Friday 5: Family fun this weekend in Northwest Arkansas, July 27-29

The signs of back-to-school have started. You can almost sense it in the air – summer is almost over. Make the most of those last few weeks before school starts with some of our suggestions for family fun!

For more ideas, check out the Northwest Arkansas Calendar of Events: July 2018 or the 2018 Summer Bucket List: 25+ ideas of things to do with kids in Northwest Arkansas.

Movie at the Splash Pad

Springdale Parks and Recreation Summer Movie Series returns this Friday, July 27th to the C.L. “Charlie” and Willie George Splash Pad with the showing of ‘Coco’!! All movies in the summer series are FREE to the public. Movies begin at dark and free popcorn will be provided.

Date: Friday, July 27

Time: Dark

Location: C.L. “Charlie” and Willie George Splash Pad

More info: Click here

Family Glow Ride

Get your glow on and experience Lake Atalanta trails in a fun new way! Decorate your bike with LED lights, add some glow paint to that face, and show off your inner artist! All ages are welcome. There is no online registration or entry fee for this event. Glow accessories and shirts to paint will be available for purchase at the Railyard beginning at 7:00 p.m. There will be local student artists at the Railyard Pavilion to paint your face in glowing colors for $5.

Date: Friday, July 27

Time: 8:30 p.m.

Location: The Railyard Bike Park, Rogers, AR

More info: Click here

Pokemon Club 

Ages 6-11 are welcome to come share and play with their Pokemon cards on the 4th Saturday of the month at the Bella Vista Library.

Date: Saturday, July 28

Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Location: Bella Vista Library

More info: Click here

Fluid Art Class for Teens

This fluid art class is specifically for teens 13-18. Participants will learn the fundamentals of Fluid Art and will be creating an abstract painting on an 11×14 inch canvas. Light refreshments will also be served at this session. Cost of the class is $35.00 and all supplies are included. Pre-payment for this class is required.

Date: Saturday, July 28

Time: 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Location: Rogers Experimental House

More info: Click here or email Marie at

Free Concert – Fayetteville Library

Books! Music! Two of your favorite things in the same place. Gather up your friends and family and come out for a free concert by family favorite Trout Fishing in America at the Fayetteville Public Library.

Date: Saturday, July 28

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Location: Fayetteville Public Library

More info: Click here

School of Rock presents Summer Season Showcase 

Prepare for an afternoon of rockin’ good music. The Performance and Rock 101 programs will be showcasing a selection of the summer programs at this performance. The staff will also be previewing what they have in store for Fall. (Under 5  free)
Full Restaurant & Bar available

Date: Sunday, July 29

Time: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Location: JJ’s on Dickson Street

More info: Click here