14 Events for Weekend Family Fun
Celebrate Cino de Mayo, head to a ballgame, take a yoga class and so much more.
19th Annual Therapeutic Recreation Arts Festival: This festival is designed for children and adults with disabilities, but is open to everyone. Attendees can enjoy hands-on art activities such as foam projects, beaded necklaces/bracelets and face painting. The festival also features a climbing wall, dance contest and more. The fun starts at 10 a.m. at the Clear Channel Metroplex. Visit the website for more details.
MacArthur Park 5k at MacArthur Park: The 11th annual neighborhood race takes to the city park as all ages (and dogs) battle it out for the top time. After you finish up, stick around for the awards ceremony/lawn party complete with live music, pizza and beer (for mom and dad). All proceeds go to benefit MacArthur Park and affiliated programs. Start time is 7 p.m. For more info, click here.
Little Rock Farmers Market Opening Day at the River Market Pavilions: Don't go to the grocery store just yet — this week get your produce fresh and local at the farmers market! Saturday kicks off five months of local produce, foods, crafts and more. The market will also include all sorts of activities for the kiddos. Stop in anytime from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info, click here.
Handmade in The Heights on Kavanaugh Blvd.: This neighborhood festival is designed to "celebrate crafters and creators of all kinds." Peruse everything from jewelry to T-shirts to furniture and beyond. There will also be lots of food, so come hungry. The fest lasts from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For more info, click here.
Cinco de Heights Street Fiesta at Heights Taco & Tamale Co.: Heights Taco will take over Kavanaugh Blvd. in front of the restaurant for a few hours of live music, a mojito/margarita/beer zone, kid activities and more. The fun lasts from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. For more info, click here.
Be Like Jo: Little Women Event at Historic Arkansas Museum: Enjoy a free preview screening of the new PBS Masterpiece adaptation of the classic book "Little Women" and stay for themed activities on the historic grounds. Visit a print shop where Little Rock's earliest newspaper was printed on an old-style press and see how it was done, write with a quill pen and seal your letters with hot wax. The event is free but registration is required. Click here for more information. The fun goes from 2-5 p.m.
Fifth Birthday Blast at The Studio Theatre: To mark five whole years of local goodness, the theater is celebrating with a family-friendly day of cupcake decorating, slushies, a silent auction and the new season reveal. It starts at 6 p.m. For more info, click here.
Princess Tea Party at The Castle on Stagecoach: Guests can dress in their fanciest princess attire and enjoy a ride in a horse-drawn carriage from the parking lot to the castle. Each child will take a photo with either Rapunzel, Snow White or The Tinker Fairy. While you enjoy the tea, a group of princesses will sing, dance and entertain all the guests while mingling at each of the tables. Tea times are at 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $60 for adults and $50 for children. Call (501) 960-0658 to reserve your seats and visit the website for more information.
Intro to Yoga for Children at Arkansas Yoga Collective: Practicing yoga for children has been shown to increase their ability to concentrate, encourage body awareness, help to develop and improve coordination skills and more.This fun-filled hour long class is tailored around helping children understand the foundations of yoga. The class starts at 3 p.m. and is recommended for ages 6 and up. The cost is $10 per student; parents are welcome to join for free. Click here for more information.
"Ghostbusters" Screening at The Root Cafe: Enjoy the cool evening weather and a movie under the stars. Audience members are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets to the outdoor screening, and to bring their appetites for the food trucks. Showtime is 8 p.m., but doors open at 7 p.m. For more info, click here.
Arkansas Travelers Play at Dickey-Stephens Park: Take us out to the ballgame! The Travs are playing at homne this weekend against Northwest Arkansas. On Saturday the game starts at 5:30 p.m. and is followed by a post-game concert by 7eventh Time Down. Sunday's game at 2:10 p.m. 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.
Vintage Market Days at the Outlets of Little Rock: This traveling pop-up market is setting up shop so that locals can get their fill of clothing, outdoor furnishings, antiques, art, home goods, food trucks, live music and more. Shopping hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are available at the gate: $10 on Friday and $5 on Saturday or Sunday. For more info, click here.
“Stone Soup” at the Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre: One day, a lovable wanderer came upon a little house at the end of a long road. A little woman peeked out and smiled. Then she opened her door. Delighted, the traveler stepped inside to discover a treasure even more precious than a pot of delicious soup: he found a friend. Earnest charm, playful imagination, and heart-warming music are the key ingredients in this fresh, nourishing new play. Showtimes are Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10-$12.50. Visit the website for more details.
"The Lion King" on Broadway at the Robinson Center: Hakuna matata, the show is finally here! Watch the Pride Lands come to life right here in Little Rock as Simba, Mufasa and all your favorites take the stage. The curtain opens at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday, and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets start at $38. Click here for more information.