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).

Dec
Sat
20
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.
Sat
20
Downtown
Today thru Dec 28, 2014
Adapted by Thomas Meehan (The Producers) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone) from the popular film starring Will Ferrell, Elf turns one of Hollywood’s most beloved holiday hits into a hilarious and heartwarming musical that towers above the rest.
Sat
20
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.
Sat
20
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.
Sat
20
River Market Dist.
Today 8:30 PM $21 in advance, $26 day of the show
With special guests The Mighty Soul Brass band.
Sat
20
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.
Sat
20
North Little Rock
Today 7:30 PM $34.45 General Admission
The Hogs return to Verizon Arena to square off against the Redhawks Saturday, Dec. 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Sat
20
River Market Dist.
Today thru Jan 3, 2015 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Free
First Security Amphitheater in Downtown Little Rock will be transformed into a winter wonderland of lights this holiday season. You can enjoy a ten minute light show choreographed to music throughout the holiday season.
Sat
20
Downtown
Today thru Jan 4, 2015 Free
The Collectors Group scoured more than 25 galleries and viewed more than 1,000 works of art, ultimately narrowing the selection to the roughly 150 works that will be displayed in the 46th Annual Collectors Show and Sale.
Sat
20
Downtown
Today 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM $16 Adults; $12 Students/Seniors
A finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Other Desert Cities involves a family with differing political views and a long-held family secret.
Sat
20
West Little Rock
Today thru Dec 21, 2014 Varies
Including traditional tunes like “Jingle Bells,” “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” and “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” and music from holiday movies like “The Polar Express” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
Sat
20
Midtown
Today thru Dec 31, 2014 Varies
The cook is Suzette, the lover is Suzanne, the friend is bewildered, the wife is suspicious, the husband is losing his mind and everyone is guaranteed a good time at this hilarious romp through the French countryside!
Sat
20
River Market Dist.
Today 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Free
Test your archery or BB gun skills. Practice target shooting or shoot for the first time. Targets and instruction will be provided. Contact the nature center to see which range will be open.
Sat
20
Downtown
Today thru Dec 23, 2014
The Green Corner Store and Erin Lorenzen are hosting The Holiday Pop Up Shop during three weekends in December. They are collaborating with many local artists to bring this festive surprise to Little Rock's SoMa Neighborhood.
Sun
21
North Little Rock
Dec 21, 2014 12:30 PM $18 for adults, $12 kids ages 2-12 at the Verizon Arena Ticket Office, $25 by phone or online through Ticketmaster
Texas vs. Texas A&M at 12:30 p.m. and Arkansas vs. Oklahoma at 3:00 p.m.
Sun
21
River Market Dist.
Dec 21, 2014 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Free
A nature center educator introduces one of our resident critters. This fun experience allows you to meet and learn about an animal, discover some of its fascinating and unique characteristics, and where they can be discovered in Arkansas.
Tue
23
River Market Dist.
Dec 23, 2014 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Free
Birds search for seeds, berries and other foods all winter long. Invite birds to eat in your own backyard by making a pine-cone bird feeder and learn how to start a “Wings Over Arkansas” checklist of birds you've seen.
Wed
31
Downtown
Dec 31, 2014 thru Jan 1, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:50 AM Tickets are available for the dinner only at $250 per couple or special rates are available with our Romantic Getaway Packages. Call us for reservatio
Tickets are available for the dinner only at $250 per couple or special rates are available with our Romantic Getaway Packages. Call us for reservations
Wed
31
Central Arkansas
Dec 31, 2014 thru Jan 1, 2015 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM Free for U.F.O. Club members, $10 for non-members
Flying Saucer will host a 21 and up New Year’s Eve bash Dec. 31. Cover is free for U.F.O. Club members & $10 for nonmembers. Dress to impress in silver & black & enjoy a champagne toast at midnight. Table reservations are available for $40 a table.
Jan
Thu
1
Downtown
Dec 31, 2014 thru Jan 1, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:50 AM Tickets are available for the dinner only at $250 per couple or special rates are available with our Romantic Getaway Packages. Call us for reservatio
Tickets are available for the dinner only at $250 per couple or special rates are available with our Romantic Getaway Packages. Call us for reservations
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