9 Music, Arts, and Culture Festivals to Check Out This May in Arkansas
May will bring a variety of celebrations and festivals across Arkansas. Here are nine to discover.
May Day in central Arkansas
This day celebrates areas of the state in area code 501. Events, as well as offers and discounts, will take place throughout the region.
501 Festival 2022
May 1 at 1301 Main Street, Little Rock
One of the biggest 501 Day celebrations, 501 Fest will feature live music, food, vendors, kids’ activities and more.
Mountain View Iris Festival
May 6-7 at 1108 Gaylor Street, Mountain View
Enjoy music, dancing, and shopping while admiring the best iris blooms Arkansas has to offer.
Crawdad Days Festival
May 20-22 at 1400 Fairgrounds Road, Harrison
Eat crawdads and enjoy other entertainment at this festival, including vendors, a show and more.
Cowboy Music and Arts Festival
May 20-21 at 1032 Park Ave., Mountain View
This festival will celebrate the songs and stories of the American cowboy and feature Southern-style artisans, gardens and cuisine.
Magnolia Blossom Festival
May 20-21 at 211 W. Main St., Magnolia
This festival will feature the 32nd annual World Steak Cook-off Championship, an art exhibit, live music and more.
Kaleidoscope LGBTQ+ Film Festival
May 19-22 at the Argenta Community Theatre, 405 Main St., North Little Rock
Discover short and feature films created by and about members of the LGBTQ community during this festival, and enjoy some social events.
May 21 at Riverfront Park, 120 Riverfront Park Drive, North Little Rock
This music and arts festival will feature Randy Houser as the headliner, along with several supporting acts. There will also be vendors, food and games for all ages.
The Pulaski County Fair
May 25-29 at Riverfront Park, 120 Riverfront Park Drive, North Little Rock
Returning for a second year after a multi-year hiatus, the Pulaski County Fair will offer everything fairgrounds are famous for: rides, games, live music and fry-up.