Riverfest Fast Facts:
Dates: May 23-25
Admission: $40 ($20 in advance until May 15, $25 online); buy tickets online.
Shuttle Info from Riverfest (shuttles are the best way to get to the fest)
For just $4 ($3 with a non-perishable food item to benefit the Arkansas Foodbank) roundtrip, you can ride the Riverfest Shuttle from Riverfest bus stops located in Little Rock on the east side of War Memorial Stadium/AT&T Field at the corner of West Markham and Fair Park (near the Little Rock Zoo) or 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.
Sheryl Crow, Gaelic Storm, Better than Ezra, Bone Thugs’n’Harmony, Macy Gray and Galactic, Jake Owen. See the entire lineup.
Where can you choose between dozens of bands, eat great food, peruse art, watch fireworks and entertain the kids for $40 or less? Arkansas’s Riverfest of course! Celebrate the summer every year on Memorial Day weekend.
The reason most people go to Riverfest is the music. Riverfest has 6 stages, and sometimes headline acts compete on stages on different ends of the festival. It’s always hard to decide which one to see. They also have a stages for kids and a cultural stage.
Riverfest has food for all tastes. You can get festival favorites like funnel cakes, polish sausage, corn dogs, chicken on a stick and pizza and less traditional eats like egg rolls, jalapeno burgers, catfish, gyros and Yarnell’s ice cream.
Local artists and national artist come together to show their work at Riverfest. Not only will they display their art, several will construct their art before your eyes. Caricaturists, potters and painters will be on hand to demonstrate their craft. Jewelers, crafters, painters, potters, toy craftsman, glass blowers, and more will have their wares on display for purchase.
There will be many demonstrations and activities for children & families. Two stages are set up specifically for family friendly entertainment. Clowns will be roaming the fest (some with balloon animals) and there are normally areas specially designated for kids to play.