Argenta Dogtown Throwdown returns

NORTH LITTLE ROCK — Argenta Arts District’s iconic tulips are in bloom, and just in time for Argenta Downtown Council’s spring production season: outdoor dining and live music during Argenta Dogtown Throwdown and Argenta Farmers Market which will return the second weekend in April. 

“We want to give people as many opportunities as possible to enjoy our beautiful downtown this spring,” said Chris Kent, Executive Director of the Argenta Downtown Council. “Argenta Dogtown Throwdown, now in its third year, is a festive yet laidback event for enjoying the local culinary scene and local musical talent al fresco.”

Argenta Dogtown Throwdown, during which Main Street in downtown North Little Rock is closed from Broadway to 5th Streets for outdoor dining and live music, will return at 4 p.m. Friday, April 8. through Saturday, April 9, at 10 p.m. It is held the second week of every month from April to October. The event kicks off with Dogtown Drinks, a happy hour at 4 p.m. Friday with live music by small local and regional musicians on the Argenta Library steps from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information, visit 

Argenta Farmers Market, which has relocated to 410 Main Street (lot south of the library), will return from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9. The Market is held every Saturday from April to October and features Arkansas produce, bakery, meat, and craft vendors. For more information, visit 

Second Weekend in Argenta Schedule:

Friday, April 8

  • 2:30 p.m. – Main Street closed to vehicles
  • 4 p.m. – Dogtown Drinks happy hour at participating restaurants and bars
  • 6 – 9 p.m. – Live at the Library: local and regional musical acts on steps of Argenta Library
  • 10 p.m. – Outdoor dining ends 

 Saturday, April 9

  • 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Argenta Farmers Market (410 Main Street)
  • 11 a.m. – Restaurants open for business 
  • 1 – 5 p.m. – Crawfish Boil (details TBA)
  • 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Live Music with Dikki Du & the Zydeco Crew at 410 Main Street
  • 10 p.m. – Main Street reopens to vehicles

For more information about upcoming events in Argenta Arts District, visit or follow Argenta Arts District on Facebook. For a calendar of events for North Little Rock, visit