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Fall Color in Eureka Springs

 “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.”

Ghostly Attractions

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. 

 

www.thehalloweencity.com

Fat Tire Festival

19th annual Fat Tire Festival in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

Attracting riders, IMG_0969spectators, and party-goers from surrounding states, this 3 day weekend is packed with downhill, super-d, short track, and cross country racing.

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.

Eureka Springs Mardi Gras Festival

The time is here…BOOM BOOM MARDI GRAS!

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Winter doesn’t mean you have to stay indoors.  Take a road trip to Eureka Springs, Arkansas where they know how to party! Eureka Springs Mardi Festival kicks off February 16trh-28th with 2 full weekends of festivities.  5 Balls, 2 Parades, & lots of Fun!!!

Special Room Rates have been put together to offer you the Best Savings and loads of fun. Bring your beads, your friends, and join Eureka Springs best winter festival. View the Mardi Gras Hot Deals.

View Full Schedule of Events

 

Parades & Public Balls Not To Miss:

Night Parade-2/18 starting at 6pm in Downtown Eureka Springs.  Line up along Spring Street and watch krewes hit the streets with lights and music.

Black Light Ball-2/18 after the parade don’t miss this public ball! 8pm-Midnight. Dance to DJ Testube in Eureka Springs hottest club, Event Eureka under black light ballblack lights. Let a body artist paint you with glow in the dark paint,  a glow necklace and celebrate Mardi Gras! Music will be spinning, lights will be flashing all for a great cause – Main Street Eureka Springs. Tickets $30 per person.  BUY HERE.

Day Parade-2/25 starting at 2pm see the best mardi gras floats cruise downtown Spring St.

Mayor’s Ball-2/25 after the parade that evening, get your costumes, feathers and beads out for this fun public ball! 7pm-Midngiht at the Basin Park Hotel.  Tickets $35 per person. The theme is Great Gatsby featuring Mayor Butch Berry & the Mardi Gras Royalty.  Music from the Downtown Livewires.  BUY HERE.

 

Jazz Brunch-2/26 end the weekend right with a Mardi Gras Jazz Brunch at the Crescent Hotel.   11am-2pm.  Tickets $27.95 per person.  Live music, second line and an amazing brunch display.  Call for reservations: 877-342-9766.

Ballroom Blitz New Years Eve Party

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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 HERE.

Time: 8pm-Midnight

New Years Eve Lodging Deal: 800_3736

  • 2 Nights Stay in a Premium Room (Fri/Sat)
  • Breakfast for Two Daily
  • 2 Tickets to the Ballroom Blitz NYE Event

$499 plus taxes and fees.  Check Availability.

Eureka Springs Christmas Festival

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The Eureka Springs Preservation Society proudly sponsors the Annual Eureka Springs Christmas Festival featuring family fun, shopping for the holiday season, parades, tours and more! If you are looking for that perfect gift, want to experience a true small town Christmas, or are just looking for a place to play with your friends or sweetie during the holiday season – there is something for everyone! Truly explore the spirit of Christmas and the holidays in Eureka Springs during the festival and throughout the New Year.

View the Christmas Festival Calendar!

Eureka Springs May Festival of the Arts

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May is a great time to take a getaway to Eureka Springs for Fun, ARTinspired events.  Stay Downtown at the Basin Park Hotel and take advantage of being at the center of it all.  Some great key events not to miss are:

  • ARTrageous Parade: 5/7 at 5pm in downtown Eureka Springs
  • John Two Hawks Mother’s Day Concert: 5/8, 2pm-4pm at the City Auditorium.
  • Art in the Park: 5/14 11am-6pm in Basin Spring Park.  Artists will be set up offering textiles, jewelry, painting, sculpting, and fine wood designs  available all day to discuss their process and medium.
  • 2nd Saturday Music Series: 5/14 Free concert in Basin Spring Park.  The Gypsy Jazz of Fayetteville’s Block Street Hot Club will be in the bandshell from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Later, internationally recognized Saxophonist/Flutist Bryan Savage will perform both at 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and again at 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Books & Bloom Literary Festival: 5/15 at the Crescent Fountain Garden from Noon – 5pm.  www.booksinbloom.org
  • White Street Walk: 5/20 4pm-10pm on  the historic loop-White Street.  Art fair in the neighborhood of White Street.
  • The Art of Crochet: 5/21  Come celebrate the art of crochet with Gina Rose Gallina! All day community yarn bombing, Kids Corner, Pom Pom Hut, Granny Square Twister, Ugly Crochet Contest, Crocheted May Pole and Melonlight Dance Studio performance, live music by Brian Martin and Sad Daddy in Basin Spring Park

