandlot”
7/17: “Dodgeball”
7/24: “Jumanji”
7/31: “The Help”

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June 2-15 

Hot Springs Music Festival

Enjoy the sounds of more than 100 international musicians coming together June 2-15 during this celebrated music festival in the Spa City. The festival pairs world-class mentor musicians from major orchestras, chamber ensembles and conservatory faculties with especially talented pre-professional apprentices.


June 8 

Kidstock Family Music Festival

Central Arkansas Library System kicks off its annual summer reading club with this family-friendly festival at the Children's Library and Learning Center from 10 a.m-2 p.m. Enjoy bubbles, sidewalk chalk, lawn games, snacks and live performances.


June 9

Miracle League Burger Competition

Kick off the summer on June 9 from 1-5 p.m. at the first Miracle League Burger Competition. Grab a burger and beer at this block party in the Heights neighborhood to raise money for Miracle League of Arkansas, a baseball league empowering local youths living with disabilities. Adults $20, kids get in free.


June 10-21
Historic Arkansas Museum
Pioneer Day Camp

Rising third-through sixth-graders can learn and live the way Arkansas’s settlers did at this camp exploring early frontier life in The Natural State. On June 10-21, kids will visit with the blacksmith working at the forge, prepare dinner at the Brownlee House kitchen, make arts and crafts, and learn fun dances like the Virginia Reel.


June 15 
2019 East Village Jam

The Downtown Little Rock Partnership joins Riceland Rice to host the 2nd Annual East Village Jam on the lawns of the Clinton Presidential Center from 5-11 p.m. Food trucks, craft beer, spirits and more will be on hand, as well as games and live music. 

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June 21-30 

‘Willy Wonka Jr.’ at The Rep

The Arkansas Repertory Theatre will  showcase the talent of local young actors at this fun musical based on the book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl.


July 4
36th Annual Pops on the River

Enjoy an afternoon filled with family-friendly activities and a night sky filled with fireworks exploding to the sounds of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra at this free community event.


Through June 30
58th Young Arkansas Artists Exhibition

The galleries of the Arkansas Arts Center are filled with the top student art in the state during the 58th Young Arkansas Artists Exhibition. This show features work in a range of mediums created by Arkansas students from kindergarten through high school.

Through Oct. 27 Washed Ashore 

Catch “Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea,” the latest temporary exhibit to show at the Clinton Presidential Center. This family-friendly exhibit features more than 20 giant sea life sculptures made entirely of trash and debris collected from beaches. This unique and informative exhibit illustrates the toll trash takes on our oceans and waterways, and offers facts on the species affected and ways we can all implement environmental stewardship.