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).

Jul
Mon
24
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.
Mon
24
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.
Mon
24
West Little Rock
Today thru Jul 28, 2017 1:00 PM - 10:00 AM FREE
Arthritis Foundation camps provide a safe and secure camp experience for children and teens with juvenile arthritis and childhood rheumatic diseases.
Mon
24
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.
Mon
24
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!
Mon
24
Southwest
Today thru Aug 9, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Free
Outlets of Little Rock s pleased to announce Story Time each Wednesday, this summer at Book Warehouse from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26 and August 2 and 9, 2017.
Mon
24
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
26
River Market Dist.
Jul 26, 2017 8:30 PM Free
Movies in the Park returns with an incredible new lineup! Join us at sunset each Wednesday in June and July for blockbusters, comedies, family films, and more!
Sat
29
Downtown
Jul 29, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Free
Join MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History for the 5th Annual Vintage Military Vehicle Show on the museum's front lawn.
Sat
29
River Market Dist.
Jul 29, 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!
Sat
29
River Market Dist.
Jul 29, 2017 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM $20.00 & Children 5-17 $7.00 per person
This production is about some of the different changes people go through and how God break every chain!
Mon
31
Various Locations
Jul 31, 2017 thru Aug 5, 2017 Free - $60
A Triple Threat! Experience the sensational sounds and smooth jazz of critically-acclaimed, award-winning national recording artists Lao Tizer, Chieli Minucci,and Karen Briggs during APME's Signature Annual Scholarship Fundraiser, July 31- Aug. 5
Aug
Thu
3
North Little Rock
Aug 3, 2017 $69.50, $89.50 AND $119.50 (plus applicable fees)
County music superstars Faith Hill and Tim McGraw are bringing the Soul2Soul World Tour 2017 to the Verizon Arena in August of 2017.
Sat
5
River Market Dist.
Aug 5, 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!
Sat
5
Midtown
Aug 5, 2017
Guns N' Roses have added additional dates on their massive North American tour as founder Axl Rose and former members, Slash and Duff McKagan regroup for what will be one of the century's most anticipated musical events.
Sun
6
River Market Dist.
Aug 6, 2017 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM Varies depending on ticket
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Bridal Shows are a must for any bride-to-be! Check out any one of our three shows and plan your entire wedding in one spot.
Fri
11
West Little Rock
Aug 11, 2017 thru Aug 12, 2017 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM FREE ACCESS TO TRADE SHOW/ $99 FOR CLASSES AND PRESENTATIONS
Learn. Interact. Inspire. Grow. We are very excited to announce our 5th Annual Photo Expo in Little Rock, August 11-12, 2017. If you love photography, then don't miss this incredible event.
Sat
12
River Market Dist.
Aug 12, 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!
Sat
19
River Market Dist.
Aug 19, 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!
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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