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
Fri
3
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.
Fri
3
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.
Fri
3
Downtown
Today thru Jul 26, 2015 9:00 AM Free
The 54th Young Arkansas Artists exhibition is a celebration of both the creative achievements of young artists and the youthful spirits of Arkansans.
Fri
3
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.
Fri
3
Heights
Today thru Jul 16, 2015 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM 200.00 for series/ 45.00 per night
Dinner and painting for the adults! 6 week series of painting.
Sat
4
River Market Dist.
Jul 4, 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
4
River Market Dist.
Jul 4, 2015 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM Free
Events include, food truck court, marketplace, live music, kids pavilion and fireworks.
Sat
4
River Market Dist.
Jul 4, 2015 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Super Summer Saturdays are free; however, admission fees to tour the Clinton Center apply.
Super Summer Saturdays are free; however, admission fees to tour the Clinton Center apply.
Tue
7
River Market Dist.
Jul 7, 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.
Tue
7
Central Arkansas
Jul 7, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM $25
This class is designed to provide everyday people with the knowledge, skills and ability to help them remain safe within their communities. It stresses having a survival mind-set, situational awareness, weapon usage and assault prevention.
Tue
7
Central Arkansas
Jul 7, 2015 thru Jul 28, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM $300, pre-registration required
Chef Billy Ginocchio teaches this summer series and covers all of the fundamentals of cooking in 3 short weeks. Your registration fee of $300 covers all 6 classes plus the Bonus Class, or you may purchase individual classes separately for $75 each.
Tue
7
Central Arkansas
Jul 7, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM $75, pre-registration required
This class will focus on foundational kitchen skills. You will learn how to efficiently use a knife in the kitchen and how to produce the cuts that will make your food stand out. You will also begin learning how to build flavor.
Tue
7
Southwest
Jul 7, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM $65, pre-registration required
Learn the basic mixing methods used to produce butter cakes and sponge from scratch! Each student will mix up a batch of vanilla butter cake or chocolate cupcakes and a sponge cake. Each student will go home with 2 dozen cupcakes and a 6” cake.
Tue
7
River Market Dist.
Jul 7, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Free
7M’s Series: come learn about the 7 wonderful things that living gifts from Heifer can provide a family!
Wed
8
River Market Dist.
Jul 8, 2015 thru Jul 12, 2015
We hope you are excited to join us in Little Rock, AR for this year’s World Expo. Our city has much to offer and a variety of accommodations you can choose from.
Wed
8
River Market Dist.
Jul 8, 2015 8:30 PM Free
Movies in the Park, an annual event in the River Market District, is held at the First Security Amphitheater every Wednesday at sundown during June and July.
Wed
8
River Market Dist.
Jul 8, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Free
Meet at the aquatic tanks and learn about fish in Arkansas then watch as the fish eat a lunch of minnows and worms.
Wed
8
River Market Dist.
Jul 8, 2015 10:00 AM Free
Join a nature center educator for story-time featuring books about animals and nature then take a guided discovery walk outside. This program is for children under 6.
Wed
8
River Market Dist.
Jul 8, 2015 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Free
What? There are alligators in Arkansas? Meet one in person, watch our resident alligator feast on his favorite food, and discover more abut the largest reptile in Arkansas.
Thu
9
Riverdale
Jul 9, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The second Thursday of each month explore the unique restaurants and boutiques of Riverdale at "Design and Dine." To help you navigate the neighborhood, Riverdale provides a free trolley to get you to your next destination.
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