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
Fri
24
Downtown
Today thru May 10, 2015 $12.50
From the treetops of Sherwood, the call rings out: "Come to the forest, all ye of stout heart and true. Rally to Robin Hood and his Merry Band as they outwit and outclass the nasty Sheriff of Nottingham.
Fri
24
Central Arkansas
Today thru Apr 26, 2015
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is the Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the electrifying true story of the recording session that brought together icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.
Fri
24
River Market Dist.
Today thru Sep 7, 2015
Enter this wonderfully perplexing world, a quirky place full of puzzles, brainteasers, and interactive challenges guaranteed to test the brain power and problem solving skills of even the most experienced puzzlers.
Fri
24
Downtown
Today thru Jun 21, 2015
30 Americans presents a sweeping survey of artwork by many of the most important African American artists of the last four decades.
Fri
24
Downtown
Today thru Jun 21, 2015 10:00 AM Free
Ashley Morrison holds a Ceramics Degree from the Kansas City Art Institute. She recently finished an academic residency at Colorado State University and is the current Resident Artist in Ceramics at the Arkansas Art Center.
Fri
24
Downtown
Today thru May 1, 2015 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM $10, $8 for military, seniors and students
ESSE Purse Museum at 1510 Main St. in Little Rock has sewn together a new three-month, four-part exhibit, Common Threads. The exhibit, which runs through Sunday, May 31, is included in the regular admission price.
Fri
24
Downtown
Today thru Apr 25, 2015 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM $16 Adults, $12 Students & Seniors
A World Premier of local playwright, lawyer and historian Phillip McMath’s tale of how no one listened or helped when the genocide of the Jews was beginning in World War II.
Fri
24
West Little Rock
Today 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM $40
Join us for an evening with Lance Armstrong. An evening of networking and a "Carb Party" in preparation for our Cardiac Classic Bike Ride on Saturday morning, April 25th.
Fri
24
Downtown
Today thru Jun 17, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:15 PM $20.00 in Advance $25.00 at door
“The Modern Day Esther” Will be held at Philander Smith College, April 17, 2015 at 7p.m. 72202. Tickets are $20.00 in advance & $25.00 at the door. purchase tickets Uncle T’s e tickets at www.lujcm.org . For more information call 501-455-4946 .
Fri
24
West Little Rock
Today 6:30 PM $15 for adults, $10 for students
The Arkansas Choral Society will host a Silent Auction and Concert at Christ the King Catholic Church in Little Rock. Doors will open at 6:30 with the concert beginning at 7:30. The Choral Society will be performing: "Requiem in C Minor" by Cherubini "Zadok the Priest" by Handel "The Heavens are Telling" by Haydn "Hallelujah" by Beethoven Tickets are available online at www.lovetosing.org
Fri
24
Downtown
Today thru May 5, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM 150.00 - 200.00
The training focus will be on developing leaders for the nonprofit sector through education on all areas of board service.
Fri
24
Various Locations
Today thru Apr 26, 2015 5:30 PM - 4:30 PM 75+ events are free, 3 have an admission
The 12th annual Festival takes place April 23-26 in multiple downtown venues, presenting a stellar mix of bestselling and emerging authors in free sessions, panels, activities, and special events. For more information visit www.arkansasliteraryfestival.org
Fri
24
Downtown
Today 10:45 AM - 1:30 PM
Each Friday from 10:45 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. four or five of the city’s best food trucks will park at Main St. and Capitol Ave. to serve lunch. This year there are several new trucks along with all of the yummy favorites…24 individual trucks in all.
Fri
24
River Market Dist.
Today thru Apr 26, 2015 Varies
Sculpture At The River Market (SATRM) will present its 8th annual Show & Sale on April 24-26, 2015 in the Pavilions at the River Market – located at 400 President Clinton Avenue in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Fri
24
Midtown
Today 4:30 PM free
Parents who may be struggling with how to approach bullying, here is a great workshop for your kids! School age children only. Parents are also welcome! Spaces are limited!
Fri
24
Southwest
Today thru Apr 26, 2015 7:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Auditions for Summer Fundraiser Musical, "Be-Aware II"
Sat
25
River Market Dist.
Apr 25, 2015 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM $25 with Coupon Code 'paintnitelr'
Enjoy your favorite beverage and appetizer while creating a masterpiece with professional instruction.
Sat
25
North Little Rock
Apr 25, 2015 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM $35
20 mile, 50 mile or 100K Bike Ride.
Sat
25
Midtown
Apr 25, 2015 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Free
Visit your favorite ice queen and her friends on Saturday, April 25 at Park Plaza! This is a free event. Professional photos will be available for $10, and the photo package includes (2) 4x6 photos printed while you wait.
Sat
25
Various Locations
Apr 25, 2015 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Free
The Little Rock Convention & Visitors (LRCVB) will host Simon Majumdar, best-selling author and Food Network television personality April 24-27 as part of his nationwide book tour, “Fed, White and Blue: Finding America with My Fork.”
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