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

Friday 5This Friday 5 is a little longer than usual, because Spring Break events are still rolling through the weekend! CLICK HERE to check out our full list of Spring Break activities and events.

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Monarch Workshop at Ozark Botanical Gardens

The Botanical Gardens and the Fayetteville Monarch Project are presenting an educational workshop all about monarch butterflies! Topics will include “Monarch Life Cycle and Conservation,”  “Monarch Gardens: Plants and Design,” a tour of the BGO Butterfly Gardens and Butterfly House, and more! This incredible event is free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration is required. Sign up early to reserve your spot!

Date: Saturday, March 25

Time: 9 to 12am

Location: Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

More info: Click here

Super Saturday: Drive-In Movie, Disney’s Carsdisney's cars

This Saturday, the Fayetteville Public Library is having a “drive-in” showing of Disney’s Cars! Help your little ones create their own cardboard box cars to bring and “park” during the movie. (Or, if you’re short on time and cardboard, maybe just have them bring a toy car.) There will be lots of popcorn! This event is free and open to the public, no registration required.

Date: Saturday, March 25

Time: 10:30am to 12pm

Location: Fayetteville Public Library

More info: Click here

2017 Egg Drop Extravaganza

First Landmark Baptist Church of Bentonville will be kicking off the Easter celebrations early with a huge egg drop from a helicopter! This free community event will include fun for every member of your family: face painting, games, candy, prizes, and age-group divisions for a fun and fair egg hunt (age groups include toddler to age 10 and special needs). Registration is required for this event, either online or day-of. 

Date: Saturday, March 25

Time: 9:30am registration; 11am to 1pm egg hunts

Location: First Landmark Baptist Church, Bentonville

More info: Click here

Snake Skin Bookmarks at Devil’s Den

If you have a kid who is fascinated with reptiles, they will love this special craft time at Devil’s Den. Park Interpreter Terry will guide kids through making a bookmark from shed snakes’ skins. The craft time is short and the weather is supposed to be pretty nice on Saturday, so make some time for a quick hike while you’re there!

Date: Saturday, March 25

Time: 1 to 1:30 pm

Location: Devil’s Den State Park, West Fork

More info: Click here

Spring Break Activities at Crystal Bridges

Crystal Bridges is hosting their FREE spring break events through the weekend, including activities like making pop art buttons, nature printmaking, coloring with an artist, and more! Check out their calendar of events for specific daily information. 

Dates: March 24-26

Times: 1 to 4pm

Location: Crystal Bridges, Bentonville

More info: Click here

Spring Break Activities at Hobbs State ParkHobbs state park kids

Like many of Arkansas’ state parks, Hobbs is pulling out all the stops for spring break! This weekend, check out one of these fun and educational events (or one of the others listed on their website):
– Exhibit Scavenger Hunt
– “Do you know your NWA mammals?”
– Nature hikes
– Leave No Trace: The 7 Principles
– Venomous Snakes of Arkansas

Dates: March 24-26

Time: Varies

Location: Hobbs State Park, Rogers

More info: Click here

Enjoy the last weekend of Spring Break, mamas!