If you’re wondering what to do with the kids during the Memorial Day weekend, come to Little Rock, Arkansas’ three-day fun-filled Riverfest in downtown Little Rock on the banks of the Arkansas River. Dates and times are May 24 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., May 25 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and May 26 from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. Three-day tickets are $35 at the gate, half-price at participating Walgreens, and free for children 6 and under.
Arkansas’ biggest music festival, Riverfest grows bigger every year. It has all the makings for a wonderful family outing — music, food, drink, a dog parade, a cheese dip competition, a run and walk marathon, fireworks, “Merchant Row”, crafts, and plenty of kids’ activities at the Deltic Timber KidZone area.
Activities for kids
Before embarking on the kids’ activities, stop by the “Tag-A-Child” tent to register and tag your child in the event you and your child get separated.
Here are some highlights for the kiddies that will be available at Riverfest.
- Yarnell’s Kidzone Stage features The Kazoobie Kazzo Show, Radio Disney, Ventriloquist Wayne Francis, and Jamiah on Fire & the Red Machine.
- The Deltic Timber KidZone’s crafts area provides all the makings for a paper bag tree, a butterfly finger puppet, and paper cup flowers.
- Kids can face and finger paint, beat a drum, compete in a bean bag toss, play in the sand, work a hula hoop, climb a rock climbing wall, and dress up like a firefighter.
Activities for the entire family
There are also plenty of things to do at Riverfest for the entire family. Check out these highlights at the Family Zone located on the east side on the Clinton Library grounds.
- With a special passport provided at the Customs Tent, you can visit the International Village and make crafts at each tent of the countries represented — Kenya, Brazil, China, Chile, Ireland and England.
- Jesse White Tumblers team from Chicago will be on hand to perform extraordinary routines.
- Watch the Kenya Safari Acrobat troupe perform acrobatic routines and cultural dances.
- For those of you who think you suffer from heartburn, you might like to watch the African magic and fire eating show.
One thing is for certain: you may run out of energy, but you will not run out of things to do at Little Rock’s Riverfest during this year’s Memorial Day weekend.
To see a map of Riverfest 2013, click here. For more information on how to get around the festival, where to park, where to stay, and more, click here.