501 Day is coming! The holiday is about celebrating the best of the 501. Businesses across Little Rock are celebrating in their own unique ways, making participating in the fun easy and convenient.
501 Fest in SOMA
Celebrate in the SOMA district for 501 Fest! Find out more about this event on their Facebook Page.
Trey Hawkins Band at Stickyz
Trey Hawkins Band will play live at Stickyz Rock N' Roll Chicken Shack, located at 107 River Market Ave, on May 1 at 8:30 p.m. Reserved Seat Tickets are $5.01 per person (in advance) and are sold as table reservations. If any reserved seat tickets remain on the day of show, they will be available for purchase for $10 at the door.
Tickets & Table for 2 = $10.02 plus ticket fees
Tickets & Table for 4 = $20.04 plus ticket fees
Tickets & Table for 6 = $30.06 plus ticket fees
A limited number of general admission - Standing Room Only - Tickets are available for $5.01. If any standing-room-only tickets remain on the day of show, they will be available for purchase for $10 at the door. Guests are expected to follow any Covid policy Stickyz may have in place regarding masks and/or social distancing or risk being asked to leave the venue. Find out more about this show and others by following Stickyz on Facebook.
Celebrity Attractions Celebrate 501 Prize Package!
Celebrity Attractions is joining in the celebration by offering a very special prize package.
How do you enter? It's easy...
The contest begins Monday, April 19 and ends Saturday, May 1.
The winner will be selected randomly from entries collected on both platforms.
It's that easy....join in the fun and have a chance to win: $250 Gift Certificate for tickets to our nationally touring Broadway performances AND $251 Worth of Broadway Merchandise A $501 Value!
For more information, contact Celebrity Attractions at 501-244-8800.
Celebrate 501 at the Little Rock Zoo!
On May 1, you are invited to the Little Rock Zoo for a day of WILD fun! 501 Day at the Little Rock Zoo will feature Live Music at the Elephant Stage from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to include the Darn Country Band. We will have lunch specials for $5.01 that will feature hot dogs, chips, and a canned beverage. Learn more about this event and others at the Little Rock Zoo here.
Free FIT4MOM class at War Memorial!
FIT4MOM is a community of moms who support every stage of motherhood. From pregnancy through postpartum and beyond, our fitness and wellness programs help make moms strong in body, mind, and spirit. To #Celebrate501, FIT4MOM is offering a FREE community in motherhood prenatal and postnatal fitness class at War Memorial Park on 5/01 @ 9 a.m. with a social distancing playgroup to follow. Find out more about this class and their other offerings here.
Be A Part Of The Cure Walk on May 1
The Be a Part of the Cure Walk aims to raise awareness in the community about cancer and to provide the participants with education on cancer prevention. The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute is excited about hosting its first walk. It is a chance to come together to celebrate and honor all cancer patients and their families. Mark your calendars for May 1 and join us at War Memorial Stadium and outdoor grounds from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enjoy the day's events, including the walk, entertainment, camaraderie, and food. Take advantage of the educational materials available and enjoy seeing the MammoVan.
Registration for adults is $25 (fee includes T-shirt & disposable mask). After March 31, the fee is $30.
Registration for students ages 14-17 is $10 (fee includes a disposable mask. T-shirt not included).
Virtual Registration is $25 (fee includes T-Shirt and disposable mask. Option to ship for additional $5). Virtual registrants may not receive their packets before Walk Day (May 1, 2021).
For those that choose to register at the event, cash and check will be the only accepted forms of payment. To pay via credit card at event, participants can use their mobile device to register online. You can find out more about this event by clicking here.
50+ Things To Do in 1 place At the Witt Stephens, Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center
You'll not run out of activities at the Witt Stephens, Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center, located at 602 President Clinton Ave in downtown Little Rock! In honor of #Celebrate501, they have designed '50+ Things To Do In 1 Place." The Nature Center is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday thru Saturday and offers activities for all ages, and is free to the public. More information about the Nature Center can be found here.
Give Back With The Old State House Museum
The Old State House Museum, located at 300 W. Markham in Little Rock, is the state's first capitol and the oldest state capitol built for that purpose west of the Mississippi still in use. To help #Celebrate501, the Old State House Museum is asking you to help them give back! They are requesting you to bring items to the museum to donate non-perishable to our homeless 501 residents. Suggested items are chapsticks, socks, and rain ponchos. Items can be dropped off Tuesday thru Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More information about the Old State House Museum can be found here.
Celebrate 501 with Nexus Coffee in the River Market!
