Bring on the fireworks.
Thursday, May 24
Patio on Park Hill at Lakehill Shopping Center: Let's party, Park Hill. This annual neighborhood festival is marking its sixth year this weekend, complete with local vendors, food trucks, live music, a beer garden and more. All proceeds go right back into helping grow the Park Hill community. The fun lasts from 5-10 p.m. For more info, click here.
Potluck & Poison Ivy: Pecha Kucha at The Joint Theater: Argenta's newest storytelling project returns to features locals sharing their stories — Southern, savory and sometimes a little poisonous — in record time (6 minutes and 40 seconds, to be exact). The night includes dinner, a cash bar and music from Treble in the Village. Doors open at 6 p.m. For more info, click here.
Most Endangered Places Bicycle Ride through Little Rock: That's one way to get in your daily dose of history. Preserve Arkansas and Rock Town River Outfitters are teaming up to provide a laid back, six-mile route where riders will see and learn about various historic properties threatened by demolition or neglect. The ride starts and ends at Rock Town River Outfitters, and includes a pit stop at Lost Forty. It all starts at 5:30 p.m. For more info, click here.
60th Annual Delta Exhibition opening at the Arkansas Arts Center: Since its beginning in 1958, the Delta Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture has grown to encompass works in every media, showcasing the works of Mississippi Delta region artists. To kick off the exhibition, there will be a special reception and conversation with the jurors of the exhibition, as well as the winner announcements. The evening begins with a wine reception at 5:30 p.m. For more info, click here.
Recognize anyone? These Locals Will Be Featured in the Annual Delta Exhibition
Jazz and Juleps at the Clinton Presidential Center: It's not often that an event's title gives you a perfectly quaint picture of what awaits you, but that's exactly the case with this UA Little Rock bash. The ninth annual event raises funds for the speech and audiology department, this year honoring Brooks Gibson Wolfe, senior audiologist at the Arkansas School for the Deaf. Guests will enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, a silent auction and live music from Mojo de Jazz, with 2008 Miss Arkansas Ashlen Batson Thomasen serving as emcee. It kicks off at 6 p.m. For more info, click here.
Give Back Event at Belle & Blush: An evening of beauty and community betterment? Yes, please. The Promenade shop will offer up refreshments and specials, all with a portion of the proceeds going to Easterseals Arkansas. Shopping hours are 5-7:30 p.m. For more info, click here.
Saturday, May 26
Yoga in the Rock at Western Hills Park: Don't let the week wig you out. Come get your ohm on at this free class, this time hosted by guest teacher Read Admire. BYO-mat, and maybe bug spray. Namaste. The class starts at 6 p.m. For more info, click here.
Africa Day Fest in SoMa: The city is throwing its second annual Africa Day Fest and you want to be there. Taking over South Main Street between 13th and 16th streets, the event calls on the community to celebrate together the diversity of African cultures on this day recognized worldwide. Food, vendors, music, kid activities and more await at the fest. It lasts from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. For more info, click here.
Thursday-Saturday, May 24-26
"Stick Fly" at The Weekend Theater: Wrapping up the 2017-2018 season for this community theater is the story of the LeVay family and the drama that unfolds when new mates are brought home to meet the parents. Showtime is at 7:30 p.m. each night. For more info, click here.
Sunday, May 27
Vegan Brunch at Viva Vegan: Bring on the Korean barbecue. The Viva Vegan team is doing Sunday right with a menu that includes loaded nachos topped with jackfruit and spicy kimchi, as well as brunch tacos filled with tater tots, scrambled tofu and queso. As always, everything is vegan and gluten-free. Brunch hours are 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. For more info, click here.
Friday-Sunday, May 25-27
RiverFest in downtown Little Rock: It's baaaack. The state's largest arts and music festival was a goner after last year's fest, but it's been revived and will once again take over the River Market this weekend. We're talking big names in music, revamped food and carnival rides, fireworks and way more fun. For a full schedule of activities and acts, click here.
Monday, May 28
Sunrise at the Summit at Pinnacle Mountain State Park: A day off is no excuse to be lazy. Start it off right with the best view of your city starting at the West Summit Trailhead. Just make sure to tag #heysoiree on all those amazing Instagram pics you post. The hike starts at 5 a.m. For more info, click here.
Memorial Day Group Ride through Little Rock: Ok, so maybe that 5 a.m. start time was a little much for you. How about an 8 a.m. bike ride on Garrison loop with The Meteor and Central Arkansas Velo (CARVE) groups instead? It includes free coffee, snacks and drinks. Meet at The Meteor at 8 a.m. For more info, click here.
Saturday-Monday, May 26-28
Red, White & Zoo Days at the Little Rock Zoo: What's blue and white and red all over? A real patriotic zebra waiting to celebrate Memorial Day with you. Come by and get in on food specials, bounce houses, face paintings, lawn games and more. For more info, click here.
Friday-Monday, May 25-28
Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale at The Outlets of Little Rock: There's nothing quite like a good Memorial Day sale, especially at an outlet mall. Shoppers will get special discounts at stores like Banana Republic Factory, GAP Factory, LOFT Outlet and Le Creuset. Hours are 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday. For more info, click here.