12 Ideas for Memorial Weekend Family Fun
Enjoy family time during the long weekend with these 12 ideas! We’ve got a variety of virtual, local and at-home fun to choose from.
1. Submit your Art to Outlets of Little Rock’s Happy Distraction Virtual Exhibition
Calling all local creatives! Outlets of Little Rock’s virtual exhibition, #HappyDistraction is now accepting submissions. Can you say family art night?
When: Submissions open until June 7.
Where: Submit artwork here.
2. Tune in to Scientots Live! by Mid-America Science Museum
Tune in for a special storytime and science activity for ages 3-5. Run by museum educators, this online enrichment class is designed to strengthen science and literacy skills.
When: Thursday | 11 a.m.
3. Learn More About Snakes of Arkansas
This free, online, introductory program hosted by UA - Pulaski Tech Community and Continuing Education and Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will teach you and your budding herpetologist how to identify Arkansas-native venomous and non-venomous snakes (and other slithering topics).
When: Thursday | 6-8 p.m.
Where: Zoom, sign up here.
4. Give Yourself a Facial
Check our at-home spa guide to have a self-care moment this weekend.
5. Plan a Picnic
Enjoy the great outdoors with your family. May we recommend this recipe?
6. Celebrate a Sunny Day with Shaved Ice
Central Arkansas has plenty of delicious shaved ice and snow cone spots that are still open for business this summer.
7. Host Driveway Drinks
Spend time with friends while enjoying your favorite beverage. We've also got tips for virtual and drive-thru celebrations as well, thanks to two local event planners.
8. Check out CALS Curbside Service
If you want to teach your kids about why we observe Memorial Day each year, reach out to your local CALS branch for some books to help. We broke down how you can check out books here.
9. Stream Storytime, Crafts and Movement with Ballet Arkansas
Great news: Ballet Arkansas has expanded their at-home enrichment programs through the month of May! In addition to their Thursday evening storytime, they are also streaming a video series on exploring movement and another on creative crafting.
Storytime: Thursday | 7:30 p.m.
Movement: Friday | 2 p.m.
Crafts: Saturday | 11 a.m.
Where: Ballet Arkansas Facebook
10. Try Girl Scouts
Learn more about Girl Scouts through their virtual video series! For more information, click here.
When: Saturday | noon
We found a couple places where you can find delicious, healthy food for your family and support local farmers. Check the details below to grab greens, goat cheese and more — all while social distancing, of course.
Whitewater Tavern Market
When: Saturday | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: 2500 W 7th St, Little Rock
Bernice Gardens Farmers Market
When: Sunday | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Where: 1401 Main St.
12. Enter the Chain Reaction Contest to Win a Museum of Discovery Membership
You have one more weekend to work on your winning chain reaction in the MoD’s latest membership contest. Entries will be judged on difficulty, creativity, items used and more. Get all the details here.
When: Contest ends May 26 | 5 p.m.
Where: Send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org