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).

Aug
Mon
31
River Market Dist.
Today thru Sep 7, 2015
Enter this wonderfully perplexing world, a quirky place full of puzzles, brainteasers, and interactive challenges guaranteed to test the brain power and problem solving skills of even the most experienced puzzlers.
Mon
31
Southwest
Today thru Nov 26, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Located in the Life Line Baptist Church parking lot from 8 am - 5 pm.
Mon
31
Downtown
Today thru Sep 20, 2015 Free
Today, the Annual Delta Exhibition has grown to encompass works in all media and is a showcase for the dynamic vision of the artists of the Mississippi Delta region.
Mon
31
River Market Dist.
Today thru Oct 18, 2015
During this one-of-a-kind adventure, guests will become globe-trotting explorers alongside 13 life-sized roaring, breathing dinosaurs.
Mon
31
Hillcrest
Today 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM $25 with 45% off Coupon "PaintNiteLR"
For two hours, while you enjoy your choice of alcoholic beverage*, performing artist Adam Crockett will guide you step-by-step through creating your own painting. At the end of the night you’ll take home your own unique masterpiece!
Mon
31
River Market Dist.
Today thru Feb 15, 2016
In Art. Function. Craft. visitors are invited to see the works of Arkansas’s finest and most fascinating artists and artisans practicing, preserving and progressing traditional craft; and to hear about their personal artistic journeys.
Mon
31
West Little Rock
Today thru Apr 27, 2016 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Free
Small local Dance group Recruiting for women 21&up. You do not have to have professional dance experience to join. must be reliable and have flexible hours for performance and practices.
Mon
31
Downtown
Today 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM $35 in advance. $45 at door. Survivors attend for free
The Arkansas Ovarian Cancer Coalition would like you to join us as we shout out loud for ovarian cancer education. August 31st will be a night to celebrate and remember as we kick off September as ovarian cancer awareness month. The night will be filled with business casual fun;a "teal" carpet photo op, silent auction items, appetizers and beverages. Luminaries can be purchased for $10 and will be displayed in honor and in memory of loved ones.
Sep
Wed
2
Downtown
Sep 2, 2015 7:00 PM - 8:20 PM $10 in advance, $13 day of show.
An evening of mindreading, storytelling, magic and ancient objects.
Wed
2
River Market Dist.
Sep 2, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Free
As the temperature goes down, another group of Little Rock jazz musicians gear up for the fall session of Jazz in the Park.
Thu
3
North Little Rock
Sep 3, 2015 7:00 PM $42.50, $53, $85.50 & $118.50
Joining Kelly on the tour will be recent GRAMMY® winners Pentatonix and singer-songwriter Eric Hutchinson. Kelly will be touring in support of her sixth studio album, Piece By Piece, which is available in stores and digitally.
Thu
3
Downtown
Sep 3, 2015 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Free
New this season! Enrich your theatre-going experience as we go in-depth on ideas and issues relevant to each production. It’s our own version of TED Talks!
Fri
4
Downtown
Sep 4, 2015 thru Sep 5, 2015 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM $16 Adults, $12 Students & Seniors
This is the 1960s chapter of the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright’s decade-by-decade saga of ordinary African Americans in this turbulent century.
Fri
4
Midtown
Sep 4, 2015 thru Sep 5, 2015
Creative Kingdom Arts Festival featuring Desperate Housewives of the Bible play, on Friday, September 4 and Saturday, September 5 at 4520 S. University Ave, Little Rock, AR.
Fri
4
Hillcrest
Sep 4, 2015 thru Sep 5, 2015 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM $7 Cover, $12 Reserved Seat
Handmade Moments will return to The Afterthought Bistro & Bar for another groovy performance. Their distinct fusion of sultry jazz and earthy folk tunes are sure to entertain.
Sat
5
River Market Dist.
Sep 5, 2015 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Little Rock’s own Farmers’ Market (LRFM) kicks off it’s 41st year on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in the River Market District with something you’ve never seen before.
Sat
5
Midtown
Sep 4, 2015 thru Sep 5, 2015
Creative Kingdom Arts Festival featuring Desperate Housewives of the Bible play, on Friday, September 4 and Saturday, September 5 at 4520 S. University Ave, Little Rock, AR.
Sat
5
River Market Dist.
Sep 5, 2015 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Free
The American Red Cross supplies 40% of the nation’s blood. Every 2 Seconds, someone in America needs blood. You can save a life by donating with the American Red Cross in the River Market District on Saturday, September 5.
Sat
5
Hillcrest
Sep 4, 2015 thru Sep 5, 2015 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM $7 Cover, $12 Reserved Seat
Handmade Moments will return to The Afterthought Bistro & Bar for another groovy performance. Their distinct fusion of sultry jazz and earthy folk tunes are sure to entertain.
Wed
9
Downtown
Sep 9, 2015 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM $10 in advance, $13 day of show.
An evening of mindreading, storytelling, magic and ancient objects.
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