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The “New” Basin Park Hotel” Has Reopened in Downtown Eureka Springs

Basin Park Hotel

Everything that has happened in the past three months, all has not been bad for the Eureka Springs tourism industry.  With repurposed employees and construction teams allowed to continue to work, these past many weeks have seen great productivity as the Basin Park Hotel.  This landmark hotel has been diligently cleaned, painted and upgraded.  The result is the emergence of a “new” 1905 Basin Park Hotel focused around guest experiences, services and an upgraded quality of product.  The Basin Park, as the only 24-hour downtown property with bell service, shuttle service, a resort host, hotel security, a restaurant, a spa, two bars and guaranteed parking, can once again step into its century-old role as “the Centerpiece of Main Street Eureka Springs”.

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“Key to our redevelopment were such projects as deep cleaning, repainting and upgrading of our nightly lodging venues including the addition of several two-bedroom suites,” explained General Manager Jack Moyer.  “These new suites offer not only a bedroom on either side but an expanded common area and the inclusion of a soaking tub and walk-in shower. It should be noted that the Basin Park Hotel now has 26 suites.”

basin park hotel spa deck

Moyer went on to explain additional completed hotel projects include the expansion of Spa1905.  Added were highly comfortable and sharply designed spa suites for guests who want to immerse themselves into the spa experience.  Guests who stay in a spa suite enjoy added service and amenities, exclusive outdoor hot tub access and are just footsteps away from the plethora of services and treatments that Spa1905 offers.  Located just outside the spa on the same floor is the magnificent new outdoor gathering space. This new spa deck sits aside a limestone bluff and includes an outdoor hot tub, fire pit and patio furnishings with only the sky overhead.   A totally new addition to Eureka Springs’ downtown scene is Jack Rabbett’s Whisky Bar offering the casual atmosphere of a living room featuring plush, comfortable seating; a fireplace; pool tables; and walls of big screen televisions.  This downtown getaway is located just down the hallway from the highly popular Balcony Restaurant & Bar, also being fully reintroduced, with its alfresco seating that overlooks downtown on one side and Basin Spring Park on the other.

“We have also added a resort host, seated in the lobby, to guide guests to everything fun and exciting to see and do in Eureka Springs plus introducing hotel guests to the new well-developed list of daily resort programming,” added Moyer, “which includes such activities as whisky tastings in Jack Rabbett’s, theater-style showing of movies, and a morning stretch on the roof.  Not many hotels around the country allow guests to welcome the day from their rooftop.”

basin park hotel ghost tour

The paranormal aspect of the 1905 Basin Park Hotel has not been overlooked.  In development and soon to be offered to both hotel guests and visitors to Eureka Springs, is an experience that includes not only hearing hotel tales that occurred inside the limestone and pink dolomite walls of this historic structure but patrons will also be able to partake in a unique paranormal investigation that will extend “from the roof to the depths of the hidden cave”.  Ticketing for this adventure is available through ReserveEureka.com.

“Safety and compliant protocols will continue as suggested by the Arkansas Department of Health as we fully open for business,” concluded Moyer.

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Experience Downtown Eureka Springs in a New Way

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What to Expect:

With many Downtown Restaurants & Shops opening their doors again, guests can expect a new way to enjoy the Eureka Springs Experience while planning on some guidelines put in place to protect staff and visitors.   Visitors can enjoy the wide open spaces of Eureka Springs by exploring the natural springs and park areas, stroll our outdoor mall with the majority of shops having returned to operation or Zipline the tree canopy but also expect that restaurants have returned to operation.  The Balcony Restaurant will be open to dine in service from 12 – 8 PM under Health department Guidance (10 ft spacing  & mask required for entry).  Guests may also choose take out and enjoy your food outside; picking a unique place to dine outside with a view or under the trees.

Trolley and Trams are running for visitors to jump on and check out the surroundings of Eureka Springs.  Trolley will operate Wed-Sat 10AM-5PM and the Trams will be open Fri/Sat 1PM & 3PM. Call for tickets. 479- 253-9572

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At the Basin Park Hotel we are opening to overnight guests on the weekends at 2/3 occupancy.  Travel protocols are in place therefore, all arriving guests will be issued a mask (logo souvenir item) and be asked to review and agree to travel protocols.

