10 Events for Weekend Family Fun
Whether you're looking to really kick back and relax with some yoga or get up and moving at the Superhero Dash-N-Bash, this weekend is loaded with family fun. There's even an airshow happening in North Little Rock!
Family Movie Day at the Maumelle Library: The Maumelle Library gives you a cool, relaxing way to spend your Friday afternoon: a free movie! They'll be showing “Monsters University” (G). 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!
Opening Night of "Giggle, Giggle, Quack" at the Arkansas Arts Center: The Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre is back for its 2017-18 season! In "Giggle, Giggle, Quack" Farmer Brown is off on a much-needed vacation, leaving his brother Bob in charge with one crucial word of advice: “Keep an eye on Duck. He’s trouble.” What could possibly go wrong? Show starts at 7 p.m. $10 for members, $12.50 for non-members. Click here to purchase tickets and for more information.
Faulkner County Fair at Conway Expo Center and Fairgrounds: This year's fair is themed "Heroes and Fairy Tales." Enjoy a midway, home economic booths, commercial exhibits, live entertainment, and livestock exhibits filled with sheep, cattle, hogs, rabbits and more. The fairgrounds are open from 9 a.m.-11 p.m. and admission is free. Parking is $5 per vehicle and rides require tickets. Visit the website for more details. FREE!
76th Lonoke County Fair & Livestock Show at Lonoke County Fairgrounds: Enjoy a carnival, pet show, talent show, and parade! Visitors can also explore exhibits such as livestock, horticulture, arts and crafts and more. Special events include the Red Neck Games, lawn mower races, rodeo and more. Check the website for more event details. Gate admission is $4, children $2, children under 6 free.
Superhero Dash-N-Bash at Murray Park: This fourth annual event takes place at Murray Park in Little Rock. Attendees will get to enjoy food, music, bounce houses, games, activities, head shaving and much more! All proceeds go to support the families of children who are being treated in the Hematology and Oncology Department at Arkansas Children's Hospital. The fun goes from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit the Facebook page for more details. FREE!
Azkabanned Bash at Hillary Clinton Children's Library: As part of CALS Banned Books Week celebrations, view "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" (PG) and enjoy special Harry Potter crafts and snacks. The party starts at 10 a.m. at the Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library. Click here for more details on Banned Books Week and the fun lineup of events. FREE!
Acansa Family Art Day at Hillary Clinton Children's Library: Enjoy a day of art, music, and fun for the whole family. Children will enjoy a fun musical performance by the acclaimed trio Nine Horses, an appearance by the Arkansas Art Mobile, and snacks and drinks provided by Acansa. Additionally, Pulaski County Community Services will present "Chalk4Peace," a sidewalk chalk drawing contest that is part of their Peace Week activities. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Hillary Clinton Children’s Library. FREE!
Wings Over the Rock Airshow at the North Little Rock Airport: See the high powered Pitts Raptor perform high energy aerobatics and enjoy a full three hours of airshow action from some of the nations top performers. See the worlds fastest jet powered pick-up truck perform. Aerobatic planes, Warbirds, helicopters, sky divers, formation teams and more. Admission is $5 and kids 8 and under are free. Visit the Facebook page for more details.
Arkansas Peace Fest at Little Rock Central High School: This celebration features speakers, music, food, children’s activities, art projects, and information about organizations that support peace in Arkansas. 1-5 p.m. at Little Rock Central High School. For info, visit ArkansasPeaceWeek.com. FREE!
Intro to Yoga for Children at Arkansas Yoga Collective: Kids practicing yoga has been show to increase their ability to concentrate, encourage body awareness, help to develop and improve coordination skills and more. Join Rachel Newell for an Introduction into Yoga for Kids Pop-Up Class. It will be a fun-filled hour long class, tailored around helping the children understand the foundations of yoga. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Kids are $10, parents are welcome to join in for free. Class starts at 3 p.m. Click here to register.