This weekend has plenty of pandemic-safe activities to add to your calendar. 

Laser Safari at the Zoo 

The Little Rock Zoo is putting the spotlight on fun with their new drive-in Laser Safari. This after-hours all-ages show features 30 minutes of the latest music, spectacular lasers and awe-inspiring graphic effects.

The Details: 

When: Thursday-Sunday | 8 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 11 p.m. (gates open 30 minutes before showtime)

Where: The Little Rock Zoo | 1 Zoo Drive, Little Rock

Admission: $25/car | Tickets must be purchased before the show. Reserve yours here

Vintage Market Days of Little Rock

This fall shopping event features over 100 vendors! Food trucks will be on-site for a snack while you browse. 

The Details: 

When: Friday-Sunday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m.   

Where: 2600 Howard St., Little Rock  

Admission: $10 for early Friday shopping; $5 for Saturday-Sunday; kids 12 and under free 


  • Masks are required. 

  • Multiple sanitizing stations will be available.

  • Social distancing measures will be in place, including more than 32,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor shopping space with extra wide aisles.

Live Music Friday at 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.

Girl Scouts Virtual Cardboard Boat Regatta 

Girl Scouts can put their engineering skills to the test as they build seaworthy cardboard boats. The virtual event is a great chance for girls and their families to work together. Check out more Girl Scouts Diamonds events here

The Details: 

When: Saturday | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Where: Virtual Event | Register here

Supplies: Regatta Essentials Only Kit $5 

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 Peace Week Mural Painting 

Arkansas Peace Week will add two 7th Street Murals this year. "Patchwork Peace and Protest" will have selected youth from Little Rock working on it and "Love is Greater Than Fear" will be open to all ages to come and participate.

The Details: 

When: Sunday | 8 a.m.-noon   

Where: 2486 W. 7th St., Little Rock 


  • Masks are required.

  • Multiple sanitizing stations will be available.

  • Social distancing measures will be in place.

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:

Try Disc Golf

We rounded up free disc golf courses in the metro. 

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: