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).

Jun
Fri
23
Downtown
Today thru Jun 25, 2017
It began as one man's story... became everyone's music... and is now Broadway's musical. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy's journey from featherweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul!
Fri
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.
Fri
23
Downtown
Today thru Jun 25, 2017 $30-$65
Prepare ye the way for this irresistible, groundbreaking rock musical that blends the Gospel According to St. Matthew with an unbridled sense of joyous play.
Fri
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.
Fri
23
River Market Dist.
Today thru Jul 23, 2017 Regular Admission
Xtreme BUGS is a larger-than-life experience with animatronic bugs – including a honey bee, a praying mantis, ants, and many more – which will soon be marching, flying, and crawling into the Clinton Center.
Fri
23
Downtown
Today 10:45 AM - 1:30 PM
The 2017 spring season of Main Street Food Truck Fridays is here! Each Friday, from 10:45 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.,at least four of the city’s amazing food trucks park at Main Street and Capitol Avenue on the plaza dishing up lunch and dessert.
Fri
23
Downtown
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.
Fri
23
Downtown
Today thru Jul 16, 2017 7:30 PM $20 adults, $16 for students and seniors (65+)
The Weekend Theater kicks off its 25th anniversary season with the classic musical Annie, running June 23-July 16.
Fri
23
Downtown
Today thru Jun 25, 2017
Competitors, coaches and champions from around the world converge on Little Rock during the 2017 ATA World Expo. This year's event features rank testing and promotion, training, and tournament competition and much more!
Fri
23
Downtown
Today thru Jul 16, 2017 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM $20 — Adults $16 — Students & Seniors
“Leapin’ Lizards!” the irrepressible comic strip heroine “Little Orphan Annie” takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals.
Fri
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!
Fri
23
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.
Fri
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.
Sat
24
River Market Dist.
Jun 24, 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
24
Downtown
Jun 24, 2017 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM FREE
ALL VEGAN FESTIVAL! Admission to the festival is FREE. You don't need to be vegan or vegetarian to enjoy the festivities; all are welcome to attend!
Sat
24
Southwest
Jun 24, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Don’t let a full-time job keep you from experiencing the satisfaction of serving others. We offer Saturday workdays each second and fourth Saturday of the month where you or your group can help in the warehouse. Youth aged 8 and up are welcomed!
Sat
24
Downtown
Jun 24, 2017 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM Free tours, $40 for tasting tickets (limited quantities)
You've been waiting for it and it's finally ready. In celebration of our seventh year anniversary, we're releasing our "Rock Town Sherry Cask Wheat Whiskey."
Tue
27
River Market Dist.
Jun 27, 2017 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Free
Keep Arkansas Beautiful Volunteer Program Manager Liz Philpott, CVM, will be sharing information about nonprofits and "going green" along with enhancing sustainability. We will also have coffee, muffins, and fruit!
Wed
28
River Market Dist.
Jun 28, 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!
Thu
29
Downtown
Jun 29, 2017 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM $15.00
Join us for our the next luncheon in our women's speaker series featuring Wanda Hoover, Assistant Dean for External Relations for the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law.
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