Come celebrate 501 at Nexus Coffee & Creative with special 501 themed drinks and live music! Try their "Celebrate 501 Latte" and their "501 Cocktail," and see which best represents our great city! Nexus is a coffeeshop and creative space located in the heart of our Downtown community and River Market Neighborhood. Located at 301B President Clinton Ave in Downtown Little Rock, they support local artists, musicians, and creatives alike while also being a retail space for local suppliers and makers. Follow Nexus on FaceBook or check their website to find out more.
Go Full Out on 501 with Full Out Barre!
Full Out Barre is a HIIT-style barre studio that is for all levels of fitness. On May 1, Full Out Barre will have free classes all day long, and Electric ghost will be screen printing! They are located at 12111 W. Markham, Ste 440 in Little Rock. You can find out more about Full Out Barre and its classes by visiting their website.
South Main Creative Creating FUN on 501!
South Main Creative will have an outdoor event with many great merchants set up on the grassy side of the store from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Scheduled to appear: Adamstyle Florals, Elm's Attic, Et Alia Press, Jane's Junk, Mailbox Memories, Peace Love Patina, Rock City Thumps, Ruth Hannah's, Silver n Sage, SWS Makes, Ximena & Elle, You Know You Want It, and Creative Institute of Arkansas!
Masks are required! To find out more about this event and South Main Creative, please visit their website.
Celebrate with Eggshells Kitchen Co. in the Heights!
They will have live music, grill and serve hot dogs, and give away samples of products made in the area code of 501 and be giving away a basket of all the 501 products they sell in-store. 5.01% of the proceeds from sales that day will be given to the Arkansas Food Bank. To find out more about Eggshells, please visit their website and follow them on Facebook.
Intro to Pickleball Clinic on 5.01
Pinnacle Pickleball will be hosting 501 Day "Intro To Pickleball Exhibition and Clinic" at Kanis Park Pickleball Courts, located at 820 S Rodney Parham Rd. The two clinics held will have a registration fee of $10 per person.
9a-11a: Pickleball clinic for new players levels 3.0
11:30-12:30p: Pickleball Game Exhibition, Demonstration and prize giveaways|
1p-3p: Introduction to pickleball clinic for completely new players
Find out more by contacting the Little Rock Parks and Recreation department at 501-371-4770 or send them an email.
Just Blessed Inspirationo's Spring Pop Up Sale
Just Blessed Inspirationo's will have a Spring Pop up Shop and Sidewalk Sale on Saturday May 1, 2021 from 12 p.m.- 4 p.m. at 11715 Rainwood Rd. in Little Rock. This family-friendly event helps to showcase and support local small businesses and is free to attend. Come out and Shop and enjoy everything from hand-made crafts, jewelry and homemade Jamaican cuisine! To find out more about Just Blessed, please visit their website.
CALS Rock It! Lab Preview
Situated in the historic Cox Building located at 120 River Market Ave in Library Square of downtown's River Market District, the Rock It! Lab is a place where under-resourced entrepreneurs are given the tools, guidance, and training necessary to start, grow, and scale their businesses. A partnership of the Central Arkansas Library System and Advancing Black Entrepreneurship (ABE), the Rock It! Lab provides resources and services, including technical assistance, mentorship, marketing and promotion, networking opportunities, business education and training workshops, one-on-one instruction, and more to assist entrepreneurs in creating successful, sustainable businesses.
The Rock It! Lab will be celebrating 501 Day by inviting the public into our new space to preview what we have coming. The Cox Building/Rock It! Lab will be open that day from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Join the Little Rock Junior League for a Non-Profit Board Institute!
The Nonprofit Board Institute (NPBI) is a five-week training session that provides leadership insights and board training to community and League members. The program, provided by subject matter experts, facilitates opportunities to develop board readiness for both emerging and current community leaders. Graduates of the Institute may also connect with organizations as potential board members for any future board appointments and opportunities. The NPBI directly aligns with JLLR's Mission of training effective volunteers to improve the community. The Institute starts on May 1! Register Here!
Start Off Your Celebration With A Delicious Breakfast from Community Bakery!
Community Bakery, located at 1200 Main St. in Little Rock, is a 70+ year old from-scratch bakery that specializes in cookies, cakes, breads, desserts and fresh-made soups and sandwiches. To #Celebrate501, they are offering any of their signature breakfast sandwiches (the Classic, Healthgrain or Ciabatta) with a regular cup of coffee for $5.01 plus tax. This promotion will be on May 1 and breakfast items are served all day!!
Come Downtown For The Reopening of the Farmer's Market and Ottenheimer Hall
The Farmer's Market 2021 season will run on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. through September 25 and welcome the return of locally prepared cottage foods and meats to complement its bountiful selection of farm-fresh produce from farms across the state and throughout the region. We'll be Celebrating the 501 at the Little Rock Farmers Market by awarding our 501st customer of the day with a Farmer Fresh Goody Basket valued at $50.01. Stop by our Farmers Market Manager's Tent to inquire.
