Little Rock Spring and Summer events
April 12, 2012 8:22:02 PM
With spring well underway, and summer just around the corner, there's no shortage of upcoming events in Little Rock, AK! With a variety of festivals and live music performances there's something for everyone to enjoy. If you're looking for great accommodations in Little Rock, the BEST WESTERN PREMIERE Governor's Suites provides elegant rooms and suites close to many popular attractions. Whether you're headed to Little Rock for business or pleasure, there's plenty of exciting events coming up - here's a snapshot of some of the great events to come:
Blues on the River
April 21, 2012
With performance from renowned blues musicians Bigg Robb, Clarence Carter, Donnie Ray, Sweet Angel, TK Soul and more the 2012 Blues on the River promises to be a lively event for music lovers and blues enthusiasts alike.
April 24 2012 – October 27th 2012
For over 38 years the Little Rock Farmer's Market has been a great way to sample the region's best produce, meats, dairy products, and locally made arts and crafts. Now located at the River Market's outdoor pavilions, the Farmer's Market is a great opportunity to get some fresh air and socialize while shopping for some of Arkansas' freshest foods.
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers with special guest Regina Spektor
April 21, 2012
Coming this month to Verizon Arena, rock and roll legends Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers bring your favourite songs to you live! With over 30 years of performing as a band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers live show in Little Rock is not to be missed!
Don't miss rock sensation Wilco live at the River Market on May 10, 2012! Based in Chigago, IL, this group's blend of indie, folk, and country rock promises to entertain.
Riverfest Arkansas 2012
With performances by Boyz II Men, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Chevelle, Third Eye Blind, B.O.B, and Snoop Dog recently confirmed – and more to come – the 2012 Riverfest in Little Rock is shaping up to be the premiere event of the summer! Check out http://riverfestarkansas.com for festival details, updates, and ticketing info.
Arkansas vs. Mississippi State, November 19th at War Memorial Stadium
Last season, the Arkansas Razorbacks defeated ranked Mississippi State 38-31 in a gripping double overtime game. This season, the Bulldogs will be seeking redemption on Saturday, November 19th at Little Rock's War Memorial Stadium in an important late season match-up that is sure to set the tone for the following week's Battle For the Golden Boot against rival LSU Tigers.
It's all part of what is promising to be a stellar season for Arkansas, who have been nearly unbeatable at home in their past two seasons, finishing 6-1 in home venues both years and adding to coach Bobby Petrino's unbelievable 40-6 home record as a collegiate head coach.
Buy your tickets today, get your red and white ready, and come early on game day to participate to in the timeless tradition of tailgating. Razorbacks fever is stronger than ever in Little Rock, and no visit to Arkansas would be complete without taking in a game.
Smart fans book their Arkansas accommodations with the Governor's Suites—we're only 10 minutes from the field, and we'll always guarantee the best rates when you book with us online.
Arkansas vs. New Mexico, September 10 at War Memorial Stadium
Coming off a 10-3 season and a trip to the Sugar Bowl in 2010, the Arkansas Razorbacks look forward to a dominant season in 2011. The bulk of the starters that made last season's success possible will be returning, including one of the top receiving corps in the country. And with coach Bobby Petrino back at the helm, Arkansans are more excited than ever for their team's chances this year in the notoriously tough Southeastern Conference.
On Saturday, September 10, Arkansas will take on the New Mexico Lobos in their second game of the season, right here in Little Rock at the War Memorial Stadium. The Razorbacks are expected to dominate in their season opener against Missouri State, and spectators can expect that confidence to carry over to this game against the Lobos.
War memorial stadium is located just 10 minutes from the BEST WESTERN PREMIER Governor's Suites, so it's a must see event for any guest looking to take in some of the best football in the country. Get your tickets today. And don't forget to book your Governor's Suites accommodations with us online for the best rates.
Arkansas Razorbacks Sugar Bowl 2011
It's official – after defeating LSU in an entertaining final game of the regular season, our Arkansas Razorbacks will be representing the SEC at one of the marquee events in college football: the Allstate Sugar Bowl!
Saturday, November 27th marked a significant point in Razorbacks football history, as the team wrapped up its 8th 10-win (and 4th 6-win SEC) season in school history. They did it in style against the fifth ranked LSU tigers, never trailing in the game, and finishing with the score 31-23. With the win the Hogs vaulted to 7th in the BCS rankings, good enough to claim their first ever BCS Bowl game appearance.
All eyes in Arkansas will now be focused on New Orleans, as the Razorbacks prepare for 6th-ranked Ohio State. Star quarterback Ryan Mallett leads one of the most high-octane offenses in the NCAA, while Bryant Award finalist Coach Petrino has the team firing on all cylinders. All of us here at the Best Western Governor's Suites wish the team the best, and will be cheering along with all Arkansans on January 4th. Go Hogs Go!
