Ongoing Events

A calendar filled with fun

No matter the season, Little Rock offers residents and visitors a wide variety of events and performances that truly set the city apart. From classical music to classic street rods – get out and discover the best of Little Rock.


Arkansas Symphony Orchestra season      
The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra performs more than thirty concerts at the historic Robinson Center Music Hall each year, including concerts within the Stella Boyle Smith Masterworks Series, the ACXIOM Super Pops LIVE! Series, the River Rhapsodies Chamber Series, and numerous special events. Its resident ensembles include the Quapaw Quartet, the Rockefeller Quartet, the Sturgis Quartet, the ASO Arts Partners and the Arkansas Symphony Youth Orchestras. For more information about the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra visit the Web site at or call (501) 666-1761.  


Broadway Season with Celebrity Attractions
         
Dedicated to bringing Broadway and more to Little Rock for the past 25 years, Celebrity Attractions is a presenter and producer of national touring plays across the southwest and midwest. Celebrity Attractions, in association with local partnerships, is pleased to present annually the touring Broadway Series at the Historic Robinson Center Music Hall.  Past shows have included The Wizard of Oz, Little House on the Prairie, Cats, Mama Mia, Rent, Movin’ Out, Hairspray, and more. For more information visit CelebrityAttractions.com



2nd FridayArt Night
                   
The second Friday of each month, galleries, museums and businesses in downtown Little Rock are open after hours from 5-8 PM and highlight the cultural opportunities downtown and in the River Market District. This unique gallery walk includes the state's only historical museum with gallery space devoted to local artists, a public library that oversees and curates retail and exhibition galleries, and private galleries. For more information visit the 2nd Friday Art Night Facebook page.  


The Rep
Founded in 1976, the Arkansas Repertory Theatre is the state’s largest non-profit professional theatre company. A member of the League of Resident Theatres (LORT D), The Rep has produced more than 300 productions including 40 world premieres on its 354-seat MainStage and 99-seat black box SecondStage located in its historic building in downtown Little Rock. Arkansas Repertory Theatre exists to create a diverse body of theatrical work of the highest artistic standards. With a focus on dramatic storytelling that illuminates the human journey, The Rep entertains, engages and enriches local and regional audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

Hillcrest Shop and Sip
Hillcrest Shop and Sip Hillcrest Shop and Sip is a family filled neighborhood event that takes place the first Thursday of each month. Spearheaded by the Hillcrest Merchants Association, all the local shops, restaurants, and venues are open after hours until 9pm with discounted prices, promotions, appetizers and drinks. Have fun strolling the sidewalks, listening to local bands, window shopping, browsing the stores or relaxing on the promenade. This event is sure to have you coming back each month.  




Farmers’ Market
                       
Every Tuesday and Saturday during May through October, the River Market Pavilions become an oasis for farm-fresh produce, flowers and local arts and crafts. The market is open from early morning until mid-afternoon. For more information about vendors and produce visit the Web site or call (501) 375-2552.





