Local Ideas and Events for Labor Day Weekend Fun
A long weekend calls for lots of fun. We have events to add to your calendar and ideas to inspire your next family adventure.
Grab a Sweet Treat
Make this weekend sweet with a treat. We updated our list of the best ice cream, custard, shakes and more here.
Cycle as a Family
Go on a Sculpture Tour in Downtown
Al Fresco Dining
Take a Hike
Enjoy the great outdoors on one of our favorite family-friendly trails.
Still stumped? Here are a few other ideas:
Explore a cave.
Take on an equestrian trial.
Float down the river.
Discover a swimming hole.
Visit a botanical garden.
Soar on a zipline.
On a Schedule:
Put these activities on your calendar.
Live Music Friday at the SoMa Outdoor Dining Room
This Friday KK & The Reverend Blues Revival will perform at the SoMa Outdoor Dining Room! Grab your mask, the kids and order takeout from your favorite SoMa restaurant.
When: Friday | 4-9 p.m. (live music starts at 7 p.m.)
Where: SoMa Outdoor Dining Room | 1301 S. Main St.
Use hand sanitizer before you grab a seat
Wear a mask when not seated
“Shrek” at MP Outdoor Cinema
Check out Little Rock’s newest drive-in theater. Celebrate the long weekend with the kid-friendly option “Shrek.”
When: Friday | 7 p.m.
Where: MP Outdoor Cinema | 6700 Allied Way, Little Rock
Cost: $30/car | Order here
River City Virtual 5K
River City supports the homeless, marginalized, uninsured and underinsured people of central Arkansas, and their annual race supports those efforts. This year, the event is virtual, so sign up and run at your own pace.
When: August 29 - September 5
Registration Fees: $25 for adults | $15 for kids under 18
Where: Register here and walk your favorite route.
Guidelines: This is a virtual event.
Saturday Drum Circle at Bernice Garden
Come get your groove on at the Bernice Garden Drum Circle. Just bring your masks and your family — drums, chairs and hand sanitizer will be provided.
When: Saturday | 10 a.m.
Where: SoMa Outdoor Dining Room | 1401 Main St.
Social distancing will be practiced
Masks are required
Hand sanitizer will be provided
Wiggle Worms at Museum of Discovery
The Museum of Discovery’s Wiggle Worms — their bi-weekly class for kids 6 and under — is back, with a few changes. The class will now be held in the Great Hall to allow for social distancing and all staff and visitors over 10 must wear a mask.
When: Saturday | 10:30 a.m.
Where: The Museum of Discovery Great Hall | 500 President Clinton Ave., Suite 150
All staff and visitors over the age of 10 must wear a face covering
Social distancing with people not in your party is encouraged
Note: Gigabyte Café, Tinkering Studio and Tesla Theater are currently closed
Easterseals Arkansas Walk With Me 5K
This annual event is going virtual to help keep participants safe. That means you can transform your family walk into a chance to raise funds for this local non-profit. Check out this post from Little Rock Soiree for more details!
When: You have until September 19 to complete your 3.1 miles
Where: Register here and walk your favorite route
Grab and Go at a Local Farmer’s Market
We found a few places where you can find delicious, healthy food for your family while supporting local farmers!
Little Rock Farmers' Market
When: Saturday | 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: River Market Pavilions, 400 President Clinton Ave.
Argenta Farmers Market (formerly Dogtown)
When: Saturday | 8 - 10 a.m.
Where: 410 Main St., North Little Rock
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.