10 Events for Weekend Family Fun
From a new ice cream flavor debutat Loblolly to "Cinderella" on the big screen at Movie Tavern, this weekend is packed with fun!
Fiesta Friday at the Outlets of Little Rock: Fiesta Friday will include a wide array of local food trucks, craft beer and live music by Raising Grey. This fun-filled event from 5-10 p.m. helps to fight hunger by benefiting the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance and the Arkansas Foodbank. Food and drink will be available for purchase at each vendor separately. Admission is $5 and free for kids 12 and under. Visit the website for more info.
Flavor Release Friday at Loblolly Creamery: Everyone's favorite local scoop shop is launching a new flavor series and it all starts this week with a heaping helping of deliciousness. A new flavor will debut every two weeks for the rest of the fall season. Shop hours are 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. For more info, click here.
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!
Splash and Dash Aquathon in Benton: Kids 5-14 years old can compete in this brand new swim and run event. Ages 11-14 do a 200-yard swim and 1.5-mile run at 8:30 a.m., ages 7-10 do a 100-yard swim and 1-mile run at 9:30 a.m. and ages 5-6 do a 50-yard swim and half-mile run at 10 a.m. The race is followed by a pool party for participants and their families. The event goes from 8:30 a.m.-noon. Register online. FREE!
Tinkerfest at the Museum of Discovery: At this annual event, tinkering takes over the entire museum and neighboring streets for a day-long event with 50 hands-on, interactive activities from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Each activity teaches visitors how everyday objects such as cars and computers work, and provides opportunities to explore the engineering and science behind building objects. Regular admission applies: $10 for adults and $8 for kids 12 and under. Visit the website for details.
Ice Cream & Car Seats at Dairy Queen: From 10 a.m.-noon, stop by Dairy Queen locations in Sherwood, Cabot and Benton where parents and caregivers can learn how to correctly install their child’s car seat and how to secure their child correctly into the car. Those who complete the car seat fitting will receive a free kids meal from Dairy Queen. Click here for more info. FREE!
Little Rock BrunchFest at Heifer International: Little Rock’s inaugural festival celebrates the area’s best brunch food and beverages! The event from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. benefits Centers for Youth and Families and features food and drinks from 41 Bar and Table, Cantina Laredo, At the Corner, Cathead's Diner, Bar Louie and more than a dozen other restaurants. Tickets start at $25. Click here for info.
Maumelle Bash on the Boulevard at Maumelle Town Centre Shopping Center: Situated in the heart of Maumelle, this festival features local business vendors, arts and crafts, a kids zone, beer barden, hot air balloon rides, a puppy park, car showcase, food trucks, local and regional entertainment, games and so much more! The gun goes from noon-8 p.m. Visit the website for info. FREE!
Half-Price Days at Rhea Lana's Consignment Event in Little Rock: Discount shoppers, get your shopping bags ready. Rhea Lana's is a consignment sale offering gently used children's items, maternity clothes, toys and more. Admission and parking are free. The sale is taking place at 2616 S. Shackleford Road (formerly Gordman's) from 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Visit Rhea Lana's website for more information. FREE!
"Cinderella" Screenings at Movie Tavern: The theater has a whole lineup of new and old Disney classics on its calendar as part of The Enchanted Tales series, with tickets at just $6. It all begins with a weekend with "Cinderella." For more info, click here.