It’s time for the weekend again, and there’s lots of fun in store. You can browse the Bernice Garden Bazaar, tinker at the Museum of Discovery and catch a drive-in screening of Frozen 2

On a Schedule:

Put these activities on your calendar. 

Bernice Garden Bazaar 

Music, food trucks and vendors — oh my! Check out the night market at Bernice Garden before enjoying an al fresco meal at the SoMa Outdoor Dining Room. 

The Details: 

When: Friday | 4 - 8 p.m. 

Where: Bernice Garden | 1401 S. Main St.


  • Social distancing will be practiced

  • Masks are required

  • Hand sanitizer will be provided

Live Music Friday at the SoMa Outdoor Dining Room

Speaking of the SoMa Outdoor Dining Room, this Friday you and the fam can enjoy food and live music. 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

Central Arkansas Iris Society Largest Rhizome Sale

Add some color to your garden at the Central Arkansas Iris Society (CAIS) Sale — the best place in Central Arkansas to purchase Tall Bearded, Louisiana and other garden iris varieties. All varieties are grown by CAIS members right here in Central Arkansas. Proceeds support the yearly operation of the club. Come early — the irises are typically sold out by 11 a.m. The free event is on rain or shine. 

The Details: 

When: Saturday | 8 a.m. - noon

Where: Unitarian Universalist Church | 1818 Reservoir Road, Little Rock

Guidelines: Masks are required. 

Tinkerfest Part 1: Splashing & Tinkering 

The Museum of Discovery played around with the 2020 Tinkerfest format. The result: four times the fun. Instead of a daylong celebration, Museum of Discovery has decided to present four smaller events to help keep participants safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first up this Saturday is Splashing and Tinkering. Come learn about floating, dissolving and other splashy topics. 

The Details: 

When: Saturday | 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.* 

Where: 100 block of Sherman Street just outside the museum’s main entrance


  • Wear a mask

  • Social distancing encouraged

*To limit crowd size, you need to purchase your tickets in advance (members should reserve tickets.) Tickets will be offered in two hour increments:

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Purchase or reserve your tickets 

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: Bernice Garden | 1401 S. Main St.


  • Social distancing will be practiced

  • Masks are required

  • Hand sanitizer will be provided

Arkansas Foodbank Harvest Week Events 

Arkansas Foodbank also took a creative approach to their annual Harvest Night, stretching it into Harvest Week. The week-long event rounds up on Saturday with two family-friendly events. Have fun and support the food bank's mission to ensure Arkansans had access to the most basic of needs—food.

Event #1: Museum of Discovery Donation & Demos 

Bring food donations for discounted tickets! Then stay for special Harvest Week demos. 

When: Saturday | special demonstrations at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Where: Museum of Discovery

Event #2: Drive In Movie in Benton

Bring food or a monetary donation for the foodbank. Admission is free! Come early to grab a bite or a snack. Food trucks and Kona-Ike will be on-site. Then chill out with Frozen 2 (sorry, not sorry). 

When: Saturday | 8:30 p.m.

Where: Riverside Park | 1800 Citizens Drive, Benton

Buzz B Q 

The best of the best BBQ pros and joes come out to show their skills on the grill as locals compete for the coveted title. This year marks the 16th annual event. For more information, visit

The Details: 

When: Saturday | 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Where: Downtown Riverside RV Park | 250 S Locust St., North Little Rock

2020 Arkansas Autism Foundation Autism Festival and Walk

Join this year’s Autism Festival and Walk via Zoom! The day’s activities include the walk, scavenger hunt, dance party and more. The event is free, but you must register to receive your Zoom link. You can also donate to support the Arkansas Autism Foundation. 

The Details: 

When: Saturday | 10 a.m. - noon 

Where: Zoom | Register here 

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! Grab your produce now: September signals the end of the season for most markets. 

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. 

Anytime Fun: 

Still stumped? Here are a few other ideas:

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

Take a Hike

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

Even more ideas: