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North Little Rock is located in Pulaski County north of Little Rock, between Conway and Pine Bluff, serving Interstates 40, 30, 530 and US Hwy's 67, 70 and 165. Also situated on the banks of the Arkansas River near Lake Maumelle. North Little Rock is part of the Little Rock-North Little Rock, Arkansas metro area.
In 1866, North Little Rock, originally named Argenta, was surveyed and platted. The name Argenta, meaning silver, referred to the silver mines north of the now North Little Rock.
For this community, many citizens enjoy recreational, cultural, and entertainment attractions with their families. Tennis, jogging, or boating on area lakes, maybe even getting in a few rounds of golf on the 36 hole championship-caliber course at Burns Park are popular attractions.
Higher education for this area includes the University of Arkansas North Little Rock and Pulaski Technical College.
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09/30 Coming to The area
Arkansas Scottish Festival Batesville AR April13-14 Located on the campus of Bates College, the festival kicks off with a celtic concert on Friday night and include bagpipe contests and highland dancing competitions.
Arkansas Literary Festival Little Rock AR April18-21 The tenth anniversary gathering with events on both sides of the river. Featuring well known authors Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana.
Riverfest Little Rock AR May24-26 Riverfest is a celebration of visual and performing arts that is held annually over Memorial Day weekend on the banks of the Arkansas River in Little Rock.
Johnson County Peach Festival Clarksville AR July25-28 Johnson County Peach Festival is the oldest festival in the State. Concessionaires bring their wares from good ol' home cookin' to handmade arts and crafts. Enjoy live entertainment and don't miss the Peach Cobbler Bake-Off and Jam/Jelly Contest.
Hope Watermelon Festival Hope AR August9-11 Watermelon Olympics, melon judging and auction, watermelon eating contest, seed spitting contest, melon toss, antique engine show, entertainment and SW Arkansas' largest arts and crafts show.
National Championship Chuckwagon Races Clinton AR August31-September2 Chuckwagon Races, Snowy River Race, bronc fanning, music, concerts, camping, trail riding, western trade show, horse and mule clinics, seminars, and barn dances.