Friday 5: Fun things to do in Northwest Arkansas this weekend, June 16-18

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Happy Father’s Day weekend! Especially for you dads out there who stick with us—we love you and appreciate all you do! We searched for some fun events to celebrate dads this weekend in addition to all the usual fun.

Note from the mamas: If you haven’t already, check out our VBS Guide 2017! There are tons to choose from around here, with all kinds of themes, times, and age ranges. What a great way to spend a summer morning or evening!

JC Movie Night: SingSing

This event is pretty simple: a free movie showing of the kid favorite “Sing” in the Jones Center auditorium! 

Date: Friday, June 16

Time: 6:30 – 8:30

Location: Jones Center, Springdale

More info: Click here

Dive-In Movie, Wilson Park Pool

wilson park dive-in moviesThe Fayetteville Fire Fighters Association and Fayetteville Parks and Recreation will feature four Dive-In Movies at Wilson Park Pool this summer and the first one is tonight. All movies are free, begin at dark, and are open to the public. Kubo and the Strings movie is playing tonight.

Date: Friday, June 16

Time: Movie starts at dark

Location: Wilson Park Pool, Fayetteville

More info: Click here

Springdale Parks and Recreation’s Music in Murphy series

Music in Murphy is a summer music series at newly renovated Murphy Park. The series features two shows. Admission is free.

Date: Friday, June 16 – Smokey and the Mirror will perform at 7-9 p.m. Kona Ice will provide refreshments for purchase beginning at 6 p.m.

Date: Friday, July 21 – Full House Band will perform from 7-9 p.m.

Time: 7-9 p.m.

Location: Murphy Park, 501 S. Pleasant, Springdale

More info: Click here

The Curious Game, Downtown Springdale Farmer’s Market

aco inside outA show like no other, where the world of fairytales and board games collide with the audience. In Curious Game, children and adults become chess pieces on an oversized chess board. With much pomp and ceremony, a Bossy Queen, a Silly Knight, and a Cunning Pawn use cue cards to conduct an ever-changing game, where no one knows what the rules are, and everyone’s a winner. For Everyone, but perfect for kids! Hosted by the Arts Center of the Ozarks.

Date: Saturday, June 17

Time: 11 a.m.

Location: Downtown Springdale Farmer’s Market, Mill St.

More info: Click here

Yoga at the Creeks: FREE Summer Yoga Festival!

Five local yoga studios have come together to create a free summer yoga festival for the whole family! They are hosting classes that are adult-only, kid-only, tweens-only, and for the whole family. Join the fun for yoga, music, food, face, painting, hoop troop, rock painting, massages, and more. This event is free and open to the public, but register for the yoga class(es) you’re interested in online.

Date: Saturday, June 17

Time: 8:00am – 1:00pm

Location: Village on the Creeks, Rogers

More info: Click here

Cooking Local at Fayetteville Farmer’s Marketgreens

Ozark Natural Foods is hosting a live cooking demonstration at the Fayetteville Farmer’s Market, featuring local greens! Chef Heather from ONF and Chef Anne from Farmer’s Table Cafe will be using market ingredients to prepare recipes onsite. Visitors will have the chance to taste the recipes and ask questions so they can recreate them at home. If you want to incorporate more local vegetables into your cooking, this will help you do just that!

Date: Saturday, June 17

Time: 9:00am – 11:00am

Location: Fayetteville Farmer’s Market

More info: Click here

A World War I Soldier’s Life

The Shiloh History Museum holds a Third Saturday series of free events and entertainment for families, and June’s event is one that even Dad might truly enjoy! Historical reenactor Doug Kidd will be at the museum exploring what a soldier’s life was like during World War I. Whether your family is into history or the performing arts, this event will be educational and enjoyable.

Date: Saturday, June 17

Time: 10:00 – 11:00am

Location: Shiloh Museum of Ozark History

More info: Click here

Father’s Day Tea Tasting at Savoy

If Dad is a tea drinker, take him by Savoy this Saturday to taste some of their robust, manly teas, like “Handsome Brute” (rum-inspired black tea with passionfruit and coconut!). 

Date: Saturday, June 17

Times: Rogers Savoy- 11:00am; Fayetteville Savoy – 3:00pm

Location: Savoy Tea Company

More info: Click here

Father’s Day at Crystal Bridgescrystal bridges

Bring Dad, Grandpa, and any other fathers in your life to the Museum to celebrate Father’s Day with family artmaking, music, and more!

Date: Sunday, June 18

Time: 12 noon – 5:00pm

Location: Crystal Bridges, Bentonville

More info: Click here

Mountain Street Stage Summer Music Series: Claudia Burson/Ben Harris Quartet

The Mountain Street Stage Summer Music Series is in full swing at the Fayetteville Public Library. This week see the Claudia Burson/Ben Harris Quartet, a seasoned jazz group featuring piano, guitar, bass, and drums. The The group plays jazz favorites, ballads, popular songs, and traditional New Orleans grooves. There will be room in the back to dance! This concert is free, family-friendly, and open to the public.

Date: Sunday, June 18

Time: 2:00 – 4:00pm

Location: Fayetteville Public Library

More info: Click here

BlackAppleNewLogoBlack Apple Crossing events this weekend:

The 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 see AJ Gaither, a “one man junk band” (tonight, Friday, June 16), or Holy Smokes!, an emo/alternative rock band (Saturday night, June 17). Ciderday Night Live music events happen almost every Saturday night. 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. BAX’s newest cider, just released June 8, is a sweet strawberry cider called Frisco Fields, paying tribute to Arkansas strawberry farmers, the rail line to San Francisco, and the Beatles!