From a kayak float to the annual Messtival at Museum of Discovery, this weekend is loaded with fun!


Story Time with The Little Mermaid at Whole Foods Market: Enjoy a story time with The Little Mermaid, sing and dance along as she leads you through "Under the Sea," take your picture with her afterwards! A craft and snack will also be provided. The fun goes from 10-10:45 a.m. Click here for details. FREE!


The Big Catch Fishing Derby at MacArthur Park: The entire family can enjoy a day full of fun, food, games and prizes from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Activities include archery, BB gun shooting, a community health fair, fish cooking demonstrations and more! Bring your own fishing gear and lunch will be provided. Visit the Facebook page for more info. FREE! Note: this event was originally scheduled for April 13.

Spring Kayak Float at the Little Maumelle River: Spend a beautiful spring morning out on the water! On this guided tour you'll see birds, fish, flowers and more. The float goes from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and kayakers should pack a lunch and water bottle and wear shoes that can get wet. Cost is $40 per kayak and more details are availabe here.

Paint & Storytime at The Painted Pig Studio: It's important to build creative expression at an early age, and just getting a paintbrush in your kids' hands is the first step! This one-hour storytime and painting session from 10-11 a.m. features a small project aimed at kids up to age 5. The class is $16 and pre-registration is required. Click here for more information.

Messtival at the Museum of Discovery: A day full of making ooey, gooey, slimy, foamy messes! What’s even better? You don’t have to clean it up. The museum has activities for the whole family including a massive car wash-style area kids can go through, a Slip ’N’ Slide and more! Get ready to get messy. The mess making goes from 10 a.m-3 p.m. and is included in regular museum admission: $8 for kids and $10 for adults. Visit the website for more information.

Story Explore at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center: Enjoy a new, free reading program, Story Explore, at one of Little Rock’s fantastic museums! Geared toward elementary-age children, the program features a read-aloud story and related activity starting at 11 a.m. Call ahead to reserve your free spot: 501-683-3593. FREE!

Bowman Food Fest at Bowman Pointe Apartments and The Pointe Brodie Creek: Bowman Food Fest celebrates the best of Little Rock’s continuously growing food and entertainment culture with a full lineup of food trucks, performers from Arkansas Circus Arts outdoor games and more. Free parking will be available at The Church at Rock Creek on 36th Street. A trolley service will transport visitors from property to property. Enjoy it all from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Click here for more info. FREE!

Looking for more outdoor fun? Check out our berry-picking guide and head to one of the seven patches and farms around Arkansas!


Camp Crafts at the West Summit at Pinnacle Mountain State Park: Join Park Interpreter Kellie for creature-focused crafts near the playground. This activity from 4-5 p.m. provides a fun way for families to create special state park memories. Click here for more details. FREE! 


35th Annual International Greek Food Festival at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church: Opa! It's time for baklava, gyros and more at this annual family-friendly event. Parking and trolley service are free and admission is $3 or three canned food items for the Arkansas Food Bank. Festival hours are 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Visit the festival website for more info.