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Eureka Springs.com Christmas Festival

Spend your holidays in Eureka Springs during the Annual EurekaSprings.com Christmas eureka springs christmas Festival!

11/28-12/14 2014

Under the sponsorship of such organizations as Eureka Springs Downtown Network and the Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce, such delightful holiday events as the night-time Downtown Christmas Parade, Santa In The Park, Preservation Tour of Homes and festive shopping enhancements make historic Downtown Eureka Springs a winter wonderland.

View the Full Christmas Calendar, click here.

Eureka Springs Food & Wine Weekend

November 6th-8th, 2014

Come experience the culinary excellence of Eureka Springs. Many local restaurants will be featuring their chef’s signature courses expertly paired with perfect wines.

Casual Food & Wine Fun in Downtown at the Balcony Restaurant, located inside the Basin Park Hotel:

The Balcony Restaurant & Bar, one of the best downtown views with a wrapped around porch and live music that overlooks Spring St. and Basin Spring Park will offer all weekend long: Elk Burger Sliders topped with bourbon caramelized onions, served with pickles & chips for $10.99. The featured wine pairing will be, The Show Garnacha, an extravagant Spanish beauty with tempting aromas of spice, intense black cherries, and mocha. It has relatively high alcohol content yet is soft on the palate, with layered flavors of black raspberry, liquorice, and black pepper with hints of earth and oak.  The Basin Park Hotel is located on 12 Spring. St. 479-253-7837

 

Explore the creations at the 1886 Steakhouse, located inside the Crescent Hotel:

November7th
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM Unlocking the basic secrets to food and wine pairing. Complimentary event for registered hotel guests, $10 general public.

5:00 PM to 9:00 PM The Featured Pairing: Our Crescent Stack (Pan fried pollenta, crab cake, 5 oz filet with hollandaise) paired with a premium flight of wines from our award winning cellar. Price TBD…

November 8th:
All day in the Sky Bar, enjoy special pricing on authentic Margarita Pizza and select Wines by the Glass.

November 9th:
Say Cheese!!! Experience a global sampling of cheeses and wines from around the world at this interactive and educational addition to our Sunday Brunch. $24.95.  Brunch is located in the Crystal Ballroom.  Reservations are recommended by calling: 479-253-9652
For ALL Food & Wine participants, click here.

Fun Things To Do In October

October brings Beautiful Color, Great Drives and Cooler Weather to the Ozarks.  Eureka Springs is a perfect fall destination for any individual.  There are many Fun Fall Events to add to your trip planning…  

Ozark Folk Festival: 10/7-10/11 Don’t miss the longest running folk music festival in the US! This year celebrates 67 years of great folk music with Free Afternoon Concerts in Downtown Basin Spring Park, Saturday Folk Parade and great Evening Concerts at the Historic Basin Park Hotel and a Headliner Show at the City Auditorium.  More info: visit www.ozarkfolkfestival.com.

War Eagle Mill Fall Antique Craft Fair: 10/16-10/19  Another great way to view the changing colors of the fall leaves is to drive through the Ozarks to the Annual War Eagle Mill Fall Craft Fair.  Choose from a wide variety of handcrafted products displayed in over 250 booths outside.  The craft fair takes place along the banks of the War Eagle River. Click here for info.

After you enjoy a day at War Eagle continue your drive over to Springdale & Rogers for their huge indoor craft fair. Click here for info.

Voices from Eureka’s Silent City: 10/17 & 10/18, 10/24 & 10/26  This event has been widely popular and is a great way to see and hear the “living history” of Eureka Springs.  “Heroes, Healers, and Humdingers” will feature actors in period costumes sharing stories of their unique and colorful pasts. This is a one hour walking tour through the cemetery, tours begin at 5:30pm through 8:30pm. For more information call the Eureka Springs Historical Museum at 479-253-8417 or  www.eurekaspringshistoricalmuseum.org.

Oktoberfest: Saturday, 10/18-If you enjoy micro brews, craft or seasonal beers then join the Eureka Springs Rotary club during the annual Oktoberfest in downtown Eureka Springs.  The party will be right in the middle of downtown on Main Street in between the parking lot of the City Courthouse and the City Auditorium.  Event is from 11am-5pm. www.eurekarotary.org

Mini’s in the Ozarks: 10/23-10/26  Eureka Springs is a popular destination for car lovers, so don’t miss the Arkansas MINI Owners Klub (AMOK!) who will host the region’s largest MINI event in Beautiful Ozarks. Now in its sixth year, MINIs in the Ozarks (MITO) draws MINIs from all over the U.S. to experience the awesome fall scenery and wonderful curvy roads of the region. For more information: www.ozarkmini.com

Mad Hatter’s Ball: Friday, 10/24- If you like to be creative and dress up  then the annual Mad Hatter’s Ball is a fun event for you!  The year will be the 12th annual fundraiser for the Eureka Springs School of the Arts (ESSA) at the Crescent Hotel. This event is a sold out event, so get your tickets asap! Includes good food, auctions and dancing. For tickets and info click here.