May Hot Deals at the Basin Park Hotel:basin park hotel may festival of the arts

Stay on the Weekend at Weekday Rate! Stay 1 night on either 5/6 or 5/7 at Weekday Rate.  (Savings start at $80!)  Valid May 6th & 7th.

CALL to BOOK: 877-643-4972

 

Spa 1 Night Duet

  • 1 night stay in a Premium Room
  • 2 60min Traditional Massages
  • $40 Dinner Voucher at the Balcony Restaurant

$299 plus taxes and fees, Sunday-Thursday ($324.27)
$399 plus taxes and fees, Friday ($438.35)
$419 plus taxes and fees, Saturday ($458.46)
Check Availability.

 

 Birthday/Anniversary Celebration basin park hotel birthday anniversary

    • 2 night stay in a Jacuzzi Suite
    • Breakfast each morning
    • Dinner for two at the Balcony Restaurant ($40 Value)
    • 2-60min Traditional Massages

$519 plus taxes and fees, Sunday-Thursday ($582.24)
$645 plus taxes and fees, Friday-Saturday ($732.28)

Check Availability

 

For Full Calendar of Events Visit: www.eurekafestivalofthearts.com

Mardi Gras Festival

Celebrating its 11th Year in 2016, the Eureka Springs, Arkansas Mardi Gras is truly a eureka springs mardi grasNew Orleans style Mardi Gras set in the beautiful Ozark Mountains of Arkansas within the downtown area of Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

This year’s theme is “Hollywood!”

2 Parades, 5 Balls, King & Queen plus the Royal Court, Beads, Drinks & Fun! Join in on one of Eureka’s biggest parties in downtown Eureka Springs.  2 Ball Events Open to the Public:

Black Light Ball – Sat 1/30-SOLD OUTMayors Ball

Mayor’s Ball-Sat 2/6

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-Garde.  Be Fabulous and dress in the colors of the evening: black, silver, gold and red.  Enjoy DJ Testtube featuring live vocalist Opal Agafia and mysterious performances by Melonlight Dance Ensemble.  Dance floor, Pool Hall, 2nd Line Runway, Red Carpet Photo Op, Cocktails, Hor D’oeuvres, Beads, Fashion, and Fun! Click here for Tickets.

View the 2016 Schedule, Click Here.

For Overnight Room Packages, Click Here.

 

Ozark Mountain Music Festival Jan21-24

(Eureka Springs, Arkansas) – The extraordinarily popular Ozark Mountainozark mountain music festival Music Festival, more commonly referred to as OzMoMu, returns to the stages of Eureka Springs’ downtown 1905 Basin Park Hotel January 21 to 24, 2016.  This year’s musical extravaganza, OzMoMu3, will once again focus around an Ozark Mountain fusion of bluegrass, folk, and American roots music with a festival lineup that includes multiple stages and lively music for four exciting days.”

The band everyone in the region is buzzing about is The Haunted Windchimes.  Their sound is traditional folk and blues with songs of imagevintage quality leaving crowds wondering if the tune was written yesterday or 75 years ago.  The group’s subtle and collective genius features original material.  Their vocal harmonies are interwoven with instrumental mastery to form an embroidered musical sound that really set them apart.  They will be headlining on Friday night.

Kicking off the four days on Thursday night is Friends of the Phamily from imageRogers, Arkansas.  Even though they enjoy performing original material, the focus of their time on stage is devoted to their “true love”, the music of the Grateful Dead.  This performance will be followed by the first round of probably the wildest blending of sounds of the long weekend.  These four nightly finale sessions, aptly called Group JAM!, will be where all bands gather ‘round and play together as one until the wee hours.