In conjunction with the Grand Opening of the 2021 Little Rock Farmers Market and just in time to Celebrate the 501, we're reopening Ottenheimer Market Hall on Saturday, May 1. Stop by for lunch Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for an international selection of local fare ranging from BBQ to Indian and Middle Eastern cuisine, pizza to Thai, sushi or Chinese. Visit the Market Hall for breakfast or lunch on Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., during the 2021 Little Rock Farmers Market Season.
Don't forget, parking is FREE at the Central Lot behind the Farmers Market or in the River Market Parking Deck for all LR Farmers Market Shoppers. Visit the Farmers Market Manager's Tent for a free pass to exit the RM Deck while you're shopping. To find out more about the Little Rock River Market, visit their website.
Eat My Catfish 5.01 Crawfish Deal!
Eat My Catfish, located at 10301 N. Rodney Parham Rd. Ste A4 in Little Rock is offering a delicious crawfish deal in celebration of 501!! On May 1, they will be offering 5.01 lbs of cooked crawfish for $25. For location and hours, visit their website.
Party on with Willy D's on 5.01!
Willy D's Rock and Roll Piano Bar, located at 322 President Clinton Ave., will offer a 501 Burger and Bud Light special for $5.01! Find out more by going to their website.
Sweet Deal at Green Corner Store
Green Corner Store, located at 1423 Main Street, is offering a Sweet Treat Combo Deal for 501 Day! Pick a iced sweet tea - ginger, honey, or peach- and add a cookie for $5.01. There will be additional $5.01 deals in store only. Find out more about The Green Corner Store by visiting their website.
Celebrating at the AC Hotel in Downtown LR!
The AC Hotel located at 201 West Capitol in downtown Little Rock is offering some great deals for #Celebrate501! On May 1, they will have their delectable Gin and Tonic for $5.01. Their BEST room - Room 501 - will be discounted to $105 a night (regular rate is $200)! They will also hold a drawing for 5001 Marriott Bonvoy points - all you have to do is bring your business card by and drop it in the bowl on the front desk! To find out more about the AC Hotel, go to their website.
Great Deals Around Town
Shop @ Heifer is offering their "Teach A Man To Fish" ink pens at $5.01. While the museum is currently closed, the shop is open. Shop address is 1 World Ave, Little Rock, AR 72202.
Leaf Removal & More is a lawncare service that specialize in leaf removal and all your basic lawncare needs! MORE? Errand Service, Moving Supply Delivery, Light Hauling/Moving. In honor of #Celebrate 501, they are offering $10 OFF Leaf Removal/Light Hauling/Moving Service $150 & up. This offer is good March through August 2021. To find out more, please visit their website.
The Historic Arkansas Museum is offering a free, locally designed 501 Sticker with a shop purchase of items $5.01 or greater. The museum is located at 200 E 3rd St, Little Rock, AR 72201. More information about the Historic Arkansas Museum can be found here.
The Quapaw Quarter Association is selling May Day baskets to celebrate 501 and to raise funds for their operations fund. They are selling two kinds of baskets -- an adult basket for $30.00 that includes flowers, herbs, seeds and other goodies; and a kid basket for $25.00 that includes flowers, herbs, bubbles, chalk and other goodies. You can purchase yours at: here or by going to Quapaw.com. Delivery is available on May 1 for $5.00 extra, between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Pick up is also available on April 30 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday May 1 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Curran Hall, 615 E. Capitol.
Arkansas Game and Fish has promised that all city ponds will be fully stocked for May 1! All that's needed is a fishing license for those 16 and older. Find out pond locations and where to get your license by visiting the Game and Fish website.
Jim Dailey Fitness Center, located at 300 S. Monroe St. in Little Rock, will offer 1 month memberships and current member renewals for $5.01 the whole month of May! Find out more about the Fitness Center and how you can join by visiting their website.
The Galleries and Bookstore at Library Square is helping Celebrate 5.01! On May 1, they will be offering any gently read book from their Arkansas, History and Biography sections for $5.01 or lower. Food trucks will be outside to serve you as you shop! April 28, they will host Minute Man Food Truck from 11 to 2, May 5, June 9 and July 14, Nach'yo Nachos will be there from 11-2.
The Library Kitchen and Lounge, located at 313 President Clinton Ave., will be offering their Library Punch from 10 am to 5 pm for $5.01 on May 1st! Find out more about this deal and others by following The Library on Facebook.