A long weekend calls for lots of fun. We have events to add to your calendar and ideas to inspire your next family adventure. 

Anytime Fun: 

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 

We have a list of family-friendly cycling routes in Little Rock. Want to get away? Head to Fayetteville for some cycling-focused fun

Go on a Sculpture Tour in Downtown 

Discover 100s of stunning sculptures with a little help from these interactive maps, a perfect activity pre or post-picnic! Here’s our favorite Little Rock picnic sites and recipes

Al Fresco Dining

The SoMa and Argenta districts have created social-distance friendly spots for families to enjoy dining out. Order curbside and enjoy dinner in the fresh air. 

Take a Hike

Enjoy the great outdoors on one of our favorite family-friendly trails

Still stumped? Here are a few other ideas:

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. 

The Details: 

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.” 

The Details: 

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. 

The Details:

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.

The Details: 

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.

The Details: 

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!

The 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.