Through June 30
58th Young Arkansas Artists Exhibition
The galleries of the Arkansas Arts Center are filled with the top student art in the state during the 58th Young Arkansas Artists Exhibition. This show features work in a range of mediums created by Arkansas students from kindergarten through high school.
3 Chelsea Clinton Book Signing at the Little Rock Zoo
Chelsea Clinton is making a stop at the Little Rock Zoo on a national tour for her latest children’s book, “Don’t Let Them Disappear: 12 Endangered Species Across the Globe.” Enjoy a special welcome by Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr., a Q&A with Clinton, and an opportunity to have your book signed. Admission is $25 per person and includes one copy of the book, parking and admission to the zoo on the day of the event.
Through Oct. 27 Washed Ashore
Catch “Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea,” the latest temporary exhibit to show at the Clinton Presidential Center. This family-friendly exhibit features more than 20 giant sea life sculptures made entirely of trash and debris collected from beaches. This unique and informative exhibit illustrates the toll trash takes on our oceans and waterways, and offers facts on the species affected and ways we can all implement environmental stewardship.
4 Tour de Toad
Pedal with the whole family to help raise money for Literary Action of Central Arkansas at the 12th Annual Tour de Toad, an official event of Toad Suck Daze in Conway. Cyclists can pick between three routes: a 10-mile (Family Ride), 20-mile and 40-mile route.
11 Mini Maker Faire
Get inspired at the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub's exciting hands-on learning and creating event, the North Little Rock Mini Maker Faire, along the North Shore Riverwalk from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This all-day event combines science, art and technology to celebrate do-it-yourself creativity and tinkering. Maker Faire is an all-ages festival that's free to the public.
11 Mamie’s Poppy Party
Mamie’s Poppy Plates, a local organization that creates personalized keepsakes for parents of stillborn babies, is changing up their annual fundraiser this year. Mamie’s Poppy Party at War Memorial Stadium will be a family-style parade and memory walk with more food and new entertainment. It begins at 6 p.m. and ends with a grand finale at 9 p.m.
17-19 35th Annual International Greek Food Festival
Experience tastes from across the world at the 35th Annual International Greek Food Festival. This family-friendly event at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church offers food, fun and fundraising. Admission is $3 or three canned food items for the Arkansas Foodbank.
18 Arkansas Made-Arkansas Proud
Shop a wide selection of locally made goods at Arkansas Made-Arkansas Proud, a craft fair event on the field at War Memorial Stadium from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Look for more than 125 Arkansas artisans selling their work, with food and beverages for sale. Admission is $5, children 5 and under are free.
Encourage your kids to get slimy, foamy, muddy and gooey at the Museum of Discovery’s Fourth Annual Messtival! It’s a fun, hands-on messy day of learning—and you don't have to clean up the messes! Be sure to wear clothes that can get dirty and bring a change of clothes for the ride home. Messtival participation is covered under regular museum admission; $8 for kids, $10 for adults, free for members.
26 Highway 71 Pastry Tour
Pastries + bikes = happiness. Ride along with this simple equation at the Highway 71 Pastry Tour in Fayetteville. This unique event benefits Breakaway Cycling Team—a nonprofit that works to get more kids, young adults and women on bikes—and offers 20-, 32- or 71-mile routes with rest stops stocked with pastries from local bakeries, fruit, hydration and more.