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
Wed
23
West Little Rock
Today thru Oct 30, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM $20 - $45; Session Days & Times Vary (check our webiste calendar ); Reservations Required
An entertaining social painting experience that's fun for the whole family, ages 6 to Adult. Bring your favorite snack foods and come paint your own masterpiece. Step by step instructions provided by our skilled artists. No art experience required.
Wed
23
Downtown
Today thru Dec 31, 2018 Free
The Old State House Museum is pleased to announce that its latest exhibit, “Cabinet of Curiosities: Treasures from the University of Arkansas Museum Collection,” opens to the public on March 11.
Wed
23
SoMa
Today thru Aug 27, 2017 General Admission is $10, Students, Seniors, and Military are $8.
Inspired by discarded and found mid-century photographs, Strause’s series touches on themes of transcendence, hope, and transformation.
Wed
23
River Market Dist.
Today thru Sep 10, 2017 $10 adults, $8 ages 1-12, 1 and under are free
When cutting-edge science and engineering join forces to assist the human body, the possibilities for improving day-to-day lives are endless!
Wed
23
River Market Dist.
Today thru Aug 30, 2017 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Free, donations to Big Rock Outreach are encouraged
The Little Rock Farmers' Market and Big Rock Yoga present a very special yoga series every Saturday of the farmers' market season. Donations to "Big Rock Outreach" are encouraged.
Wed
23
Midtown
Today thru Aug 26, 2017 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM $8-$14
His style is silly, hard hitting and real. His strong personality and high energy enables him to handle any situation that might occur in a live show.
Wed
23
Downtown
Today thru Aug 27, 2017 7:30 PM - 9:55 PM $20 — Adults $16 — Students & Seniors
Nominated for four Tony awards, in this musical a young girl discovers her inner beauty despite the fact that her face was horribly disfigured in an accident.
Wed
23
Downtown
Today
Patrons are invited to attend the first preview of Opening Week by paying any amount they wish for their tickets.
Wed
23
Downtown
Today thru Sep 10, 2017
Based on Carson McCullers’ celebrated debut novel, this haunting Southern drama tells the story of a handful of misfits in a 1930s Georgia mill town.
Thu
24
Midtown
Today thru Aug 26, 2017 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM $8-$14
His style is silly, hard hitting and real. His strong personality and high energy enables him to handle any situation that might occur in a live show.
Thu
24
Downtown
Aug 24, 2017 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM $20 adults, $16 students
The Weekend Theater presents VIOLET, a musical about a young woman's search for self-acceptance and the meaning of true inner beauty.
Thu
24
Midtown
Aug 24, 2017 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM FREE
Make reservations by calling (501)228-5555!!! FREE ENTRY for all ladies who make reservations before showtime. Fellas pay ONLY $8 for their tickets!
Thu
24
Downtown
Aug 24, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Join Producing Artistic Director John Miller-Stephany and members of the cast and creative team of The Heart is a Lonely Hunter for a panel discussion on this production.
Thu
24
Downtown
Aug 24, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Before the second preview of Opening Week, enjoy a complimentary beer tasting provided by Lost Forty Brewing.
Fri
25
Midtown
Today thru Aug 26, 2017 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM $8-$14
His style is silly, hard hitting and real. His strong personality and high energy enables him to handle any situation that might occur in a live show.
Fri
25
Downtown
Aug 25, 2017 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM $20 adults, $16 students
The Weekend Theater presents VIOLET, a musical about a young woman's search for self-acceptance and the meaning of true inner beauty.
Fri
25
Main Street Creative Corridor
Aug 25, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM $75
Join in the Opening Night excitement by attending an elegant, three-course dinner before the performance. Held in our Rehearsal Hall, enjoy pre-dinner libations and dine with John, members of the creative team and other special guests.
Fri
25
Downtown
Aug 25, 2017 6:00 PM
Join us for our ASL performances where a Sign Interpreter will be positioned in front of a special section signing directly for those who need his services.
Fri
25
West Little Rock
Aug 25, 2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Join Holiday Inn West Little Rock for a fun afternoon of food, drinks, prizes and more while learning how they can help you take all the stress out of planning your December holiday parties.
Sat
26
River Market Dist.
Aug 26, 2017 7:00 AM
Little Rock’s own Farmers’ Market (LRFM) dishes up farm-fresh veggies, special events, crafts, and more for the 43rd year Saturdays this summer River Market District!
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