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Eureka Springs Events


This is always something to do in Eureka Springs!  There are festivals, events, concerts, shows, car shows, art shows, gallery walks, shopping, great restaurants, and holiday specials.  Here is a calendar of events.  For more information, check out the Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce website (www.eurekaspringschamber.com ).

FebruaryBack to Top

6th

Eureka Gras Day Parade- 2pm

6th

Mayor's Ball at the Basin Park Hotel at 7 p.m. For tickets and more information call 479-253-8737. Melonlight proudly partners with the Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce to host the hottest Mardi Gras event of the season featuring New Orleans traditions with a Hollywood twist. Show up ready for the red carpet and walk the runway for the Mask Walk Off - awards given for three categories: Sexiest, Funniest and Avant Garde. Be fabulous and dress in the colors of the evening: black, silver, gold, and red. Enjoy DJ Testube featuring live vocalist Opal Agafia and mysterious performances by Melonlight Dance Ensemble. Dance Floor. Pool Hall. 2nd Line Runway. Red Carpet Photo Op. Cocktails (Cash Bar). Hor D'oeuvres. Beads. Fashion. Fun.  Tickets $35 in advance / $40 at the door

7th

Jazz Brunch at 11:30 a.m. at the Crescent Hotel. Bring your umbrellas. Reservations recommended

9th

Saint “Lizbeth’s King Cake Ball and Dinner on Fat Tuesday Night at 6:00 p.m. at Saint Elizabeth’s Parish Center at 232 Passion Play Road.

13th

Chocolate Lovers’ Festival in the Convention Center at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks. Festivities start at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information call theEureka Springs Chamber of Commerce 479-253-8737 or visit www.eurekachocfest.org & www.facebook.com/pages/Chocolate-Lovers-Festival-of-Eureka-Springs

18th

479-253-7444.

Poetluck is a potluck dinner and literary salon held the third Thursday of every month, year around at the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow in Eureka Springs. Poetluck starts at 6:30 pm. For more information call Linda Caldwell at 479-253-7444.

12th

St. Patrick's Day Parade, 2pm-3m. The 21st Annual Eureka Springs St. Patrick's Day Parade steps off at 2pm down Spring & Main Streets in downtown Eureka Springs. Wear your green and join the fun. Visitwww.StPaddy.ureeka.orgfor more information or a parade entry form.

13th

You’ve Got Talent, 2pm-5pm.  Talent competition and fund raiser for junior and senior high school student scholarships presented by the Carroll County Music Group.  Performers in all genres of music from across NW Arkansas.  Contact Jim Swiggart  swig@cox.net for more info.  Tickets available at the door.

15th-18th

Eureka Springs into Music Festival.

18th

Into Music Festival, 7:30pm-9:30pm.  Classical music is coming back to Eureka Springs.  The Auditorium is the venue for this fabulous classical event.  For more info about this event visitwww.eurekaspringsintomusic.com.

19th


34th Annual Victorian Classic Road Race.  10K run/2 Mile Fun Run and Walk.  Host hotel is the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks where races begin and end.  Put on by the Eureka Springs Rotary Club with proceeds going to benefit local charities and/or benefit.  Contact: Patsy Miller 479-981-3065.  See us on Facebook/Victorian Classic or www.EurekaRotary.org under the subtitle “Victorian Classic”.





1st-3rd

Spring Diversity Weekend.  The GLBT Community and friends celebrate in Eureka Springs.  For more information and a schedule of events visit www.outineureka.com.

8th - 10th

29th Annual UFO Conference is coming back to Eureka Springs bringing thought provoking new information about the other worlds around us.  For registration and full schedule of events please visithttp://www.ozarkufoconference.com.

9th

2nd Saturday Music Series, 7pm-8pm.  Free concert in Basin Spring Park with the great American blues artist John Hammond, 7pm don’t miss the fun!

14th-17th

40th Annual Springtime in the Ozarks, visit www.nwarkaa.org for more information.

15th-16th

12th Annual Carving in the Ozarks, April 15 @ 8:00 am - April 16 @ 5:00 pm.  Eureka’s one and only chainsaw carving festival!  The carving begins on Friday morning and continues throughout the day.  Watch these carvings materialize before your very eyes.  Auction Saturday @ 4:00PM.  For more information on our 2016 festival visit our website @ www.carvingintheozarks.com.

15th-16th

Eureka Springs Indie Film Festival Special Screening

23rd

Cats at the Castle Dinner. Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge Board of Directors and staff members host a special fundraising dinner at the Castle at Rogue's Manor. All proceeds will benefit the refuge. Come celebrate the Big Cats of Turpentine Creek with fine dining and breathtaking views. For more information visit www.turpentinecreek.org or email tigers@turpentinecreek.org.

29th-30th

800-6EUREKA

Spring Yards & Yards of Yard Sales.  Bargains galore all around town.  Maps will be available @ various locations around town.  For more info call 800-6EUREKA or visitwww.eurekaspringschamber.com.

