Riverfest: Everything You Need to Know About the State's Biggest Music and Arts Fest

by Lauren James  on Thursday, May. 22, 2014 8:00 am  

Fireworks on the Arkansas River in Riverfront Park above First Security Amphitheater. (Photo by Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau)

In addition to awesome music and attractions, you'll stay full with all of the great food and drink options. From funnel cakes and barbeque to pizza, slushies and more, there is plenty of options! See what you can expect here.


Quantities are limited for advance tickets, so the public is encouraged to act fast. Click here for a list of Walgreens store locations selling this year's tickets. Tickets are also on sale online here for $35. Three-day passes will be available at the gate for $40.

Special Deals

Talk about deal! The Museum of Discovery and Clinton Presidential Center are offering visitors special deals on Memorial Day Weekend. Both major River Market attractions will offer $5 admission all weekend – Friday-Monday for the Clinton Center and Saturday-Monday for the museum, which will be closed Friday (May 23). Also, for Clinton Center, Clinton Museum Store and Museum of Discovery patrons not attending Riverfest, there will be free parking and a free round-trip shuttle from the designed lot located between 4th and 5th streets and Collins Street to each of the attractions. Get more information here!

Hours of Operation

  • Friday: 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Saturday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Need-to-Know Info


A $4 round-trip shuttle ride ($2 if you bring a non-perishable food item for Arkansas Foodbank) will take festival-goers to Riverfest from the east side of War Memorial Stadium at Markham and in North Litte Rock at the parking lot at Lakewood Middle School, 2300 Lakeview Road (behind Target on McCain). The War Memorial shuttle will deliver and pick up at the Main Gateway in Little Rock; the North Little Rock shuttle will deliver and pick up at the Clinton Presidential Center Gateway at 3rd and Kumpuris. There is no charge for the return trip. Most shuttles are wheelchair accessible.

*Or, if you live close to downtown and are considering riding your bike, you're in luck this year! New this year: Bobby's Bike Hike - Little Rock Tours & Rentals is sponsoring a valet service for bicycle riders during Riverfest hours. Ride your bike, park it at Bobby's Bike Hike, 400 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, get a claim ticket, enjoy Riverfest, come back to claim your bike and ride home. Cool!


RiverMoney is the currency that will be used at the festival and is non-refundable. RiverMoney must be used for all festival purchases except souvenir items and some artwork. Checks are not accepted. RiverMoney may be purchased at any Arvest RiverBank located throughout the site!



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