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).

Feb
Tue
9
Downtown
Today thru Feb 14, 2016 $12.50 General ticket price $10 for Arkansas Arts Center Members $10 per person for groups of 10 or more Children 2 years of age and under are free,
Princess Saralinda is “warm in every wind and weather,” but her uncle, the Duke of Coffin Castle, is not. In fact, the Duke is so cold and so jealous of Saralinda’s warmth, that he holds her prisoner in a tower, refusing to let her marry.
Tue
9
River Market Dist.
Today thru Feb 15, 2016
In Art. Function. Craft. visitors are invited to see the works of Arkansas’s finest and most fascinating artists and artisans practicing, preserving and progressing traditional craft; and to hear about their personal artistic journeys.
Tue
9
West Little Rock
Today thru Apr 27, 2016 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Free
Small local Dance group Recruiting for women 21&up. You do not have to have professional dance experience to join. must be reliable and have flexible hours for performance and practices.
Tue
9
River Market Dist.
Today thru Feb 15, 2016
This exhibit will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Coca-Cola glass bottle. An American icon, the bottle’s contoured, fluid curves were created by the Root Glass Company of Terra Haute, Indiana.
Tue
9
River Market Dist.
Today thru Mar 27, 2016 $10 adults; $8 ages 1-12
Every object in our world has a story of how it is made. How People Make Things tells that story by linking familiar childhood objects to a process of manufacturing that combines people, ideas and technology.
Tue
9
River Market Dist.
Today thru May 15, 2016 $10 adults, $8 children 1-12, seniors, teachers, military.
Young visitors to the Museum of Discovery have the chance to build their creativity as they experience Building Buddies, the museum's newest temporary exhibit.
Tue
9
West Little Rock
Today thru Dec 30, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:05 PM $15 to $25
In two or three hours you can create any number of our festive, whimsical and unique paintings. We'd love to help you celebrate Girls' Night Out, Birthdays, Bachelorettes and Anniversaries.
Tue
9
Downtown
Today thru Mar 13, 2016 Adults $10, Seniors, Military and Students $8, 5 and under are free
Purse-onas and ESSE go together as well as your mother’s matching purse and shoes. Don’t miss the chance to see them together! Purse-onas by Jason Travis runs Wednesday, Jan. 13, through Sunday, March 13.
Tue
9
West Little Rock
Today thru Jul 30, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM $25
Bring your Bestie and join us for the happiest hour of your day to unleash your inner artist or Mona Lisa! Enjoy a class of our wines or non-alcoholic drinks with your favorite snacks and create your very own masterpiece!
Tue
9
River Market Dist.
Today thru Apr 17, 2016
NBA All-Star Joe Barry Carroll's story begins in a small southern town past its glory days, shooting basketballs through scavenged bicycle rims he nailed to the backyard shed.
Tue
9
Heights
Today thru Feb 13, 2016 6:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Arkansas' first showing of work by esteemed Southern artist Andrew Blanchard.
Tue
9
River Market Dist.
Today thru Dec 31, 2016 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM $9 - $30
Discover Little Rock’s rich, colorful history as we parade through quiet tree lined streets, city parks, and historic places on this 2 hour bicycle tour through the City.
Tue
9
River Market Dist.
Today thru Dec 31, 2016 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM $38.50 - $50
Working up an appetite won't be a problem on this tour! We'll be sampling our way through some of the South's favorite delicacies - Ribs, southern sides and desserts, local craft beer and bourbon.
Tue
9
Downtown
Today thru May 1, 2016
Nathalia Edenmont: Force of Nature is the artist’s first major American museum solo exhibition and features ten, richly colored, large-format photographs.
Tue
9
Midtown
Today thru Feb 29, 2016 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Free
Radiant Wellness Family Practice will continue with doing free blood pressure and blood sugars checks.
Tue
9
River Market Dist.
Today 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM N/A
Flying Saucer is celebrating Fat Tuesday with a Mardi Gras themed party! Abita Brewing Company will have a mini tap takeover offering three NOLA style beers: Abita Mardi Gras, Abita Triple Haze and Abita Bourbon Street Rye Pale Ale. There will also be live music from 8 to 11 p.m. by The Fried Pies!
Wed
10
West Little Rock
Feb 10, 2016 thru Feb 13, 2016 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM $8.00 - $12.00
Matt Sadler has been performing stand up comedy for over ten years. His fast-paced, high-energy style is truly a sight to behold. In 1999 he beat out 116 other comics to win the HBO National Talent Search.
Thu
11
West Little Rock
Feb 11, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM $25
On GALENTINE'S DAY, its's all about the ladies! Join us for a fun painting party to celebrate YOU and the power and beauty of women, girls and GALS! Sip on our delicious wines, your favorite snacks and create your very own masterpiece!
Fri
12
Southwest
Feb 12, 2016 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM $20.00 per person
5th Annual Valentine Gala.
Fri
12
River Market Dist.
Feb 12, 2016 thru Feb 14, 2016
The 40th Annual Arkansas RV Show camps at the Statehouse Convention Center Feb. 12-14, 2016.
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