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).

May
Fri
22
River Market Dist.
Today thru Sep 7, 2015
Enter this wonderfully perplexing world, a quirky place full of puzzles, brainteasers, and interactive challenges guaranteed to test the brain power and problem solving skills of even the most experienced puzzlers.
Fri
22
Downtown
Today thru Jun 21, 2015
30 Americans presents a sweeping survey of artwork by many of the most important African American artists of the last four decades.
Fri
22
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.
Fri
22
Downtown
Today thru Jun 17, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:15 PM $20.00 in Advance $25.00 at door
“The Modern Day Esther” Will be held at Philander Smith College, April 17, 2015 at 7p.m. 72202. Tickets are $20.00 in advance & $25.00 at the door. purchase tickets Uncle T’s e tickets at www.lujcm.org . For more information call 501-455-4946 .
Fri
22
River Market Dist.
Today thru May 24, 2015
Riverfest is a celebration of visual and performing arts that is held annually over Memorial Day weekend on the banks of the Arkansas River.
Fri
22
Southwest
Today thru Nov 26, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Located in the Life Line Baptist Church parking lot from 8 am - 5 pm.
Fri
22
Downtown
Today thru Jul 26, 2015 9:00 AM Free
The 54th Young Arkansas Artists exhibition is a celebration of both the creative achievements of young artists and the youthful spirits of Arkansans.
Fri
22
Downtown
Today 10:45 AM - 1:30 PM
Each Friday from 10:45 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. four or five of the city’s best food trucks will park at Main St. and Capitol Ave. to serve lunch. This year there are several new trucks along with all of the yummy favorites…24 individual trucks in all.
Fri
22
River Market Dist.
Today thru Oct 18, 2015
During this one-of-a-kind adventure, guests will become globe-trotting explorers alongside 13 life-sized roaring, breathing dinosaurs.
Fri
22
Downtown
Today thru May 30, 2015 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM $16 Adults, $12 Students & Seniors
The play set during WWII tells the poignant story of 12-year-old tomboy, Frankie Addams, whose closest friends in her small, racially divided hometown are the family’s African American housekeeper and her pesky cousin.
Fri
22
River Market Dist.
Today 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Free
Join the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program and the Arkansas Humanities Council for a prize ceremony and screening of award winning films about historic places in Arkansas by high school film makers.
Fri
22
Central Arkansas
Today Free
On May 15-22, leave the keys at home and join us for Ditch the Keys Week to reduce ground-level ozone. Your body will thank you. Your lungs will thank you. The environment definitely will thank you.
Sat
23
River Market Dist.
May 23, 2015 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Little Rock’s own Farmers’ Market (LRFM) kicks off it’s 41st year on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in the River Market District with something you’ve never seen before.
Sat
23
Downtown
Today thru May 30, 2015 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM $16 Adults, $12 Students & Seniors
The play set during WWII tells the poignant story of 12-year-old tomboy, Frankie Addams, whose closest friends in her small, racially divided hometown are the family’s African American housekeeper and her pesky cousin.
Sat
23
Midtown
May 23, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM 15 dollars
A percussion concert by the " Melodious Trio", the very talented and prolific artists, Ustad Taufiq Qureshi on the Djembe, The trio is on tour from India and we are very fortunate to have them perform in our city.
Sun
24
Downtown
Today thru May 30, 2015 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM $16 Adults, $12 Students & Seniors
The play set during WWII tells the poignant story of 12-year-old tomboy, Frankie Addams, whose closest friends in her small, racially divided hometown are the family’s African American housekeeper and her pesky cousin.
Sun
24
Downtown
May 24, 2015 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Free
Come and meet your farmers! Enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables while you stroll through the beautiful gardens. Enjoy sculptures made by local artists and the company of the finest farmers in Arkansas.
Mon
25
Downtown
Today thru May 30, 2015 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM $16 Adults, $12 Students & Seniors
The play set during WWII tells the poignant story of 12-year-old tomboy, Frankie Addams, whose closest friends in her small, racially divided hometown are the family’s African American housekeeper and her pesky cousin.
Tue
26
West Little Rock
May 26, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM $25 with Coupon Code 'paintnitelr'
Enjoy your favorite beverage and appetizer while creating a masterpiece on canvas with professional instruction.
Tue
26
Downtown
Today thru May 30, 2015 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM $16 Adults, $12 Students & Seniors
The play set during WWII tells the poignant story of 12-year-old tomboy, Frankie Addams, whose closest friends in her small, racially divided hometown are the family’s African American housekeeper and her pesky cousin.
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