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).

Apr
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Midtown
Today 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Reserve Wine Room - $150, General Admission - $75 in advance / $85 at the door
Little Rock Zoo presents Wild Wines 2016, 90th at Night! Saturday, April 30th 6pm – Reserve Wine Room, $150 7-10pm – General Admission, $75 in advance / $85 at the door Featuring tastes from 50 restaurants paired with wine from O’Looney’s
Sat
30
River Market Dist.
Today thru May 15, 2016 $10 adults, $8 children 1-12, seniors, teachers, military.
Young visitors to the Museum of Discovery have the chance to build their creativity as they experience Building Buddies, the museum's newest temporary exhibit.
Sat
30
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.
Sat
30
West Little Rock
Today thru Jul 30, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM $25
Bring your Bestie and join us for the happiest hour of your day to unleash your inner artist or Mona Lisa! Enjoy a class of our wines or non-alcoholic drinks with your favorite snacks and create your very own masterpiece!
Sat
30
Midtown
Today 9:30 PM - 12:00 PM $25.00
This is our second annual family oriented 5K on the beautiful UALR campus.This year the race will be timed using a digital race clock. There will be a Butterfly release to start the race, bubbles, music, kids activities, food available.
Sat
30
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.
Sat
30
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.
Sat
30
Downtown
Today thru May 1, 2016
Nathalia Edenmont: Force of Nature is the artist’s first major American museum solo exhibition and features ten, richly colored, large-format photographs.
Sat
30
Downtown
Today thru May 15, 2016
Depicting a young Cupid as the center five young women’s attention, William Adolphe Bouguereau’s “Admiration” is considered a masterpiece. On loan from the San Antonio Museum of Art, “Admiration” arrives at the Arkansas Arts Center Feb. 16.
Sat
30
Central Arkansas
Today thru May 31, 2016 12:00 AM - 11:55 PM Free
All Arkansans are encouraged to take part in the annual community cleanup initiative.
Sat
30
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.
Sat
30
Downtown
Today thru Jul 2, 2016
The impressive Kinsey Collection includes authentic and rare art, original artifacts, books, documents, etc., that tell a more complete story of the black experience in America.
Sat
30
North Little Rock
Today 8:00 PM $42.50, $76.50, $117, $187, $280
As with the launch of every new Paul McCartney tour, One On One promises to unveil a dazzling re-designed set, dozens of classics from the most beloved catalog in popular music, spanning Paul's entire career.
Sat
30
Downtown
Today thru May 1, 2016 $10 General admission, $8 for students, seniors and military
Caro Nan honors the two women, Carolyn McDaniel and Nancy Steele, behind the handmade basket purses that were all the rage in American fashion from the late 1960s to the early 1980s.
Sat
30
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!
Sat
30
West Little Rock
Today 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM Nona
2016 Turkish Food Festival will feature delicious food, culture exhibits, folk dances, music, whirling derish, children's area, crafts and more! You do not want to miss this family event that everyone will find something!!
Sat
30
Midtown
Today 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM $25.00 adult, $15.00 Senior citizen $10.00 Child
Fundraising 5K Fun Run/Walk to raise awareness about Aortic Dissections and a rare genetic disorder called Loeys-Dietz Syndrome, that leads to death at an early age from aortic dissections.
Sat
30
West Little Rock
Today 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM FREE
*** FREE EVENT FOR ALL AGES *** Guitar Center will be hosting a free ukulele lesson April 2nd at 10:15AM. Ukuleles will be provided.
Sat
30
River Market Dist.
Today 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Free
On Saturday, April 30, join us for the annual Bridge to the Future festival at the Clinton Center.
Sat
30
Hillcrest
Today 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM Free
Lots of children's clothes, toys and gear! Maternity clothes! Furniture, household items and more! Food Trucks!
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