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).

Jul
Wed
30
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.
Wed
30
Central Arkansas
Today thru Aug 1 8:00 AM - 1:30 AM $250
Children and aspiring chefs entering grades 5 - 12 are invited to join Chef Cynthia Malik and staff at Central Arkansas' premier culinary institute.
Wed
30
River Market Dist.
Today thru Jan 5, 2015
The Clinton Center presents the artwork of renowned American artists Dale Chihuly. Born in Tacoma, Washington, in 1941, Chihuly is credited with revolutionizing the Studio Glass movement and elevating the perception of the glass medium.
Wed
30
Central Arkansas
Today thru Sep 28 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM FREE
Susan Paulsen’s evocative visual poetry comes to the Arkansas Arts Center in the form of 71 photographs and two wall-sized assemblies of photographic prints that she took in Wilmot, Arkansas, between 1995 and 2012.
Wed
30
Downtown
Today thru Sep 28 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Delta Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture was founded in 1956 to feature contemporary work by artists from Arkansas and bordering states.
Wed
30
River Market Dist.
Today 8:30 PM Free
Movies in the Park begins its tenth season with special thanks to sponsors The River Market, LRCVB, City of Little Rock and Sumotext. Movies will play weekly at dusk on Wednesday nights through July 30.
Wed
30
River Market Dist.
Today thru Sep 7 Free
Historic Arkansas Museum is proud to present “So What!” It’s The Least I Can Do… new paintings by Ray Wittenberg in the Trinity Gallery for Arkansas Artists, June 13 through September 7, 2014.
Wed
30
Downtown
Today thru Oct 26 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM FREE
The works included in the exhibition express how each instructor is attracted, motivated and inspired by different things. The art that they create in the end may differ drastically from their fellow artists.
Wed
30
River Market Dist.
Today thru Sep 7 Free
Kateri Joe is a painter living just outside of Little Rock, Arkansas. Self-taught in art, but academically trained in psychology, her two passions converge in her mixed media pieces.
Wed
30
Various Locations
Today thru Aug 2
Prepare for a week of awe-inspiring performances during the 4th annual A WORK OF ART, featuring an all-star lineup of award-winning, nationally renowned recording artists and talented Arkansas musicians at venues throughout the city!
Wed
30
Downtown
Today 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM $5. Free for Members
A science fair for grown ups! 6/30/14 is the Science of Fire. There will be various booths and demonstrations that show the properties of fire in a fun new light. As well as Pizza from Damgoode Pies, beer from Stone's Throw Brewing, and a cash bar.
Aug
Fri
1
West Little Rock
Aug 1 thru Aug 2 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM $99
Don't miss our second annual Photo Expo in Little Rock.. August 1-2,2014 @ Embassy Suites. Our Keynote speakers are world renown photographers Joe McNally and Hanson Fong. Two days full of classes, demos, and trade show exhibits.
Sat
2
River Market Dist.
Aug 2 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM Free
Patronized by locals and tourists alike, the Farmers’ Market has served as a seasonal institution and local destination favorite for four decades.
Sat
2
River Market Dist.
Aug 2 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
The 2014 National Physique Committee's Arkansas State Bodybuilding Championships will be held at the Statehouse Convention Center this August.
Sat
2
Downtown
Aug 2 thru Aug 3 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM $38.00 night and $51.60pp 4 hour workshops use discount code weekend60
Aussie professional photographer in town August 2-3 Little Rock week 26 of 40 city workshop tour to teach fun, interactive photography workshops
Sun
3
River Market Dist.
Aug 3 2:00 PM Free
Learn about a few favorite Arkansas animals before school begins. Some little critters are born knowing how to survive; others need to learn a thing or two before they are able to make it on their own.
Tue
5
River Market Dist.
Aug 5 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Free
The Night Market is a new addition to the Little Rock Farmers' Market featuring entertainers and street performers, extended Market Hall hours for patrons who wish to have dinner before or after shopping for fresh fruit and veggies.
Tue
5
Central Arkansas
Aug 5 thru Aug 6 1:00 PM - 4:00 AM $65 Per Session
Learn quick, easy, affordable and healthy menus that are perfect for the college bounch!
Thu
7
Hillcrest
Aug 7 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Free
Damgoode will be out on the street serving some delicious pie amidst Shop N Sip in Hillcrest on Kavanaugh Blvd.
Sat
9
River Market Dist.
Aug 9 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM Free
Patronized by locals and tourists alike, the Farmers’ Market has served as a seasonal institution and local destination favorite for four decades.
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