The Friday 5: Fun things to do this weekend in Northwest Arkansas

Friday 5

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! There’s lots going on in NWA this weekend, including two family-friendly Irish-themed events. Don’t forget to wear green!

Also, as if you could forget, Spring Break is already here! CLICK HERE to check out our list of activities, camps, and events for kids this week. We found loads of fun stuff going on so that you don’t have to!

JC Movie Night: Storks

StorksThe Jones Center is screening a free showing of Storks on Friday night at 6:30! This movie is a hit with kids and adults alike, so definitely put this on your calendar for a fun family outing.

Date: Friday, March 17

Time: 6:30 to 8:30pm

Location: Jones Center, Springdale

More info: Click here

Super Saturday: Irish Dancers

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, head over to the Fayetteville Public Library to enjoy a performance from the Rince Arkansas Academy of Irish Dance. The performers will be dressed in colorful Irish costumes as they demonstrate the arts of clogging and tapping. An exciting and educational event for the entire family! This event is free and open to the public.

Date: Saturday, March 18

Time: 10:30 to 11:30am

Location: Fayetteville Public Library

More info: Click here

10th Annual Riparian Project

riparianRiparian buffers help improve water quality and the environment by filtering pollutants, preventing streambank erosion, and providing wildlife habitat. Help the Illinois River Watershed Partnership  plant trees along stream banks in several locations in Northwest Arkansas. This event is free and is a great opportunity to get your hands dirty and educate your kids about Arkansas ecosystems!

Date: Saturday, March 18

Time: 9 to 11 am

Location: Various throughout NWA, call or email for details

More info: Click here

Egg Storytime at Barnes & Noble

Egg HenkesBy Caldecott Medalist and New York Times bestselling author Kevin Henkes, Egg is a graphic novel for preschoolers about four eggs, one big surprise and an unlikely friendship. Join Barnes & Noble in Fayetteville OR Rogers for this special Easter storytime. Stay after for themed coloring and activities.

Date: Saturday, March 18

Time: 11am to 12pm

Location: Barnes and Noble, Fayetteville OR Rogers

More info: Click here for Fayetteville OR Click here for Rogers

Eureka Springs St. Patrick’s Day Parade

If you’re looking for a fun, family-friendly way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, head to Eureka Springs! The city has held a St. Patrick’s Day Parade for twenty-two years! Anyone wearing green can join in. Head to downtown Eureka and enjoy an afternoon filled with Irish fun.

Date: Saturday, March 18

Time: 2 to 3pm

Location: Downtown Eureka Springs

More info: Click here

Crystal Bridges Spring Break Specials

Crystal Bridges is kicking off their Spring Break special events this Saturday. They have four events going on from 1-4pm:
– A recycling show with Richard Renner
– Family Adventure Drawing
– Landscape Collages
– Nature Yoga for Families

Date: Saturday, March 18

Time: Varies, between 1 and 4pm

Location: Crystal Bridges, Bentonville

More info: Click here