8 Events for Weekend Family Fun
First comes the Fourth of July, then comes an extra long weekend! If you're one of the unlucky few who has to head back to work on Friday, you can still make the most of this holiday week with these fun events.
If you're looking for events for Independence Day fun, click here to check out our roundup of 19 different events (including fireworks, festivals and 5Ks) in central Arkansas!
Here's what you can do to fill the rest of your week.
Fireworks at Magic Springs & Crystal Falls: Spend a day playing on roller coasters and water slides and then enjoy a fireworks display at dusk. Admission is $35.99 in advance. For info, visit the website.
Celebrate Summer Day! at Garvan Gardens: Have fun at the gardens with activities like rainbow in a bag, pinwheel making, face painting, and ribbon dancers. Flossie’s food truck and Blue Elephant snow cones will alspo be at the Gardens. There will be sprinkler stations at the Children’s Garden and Ellipse to cool down. The fun goes from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Regular admission applies: $15 for adults, $5 for ages 4-12 and free for ages 3 and under. Click here for more info.
Arkansas Down Syndrome Network Popsicle Social at War Memorial Splash Pad: Have some fun in the sun at this free splash pad at the park! Bring a picnic and then enjoy popsicles with other families. The fun goes from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Learn more about the Arkansas Down Syndrome Network here and more about the event here. FREE!
Princess Party at CALS Main Library: The whole family is welcome at this magical princess party! Attendees can come dressed as princesses to enjoy stories, crafts and more. It all takes place on the third floor from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Click here for more info. FREE!
Peach Fest at Faulkner Lake Orchard: Celebrate all things peach at this orchard right here in North Little Rock! There will be vendors, a petting zoo and of course a chance to pick all the peaches your heart desires. The festival starts at 11 a.m. and is free to attend; peaches are available for purchase. Click here for more info on the orchard and here for the event Facebook page. FREE!
Super Summer Saturday at the Clinton Center: Head to the Clinton Center at 4:30 p.m. for a showing of "Happy Feet" and hands-on activities that will raise awareness about how plastic pollution effects Arkansas and the world. Super Summer Saturdays happen in conjunction with the current temporary exhibit, "Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea." Super Summer Saturday programming is free, but admission fees apply to tour the museum. Click here for details.
Kids Yoga at Arkansas Yoga Collective: Kids ages 6-12 will learn yoga poses and sequences, play movement games, and use fun hands-on activities to build a love for themselves the Earth! Class registration is $10 and the fun goes from 3-4 p.m. Click here for more information.
Travs vs. Springfield Cardinals at Dickey-Stephens Park: The Travs play three home games this weekend, with lots of fun promotions — including post-game fireworks happening on Friday! Game times are 7:10 p.m. Friday, 6:10 p.m. Saturday and 6:10 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.