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).

Sep
Sat
20
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.
Sat
20
Downtown
Today 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM $5.00 Adults, Children under 12 free.
The Arkansas Paranormal Expo is a benefit supporting the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History. New this year will be the MacArthur Museum Front Lawn Fair, which will be more vendors, food & fun! Please come and support this great cause!
Sat
20
Downtown
Today thru Sep 28
A regional theatre premiere at Arkansas Rep, 'Memphis' is a new musical loosely based on Memphis disc jockey Dewey Phillips, one of the first white DJs to play black music in the 1950s.
Sat
20
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.
Sat
20
River Market Dist.
Today 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
20
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.
Sat
20
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.
Sat
20
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.
Sat
20
Downtown
Today thru Oct 26 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Free
The Arkansas Arts Center presents the Poet in Copper: Engravings by Evan Lindquist exhibition, on view September 5 – October 26, in the Alice Pratt Brown Atrium.
Sat
20
Downtown
Today 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM $5 presale or $8 at the gate
Solfood Catering presents: The Urban Raw Festival. The Urban Raw Festival is a unique day-long festival that seeks to nurture our creative and spiritual potential by bringing people together who want to celebrate sustainable and cruelty-free living.
Sat
20
Central Arkansas
Today 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Throw on your wildest country getup and mosey on down to the start line for a couple of miles of down-home country fun, followed by a shindig full of refreshments, games, and country charm.
Sat
20
Downtown
Today thru Oct 3 $12.50
"Go, Dog. Go! Just look at those dogs go! Why are they going so fast in those cars? Where are those dogs going?" Find out for yourself as the Children's Theatre presents this captivating adaptation of P.D. Eastman's famous canine extravaganza.
Sat
20
River Market Dist.
Today 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM $10 for adults, $8 for children 12 and under and free for members and children under the age of 1
Once a year at TinkerFest, tinkering takes over the entire museum and neighboring areas for a day-long event with more than 40 hands-on, interactive activities.
Sat
20
Downtown
Today 6:00 PM Free
Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone will be in Little Rock on Saturday, September 20 for a film screening, moderated discussion and open question period with attendees.
Mon
22
Downtown
Sep 22 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM $10-$20
In partnership with the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, The Rep presents local band Velvet Kente Arkestra and their musical journey from 1950s Memphis to today.
Mon
22
Heights
Sep 22 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 50.00
Chef Matt Lowman of South on Main will give a cooking class on his peanut butter desserts at Eggshells Kitchen Co. on 09/22/2014.
Tue
23
North Little Rock
Sep 23 7:00 PM $17.50, $27.50, $37.50, $52.50 and $97.50 8 ticket limit
See Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, "The Viper" Randy Orton and "Mr. Money in the Bank" Seth Rollins! Bray Wyatt and the Wyatt Family,The Divas, and more of your favorite WWE Superstars!
Tue
23
Downtown
Sep 23 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM $75
The ACANSA Arts Festival officially opens during a cocktail reception at the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion. First Lady of Arkansas, Ginger Beebe, will host and welcome guests to enjoy cocktails and heavy appetizers.
Wed
24
River Market Dist.
Sep 24 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Free
Jazz in the Park is back for the second half of the 2014 season! Jazz in the Park is a free, family-friendly event featuring jazz in downtown Little Rock.
Wed
24
Various Locations
Sep 24 thru Sep 28
ACANSA Arts Festival will feature 26 performances at multiple venues throughout central Arkansas from September 24th-28th!
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