March 2016 Events in Little Rock, Arkansas - Events Calendar

Easter Bunny
••• Easter Bunny. Getty Images / Photographers Choice

This month is the Wye Mountain Daffodil Festival, but the dates aren't announced until the daffodils bloom (typically late March).

March is also starts the Great American Cleanup.  The Keep Arkansas Beautiful commission has more details about how you and your organization can join.

You can find information about the theater performances this month, and in the future, on the recurring events page. Some exciting ones are Schoolhouse Rock, Live and Mendelssohn’s String Symphony No.

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March 2

  • Read Across America Day:  March 2 is the day that libraries around the country remember Dr. Seuss with special programs and activities.  Many local libraries are celebrating.

March 4-6

  • The Little Rock Marathon: The Little Rock Marathon takes over downtown Little Rock the first weekend of March.  Friday is the expo, so traffic should be fine, but the area will be busy.  Saturday is the 5k and 10k and Sunday is the half marathon and marathon.  Roads will be closed and traffic rerouted on both days, but Saturday afternoon should be ok.  If you're not involved with the race, it's best to avoid driving downtown on Sunday (the race has a generous time limit, so roads will be closed and rerouted all day).

March 5

  • UCP's Putt Putt Pub Crawl: Teams of four are $100 and include an event t-shirt, drink koozy, drink specials, and nine holes of putt-putt in the Rivermarket. Participating bars are Gusano’s, Willy D’s, Dugan’s Pub, Flying Saucer, Damgoode Pies, Gus Fried Chicken, Rumba Revolution, Sticky Fingerz, and Big Whiskey’s. Proceeds from this event will benefit United Cerebral Palsy’s programs and services.
  • Spring Fashion Show at McCain Mall in North Little Rock: Excel Academy of Modeling and Acting will showcase the latest in Spring fashion from McCain Mall for men, women and kids. Free to view.

March 6

  • Twilight Hayride at Pinnacle Mountain State Park: The hayrides take you a small journey and end with a fun campfire.  Great for families. It's $12.  You must register in advance.  Call 501- 868-5806.

March 9

  • Chris Olsen at CALS: In the Refresh, Remix, and Restyle program, Olsen will demonstrate how to mix what patrons already have with a few choice new elements to create eye-catching possibilities to beautify homes and landscapes.  His latest book will be available for purchase.  Free admission. Starts at 12 p.m. at the Main Library on 100 S. Rock Street.

March 10-12

  • FIRST Robotics Competition Regional Competition: FRC teams compete with 120-pound robots of their own design combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology.  There will be forty-nine high school robotics teams from nine states.  Free and open to the public.

March 11-13

  • Bella Rustina Vintage Market: This antique and re-purposed flea market has a variety of goods on display.  It's at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock.  Admission is $5 or $8 for the early shop day. 

March 12

  • Kidfest at Belk: Belk will chose 50 models to be in a fashion show.  From 12 to 3 p.m.  Free.  Belk is in the Pleasant Ridge Town Center on 11525 Cantrell Rd.
  • The Easter Bunny Arrives: McCain and Park Plaza mall will be visited by the Easter bunny from March 12 until Easter.  Your kids can have their photos taken with him. McCain has a special Easter bunny breakfast on March 12.
  • Raspberry Pi Bake­ Off:  The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub is hosting a bake off for a different kind of Raspberry Pi.  This microprocessor will be showcased and prizes will be given for the best Raspberry Pi creations.

March 15

  • Introduction to Falconry for Women: Kenley Money, General Class falconer, will introduce you to the world of falconry, an art rooted in conservation.  Learn basic falconry techniques, levels of certification, regulations, and how to get involved in falconry in Arkansas.  It's open to women ages 14 and older.  Registration is required.  Class is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center.  Admission is free. Call 501-907-0636.

    March 19

    • SEC Gymnastics Championship: Starts at 1:00 p.m. Admission is from $12-16.  The one-day championship will include all eight teams from the conference.
    • National Quilting Day: Arkansas Quilters Guild celebrates National Quilting Day at Historic Arkansas Museum from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Bass Pro has the Easter bunny March 28-29 and April 4-5 from 11 to 4 p.m.  From March 30 to April 2 he's there from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free 4 by 6 photos.


    Friday, April 8th - 7pm
    UALR's Jack Stephens Center General

    Ticket: $50 Patron Ticket*: $75

     


    Children in Pre-K through 5th grade are invited to get sporty at the Clinton Center during Arkansas's Spring Break Week, March 21 – 25. In conjunction with American Champions: The Quest for Olympic Glory, students will will watch and participate in sports from the Olympic Games.

    March 21 - 25, 2016 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Clinton Presidential Center

    Spring Break activities are FREE, but admission fees are required to tour the Library.
    - See more at: https://www.clintonfoundation.org/get-involved/take-action/attend-an-event/spring-break-clinton-center#sthash.CYyd48cY.dpuf


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