The Westover Hills Farmers Market
This Heights Farmers Market features locally grown produce, meats, baked goods, food trucks and more. Needless to say, there’s a little something for everyone at this market. It is open 4-7 p.m. on Tuesdays from May to September at the Westover Hills Presbyterian Church, 6400 Kavanaugh Boulevard. Info: WestoverHillsFarmersMarket@Gmail.com or 420-4132.
Third Thursday every month
During this monthly event, stores in the Heights are open until 8 p.m. In addition to extended hours, shoppers enjoy business open houses, music, hors d’oeuvres and drinks, sales and specials.
Little Rock Wind Symphony presents “Diversions”
The chamber players of the Little Rock Wind Symphony are set to provide an afternoon of chamber music for winds and provide a “diversion” from the summer, 3-4 p.m., St. Paul United Methodist Church. Tickets: $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and free for students. Info: 666-0777, LRWindSymphony.org.
Chili Fights in the Heights
This annual event features a chili cook-off, in addition to live music, shopping opportunities, activities for the kids and more. Proceeds benefit local charities. Info: InTheHeightsLR.com.
Holidays in the Heights
Carriage rides, photos with Santa, snacks and cookies, and carolers are just some of the things you’ll enjoy at this annual holiday event. Info: InTheHeightsLR.com.
Hillcrest Farmers Market
The Hillcrest Farmers Market runs year-round in the 2200 block of Kavanaugh Boulevard. Locally grown veggies, fruit, cheese and flowers are just some of the items you’ll find at this market. In addition, shoppers can find pasture-raised meat, poultry and dairy, eggs and locally produced jams, jellies, bread and candy. Shopping is found outside when the weather allows, but moves inside at the same location when the weather refuses to cooperate. 7 a.m.-noon in the spring and summer; 8 a.m.-noon from October to April, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church. Info: 661-1129, PHBCLR.com.
First Thursday Shop & Sip
First Thursday every month
Shops and restaurants in the area offer discounts, later hours and live music during Shop & Sip on the first Thursday of every month. The monthly event is led by the Hillcrest Merchants Association. Event-goers are able to walk the sidewalks, enjoy local music, window shop and browse the stores during the extended hours each month. Info: HillcrestMerchants.net.
Ice Cream Social Plus
This Hillcrest Merchants Association-sponsored event brings free ice cream and other treats — such as popcorn, lemonade and cookies — to the Crest Park in July. In addition to the ice cream and treats, music, other food and drinks will be set up at shops and restaurants throughout the Hillcrest neighborhood. Info: 666-3600.
This one-day event each fall, put on by the Hillcrest Merchants Association, brings friends and families together to celebrate the fall season. Vendors sell food, fashion, music and more in the neighborhood. The list of activities continues all day from around 7:30 a.m. with the Bird Walk in Allsopp Park to 8 p.m. with the headliner band, Centro-matic, performing on the east stage. Other activities include the farmers market in the morning, along with a pancake breakfast, children’s activities, a cheese dip competition and a car show. Other entertainment acts include Jim Mize, Paul Morphis, John Willis, Little Joe & The BKs, Canehill Engagement and the Sway Back Sisters. Info: HarvestFest.us.
Hillcrest Pumpkin Roll
Pumpkin enthusiasts will roll, toss, hurl and shove the squash down the hill of Midland Street, across Kavanaugh Boulevard to the delight of many onlookers. The family-friendly event brings together residents, children, lawn chairs, snacks, dogs, cameras, multitudes of pumpkins and cheers when some of the larger pumpkins are pulverized on their way down. Trophies are awarded for the first, second and third place rolls. Proceeds from the event benefit the Camp Aldersgate Foundation. An entry fee of $5 is required to participate. Corner of Midland Street and Hill Road.
Holidays in Hillcrest
Every year, this event allows residents to revel in the holiday spirit. The Hillcrest Merchants Association makes this event a pleasurable family experience. Event-goers can relish the carolers, Santa and carriage rides through Hillcrest, not to mention the cookies and other foods. Info: 666-3600.
Christmas Tree Lighting
This yearly event brings Santa Claus to help the kids light the Christmas Tree at the Promenade on Kavanaugh Boulevard. Music, cookies and hot drinks are all part of the fun. 5:30 p.m. Info: HillcrestMerchants.net.