All overnight guests will also receive  a “breakfast box” delivered to your guest room and several guest activities will be available to registered guests throughout the weekend with maximum numeric protocols in place to ensure proper social distancing. These activities include things such as access to Jack Rabett’s pool tables, the morning stretch,  whisky / wine tastings and self guided adventures. shopping eureka springs

Who will be Open:

Eureka Nuthouse: Thursday-Sunday Noon-5PM

Eureka Clothing Company: Tuesday-Thursday 9:30AM-6PM, Fri/Sat 9:30AM – 7PM, Sunday 9:30AM-5PM

Lazy One: Mon-Fri 10AM-5PM, Sat/Sun 10AM-6PM

Secret Garden: Fri/Sat/Sun 10AM-5PM

Gourmet Eureka: Fri/Sat/Sun 10AM-5PM

Tummy Ticklers: Mon-Fri 10AM-3PM, Sat/Sun 10AM-5PM

Blackie’s Backyard: Open for appointments only

Eureka & Co: Daily 10AM-6PM

Granny’s Place: Daily 10AM-5PM

All That Glitters: Saturday 10AM-5PM

Eureka Clock Co: Saturday 10AM-5PM

Mud St. Store: Saturday 10AM-5PM

main street bbq bus

Downtown Restaurants:

Eureka Springs Coffee House  – Daily  8AM-5PM

Balcony Restaurant   Fri/Sat/Sun, Noon  – 8PM (dine in or carry out)

New Delhi

Amigos – Fri/Sat, 11AM-9PM (carryout)

Chelsea’s Pizza – Daily, Noon – 7PM (delivery or curbside)

Oscar’s Café – Tuesday-Sunday 10AM – 2PM (curbside pick up)

SkyBar Gourmet Pizza – Fri/Sat/Sun, Noon – 8PM (dine in or carry out)

Nyx Cafe– curbside or delivery

Le Stick Nouveau –  Friday/Saturday (Five Course Tasting Menu – Reservations only)

Main Street BBQ Bus – Friday’s 4PM-10PM (food truck)

Grotto Wood Fire Grill – Friday/Saturday 5PM-9PM (dine in or carryout)

Rowdy Beaver Den – Noon – 8PM (dine in or carryout)

Ermillios – Friday-Sunday, 4PM-8PM (curbside pick up and carryout)

Pirate Burritos – W & Th Noon to 8PM, Fri/Sat Noon to 10PM, Sun Noon to 8PM.  (food truck)

Creekside Cafe – (carry out)

Outer Limits Food Truck

Red’s Pizzeria

eureka springs ziplines

Attractions:

Ozark Mountain Zip Lines-Six days a week 10 to 4  (closed on Wednesday)
War Eagle Cavern– Reopen Friday May 22nd with normal hours
Aviation Cadet Museum – Normal hours. Reservation required.
Ozark Mountain Music Theater- Open for Memorial Day weekend May 22nd (Weekends only)
War Eagle Mill  – Daily from 8:30AM to 5PM

SHRED Eureka Springs

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Announcing “SHRED Eureka Springs”:  A Spring Food, Wine & Adventure Festival

(Eureka Springs, Arkansas) – Shred is not only a way to mountain bike but also an attitude of appreciating the good things in life.  This spring, the 1905 Basin Park Hotel and its partners present “SHRED Eureka Springs”, a nine-day festival, March 27 thru April 4, in this exciting Arkansas Ozark village with SHRED being an acronym for SIP HIKE RIDE EAT DANCE.Dance Party Eureka Springs

It all gets underway Friday evening of weekend one with The Mighty Pines jamming at the Kickoff DANCE Party in Basin Spring Park located in the center of Eureka Springs Entertainment District.  This party, benefiting the Buffalo River conservation efforts, will feature the music of the Ozark Mountain Music Festival (OzMoMu) and will run from 6 o’clock until 8.  Also happening that evening, just steps from the park, is the performance of noted Southern Rock singer/songwriter Charlie Daniels in The Aud, the historic municipal auditorium.

