Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Festivities in Pulaski County


Hispanic Heritage Month starts September 15 and goes through October 15, and residents have several ways they can celebrate in Pulaski County. Keep reading for all the fun events.

Fiesta de Independencia Hispana 

The third annual Hispanic Heritage Festival at Plaza Frida will feature tons of local food, vendors, artists and entertainment as they celebrate the independence of all nine Latin American countries! There are also bouncy houses for the kiddos!

Location: 4001 W. 65th St. Little Rock, AR 72209

When: September 16, 5-9 p.m. 


Seis Puentes – Hispanic Heritage Festival 

Hispanic Heritage Festival is an event that celebrates North Little Rock’s Hispanic community, artists, music, and culinary scene.

Hispanic Heritage Festival will be free and open to the public and have local Hispanic food vendors like Kaluas Paleteria y Botanas, art and craft vendors, kids activities and live entertainment by Los Sierreños and Ballet Quetzalli. There will also be a salsa contest that guests can participate in for $10 where they will get to sample local salsas and vote for their favorite.

Location: Argenta Plaza, 510 Main St., North Little Rock, AR 72114

When: September 16 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.


Spanish Story Time at CALS

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with this special story time.

Location: 4800 West 10th Street, Little Rock, AR, United States, Arkansas

When: September 23 at 10 a.m.


¡Folklore, Música & Comida!

Join CALS at Terry Library for a family night of cultural exchange. There will be Mexican Folkloric Ballet performances, paper crafts, snacks and drinks, as well as informational booths.

Location: 2015 Napa Valley Dr. Little Rock, AR. 72212

When: September 25 from 6-7:30 p.m.


Roll, Heat, Eat! Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Tortilla Making!

Fletcher Library is hosting a tortilla making event for Hispanic Heritage Month. Bring the kids and learn about the history of tortilla making.

Location: 823 North Buchanan Street Little Rock, AR. 72205

When: September 30 from 2-3 p.m.


Fiesta En SoMa

Each Latin American Country will have their own designated area on South Main St. showcasing each country’s beauty through art, dance, music and food. This event will feature several educational opportunities with plenty of entertainment for the whole family to enjoy! 

Location: South Main St. Little Rock, AR

When: October 6, 2023 from 4-9 p.m.

Beat the Pulaski County heat indoors this summer at your nearest Central Arkansas Library


PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. (July 13, 2023)–Pulaski County residents have an array of children’s events to choose from this summer through the Central Arkansas Library System, from musical performances to magic shows. Events will take place all across the library system and last all summer long. Check out the list below:


1. Scott Davis Comedy Magic

Scott Davis’ unique combination of magic and comedy will leave you in stitches.

  • Friday, July 14 – Children’s Library – 10:30 a.m. 
  • Tuesday, July 18 – Maumelle Library – 10:30 a.m. 

2. Tommy Terrific’s Wacky Magic 

Tommy Terrific’s Wacky Magic Show is a unique blend of laugh-out-loud comedy coupled with sensational magic, all combined with an educational approach that is all about having fun with books. 

  • Wednesday, July 19 – Rooker Library – 1 p.m.
  • Friday, July 21 – Children’s Library – 10:30 a.m. 
  • Saturday, July 22 – Nixon Library – 2 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, July 26- Dee Brown Library – 2 p.m. 


3. Drum Workshop

Stephin Booth’s workshops promote unity, teamwork, self-confidence, and patience through teaching about various drums in Afro-Caribbean culture.

  • Saturday, July 15 – Sanders Library – 10:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, July 18 – Main Library – 10:30 a.m. 


4. Mömandpöp 

 Musical comedians, mömandpöp, are a husband and wife songwriting team that believe in the power of music and play to bring joy to everyday life.

  • Tuesday, July 18 – Terry Library – 10:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, July 18 – McMath Library – 2 p.m. 
  • Saturday, July 29 – Fletcher Library – 1 p.m. 


5. The Kinder Experience 

 The Kinder experience combines singing, dancing, laughing and learning; they perform feel-good tunes loaded with imagination.

  • Saturday, July 22 – Sanders Library – 10:30 a.m.


6. Arkansas Innovation Hub Crafts

Through the Innovation Hub, kids can access hands-on crafts and technology like printmaking and working with clay.

  • Friday, July 14 – Thompson Library – 10:30 a.m. (Watercolor Chemistry) 
  • Tuesday, July 18 – Terry Library – 2:30 p.m. (Printmaking) 
  • Thursday, July 20 – Sanders Library – 10:30 a.m. (Mini Pottery Wheels)

Little Rock Central High School

CentralHighThe nation watched the Little Rock Nine story unfold as nine black students attempted to enter the previously all-white school. With the help of television news, then in its infancy, the events commanded worldwide attention.

Little Rock came to symbolize the federal government’s commitment to eliminating separate systems of education for blacks and whites. The new National Historic Site Visitor Center opened in September 2007 to mark the 50th anniversary of the school’s desegregation and is one of the most-visited Little Rock landmarks.

It offers Little Rock Nine information through interactive exhibits commemorating the events and telling the Little Rock Nine story. When Little Rock Central High School was built in 1927, the American Institute of Architects named Central High School, “The Most Beautiful High School in America”. The high school is still operating today and is the only functioning high school to be located within the boundary of a national historic site. Visit the Central High School Visitor Center to learn more Little Rock Nine information and history.

Clinton Presidential Center

Clinton CenterLocated on the banks of the Arkansas River in the heart of Little Rock’s River Market District, the William Clinton Library provides an exciting and educational experience for visitors of all ages. The permanent collection includes an exact replica of President Clinton’s Oval Office, the presidential limousine, and a time-line with exhibits for each year of Clinton’s presidency, and the Center hosts three to four outstanding temporary exhibits every year.

The Center has been awarded the platinum LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification and two Green Globes from the Green Building Initiative. The Clinton Presidential Center is located within the 33 acre, Riverfront Park, and is also home to the William E. “Bill” Clark Presidential Wetlands and the Clinton Presidential Park Bridge.

The William J. Clinton Presidential Center offers an unforgettable special event space that will no doubt leave your guests with a first-class impression. With over 20,000 square feet of unparalleled event space, the Clinton Center is perfect for private dinners, after-hours cocktail receptions, educational lectures, and more. Space rental is available to the public and private organizations. Events must be cultural – including birthday parties and wedding receptions, professional or education in nature.