It's not quite a holiday weekend, but you can treat it like one with all of these fun events! And if you're making plans for for the Fourth of July, make sure to check out our guide to all the fireworks and Independence Day events around central Arkansas!


Twilight Hike at the Little Rock Zoo: Join the Little Rock Zoo to explore the creatures of the night. Learn about owls, bats, frogs and even the night stars! This program comprises of a night hike around the zoo and with several other activities including a break for s’mores! Registration is required and the cost is $30 for members and $35 for non-members. The hike goes from 6-10 p.m. Visit the website for more information.


"Tuck Everlasting" at The Studio Theatre: Based on the classic book of the same title, this play follows the life of Winnie Foster, a young woman who wants a life of adventure, and she finds it with the Tuck family. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2:30 on Sunday. Student tickets are $20 and adult tickets are $25. Visit the website for more details.

Arkansas Travelers Play at Dickey-Stephens Park: Take us out to the ballgame! The Travs are playing at home this weekend against Corpus Christi on Friday and Saturday and versus San Antonio on 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.


Celebrate Summer! at Garvan Woodland Gardens: Celebrate all that summer has to offer, including the new Tree House in the Evans Children’s Adventure Garden. Stroll through the Gardens and enjoy summer annuals. Children’s craft booths (included with admission) will be open from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. And the new tree house will be welcoming visitors. The fun goes from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for children 4-12. Visit the website for details.

Meet a Hero Be a Hero at Outlets of Little Rock: Join Outlets of Little Rock for a special day to meet the heroes of Little Rock. Kids can get finger printed, learn crime prevention tips from the Little Rock police department and fire safety from the fire department. Explore fire and police vehicles and the first 30 tkids to be finger printed will receive a complimentary movie ticket from Movie Tavern. Hang out from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit the Facebook page for more information.

Super Summer Saturdays at the Clinton Center: Visit the Clinton Center for free "Louder Than Words"-themed programming for children (and adults) of all ages. Activities include hands-on guitar and drum lessons from the professionals at Guitar Center. There will also be a raffle every week for a free lesson at Guitar Center, sponsored by the Clinton Center. No RSVP is required. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Visit the website for more information. FREE! 


Star Gazing Cruise at Pinnacle Mountain State Park: View the stars while cruising aboard a pontoon boat on Lake Maumelle near Pinnacle Mountain. A park interpreter will serve as your guide to learn about stars, constellations and satellites in the night sky. Advance payment and registration required: $15 for adults and $8 for children ages 6-12. The cruise goes from 9-10:30 p.m. Click here for more information.

Fireworks at Magic Springs & Crystal Falls: Spend a day playing on roller coasters and water slides and then enjoy a fireworks display at dusk. The fireworks show takes place at dusk. Admission is $34.99 per person. Visit Magic Springs' website for more information.