Sip Eureka Springs

This first weekend continues on Saturday with a SIP: a welcoming wine tasting produced in concert with the Basin Park Hotel’s “Chef’s Table”.  This event features an opportunity to enjoy up to 30 wines expertly selected by Central Distributors, and Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits.  The award-winning wines of the Ozark area will be presented by Keels Creek Winery and Post Familie Winery.  Each table will be staffed with an expert to share the wine. The music of Eureka Swings will accompany the event. SIP also offers a VIP option with a unique opportunity to enjoy an exclusive tasting from the Roenigk Wine Cellar Reserves.

Chef Showcase

That next day, Sunday SHRED activities move to the Crescent Hotel.  The East Lawn will be the site for an EAT event: the Sunday Chef Showcase Brunch featuring al fresco seating in the manicured garden of this historic mountaintop spa resort.  Five guest chefs will present a tasty brunch. Also included is a Bloody Mary bar featuring locally sourced Bloody Mary Mundi Sauce ensuring a zesty flavoring for this popular brunch beverage.   Music of the Honey Collective will fill the air.  The brunch will be available for $29.95 with discounts available for overnight guests.

Hike Eureka Springs

SHRED activities through the week will involve hiking, biking and community.  The mornings of Monday through Thursday get underway at the downtown Eureka Springs Coffee House with a Wake-up/Meet-up event scheduled daily at 9 a.m.  During the day, each day has a community event that begins at 10 a.m. and guided by either CC Riders or Outdoor Adventures for Women.  Each event is just a little bit different from the rest, but each is a whole lot exciting.  Monday features a guided mountain biking RIDE at Lake Leatherwood City Park and an evening gathering at the Eureka Springs Brewery for a SIP of local craft beers.  Tuesday at 10 a.m. attendees will meet up at the coffeehouse to HIKE to and around Black Bass Lake gathering afterwards to hatchet throw at the Crescent’s Frisco Sporting Club and meet up for tap takeover that night in the SkyBar Gourmet Pizza.  Wednesday sees another RIDE event as attendees traverse over the variety of Great Passion Play mountain biking trails.  Later, SIP takes the spotlight at the scheduled community meet up at Brews.  Thursday is a big day for HIKE: an exploration to the Buffalo River National Park Region and Sweden Creek Falls, one of Arkansas’ tallest waterfalls.   Later that day, attendees will enjoy some live music and a whisky SIP in Jack Rabbett’s Whisky Bar.Center Street Party

SHRED’s second weekend sees the RIDE ramp up.  On Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. is the Center Street Bike Party. Guests can roam up and down Eureka Springs’ Entertainment District between Jack Rabbett’s and Chelsea’s Corner Bar. Center Street will be closed for Lone Star Action Sports who, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., will stage a jaw-dropping, free to the public, stunt performance featuring trick mountain bikers and extreme skateboarders.   The street party continues with live music from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. will come from the Food Truck Festival at the corner of Center and East Mountain streets.  The street party leaves time that evening for those wanting to attend the performance of Grammy Award-winning rock band America in The Aud.  Saturday is SHRED’s RIDE pièce de résistance.  Mountain bikers will enjoy free shuttles at Eureka Springs Mountain as you shred the downhill.  The new Lake Leatherwood Downhill, designed by Rock Solid, has already gained national notoriety as a signature piece of the Oz Trails System.

Those who will be experiencing the “SHRED Eureka Springs” festival form a new community of friends: those who love the outdoors and all the activities of Eureka Springs region.  As a welcome and as a thank you, festival attendees in this inaugural year are being offered a “Community of Friends” special lodging promotional rate.  Both, the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa and the 1905 Basin Park Hotel are featuring a promotional rate of $55 per night any day Sunday through Thursday during festival week. Book Now.

 For details on “SHRED Eureka Springs”  go to https://shredeurekasprings.com. Tickets for SIP (Wine Tasting), DANCE (Opening Night Party), EAT (Chef Showcase) or Room Discounts are now available online.

Pardon our Mess

basin park hotel

“Pardon our mess while we are remodeling to serve you better” is the message the 1905 Basin Park Hotel wants to get out to the citizens of and visitors to Eureka Springs during the next few weeks. A major renovation is now underway in a property that has become known as “the people’s hotel”.

