Friday 5: Fun things to do in Northwest Arkansas this weekend, April 20-22

Is it finally spring? We’ve seen some sixty degree weather this week but dare we hope? Just to be safe here are some family-friendly events that are outside and some that are inside. Plus, a bonus volunteer opportunity! Want to see more things to do in Northwest Arkansas, check out the Northwest Arkansas Calendar of Events: April 2018.

Arts Live Theater presents Aladdin Jr. 

Be swept away on a magic carpet ride with ‘Aladdin, Jr’, presented by Arts Live Theatre.

Date: Thursday, April 19 – Sunday, April 22

Time: See ticket schedule

Location: Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale

More info: Click here and here for tickets

The First Tee Spring Carnival Cancelled due to weather

This event celebrates the start of the season and is for all kids, of all ages, with no golfing skill needed! Bring your family, friends, neighbors and anyone else – it’s going to be tons of fun.

Date: Saturday, April 21

Time: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Location: The First Tee Learning Center & Public Golfing Facility

More info: Click here 

Farmer’s Market (Kick Butt) Kickoff!

The Bentonville Farmers Market is back. Stop by the market for fresh vegetables, flowers, meats, cookies, cakes, crafts, you name it! Live music through-out the day starting at 9am with Farmer And The Markets, Jenna And Martin. The Brightwater NWA Food Truck will be hosting chef demonstrations and providing freshly cooked food using produce from our very own market.

Date: Saturday, April 21

Time: 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Location: 100 Main Street, Bentonville

More info: Click here

Here We Are: Notes For Living on Planet Earth Storytime 

Filled with gentle humor and insight, Oliver Jeffers’ New York Times bestselling Here We Are is a poignant celebration of life on Earth. Join in, activities to follow.

Date: Saturday, April 21

Time: 11 a.m.

Location: Barnes & Noble, Rogers

More info: Click here

Renaissance Faire of the Ozarks

Step Back in time to 1537 and help her Highness choose a husband. Enjoy the music, the shopping, and the food. Don’t miss the Jousting.

Date: Saturday, April 21 – Sunday, April 22

Time: 10 a.m.

Location: Riverside Entertainment, Siloam Springs

More info: Click here and for tickets


Earth Day Trail Cleanup and Invasive Removal Party 

Contact or 479-444-3467 for questions. This event is rain or shine, but may be delayed in the case of a downpour or thunder and lightning.

Celebrating Earth Day by giving some love to Fayetteville’s outdoors! Join in at the Marion Orton Recycling Center for the Mayor’s Earth Day Proclamation and Trail Litter Removal event at 9 a.m.  Trail Cleanup volunteers will be given supplies and a cleanup location on the trail system (carpooling is encouraged to reach outer trail areas). Volunteers helping remove invasive plants along the Razorback Greenway will meet at 10 a.m. at the former City Hospital parking lot (419 W. Rock St.) to receive supplies and instruction. Bagels, coffee and t-shirts provided at kickoff. Tools, supplies, snacks and water will also be provided at both locations. Please wear sturdy closed-toe shoes and weather appropriate clothing. 

Date: Saturday, April 21

Time: See above

Location: See above

More info: Click here