13 Weekend Events to Close Out Summer in Little Rock
It may not feel like it, but fall is just around the corner.
Duck Duck Goose at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds: This consignments sale is a dream come true for thrifty moms! From junior size clothing to essential baby items, find hundreds of gently used and greatly discounted items to stock your kids’ closets and playrooms. The sales goes from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Visit the Facebook page for more details.
"Peter Pan" Screenings at Movie Tavern: Time to take a trip to Neverland! The theater has a whole lineup of new and old Disney classics on its calendar as part of The Enchanted Tales series, with tickets just $6 each. For showtimes and more info, click here.
Petit Jean River Monster Festival in Danville: From turtle racing to a pie contest to a baggo tournament, this fest has it all! The morning starts with a 3-mile walk/run at 7:45 a.m. and the fun goes until 10 p.m., closing out with live music. There's also a car/motorcycle show, arts and crafts booths, a log sawing contest and more. Visit the website for more information. FREE!
Thea Paves the Way at the Clinton Center Grounds: Dozens of school, family, church, and community groups will share in the creative effort to cover the sidewalks in vibrant chalk art. From 8 a.m.-noon, participants also get to enjoy face painting and entertainment on the grounds. It’s free to participate but groups must register online to reserve a spot. FREE!
Breakfast with the Cheetas at the Little Rock Zoo: This VIP experience from 8:30-10 a.m. gets you up close and personal with Oscar and Boomer, the cheetahs at the Little Rock Zoo! After breakfast in Café Africa and a special keeper chat, get unlimited behind the scenes photo opportunities and an up-close encounter with the two cheetah brothers. Don’t forget to bring your camera! All guests must be 6 years old or older. Click here for more info.
Kids Fort(Day)Nite at Spec Ops Gaming Lounge: Kids can participate in a Battle Royale with prizes for first and second place! The fun starts at $10 and registration is $15. Tere will be food available for purchase. All ages are welcome to participate. Click here for more information.
ACANSA Children's Art Day at Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library: Join the library for crafts and improv workshops led by the Arkansas Arts Center, coloring with Jane Hankins, storytime with KTHV's Craig O'Neill, and more! The come-and-go fun goes from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Click here for more details. FREE!
Barnaroo at Heifer Village and Urban Farm: Head to the barnyard at Heifer International for a celebration of international transFARMations! Enjoy hands-on crafts for kids and adults, engage in international activities, meet the cutest barnyard of animals and try a variety of international foods. The fun goes from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Visit the website for details. FREE!
Turkish Food Fest at the Raindrop Foundation: Enjoy Mediterranean and central Asian cuisines including kebabs, gyros, lahmajoon and a rich variety of desserts, pastries and appetizers. See artists at work doing calligraphy and tile painting. There will be live music and performances all day long. The fun goes from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Click here for more info. FREE!
Running of the Bulls Fun Run in East Village: This event pays homage to the famously perilous "Running of the Bulls" in Pamplona, Spain. Instead of live animals, the encierro, or bull run, features horned members of central Arkansas' roller derby league Rocktown Roller Derby, who chase runners down the street starting at 3 p.m. The event raises funds for Family Promise of Pulaski County. Registration is $15 for kids and $35 for adults. Click here for more info.
Girls Spa Day at Little Rock Threading and Beauty Bar: Girls ages 2-14 can enjoy a spa day where they'll get their nails painted, a mini makeover and a henna design. From 1-6 p.m. there will be music, snacks and giveaways. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Click here for more information.
Main Street Food Truck Festival: Peruse more than 50 food trucks, dozens of craft vendors, a variety of entertainment buskers, and much more in downtown Little Rock. From 11 a.m.-6 p.m., the festival will span six blocks North and South along Main Street and three block East and West along Capitol Avenue. Main Street will be blocked off from 3rd to 8th streets and Main to Center streets on Capitol Avenue. Entrance to the festival is free. Click here for more info.
Arkansas Peace Fest at Central High School: From 2-4 p.m. enjoy arts, crafts, food, music and fun aimed at kids ages 1-12. Parents can time to learn about steps you can take to counter violence that has become commonplace in today's culture. Click here for more info. FREE!