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.

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.

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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10 Can't Miss Events at the Six Bridges Book Festival

Posted on September 19, 2022
The Six Bridges Book Festival is back October 20–30! Named for the six bridges that connect the downtowns of Little Rock and North Little Rock, the festival bridges communities and brings people together. The 11-day event celebrates reading, literacy, stories, and wordsmithing. Here are 10 events that every booklover should plan to attend. Read More
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The Top 5 Family-Friendly Things to Do in Little Rock

Posted on September 06, 2022
Little Rock is the perfect destination for every member of the family. From fun attractions to hands-on, in-the-moment activities, the city is full of family-friendly activities. Whether you’re the kind of family that wants to eat your way across Arkansas’s capital, or you’d rather grab your bike helmet and see the city on two wheels, here are some of Little Rock’s most family-friendly activities. Read More
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Jazz In the Park Returns this September

Posted on August 19, 2022
Jazz in the Park returns on Wednesday, Saturday 7 in the east River Market Pavilion, just behind the Ottenheimer Market Hall at 400 President Clinton Avenue. Little Rock’s favorite jazz night will feature some of the city’s best local Jazz and R&B groups. Read More