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
Thu
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.
Thu
23
River Market Dist.
Today thru Apr 2, 2017
This exhibit, curated by the GRAMMY Museum® and Fab Four Exhibits, explores the impact The Beatles’s arrival had on American pop culture, including fashion, art, advertising, media and music.
Thu
23
River Market Dist.
Today thru Apr 23, 2017 Admission: $10 adults; $8 ages 1-12; free under 1; members free
In Magnificent Me! visitors can interact with a variety of medical technologies and have the chance for hands-on exploration of different human systems.
Thu
23
Downtown
Today thru Apr 16, 2017
Herman Maril: The Strong Forms of Our Experience features 90 works by the great mid-Atlantic Modernist.
Thu
23
Downtown
Today thru Apr 16, 2017
Ansel Adams: Early Works features 41 original prints, with a focus on the masterful small-scale images Adams made from the 1920s into the 1950s.
Thu
23
Downtown
Today thru Apr 16, 2017
The Annual Juried Exhibition of the Mid-Southern Watercolorists (MSW) returns to the Arkansas Arts Center, February 10 – April 16. This is the third of a three-year partnership between the Mid-Southern Watercolorists and the Arkansas Arts Center.
Thu
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.
Thu
23
Downtown
Today thru Apr 30, 2017 $10
In conjunction with Black History Month and Women’s History Month, Reflections honors and celebrates African American woman in the late 19th and 20th centuries.
Thu
23
River Market Dist.
Today thru Mar 25, 2017 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Free
Discover nature downtown with fun spring break activities at the Central Arkansas Nature Center. For more details contact the center at 501-907-0636. Children under 16 must be accompanied by adult.
Thu
23
Downtown
Today 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM $5 for non-memebers, Free for members of The Rep
Enhance your theatergoing experience by joining us for a discussion exploring mother-daughter relationships in the African American community.
Fri
24
Downtown
Mar 24, 2017 7:00 PM $12.50 General ticket price $10 for Arkansas Arts Center Members
Dress up in your most glamorous attire, pour a spot of tea and join us for the most elegant musical ever –Fancy Nancy! Nancy and her pals Wanda, Rhonda, Bree and Lionel are thrilled to be dancing in their very first show, “Deep Sea Dances.”
Fri
24
River Market Dist.
Today thru Mar 25, 2017 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Free
Discover nature downtown with fun spring break activities at the Central Arkansas Nature Center. For more details contact the center at 501-907-0636. Children under 16 must be accompanied by adult.
Fri
24
Southwest
Mar 24, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Free
Calling all video game lovers! Join us at Outlets of Little Rock (www.outletsoflittlerock.com) Friday, March 24 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. across from Levi’s.
Fri
24
Downtown
Mar 24, 2017 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM $5
Blue Anchor Productions brings Dave Short and Billy Bazar from Tulsa, Oklahoma and Patrick Moody from Batesville to join local favorites Kayla Esmond, Amber Glaze, Steve John and Paul Hodge.
Fri
24
Downtown
Mar 24, 2017 thru Mar 25, 2017 $25 for each competition, $20 for the show of champions
The competition features both a quartet division (featuring 23 quartets) and a chorus division (featuring 26 choruses) in which the winners advance to an international competition. The event’s grand finale will be the annual show of champions.
Sat
25
Downtown
Mar 25, 2017 thru Mar 26, 2017 2:00 PM $12.50 General ticket price $10 for Arkansas Arts Center Members
Dress up in your most glamorous attire, pour a spot of tea and join us for the most elegant musical ever –Fancy Nancy! Nancy and her pals Wanda, Rhonda, Bree and Lionel are thrilled to be dancing in their very first show, “Deep Sea Dances.”
Sat
25
River Market Dist.
Today thru Mar 25, 2017 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Free
Discover nature downtown with fun spring break activities at the Central Arkansas Nature Center. For more details contact the center at 501-907-0636. Children under 16 must be accompanied by adult.
Sat
25
Downtown
Mar 25, 2017 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM FREE
Author Maria Hoskins captures her own childhood memories in her fourth release, My Easter Story, the brilliantly illustrated story of a girl's memories of her family's Easter preparation and Easter Sunday events.
Sat
25
Downtown
Mar 25, 2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Join us Saturday March 25th at 2pm for the official viewing of #KUTB at 610 Center in support of the HRC Project One America!
Sun
26
River Market Dist.
Mar 26, 2017 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Free
Several different types of mammal, fish, bird and reptile call wetland areas their home. After learning about some of the wildlife “suspects”, we will take a deeper look at a marsh-like area and see if we can solve the latest marsh mystery.
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