The Little Rock Zoo

From a princess makeup workshop to a meteor shower lake cruise to a grizzly bear birthday bash, this weekend has it all!


Storytime with Beauty at Whole Foods Market: Enjoy a telling of a tale as old as time with Beauty, be enchanted by her performance of “Something There,” and get your picture taken with her afterwards! A craft and snack will also be provided. The magical morning fun starts at 10 a.m. Click here for info. FREE!


Second Saturday at the Little Rock Farmers Market: Head to the River Market Pavilion for the regular farmers market happenings from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. But, from 8 a.m.-noon, there's lots of extra fun going down, including the Lil Farmers Kids Club, live music, food demos and tastings and more! Click here for more info on Second Saturday happenings. FREE!

Boosters & Big Rigs at UA-Little Rock: Kids can get free dental, vision and wellness screenings at this annual event from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Jack Stephens Center. Attendees can also explore and touch emergency response vehicles, such as ambulances, fire trucks and police cars. Children can participate in a variety of games and activities and free lunch is provided. Click here for more info. FREE!

Grizzly Birthday Beach Bash at the Little Rock Zoo: Grizzly bears Ann and Nora are celebrating early this year because they hibernate during their birthdays. Wear your tropical best to the bear plaza beach party starting at 11 a.m. for family activities. Cake and refreshments follow at 1:30 p.m. Regular zoo admission applies. Visit the website for details.

Princess Mother/Daughter Makeup Workshop & Dress up Contest at Spec Ops Gaming Lounge: Moms and daughters can learn how to do their makeup to match a favorite Disney princess at this event for only $5! Take a photo with Queen Elsa and come dressed as you favorite princess for a chance to win makeup and back-to-school prizes. The fun goes from 1-3 p.m. Click here for more info.

Dinner and a Movie at CALS Main Library: Head downtown for a perfect family activity! Make pizza from scratch and then watch “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” The fun starts at 2 p.m.; click here for more info. FREE!


Meteor Shower Mania Lake Cruise at Pinnacle Mountain State Park: Meet at Westrock Landing at Lake Maumelle and join a park interpreter on this guided lake cruise to learn about the stars and constellations while watching a slice of the annual Perseid meteor shower. The cruise goes from 9-10:30 p.m. Advance payment and registration are required: $15 for adults and $8 for kids ages 6-12. Call 501-868-5806 to reserve a spot.


"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.