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).

Aug
Sat
1
River Market Dist.
Today thru Sep 7, 2015
Enter this wonderfully perplexing world, a quirky place full of puzzles, brainteasers, and interactive challenges guaranteed to test the brain power and problem solving skills of even the most experienced puzzlers.
Sat
1
Southwest
Today thru Nov 26, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Located in the Life Line Baptist Church parking lot from 8 am - 5 pm.
Sat
1
Downtown
Today thru Sep 20, 2015 Free
Today, the Annual Delta Exhibition has grown to encompass works in all media and is a showcase for the dynamic vision of the artists of the Mississippi Delta region.
Sat
1
River Market Dist.
Today 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Little Rock’s own Farmers’ Market (LRFM) kicks off it’s 41st year on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in the River Market District with something you’ve never seen before.
Sat
1
River Market Dist.
Today thru Oct 18, 2015
During this one-of-a-kind adventure, guests will become globe-trotting explorers alongside 13 life-sized roaring, breathing dinosaurs.
Sat
1
River Market Dist.
Today 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Super Summer Saturdays are free; however, admission fees to tour the Clinton Center apply.
Super Summer Saturdays are free; however, admission fees to tour the Clinton Center apply.
Sat
1
Downtown
Today 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History and the Arkansas History Commission will be hosting a half-day symposium on Saturday, August 1, from 10 a.m. until noon at the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History at 503 E. 9th St. in Little Rock.
Sat
1
River Market Dist.
Today $40 single admission to all shows, $80 double admission
The Ron Robinson Theater transforms into a land of witchcraft and wizardry, beginning July 26!
Sat
1
River Market Dist.
Today $30 in advance, $35 at the door
The Great Arkansas Beer Festival is a celebration of the Arkansas craft beer community, as well as an opportunity for Arkansans to sample a myriad of unique, specialty beers from across the nation.
Sat
1
Downtown
Today 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM $10.00
One of Rolling Stone Country's "Artists to watch," Warner Music Group country group based out of Nashville, The Railers have previously opened up tours for Hunter Hayes and Dan&Shay.
Sat
1
Various Locations
Today 12:00 PM Free - $60
Week-long Jazz/Music Festival Featuring Headliner Jazz Master Gerald Albright
Sat
1
River Market Dist.
Today thru Feb 15, 2016
In Art. Function. Craft. visitors are invited to see the works of Arkansas’s finest and most fascinating artists and artisans practicing, preserving and progressing traditional craft; and to hear about their personal artistic journeys.
Sat
1
West Little Rock
Today thru Apr 27, 2016 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Free
Small local Dance group Recruiting for women 21&up. You do not have to have professional dance experience to join. must be reliable and have flexible hours for performance and practices.
Sat
1
Downtown
Today 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM $3 in advance, $5 at the gate
Admission to the block party will be $5. Discounted armbands can be purchased ahead of time at the Stone’s Throw taproom for $3. A quarter of gate revenue and Stone’s Throw sales will be donated to Preserve Arkansas.
Sat
1
River Market Dist.
Today 9:00 AM Preliminary Competition - $20, Finals - $30; cash only
Preliminary Competition - 10 AM Finals - 6 PM
Mon
3
Central Arkansas
Aug 3, 2015 thru Aug 7, 2015 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM $250.00
Children and aspiring chefs entering grades 5-12 are invited to join Chef Cynthia Malik, Chef Suzanne Campbell, Chef Jolie Mosley, and staff at Central Arkansas’ premiere culinary institute for a summer camp they'll never forget!
Mon
3
Hillcrest
Aug 3, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM $25 with 45% off Coupon "PaintNiteLR"
For two hours, while you enjoy your choice of alcoholic beverage*, performing artist Adam Crockett will guide you step-by-step through creating your own painting. At the end of the night you’ll take home your own unique masterpiece!
Tue
4
River Market Dist.
Aug 4, 2015 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Little Rock’s own Farmers’ Market (LRFM) kicks off it’s 41st year on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in the River Market District with something you’ve never seen before.
Tue
4
River Market Dist.
Aug 4, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Free
7M’s Series: come learn about the 7 wonderful things that living gifts from Heifer can provide a family! August 4- Materials Cup Greenhouse
Wed
5
Downtown
Aug 5, 2015 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM $10 in advance, $13 day of show.
An evening of mindreading, storytelling, magic and ancient objects.
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