May Festival of the Arts

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May Festival of the Arts ~ May 1st-30th

Live the Arts in Eureka Springs

The 31st annual May Festival of the Arts is loaded with events all month long with one-of-a-kind art exhibits, demonstrations, performances, parades, culinary arts, free music in the park, and the wildest street party thrown by artists – The White Street Walk.

Visit this rich, historic artist community nestled in The Ozarks for that unique getaway experience; where the arts comes alive throughout downtown.

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Spring Trip Ideas

Spring is here and its the perfect time to visit Eureka Springs for an affordable and stress free getaway.  Stroll through downtown, visit the natural springs, discover hidden stairs, streets, and historic remnants as you explore town. Visit the many unique galleries and dine around at Eureka’s fabulous chef owned restaurants. A popular destination for couples, active seniors traveling in the southern Ozarks region.

Planning is part of the fun. Eureka Springs is full of quirky shops and galleries, unique dining, and one-of-a-kind experiences.  No longer seasonal, Eureka Springs is now open Year-round so great ideas can quickly transition into stress fixes.  From Ghost Tours, Big Cats, Thrilling Zipline Adventures and Tram Tours, make sure to visit a one stop show for your attraction ticketing ahead of time. Plan Your Trip.

Excitement is abundant in Eureka with the many festive parades, events, nightly music and colorful characters that make up the local scene. Be in the know of what there is all to do on your trip.  Eureka Springs Things To Do. 

Relaxation is the key to your visit.  Take a day to relax in one of Eureka Springs’ spas. Spend quality time with a good book or good company over a cup of joe.  Try Daily Roast downtown by the Flat Iron or Arsagas’ coffee at Brews on Spring Street.  Relax over a regional microbrew at Brews, or sip and sample some delicious wine at Eureka Springs StoneHouse or sit out on the SkyBar deck with the best views of the Ozark hillside. Enjoy some live music or hang with the locals at Chelseas.  Sleep in late and ask for a Sunday Stay Later at one of Eureka Springs’ most preferred accommodations and enjoy some extra time while saving some money on your room with seasonal, “online only” Hot Deals found at ReserveEureka.com.

Nature escapes surround Eureka Springs.  This is your destination to get away and be immersed in nature.  You can find yourself taking a leisurely stroll through the many walking paths in downtown that allow you to explore the natural springs and historic architecture that surrounds this Ozark Mountain village.  Hiking enthusiasts will enjoy exploring two parks nearby town, Black Bass Lake or Lake Leatherwood.  Great views, easy to moderate hiking and a lot of trails to choose from.  Fishing, Kayaking or Mountain Biking are also favorite outdoor activities.  For all trail information visit EurekaSpringsTrails.com

Outdoor Enthusiasts, the greater Eureka Springs’ area offers convenient accessibility to a wealth of outdoor activities such as Beaver Lake, Table Rock Lake, Kings River, White River, Thorncrown Chapel, Blue Springs Heritage Center, Black Bass Lake, Lake Leatherwood, the Hogscald and Big Clifty areas, Holiday Island golf course and marina, numerous providers offering scenic horseback rides, Starkey Park Marina, Beaver Dam Site Park, Beavertown Bridge, the 12,000 acre Hobbs State park, Madison County Game Refuge, War Eagle Mill, War Eagle Cavern, Onyx Cave, Cosmic Caverns, Roaring River State park and Trout Hatchery, The Mark Twain National Forest with its miles of ATV trails, Buffalo National River, Dogwood Canyon, and the Pea Ridge National Military Park. All are examples of the excellent outdoor adventures waiting to be experienced and all of these places are just a short drive away when anyone chooses “America’s Victorian Village” as their vacation hub.

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Spring Break Top 5 Reasons To Visit

As spring approaches, so do spring breaks.  And now is the time to start planning –and booking early– for a most memorable several days.  A popular destination for families in mid-America is a little village in the southern Ozarks region: Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  Here are five reasons why…

1) Proximity – Eureka Springs, located in Northwest Arkansas, is less than a half-day’s drive from such key metropolitan areas as Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Kansas City, Springfield MO, Little Rock AR and all points in the vicinity of these larger cities.  Gas is saved; frayed nerves avoided from hearing the incessant “Are we there yet?”; and the best part, more time at the destination rather than being in transit.

2) Activity – Eureka Springs has numerous family-oriented attractions and activities in both the city limits and those just outside of town.

>Ozark Mountain Ziplines – experience the exhilarating thrill of a Zip Line Canopy Tour right in the heart of the beautiful, pristine Arkansas Ozarks. Soar through the air from up to 300+ feet high with cable lengths from up to 2,000 feet long over vast, gorgeous, spreads of hardwood trees and limestone cliffs. A nature filled experience guaranteed to satisfy thrill seeking families from all walks of life.

>Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge – see African lions; Bengal and Siberian tigers; black and tawny colored leopards; native cougars, bobcats and black bears; and Bam Bam, the playful grizzly bear… up close and personal in their special natural habitats.  TCWR, situated atop the scenic Ozark Mountain, is home to approximately 100 exotic and native animals and is one of the largest and well-respected Big Cat sanctuaries in North America.

>Ghost Tours & Hunts – hunt for ghosts in one of America’s top paranormally active communities in the country.  Most famous is the Crescent Ghost Tour at the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa, considered by many leading ghost hunters as “America’s Most Haunted Hotel”.  New this year is The Ghost Hunt Adventour at the 1905 Basin Park Hotel.  Haunted Eureka Springs Tour is a combination van / exploration tour of some of the other active locations in Western Carroll County.

>Three Rivers/Two Lakes – a great place to float or boat are the bodies of water that encircle Eureka Springs.  The Kings and White Rivers are great for floating and fishing.  A day trip to the Buffalo National River for a spring float is one of the more popular river sojourns in America.  The vast, sparkling waters of Beaver and Table Rock Lakes are perfect for kayaking, boating, fishing, or simply sitting on the shore watching the sunset.

>Urban Hiking & Mountain Biking – Eureka Springs is crisscrossed with urban walking and hiking trails.  Just a few hundred feet from downtown sidewalks is an opportunity to walk amid forested hillsides and limestone bluffs.  Mountain biking trails are also quite numerous and challenging especially with the addition of the new downhill feature on the Lake Leatherwood City Park trail designed by renowned Rock Solid Trails out of Michigan.

3) Connectivity – At many family “attractions” the family is so spread out, family members barely see each other let alone share experiences.  Eureka Springs being a smaller village of 2,000 it is hard to get separated, plus attractions are family attractions so all can get involved in each one.  Many hotels have family-oriented resort activities on property designed for the whole family.  Getting from Point A to Point B and beyond in Eureka is made easy through their highly reliable city trolley system.  The trolleys are so much fun, some families choose to see the entire city from the open-air back platform of some of these historic-style transports.

4) Memorability – It is said that more family lifetime memories are generated in Eureka Springs than any other spot in the region.  Why?  The family is not separated and all can enjoy their spring break together as a family.  Whether families opt for Facebook selfies or laughs over Snapchat creations, phones get a full workout during a Eureka Springs spring break.

5) Affordability – If a spring break can promise 1) thru 4), some families would pay anything to achieve all of those.  However, Eureka Springs has historically kept prices affordable so families can enjoy a spring break without breaking the bank.  Even if a spring break includes a visit to such nearby attractions at Silver Dollar City, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, or Roaring River State Park, just across the line in Missouri… day-tripping out of Eureka Springs makes any itinerary affordable.

 

For more information on what Eureka Springs can offer a spring break family, go to EurekaSpringsOnline.com.

 

Your Valentine’s Getaway

Eureka Springs is one of the top choices for that romantic getaway.  Since Valentine’s falls in the middle of the week this year, you have the luxury of choosing when you want to come! Choose from the weekend before, after, or even the day of for that memorable getaway.Here are some suggestions we have come up for you!
Valentine’s Day is officially “Date Night.” Stay in a Jacuzzi Suite for Just $99 at the Basin Park Hotel on 2/14!  Make it extra special: When you book a massage at Spa1905 (second floor) receive a free upgrade of a romance inspired aromatherapy.  All ladies will receive a rose and chocolate.
Dine in one our many chef owned restaurants in town for that special experience.  Reservations will be filling so call soon.
Chocolate Lover’s Festival, 2/17 continue your Valentine’s Day celebrations with a complete world of chocolate appreciation featured at the 14th Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Festival. NEW location, the Eureka Springs Community Center (44 Kingshighway, Eureka Springs, AR). Tickets $10.  View Details.
Asleep At the Wheel Concert Show! Liven up your evening on 2/17 for the postmodern kings of Texas swing, “Asleep at the Wheel” as they perform downtown at The AUD (City Auditorium).  Tickets $20-$40.  Buy Here.
Valentine’s Weekend Deal: 2/16 & 217
Stay for 2 Nights in a Premium Room
Breakfast for Two
Receive 2 tickets to the Saturday Eureka Springs Chocolate Festival
Receive 2-60min Traditional Massages
Receive 2 tickets to the Saturday Night Concert performed by Asleep at the Wheel Downtown at the AUD
$499 plus taxes and fees. Valid 2/16 & 2/17. 
For More Info Call: 877-643-4972

Eureka Springs Mardi Gras Festival

The time is here…Get your Beads, Masks & Bring Your Friends!

Feeling the Winter slump? Bring your friends and take a quick getaway to Eureka Springs, Arkansas where they know how to party!

Don’t Miss 2 Parades/ 2 Balls and Loads of Fun! Eureka Springs Mardi Festival kicks off February 2nd-13th with 2 full weekends of festivities.

February 3rd check out the Mardi Gras Night Parade followed by the Black Light Ball at Chelsea’s.  Tickets $30-this will sell out!

