schedule of events and map

2014 Pops on the River Schedule


11am – 11pm - Free transportation to event

(see map and schedule here)


12-8:30pm - Military Appreciation Tent

All Military members (active, retired or dependents) are encouraged to check-in to receive a discount card to many of the vendors at Pops on the River. Other giveaways including t-shirts and koozies will be available while supplies last.


12-8:30pm - FIAT Pavilion.

Explore the 2014 FIAT vehicle lineup and meet with industry reps to see the cars everyone’s talking about. Stop in the FIAT Pavilion for free giveaways as well.

Visit The Website Here


12:00pm - 8:30pm - Kids Pavilion (East Pavilion) sponsored by Arkansas Children’s Hospital

Join the fun at the pavilion with free bounce houses, crafts, games and activities for the kids. Free Hiland Dairy milk for the kids.

Join us as we Salute the Troops – kid’s are invited to write a letter or color a picture to send to a service man or women serving overseas. Sponsored by St. Vincent.


12:00pm – 5:00pm - Pops Classic Car Show (Ottenheimer Plaza)

See the top 10 classic cars picked by our judges and help us decide who is the Best of Show


12:30pm – 1:45pm – Jeremy Geyer performs (Pavilion Plaza)


2:00pm – 8:00pm - Caricatures by John Deering (Kids Pavilion)

John Deering is the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s editorial cartoonist. The fee of $10 goes to support Our House Children’s Center.


2:00pm – 8:00pm – Face painting (Kids Pavilion)

The fee of $1-$3 goes to support Our House Children’s Center.


2:00pm – 4:00pm - Uncle Sam (Kids Pavilion)

Uncles Sam visits the kids and will perform magic tricks and make balloon animals.


2:15pm - 3:30pm – Valley Ray performs (Pavilion Plaza)


4:00pm – 5:15pm – Northeast Northwest performs (Pavilion Plaza)


5:15pm – Best of Show awarded - Pops Classic Car (Pavilion Plaza)

Join us in the Rivermarket Pavilion for the announcement of the Best of Show award given to the car owner with the most votes by the public (voting takes place through 4:30pm in the Classic Car Show tent)


5:30pm – Gates to amphitheater open

Chairs, blankets are encouraged. Open amphitheater seating is available, but limited. You can purchase a reserve seating for $10 in advance online. No coolers or outside food or drinks. No pets or fireworks allowed.

Purchase Reserved Seating Here


5:30pm - 8:30pm – Smile Photobooth presented by Delta Dental (Kids Pavilion)

Take July 4th themed pictures in the fun photobooth and leave with a free photostrip. You can also view and get a digital copy of your photo at


5:30pm - 9:30pm – Salute to the Troops. Sponsored by St. Vincent (Riverfront Park)

Record a video message to our men and women in the military in our Salute the Troops tent. Free t-shirts to the first 100 who record their videos.

Record Your Video Message Here


6:30pm - The Oh Say! Can you Sing? Finalists perform. (First Security Amphitheater)

Help the judges decide who will sing the National Anthem with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and win $500. See the finalists online now at


7:00pm – Air National Guard Band of the Southwest (First Security Amphitheater)

The Air National Guard Band of the Southwest, historically known as the 531st Air Force Band, has over a sixty year history of sustaining the traditions and heritage that has become the hallmark of military bands. This forty-member concert band will provide patriotic and Americana music, from Sousa to Broadway to Motown.

Visit Their Website Here


8:30pm - The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, presented by Delta Dental (First Security Amphitheater)

Conducted by Philip Mann. The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra performance is one not to miss.

Visit The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Website Here


9:15/9:30pm - Fireworks

Celebrate our nation’s independence with the Pops on the River Fireworks finale – shot over the Main Street Bridge and visible to all of downtown Little Rock.



For more information, please call (501) 378-3807.


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