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
28
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.
Fri
28
Southwest
Today thru Nov 26, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Located in the Life Line Baptist Church parking lot from 8 am - 5 pm.
Fri
28
Downtown
Today thru Sep 20, 2015 Free
Today, the Annual Delta Exhibition has grown to encompass works in all media and is a showcase for the dynamic vision of the artists of the Mississippi Delta region.
Fri
28
River Market Dist.
Today thru Oct 18, 2015
During this one-of-a-kind adventure, guests will become globe-trotting explorers alongside 13 life-sized roaring, breathing dinosaurs.
Fri
28
Downtown
Today 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM $40.00 at door, $35.00 in advance
Celebrate the 80's with Food, Fun and like, a TOTALLY good time to benefit Kidsource Kids! August 28, 2015 7-11 p.m.
Fri
28
Downtown
Today thru Aug 29, 2015 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM $16 Adults, $12 Students & Seniors
This is the 1960s chapter of the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright’s decade-by-decade saga of ordinary African Americans in this turbulent century.
Fri
28
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.
Fri
28
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.
Fri
28
River Market Dist.
Today 7:00 PM $5
A Midwesterner becomes fascinated with his nouveau riche neighbor, who obsesses over his lost love.
Sat
29
River Market Dist.
Aug 29, 2015 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Little Rock’s own Farmers’ Market (LRFM) kicks off it’s 41st year on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in the River Market District with something you’ve never seen before.
Sat
29
River Market Dist.
Aug 29, 2015 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
A fast growing comic/toy/game/cosplay convention in the heart of central Arkansas.
Sat
29
Central Arkansas
Aug 29, 2015 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The Arkansas History Commission and State Archives and the North Little Rock History Commission will be hosting a symposium on Saturday, August 29, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Hays Senior Center, 401 West Pershing Boulevard, North Little Rock. The theme of the symposium is “The Great War: Service on All Fronts.” The event will also feature a scanning booth. Lunch will be provided. Teachers can earn up to four professional development hours through participation. For more information about the symposium or to register, please call 501-682-6900 or email history.commission@arkansas.gov.
Sat
29
Downtown
Aug 29, 2015 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Arkansas' premiere klezmer ensemble, formed in 1999, performs their traditional European Jewish folk music in one of Little Rock's newest and most beloved theatre spaces!
Sat
29
West Little Rock
Aug 29, 2015 thru Aug 30, 2015 7:00 PM - 1:00 AM $20 advance/$25 door
Atlanta Based SOFA Concert Series Presents: Goddess Fire - An Intimate Listening Experience (ONE NIGHT ONLY)
Sat
29
Central Arkansas
Aug 29, 2015 5:00 PM - 6:20 PM
*Promoting Anti Bullying Awareness* The Live Action Ninja Turtle Show is coming to Little Rock Arkansas on 8/29 at the State Convention Center!
Sat
29
Downtown
Aug 29, 2015 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM Free
The Old State House Museum is proud to present a day-long seminar that explores Arkansas's connection with the film and television industry.
Sun
30
West Little Rock
Aug 29, 2015 thru Aug 30, 2015 7:00 PM - 1:00 AM $20 advance/$25 door
Atlanta Based SOFA Concert Series Presents: Goddess Fire - An Intimate Listening Experience (ONE NIGHT ONLY)
Mon
31
Hillcrest
Aug 31, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM $25 with 45% off Coupon "PaintNiteLR"
For two hours, while you enjoy your choice of alcoholic beverage*, performing artist Adam Crockett will guide you step-by-step through creating your own painting. At the end of the night you’ll take home your own unique masterpiece!
Mon
31
Downtown
Aug 31, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM $35 in advance. $45 at door. Survivors attend for free
The Arkansas Ovarian Cancer Coalition would like you to join us as we shout out loud for ovarian cancer education. August 31st will be a night to celebrate and remember as we kick off September as ovarian cancer awareness month. The night will be filled with business casual fun;a "teal" carpet photo op, silent auction items, appetizers and beverages. Luminaries can be purchased for $10 and will be displayed in honor and in memory of loved ones.
Sep
Wed
2
Downtown
Sep 2, 2015 7:00 PM - 8:20 PM $10 in advance, $13 day of show.
An evening of mindreading, storytelling, magic and ancient objects.
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