11 Events for Weekend Family Fun
The best part? Six of them are free!
Whole Foods Kids Club at Whole Foods Market: Enjoy a free snack, visit with a special guest, make a craft and listen to a story read aloud. The fun starts at 10 a.m. Visit the website for more information. FREE!
World Fest at War Memorial Park in Little Rock: Presented by the Little Rock Racial and Cultural Diversity Commission, World Fest offers students of all ages a multicultural learning experience through a variety of activities, including a global village, fair contest and performances. The fun goes from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. For info visit the website. FREE!
Little Rock Night Market at the Bernice Garden: After a successful inaugural bash in September, Night Market is back to help you celebrate the start to the weekend. Visitors will be able to enjoy African and Indian food, live music and more. Stop in from 5-9 p.m. For more info, click here. FREE!
Heroes Against Hunger 5K and Kids Fun Run at Murray Park: Head to Murray Park for this 5K that raises funds for the Arkansas Foodbank. Registration begins at 6 a.m. and the race starts at 8 a.m. A kids fun run follows the 5K at 9 a.m. Participants are encouraged to dress up as their favorite superhero. Registration ranges from $10-$30. Head to the website for details.
Conway EcoFest at Laurel Park: Conway EcoFest is a highly interactive, connected, balanced and educational event for all ages. 2018 marks the 10 year anniversary. Come out for family fun and entertainment, rain or shine from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit the website for more information. FREE!
Cupcakes for Goodness Sake in Argenta: CareLink's fourth annual fundraiser, Cupcakes for Goodness Sake takes place on North Little Rock’s Main Street and features themed-cupcake creations, local vendors, food trucks and live music from the Rodney Block Collective. From 4-7 p.m., attendees will have the chance to sample each bakers’ delicious creations and cast their votes for their favorites. Admission is $5 for kids and $10 for adults. Call 501-688-7469 for more information.
4th Annual Arkansas Honey Festival at Bemis Honey Bee Farm & Supplies: The Arkansas Honey Festival is an educational event that celebrates honey and the bees that make it. The day will be filled with workshops, honey tasting, honey contests, honey smoothies, honey extracting and more! Peruse the food trucks and visit a kids area will filled with bounce houses, face painting and other activities. Goes from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For info visit the event Facebook page. FREE!
Great Arkansas Goat Festival at the Perryville City Park: We're reaching a little outside our central Arkansas boundaries for this one-of-a-kind festival all about goats! From 10 a.m.-6 p.m., the whole family can enjoy a goat parade, goat costume contest, goat races, America's Goat Talent Show, live music and food vendors. For info, visit the event website. FREE!
Fall Canoe Float at Pinnacle Mountain State Park: There's no better way to spend the day than out on the water! Paddle your way through Pinnacle’s majestic lowland river while viewing large cypress trees and a variety of wildlife. Advance payment and registration required; $40 per canoe. The float goes from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Click here for more details and call 501-868-5806 to register.
“Curious George: The Golden Meatball” at the Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre: Look out! Curious George is buzzing and bouncing with excitement. The Man with the Yellow Hat can hardly keep up. And why is this mischievous monkey so wound up? Because it’s Meatball Day! Hang out with your favorite monkey at the season opener at the Children’s Theatre. Showtimes are Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12.50 for non-members and $10 for members. Visit the website for more details.
Magic Screams at Magic Springs & Crystal Falls: Get spooked on one of the many park rides, stock up on treats along the trick-or-treat trail, showcase your creativity in the family costume contest, visit haunted houses and more. Magic Screams takes place from noon-11 p.m. Saturday and noon-9 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $24.99 when purchased online and $29.99 when purchased at the gate. Admission is free for kids ages 3 and under. Parking is $10 per vehicle. Click here for all the details on Magic Screams.