Little Rock Festivals & Events

Every season is the right season in Little Rock

Our mild climate, natural beauty, and southern hospitality make Arkansas one of the nation's most exciting places to visit year round. Plan your trip around special Little Rock, Arkansas festivals and events (like our popular Riverfest music festival in May or the State Fair in October) or use our Calendar to discover the fun happenings going on every season in the Capital City.

While you’re here, catch big-name and underground music talent, edge-of-your-seat sporting events, Broadway productions, art exhibits, internationally acclaimed Little Rock festivals of literature, film and more. With so much happening on a weekly basis, it’s no wonder we’re the capital of Arkansas festivals and events.

Planning a trip? Explore the calendar below to find Little Rock, Arkansas, festivals and events that suit your interests (Believe us – with a corn bread festival, car shows and everything in between, there’s something for everyone when we throw a party in Little Rock).

Jul
Fri
29
West Little Rock
Today thru Dec 30, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:05 PM $15 to $25
In two or three hours you can create any number of our festive, whimsical and unique paintings. We'd love to help you celebrate Girls' Night Out, Birthdays, Bachelorettes and Anniversaries.
Fri
29
River Market Dist.
Today thru Dec 31, 2016 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM $9 - $30
Discover Little Rock’s rich, colorful history as we parade through quiet tree lined streets, city parks, and historic places on this 2 hour bicycle tour through the City.
Fri
29
River Market Dist.
Today thru Dec 31, 2016 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM $38.50 - $50
Working up an appetite won't be a problem on this tour! We'll be sampling our way through some of the South's favorite delicacies - Ribs, southern sides and desserts, local craft beer and bourbon.
Fri
29
River Market Dist.
Today thru Sep 11, 2016
Set against the backdrop of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this exhibit tells the story of American athletes in the modern Olympic Games.
Fri
29
Heights
Today thru Jun 4, 2020 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM Free
Join the knitters and other crafters at Little Rock's oldest yarn shop, the YARN mart, for an evening of handwork and hilarious conversation. We welcome all fiber arts and love to tell visitors to our city about the Little Rock and its history!
Fri
29
River Market Dist.
Today thru Oct 2, 2016
Imaginate aims to inspire the innovator in you. This multi-activity, interactive exhibition explores the skills and attitudes that can be developed to foster innovation and enhance creativity in anyone.
Fri
29
Downtown
Today thru Aug 7, 2016 $10 General Admission, $8 for students, seniors and military
Changing Tides highlights iconic women’s swimwear in the 20th Century. From homemade to haute couture, the core installation features select suits on loan from the collection of the Fashion History Museum in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada.
Fri
29
Downtown
Today thru Aug 28, 2016
The Arkansas Arts Center, the state’s premiere center for visual and performing arts, announces the artists accepted to the 58th Annual Delta Exhibition, on display June 10 – August 28.
Fri
29
West Little Rock
Today 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Come rock on with us!
Fri
29
Downtown
Today thru Jul 31, 2016 $20 Adults // $16 Students & Seniors // $2 Thursday Discount
The Drowsy Chaperone: A Musical Within a Comedy is a hilarious homage to early American musicals, examining the effect musicals have on the fans who adore them.
Fri
29
River Market Dist.
Today 12:00 PM Free
Hear Dan O'Brien's inspiring story of winning Olympic Gold in 1996 at the Decathalon in Atlanta, GA.
Sat
30
River Market Dist.
Jul 30, 2016 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Little Rock’s own Farmers’ Market (LRFM) kicks off its 42nd year on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 in the River Market District with all-new programs, vendors and more!
Sat
30
River Market Dist.
Jul 30, 2016 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Super Summer Saturdays are free; however, admission fees to tour the Center apply.
Super Summer Saturdays at the Clinton Presidential Center!
Sat
30
Downtown
Jul 30, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Arkansas State Archives will host a symposium and concert on Saturday, July 30 from 9:00 a.m. until noon in Conference Room 4A-400 on the fourth floor of the Multi-Agency Complex building at 1 Capitol Mall. The symposium’s theme, “Heroes of Arkansas Folk Music,” will feature speakers George West, Charley Sandage, and State Archives staff member Jeff Lewellen.
Sat
30
West Little Rock
Jul 30, 2016 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM FREE
Belk will host its bi-annual Kidfest in-store event from noon-4 p.m. July 30, 2016 at Belk Department Store located at 11525 Cantrell Road, Pleasant Ridge Town Center. Local children can participate as models at Belk Kidfest fashion show.
Aug
Mon
1
Various Locations
Aug 1, 2016 thru Aug 6, 2016 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Free - $65
APME's Scholarship Fundraiser Brings Gerald Albright & Selina Albright to Little Rock, Aug 6, 2016, 8 p.m., Wildwood Park. Swedish Keyboardist Jonathan Fritzen & native Arkansan Ben Pruitt also perform during the week-long celebration, Aug 1-6
Wed
3
Downtown
Aug 3, 2016 thru Aug 7, 2016
National Bikers Roundup is an Annual Event for Motorcycle Riders who enjoy the fellowship among like minds.
Wed
3
Southwest
Aug 3, 2016 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Free
Outlets of Little Rock, (www.outletsoflittlerock.com) Arkansas’ only outlet shopping center, has announced a Summer Story Time Series to be held each Wednesday at 11am to 12:30pm, June 8 to August 3 at the Book Warehouse.
Thu
4
West Little Rock
Aug 4, 2016 6:30 PM $55 per person, excluding tax and gratuity
Join Table 28 for an unforgettable evening of fantastic food and beers featuring an eclectic six-course menu from Executive Chef Scott Rains along with beer pairings from Lagunitas Brewing Co. for each course.
Sat
6
River Market Dist.
Aug 6, 2016 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Little Rock’s own Farmers’ Market (LRFM) kicks off its 42nd year on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 in the River Market District with all-new programs, vendors and more!
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