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).

Jul
Sat
2
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
2
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
2
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
2
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
2
Downtown
Today
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
2
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
2
River Market Dist.
Today 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!
Sat
2
Downtown
Today thru Jul 24, 2016
The Arkansas Arts Center, the state’s leader in international, visual and performing arts, presents the 55th Young Arkansas Artists exhibition, on view May 6 through July 24, in the Alice Pratt Brown Atrium and the Sam Strauss Sr. Gallery.
Sat
2
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.
Sat
2
Downtown
Today thru Aug 7, 2016 $10 General Admission, $8 for students, seniors and military
Changing Tides highlights iconic women’s swimwear in the 20th Century. From homemade to haute couture, the core installation features select suits on loan from the collection of the Fashion History Museum in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada.
Sat
2
Downtown
Today thru Aug 28, 2016
The Arkansas Arts Center, the state’s premiere center for visual and performing arts, announces the artists accepted to the 58th Annual Delta Exhibition, on display June 10 – August 28.
Sat
2
Midtown
Today 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM $8.00 - $12.00
The comedy stylings of Drew Thomas are a hilarious portrayal of comedic storytelling. He draws his audience in with accounts of relationship follies and keen retorts on everyday life and current affairs.
Mon
4
River Market Dist.
Jul 4, 2016 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM free
Fireworks, food, kid's area, classic car show, music and more
Mon
4
River Market Dist.
Jul 4, 2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Free
Cool down with ice-cold lemonade and refreshing watermelon as we celebrate Independence Day as it was celebrated on the Arkansas frontier.
Tue
5
River Market Dist.
Jul 5, 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!
Wed
6
River Market Dist.
Jul 6, 2016 8:30 PM Free
Movies in the Park returns with an exciting new line-up! Join us Wednesday nights in June and July at sunset for blockbusters, comedies, family films, and more!
Wed
6
Southwest
Jul 6, 2016 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Free
Outlets of Little Rock, (www.outletsoflittlerock.com) Arkansas’ only outlet shopping center, has announced a Summer Story Time Series to be held each Wednesday at 11am to 12:30pm, June 8 to August 3 at the Book Warehouse.
Thu
7
Downtown
Jul 7, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM $35
They don’t call it show business for nothing. Learn the basics of the industry in our Business of Show workshops for adults and young artists this July.
Fri
8
Downtown
Jul 8, 2016 9:00 PM - 11:55 PM $10
We're excited to welcome Mark Edgar Stuart & Ben Harris back to the South on Main stage! Join us for a special after-hours show starting at 9 PM, $10 cover. Call (501) 244-9660 to reserve a table for this show.
Fri
8
River Market Dist.
Jul 8, 2016 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Free
The life of this party is our original historical exhibit, our historic grounds – a preserved remnant of Little Rock’s oldest neighborhood, saved from demolition by museum founder Louise Loughborough and opened to the public 75 years ago in July.
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