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
Fri
18
Downtown
Today thru Mar 1, 2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Free
The exhibit features the state’s ties to Hollywood, through both movies and television.
Fri
18
River Market Dist.
Today thru Apr 27
Created by the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC, Spies, Traitors, and Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America dramatically illustrates the challenge of securing our nation without compromising the civil liberties upon which it was founded.
Fri
18
River Market Dist.
Today thru Apr 27
In February, the Clinton Presidential Center debuts "Presidential Pets," a new display dedicated to first pets. Rabbits, raccoons, bulldogs, and bears have all called the White House home
Fri
18
River Market Dist.
Today thru Jun 22, 2014
Historic Arkansas Museum is proud to present "A Sure Defense: The Bowie Knife in America" in the Horace C. Cabe Gallery
Fri
18
Downtown
Today thru Jun 1
The paintings of Carroll Cloar rank among the most haunting and beautiful evocations ever made of the American South
Fri
18
Downtown
Today 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM $20 or $30 VIP
Paul Wall, Houston's hottest hip hop artist will be performing live at the Rev Room April 17th, 2014
Fri
18
Downtown
Today thru Apr 19 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM $16 Adults; $12 Students/Seniors
This autobiographical story of Mitch Albom follows an accomplished, career-driven journalist and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Reunited, what starts as a visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a last class in the meaning of life.
Fri
18
Downtown
Today thru Jun 8 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM $10, $8 for students and seniors
Esse Purse Museum & Store will celebrate the chapeau with its first temporary exhibit, “The Milliner’s Art.” The exhibit covers seven decades of hat history and is curated from the collections of Anita Davis and Catherine Nugent.
Fri
18
River Market Dist.
Today 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM $40 in advance, $50 at the door
The Point 94.1 along with Kroger and Cartridge World present the 2014 MudBbug Bash at the River Market Pavilions benefiting the Arkansas Food Bank.
Fri
18
Various Locations
Today thru Apr 20
Real Deal in the Rock has grown from a small 28 team tournament in Northwest Arkansas to the number one tournament in the nation. NBA stars Blake Griffin, Kevin Durant, John Wall, Derrick Rose and Mike Conley have all played at Real Deal in the Rock.
Sat
19
North Little Rock
Apr 19 7:30 PM $48.50, $41 and $36
One of country music's most electrifying performers returns to Verizon Arena Saturday, April 19.
Sat
19
Downtown
Apr 19 4:30 PM - 6:00 AM Free
Book Signing for Black Nancy Book 1 with author & script writer Lennox Nelson. He will also be scouting talent for upcoming movie & play. Need bio and head shot. Bring your unsigned copy or purchase your copy at venue. Wine will be served.
Sat
19
River Market Dist.
Apr 19 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM $20 (Admits 2)
Please join us Saturday, April 19, 2014, 11:30am at the Ron Robinson Theater in downtown Little Rock for DEBORAH Presents… THE ACT OF KILLING, the award-winning, Oscar and Academy Award nominated film by Joshua Oppenheimer.
Sat
19
Various Locations
Today thru Apr 20
Real Deal in the Rock has grown from a small 28 team tournament in Northwest Arkansas to the number one tournament in the nation. NBA stars Blake Griffin, Kevin Durant, John Wall, Derrick Rose and Mike Conley have all played at Real Deal in the Rock.
Sun
20
River Market Dist.
Apr 20 7:00 AM Free
Every year, thousands gather on the banks of the Arkansas River to be a part of the Easter Sunrise Service held in Riverfront Park at the First Security Amphitheater.
Sun
20
Various Locations
Today thru Apr 20
Real Deal in the Rock has grown from a small 28 team tournament in Northwest Arkansas to the number one tournament in the nation. NBA stars Blake Griffin, Kevin Durant, John Wall, Derrick Rose and Mike Conley have all played at Real Deal in the Rock.
Tue
22
North Little Rock
Apr 22 thru Apr 23 $ 52.50, 77.50, 102.50, 152.50
Combining the music and style of Michael Jackson with the dancing and acrobatics of Cirque du Soleil makes a spectacular show unlike any other.
Tue
22
Central Arkansas
Apr 22 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM $60
Good Southern food is not limited to fried chicken and mashed potatoes! Learn tasty secrets and delectable alternatives to the traditional southern comfort foods. Chef Abernathy has a remarkable flair for Modern Southern Cuisine!
Tue
22
River Market Dist.
Apr 22 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Free
Little Rock's River Market will celebrate Earth Day and the 3rd Anniversary of River Market goes Green with a block party featuring samples from local breweries, vineyards, distilleries, vendors, artisans and more!
Wed
23
River Market Dist.
Apr 23 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Free
This lunchtime speaker series provides opportunities to learn about the benefits and management of natural resources and public lands through professionals who work in the field.
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