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
Sun
25
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.
Sun
25
Downtown
Today thru Feb 8, 2015
An extraordinary tale of loyalty, deceit and deliverance, The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez opened off-Broadway in 2011 to critical acclaim, winning the 2011 John Gassner New Play Award from the NY Outer Critics Circle.
Sun
25
Downtown
Today thru Feb 8, 2015 $12.50
What do you get when you mix a greedy king, an out-of-control dwarf and a miller who brags that his daughter can spin hay in to gold? A recipe for disaster.
Sun
25
Downtown
Today thru Jan 31, 2015 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM $16 Adults; $12 Students/Seniors
Winner of the Nobel Prize, No Exit tells the story of 2 women and 1 man, locked up together for eternity. The irony of this hell is that its torture is not of the rack and fire, but of the humiliation of each soul as it is stripped of its pretenses.
Sun
25
River Market Dist.
Today Adults $5, children 12 & under free
The Marine Expo, Arkansas' Premier Boat Show, will offer special low "boat show pricing" on hundreds of Boats...bass boats, ski boats, deck boats, duck boats, wake board boats, party barges, personal watercraft and much more
Sun
25
River Market Dist.
Today thru Apr 5, 2015 Regular Clinton Center admission applies
While most readers might associate Peanuts with the game of baseball, other sports also figured prominently in Charles Schulz’s comic strip.
Sun
25
Downtown
Today 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM $0
Auditions for the last three dramas of the 2014-15 Season (Last Summer at Bluefish Cove by Jane Chambers; Karski’s Message by Phillip McMath; The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers) will be on Sat, Jan 24 at 10 a.m. and Sun, Jan 25th at 6 p.m.
Thu
29
Downtown
Jan 29, 2015 8:00 PM
Oxford American magazine, “The Southern Magazine of Good Writing,” is proud to present Peter Martin and Romero Lubambo on Thursday, January 29 at 8:00 p.m. at South on Main (1304 Main Street).
Thu
29
West Little Rock
Jan 29, 2015 3:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Join Hair & Makeup Artists Casting on January 29th, 2015.
Thu
29
Downtown
Jan 29, 2015 9:30 PM Free
Post-show discussion that explores the themes present in The Whipping Man.
Thu
29
North Little Rock
Jan 29, 2015 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Public Involvement Meeting to discuss and present transportation solutions for the I-30 Planning and Environmental Linkages Study. The study area includes I-30 in Little Rock and North Little Rock from I-40 to I-530, including the Arkansas River Bridge, as well as I-40 from JFK Blvd. to Hwy. 67.
Sat
31
Downtown
Jan 31, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM $25
There will be a Whirling Dervishes Performance and Sufi Music Concert in Little Rock as a part of a tour on January 31, 2015.
Sat
31
Downtown
Jan 31, 2015 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM $5
Comedian and poet Rigsby St. Claire demonstrates his wild imagination in an extravaganza of wordplay, drinks, and awkward laughs.
Feb
Tue
3
Downtown
Feb 3, 2015 thru Mar 8, 2015
Robert Andrew Parker began his series of watercolors based on Keith Douglas’ poems in 1970. These works, over 100 in all, are now part of the Arkansas Arts Center’s collection. This exhibition focuses on 25 of these images.
Tue
3
Downtown
Feb 3, 2015 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free
The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center's quarterly lunchtime series will be a panel discussion, moderated by Producing Artistic Director Bob Hupp, featuring The Whipping Man cast, alongside Jim Pfeifer, AIA.
Wed
4
Downtown
Feb 4, 2015 7:00 PM $30-$40
The Wednesday, Feb. 4 performance of The Whipping Man will be sign interpreted by Raphael James of UALR.
Thu
5
North Little Rock
Feb 5, 2015 7:00 PM $25, $35, $45, $75, $115
The world famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring some of the greatest athletes and entertainers on the planet, will bring their unrivaled family show to Verizon Arena in North Little Rock on Thursday, February 5 at 7 p.m.
Thu
5
Downtown
Feb 5, 2015 9:30 PM Free
Post-show discussion that explores the themes present in The Whipping Man.
Fri
6
Downtown
Feb 6, 2015 6:30 PM Free
Get your evening started early with live pre-show music from local band Crossroads in Foster’s. Ticket not required.
Fri
6
River Market Dist.
Feb 6, 2015 thru Feb 8, 2015 10:00 AM
39TH Annual Arkansas RV Show at the Statehouse Convention Center in the Little Rock River Market District. Feb. 6-8, Fri-Sat: 10-8, Sun. 10-6.
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