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).

May
Sat
27
West Little Rock
Today thru Oct 30, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM $20 - $45; Session Days & Times Vary (check our webiste calendar ); Reservations Required
An entertaining social painting experience that's fun for the whole family, ages 6 to Adult. Bring your favorite snack foods and come paint your own masterpiece. Step by step instructions provided by our skilled artists. No art experience required.
Sat
27
Downtown
Today thru Dec 31, 2018 Free
The Old State House Museum is pleased to announce that its latest exhibit, “Cabinet of Curiosities: Treasures from the University of Arkansas Museum Collection,” opens to the public on March 11.
Sat
27
River Market Dist.
Today thru Jul 23, 2017 Regular Admission
Xtreme BUGS is a larger-than-life experience with animatronic bugs – including a honey bee, a praying mantis, ants, and many more – which will soon be marching, flying, and crawling into the Clinton Center.
Sat
27
Downtown
Today 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM FREE
Come enjoy the diversity of African cultures through music, dance, food, and children's activities. Expect gifts and souvenirs vendors, food vendors, and lots of family fun. Admission to the festival is free.
Sat
27
River Market Dist.
Today 7:00 AM
Little Rock’s own Farmers’ Market (LRFM) dishes up farm-fresh veggies, special events, crafts, and more for the 43rd year Saturdays this summer River Market District!
Sat
27
Downtown
Today thru Aug 27, 2017 General Admission is $10, Students, Seniors, and Military are $8.
Inspired by discarded and found mid-century photographs, Strause’s series touches on themes of transcendence, hope, and transformation.
Sat
27
Midtown
Today thru May 28, 2017 $8-$12
The Host of The World series of Comedy. Joe’s show is unlike “other” comedy shows , he brings his unique style of comedy to the stage.
Sat
27
Downtown
Today 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM 20
A picture is worth 1,000 words — what about a song? Can a picture inspire a song or fifteen? In 35mm, each photo creates an unique song, moments frozen in time; a glimmer of a life unfolding, a glimpse of something happening.
Sat
27
SoMa
Today 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Free
The City of Little Rock Racial and Cultural Diversity Commission, Africans of Arkansas and the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center invite the public to attend this free festival.
Sat
27
River Market Dist.
Today 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM $15 General Admission, $20 Reserved Seating, $25 Reserved VIP
Memorial Day Weekend 2017 plan to attend "PURE" All White Affair!!!! Live music Concert and Comedy by The Rodney Block Collective feat. Bijoux, Playa Mook, Keef Glason, DJ AJB Showtime, and more!!!!
Sat
27
Southwest
Today thru May 28, 2017 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Free
Outlets of Little Rock (www.outletsoflittlerock.com) Arkansas’ only outlet shopping center, has announced the center’s second annual Sidewalk Sale to be held Memorial Day Weekend, May 26 - 29, 2017.
Wed
31
Downtown
May 31, 2017 thru Jun 25, 2017 $30-$65
Prepare ye the way for this irresistible, groundbreaking rock musical that blends the Gospel According to St. Matthew with an unbridled sense of joyous play.
Wed
31
Midtown
May 31, 2017 thru Jun 3, 2017
At the age of 3, Bostonian baby Warren had a dream that he was in a Scooby Doo cartoon…he woke up with the desire to be “in” the TV!
Wed
31
Southwest
May 31, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Free
Come on over and check out the musical stylings of Rising Sons at Outlets of Little Rock (www.outletsoflittlerock.com) Wednesday May 31, 2017, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. near the Food Pavilion by Starbucks.
Jun
Thu
1
River Market Dist.
Jun 1, 2017 thru Jun 4, 2017 $40, plus fees
Riverfest is back for its 40th year, presented by Oaklawn Racing & Gaming! Come celebrate with us June 1-4, 2017 in the heart of downtown Little Rock with a rockin' lineup and some local food and vendors.
Fri
2
Downtown
Jun 2, 2017 10:45 AM - 1:30 PM
The 2017 spring season of Main Street Food Truck Fridays is here! Each Friday, from 10:45 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.,at least four of the city’s amazing food trucks park at Main Street and Capitol Avenue on the plaza dishing up lunch and dessert.
Sat
3
West Little Rock
Jun 3, 2017 8:00 AM
In June 2015, Performance Foodservice - Little Rock held its Inaugural Family 5K and 1 Mile Walk aimed at two worthwhile goals - promoting health and fitness among its associates and raising money for the Arkansas Foodbank Summer Cereal Drive.
Sat
3
West Little Rock
Jun 3, 2017 8:00 AM $20 until 3/31/17 $25 until 6/1/17 $30 day of race
Performance Foodservice - Little Rock's 3rd annual Take a Run at Hunger 5k! All proceeds will benefit the Arkansas Food Bank & THV 11 Summer Cereal Drive. You can bring boxes of cereal with you to donate, too!
Sat
3
River Market Dist.
Jun 3, 2017 7:00 AM
Little Rock’s own Farmers’ Market (LRFM) dishes up farm-fresh veggies, special events, crafts, and more for the 43rd year Saturdays this summer River Market District!
Sun
4
River Market Dist.
Jun 4, 2017 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
This year's event will take place in conjunction with Little Rock's annual Riverfest Celebration. We are super stoked (grill speak for excited) to be hosting this event again this year for all of our owners.
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