“Elise (Roenigk) and I are very excited about what we are doing at our downtown property,” stated hotel Executive Vice President and General Manager Jack V. Moyer. “Not only are we doing an update in nine of our guest rooms but we are also adding a nuance that guests and especially locals are going to fall in love with.”

The nuance is the transition of the Lucky 7 Rooftop Billiards into Jack Rabbett’s Whisky Bar. This new bar will be located in what is now the Ozark Room, next door to the Balcony Restaurant, and will include the professional-style pool tables now featured upstairs in Lucky 7, moved downstairs to the new location. Other planned accoutrements for Jack Rabbett’s will be 3 big screen television sets, living room style seating, in addition to normal around-the-bar stools.

“We have had such success with the Basin Park Hotel since the Roenigks purchased it in 1997, this is our gift back to the loyal guests who return year after year to enjoy our hotel and the entire surrounding downtown Eureka Springs shopping, entertainment and FUN district,” added Moyer.

The renovation project for rooms and bar is scheduled to be completed by late February. Moyer noted that he hotel and the Balcony Restaurant will be open for business during the construction period.

We appreciate the patience of both our guests and our fellow businesses as we re-invest in Downtown Eureka Springs.

Ozark Mountain Music Festival 2020

Hello Music lovers! My favorite month is here! In three short weeks we will be dancing to the foot stomping tunes of our new and old favorite bluegrass, America roots music. January 16th-19th will be another Oz Production for the books!

The Ozark Mountain Music Festival Weekend will kick off with local’s night on Thursday, January 16th with regional favorites Brian Martin and Arkansauce– “a genre-hopping, four piece string band from northwest Arkansas, bending the rules and blurring the lines between bluegrass, newgrass, folk, americana, country, blues, and funk.” Local’s night cost just $10! Since Arkansauce rocked the main stage in 2017 they continue to become more energetic and fun with the best sing along songs!

At 6PM on Friday the doors will open again to host Brad Fielder from Tulsa, OK. New to our stage we are excited to hear the traditional folk music of songsters from the 20th century with a mix of Brad’s originals. Local favorites, Red Oak Ruse is up next on the main stage and we cannot wait to dance to their made genre Ozarkana! To keep Friday night rolling we will be bringing in our headliners Wood & Wire! As their newest album was Grammy nominated for “best in bluegrass” we know we are in for a treat!

After Wood and Wire comes to a close the diehard dancers and music lovers head to our sister stage at Chelsea’s Corner bar where they will host an open jam with (hopefully) all bands included like years past. Get some rest because we are not even to Saturday yet…

Saturday is packed full with even more music than Thursday and Friday combined. Skye Pollard (Folk Festival Singer Songwriter winner), Chucky Waggs, The Damn Neighbors, The Haymakers, The Hillbenders AND Dirtfoot, all in ONE day! We will start the day on the intimate stage on the first floor with the first 3 bands. Been to OzMoMu in the past? Just wait until you see what we have up our sleeves to make this an even better experience for bands and attendees! At 6PM we will make our way to the Main stage to hang out with our vendors, live artist, grab more drinks and continue dancing the night away.


Coming in from Witchita, KS we are thrilled to add the folk, country, bluegrass band to the lineup- The Hillbenders! This 5 piece band packed full of string instruments and beautiful vocals is a must see.

“The HillBenders have firmly established their presence as one of the most energetic and engaging progressive acoustic bands on the scene and they continue to wow audiences from stages around the country and around the world.”

DirtFoot

So much could be said about Dirtfoot in their “10 yearlong span of spreading infectious grooves and their unique Gypsy Punk Country Grumble Boogie sound. The crowds come to take part in the fun and chaos, hollering to all the calls and responses, shaking their beancans, and getting down with the infectious grooves.”

Our sister stage at Chelsea’s corner bar will jamming on Saturday night again as they host the second round of the open jam including but not limited to all the bands on the line up! Some of the most incredible music I have seen has happened at this event, on this stage!