February 10th  join in on the Mardi Gras Day Parade

February 11th end the weekend with a Jazz Brunch at the Crescent Hotel. 11AM-2PM. Enjoy fine dining at the Jazz Champagne Brunch in the Crystal Dining Room at the world famous Crescent Hotel. Feast on food, fun, music, and join in on the 2nd line dance.  Call for reservations: 877-342-9766.

February 16th Mayor’s Ball  “Salute to the Royal Court” after party at  the Basin Park Hotel.  Tickets $25 Buy Now!
Live music by the Crescent City Combo band, Games, Pirate Contest, Drinks & More!

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Ozark Mountain Music Festival Jan 18-21

Eureka Springs Comes Alive in the Middle of Winter!

The Ozark Mountain Music Festival is an Ozark Mountain fusion of Bluegrass, Folk and American Roots 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.

5th Year Anniversary of OzMoMu!  $55 4 Day Passes Available~ Click Here

4 Days / 11 Acts: Festival lineup includes multiple stages and music for 4 days with local and regional bands across Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Dallas.  With no backstage area, the attendees and bands are all together in the venues inside the Basin Park Hotel which creates a unique community music experience for festival goers. The vibe is of an outdoor music festival that is held indoors in the winter when its too cold to play outside.

The festival encourages jams as part of the OzMoMu experience for both talent and attendees.  Thursday is opening night and locals night, which admission is free for those that bring an instrument and jam afterwards.

Check out the 2018 Headliners!

Friday and Saturday nights, Chelsea’s Corner Cafe & Bar, located downtown, will be the Late Night After Party Show.

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Winter Things To Do 2018

Wintertime in Eureka Springs brings Relaxation, Re-connection and a chance to explore the Ozark landscapes with Discounted Overnight Room Rates.

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For those looking to reconnect and relax with your spouse or partner, plan some spa time, shop, dine and stay over night with discounted Winter room rates by 30-45% from the normal season rates. Click here for availability.  For Great Winter Things To Do, see below…

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Make Holiday Memories in Downtown Eureka Springs

Christmas Week thru New Years is a perfect time to make a quick visit to Eureka Springs  for that couples getaway or family gathering.  During this week, rates drop and the fun begins!

Stay for only $99 weekdays or $149 on the Weekend December 26th-December 31st!  Reserve Now

Staying at the Basin Park Hotel one can enjoy the close proximity to everything! Shopping, 25074816_10159613607690487_5463982039799634367_odining and downtown attractions are all footsteps away from being in the center of town.  This is also the time to get that discount on after Christmas sale items!

Explore the many steps/stairwells and walking trails leading you around to the natural springs, architecture and overlooks.  Grab a great bite to eat and people watch from the Balcony Restaurant on the first floor or treat yourself to a relaxing massage on the second level at Spa1905.  Walkins are welcome!25188613_10159613586990487_7284605744749067260_o

Nightly fun, go on a Spirits Tour at the Basin, play a little pool at the Lucky 7 Rooftop Billiards on the 6th floor or check out live music in downtown. 

Don’t forget New Years Eve is just around the corner! Only a few tickets left for the Ballroom Blitz with Red Amibition!  Details Here!

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New Years Eve Ballroom Blitz

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Ring in the New Year at the TOP of the Basin Park Hotel-8pm

to Midnight.  Downtown at the 1905 Basin Park Hotel will see the return of the

popular “Ballroom Blitz”.  The Barefoot Ballroom will be rockin’ with the sounds of

Red Ambition”.

Tickets $35 per person. Buy Tickets Now. 

Time: 8pm-Midnight

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Shop Early in Eureka Springs!

“SHOP EARLY IN EUREKA SPRINGS AND GET THE BEST STUFF” ~~Santa C. shopping eureka springs

Just as the fall colors of the Arkansas Ozarks are crescendoing, comes an idea that has been catching on in popularity throughout the last decade: visiting Eureka Springs in early November ahead of traditional shoppers to capture the one-of-a-kind gift, Made in Eureka for each of those special people on your Christmas shopping list.

Eureka Springs is home to more than 100 retail stores, vastly owner operate. These stores are unique but so is their merchandise, since most store owners stock so many of their shelves with artistic and/or handcrafted items, often made by a Eureka artisan and many times an individual items as the only one in stock or produced.  This oddity in today’s world of retail is also why wise shoppers are shopping early November before that ‘just perfect’ gift has been purchased by somebody else.

To assist these smart early bird procurers of exclusive items, the premier historic downtown hotel, the 1905 Basin Park is offering “Shop Early” accommodation packages.

Shop Early – Made in Eureka Special:

  • Guests who plan a one-night weekday stay (Sunday thru Thursday nights) and book their room by November 10th will get a special rate of only $99.
  • For Serious Shoppers -those who like to shop AND build in some relaxation time- who book a two-night weekday stay get the $99 per night rate PLUS a $50 shopping voucher to a participating store.

To take advantage of these “Shop Early” packages:

Phone the reservation Office at 800-643-4972 by November 10, 2017.