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
Mon
29
West Little Rock
Today thru Dec 30, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:05 PM $15 to $25
In two or three hours you can create any number of our festive, whimsical and unique paintings. We'd love to help you celebrate Girls' Night Out, Birthdays, Bachelorettes and Anniversaries.
Mon
29
River Market Dist.
Today thru Dec 31, 2016 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM $9 - $30
Discover Little Rock’s rich, colorful history as we parade through quiet tree lined streets, city parks, and historic places on this 2 hour bicycle tour through the City.
Mon
29
River Market Dist.
Today thru Dec 31, 2016 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM $38.50 - $50
Working up an appetite won't be a problem on this tour! We'll be sampling our way through some of the South's favorite delicacies - Ribs, southern sides and desserts, local craft beer and bourbon.
Mon
29
River Market Dist.
Today thru Sep 11, 2016
Set against the backdrop of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this exhibit tells the story of American athletes in the modern Olympic Games.
Mon
29
Heights
Today thru Jun 4, 2020 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM Free
Join the knitters and other crafters at Little Rock's oldest yarn shop, the YARN mart, for an evening of handwork and hilarious conversation. We welcome all fiber arts and love to tell visitors to our city about the Little Rock and its history!
Mon
29
River Market Dist.
Today thru Oct 2, 2016
Imaginate aims to inspire the innovator in you. This multi-activity, interactive exhibition explores the skills and attitudes that can be developed to foster innovation and enhance creativity in anyone.
Mon
29
River Market Dist.
Today 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Free
Answer basic trivia about current events, TV, movies, sports, etc for your chance to win prizes. No purchase necessary to play but there is a full kitchen, taproom and full bar available.
Mon
29
West Little Rock
Today 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM FREE
On August 29, 2016, BELK Little Rock located at the Pleasant Ridge Town Center on Cantrell Road, will host a Le Vian Trunk Show, from 10am-to 7pm.
Wed
31
Downtown
Aug 31, 2016 7:00 PM
Patrons can pay any amount they wish for their ticket. Tickets must be purchased in person at the Box Office at 601 Main Street the day of the performance.
Wed
31
Downtown
Aug 31, 2016 6:15 PM
Get exclusive insight into this hilarious production from Interim Producing Artistic Director Cliff Baker and the creative team before the start of the preview performances.
Wed
31
West Little Rock
Aug 31, 2016 thru Sep 3, 2016 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM $8.00 - $12.00
Marvin hits the stage with authority with his unique wit as he shares his opinions about the world around him. Ranging from women, relationships, travel, holidays, kids, etc.
Wed
31
Downtown
Aug 31, 2016 thru Oct 2, 2016 $30-$65
From the deliciously twisted minds of Monty Python’s Flying Circus comes the irreverent, sidesplitting Broadway smash musical that proves that you should always look on the bright side of life, especially if you’re not yet dead.
Sep
Thu
1
Downtown
Sep 1, 2016 12:00 AM
Join Interim Producing Artistic Director Cliff Baker and members of the cast and creative team for a panel discussion on Monty Python's Spamalot.
Thu
1
Downtown
Sep 1, 2016 6:00 PM
Before the start of the second preview of Opening Week, enjoy a complimentary beer tasting provided by Lost Forty Brewing.
Fri
2
North Little Rock
Sep 2, 2016 thru Sep 4, 2016 $15-$60
Join us at Verizon Arena from Sept. 2 - 4 as we explore a world of extreme beauty, flexibility, strength and dexterity in ways you’ve never seen before.
Fri
2
River Market Dist.
Sep 2, 2016 7:00 PM $75 per person
Join us at ZIN Urban Wine and Beer Bar for a four course dinner with wine pairing. ZIN is housed in the 1927 Little Rock Tent & Awning-Tuf Nut Building, part of the Tuf Nut Historic District.
Fri
2
Downtown
Sep 2, 2016 10:30 PM $20-55
Opening Night for Spamalot will include a post-show reception with the cast immediately following the show. Complimentary champagne and light hors d'oeuvres by RSVP Catering will be provided.
Fri
2
Southwest
Sep 2, 2016 thru Sep 5, 2016 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Free
Outlets of Little Rock, Arkansas’ only outlet shopping center, will hold a Labor Day Sidewalk Sale September 2 - 5.
Sat
3
River Market Dist.
Sep 3, 2016 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Little Rock’s own Farmers’ Market (LRFM) kicks off its 42nd year on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 in the River Market District with all-new programs, vendors and more!
Sun
4
Downtown
Sep 4, 2016 7:00 PM
If you’re age 22-40, you can pay your age at The Rep! Top off your weekend with great theatre at a great price. Plus, enjoy a complimentary wine tasting provided by Colonial Wine and Spirits.
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