9 Events to Kick Off Spring Break in Central Arkansas
This weekend is the kick-off to spring break fun and we're ready to soak it all in! Here are several events for weekend fun. Then, during the week, check out this guide to 15 Central Arkansas Spring Break Day Camps and Activities.
Story Time with The Tinker Fairy: Enjoy an interactive storytelling of the Tinker Fairy's story, then stick around to get your picture taken with her afterwards! All ages welcome at this event hosted by Fancyful Fairytale Parties. 10 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Visit the Facebook event page for more information. FREE!
Easter Bunny Breakfast at McCain Mall: Hop on over to the Center Court at the mall for a head start on Easter fun! Guests can enjoy breakfast, make crafts and take a photo with the Easter Bunny himself. The event at 9 a.m. is free, but make sure to call (501) 758-6317 ext. 223 to reserve your spot and ensure there is enough food. FREE!
Easter Bunny Cares at Park Plaza Mall: Bunny Cares is a special sensory-friendly event for kids with special needs and their families to enjoy a visit and photos with the Easter Bunny in a calming environment. Please RSVP in advance by reserving one slot per group by visiting the website. Time slots are available from 9-11 a.m. Visit the Facebook page for more information. FREE!
Alpacapalooza at Heifer Village and Urban Farm: Kick off spring break with this family-friendly outdoor bash celebrating urban and rural farming. Pack up the kiddos and enjoy crafts, food trucks, a giant inflatable obstacle course and, of course, alpacas. The fun goes from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. For more info, click here. FREE!
Laman Lucky Baby Fair: William F. Laman Public Library hosts the Laman Lucky Baby Fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. so new and expecting parents can meet with community organizations and learn about what they have to offer. Door prizes awarded! Visit the website for details. FREE!
19th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Little Rock and Argenta: Get your green on and head downtown for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Presented by the Irish Cultural Society of Arkansas, the parade runs begins Sixth and Main in Argenta and ends at Third and Cumberland across the river. Expect leprechauns, Irish Wolfhounds, antique cars, bands, Irish dancers, decorative floats and lots more. The parade kicks off at 1 p.m. For more info, click here.
15th Annual World's Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Hot Springs: Covering a brief 98 feet, this parade will make it's way down Bridge Street with plenty of sights to make up for its brevity. Starting the parade is Jon Heder, while the grand marshal is NSYNC's Joey Fatone. Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. Click here for the full schedule of events.
Big Cat Celebration at the Little Rock Zoo: Join the Little Rock Zoo to celebrate all things big cats! From 10 a.m.-3 p.m., enjoy African music, seed bead jewelry making, coloring pages and games of mancala at the top of the big cat display. A full schedule of events for the day is available here. Regular zoo admission applies: $12.95 for adults and $9.95 for children.
"Junie B. Jones is Not A Crook" at the Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre: Junie B. Jones learns all about finders keepers, losers weepers in this comedic play based on the children's books by Barbara Park. Shows take the stage Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for AAC members and $12.50 for non-members. Visit the website for more details.