Enjoy a summer weekend in our city and our state with a few fun ideas that you can kickoff right about ... now. What are your waiting for? 

Anytime Fun!

1. Try a New Recipe

There’s little that’s more summery (or healthy) than this easy grilled pineapple recipe from Cooking in Bloom. 

2. Take a Float Trip 

Make a splash this weekend by checking out one of these family-friendly float trips — all within our great state. 

3. Have a Picnic at the SoMa Dining Area 

The SoMa Dining Area (located in the parking lot at 1301 Main) is open all weekend from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Take your pick of seven takeout options, then have an al fresco family feast! More details? Check out the latest on the Little Rock dining scene from our sister publication Little Rock Soirée. 

4. Commemorate a Bright Summer Night 

This year, the Bright Summer Night event hosted by Methodist Family Health is virtual. Take photos or a video of your family enjoying an upcoming evening, and then send in those photos to Foundation@MethodistFamily.org or post to their Facebook page to play along. Find out more here

On a Schedule

These events are local, online or social distance-approved. 

5. "Mira Does Her Part:" Talking to your kids about the coronavirus hosted by Central Arkansas Library System 

Join the discussion with the authors of "Mira Does Her Part" and discover ways to talk with your kids about this pandemic.

When: Thursday | noon

Register: Zoom meeting 

6. Virtual Fashion Event in honor of Easterseals Arkansas 

Cheer on the Easterseals Arkansas models, even from a distance! All funds raised from Fashion Event will help Easterseals Arkansas continue their 75-year legacy of empowering individuals with disabilities to live, learn, work and play in their communities.

Pro tip: Share your "party pics" on social media using the #ESAFashionAtHome and #HeySoiree

When: Thursday | 7 p.m. 

Stream: FashionEvent.givesmart.com  

7. Venture to a Farmer’s Market

Make farm-to-table meals with a little help from local produce! Check out these tips from our sister publication Little Rock Soiree for What to Buy at Farmers Markets in June.

Dogdown Farmer’s Market: 

When: Saturday | 8 - 10 a.m. 

Where: 410 Main St., North Little Rock

Info: Dogtown Farmer's Market Event page 

Whitewater Tavern Market

When: Saturday | 11 - 2 p.m. 

Where: 2500 W. 7th St., Little Rock

Info: Whitewater Tavern Market Event page 

The Bernice Garden Farmers Market 2020

When: Sunday | 10 - 1 p.m. 

Where: 1401 Main St., Little Rock

Info: The Bernice Garden Market Event page