We will round out the weekend with Brick Fields Sunday at noon on our intimate stage. The Basin Park Hotel will be offering a huge Bloody Mary Bar and Brick Fields will be soothing us all with their blues vibes.

Have we sold you on the weekend yet?! Just in case, it is worth mentioning that this festival has historically been a winter weekend to help cure the festival blues in the cold months. Not only do you get to hang closing with your new friends but you also get to chill with the bands for there is no back stage area. Tickets are $55 all access or single day passes are available too. Want a room on site…yes you do!

Follow the link to book rooms and buy tickets.

https://www.ozarkmountainmusicfestival.com/ See you on the dance floor!

OzMoMu Lineup 2020

Ozark Mountain Music Festival 2020

 Ozark Mountain Music Festival (OzMoMu) celebrates its 7th year January 16-19th

 (EUREKA SPRINGS, ARKANSAS) — The 2020 Ozark Mountain Music Festival, better known as OzMoMu, will return January 16-20 to Downtown Eureka Springs.  The winter festival, best known for its upbeat and infectious Americana Roots music and laid back vibe is held inside at the Basin Park Hotel often spilling outdoors into the Eureka Springs Entertainment District. Nightly headliners for this year’s event include Arkansauce (Thursday), Wood & Wire (Friday) and both The Hillbenders and Dirtfoot (Saturday).

Thursday January 16, 2020

The Thursday Kickoff show, starting at 8PM with Brian Martin continues at 10 with a headliner very familiar to the area.  Arkansauce is a genre-hopping, four piece string band from Northwest Arkansas, bending the rules and blurring the lines between bluegrass, newgrass, folk, americana, country, blues, and funk. With a loyal following growing every day in the Natural State and along their tour routes, the band is proud to be stepping into a hard-driving sound unique to the Arkansas quartet.

Friday January 17, 2020

Friday Music begins at 6PM with the likes of Brad Fielder and Red Ozak Ruse, with the most anticipated act of this year’s Festival taking the Stage at 10PM.  Living the mantra  “This isn’t a land made for quiet reflection, it’s a land made for hard work.”   Wood & Wire from Austin, TX have shown Respect for honest labor by honing a central theme in Wood & Wire’s 2018 GRAMMY Nominated album for “Best Bluegrass”, North of Despair ( Blue Corn Music), with songs populated by people like songwriter Tony Kamel’s own grandfather, who built the family’s hunting lodge. This kind of vivid, haunting songwriting focused on lives spent deep in the countryside is a hallmark of Texas songwriting. But it’s the melding of this hard country songwriting with high-octane bluegrass instrumentation that makes for Wood & Wire’s signature sound.

Saturday January 18, 2020

After a Raucus Friday night, there is no recovery time at OzMoMu20 as the music kicks up again at 1PM and continues throughout the night.  With acts such as Chucky Waggs, The Haymakers and Dam Neighbors the stage will be set for the Saturday Headliners to begin at 8PM.   OzMoMu festival goers should prepare for energy of The Hillbenders followed  by a Dose of Gypsy Punk Country Grumble boogie otherwise known as Dirtfoot.

The Hillbenders were formed in April of 2008, and are still touring with the original lineup widely touted as one of the most energetic and engaging progressive acoustic bands on the scene. Of late, the HillBenders have shifted their focus back onto their originals and have released their fourth studio album, appropriately and eponymously titled “The HillBenders”.

Dirtfoot has been spreading their infectious grooves and their unique Gypsy Punk Country Grumble Boogie sound for the past 10 years. The crowds come to take part in the fun and chaos, hollering to all the calls and responses, shaking their beancans, and getting down with the infectious grooves. Led by Matt & J, Dirtfoot is a blend of eclectic styles as well as diverse personalities. Featuring instruments ranging from guitar, banjo, trombone, upright bass, drums, percussion and more, this band has a truly unique yet familiar sound. The band describes their sound as “It is like a good gumbo – you have some growling vocals, heavy bass and percussion that makes a good, dark, dirty Louisiana roux, mixed heartily with some meaty rhythms, combined liberally with fresh offerings from the guitar and banjo that are like okra and tomatoes picked from your backyard garden, topped with the hot n’ sexy spice of trombone and lead guitar, and finally a little something magical and indescribable”, There you have Dirtfoot – a delicious, spicy, dirty band that will make you stomp your feet, shake you’re a..

