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).

Jan
Fri
20
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.
Fri
20
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.
Fri
20
Downtown
Today
The legendary Don Henley takes the Robinson Center Performance Hall stage Friday, January 20th with a show that features songs spanning his career in addition to music from his latest solo album, Cass County.
Fri
20
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.
Fri
20
Various Locations
Today thru Jan 31, 2017 FREE
Register your team/business for the Blue & You Fitness Challenge now through January 31. This FREE contest is designed to encourage good exercise habits. Your employees will have a blast. And, everyone will benefit from better health.
Fri
20
West Little Rock
Today thru Jan 21, 2017 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM $8.00 - $12.00
Frankie Paul is fast becoming a prominent force in the world of comedy! Frankie has a unique knack for taking a typically unnoticeable situation to new levels of hysterics.
Fri
20
Downtown
Today thru Jan 22, 2017 $16  Adults $12  Students & Seniors THURSDAY DISCOUNT: $2 off Date Night Discount for Thursday performance!
The time is 1905, the place New York City, where Esther, a black seamstress, lives in a boarding house for women and sews intimate apparel for clients who range from wealthy white patrons to prostitutes.
Fri
20
River Market Dist.
Today thru Jan 22, 2017
The 35th Annual Marine Expo boat show returns to Little Rock January 20-22!
Sat
21
Downtown
Jan 21, 2017
Don't miss an evening with one of the funniest, most-charming, and entertaining men in show business today!!
Sat
21
River Market Dist.
Jan 21, 2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM FREE
Targets and instruction will be provided. Depending on the weather and available staffing, the archery range or the BB gun range (not both) will be set up for target shooting. Contact the nature center to see which range will be open.
Sat
21
River Market Dist.
Jan 21, 2017 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM FREE
Think you know everything about Arkansas wildlife? Some of their stories might surprise you! Join us and learn about Arkansas’ natural history, featuring several wild animals that have “come back.”
Sat
21
Midtown
Jan 21, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM $40
The States Developmental Football League will be hosting an open player tryouts. Teams Coaching Staffs and General Managers will be on hand to evaluate players in attendance. Pre- Register online at www.officialsdfl.net to reserve your opportunity!
Sat
21
River Market Dist.
Today thru Jan 22, 2017
The 35th Annual Marine Expo boat show returns to Little Rock January 20-22!
Sat
21
Southwest
Jan 21, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Free
utlets of Little Rock is pleased to host Coffee with a Cop with the Little Rock Police Department on Saturday, January 21 from 10am to 11:30am in Food Pavilion.
Sun
22
River Market Dist.
Jan 22, 2017 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM FREE
Find your outside through rock art! Paint a nature themed rock and then place the rock outside in your community for someone else to find and be inspired by. A picture of your Rock Art will be shared on facebook
Sun
22
River Market Dist.
Today thru Jan 22, 2017
The 35th Annual Marine Expo boat show returns to Little Rock January 20-22!
Tue
24
River Market Dist.
Jan 24, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM FREE
Learn the basics of tying a fly that will entice an Arkansas sport fish! Instructors from the Arkansas Fly Fishers will get you started and you will go home with a pocket full of fishing potential!Space is limited please register at 501-907-0636.
Wed
25
Downtown
Jan 25, 2017 thru Feb 26, 2017 $30-$65
Raise your voice with The Holy Order of the Little Sisters of Our Mother of Perpetual Faith in this rapturous new musical based on the 1992 hit movie starring Whoopi Goldberg!
Wed
25
West Little Rock
Jan 25, 2017 thru Jan 28, 2017 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM $8.00 - $12.00
At a very young age, Jersey “Hot Comic” aka “The Haitian Sensation” began telling jokes to his peers in his hometown of Irvington, NJ. His impromptu/improvisational work made him a fan favorite since his material always varied from show to show.
Thu
26
West Little Rock
Jan 26, 2017 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM $20+
Come see Big Daddy Weave with We Are Messengers & Zach Williams live in concert!
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