The Friday 5: Fun things this weekend in Northwest Arkansas, August 25-27

School may have started, but now it’s time to enjoy the weekend!

Here are 5 great things to do this weekend in Northwest Arkansas this weekend:

Retro Weekend at the 112 Drive-in

The Highway 112 Drive-in is hosting a “retro weekend” starting tonight (Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights). They’ll be playing Back to the Future (rated PG) followed by Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (PG13). Previews start at 8:15 and the first show is at 8:30 pm. They’ll have a retro price on medium popcorn, woo-hoo! Kids 5 and under are free, kids ages 6-12 are $4 and 13 and up, $9.

Date: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 25-27

Times: Previews start at 8:15 p.m., first show is at 8:30 p.m.

Location: 112 Drive-in, Fayetteville

More info: Click here

33rd Annual Frisco Festival

Get ready for the 33rd Annual Frisco Festival! There will be live music on both Friday & Saturday, an expanded kid zone that will include magicians, street performers and games, and theSouthern BMX Stunt Show will be performing on Saturday. With dancing, food and craft vendors and a BBQ contest,this is going to be a fantastic way to end the summer. The Frisco Festival has been delighting people from all over for more than two decades and if you’ve never been, you don’t want to miss this fun street festival. It will be held August 25th-26th in Downtown Rogers.

Date: Friday, Aug. 25 and 26

Time: 7-9:30 p.m.

Location: Downtown Rogers

More info: Click here

Fan Appreciation Weekend, NWA Naturals (last weekend of the season)

The Northwest Arkansas Naturals will celebrate the end of the home portion of the 2017 regular season schedule with Fan Appreciation Weekend at Arvest Ballpark. The Naturals will host the Springfield Cardinals tonight before welcoming the Arkansas Travelers to town on Saturday, August 26 for the final three (3) games of the homestand. Fan Appreciation Weekend features the last post-game Fireworks Spectacular of the year, a Night of 1,000 Giveaways, a Strike Kids T-shirt Giveaway on KIDS EAT FREE Family Sunday, and Unused Ticket Night on Monday night for the regular season home finale against the Travs.

Dates: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 25-27

Times: Varies

Location: Arvest ballpark

More info: Click here

Dog Days

Bring your best fur-friend and head to the Bentonville Farmer’s Market this Saturday for Dog Days! There’s a Dog Parade at 10 a.m. then doggie competitions start at 11 a.m. including: Cutest Dog, Best Costume, and Biggest Dog. There’ll be free dog treats and lots of furry pals. 

Date: Saturday, August 26th

Time: 10 a.m to noon

Location: Bentonville Farmer’s Market, 100 Main Street Bentonville

More info: Click here

Disney’s Lion King Family Class, Painting with A Twist

To celebrate Disney’s Lion King release from the vault, Painting with a Twist in Fayetteville is hosting a special event for you and your family! Come and paint this “Lion’s Pride” painting. Class is open to guests ages 8 and up and materials are provided to create your own one of a kind painting through step-by-step instructions! Reserve your seat ahead of time.

Date: Saturday, August 26th

Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m

Location: Painting with a Twist, Fayetteville

More info: Click here

3rd Annual Dickson Street Slide

The 3rd Annual Dickson Street Slide is here!  Come out and cruise your way down historic Dickson Street in the heart of Fayetteville’s entertainment district. Slip and slide your way down our 1000′ water slide or join the fun at our Community Village and KidZone! Tickets are available  ~ $25 for triple slide and $40 for unlimited!  Proceeds support Soldier ON Service Dogs’ mission to provide quality trained service dogs to local Veterans living with PTSD and/or Traumatic Brain Injury. 

Date: Sunday, August 27th

Time: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Location: Dickson Street, Fayetteville

More info: Click here

BlackAppleNewLogoThe 5 events above offer some great options for the family, but if you have a sitter this weekend — and you’re in need of a date night or a Girls’ Night Out — our Friday 5 sponsor, Black Apple Crossing, always has a fun line-up of events during the week and on weekends.

This weekend you can hear Route 358 (tonight, Friday, Aug. 25), or Aisle 25 on Saturday night (August 26). They also have Taco Tuesdays, trivia nights and book club events during the week!

Black Apple Crossing is the state’s first cidery. It’s located in downtown Springdale off Emma Avenue just past mile marker 13. Black Apple Crossing has produced naturally gluten-free hard apple cider with no added sulfites or other preservatives since July 2015. Click here to visit the Black Apple Crossing website.

The most recent cider at BAX is the return of a summer favorite, the Princess Peach!