10 Events for Weekend Family Fun
It feels like fall in Arkansas and we love it. Make the most of this beautiful weekend with lots of fun events around the Metro.
Family Movie Day at the Maumelle Library: The library gives you a cool, relaxing way to spend your Friday afternoon: a free movie! They'll be showing “Babe” (PG). Parents are strongly encouraged to attend with their kids and all attendees will receive free snacks. The lights turn down at 3:30 p.m. Visit the website for more details. FREE!
Race Against the Odds at Burns Park: The Race Against the Odds Arkansas is held in honor of Maylea Estridge, who lost her life to Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, a brain tumor that wrapped itself around her brain stem. The 5K Run/Walk is open to all ages and registration includes a race T-shirt, light snack, drink and finisher's gift. Strollers are also welcome in the race. 7:30-10 a.m. Registration is $30 for adults and $25 for ages 16 and under. For more info, visit the website.
Little Rock Paper Airplane Festival at Clinton Presidential Park: Hosted by the Lymphomaniac Society, this family-friendly event raises money to help those currently being treated for cancer. The event will feature various exhibitors talking about the mechanics of paper airplanes, what it takes to create the perfect paper aircraft, sustainability and recycling. Kids can then compete in three age groups to see whose paper craft flies the furthest. Visit the website for more details. The fun starts at 11 a.m. FREE!
Star Party at Pinnacle Mountain State Park: Join the Central Arkansas Astronomical Society at the park's visitor center from 8-10 p.m. for a free star party! Weather permitting, there will be telescopes set up for attendees to use. Visit the Facebook event page for details. FREE!
Super Sunday Free Family Funday at the Arkansas Arts Center: A free art-making activity for the whole family! Takes place in the Alice Bown Atrium. For more information, click here. The fun lasts fron noon-3 p.m. FREE!
Rhea Lana's Children's Consignment Event: Get ready to shop! Rhea Lana's upscale consignement events are highly-organized with a friendly environment. Items for sale will include children's clothes, toys, baby equipment, maternity clothes and more! The sale is taking place at the former Neighborhood Market Walmart, 117 Audubon Road, Maumelle from noon- 7 p.m. Visit the website for more info. FREE!
Princess Tea Party at the Castle on Stagecoach: Cinderella, Beauty and Sleeping Beauty are in attendance for September's Princess Tea Party. Parties include horse-drawn carriage rides, tea, treats, musical performances, princess dances and complimentary photos with the princesses. Call (501) 960-0658 for reservations and visit the website for more information. Parties take place at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. $60 for adults and $50 for children.
Mural Painting Workshop at CALS - Children's Library and Learning Center: Get ready to create fun art at this free workshop! Attendees of all ages will work with guest artists to plan and create a mural. The second part of th workshop takes place next week. Click here for details. 2 p.m. FREE!
Arkansas Comic Con 2017 at the Statehouse Convention Center: This two day experience at the Statehouse Convention Center is family friendly with a variety of exhibits, vendors and more. $15 per day or $25 for the weekend; kids ages 2-10 are $5 per day and children under 2 are free. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Visit the website for more details.
Human Plus Exhibit at the Museum of Discovery: The museum's temporary exhibit is about to say goodbye! Check it out before its final day on Sunday. Human Plus shows how science, engineering and the human body can do amazing things together. Elements of the exhibit include a simulated downhill mono-ski course, a DJ station built of out a wheel chair and controlled by the wheels, a touch panel that translates music into vibrations guests can feel and much more. The museum is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for kids 12 and younger and seniors 60 and older. For more information visit the museum website.