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).

Mar
Tue
31
Downtown
Today thru Apr 5, 2015
With music and lyrics by the Academy Award-winning Sherman Brothers, additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, Mary Poppins is based on the similarly titled series of children's books by P. L. Travers and the 1964 Disney film.
Tue
31
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.
Tue
31
River Market Dist.
Today thru Apr 5, 2015 Regular Clinton Center admission applies
While most readers might associate Peanuts with the game of baseball, other sports also figured prominently in Charles Schulz’s comic strip.
Tue
31
Downtown
Today thru Apr 12, 2015
The Annual Juried Exhibition of the Mid-Southern Watercolorists (MSW) returns to the Arkansas Arts Center, opening on February 13, 2015, and remaining on view through April 12, 2015, in the Samuel Strauss Sr. Gallery.
Tue
31
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.
Tue
31
Hillcrest
Today thru Apr 8, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:30 AM 75.00
A level one French class presented by the Central Arkansas Library System's Community Learning Program Register online at www.cals.org.
Tue
31
Downtown
Today thru Apr 12, 2015 $40-$65
This spring, the Disney musical Mary Poppins will take center stage at Arkansas Repertory Theatre.
Tue
31
Southwest
Today 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM Free
Six chefs will compete for one spot at the June 2, 2015 finale where he or she will meet last year’s winner, Chef Marc Guizol, The Capital Bar and Grill.
Tue
31
Downtown
Today thru Apr 1, 2015 12:00 PM Free
FUMC features What's Hot in the Rock - Conversations that Impact Downtown Little Rock. From safety to construction to revitalization, we invite you to hear speakers familiar with the needs of our in an informal setting. A brown bag lunch provided!
Tue
31
Downtown
Today thru May 1, 2015 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM $10, $8 for military, seniors and students
ESSE Purse Museum at 1510 Main St. in Little Rock has sewn together a new three-month, four-part exhibit, Common Threads. The exhibit, which runs through Sunday, May 31, is included in the regular admission price.
Tue
31
Midtown
Today thru Apr 4, 2015 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Free
Visit the Easter Bunny at Park Plaza! The Bunny will be available for visits and photos from March 21 through April 4. Visits are always free, and photos packages are available for purchase.
Apr
Wed
1
West Little Rock
Apr 1, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM $25 with Coupon Code 'paintnitelr'
Enjoy your favorite beverage and appetizer while creating a masterpiece with professional instruction.
Wed
1
River Market Dist.
Apr 1, 2015 6:00 PM Free
Jazz in the Park comes back better than ever through a new partnership with Art Porter Music Education!
Wed
1
Downtown
Apr 1, 2015 7:30 PM Free
R.J. Mischo is an award-winning blues singer, harmonica player, and band leader. His music is a combination of originals and obscure gems that create an exciting mix of grooving boogies, bump & grind shuffles, and electric Chicago blues.
Thu
2
West Little Rock
Apr 2, 2015 7:00 PM Reserved seating - $20; VIP seating - $50
This Americana folk band out of Mobile, Alabama, are the perfect blend of smooth warmth and a garage jam session.
Thu
2
Midtown
Apr 2, 2015 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM $15 Early Bird Tickets Ends 2/28; $25 Advance; $35 Door; $15 Student Discount
An entertaining, thought provoking drama, takes the audience on a journey of life from a male’s perspective, as he deals with a tempting cycle of romantic relationships and a commitment to saving the future of MJ, his team’s star quarter-back.
Thu
2
Downtown
Apr 2, 2015 8:00 PM $20 general admission, $30 reserved seating
Bennie Wallace has been hailed by the New York Arts Journal as "the most important reed player since Dolphy’s and Coleman’s startling work in the early sixties."
Thu
2
Central Arkansas
Apr 2, 2015 7:00 PM FREE
The Martha Redbone Roots Project Trio at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in the Stella Boyle Smith Auditorium of the Fine Arts Building. The concert is free and open to the public.
Fri
3
Southwest
Apr 3, 2015 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM Free
This event is free and open to the public, but prior confirmation of attendance is requested. Please confirm your attendance via email at dushun.scarbrough@arkansas.gov or via the www.AMLKC.Eventbrite.Com. The keynote speaker will be former heavyweight and middleweight boxing champion, Roy Jones, Jr. Please RSVP at amlkc.eventbrite.com. The AMLKC will also acknowledge the annual “Arkansas Youth Community Service Day” to promote the noble tenets of Dr. King. During his lifetime, Dr. King sought to find the common ground on which people from all “walks of life” could join as equals to address important community issues. Service, he realized, was the great equalizer. As he once said, “Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.”
Sat
4
Downtown
Apr 4, 2015 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM Free
Join MTCC and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission for a wild life inspired Family Fun Saturday featuring Dr. Mamie Parker – Arkansas native and former Assistant Director of Fisheries and Habitat Conservation at the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). Prior to this position, she made history when appointed the first African American as the FWS Regional Director of the 13 Northeastern states.
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