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
Mon
1
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.
Mon
1
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.
Mon
1
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.
Mon
1
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.
Mon
1
River Market Dist.
Today thru Sep 7 Free
Historic Arkansas Museum is proud to present “So What!” It’s The Least I Can Do… new paintings by Ray Wittenberg in the Trinity Gallery for Arkansas Artists, June 13 through September 7, 2014.
Mon
1
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.
Mon
1
River Market Dist.
Today thru Sep 7 Free
Kateri Joe is a painter living just outside of Little Rock, Arkansas. Self-taught in art, but academically trained in psychology, her two passions converge in her mixed media pieces.
Mon
1
River Market Dist.
Today thru Sep 5
CANstruction Little Rock is a design/build competition and charity that benefits the Arkansas Foodbank.
Mon
1
Downtown
Today thru Sep 6 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM $16 — Adults; $12 — Students/Seniors
Co-winner of the 1998 Lucille Lortel Award for outstanding play and set in the mountains of Connemara County, Galway, Ireland, The Beauty Queen of Leenane tells the darkly comic tale...
Wed
3
Downtown
Sep 3 6:15 PM - 6:45 PM Free
Get exclusive insight into Memphis-- the opening show of the 2014-2015 MainStage Season-- from Producing Artistic Director Bob Hupp before the start of the preview show.
Wed
3
River Market Dist.
Sep 3 9:00 PM - 11:30 PM 8/10
Cordovas is an American band created in 2011 by musician Joe Firstman based out of Nashville, Tennessee. Current members include Joe Firstman, Graham Spillman, Pat Heraghty and Chris Hannigan. Alpha Rae will be opening the show.
Wed
3
River Market Dist.
Sep 3 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.
Thu
4
Downtown
Sep 4 6:15 PM - 6:45 PM Free
Get exclusive insight into Memphis from Producing Artistic Director Bob Hupp before the start of the preview show.
Thu
4
Downtown
Sep 4 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Free
Join Producing Artistic Director Robert Hupp and the members of the cast for a panel discussion on Tony Award-winning musical Memphis.
Fri
5
Downtown
Sep 5 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.
Fri
5
Downtown
Sep 5 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.
Fri
5
Downtown
Sep 5 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM $40-$55
Party with the cast after the regional premiere of the Tony Award-winning show with a special champagne toast and light hors d’oeuvres.
Sat
6
River Market Dist.
Sep 6 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
6
Midtown
Sep 6 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM $15
We invite everyone to come out to Spliced Ego's First Sporty Fashion show for dancers benefitting the Sungate Kids and the American Foundation for Suicide prevention.
Wed
10
River Market Dist.
Sep 10 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.
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