Friday 5: Family fun in Northwest Arkansas this weekend, Aug. 10-12

Summer is winding down, but the fun never stops in Northwest Arkansas. Here are 5 fun things to do in NWA this weekend, August 10-12.

For more family fun ideas, check out the August calendar of events or our list of 25 things to do in Northwest Arkansas this summer.

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Back to School Bash, Rogers Aquatic Center

Come out and join Wet Willy and his friends for the LAST Park After Dark for the 2018 season. It’s rumored that Mickey, Minnie and the Paw Patrol will make an appearance as well. Only 1000 tickets will be sold for this event beginning at 5 p.m. today. This is the last big event at the aquatic center celebrating summer.

Date: Friday, Aug. 10

Time: 7:30-10:30 p.m.

Location: Rogers Aquatic Center

Wattsit2ya at Music in Murphy

This is the last free concert at Murphy Park in Springdale. Wattsit2ya has been performing in Northwest Arkansas for over twenty years, playing their brand of “party rock and roll” in many of the hottest venues in the area. They also cover everything from blues to good two-steppin’ country. Refreshments sold by Kona Ice.

Date: Friday, Aug. 10

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Murphy Park, Springdale

Fun day Sunday skate at Jones center

Tontitown Grape Festival

Free parking, free admission, free live entertainment, grape ice cream, spaghetti dinners, carnival rides, grape stomp, arts & crafts, family fun.

Dates: Friday and Saturday, Aug. 10-11

Time: Varies

Location: 154 E Henri De Tonti Blvd, Tontitown

Mariachi Amistad at Crystal Bridges

Come say goodbye to summer with one last musical celebration. Have fun making art with your family while listening to a 10-piece mariachi band! In inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors to the Great Hall. Free, no registration required.

Date: Friday, Aug. 10

Time:  7-8:30 p.m.

Location: Crystal Bridges, Bentonville

Bark in the Ballpark, NWA Naturals game

Arvest Ballpark invites everyone to bring their best furry friends for an afternoon of baseball. All dogs get in free with a paid owner. Only $8 up to 50% of the proceeds goes directly to HOPE Humane Society. Contests will be held for the Biggest, Smallest, and Best Dressed Dog. Kids eat free on Sundays. ALL kids 12 and under will receive a voucher for a Hot Dog, Animal Crackers, Swedish Fish, and 12 oz. Soda as they arrive.

Date: Sunday, Aug. 12

Time: Gates open at 1 p.m.

Location: Arvest Ballpark, Springdale

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