9 Events for Weekend Family Fun
Birthday celebrations, meteor shower lake cruises and more are coming your way.
Celebrate the Wonder Place's 12th Birthday: Celebrate 12 years of creative and imaginative play! From 9 a.m.-5 p.m., enjoy half-price admission, ice cream and popsicle crafts, a scavenger hunt and parachute time. And don't miss the popsicle party at 2:30 p.m.! Visit the Facebook page for more info.
30th Anniversary Celebration at Park Plaza Mall: Celebrate 30 years since Park Plaza Mall first opened with a variety of fun events. On Friday from noon-2 p.m., meet cartoon characters Michaelangelo and Hello Kitty. On Saturday, make a craft with a cop from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and at 2 p.m. watch a back-to-school fashion show at Dillard's. For a full schedule of events, visit the website. FREE!
Arkansas Travelers Play at Dickey-Stephens Park: Take us out to the ballgame! The Travs are playing at home this weekend against Midland. Friday is clunker car night and the game starts at 7:10 p.m. On Saturday the first pitch is at 6:10 p.m. with pre-game midget wrestling. Sunday's 2:10 p.m. game 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.
Second Saturday at the Little Rock Farmers Market: The Little Rock Farmers Market is celebrating National Farmers Market Week with special guests and fun activities from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Visit the food drive, stop by a gardening booth and spend time at the petting zoo. Plus, from 10-11 a.m., kids 12 and under can participate in the Lil Farmers Kids Club. Visit the event's Facebook page for more details. FREE!
Boosters & Big Rigs at the Jack Stephens Center: Boosters & Big Rigs is a family-friendly, free community event that provides children with dental, vision and wellness screenings from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Kids can explore and touch community vehicles, such as ambulances, fire trucks, police cars and more. Children will participate in a variety of games and activities and a free lunch is provided. Visit the website for more details. FREE!
Heifer Hour at Heifer Village & Urban Farm: Are flowers more than just pretty? Find out just how important they are to our planet at Heifer Hour from10-11 a.m. Kids ages 5-12 can enjoy crafts, games and activities while learning about nature. Head to Facebook for more information. FREE!
Meteor Shower Mania at Pinnacle Mountain State Park: View shooting stars from the middle of Lake Maumelle! Join a park interpreter on a guided cruise from 9-10:30 p.m. to learn about stars and constellations then watch a slice of the annual Perseid meteor shower. Advance payment and registration are required: $15 for adults and $8 for children ages 6-12. Call 501-868-5806 to secure your spot.
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 Cinderella, Beauty or Sleeping Beauty and receive a tiara and wand before enjoying a three-course tea. Teas take place 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.
Young Artist Class at Reinvented Vintage: Kids ages 5 and up can join Kristin McCaslin at Reinvented Vintage from 4-5:15 p.m. Participants will each create their own whimsical artwork; class is $35 with all materials provided. Head to the website to register.