Eureka Springs has a full calendar of a zillion fun special events and festivals going on almost every weekend of the year except some weekends mid-winter. Special events include car festivals for at least a dozen types of cars (Antique cars, Corvettes, Ferraris, VWs, Classic Cars, Minis, Miatas, and many more), Motorcycle Runs and Rides on The Pig Trail, Razorbacks games only an hour away, Antique and Craft shows, festivals devoted to Blues, Folk Music, Bluegrass and Jazz.  Visitors can also enjoy Opera In The Ozarks or attend a variety of theatrical events in the City Auditorium. May is Fine Arts Festival month with all kinds of artsy things going on downtown all month long. Eureka Springs even has an annual UFO convention for those interested in learning more about alien visitations! Or if you’re into chainsaw woodcarving, we have a weekend devoted to that art form!  Did we mention all the marathons, charity-walk runs, triathlons, and other race events?

When you make a reservation to stay at Cliff Cottage Inn – Luxury B&B Suites and Historic Cottages, the elf sends out a complete list of everything going on in town during your stay so you will know whether  to bring your dancin’ shoes or your hiking boots!



January 9-11: Eureka Springs Paranormal Weekend
January 10: 10th Annual Kings Day Mardi Gras Kick Off


February 4: Eureka Gras – Umbrella decorating
February 12: Hookers & Jokers Ball
February 13: Coronation Ball
February 14: Chocolate Lovers Festival
February 14: Eureka Gras Day Parade


March 14: 22nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 21: 33rd Annual Victorian Classic Road Race
March 28: Zombie Tage at Lake Leatherwood
March 28: 25th Annual Eureka Springs Kite Festival


April 10-12: 28th Annual UFO Conference
April 11: 2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll,6-9pm (April to Dec 2nd Sat., May every Sat.)
April 18: 6th Annual Carol Helmer Memorial Run/Walk for Ovarian Cancer
April 18-19: 39th Annual Springtime in the Ozarks
April 18-19: 11th Annual Carving in the Ozarks Festival
April 24-25: Spring Yards and Yards of Yard sales


May 1-31: 27th annual Eureka Springs May Festival of the Arts.
May 1: Opening performance of the Great Passion Play
May 2: 2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll
May 1-3: PT Cruiser Rally
May 2: The ARTrageous Parade downtown, 2pm
May 2: 5th Annual Arts&Crafts Fair, 8-5pm, Pine Mountain Village, Hwy 62 heading east (on left).
May 9: The Ozarks Chorale annual Spring Concert
May 9: 2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll
May 10: Mother’s Day brunches around town
May 10: 12th Annual John Two Hawks’ Mother’s Day Concert at the Auditorium
May 15:25th annual White Street Walk, 4pm -10pm. White Street is the working address for many local artists who welcome the public into their homes and studios.
May 16: 2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll, 6-9pm downtown
May 17: Annual Books in Bloom Literary Festival, Crescent hotel gardens.
May 23: 2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll
May 23: 21st Annual Mustang Show
May 30: 2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll, 6-9pm downtown


June 12-13: The 10th annual XTERRA Eureka Springs Lake Leatherwood XTERRA Festival –
June 13: 2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll
June 18-21: Eureka Springs Blues Weekend.
June 19-July 17: Opera in the Ozarks begins its 65th Season at Inspiration Point. Go to for tix, info.
June 23-25: Vulcan Riders.


July 1 : Fleur Delicious Fest bartender’s competition
July 4: 18th Annual Independence Day Fireworks celebration at Turpentine Creek
July 4: Fireworks celebration at the Holiday Island Recreation Center by The Barn
July 4: Independence Day Parade in downtown Eureka Springs (tentative)
July 4: 14th Annual Fireworks display at Ventris Trails End Resort
July 7-12: 4th Annual Fleur Delicious Weekend.
July 11: 2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll downtown, 6-9pm
July 10-11: 17th Annual Eureka Springs Fat Tire Fest. Mountain Bike off-road events, Short track, super D, downhill, old served trails and cross-country racing.


August 7-8: 21st Annual Yards & Yards of Yard Sales
August 7-9: Summer Diversity weekend
August 8: 2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll downtown, 6-9pm
August 13-15: Eureka Springs Family Bluegrass Weekend. Thurs. nite is a free watermelon social with music in Basin Park. Other performances in The Auditorium
August 14-16: 5th Annual Eureka Springs Multi-Sport Event including swimming,biking, foot
August 13-16: Beading in the Ozarks at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center.
August 14-16:4th Annual Summertime in the Ozarks Al-Anon Convention, Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center
August 28-23: 30th: 24th Annual VW Weekend at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks


September 2-5: Banjo Rally International –
September 9-12:  Scooting the Ozarks.Poker runs, self-guided rides and guided rides; open to all from Mopeds to Maxis, 2strokes to 4.
September 11-2: Jazz Festival Weekend all around town
September 11-12: Woodcarvers Jamboree, 10-5pm, Pine Mtn. Vlg.
September 11-12: 45th Annual Antique Auto Fest, show & parade
September 23-26: Bikes, Blues and BBQ in Fayetteville
September 24-26: Bikes, Bibles& BBQ at Great Passion Play  September 26: 6th Annual Eureka Palooza Outdoor Festival at Lake Leatherwood just outside the city.


October 1-31: Haunted Hay Ride at Bear Mountain Log Cabins
October 1-31: Eagle Watch and Fall Foliage Tours on Beaver Lake
October 1-4: 25th Annual Corvette Weekend
October 7-10: 68th Annual Original Ozark Folk Festival
October 10: 2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll, 6-9pm downtown
October 15: Poetluck at The Writers’ Colony – free readings
October 15-18: Fall War Eagle Mill Antique Craft Show
October 16-18: Eagle Watch Tours on “Belle of Ozarks”,Beaver Lake
October 22-24: Voices From The Silent City – costumed guided historical tours at the cemetery, 62 heading east.
October 22-25: 5th Annual Minis in the Ozarks Rally
October 23: 13th Annual Mad Hatter’s Ball fundraiser for Arts School
October 24: Annual Fall Craft Show at Pine Mtn. Village
October 24: Last performance of 2015 Great Passion Play
October 30-31:  Voices From The Silent City – see Oct. 22-24
October 31:  20th Annual Howl-O-Ween, 7-9pm, Turpentine Creek


November 1: Zombie Crawl & Parade downtown
November 6-8: Fall Diversity Weekend
November 11: Veteran’s Day Parade downtown, 10am
November 27: Santa in Basin Park
November 28: Santa in the Park
November 27-Dec. 31: Annual Christmas Festival – see for events


December 1-31: Eureka Springs’ Christmas Tree Forest
December 1: 49th Annual St. James Episcopal Church Silver Tea
December 4: Annual Evening Christmas Parade of Lights, downtown
December 5: Winterfest Fine Art & Craft Show, Best Western Inn of Ozarks Convention Center, 9am-6pm. Local artists. $3 admission
December 5: Candlelight Tour of Homes
December 5: 18th Annual John Two Hawks Christmas Concert
December 9: Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”, & dinner. 6pm Crescent
December 12: 2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll, 6-9pm downtown
December 12: Ozarks Chorale Christmas Concert, Auditorium

If you want the best location for the Corvette Weekend, better call Cliff Cottage Inn well ahead to get in. We’ve been bringing three other couples with us for a number of years and we call in May to book for the October event. The parking is perfect for our ‘vettes as our spoilers don’t drag! ~ Guest Comment