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.
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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.
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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.
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West Little Rock
Today thru Jul 28, 2017 1:00 PM - 10:00 AM FREE
Arthritis Foundation camps provide a safe and secure camp experience for children and teens with juvenile arthritis and childhood rheumatic diseases.
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River Market Dist.
Today 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.
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SoMa
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.
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River Market Dist.
Today thru Sep 10, 2017 $10 adults, $8 ages 1-12, 1 and under are free
When cutting-edge science and engineering join forces to assist the human body, the possibilities for improving day-to-day lives are endless!
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Southwest
Today thru Aug 9, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Free
Outlets of Little Rock s pleased to announce Story Time each Wednesday, this summer at Book Warehouse from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26 and August 2 and 9, 2017.
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River Market Dist.
Today thru Aug 30, 2017 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Free, donations to Big Rock Outreach are encouraged
The Little Rock Farmers' Market and Big Rock Yoga present a very special yoga series every Saturday of the farmers' market season. Donations to "Big Rock Outreach" are encouraged.
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Various Locations
Jul 31, 2017 thru Aug 5, 2017 Free - $60
A Triple Threat! Experience the sensational sounds and smooth jazz of critically-acclaimed, award-winning national recording artists Lao Tizer, Chieli Minucci,and Karen Briggs during APME's Signature Annual Scholarship Fundraiser, July 31- Aug. 5
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West Little Rock
Aug 11, 2017 thru Aug 12, 2017 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM FREE ACCESS TO TRADE SHOW/ $99 FOR CLASSES AND PRESENTATIONS
Learn. Interact. Inspire. Grow. We are very excited to announce our 5th Annual Photo Expo in Little Rock, August 11-12, 2017. If you love photography, then don't miss this incredible event.
Oct
Fri
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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.
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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.
Nov
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Downtown
Nov 29, 2017 thru Dec 3, 2017
Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony® Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISÉRABLES, direct from an acclaimed two-and-a-half-year return to Broadway.
Mar
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Downtown
Mar 2, 2018 thru Mar 4, 2018
Join us for the 16th Annual Little Rock Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and Little Rockers Kids Marathon on March 3-4, 2018 in Downtown Little Rock.
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Downtown
Mar 16, 2018 thru Mar 18, 2018
DIRTY DANCING – THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing.
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Wed
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Downtown
Apr 18, 2018 thru May 6, 2018
Giraffes strut. Birds swoop. Gazelles leap. The entire Serengeti comes to life as never before. As the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist. This is Disney’s THE LION KING, making its Arkansas premiere at Robinson Performance Hall!
May
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Downtown
May 29, 2018 thru Jun 3, 2018
BEAUTIFUL—The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with husband Gerry Goffin, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history.
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