11 Events for Weekend Family Fun
Celebrate Arkansas' 182nd birthday, take an evening canoe float down the Big Maumelle River, support Little Rock's very own soccer team and more!
Arkansas Travelers Play at Dickey-Stephens Park: Take us out to the ballgame! The Travs are playing at home this weekend against Tulsa on Friday and versus Northwest Arkansas on Saturday and Sunday. Friday's game starts at 7:10 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.
Kidstock Family Music Festival at Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library: The Central Arkansas Library System's summer reading club kicks off when Craig O’Neill throws out the first book of summer at 10 a.m. followed by Tommy Terrific’s Wacky Magic Show at 10:30 a.m., Dogtown Ukulele Band at noon and LeRon—Lela Bloom and Ron Hughes joined together in musical hilarity at 2 p.m. Other festivities include karaoke and outdoor activities. The festival goes from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit the website for more information. FREE!
Arkansas Statehood Celebration at the Old State House Museum: Celebrate Arkansas' 182nd birthday at this living history event portraying everyday life in 1836 Arkansas. Visitors will learn about industries and trades in Arkansas in 1836, the worth of goods and services and more. Meet a carpenter, a basket-weaver, a quilter, a teacher, a drover, a land surveyor, a preacher and a tavern-keeper. Play period games like faro, checkers, skittles and graces and enjoy refreshments from noon-5 p.m. Visit the event's Facebook page for more details. FREE!
Rock Around the Clock at Laman Library: Get in the '50s rock 'n'roll spirit! Rock Around the Clock with Laman Library Main Branch at 1 p.m. Prize awarded for the best '50s style costume and free treats provided. Call (501) 758-1720 for more details. FREE!
Little Rock Rangers Soccer at War Memorial Stadium: This soccer team was established in 2016 and plays as part of the National Premier Socer League. They play against STL Club Atletico at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for ages 11 and under and $10 for ages 12 and up. Visit the team's website for more information.
Morning Lake Cruises at Pinnacle Mountain State Park: Morning is the perfect time to cruise during summertime. Join a park interpreter for a relaxing cruise in the park’s pontoon boat to tour Lake Maumelle and view beautiful landscapes, historic structures, and the lake’s resident wildlife! Meet at the Jolly Rogers Marina; cruises leave at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Advance payment and registration required: $15 for adults and $8 for kids ages 6-12. Visit the website for more information.
Super Sunday Free Family Funday at the Arkansas Arts Center: Families can follow an art scavenger hunt around the museum at this free monthly event. The fun goes from noon-3 p.m. and attendees can drop in at any time during that window. All ages are welcome. Visit the website for details. FREE!
Princess Tea Party at The Castle on Stagecoach: Enjoy a tea party with your favorite fairtyale characters at The Castle on Stagecoach! Guests can dress in the 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 The Island Princess, The Little Mermaid or The Frog Princess and receive a tiara and wand before enjoying a three-course tea. Tea times are at 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $60 for adults and $50 for children. Call (501) 960-0658 or 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.
Little Rock Wind Symphony Presents "Grand Old Flag" at MacArthur Park: She's a grand old flag, so in honor of Flag Day come celebrate Old Glory in a grand way with hand-clapping marches, flag-waving patriotic songs, toe-tapping show tunes and an armed foces salute. Bring the kids and your picnic baskets to an old-fashioned concert in the park. The show starts at 7 p.m. Click here for more information. FREE!
Sunset Canoe Float on Big Maumelle River: Explore the Big Maumelle River as nighttime unfolds. Look and listen for bats, coyotes, deer, owls and beavers. No prior paddling experience is necessary, but you should be comfortable around water. Wear clothes and shoes that can get wet and bring extra dry layers just in case. The float goes from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Advance payment and registration required: $40 per canoe. Click here for more details.