Howl-O-Ween Party: Saturday, 10/25 – View the Cats in the Dark! Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge stays open at night for this yearly special event.  The main compound is open for the whole family to experience the night habits of lions, tigers, cougars, bobcats, and more. Games, food, and a children’s costume contest. 7pm-9pm at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. Call 479-253-5841 & visit www.turpentinecreek.org

Annual Fall Craft Show at the Pine Mtn.Village: Saturday, 10/25– Great chance to catch regional artists and vendors participate in this weekend event.  Located in Eureka  Springs along highway 62 in the parking lot of Pine Mountain Village.  9am-5pm. For more information call the Chamber: 479-244-6907.

Haunted Hay Rides: 10/1-10/31– A fun hayride suitable for all ages that happens everynight in Eureka Springs.  Starting at dark you will venture on an antique chuck wagon full of hay bales and travel down the trail to some surprisingly haunted thrills!  Click here for Haunted Hay Rides at Bear Mountain Log Cabins.

Eagle Watch & Fall Foliage Tours at Belle of the Ozarks: 10/1-10/31  Enjoy the cool fall air in October on Beaver Lake with Belle of the Ozarks Eagle Watch tours.  Expert guides will lead a fantastic tour giving you the best glimpses of the bald eagles habitats. The tour is 1hour & 15 minute cruises. For more information contact Belle of the Ozarks at 479-253-6200 visit www.estc.net/belle.

Intrigue Halloween Night Seance at the Crescent Hotel-Friday 10/31 Spend Halloween Night in America’s Most Haunted Hotel with one of the Best Illusionists and Mediums conjuring up Dr. Baker’s Experiments at the Crescent Hotel on Halloween Night.  This event sells out, purchase your tickets in advance, learn more here.

Don’t forget, any day of the week in Eureka Springs offers a world of exploration, from unique Shopping, exquisite local Dining, fun Walking Trails with great photography stops, and entertaining Attractions.

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Jazz Eureka Festival

September 10th-12th 2014

Kickoff Jazz Eureka with a Great Gatsby themed Lawn Party at the Crescent Hotel Fountain Garden on Wednesday, September 10th from 7pm-9pm

Live Jazz Music from the Jeff Grey Quartet

Food, Drinks and Fire Dancing!

Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on.

$10 entry fee (includes entertainment and lite hor d’ voure)

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End of Summer Sale

Now that the kids are going back to school, enjoy a getaway end of summer sale in Eureka Springs without all the crowds.

*Eureka Springs is offering Attraction Discounts 8/18-8/28 on ReserveEureka.com

 

*Summer Sale:

Stay over on the weekend of 8/22 OR 8/23 for JUST $99 in a Premium Room or $129 in a Jacuzzi Suite.  (SAVINGS of $65-$85!) Check Availability.

 

*Adult Getaway:??????????????????????

Stay in ANY Room for ONLY $89.95 and get 20% OFF Coupons to the Balcony Restaurant OR on spa services at the Serenity Spa.
Valid Sunday-Thursday, 8/18-8/21 & 8/24-8/28. Check Availability.

A Thrilling Family Vacation…

A Thrilling Family Vacation Where Families Vacation Together

Instead of dealing with the heat and long lines at an amusement park where the family is off doing different things, why not take a trip to Eureka Springs where the whole Family Vacations Together!

Eureka Springs has many Fun and Thrilling Attractions that the Whole Family can do together.

 

Exploring Downtown

Families love being in downtown where kids can explore the old Civil War Cave, the rock bluff shelter above Basin Spring Park, finding some cool magic tricks at the Magic Shop, or go explore the many staircases that connect Downtown Spring Street and Main Street.  For a fun experience of learning Eureka’s past characters or finding the underground, take one of these walking tours: Hellraisers, Hoodlums and Heated History Tour OR the Downtown – N – Underground Tour.  Tours are Everyday at 11am & 4pm, Kids under 12 are FREE!

