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).

Oct
Fri
31
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
31
Downtown
Today thru Nov 9, 2014
Just in time for Halloween, a masterfully constructed thriller will take Rep audiences from one moment of suspense to another toward an electrifying, breath-stopping finale in Wait Until Dark by Frederick Knott.
Fri
31
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
31
Downtown
Today thru Nov 9, 2014 $12.50
Once upon a time there was...a block of wood. One day, by a stroke of incredible luck, this commonplace piece of lumber found its way into the skilled hands of Geppeto the wood carver. And so, the world's most famous marionette, Pinocchio, was born.
Fri
31
Downtown
Today thru Jan 24, 2015 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Free
The Center for Arkansas History and Culture is hosting an exhibit depicting Johnny Cash’s first years in his birthplace, Kingsland, and later visits and concerts in Arkansas, including nearly 100 items generated in Arkansas or by Arkansans.
Fri
31
West Little Rock
Today 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Free!
Come visit Asbury's Pumpkin Patch and pick out your perfect pumpkin to take home for this fall season! Pumpkins range in color and price. Visitors are welcome to take pictures in the patch!
Fri
31
River Market Dist.
Today thru Nov 1, 2014
Holiday House is the highlight of the holiday shopping season in central Arkansas. The 24th annual four-day shopping extravaganza, to be held October 27 - November 1, 2014, will offer more than 180- specialty merchants from across the United States.
Fri
31
River Market Dist.
Today 6:30 PM Free
Local paranormal investigators will share their experiences and research footage. Following the presentation, horror short films made by local filmmakers will be shown.
Fri
31
Midtown
Today thru Nov 7, 2014
A whodunit filled with twists, turns & murderous pandemonium comes to Murry's Dinner Playhouse October 7- November 8.
Fri
31
Downtown
Today thru Nov 1, 2014 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM $16 Adults; $12 Students/Seniors
Winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Topdog/Underdog, a darkly comic fable of brotherly love and family identity, tells the story of Lincoln and Booth, two African American brothers whose names were given to them as a joke.
Fri
31
Downtown
Today thru Jan 4, 2015 $10 General Admission, $8 Seniors and Students
Esse Purse Museum & Store, at 1510 S. Main St. in SoMa in downtown Little Rock, is pleased to announce the launch of its second temporary exhibit, “Barbie®: The Vintage Years, 1959-1972,” which will run Sunday, Sept. 28, through Sunday, Jan. 4.
Fri
31
Downtown
Today thru Nov 30, 2014 $10 General Admission, $8 Seniors and Students
“Handbags for Hillary,” is the first collaboration between Esse Purse Museum & Store and the Clinton Presidential Library. The temporary exhibit features handbags given to Hillary Clinton while she served as First Lady of the United States.
Fri
31
Midtown
Today 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Free
Visit Park Plaza October 31 from 5pm-6pm for a mall-wide trick-or-treat event!
Fri
31
Midtown
Today thru Nov 1, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Arkansas’ largest Halloween festival, Boo at the Zoo, is back for its 23rd year! Boo at the Zoo is BETTER THAN EVER with NEW attractions and a SPECIAL “Day of the Dead” holiday celebration!
Fri
31
Downtown
Today thru Nov 2, 2014 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM $7
Savage Muse Ensemble Company present's Macbeth at the PUBLIC Theatre. Delve into the world of spirits, witchcraft, betrayal and madness in Shakespeare's horror play.
Fri
31
Cantrell Road
Today 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Winfield UMC will have Fall Festival Friday, October 31st from 6:00 until 8:00 pm.
Nov
Sat
1
Downtown
Nov 1, 2014 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM $20.00 Pre-Registration, $25.00 Day of, Kids under 14 FREE
2 Mile Walk and Silent Auction for 2 Million Dogs to promote awareness of canine cancer and fundraise for oncology research to benefit both pets and people.
Sat
1
Downtown
Nov 1, 2014 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM $150.00
The Arkansas Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation presents its most elegant affair - an evening of dinner, dancing, auctions and appreciation for all who work so hard to make this Foundation successful.
Sat
1
Hillcrest
Nov 1, 2014 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM FREE
Crafts and Used Books. Free Admission.
Sat
1
Downtown
Nov 1, 2014 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM FREE
Arkansas Fatherhood and Family Initiative: Fathers Engaged Empowered to Learn (FEEL) will be hosting a kick-off event. A march will take place at 11AM starting on Chester Street and ending at the Capitol. There will be a 2 hour event following the march on the Capitol Grounds.
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