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).

Sep
Tue
27
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.
Tue
27
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.
Tue
27
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.
Tue
27
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.
Tue
27
River Market Dist.
Today thru Sep 30, 2016 Free
To highlight local visual arts and artists, ACANSA presents a “pop-up” gallery! Opening on Little Rock’s second Friday Art Walk at the Concordia Galley in the Butler Center, the gallery will display works from local galleries and artists.
Tue
27
Downtown
Today 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.
Wed
28
River Market Dist.
Sep 28, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Free
On Wednesday nights in April and September, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., music lovers come together to enjoy live jazz and support Little Rock’s own musicians.
Wed
28
West Little Rock
Sep 28, 2016 thru Oct 1, 2016 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM $10.00 -$15.00
Doug takes Comedy Hypnosis to the next level by creating a show that is different from all of the rest. He adds in his quick wit and spot on impressions to make the show fun from beginning to end.
Wed
28
Midtown
Sep 28, 2016 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM $5 members, $8 non members
Swing dancing every Wednesday night at the LRBC
Thu
29
Southwest
Sep 29, 2016 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM $40 per person
Proceeds benefit Arkansas Hospice at this event reflecting the sights and sounds of an old-fashioned state fair. Highlights will include music by the B-Flats and Craig O'Neill as Master of Ceremonies.
Thu
29
Downtown
Sep 29, 2016 thru Oct 1, 2016 7:30 PM $16 Adults // $12 Students & Seniors // $2 Thursday Discount
A 19 year old has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. It looks like an open and shut case until one of the jurors begins opens the others’ eyes. Tempers get short, arguments grow heated, and the jurors become 12 angry men.
Thu
29
Downtown
Sep 29, 2016 9:00 PM $10 Advance - $12 Day Of
Steve Moakler Live at Stickeyz
Thu
29
Downtown
Sep 29, 2016 thru Oct 1, 2016 $75 per person
Little Rock Bop Club's annual 3 day swing dance event, 24th year
Thu
29
Heights
Sep 29, 2016 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!
Thu
29
Downtown
Sep 29, 2016 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM Free for AAC Members, $10 for non-members
Witness the evolution of denim as seen through the lens of today's street fashion. By shining a spotlight on people in public spaces, we can trace a dynamic and fantastic story of denim today.
Fri
30
River Market Dist.
Sep 30, 2016 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Hundreds of Little Rock’s most impassioned TEDx enthusiasts will come together on Friday, September 29th, 2016 for the 2nd Annual TEDxMarkhamSt Conference, a day of networking and dialogue around the theme "New Beginnings".
Fri
30
River Market Dist.
Sep 30, 2016 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM $15 for adults $10 for kids 12 and under
A fun family event with live music to raise awareness for childhood cancer.
Fri
30
River Market Dist.
Sep 30, 2016 6:00 PM
Each year Rockin’ the Bald will honor a local childhood cancer survivor, our very own Rock Star. This year we honor Kaden Peebles, age 17, a childhood cancer survivor.
Fri
30
Downtown
Sep 30, 2016 7:00 PM $12.50 General Ticket, $10 AAC Member Price, $10 per person in groups of 10 or more
Who hasn’t had a day like Alexander’s—a day when everything that happens is “Just not fair!”
Oct
Sat
1
Downtown
Oct 1, 2016 10:30 PM
Stick around after the performance for drinks and look for members of the cast to make an appearance in Foster’s. Ticket not required.
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