13 Events for Weekend Family Fun
Here's what we've got on the lineup this weekend! If you're looking specifically for Mother's Day events, check out our roundup of 11 brunches, events and other activities happening just for Mom here.
Whole Foods Kids Club at Whole Foods Market: Head to Whole Foods Market for a a morning of healthy snacks, storytime and and crafting. The fun starts at 10 a.m. and is free to attend. Click here for details. FREE!
Opening Day at the Little Rock Farmers Market: Nothing’s better than a spring morning full of fresh and local fruits, veggies, jams, jellies and flowers. Enjoy a stroll through the booths of vendors selling homemade goods and stock up on groceries and handmade trinkets from various artisans. The market takes place at the River Market Pavilion from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. and more info is available on the website. FREE!
North Little Rock Mini Maker Faire at North Little Rock's North Shore Riverwalk: The North Little Rock Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly celebration of invention and resourcefulness featuring a collection of hands-on art projects, DIY science and technology, alternative energy, bicycles, handmade crafts and demonstrations. At the Faire from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. there will also be drones, visitors from the Little Rock Zoo, robotics and more. Click here for more details. FREE!
mömandpöp Springtime Song & Dance Party at South on Main: Enjoy a musical comedy variety show geared especially for pre-school and early elementary age kids. Doors open at 10 a.m. with a Brown Bag Brunch from South on Main. Kids can make Mother's Day cards before the concert starts at 11 a.m. Tickets may be purchased for $5 in advance or at the door. Seating is available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Click here for more details.
Tommy Terrific's Wacky Magic Show at CALS Main Library: Alakazam! Join Tommy and his wacky brand of magic and fun for the whole family! The show starts at 10:30 a.m. Click here for info. FREE!
Worm Farming at Heifer Hour at Heifer Village: At this month's Heifer Hour, your child will learn about composting with worms and make their own terrariums (worm farms). There will be worm crafts and a garden and barn tour. The fun takes place from 11 a.m.-noon and more details are available on Facebook. FREE!
Arkansas Travelers Meet & Greet at Outlets of Little Rock: Meet the Arkansas Travelers mascots, plus two players from the team outside Outlets of Little Rock Food Pavilion from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Get an autograph or photo with the players, play some cornhole and enter for a chance to win a family four-pack to a Travelers baseball game! Click here for details. FREE!
National Train Day at All Aboard Restaurant & Grill: Celebrate National Train Day at All Aboard Restaurant & Grill from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. There will be free train rides from noon-2 p.m., live music, giveaways, food samplings, games and more. Click here for details.
Oscar & Boomer's Birthday at the Little Rock Zoo: Help the Zoo celebrate as two of its cheetahs turn 3! There will be cake, lemonade and a live demonstration. The fun starts at 1 p.m. and is included in regular admission: $12.95 for adults and $9.95 for children. Click here for details.
Mamie's Poppy Party at War Memorial Stadium: Mamie’s Poppy Party “A Remembrance Celebration" (formerly known as Race to Remember) is a festival festival-style event from 6-9 p.m. featuring a parade, food, live entertainment, a kids area and a fireworks display. All proceeds benefit families who experience stillbirth, infant and child loss. Admission is $30 and free for kids 10 and under. Visit the website for more information.
Bernice Garden Strawberry Festival: Head to the Bernice Garden from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for lots of strawberry-themed fun and eats. Peruse the vendors and enjoy some of Arkansas' best berries at this anual event. Click here for info. FREE!
Travs vs. Tulsa Drillers at Dickey-Stephens Park: The Travs play four times this weekend, packing in two games on Friday with a doubleheader. Game times are 5:10 p.m. Friday (with the second game immediately following), 6:10 p.m. Saturday and 2:10 p.m. Sunday. Click here to check out the special promotions and see what else is gong on at the park. Tickets start at $6.
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial: In Concert at the Robinson Center: Director Steven Spielberg's heartwarming masterpiece follows the story of a lost little alien who befriends a 10-year-old boy named Elliott. Experience all the mystery and fun of their unforgettable adventure, with John Williams' Academy Award-winning score performed live by the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra in sync to the film projected on a huge HD screen! Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets start at $16; visit the website for more information.