Little Rock's Big Jingle Jubilee and Holiday Parade
Get into the festive spirit with the Big Jingle Jubilee and Holiday Parade this Saturday, December 4th. The annual Christmas Parade is a Little Rock favorite, and features a mix of floats, bands, and creative holiday-themed entries of all kinds. Parade route begins at 2nd Street and Broadway, heading south along Broadway. The finishing point is the State Capitol Building, where a fireworks display will accompany the official lighting ceremony at approximately 6:00pm. Bring the family along for what is sure to be one of the highlights of the holiday season!
Arkansas High School Football Championships
When: December 3, 4, 10, 11
Where: War Memorial Stadium, Little Rock.
This December, War Memorial Stadium will be playing host to the Arkansas High School Football Championships, featuring the top teams from across the state. After an exciting season only two teams remain standing in each class and are ready to battle it out for state supremacy.
Class 7A - Bentonville vs. Fayetteville
December 3, 7:00 pm
Class 6A – Texarkana vs. El Dorado
Dcember 4, 6:30 pm
Class 5A – Greenwood vs. Camden Fairview
Dcember 4, 12:00 pm
Class 4A – Teams TBD
December 10, 7:00 pm
Class 3A – Teams TBD
December 11, 6:30 pm
Class 2A – Teams TBD
December 11, 12:00 pm
If you'll be traveling to Little Rock for the championships, the Best Western Governor's suites offers comfortable, well-equipped rooms and has great group rates to make your team's stay affordable as well as enjoyable. We're also located just a few miles from War Memorial Stadium, so you won't have to worry about missing kickoff. Good luck to all the teams!
Razorbacks VS. LSU at War Memorial Stadium
The battle for the Golden Boot is almost here! On Saturday, November 27, Arkansas will be hosting rival LSU in the final game of the season, with Bowl implications for both teams. After their thrilling 38-31 double-overtime victory against 22nd Ranked Mississippi, the Razorbacks now sit 13th in the BCS rankings on the strength of a 9-2 overall record and a 5 game win streak. No. 5 LSU will present a stiff challenge, but with a sold-out War Memorial Stadium at their backs, Arkansas U is sure to be ready. Each of the last five meetings between these teams has been decided by five points or less, and this week's game will likely be just as close. There are still a few tickets left, so make sure to get yours ASAP, and come on down to support our Razorbacks! For more information, visit the Razorbacks' website.
Boo at the Zoo: Little Rock Halloween Party
The Little Rock Zoo is getting into the Halloween spirit with their annual Little Rock Halloween party, Boo at the Zoo. On October 21-24 & 28-31 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, bring the family down to the zoo for a spooky evening of Halloween thrills. Tickets are just $6 for members or if purchased in advance, and $7 for non-members at the door. Halloween activities include:
- NEW and Improved Haunted Reptile House ($1)
- NEW and Improved Haunted Train ($2)
- FREE Carousel Rides
- NEW and Improved Haunted House ($3)
- NEW Hay Maze ($1)
- FREE Haunted Veldt Walkway
- NEW Rock Climbing Wall ($5)
- NEW Nightly Magic Shows
- NEW Bungee-Cord Gravity Jumper ($5)
- NEW Inflatables ($1 each)
- NEW Stick Pony Corral ($1)
- Nightly Costume Contests
- NEW Ghost Roast S'mores (2 treat tickets)
- Trick-or-Treating AND MORE!
Upcoming Concerts in Little Rock
Fans of Rock and Country music are gearing up for an exciting week as two major concerts are coming to town.
On Sunday, October 10, Nickelback invades the Verizon Arena with their hard hitting brand of stadium rock. Over the past 10 years, the band has become one of the most well known Rock and Roll acts of their generation, and are legendary for the energy of their concerts. Along with opening acts Three Days Grace and Buckcherry, this is sure to be a show to remember.
Tuesday, October 12, has American Idol winner and country music sensation Carrie Underwood at the Verizon Arena in support of her newest album, Play On. Billy Currington and Sons of Sylvia are the supporting acts.
For tickets to either of these great shows you can visit the LiveNation website.
October 8 – 17, 2010
The Arkansas State Fair is back for another year of family fun. With tons of rides, delicious food, daily shows, and lots of great musical acts, one day won't be enough to see and do everything! Fan favorites include the Demolition Derby featuring Reptoid and Sergeant Smash, and the Ridin' in the Rock Professional Bull Riders event. The agricultural fair features some of the finest livestock in the state.
This year, musical acts on the main stage include:
- The Guess Who: Friday, October 8 @ 8:00 pm
- Joe Diffie: Sunday, October 10 @ 7:30 pm
- Easton Corbin: Thursday, October 14 @ 7:00 pm
- Bucky Covington: Thursday, October 14 @ 8:30 pm
- Loverboy: Friday, October 15 @ 8:00 pm