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
29
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
29
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
29
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
29
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
29
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
29
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
29
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
29
River Market Dist.
Today thru Sep 5
CANstruction Little Rock is a design/build competition and charity that benefits the Arkansas Foodbank.
Fri
29
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...
Sat
30
River Market Dist.
Aug 30 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
30
River Market Dist.
Aug 30 8:30 AM
The inaugural 6 Bridges Regatta will be held on the Arkansas River on Saturday, August 30. Hosted by the Arkansas Boathouse Club, the 6 Bridges Regatta will be a head race – basically a 5k on water.
Sat
30
Downtown
Aug 30 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM $20 Registration fee (4K) Event is free
Help us fight childhood obesity and promote healthier lifestyles for Little Rock families! Join in on the fun at 4 The Youth Day & 4K! We're inviting all the youth and their families in your town, organization, group, church, businesses, and community to participate in the excitement! Our 4K is all about fun and fitness! Lets live healthier lives and make good choices with our eating habits together! 4 The Youth Day & 4K is the perfect place to start!
Sat
30
River Market Dist.
Aug 30 6:00 PM - 8:15 PM $15.00 in advanced & $20.00 the door
A story of love, betrayal, and deception, "When a Man Loves a Woman" examines the age old question- does love conquer all?
Sat
30
River Market Dist.
Aug 30 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM $35, $45, & $65 ($25 for a limited time)
Kinfolks Foundation, Power 92, KOKY, Plan It Green, Inc. and MGM Resorts International welcomes THE KINFOLKS SOUL FOOD FESTIVAL!
Sat
30
Downtown
Aug 30 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM $10 for adults and free for children 12 or under.
The Arkansas Masters of Illusion will perform a family show at The Studio Theater located at 320 West 7th Street in Little Rock. The date is Friday August 30 at 7:30 PM with admission of $10 for adults and free for children 12 or under. Theater and show information is available at 501-613-1318.
Sep
Wed
3
Downtown
Sep 3 6:15 PM - 6:45 PM Free
Get exclusive insight into Memphis-- the opening show of the 2014-2015 MainStage Season-- from Producing Artistic Director Bob Hupp before the start of the preview show.
Wed
3
River Market Dist.
Sep 3 9:00 PM - 11:30 PM 8/10
Cordovas is an American band created in 2011 by musician Joe Firstman based out of Nashville, Tennessee. Current members include Joe Firstman, Graham Spillman, Pat Heraghty and Chris Hannigan. Alpha Rae will be opening the show.
Wed
3
River Market Dist.
Sep 3 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Free
Jazz in the Park is back for the second half of the 2014 season! Jazz in the Park is a free, family-friendly event featuring jazz in downtown Little Rock.
Thu
4
Downtown
Sep 4 6:15 PM - 6:45 PM Free
Get exclusive insight into Memphis from Producing Artistic Director Bob Hupp before the start of the preview show.
Thu
4
Downtown
Sep 4 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Free
Join Producing Artistic Director Robert Hupp and the members of the cast for a panel discussion on Tony Award-winning musical Memphis.
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