Movies in the Park
   
Each Wednesday night in June and July, visitors to the Riverfront Park's First Security Amphitheater relax with friends and family and take in a free movie on the big screen. This free movie event features amphitheater seating available on a first-come  basis, and families are invited to bring blankets and chairs and camp out on the grass. For more information visit the website at MoviesInTheParkLR.net.
May
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West Little Rock
Today thru Oct 30, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM $20 - $45; Session Days & Times Vary (check our webiste calendar ); Reservations Required
An entertaining social painting experience that's fun for the whole family, ages 6 to Adult. Bring your favorite snack foods and come paint your own masterpiece. Step by step instructions provided by our skilled artists. No art experience required.
Sat
27
Downtown
Today thru Dec 31, 2018 Free
The Old State House Museum is pleased to announce that its latest exhibit, “Cabinet of Curiosities: Treasures from the University of Arkansas Museum Collection,” opens to the public on March 11.
Sat
27
River Market Dist.
Today thru Jul 23, 2017 Regular Admission
Xtreme BUGS is a larger-than-life experience with animatronic bugs – including a honey bee, a praying mantis, ants, and many more – which will soon be marching, flying, and crawling into the Clinton Center.
Sat
27
Downtown
Today thru Aug 27, 2017 General Admission is $10, Students, Seniors, and Military are $8.
Inspired by discarded and found mid-century photographs, Strause’s series touches on themes of transcendence, hope, and transformation.
Sat
27
Midtown
Today thru May 28, 2017 $8-$12
The Host of The World series of Comedy. Joe’s show is unlike “other” comedy shows , he brings his unique style of comedy to the stage.
Sat
27
Downtown
Today 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM 20
A picture is worth 1,000 words — what about a song? Can a picture inspire a song or fifteen? In 35mm, each photo creates an unique song, moments frozen in time; a glimmer of a life unfolding, a glimpse of something happening.
Sat
27
Southwest
Today thru May 28, 2017 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Free
Outlets of Little Rock (www.outletsoflittlerock.com) Arkansas’ only outlet shopping center, has announced the center’s second annual Sidewalk Sale to be held Memorial Day Weekend, May 26 - 29, 2017.
Wed
31
Downtown
May 31, 2017 thru Jun 25, 2017 $30-$65
Prepare ye the way for this irresistible, groundbreaking rock musical that blends the Gospel According to St. Matthew with an unbridled sense of joyous play.
Wed
31
Midtown
May 31, 2017 thru Jun 3, 2017
At the age of 3, Bostonian baby Warren had a dream that he was in a Scooby Doo cartoon…he woke up with the desire to be “in” the TV!
Jun
Thu
1
River Market Dist.
Jun 1, 2017 thru Jun 4, 2017 $40, plus fees
Riverfest is back for its 40th year, presented by Oaklawn Racing & Gaming! Come celebrate with us June 1-4, 2017 in the heart of downtown Little Rock with a rockin' lineup and some local food and vendors.
Wed
7
Central Arkansas
Jun 7, 2017 thru Jun 10, 2017
One of the top comedians in the world!
Fri
9
Various Locations
Jun 9, 2017 thru Jun 11, 2017
For one weekend only, June 9-11, Central Arkansas favorites have joined together to bring you discounts and specials. Arkansas Family Fun Days is back for its third year
Mon
12
West Little Rock
Jun 12, 2017 thru Jun 16, 2017 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM $50 per session or $40 Early Bird Special; Reservations required in advance
Our Little Brushes Kids Camps at Pinot's Palette Little Rock are designed to bring out the inner artist in your child!
Tue
13
Downtown
Jun 13, 2017 thru Jun 15, 2017
This year we are excited to combine the Miss Arkansas Pageant and the Miss Arkansas’ Outstanding Teen Pageant preliminary competitions for the first time in our pageant’s history.
Mon
19
Downtown
Jun 19, 2017 thru Jun 25, 2017
Competitors, coaches and champions from around the world converge on Little Rock during the 2017 ATA World Expo. This year's event features rank testing and promotion, training, and tournament competition and much more!
Wed
21
Downtown
Jun 21, 2017 thru Jun 25, 2017
It began as one man's story... became everyone's music... and is now Broadway's musical. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy's journey from featherweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul!
Fri
23
Downtown
Jun 23, 2017 thru Jul 16, 2017 7:30 PM $20 adults, $16 for students and seniors (65+)
The Weekend Theater kicks off its 25th anniversary season with the classic musical Annie, running June 23-July 16.
Fri
30
Downtown
Jun 30, 2017 thru Jul 1, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM $50
The 2017 Miss High School America, Miss Collegiate America Pageant and Miss Junior High School America Pageant~ June 30-July 1
Oct
Fri
13
Downtown
Oct 13, 2017
Winner of six Tony® Awards including Best Musical, this inspirational story follows a struggling shoe factory owner who works to turn his business around with the help from Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos.
Thu
26
North Little Rock
Oct 26, 2017 thru Oct 29, 2017
Cirque du Soleil is thrilled to venture into uncharted territory with its brand new creation, Cirque du Soleil Crystal, exploring the artistic attributes of ice for the very first time.
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