9 Events for Memorial Day Weekend Fun
Celebrate the unofficial start to summer with lots of family fun!
May Fest at Dairy Queen: Celebrate the start of summer with Dairy Queen at their Sherwood location. Enjoy buy-one-get-one $0.99 Blizzards, bounce houses, face painting, balloon animals and outdoor games! Click here for details. FREE!
RiverFest at First Security Amphitheater & Riverfront Park: The "Ford Family Fun Zone" at RiverFest will consist of carnival rides, attractions, shows, Disney celebrity meet & greets and more! There is special pricing for parents and kids who wish to come early and ride the rides, see the attractions and participate in the kid friendly activities. For details on the family fun zone, click here and for information on special pricing click here. There will also be a fireworks show at 9 p.m. on Friday. Click here for information on hours.
Arkansas Travelers Play at Dickey-Stephens Park: Take us out to the ballgame! The Travs are playing at home this weekend against Frisco. Friday's game starts at 6 p.m., on Saturday the first pitch is at 6:10 p.m. and Sunday's game kicks off at 2:10 p.m. Sunday is a Praise FM Family Game which means that the whole family gets into the stadium for $10 with a church bulletin. Visit the Travs website for regular ticket prices and more information.
I Know a Fighter 5K Race at Garver at Northshore: The inaugural I Know a Fighter 5K is a 3.1 mile race and family-friendly finish line festival to increase awareness for neurofibromatosis and raise critical funds needed to bring neurofibromatosis research over the finish line for a cure. Registration and check-in begins at 7 a.m. Visit the website for more details.
Opening Day at Wild River Country: It's officially time to have some fun in the sun! Celebrate the unofficial start to the summer season and the opening of Wild River Country. The waterpark opens at 10 a.m. During Memorial Day weekend, save $40 on family passes! Just ask for the family four-pack when you arrive. Click here for more information.
Africa Day Fest at Bernice Garden: Enjoy the diversity of African cultures through music, dance, food and children's activities. Expect gifts and souvenir vendors, food vendors and lots of family fun. Don't miss this opportunity to discover African cultures right here in Arkansas! The fun goes from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Visit the website for more information. FREE!
Go Outdoors! Event at Bass Pro Shops: Enjoy lots of free activities at this family-oriented event including a catch-and-release pond, kids craft and nature workshop. Enjoy funnel cake samples and create a photo overlay to go with a free photo you can take at the event. Go Outdoors! goes from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Visit the website for more information. FREE!
Red, White & Zoo Days at the Little Rock Zoo: Visit the Zoo for a few days filled with extra special fun, including face painting, family lawn games and bounce houses all three days! There will also be a dunk tank and elephant baseball game on Saturday. Click here for all the details. Zoo hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and regular admission applies.
Sunrise at the Summit at Pinnacle Mountain State Park: Join a park interpreter for a trip to the summit of Pinnacle Mountain to see the sun rise over the Arkansas River. Grab your shoes, water, and a flashlight and prepare to start your Memorial Day in stunning color. Meet at the West Summit Trailhead at West Summit Trailhead at 5 a.m. Click here for more information. FREE!