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).

Dec
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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.
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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.
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Downtown
Today
ELF The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole.
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4
North Little Rock
Today 3:00 PM $49.50, plus applicable service charges
International comedy sensation Comic/Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham, has performed in front of sold out audiences worldwide showcasing the undeniable power of induced laughter.
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Downtown
Today thru Dec 31, 2016 Free to AAC Members, $15 for Non-Members
'Little Dreams,' organized by the Los Angeles-based Enamel Arts Foundation, is the first nationally traveling exhibition to survey this dynamic field in more than 50 years.
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Downtown
Today thru Dec 31, 2016 Free for AAC Members, $15 for non-members
Glass Fantasies: Enamels by Thom Hall, organized by the Arkansas Arts Center to complement Little Dreams, is a retrospective exhibition containing more than 40 enamels by retired longtime Arkansas Arts Center registrar and artist, Thom E. Hall.
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Downtown
Today 2:00 PM $12.50 General ticket price $10 for Arkansas Arts Center Members
Enjoy this musical holiday twist on the classic tale of a poor cobbler with a good heart and a grateful spirit. The shoemaker and his wife receive a magical gift from mysterious visitors in the night.
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Heights
Today 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM $20
CARE's Annual Pet Photos with Santa Event
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4
Downtown
Today thru Jan 15, 2017
A Walk in Her Shoes features 50 pairs from the collection of the Fashion History Museum in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada as well as an extensive selection from ESSE Purse Museum’s own collection.
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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.
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River Market Dist.
Today thru Apr 2, 2017
This exhibit, curated by the GRAMMY Museum® and Fab Four Exhibits, explores the impact The Beatles’s arrival had on American pop culture, including fashion, art, advertising, media and music.
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4
River Market Dist.
Today 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM FREE
Its lunch time at the nature center and worms and insects are some of the items on the menu. Join educators as they feed the critters that call the nature center home and learn about Arkansas wildlife.
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Downtown
Today thru Dec 25, 2016 $30-$65
All Ralphie Parker wants for Christmas is an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle with a compass in the stock, and this thing which tells time. All his parents can say in response? “You’ll shoot your eye out!”
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Downtown
Today 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM No charge
Each Sunday, leading up to Christmas, the Capital Hotel has a special visit from Old Saint Nick where children and adults alike have a chance to visit with Santa and take pictures.
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River Market Dist.
Today thru Apr 23, 2017 Admission: $10 adults; $8 ages 1-12; free under 1; members free
In Magnificent Me! visitors can interact with a variety of medical technologies and have the chance for hands-on exploration of different human systems.
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River Market Dist.
Today 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Free
Celebrate Christmas as it was in the 1800s with living history, carols, reenactments, live music, dancing and more!
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4
Downtown
Today 3:00 PM $50 per person
Grand High Tea and tour of historic Hornibrook Mansion
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4
West Little Rock
Today 6:15 PM - 3:30 PM $15-$25
Join Arkansas Circus Arts for TWO SHOWS ONLY at Wildwood Park for the Arts on December 3rd & 4th. Travel through a magical world of Winter and Holidays with Circus performers, Jugglers, Stilt Walkers, and Acrobats!
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West Little Rock
Today thru Dec 16, 2016 Free
In November, Art the Park will celebrate the life of the late prolific artist, Amy Edgington, and collage as an art form. The exhibit, In Memory of Amy Edgington: Collage Artists of Arkansas, will feature original works by Amy Edgington for sale, as well as collage artists who were inspired by Amy’s whimsical, but thought-provoking mixed media collage art.
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West Little Rock
Today 1:00 PM - 3:30 AM $15-$25
Join Arkansas Circus Arts for TWO SHOWS ONLY at Wildwood Park for the Arts December 3rd and 4th! Journey through the world of Winter and the Holidays with Acrobats, Jugglers, Aerialists and Circus performers!
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