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January

January 9
11th Annual Kings Day Mardi Gras Kick Off at the Rowdy Beaver Restaurant and Tavern at 5:00 p.m.  Open to the general public.  King and Queen and members of the Royal Court consisting of Dukes and Duchesses are introduced.  Free food and music for anyone masked or in costume.  King Cakes served for dessert.  2016 theme: Hooray for Hollywood.

January 10
BEER CAN & BREWERIANA COLLECTORS Vic Olson Memorial Show 9am-3pm at the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center  www.ARBEERCLUB.com Brewery Collectibles Club of America www.BCCA.com

January 21
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.

January 21-24
The Ozark Mountain Music Festival is a celebration of Indie Folk music held annually at the Basin Park Hotel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  With bands often celebrated at such major festivals as Wakarusa or Harvest Fest, the Basin Park Hotel has invited festival goers to come camp inside on a chilly January Weekend with some hot music and great memories.
View Lineup & Tickets here: http://www.ozarkmountainmusicfestival.com

January 23
The 2nd Annual Eureka Springs Historical Museum’s Garage Sale in the Convention Center on Saturday, January 23rd from 9AM-5PM.  Come find a treasure! Tables and booths available for rent on limited basis.  Set up will be Friday, January 22nd from 5-8PM and Saturday the 23rd from 7-9AM. Admission proceeds will go to the Eureka Springs Historical Museum.
Call Kindra at 479-253-9768 Ext. 602 or email kindra@innoftheozarks.com for info and to reserve your spot.

January 23
Taste of N' Awlins at the Grand Central Hotel. 1pm-3pm. For more information call 479-253-6756.

January 30
Eureka Gras Light & Sound Parade. 6pm

January 30
Black Light Ball.
Visitors are welcome to attend this Sexy, Artistic, & Fun event in a stylish underground space with Black Light Paint, Models, Music & More at Grotto Wood Fired Grill & Wine Cave. 8pm. Tickets are $25. Buy tickets here
www.reserveeureka.com/attractions/blacklightball

 

 

 

 

February

February 6
Eureka Gras Day Parade- 2pm

February 6
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
 

February 7
Jazz Brunch at 11:30 a.m. at the Crescent Hotel—Bring your umbrellas. Reservations recommended

February 9
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.

February 13
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 the Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce 479-253-8737 or visit
www.eurekachocfest.org & www.facebook.com/pages/Chocolate-Lovers-Festival-of-Eureka-Springs

February 18
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.

 

 

March

March 12
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. Visit www.StPaddy.ureeka.org for more information or a parade entry form.

March 12
Clear Spring Fling Auction. An elegant live & silent auction with hardy hors d'oeuvres & cash bar. 6pm-9pm for tickets visit www.clearspringschool.org or call 479-253-7888.

March 13
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.

March 15-18
Eureka Springs into Music Festival. Visit
www.eurekaspringsintomusicfestival.com for more information.

March 18
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 visit
www.eurekaspringsintomusic.com.

March 19
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”.

March 25-26
Celebrate Jesus in the Park & Parade.  Fri. the 25th, a variety of Christian music in Basin Park from 11AM-5PM.  Sat. the 26th music in the park from 11AM-2PM at which time the parade starts on Spring St.  Music resumes after the parade till 4PM. For more info call
479 253 8925 or email lardellen@gmail.com

March 26
26th Annual Kite Festival, 10am-4pm.  “Art with an Altitude” 26th Annual Eureka Springs Kite Festival @ Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge.  Location: 7 miles south of Eureka Springs on scenic Hwy. 23 S. For more info call KaleidoKites at 479-253-6596 or email zizirogers@gmail.com.

March 27
Easter Brunch & Annual Egg Hunt at the Crescent Hotel.  Enjoy a grand Easter Brunch served in the Crystal Ballroom with all the traditional fixings from 10am-2pm.  Reservations are recommended by calling 479-253-9652.  The Easter Egg Hunt is located outside in the Crescent Fountain Garden starting at 1pm.  There are two age groups: 0-6 years and 6-12 years.  The Easter bunny will come to visit on the boardwalk at 1pm.  Bring your cameras!  In case of rain, the Easter egg hunt will be moved inside the hotel.

 

April

April 1-3
Spring Diversity Weekend.  The GLBT Community and friends celebrate in Eureka Springs.  For more information and a schedule of events visit
www.outineureka.com.

April 8-10
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 visit
http://www.ozarkufoconference.com.

April 9
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!

April 14-17
40th Annual Springtime in the Ozarks, visit
www.nwarkaa.org for more information.

April 15-16
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.

April 15-16
Eureka Springs Indie Film Festival Special Screening

April 16
Eureka Springs Morel Mushroom festival. 9am-4pm at The Village at Pine Mountain. For more information visit http://www.facebook.com/Eureka-Springs-Morel-Mushroom-Festival-1698464147034009
or call Chris at 479-253-8737
 

April 23
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.