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Entertaining on Friday night in addition to aforementioned The Haunted Windchimes will be Chucky Waggs, a multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter based out of the hills of Eureka Springs.  He will present his intimate, often humorous, folk ballads and downright rowdy stomp-alongs.  Also taking the stage for one of the six performances that day will be The Whole Famn Damily.  This Conway, Arkansas band is not related by blood, only by the sweat and tears they pour into their music rooted in the old traditions of the mountains.

 

Saturday the festival will feature nine performances featuring the imageheadliner, The Kansas City Bear Fighters.  Their sound is said to be an homage to the music that serves as a salve for one’s soul.  Other groups taking one of the Basin Park stages, Barefoot Ballroom, Ozark Room and The Balcony, are Grazzhopper from Tulsa, Oklahoma with their fusion of the best parts of bluegrass and folk; Opal Agagia & The Sweet Nothings from Eureka Springs offering sweet bluegrass, jazz and funk as they did at OzMoMu2; Cindy Woolf & Mark Bilyeu (a.k.a. The Creekrocks) from Springfield, Missouri who have been making “Big Smith” music for more than a dozen years and sweet harmonies as a married duo for two; Arkansauce from Fayetteville, Arkansas play their inspired brand of Ozark Mountain music, a blend of bluegrass and folk; and Calamity Cubes from Wichita, Kansas, a four-piece “thrashicana band”.

And when the sun is high in the sky on Sunday, OzMoMu3 closes out their imageweekend music festival extravaganza with the über-popular Bloody Mary Show, this year featuring Jimmy Wayne Garrett Band from Eureka Springs.  They will ring up another bluesy performance as gathered music lovers say farewell to the festival and each other knowing full-well they will be returning to OzMoMu4 in 2017.

Jack Moyer, general manager and vice-president of operations for the 1905 Basin Park Hotel commented, “The Basin Park Hotel has always been on the cutting edge of all great music start ups from the Eureka Springs’ Blues Festival, New Year’s Eve with Jimmy Thackery, Eureka Springs’ Mardi Gras, The Cate Brothers, and Chris Duarte to when Levon Helm reunited ‘The imageBand’ to play a ten-year reunion show in our Barefoot Ballroom.  We are excited to be hosting this next great Eureka Springs musical tradition.  With our solid two-year start of our Ozark Mountain Music Festival, we are planning on OzMoMu being an annual event for many, many years to come.”

Moyer went on to say, “The key to establishing this event has been in both providing great relevant music performed by regional talent on multiple stages, and inventing a path where the festival-style atmosphere makes the Basin Park Hotel abuzz with activity like attendees enjoying all-access passes, overnighting at the hotel, and being immersed in an atmosphere that encourages eating, drinking and dancing in one indoor central location that has an outdoor festival grounds feel, per se.”

Room bundles for two attendees include three-nights lodging and  (2) “4-Day All-Access” passes.  CLICK HERE

Two-nights lodging and 2 Day Passes-CLICK HERE

BUY TICKETS- CLICK HERE

 General festival information may be found at OzarkMountianMusicFestival.com and on Facebook

Eureka Springs Mardi Gras Festival

Celebrating its 10th Year in 2015, the Eureka Springs, Arkansas Mardi Gras is truly a Eureka Springs Mardi GrasNew Orleans style Mardi Gras set in the beautiful Ozark Mountains of Arkansas within the downtown area of Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

February 6th-17th 2015

This Year’s Theme is Carnival Around The World!

Plan a trip to Eureka Springs for this FUN & Colorful festival set in the Ozarks. With two Eureka Springs Mardi Gras Festivalparades, public balls, royal court, beads, and live music throughout downtown you will not want to miss this one of a kind event!

View Mardi Gras Lodging Deals, click here.

View 2015 Mardi Gras Schedule, click here.

 

You Are Invited! 2 PUBLIC BALLS

Mayor’s Ball-2/6
Residents & Visitors Welcome
Second Line & Beads
Live music from Joe Giles and the Homewreckers! Come in costume or casual
$25 per person
Location: Basin Park Hotel
12 Spring St. Eureka Springs, AR 72632

Black Light Ball-2/7

Visitors are welcome to attend this Sexy, Artistic, & Fun event in a stylish underground space with Black Light Paint, Models, Music & More! $30 per person.  Limited Capacity. 8PM-Midnight. BUY TICKETS HERE.