Public invited to Arkansas PBS Family Day Sept. 30

Sept. 5, 2023

Event to feature PBS KIDS characters, family activities, entertainment

CONWAY, Ark. (Arkansas PBS) — Arkansas PBS Family Day – a free public event that encourages community spirit through family-friendly fun, entertainment and educational activities – returns to Conway Saturday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be held at the statewide network headquarters, 350 S. Donaghey Ave., Conway. Families are encouraged to RSVP at  

This year’s theme is “‘I’ is for Imagination,” and the event will feature PBS KIDS costume characters, free snacks for children, live entertainment, hands-on kids’ activities and games, studio tours, giveaways and prizes, and an Arkansas PBS pop-up shop.

Special guests for the day include Clifford the Big Red Dog, Curious George, and Daniel Tiger and Katerina Kittycat from “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.” Families are invited to meet and take photos with the characters. Children are also encouraged to dress as their favorite PBS KIDS characters.

Arkansas PBS is proud to partner with the Arkansas Foodbank at this event to gather donations of after-school and weekend snacks for families who struggle with food insecurity. Following the theme of “‘I’ is for Imagination,” Family Day attendees are asked to “imagine a world where no child goes hungry” by bringing nonperishable, kid-friendly food items as a donation. Suggested items include granola bars, juice boxes, gummy/fruit snacks, noodle cups and raisins.

Other free activities and entertainment Arkansas PBS has planned for the Conway event will include:

Those planning to attend are encouraged to check out the event schedule for time-specific activities and performances. Additional information and the most current schedule of activities are available at Updates are also available by signing up for emails at

Local food trucks including Blue Barn Bakery, Loblolly Creamery, Millie’s Fish and Shrimp and Nach’yo Nachos will be on hand for additional food and snacks for purchase. 

A second Arkansas PBS Family Day event will be held in partnership with The Jones Center in Springdale Saturday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Additional details will be announced later this month at

Arkansas PBS Family Day is presented as an environmentally friendly event in partnership with Keep Arkansas Beautiful.

Community service groups or corporate volunteer groups interested in volunteering for Arkansas PBS Family Day can sign up at or contact Nick Starnes at 800-662-2386 for more information.

“Arkansas PBS Family Day 2023: ‘I’ is for Imagination” is made possible in Central Arkansas with support from Crain Buick GMC of Conway, Arkansas Division of Services for the Blind, Casey’s General Store, Conway Advertising and Promotion Commission, Conway Behavioral Health, First Community Bank, The Children’s Clinic of Conway & Greenbrier, Kum & Go, Central Arkansas Entertainment, Velda Lueders – Coldwell Banker RPM Grp, Freyaldenhoven Heating & Cooling, H+N Architects, Pediatrics Plus, and Tokusen USA. Family Day 2023 in Northwest Arkansas is made possible by Black Hills Energy, Pediatrics Plus and Newell Development..

About Arkansas PBS

Arkansas PBS, Arkansas’s only statewide public media network, empowers learners of all ages by educating, informing, entertaining and inspiring communities. Arkansas PBS serves as a daily and essential resource for Arkansans by creating, sharing, celebrating and driving conversation around Arkansas stories and classic, trusted PBS programs through multiple digital platforms, including livestreaming at, on-demand services and YouTube TV, and the distinct channels Arkansas PBS, Arkansas PBS Create, Arkansas PBS KIDS, Arkansas PBS WORLD and Arkansas PBS AIRS on SAP. Members with Arkansas PBS Passport have extended on-demand access to a rich library of public television programming. Arkansas PBS depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. Additional information is available at Arkansas PBS is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro), KETZ (El Dorado), KETS (Russellville), KETS (Forrest City), KETS (Gaither) and KETS (Yancy).