April 28
7pm-8pm. Opening Ceremony At the Eastern Gate of the Great Passion Play. Carroll County Bible reading Marathon April 29 thru May 5th 8am to 10pm on Passion Play grounds

April 29-30
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 visit
www.eurekaspringschamber.com.

April 30
Lake Leatherwood Day. Celebrate Lake Leatherwood Day by getting outdoors! 10AM-2PM: FREE Boat Rental (Meet at the Lake Leatherwood marina) 11AM-1PM: FREE Guided Mountain Bike (Bring your bike. Meet at the Lake Leatherwood marina.) Noon: FREE Guided Hike (Meet at the Lake Leatherwood marina.)

May

May 1-31
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.

May 5
Noon to 1pm  National Day of Prayer event Bible Reading Marathon Closing Ceremony At the Eastern Gate of the Great Passion Play

May 5
Celebrate 2223:  Human Rights Are & Film Fest Special Screening of ‘Peace in the Valley’ at The Aud

May 6
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.

May 6-7
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.

May 6-8
The First Annual Nuits Rose' Eureka Springs.Various restaurants and bars in Eureka Springs, Arkansas will be offering Rose' tastings, flights, and pairings to serve with special menu items during this Rose' wine festival.  Come to Nuits Rose Eureka Springs to learn more about Rose' wines and to Drink in the Pink! For more information, go to Nuits Rose' Eureka Springs on Facebook.

May 7
Eureka Springs Music Park – Rhythm in the Park – New percussion instrument installation


May 7
ArtRageous Parade. Colorful, quirky, and energetic and sometimes surprising, the ArtRageous Parade is the traditional kick-off of the May Festival of the Arts. Floats, walkers, dancers, musicians, jugglers and more! 5pm.

May 8
Mother’s Day Brunch at the Crescent Hotel in the Crystal Ballroom from 10am to 2pm.  Reservation recommended by calling 479-253-9652.

May 8
John Two-Hawks’ Mother’s Day Concert, 2pm-4pm.  Annual Mothers’ Day Concert featuring John-Two Hawks at The Aud.  Mothers get in FREE!  2:00PM
Tickets available at the door or online @ johntwohawks.com.

 

May 14
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

May 14
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.

May 15
Annual Books in Bloom Literary Festival, 12noon-5pm, at the Crescent Hotel.   Visit www.booksinbloom.org for details and more information.

May 20
White Street Walk

 

June

June 2-4
Master Gardeners Weekend.  2016 state wide conference details TBD.

June 4
Eureka Springs Mustang Show. 8am-4pm. Downtown parade starts at 4pm. For more information visit http://www.eurekaspringsmustangshow.com

 

June 11
2nd Saturday Music Series, 5pm-7pm.  FREE live music in Basin Spring Park.

June 11
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.

June 16-19
Eureka Springs Blues Weekend.  Details TBA.  For more information visit www.EurekaSpringsBlues.com

June 17
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.

June 19
Father’s Day Picnic  at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. Visit www.turpentinecreek.org for more information

June 23
Gordon Lightfoot Concert at The AUD

June 28
Cruiser Nights is to get back to the freedom of the basic bicycle and friends while enjoying downtown Eureka Springs as we pedal, relax, eat and drink.  All bike riding experience levels are welcome. This ride will stick to the paved streets with some small hills. Everyone is welcome!  The ride is the last Tuesday of every month.  The rides will start at Harmon Park (532 Spring St.) The schedule of stops will change every month but the location and times will be posted ahead of time on the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BicycleES/

June 29
Bartender's Competition

 

July

July 5-10
Fleur Delicious Weekend

July 9
Waiter's Race

July 9
2nd Saturday Music Series, 5pm-7pm.  FREE live music in Basin Spring Park.

July 9
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.

July 26
Cruiser Nights is to get back to the freedom of the basic bicycle and friends while enjoying downtown Eureka Springs as we pedal, relax, eat and drink.  All bike riding experience levels are welcome. This ride will stick to the paved streets with some small hills. Everyone is welcome!  The ride is the last Tuesday of every month.  The rides will start at Harmon Park (532 Spring St.) The schedule of stops will change every month but the location and times will be posted ahead of time on the facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/BicycleES/
 

 

August

August 5-6
Summer Diversity Weekend.  The GLBT Community and friends celebrate in Eureka Springs.  For more information and a schedule of events visit
www.outineureka.com.

August 5-6
Annual Yards & Yards of Yard Sales, August 5  7a-3p- August 6 7a-3p.  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.

August 11-14
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.

August 12-14
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.

