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).

Apr
Mon
27
Downtown
Today thru May 10, 2015 $12.50
From the treetops of Sherwood, the call rings out: "Come to the forest, all ye of stout heart and true. Rally to Robin Hood and his Merry Band as they outwit and outclass the nasty Sheriff of Nottingham.
Mon
27
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.
Mon
27
Downtown
Today thru Jun 21, 2015
30 Americans presents a sweeping survey of artwork by many of the most important African American artists of the last four decades.
Mon
27
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.
Mon
27
Downtown
Today thru May 1, 2015 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM $10, $8 for military, seniors and students
ESSE Purse Museum at 1510 Main St. in Little Rock has sewn together a new three-month, four-part exhibit, Common Threads. The exhibit, which runs through Sunday, May 31, is included in the regular admission price.
Mon
27
Downtown
Today thru Jun 17, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:15 PM $20.00 in Advance $25.00 at door
“The Modern Day Esther” Will be held at Philander Smith College, April 17, 2015 at 7p.m. 72202. Tickets are $20.00 in advance & $25.00 at the door. purchase tickets Uncle T’s e tickets at www.lujcm.org . For more information call 501-455-4946 .
Mon
27
Downtown
Today thru May 5, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM 150.00 - 200.00
The training focus will be on developing leaders for the nonprofit sector through education on all areas of board service.
Mon
27
Downtown
Today 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This year marks the 110th anniversary of the Arkansas History Commission and State Archives. In celebration of this milestone, the History Commission will host an open house and anniversary commemoration on Monday, April 27 from 10 a.m. until noon.
Mon
27
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.
Tue
28
Downtown
Apr 28, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM $40
April 28, 6-9 pm. $40. All proceeds support the School Bus Fund. Sponsored by the Capital Hotel, Centennial Bank, the Independent, Little Rock Soiree, and Pinnacle Structures.
Wed
29
River Market Dist.
Apr 29, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Free
Jazz in the Park comes back better than ever through a new partnership with Art Porter Music Education!
Wed
29
Downtown
Apr 29, 2015 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM a small donation
1.2 Billion people live in extreme poverty on less than $1.50 a day. Help us change this.
Thu
30
Downtown
Apr 30, 2015 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM FREE
The Arkansas Regional Organ Recovery Agency (ARORA) hosts the Function at the Clinton Presidential Park Bridge Party and Fun Walk to celebrate April's designation as National Donate Life Month. KATV's Alyson Courtney will serve as MC.
Thu
30
West Little Rock
Apr 30, 2015 5:30 PM $75 ($60 is tax deductible)
Dr. James Hendren, an entrepreneurial champion for the advancement of technology startup companies and job development in Arkansas, will be honored at 5:30 p.m. Thursday April 30, at the Pleasant Valley Country Club.
May
Fri
1
River Market Dist.
May 1, 2015 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM Free
The Relay for Life is the American Cancer Society's largest fundraiser in Little Rock. This year's event will be on the Clinton Library Lawns beginning at 6:00pm and concluding at midnight. Plenty of food, fun and entertainment for the whole family.
Fri
1
River Market Dist.
May 1, 2015 7:00 PM $5
When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.
Fri
1
Downtown
May 1, 2015 thru Jul 26, 2015 9:00 AM Free
The 54th Young Arkansas Artists exhibition is a celebration of both the creative achievements of young artists and the youthful spirits of Arkansans.
Fri
1
Downtown
May 1, 2015 10:45 AM - 1:30 PM
Each Friday from 10:45 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. four or five of the city’s best food trucks will park at Main St. and Capitol Ave. to serve lunch. This year there are several new trucks along with all of the yummy favorites…24 individual trucks in all.
Fri
1
Hillcrest
May 1, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 35.00
Learn knife skills like chopping and dicing, while getting a primer from a local chef on proper knife handling, selection, and care.
Fri
1
Downtown
May 1, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM $15-$30
The 8th annual MacArthur Park 5k race takes place May 1, 2015 at 7:00 pm. The race is for people of all ages and fitness levels... and dogs too!
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