NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The American Heart Association is holding its 13th annual Festival of Wines. The festival is held to highlight the issues surrounding cardiovascular diseases and strokes.

Wines from across the world will be available to sample and more than 15 local restaurants will be serving up food. There will also be silent and premier auctions, live entertainment and local artists at the event.

It is being held Thursday night between 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at Dickey Stephens Park. Tickets are $75 at the door.