The time is here…Get your Beads, Masks & Bring Your Friends!
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 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.
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.
Friday and Saturday nights, Chelsea’s Corner Cafe & Bar, located downtown, will be the Late Night After Party Show.
Wintertime in Eureka Springs brings Relaxation, Re-connection and a chance to explore the Ozark landscapes with Discounted Overnight Room Rates.
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…
- ESP Weekend-Jan 5th-7th & 12th-14th
- Ozark Mountain Music Festival-Jan 18th-21st
- Mardi Gras Festival-Feb 2nd-13th
- Crescent Ice Skating Rink-Open Daily from 5pm-7pm Jan/Feb. Contingent on Weather. 877-342-9766.
- Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge-Open Daily 9am-5pm
- The Great Passion Play Holy Land Tours-Open Monday-Friday 10am & 2pm. Bible and History Museum also open.
- Intrigue Theater-Open Saturdays in January at 8pm.
- Flickering Tales-Open Fri & Sat at 11pm
- Spirits of the Basin Tour-Open Fri & Sat at 8pm
- Crescent Ghost Tours-Open Daily at 8pm
- Escape Room 13-Open Daily 10am-10pm
- Haunted Eureka Tours-Daily at 7pm
- Downtown -N- Underground Tour-Open Wed-Sun at 4pm
- Not Really A Door– Open Fri at 7pm
- Keels Creek Winery Tasting Room-Open Daily Noon-5pm
- Fresh Harvest Olive Oil & Balsamic Tasting Room
- Railway Winery
- Eureka Springs Historical Museum
- Eureka Springs Trolley-Open Wed-Sat 10am-5pm
- Dinner Bell Ranch-By appointment 479-253-2900
- Bear Mountain Riding Stables-By appointment 479-253-6990
- Steves Stables-By appointment 479-253-5877
- Beaver Lake Eagle Watching Tours- (Nov-Feb 26th) Tours leave Rocky Branch Marina on Beaver Lake at 3pm. Call 479-789-5000.
- Hiking/Mountain Biking Trails in Eureka Springs
- Walk to the Natural Springs in Town-Spring Maps available at the Chamber of Commerce
- Lake Leatherwood Trails
- Black Bass Lake Trails
- Harmon Park Loop Trail in Town
- Dog Friendly Park-Harmon Park located on Upper Spring st.
- Eureka Springs Trolley:Wed-Sat 10am-5pm
- Live Music
- Art Galleries
- St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church
- Pea Ridge National Military Park
- Roaring River State Park
- Hobbs State Park
- Buffalo River Outdoor Center
- War Eagle Mill
- Promise Land Zoo
- Dogwood Canyon Nature Park
- Drive to Beaver Town Bridge or Beaver Dam
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, dining 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!
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!
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
Tickets $35 per person. Buy Tickets Now.
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.
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” These words of French philosopher Albert Camus best describe the Arkansas Ozarks when these emerald hills and hollows begin their transformation into their fall brilliance. This brilliance acts like a tractor beam to area citizens who want to gaze upon this annual Technicolor spectacle. And at least one Northwest Arkansas city is ready to welcome these throngs of elated leaf lookers once again.
“Eureka Springs, clothed in its glistening fall coat, is a traditional top five destination according to TripAdvisor for taking in the colors of autumn,” said Jack Moyer, past chairman of the Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce, “and we’ve surrounded Mother Nature with a plethora of fun events, activities and attractions.”
Events and activities include Gallery Strolls, Music In The Park, Dancing In The Park, Blue Grass Weekend, Voices In The Silent City, Oktoberfest, Zombie Crawl, Howl-O-Ween Spooktacular, and Diversity Weekend. Attractions open in the fall include Crescent Hotel Ghost Tours, Spirits of The Basin Tour, Intrigue Theater, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Ozark Mountain Ziplines, Belle of The Ozarks, nearby Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and nearby Branson, Missouri.
“This total package is just what fall travelers to the Arkansas Ozarks are seeking,” Moyer added.
Digital electronics have further enhanced what Eureka has to offer. “Every October we are inundated with telephone calls inquiring about our fall foliage. ‘Have they started changing yet?’ Moyer explained that the solution was to have a webcam installed at the on the hotel grounds to watch the changing fall colors daily at eurekaspringsfallfoliage.com.
“True, there is no better way to see our fabulous fall colors than up close and in person,” concluded Moyer, “In the meantime, we hope folks will enjoy this new fall foliage feature. Our awesome, natural, autumnal feature performance of Mother Nature now can be shared worldwide.”
