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Submitted by Brittany Owens on March 21, 2017 – 7:34 pmNo Comment

Springfest 2017

April 1

This year’s Springfest will be Saturday, April 1st at Julius Breckling Riverfront Park in the Downtown River Market area. Festivities are set to begin at 10 a.m., however the sixth annual Pooch Parade is scheduled for 9 a.m. There will be plenty of activities for families to enjoy including, art projects, flying dogs and many performances. Attendees can take selfies with Ronald McDonald and get free smoothies at the McDonald’s table. Children will have the opportunity to interact with local police officers and firemen at the Hero Zone booth. There be a petting zoo and pony ride station at the festival. Also, Springfest is offering a mobile video game station and mobile laser tag. Attendees can enjoy performances from the Jesse White Tumblers, Arkansas ALLSTAR Cloggers, Out Loud Artistry “Youngstars,” and many more. Julius Breckling Riverfront Park is located at 202 La Harpe Blvd. Admission to Springfest is free and the festivities will last until 6 p.m.

Sixth Annual Curbside Couture

April 9

The Clinton Foundation will host its sixth annual Curbside Couture fashion show. The show will be at the Clinton Presidential Center on Sunday April 9 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The show will feature “recycled and up cycled designs” created and produced by local students in third to twelfth grade. The students will be competing for cash awards. The students will also receive mentoring from Project Runway’s fifth season runner-up, Korto Momolu.

Little Rock International Food Festival

April 15

The city’s second annual International Food Festival will be Saturday, April 15 at Huda Academy. Attendees can enjoy food and music from various cultures, as well as purchase clothing, jewelry and other items from the countries represented. The festival’s Facebook page lists several food items that will be available, such as gyros, curry, Baklava, and drinks such as Turkish Coffee and Saudi Coffee. There will be a fashion show which attendees can participate in. Anyone wanting to participate must come to the festival dressed in a traditional outfit from one of the countries represented. There will also be a gift drawing. Attendees must make the festival’s flyer their profile picture on Facebook and leave a comment on the festival’s post to enter their name in the drawing. Admission to the festival is free, however, the food, drinks, and other merchandise cost. The festival will start at 11 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. The Huda Academy is located at 3224 Anna St. The trolley will be available for rides from the parking lot to the academy during the festival.


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