Saturday, May 24th – 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday, May 25th – 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
(For easy access to the area, ride the North Little Rock shuttle from Lakewood Middle School or park in the public parking deck at 2nd and Sherman)
The Family Zone will offer free entertainment for families! This area of Riverfest will be located on the east side on the grounds of the Clinton Presidential Center and Heifer International & Village. In the Family Zone, you will find tons of activities and entertainment including the Family Stage, the Super Retriever Crown Championship Series, the Weenie Dog Derby, Jonathan Offi, Stunt Dog Show, Ruff on the River Pooch Parade, the Rock ‘N Ride Poker Run, the Rock ‘N Stroll Fun Run 5K, Arkansas Art Center Artmobile, International Village activities, a Baggo Tournament and much more. The Family Zone will be open from 11:00 – 7:00 on Saturday and 1:00 to 7:00 on Sunday.
Don’t have 180 days to go around the world? Then come to the International Village and visit seven countries in minutes! Begin your tour by picking up your passport at the Customs Tent and then begin your journey in the “countries” tent and make crafts pertaining to festivals from around the world. You will make a wooden bead bracelet in Kenya, a morocco in Brazil, a beautiful chinese lantern in China, a rain stick while in Chili, a shamrock for good luck in Ireland and the conclusion of the trip will be the “crown jewel” as you make a tiara and crown in England. When you have completed your trip, take your stamped passport back to Customs for a surprise. While you are here, visit the Clinton Library and Heifer Village and enjoy all the other fun activities.
At Heifer Village, students can play with hands-on exhibits while learning about different living conditions around the world and solutions to hunger and poverty. Heifer Village teaches people about the wider world, so that they can become thoughtful members of the global community. It’s the curiosity and caring of regular families that enables Heifer to fight hunger and poverty around the world, starting right here in Arkansas. Heifer Village will maintain regular business hours during Riverfest and is always free to the general public.
You won’t want to miss the most exciting tumbling team in America: the Jesse White Tumblers from Chicago, who will excite the crowd with their awesome tumbling moves. Be sure to see the Kenya Safari Acrobat performers from east Africa, who combine cultural dancing with acrobatic moves derived from the Chinese. And you won’t want to miss the African magic and fire eating. Both amazing shows are great for audiences both young and old. Performing all weekend on the Family Stage.
Friday, May 23: 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Sat, May 24: 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.
Sun, May 25: 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Jonathan Offi and his World Famous team of canine athletes have been featured on Animal Planets Pit Bull’s and Parolees and Who Let The Dogs Out, with David Letterman, as well as on ESPN, ABC, NBC, and Univision for a variety of other TV programs. As an Artist and Entertainer, Offi and his dogs travel the country, performing a Professional Canine Entertainment Act (Ultimate Stunt and Trick Dog Show), while doing outreach and education for Pit Bulls and rescued dogs showcasing the top canine athletes in the world. Jonathan Offi is a Professional Dog Trainer and an Animal Behavior Expert, specializing in problem cases and powerful breeds. Jonathan Offi has rescued, rehabilitated, and rehomed 150+ dogs.