ozark mountain music festival 2020

2020 Ozark Mountain Music Festival Lineup includes:

Thursday, January 16th

8PM-Brian Martin- Central, AR

10PM-Arkansauce- Fayetteville, AR

 

Friday, January 17th

6PM-Brad Fielder -Norman, OK

8PM-Red Oak Ruse- Eureka Springs, AR

10PM-Wood & Wire –Austin, TX

Midnight JAM

 

Saturday, January 18th

1PM-Folk Fest Singer Song Writer Contest Winner

2PM-Chucky Waggs- Eureka Springs, AR

4PM-The Damn Neighbors- Fayetteville, AR

6PM-The Haymakers- Lawrence, KS

8PM-The Hillbenders- Springfield, MO

10PM-Dirtfoot- Laffeyette, LA

Midnight JAM

 

Sunday, January 19th

Bloody Mary Show

12PM-Brick Fields- Fayetteville

The Basin Park Hotel, known for its epic events ranging from a comeback show of The Band to its many years of the Eureka Springs Blues Festival, has once again found its groove.  With music produced by Oz and its signature event, OzMoMu the Basin Park Ballroom is back. “Downtown Eureka Springs and the Basin Park Hotel are unique.  The festival has no backstage area so the attendees and bands are all sharing the same space.  Hanging out with the bands as one group of people who love music is what makes OzMoMu so unique” stated Mary Howze, OZ Festival Coordinator.

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For more information, contact:

Ms. Mary Howze

Ozark Mountain Music Festival

Festival Coordinator

(479) 363-6327

ozarkmountainmusicfestival@gmail.com

Let’s Talk About the Fall Season

eureka springs fall color

Fall Color in The Arkansas Ozarks – There is not a prettier place on the planet earth than The Arkansas Ozarks when autumn arrives. The mountainsides, the hollows, the hiking and mountain biking trails are painted with hues of gold, red, orange, and purple.  Mother Nature turns the emerald green hardwood trees of  summer into explosions of breathtaking color. View our Fall Webcam.   The views offered are refreshed every 15 daylight minutes.   The source of this bird’s-eye view comes from the open-air balcony of the Crescent’s SkyBar Gourmet Pizza located on the hotel’s top floor.

An Active Town – This Victorian village has developed a web of foot trails and challenging mountain biking trails for a way to see the rainbow of fall color right in town.  Take in the views of the Ozark Valley to Eureka’s East Mountain and over the top of the historic Saint Elizabeth’s Catholic Church.  Trolley or Tram Rides are a great way to view town and the Fall color.fall color eureka springs

Great Weather – This is THE TIME for you Leaf lookers to enjoy all things Fall! Get outdoors and take in that cooler, fall crisp air in the Ozark Mountains.

Great Food – Did you know that many of our restaurants are chef-owned? This unique flare gives the visitor a wide range of options of local culinary flavors to choose from.

Lots of Activities & Things To Do – There are so many events and FUN Things To Do during the Fall Season in Eureka Springs… choose from Music Festivals, Craft Fairs, Zombie Crawl, Halloween Seance, Cemetery Tours or view the full list of Things To Do.

Road Trip Opportunities – Allow yourself for some easy day trip drives (less than an hour) to nearby Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Roaring River State Park, Hobbs State Park or Pea Ridge State Park.  Buffalo National River is a perfect outdoor experience if you want to be immersed in nature, great hiking and catch some waterfalls.

LEAF SEASON IN THE OZARKS – VALUE DEALS:  Stay for Just $109 (reg rate $209) during these dates at the Basin Park Hotel:
10/14-10/15, 10/22-10/24, 10/27-10/30, 11/3-11/7.  BOOK NOW

Fall Peak Week Eureka Springs

PEAK WEEK NOVEMBER 1st – 10th

“By the way, state fall color prognosticators say this year’s peak of coloration will be during the first week of November.View Peak Week Map.

May Festival of the Arts

may festival of the arts eureka springs

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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