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
Fri
22
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.
Fri
22
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.
Fri
22
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.
Fri
22
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.
Fri
22
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.
Fri
22
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.
Fri
22
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.
Fri
22
West Little Rock
Today 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM $75.00
Enjoy an evening of the FINEST Little Rock has to offer - the FINEST foods, the FINEST beer and wines, honoring the FINEST young professionals who have shown tremendous support for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Arkansas.
Fri
22
River Market Dist.
Today thru Sep 5
CANstruction Little Rock is a design/build competition and charity that benefits the Arkansas Foodbank.
Fri
22
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...
Fri
22
Downtown
Today thru Aug 28 $5 minimum donation
"A Dream Retrieval Ritual" is a new Arkansas-made 21st century gesamptkunstwerk music piece & abstract film by Ryan Gaston, Reed Means, & Adam Lansky. ADRR is installed in collaboration with Hearne Fine Art's latest gallery exhibit, "Indigo Visions".
Sat
23
River Market Dist.
Aug 23 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
23
Southwest
Aug 23 6:30 PM $10 for adults, kids 10 and younger get in FREE!
Support your Central Arkansas Roller Derby Queens!
Sat
23
River Market Dist.
Aug 23 1:30 PM Free
Mourning doves and Eurasian collared-doves are legal for harvest during dove season in Arkansas. Learn the differences in these two birds and other birds that might travel with them.
Sat
23
West Little Rock
Aug 23 3:00 PM $12.00 Adults and $7.00 Children under 10
Nationally known magician and illusionist, Randall Eller, brings his mesmerizing show back to Little Rock, to benefit Family Promise of Pulaski County, a nonprofit organization committed to helping homeless families become self sustaining.
Sat
23
River Market Dist.
Aug 23 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The SBS Cancer Foundation presents: The Back to School Bash with a live performance Coco Jones, star of the Disney Channel's "Let It Shine."
Tue
26
River Market Dist.
Aug 26 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Free
The Night Market is a new addition to the Little Rock Farmers' Market featuring entertainers and street performers, extended Market Hall hours for patrons who wish to have dinner before or after shopping for fresh fruit and veggies.
Wed
27
River Market Dist.
Aug 27 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM $5. Free for Members
This month come check out some of the exciting science behind Baseball! 21+ Only, Pizza by the Slice from Damgoode Pies, Beer from Stones Throw Brewery, and a Cash Bar.
Thu
28
Downtown
Aug 28 7:30 PM $15
Oxford American magazine, “The Southern Magazine of Good Writing,” is proud to present singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell on Thursday, August 28th at 7:30 pm at South on Main (1304 Main Street).
Fri
29
Midtown
Aug 29 thru Aug 31 $5 for adults, ages 12 and under are free
The 3rd Annual Great War Memorial Balloon Race returns Aug. 29-31. There will be jazz music, food, vendors, and children’s activities throughout the weekend.
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