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).

Mar
Sun
1
Downtown
Today 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Free
The exhibit features the state’s ties to Hollywood, through both movies and television.
Sun
1
Downtown
Today 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Celebrate the 13th Anniversary of the Little Rock Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K March 1, 2015! One bodacious race with the world’s largest finisher’s medal. We love walkers. 8-hour time limit. Tons of volunteers with loads of southern hospitality.
Sun
1
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
1
Downtown
Today 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM $5.00
Depression Era Glassware Show & Sale with Exhibits, open to the public
Sun
1
Downtown
Today thru Apr 12, 2015
The Annual Juried Exhibition of the Mid-Southern Watercolorists (MSW) returns to the Arkansas Arts Center, opening on February 13, 2015, and remaining on view through April 12, 2015, in the Samuel Strauss Sr. Gallery.
Sun
1
Downtown
Today 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.
Sun
1
Downtown
Today 7:30 PM - 4:30 PM $20 — Adults. $16 — Students & Seniors.
Winner of 5 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, this final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein became the world’s most beloved musical. The film version remains the most popular movie musical of all time.
Sun
1
Downtown
Today thru Jun 21, 2015 10:00 AM Free
Ashley Morrison holds a Ceramics Degree from the Kansas City Art Institute. She recently finished an academic residency at Colorado State University and is the current Resident Artist in Ceramics at the Arkansas Art Center.
Sun
1
Hillcrest
Today thru Apr 8, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:30 AM 75.00
A level one French class presented by the Central Arkansas Library System's Community Learning Program Register online at www.cals.org.
Sun
1
River Market Dist.
Today thru Mar 2, 2015 2:00 PM - 2:00 AM FREE
The Little Rock Marathon after party will be held in the River Market District.
Sun
1
Various Locations
Today 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Cost of dessert
Enjoy your favorite Girl Scout cookies like never before! Try a hand-crafted, Girl Scout Cookie inspired dessert made by your favorite local restaurant.
Sun
1
Downtown
Today thru Apr 1, 2015 12:00 PM Free
FUMC features What's Hot in the Rock - Conversations that Impact Downtown Little Rock. From safety to construction to revitalization, we invite you to hear speakers familiar with the needs of our in an informal setting. A brown bag lunch provided!
Sun
1
River Market Dist.
Today 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM 0
Flying Saucer Draught Emporium will open at 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 1 in honor of the Little Rock Marathon offering beermosas, bloody marys and Captain Morgan drink specials all day!
Sun
1
River Market Dist.
Today 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
As you cross the finish line, celebrate your achievement in Athlete’s Village located in Amphitheater area of Riverfront Park. The outdoor celebration will feature music, the Michelob Ultra beer garden and a post-race massage.
Mon
2
River Market Dist.
Today thru Mar 2, 2015 2:00 PM - 2:00 AM FREE
The Little Rock Marathon after party will be held in the River Market District.
Wed
4
North Little Rock
Mar 4, 2015 thru Mar 8, 2015 Prices vary
The Verizon Arena will host the women’s tournament for the fourth time, having previously hosted in 2003, 2006 and 2009.
Wed
4
Downtown
Mar 4, 2015 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Any amount
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette presents The Rep’s “Pay What You Can Night” on Wed., March 4.
Wed
4
Downtown
Mar 4, 2015 6:15 PM - 6:45 PM Free
A preshow talk will take place on the set of Mary Poppins with Producing Artistic Director Bob Hupp and members of the creative team before the preview performance.
Wed
4
West Little Rock
Mar 4, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM $25 with Coupon Code 'paintnitelr'
Enjoy your favorite beverage and appetizer while creating a masterpiece with professional instruction.
Wed
4
Downtown
Mar 4, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM FREE
In celebration of African American Heritage Month, the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History will host a free screening of the film, "The Marines of Montford Point: Fighting for Freedom." Free admission and refreshments.
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