Eureka Springs has become The Halloween City to to visit during the month of October. Haunted Shows, Ghost Tours, Zombie Parade and so much more! Check out the ghost attractions listed below or visit www.thehalloweencity.com
Not Really A Door (Live Theater): Fridays at 7pm at the Crescent Hotel. A one hour, two-woman, jam-packed, keep-em-guessing, supernatural murder-mystery comedy-thriller. Performed in America’s Most Haunted Hotel, it runs 60 minutes with no intermission. Recommeded for ages 12+ SPECIAL OFFER! $15 Per Person. Buy Tickets.
Flickering Tales (Live Theater): Fridays & Saturdays at 11pm at the Crescent Hotel. Huddle around a fire at America’s Most Haunted Hotel, the 1886 Crescent Hotel, to hear Ozark stories of witches, monsters and ghosts. Made even more thrilling with a Midnight visit to Eureka’s most haunted site, the Crescent Hotel Morgue. 60 minutes. $12 per person. Buy Tickets.
Spirits of the Basin Tour: Tuesday-Sunday at 8pm at the Basin Park Hotel. Explore the legendary Basin Park Hotel, from the Crow’s Nest to the underground cave, and experience the spirits – living, dead and 92 proof. The tour presents the history of Early Eureka Springs and includes a guided ghost hunt of the most haunted spaces and ends with a chilling ghost story told by candlelight while surrounded by the limestone bluff. $18 Per Person. Buy Tickets.
Crescent Ghost Tour: Tours Nightly at 8pm. America’s Most Haunted Hotel where some guests checked out…but never left. The Crescent has been featured on popular shows like Ghost Hunter’s and Bio Channel’s My Ghost Story. Tours gain exclusive access to some of the most famous ghost sighting locations and into the morgue. $22.50 per person. Buy Tickets.
Anna: A Haunting Theatrical Experience (Live Theater): Th, F, Sat, M 7pm, 8pm, & 9pm THE STORY ANNA: a haunting theatrical experience has become a Halloween staple in Eureka Springs. We invite you to step inside Crowe Manor and back in time to 1940. Meet James and Annabelle Crowe and keenly observe as their frightening secrets are revealed. Listen for the whispers in the walls, and doubt not if you think you’ve seen a ghost. The roots run deep and the blood is real. You may make it out alive, but will you go crazy? “Wow & wow. What an experience!” $20 per person. Buy Tickets.
Downtown N Underground Tour (Walking Tour): W, Th, F, Sat, & Sun at 4PM. (Sat offered 2pm & 4pm) Take a brave step into Eureka Springs unexplained underground. Discover buildings that lie under the streets and see the city in a way that even local residents haven’t seen! 75 minutes. $13.50 per person . Buy Tickets.
Intrigue Theater (Illusion Show): W, Th, F & Sat at 8pm This Exclusive experience is limited to less than 24 people seated in the round as Sean-Paul, the Illusionist, entertains with close-up Sleight-of-hand and Mentalism. Surprises and paranormal demonstrations can also be expected. $24.95 per person. Buy Tickets.
Haunted Eureka Tours (Driving Tour): Sun-Fri at 8pm Take a guided shuttle bus tour of one of the most haunted towns in the United States! Learn to use ancient and modern ghost hunting tools while going on property at various “active” sites along the route. See parts of town most tourists don’t know exists and learn about our fascinating and haunted history. $24.50 per person . Buy Tickets.
Escape Room 13: Sun-Th 10am-10pm An immersive live action adventure that puts you in the story. Can you prove someone’s innocence in one hour? $25 per person. Buy Tickets.
Voices of the Silent City Cemetary Tour (Walking Tour): 10/19-10/21 & 10/28-10/29 5:30-8:30pm Tours leave every 20minutes. Join us for this one of a kind 1 hour costumed, guided walking tour set in the Eureka Spring Cemetery located on Hwy. 62 East. Free parking and shuttle service on hwy 62 at the former Victoria Inn hotel. Tickets available at any Cornerstone Bank location, Chamber of Commerce, E S Historical Museum 479-253-9717 or @ the parking site. Adults $10, kids 12 and under $5. Buy Tickets
Halloween Seance with Intrigue Theater: 10/31 at 6pm On Halloween, the stars of Eureka Springs’ Intrigue Theater, Sean-Paul and Juliana Fay, will be returning to the Crescent Hotel’s Crystal Ballroom for one late night dinner show. This year they will astound their audience with paranormal experiments between courses. Then following dessert, patrons will witness a seance in an effort to reach some who have “crossed over.” This ticketed event is open to hotel guests and visitors. $65 per person. Buy Tickets.
19th annual Fat Tire Festival in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
Glued together with group rides, social gatherings, live music, craft beer, arts and crafts and mobile food court. Bring the entire family!
Stay Downtown at the 1905 Basin Park Hotel for ONLY $99 (regular rate $119) during this Festival Weekend. Must Call to Book and mention: Fat Tire Discount Rate: 877-643-4972
For information on vendors permits and registration for riders visit fattirefestival.com.