11 Events for Weekend Family Fun
An electrifying Tesla coil show, fireworks at Dickey-Stephens Stadium and National Ice Cream Day are all on our rundown.
Tommy Terrific at Laman 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!
Breakfast With the Elephants at the Little Rock Zoo: This VIP experience lets guests get up close and personal with the elephants and the keepers who care for them. The event includes breakfast in Café Africa, special keeper chats and unlimited photo opportunities with the rhinos. All guests must be 6 years old or older. The fun goes from 8:30-10 a.m. Purchase tickets ($20-$45) online in advance.
Storytimes with Susanne Brunner & Busker the Tusker: KARK anchor Susanne Brunner is debuting her first book, "Busker the Tusker" at a mini book tour around central Arkansas. At each stop, she'll do a reading, book signing and Q&A alongside a stuffed Busker. She'll be at the Little Rock Zoo from 10 a.m.-noon and WordsWorth Books & Co. from 3-4 p.m. FREE!
Huddle Up! A Blast of Knowledge for Youth at UA-Little Rock: Youth ages 12-17 are getting serious at this event and diving into important topics including interaction with law enforcement, bullying and money mangement. The event from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. is free, but advance registration is required online. 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 on how plastic pollution effects Arkansas and the world. Super Summer Saturday programming is free, but admission fees apply to tour the museum. Click here for details. FREE!
Shock the Rock at the Clinton Center Grounds: Witness the world's largest Tesla coil in action as it produces 60-foot bolts of lightning! Festivities begin at 6 p.m. and educators will present electricity-related demonstrations and host interactive activities until the show starts at 8:45 p.m. Bring ear protection. Click here for more details. FREE!
National Ice Cream Day at Loblolly Scoop Shop: Where else would you rather spend such an epic holiday? The first 100 customers will get a free limited-edition souvenir and there are giveaways happening all week long leading up to the event. The shop is open from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Click here for more info.
Afternoon Tea Etiquette Lesson at Honey Pies: This tea etiquette lesson, taught by Mind Your Manners Etiquette School, shows children how to hold conversations in small groups and demonstrating poise in social settings. Attendees can dress up in their Sunday best for an hour and 30 minutes and enjoy finger foods and tea. The lesson goes from 2:30-4 p.m. and registration is $40.50 per participant.
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.
"Mary Poppins" at Murry's Dinner Playhouse: Everyone’s favorite, practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure. Meals are served all-you-can-eat buffet style and showtimes are listed online. Tickets start at $25 and must be purchased over the phone by calling 501-562-3131. Click here for more details.
Travs vs. Frisco Roughriders 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.