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LGBTQ+

If you're big on love, you're big on Little Rock

See Little Rock the way locals do: a dynamic and diverse city that welcomes its LGBTQ+ visitors and residents alike. Expand your perspective with the city’s arts scene or explore the city’s historic attractions and outdoor offerings Grab your helmet and pedal any of the city’s 1,200 miles of cycling tails, and when you’re done, settle in for a meal in one our incredible restaurants.




Annual and Biennial Events

Central Arkansas Pride
Central Arkansas Pride Fest, October 15, 2022

Held annually in October, Central Arkansas Pride Fest is a celebration of love, community, and individuality. The day includes a parade through downtown Little Rock and a festival featuring local artists, drag performers, musicians, and vendors.



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The Kaleidoscope LGBTQ+ Film Festival

Kaleidoscope is a celebration of LGBTQ+ films, filmmakers, and stories with a mission to provide innovative and unique programming that will engage the hearts and minds of audiences in Arkansas and across the south. Kaleidoscope celebrates the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community and filmmakers and showcases the power of film to transform the lives and opinions of those both inside and outside the LGBTQ+ community.



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Diamond State Rodeo

Save a horse, ride a…well, a horse at the Diamond State Rodeo. Typically held every other spring, the Diamond State Rodeo carries on the long tradition of LGBTQ horsemanship in Arkansas and the south. The event takes place at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds and features classes, a mechanical bull, vendors, and a designated “kids zone” for the cowboys and cowgirls in the making.



Want to know more about the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau's commitment to equality? You can read our equity statement here.

LGBTQ Owned Businesses+

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LGBTQ+ Nightlife

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Your Guide to Little Rock's Best Holiday Shopping

Posted on December 02, 2022
With sprawling malls, the state’s only outlet mall, and dozens of unique boutiques, there’s a shopping scene for every taste. Here’s your guide to all the must-see shopping hot spots in Little Rock. Read More
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Little Rock's 6 Best Bike Trails for Beginners

Posted on November 17, 2022
Whether it's your first time on a bike in a while, or even if you're still riding with training wheels, these six trails will show you what riding in Little Rock is all about. Read More
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Little Rock's Best Live Music Venues

Posted on November 03, 2022
Little Rock is a city that loves to let loose and lets its hair down, especially while listening to live music. Of course, there are larger venues where headlining acts perform, such as the River Concerts series at the First Security Amphitheater and Robinson Center, home to Broadway shows and rocking concerts, but what about the small, more intimate venues around town? Read More