Celebrate all things Italian during the first-ever Arkansas Italian Food and Culture Festival on April 20-21, 2018. Held in Riverfront Park in North Little Rock, the event will feature the best of Italian culture — including those delicious pasta dishes. 

Festivalgoers will have the chance to learn how to cook Italian food from true Italians with cooking lessons and competitions. Kiddos will also have their chance to test their spaghetti skills with a kid's cooking competition. 

Attendees can work up a sweat after consuming plenty of carbs during the bocce ball and soccer tournaments, and a group cycle will also take place along the Arkansas River, ending at the festival. 

And what kind of Italian festival would it be without an Italian car show? The show will feature some of Italy's finest car brands such as Ferrari and Lamborghini, along with live music and art.

To learn more about the Arkansas Italian Food and Culture Festival, check out the event website and follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram