11 Events for Weekend Family Fun
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20th Annual Therapeutic Recreation Arts Festival at Little Rock Therapeutic Recreation: Kids and adults with special needs can enjoy hands-on crafts and art, music, entertainment and refreshments at this festival at Little Rock Therapeutic Recreation. The festival is open to attendees of all abilities and some of the activities include foam fun, a climbing wall, face painting and sand art. The fest goes from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and more information is available online. FREE!
Chelsea Clinton at Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library & Learning Center: Chelsea Clinton will be in Little Rock for an evening event and book signing as part of the tour for her new children's book, "Don’t Let Them Disappear: 12 Endangered Species Across the Globe." All attendees will have the opportunity to have Clinton sign their copies of "Don’t Let Them Disappear." The event starts at 5:30 p.m. and more info and tickets are available here.
Walk for the Waiting at War Memorial Stadium: The CALL, Immerse and Project Zero are joining forces to support waiting children and the families that care for them. Walk for the Waiting is a family fun walk fundraiser promoting foster care and adoption awareness. Registration opens at 8:45 a.m. and the opening ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by a one-mile walk and a post-walk celebration party. Visit the website for details.
Walk MS: Little Rock at the North Shore River Walk: The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is hosting its annual one mile/5K fun run this weekend. Put on your orange and get out there. Start time is 10 a.m. For more info, click here.
Dragon and Unicorn Party at CALS Main Library: Celebrate two mythical creatures with stories, crafts, and activities for the whole family! The event takes place on the third floor of the Main Library from 10-11 a.m. Click here for more details. FREE!
Rubber Ducky Derby at Wilbur Mills Park: Watch 5,000 rubber ducks race down a man-made river at Mills Park at 2 p.m. Leading up to the main event, enjoy food trucks, live entertainment and a kids zone from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Proceeds from the Rubber Ducky Derby support the Boys & Girls Club of Bryant, Imagination Library and Kids Closet. Click here for more info. FREE!
UPDATE: The One District, One Boook, One Community event has been canceled due to weather.
One District, One Book, One Community at the Clinton Presidential Center: Celebrate the end of the school year with a fun outdoor festival in the Clinton Center Park. In conjunction with Little Rock School District’s “One District, One Book” program, enjoy a variety of literary-based activities to encourage students to read all summer including free books, story time, a meet-and-greet with a celebrated book author, bounce houses and more! The fun goes from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 501-374-4242 for more info. FREE!
Cinco de Heights Street Fiesta at Heights Taco & Tamale Co.: Now in its third year, this fiesta will take over Kavanaugh Boulevard 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.
Music & More at Kiddie Academy: Music & More is a free community event designed to help kids immerse themselves and their families in the world of art through music and dance. The event starts at 2 p.m. and more information is available on the website. Register in advance to reserve a spot. FREE!
Mother & Son Superhero Day at ArtLab: This day is just for moms and their little superheroes, where they'll get to design their own superhero persona. The class is recommended for boys ages 3 and up; call 501-379-9175 to register. Registration is $45 per mother-son duo and $10 for each additional son. Class goes from 2-3:30 p.m. Visit the website for more information.
"Forte" Presented by Ballet Arkansas at CHARTS Theater: Ballet Arkansas’ season finale is a dynamic, mixed repertory program highlighting both classical and contemporary works. The show features “Swan Lake” act 2 as well as contemporary work, an original piece choreographed by Ballet Arkansas’ Executive and Artistic Director Michael Fothergill and more. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets start at $15. Click here for more info.