MAY 2018


May 4-6

Toadsuck Daze

Toadsuck Daze in downtown Conway is the only place in Arkansas to find concerts, carnival rides, arts and crafts, a petting zoo, the Toadal Kids Zone and the World-Famous Championship Toad Races. Admission to this family-friendly event is free.


May 6
National Lemonade Day!



May 6
Movies in the Parking Lot

Treat the whole family to a classic 80s film in the parking lot of The Root Café. Downtown Little Rock Partnership teams up again with the Arkansas Cinema Society for “Movies in the Parking Lot,” screening “Ghostbusters” at 8 p.m. Bring your own seats and blankets. Admission is free. Food and beer will be available for purchase.



May 8
National Teacher Appreciation Day!



May 10
Margarita Festival

Get a sitter and don’t miss the Don Julio Presents Arkansas Times Margarita Festival at the River Market Pavilions! Try 20 different margaritas prepared by local competing bars and restaurants, and determine the winner of Best Margarita! Enjoy live music, access to the after party and food available for purchase.


May 12

Little Rock 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.


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May 12

Mamie’s Poppy Plates

Mamie’s Poppy Plates will hold its annual fundraiser, Race to Remember, at War Memorial Stadium to raise awareness of stillbirth, infant and child loss. Registration includes participation in the certified 5K, food, drinks, activities for kids and lots of fun at this celebration of life!


May 13

Mother's Day



May 18-20

Annual International Greek Food Festival

Experience tastes from across the world at the 34th 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.

May 18-20

Belle and the Beast

Follow the story of Belle and the Beast as Arkansas Festival Ballet performs the classic fairytale ballet at the Arkansas Arts Center's Children's Theatre. Tickets are  $17-$32.




May 19


Encourage your kids to get slimy, foamy, muddy and gooey at the Museum of Discovery’s Third Annual Messtival! It’s a fun, hands-on messy day of learning—and you don't have to clean up the messes! Messtival participation is covered under regular museum admission; $8 for kids, $10 for adults, free for members.


May 19

One District, One Book

Celebrate the end of the school year at One District, One Book, an outdoor festival on the grounds of the Clinton Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free event will offer a variety of literary-based activities including free books, story time, bounce houses and much more to encourage students to read all summer.



May 25-27


Riverfest returns under new direction to Little Rock’s Riverfront Park! The three-day music festival will showcase local, regional and national musicial acts from many genres on two main stages. Kids will love the Ford Family Fun Zone filled with carnival attractions and rides as well as classic festival food, beverages and booth vendors.


May 28

Memorial Day!