August 12-14
5th Annual Summertime in the Ozarks.  The convention is a family oriented event for everyone involved in recovery.  Wonderful slate of speakers, workshops and activities for all involved in  Al-Anon & Alateen, with AA participation.  Attendees can plan to schedule plenty of free time to explore and enjoy Eureka Springs.

August 13
2nd Saturday Music Series, 5pm-7pm.  FREE live music in Basin Spring Park. Cate Brothers

August 13
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.

August 18-20
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.

August 26-28
VW Weekend.  Don’t miss any of the fun and festivities.  There will be hundreds of them–from bugs to vans and everything in between.  Parade through downtown Eureka Springs on Saturday @ 3:00PM, ride through our beautiful Ozark Mountains, and find that special part you’ve been hunting for.  Host hotel is Best Western Inn of the Ozarks–479-253-9768.  For more info and full schedule of events visit www.eurekaspringsvwshow.com or call Dennis @ 479-435-1133.

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

August 25-28
Deadhead Productions Presents ‘Phunkberry Music Festival’ @ The Farm.  More information at www.phunkberry.com 

August 30
Cruiser Nights is to get back to the freedom of the basic bicycle and friends while enjoying downtown Eureka Springs as we pedal, relax, eat and drink.  All bike riding experience levels are welcome. This ride will stick to the paved streets with some small hills. Everyone is welcome!  The ride is the last Tuesday of every month.  The rides will start at Harmon Park (532 Spring St.) The schedule of stops will change every month but the location and times will be posted ahead of time on the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BicycleES/
 

August 31-September 3
Banjo Rally.  Annual banjo rally held in Eureka Springs since 1975.  Ron Hinkle will be this year’s headliners.  For full schedule see website.

 

September

September 1
Free Banjo Rally at Kettle Campground, Cabins, and RV Park @ 6:30 PM.  Bring a lawn chair and your favorite cold drink.  For more information call 479.253.9100. 

September 8
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

September 9-10
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.

 

September 11
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.com

September 27
Cruiser Nights is to get back to the freedom of the basic bicycle and friends while enjoying downtown Eureka Springs as we pedal, relax, eat and drink.  All bike riding experience levels are welcome. This ride will stick to the paved streets with some small hills. Everyone is welcome!  The ride is the last Tuesday of every month.  The rides will start at Harmon Park (532 Spring St.) The schedule of stops will change every month but the location and times will be posted ahead of time on the facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/BicycleES/
 

October

October 1-31
Eagle Watch and Fall Foliage Tours on Beaver Lake. Expert guides with 27 years experience inform passengers about Bald Eagle's features, habitat and help sight the eagles on a 1 hour and 15 minute cruise. Cruises will depart at 11:00 am. and 1:00 pm. from Starkey Park. For more information  contact Belle of the Ozarks at 479-253-6200 or by email at belleoftheozarks@ipa.net or visit www.estc.net/belle.

October 6-9
26th Annual Eureka Springs Corvette Weekend.  Visit www.eurekaspringscorvette.org for more information.

October 14, 15, 16
Eagle Watch Weekend. Tours on Beaver Lake. Expert guides with 27 years experience inform passengers about Bald Eagle's features, habitat and help sight the eagles on a 1 hour and 15 minute cruise. Cruises will depart at 11:00 am. and 1:00 pm. from Starkey Park. For more information  contact Belle of the Ozarks at 479-253-6200 or by email at belleoftheozarks@ipa.net or visit www.estc.net/belle.

October 13-16
Fall War Eagle Craft Fair. Wide variety of food concessions. For more information call 479-789-5343

October 13-16
Deadhead Productions Presents ‘Hillberry Music Festival’ at The Farm.  More information at www.hillberry.com.

October 20-22
Voices from the Silent City features costumed guided historical tours at the Eureka Springs Municipal Cemetery located on Hwy. 62 East.


October 28-29
Voices from the Silent City features costumed guided historical tours at the Eureka Springs Municipal Cemetery located on Hwy. 62 East.

October 29
5th Annual Eureka Springs Zombie Crawl, a benefit for the Flint Street Food Bank.  Visit EurekaZombies.com for more info!


November

November 17-19
Eureka Springs Artist Studio Tour

November 24
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

 

December

December 1-31
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

December 1
50th Annual Silver Tea at the Crescent Hotel.

December 3-9
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 visit www.christmasatthecrescent.com

December 31
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

December 31
New Year’s Eve Ballroom Blitz Party at the TOP of the Basin Park Hotel!   Live Music.  Party begins at 9pm includes the top floor party upstairs in the Barefoot Ballroom featuring an Arkansas party band, party favors, great snacks and the “highest” midnight countdown downtown with a champagne toast at the first stroke of the new year.  Tickets online at
www.reserveeureka.com for just $25 per person.