Families can take a break and dine downtown together after the parents do some shopping.  Great food for all ages and the best view in downtown is at the Balcony Restaurant, located on the 2nd floor of the Basin Park Hotel.  Stay downtown where the most FUN Happens!

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Uncover the Mystery

Intrigue Theater is great for parents and kids of all ages.  Be amazed at some of the outstanding illusion and magic put on by illusionist, Sean Paul and medium, Juliane Fey. Set in a century year old building with theater style seating you will go back in time as they keep you guessing and entertain you with their close up magic and mystery. An intriguing experience you don’t want to miss!

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Explore America’s Most Haunted Hotel

Bring the whole family and stay over at a haunted hotel. Kids will love exploring the hallways with their cameras to see if they can catch orbs and they will sure to be thrilled on the nightly ghost tour that gives you a glimpse into the haunted past of the historic hotel while ending up in the morgue!  The 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa sits atop the hillside of Eureka Springs, with beautiful views on the 4th floor of the Ozarks, surrounding gardens, verandas, trails, and a swimming pool.  A great vacation spot to scare up some lifetime memories!

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A Thrill in the Sky

Experience the exhilarating thrill of the Eureka Springs Ziplines Canopy Tour.  This is a must for the whole family! Families can have outdoor fun and a safe adventure tour together through the Ozark treetops. Enjoy 2 hours of fun as you start gradually through the trees and make your way up to the ultimate zipline, soaring 200 + feet high and about 1800 feet long!  A perfect family adventure.

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America’s #1 Attended Outdoor Drama

Take the whole family and relive The Greatest Story Ever Told! Staged in an outdoor amphitheater, the multi-level set, special lighting and sound effects, live animals, and a cast of 170 Biblically costumed actors come together to create the thrilling epic drama of Jesus Christ’s last days on earth.  The play is not the only thing to see and do thought.  The Christ of the Ozarks, the Holy Land Tour, Moses Tabernacle in the Wilderness, a section of the Berlin Wall, the Church in the Grove, the Bible Museum, and the Sacred Arts Museum are also on the grounds!

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Jump Into Fun

For great summer fun with the family explore any of the 3 rivers and 3 lakes that surround Eureka Springs. For nearby swimming visit Beaver Dam, rent ski boats or pontoons on Beaver Lake, Table Rock Lake or go paddle boating on Lake Leatherwood.  For fishing, kayak or canoe rentals visit the White River, Kings River or Buffalo River. Break off from the heat and have fun in the water on your summer vacation.

Lake Activities

 

Roars & Growls

A visit to Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge brings kids and families face to face with over 150 exotic big cats. Open everyday, the 459 acre refuge offers visitors an education station, keeper talks, self guided tours, habitat tours, and feeding time for visitors to witness.  Only a short 7 mile drive from downtown Eureka Springs, take your kids to see the wild!

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Variety Shows

Everybody loves a laugh and live music so why not take the family to two of Eureka Springs Fun, Family Shows.  The Pine Mountain Theater offers families country, gospel, comedy, bluegrass, blues and rock n roll every evening, except for Sunday, unique souvenir items, and free all you can eat popcorn. Ozark Mountain HoeDown offers shows everynight of new and old country, gospel, comedy, nostalgic rock n roll, motown, do wap, disco, audience participation and impersonations.  Great fun for the whole family.

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For More Things To Do Visit:

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www.eurekaspringsonline.com

www.eurekaspringskids.com

www.eurekaspringsmarina.com

Intrigue Theater is BACK!

Exclusive-Eveings-web-pic-1024x691Come Experience the Mystery of Intrigue Theater for its 4th Season in Eureka Springs! 

Opening Night Kicks off on Thursday, May 15th 2014

Travel back to an AGE OF INTRIGUE with The Illusionist and the Medium.

Experience an evening of Mystery and Intrigue with Sean-Paul the Illusionist and Juliane Fay the Medium – featuring special guests from the other side.  The evening begins as guests enter century year old building that only seats 75 people.  Everything in this throw back production is based on Real Historical entertainment that is still so effective that it can bring even today’s most cynical audiences to the edge of their seats!

View 2014 Schedule & Purchase Tickets-Click HERE

Besides adding New Mysteries to the Intrigue Experience, Intrigue Theater is offering a special show:safe_image
Exclusive Evenings “Up Close & Incredible” 
This Exclusive experience is limited to 16 people, seated around the table
for 1 hour as Sean-Paul the Illusionist entertains them with Close-up slight of Hand and Mentalism.

View Schedule-Click Here