1st-31st

May Festival of the Arts, 2016 details TBD.  Our month long celebration of the ARTS in Eureka Springs. This will be our 29th annual May Festival.  It will feature dozens of special exhibits, artist’s receptions and demonstrations, free music in Basin Spring Park, gallery strolls every Saturday evening, & best of all—-the annual White Street Studio Walk.  For more complete information and schedule of events visit: www.eurekaspringsfestivalofthearts.com.

6th

800-882-7529

Great Passion Play-2016 Opening Night, 8:30pm-10:30pm.  Come and join us for the opening night of our 2016 season.  Visit www. greatpassionplay.com or call 800-882-7529 for full schedule and ticket and package information.

6th-7th




The Art of Quilting, May 6 @ 9:00 am - May 7 @ 4:00 pm.  Come to Eureka for Mother’s Day and May Festival of the Arts and enjoy The Art of Quilting.  Eureka! Quilters will present a Quilt Show with more than 150 quilts on display, special exhibits and demonstrations with our featured “Treasures”- locally well-known teachers & quilters.  Shop with our vendors, buy chances to win our “Opportunity Quilt”, and other goodies. This a wonderful addition to your 2016 Mother’s Day weekend! Contact Margy at thousandpinesmargy@gmail.com for more info.

7th

ArtRageous Parade

8th

Mother’s Day Brunch at the Crescent Hotel in the Crystal Ballroom from 10am to 2pm.  Reservation recommended by calling 479-253-9652.

8th


John Two-Hawks’ Mother’s Day Concert, 2pm-4pm.  Annual Mothers’ Day Concert featuring John-Two Hawks.  Mothers get in FREE!  2:00PM
Tickets available at the door or online @ johntwohawks.com.

12th

Eureka Springs Indie Film Festival:  Human Rights Are & Film Fest Special Screening of ‘Peace in the Valley’

14th


2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll, 6pm-9-pm.  The downtown galleries open their doors from 6-9PM with special shows and artist’s receptions.   Complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres served along your stroll.  For more information visit www.artofeurekasprings.com

14th

Ozarks Chorale, 7pm-9-pm.  Spring concert by the Ozarks Chorale at The Auditorium. Tickets available at the door.  For more information visit www.theozarkschorale.org.

15th

Annual Books in Bloom Literary Festival, 12noon-5pm, at the Crescent Hotel.   Visitwww.booksinbloom.org for details and more information.

21th

Eureka Springs Music Park – Rhythm in the Park – New percussion instrument installation

2nd-4th

Master Gardeners Weekend.  2016 state wide conference details TBD.

11th

2nd Saturday Music Series, 5pm-7pm.  FREE live music in Basin Spring Park.

11th

2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll, 6pm-9pm.  The downtown galleries open their doors from 6-9PM with special showings and artist’s receptions.  Complimentary wine & hors d’oeuvres served along your stroll through historic downtown.  For more information visit www.artofeurekasprings.com.

16th-19th

Eureka Springs Blues Weekend.  Details TBA.  For more information visitwww.EurekaSpringsBlues.com

17th

Opera in the Ozarks.  Opera in the Ozarks opens it’s 66th season at Inspiration Point.  For information on full schedule of dates, times, venues and tickets visit www.opera.org or call 479-253-8595.

19th

Father’s Day Picnic  at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. Visit www.turpentinecreek.org for more information

9th

2nd Saturday Music Series, 5pm-7pm.  FREE live music in Basin Spring Park.

9th

2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll, 6pm-9pm.  The downtown galleries open their doors from 6-9PM with special showings and artist’s receptions.  Complimentary wine & hors d’oeuvres served along your stroll through historic downtown.  For more information visit www.artofeurekasprings.com.

AugustBack to Top

5th-6th

Summer Diversity Weekend.  The GLBT Community and friends celebrate in Eureka Springs.  For more information and a schedule of events visit www.outineureka.com.

5th-6th

Annual Yards & Yards of Yard Sales, August 6 @ 8:00 am - August 7 @ 5:00 pm.  Looking for a bargain or a special treasure?  This is your weekend.  Yard sales all around town.  Pick up a map at the Chamber of Commerce and many other locations.  Visit www.eurekaspringschamber.com for more info.

11th-14th

Beading in the Ozarks.  Beading in the Ozarks @ Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center.  Nationally known bead artists from around the US will be teaching classes and workshops.  Information and registration online at www.beadingintheozarks.com or call Jeannine Rainone at  469-450-3723.  2016 details TBD.

12th-14th


5th Annual Eureka Multi-Sport Event.  Participants for this 3 day, four event festival can enter individual events or take “The Eurekan” Challenge.  Events include swimming, biking, and foot racing.  This is a great event for the “weekend warrior” or the serious athlete.  For full schedule of events and registration info available on www.eurekasportsvestival.com.

