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).

Mar
Thu
5
North Little Rock
Today thru Mar 8, 2015 Prices vary
The Verizon Arena will host the women’s tournament for the fourth time, having previously hosted in 2003, 2006 and 2009.
Thu
5
River Market Dist.
Today thru Apr 5, 2015 Regular Clinton Center admission applies
While most readers might associate Peanuts with the game of baseball, other sports also figured prominently in Charles Schulz’s comic strip.
Thu
5
Downtown
Today thru Apr 12, 2015
The Annual Juried Exhibition of the Mid-Southern Watercolorists (MSW) returns to the Arkansas Arts Center, opening on February 13, 2015, and remaining on view through April 12, 2015, in the Samuel Strauss Sr. Gallery.
Thu
5
Downtown
Today thru Mar 8, 2015
Robert Andrew Parker began his series of watercolors based on Keith Douglas’ poems in 1970. These works, over 100 in all, are now part of the Arkansas Arts Center’s collection. This exhibition focuses on 25 of these images.
Thu
5
West Little Rock
Today 7:00 PM Reserved seating - $35; VIP seating - $75
From Mozart to Madonna, this world-famous group of 25 boys will show you just why they've been around since the 15th Century.
Thu
5
Downtown
Today thru Jun 21, 2015 10:00 AM Free
Ashley Morrison holds a Ceramics Degree from the Kansas City Art Institute. She recently finished an academic residency at Colorado State University and is the current Resident Artist in Ceramics at the Arkansas Art Center.
Thu
5
Hillcrest
Today thru Apr 8, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:30 AM 75.00
A level one French class presented by the Central Arkansas Library System's Community Learning Program Register online at www.cals.org.
Thu
5
Downtown
Today 6:15 PM - 6:45 PM Free
A preshow talk will take place on the set of Mary Poppins with Producing Artistic Director Bob Hupp and members of the creative team.
Thu
5
Downtown
Today 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Free
Join Rep Producing Artistic Director Bob Hupp as he hosts the cast from The Rep’s production of Mary Poppins for a panel discussion on this whimsical musical.
Thu
5
Downtown
Today thru Apr 1, 2015 12:00 PM Free
FUMC features What's Hot in the Rock - Conversations that Impact Downtown Little Rock. From safety to construction to revitalization, we invite you to hear speakers familiar with the needs of our in an informal setting. A brown bag lunch provided!
Fri
6
Downtown
Mar 6, 2015 thru Apr 5, 2015
With music and lyrics by the Academy Award-winning Sherman Brothers, additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, Mary Poppins is based on the similarly titled series of children's books by P. L. Travers and the 1964 Disney film.
Fri
6
West Little Rock
Mar 6, 2015 thru Mar 8, 2015 6:00 PM $10 for Adults, $ for children 5-12, Free for children under 5
Wildwood Park's annual festival celebrating the first full moon of the lunar new year highlights cultures from around the world with food, music, games, and art.
Fri
6
Downtown
Mar 6, 2015 thru Mar 29, 2015 $12.50
Is it a red hat with white stripes or a white hat with red stripes? Who cares? One of the most familiar and beloved picture books of the last half century is about to erupt with fun on the Children's Theatre stage.
Fri
6
Downtown
Mar 6, 2015 thru Mar 7, 2015 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Free
Three day high school robotics competition featuring over 60 teams from AR and at least 10 other states and Canada. FIRST Robotics Competition teams design, build and program 150 lb. robots to play an exciting game that is different every year.
Fri
6
Downtown
Mar 6, 2015 thru Apr 12, 2015 $40-$65
This spring, the Disney musical Mary Poppins will take center stage at Arkansas Repertory Theatre.
Fri
6
Downtown
Mar 6, 2015 8:00 PM $40-$65
Opening Night for Mary Poppins will include a post-show reception with the cast immediately following the show. Complimentary champagne and light hors d'oeuvres will be provided.
Sat
7
Downtown
Mar 7, 2015 thru Mar 8, 2015 10:00 AM - 5:20 PM Weekend Pass - $25, Saturday Only - $20, Sunday Only - $10, Galaxy Pass (VIP) - $100 (Only 15 available)
A celebration of geeky stuff, art, music, and everything else beautiful.
Sat
7
Downtown
Mar 6, 2015 thru Mar 7, 2015 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Free
Three day high school robotics competition featuring over 60 teams from AR and at least 10 other states and Canada. FIRST Robotics Competition teams design, build and program 150 lb. robots to play an exciting game that is different every year.
Sat
7
River Market Dist.
Mar 7, 2015 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
7
Midtown
Mar 7, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Free
Bring the kids and help them discover how to be healthy and safe! Learn fun nutrition facts; play fitness games; get your picture taken dressed like a surgeon; make a finger cast; and much more!
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