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Family travel: There's a lot to do in Little Rock, Arkansas in August

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If you and your family are traveling to the area soon, there is a lot to do in Little Rock, Arkansas in the coming weeks. Here is a preview of just some of the family-friendly activities:

  • Go see a baseball game with The Travelers at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock, August 13-18, and 24-30. For more information, call 501-664-1555, or visit the Arkansas Travelers.
  • The Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus runs August 14-17 at North Little Rock's Verizon Arena. The All-Access PreShow starts one hour before the performances begin, and is free to all those holding a ticket. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 501-975-9000, or visit
  • The River City Comic Expo begins Saturday, August 16 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the Little Rock Metroplex, 10800 Colonel Glenn Road. Vendors will be selling their wares, and well-known comic book artists will be signing autographs. For more information, call 501-492-9007, or visit
  • Also on August 16, at the Clinton Presidential Center in downtown Little Rock, is the annual Head of the Class Bash, where the start of the new school year is celebrated and free school supplies are given.
  • Rollin' on the River, sponsored by Easter Seals Arkansas holds their annual walk, run and romp event August 23 at the Clinton Presidential Center in downtown Little Rock. In addition to the competitive 4K run at 7 a.m., there is a 2K family fun walk at 8 a.m. and a special children's play area. For more information, call 501-227-3705, or visit
  • The annual Six Bridges Regatta, hosted by the Arkansas Boathouse Club on August 30, is being held on the Arkansas River for the first time since 1938. It's a national 5k head race celebrating the sport of rowing. For more information, visit

School may be back in session, but summer's not over yet. There are still a lot of activities for kids and families on tap for August in Little Rock, Arkansas.