13th

2nd Saturday Music Series, 5pm-7pm.  FREE live music in Basin Spring Park.

13th

2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll, 6pm-9pm.  Special monthly evening gallery stroll through the streets of Downtown Eureka Springs.  Galleries present special artists’ showings and demonstrations.  Light refreshments and wine served in participating shops & galleries.

18th

Annual Bluegrass Festival.  2016 details TBD.  Mr. Big’s Bluegrass Family Reunion is back Thursday August 18th-20th, 2016.  Thursday, August 18th join us for the Watermelon Social in Basin Spring Park from 7pm-8:30pm.  Bring your instruments and join in the pickin’.  Watermelon & water provided by the Eureka Springs CAPC.  Friday, August 19th enjoy free music in Basin Spring Park from noon until 5pm.  Friday’s performance at the Eureka Springs Auditorium begins at 7pm.   Saturday, August 20th enjoy more free music in the park at noon.  Saturday’s performance at The Auditorium begins at 7pm.

TBA

Eureka Springs Indie Film Festival:  Human Rights Art & Film Fest

25th-28th

Deadhead Productions Presents ‘Phunkberry Music Festival’ @ The Farm.  More information atwww.phunkberry.com 

31st-Sep 3rd

Banjo Rally.  Annual banjo rally held in Eureka Springs since 1975.  Ron Hinkle will be this year’s headliners.  For full schedule see website.

SeptemberBack to Top

1st

PM.  Bring a lawn chair and your favorite cold drink.  For more information Free Banjo Rally at Kettle Campground, Cabins, and RV Park @ 6:30 call 479.253.9100. 

8th

Crescent Jazz Lawn Party.  Kickoff Jazz Eureka with a Great Gatsby-style jazz lawn party at the Crescent Fountain Garden on Thurs, 9/8 from 7pm-10pm.  Grab your costumes, lawn chairs and dance away under the stars in the Crescent Fountain Garden with live music from “The Crescent City Combo”  $10 per person/purchase at door or online.  Cash Bar Available.  Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on.  Purchase tickets in advance at reserveeureka.com or purchase day of at the entrance.  479-253-9766

9th-10th

46th Annual Festival will bring hundreds of vintage, classic autos to compete for prizes and trophies.  Parade @ 11:00AM followed by viewing of the cars @ Pine Mountain Village.

11th

Finish Jazz Weekend with a Crescent Jazz Sunday Brunch.  Live Music and Dancing.  $24.95 per person with complimentary champagne.  Brunch served from 10am-2pm.  Reservations recommended by calling 479-253-9652.  www.crescenthotel.comore information.

OctoberBack to Top

6th-9th

26th Annual Eureka Springs Corvette Weekend.  Visit www.eurekaspringscorvette.org for more information.

13th-16th

Deadhead Productions Presents ‘Hillberry Music Festival’ at The Farm.  More information atwww.hillberry.com.

20th-22nd

Voices from the Silent City features costumed guided historical tours at the Eureka Springs Municipal Cemetery located on Hwy. 62 East.

28th-29th

Voices from the Silent City features costumed guided historical tours at the Eureka Springs Municipal Cemetery located on Hwy. 62 East.

29th

5th Annual Eureka Springs Zombie Crawl, a benefit for the Flint Street Food Bank.  Visit EurekaZombies.com for more info!

NovemberBack to Top

17th-19th

Eureka Springs Artist Studio Tour

24th

Thanksgiving Day Feast at the Crescent Hotel.  Join Us this Thanksgiving at the Historic 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa.  We will be serving a Thanksgiving Breakfast in the Conservatory from 8am-10am.  $9.95 per person Thanksgiving Feast in the Crescent Ballroom will be from 11am-4pm.  $27.95 per person.  Please call for reservation: 479-253-9766.  www.crescenthotel.com

DecemberBack to Top

1st-31st

Eureka Springs Christmas Forest.  The formal garden area atop Crescent Mountain will be illuminated with more than two dozen Christmas trees decorated by local charities as a fundraiser for each.  Visitors can stroll throughout the grounds and choose which one they think is best!  Admission is free.  For more information go to www.christmasatthecrescent.com

3rd-9th

16th Annual Christmas at the Crescent Week.  Arriving at the doorstep of the delightfully decorated Historic Hotel of America, guests are swept in by the jubilant breeze of Christmas and can enjoy a weeklong of Christmas activities at the Crescent Hotel.  For more information visitwww.christmasatthecrescent.com

31st

Swing the New Year-Upscale, Decadent, & Sexy.  Pairing the excited energy of New Year’s Eve with the classy elegance of the old school 1940’s supper club era, The Crescent Hotel & Spa is the new tradition of celebration on New Years Eve.  Live music, dancing and a four-course meal with a champagne toast of midnight.  For reservations please call 479-253-9766 or visit www.crescenthotel.com