EVENTS & FESTIVALS IN EUREKA SPRINGS

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, and Jazz..The newest music festival is the Bluegrass Festival. 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 or not to bring your dancin’ shoes or your hiking boots!

EVENTS CALENDAR for 2014

 

January

January 3-5: Eureka Springs Paranormal Weekend
January 11: 9th Annual Kings Day Mardi Gras Kick Off
January 23-25: Indie Film Fest

February

February 5: Eureka Gras – Umbrella decorating
February 8: Taste of N’Awlins
February 12: Eureka Gras – Umbrella decorating
February 15: Sponsors Appreciation Day – Float Christening
February 19: Eureka Gras – Umbrella decorating
February 22: Eureka Gras Night Parade
February 22: 3rd Annual Chamber of Commerce MidWinter Jam
February 27: Eureka Gras Mardi Gras Hookers & Jokers Ball
February 28: Eureka Gras Mardi Gras Coronation Masquerade Ball

March

March 1: 9th Annual Eureka Gras Mardi Gras Parade
March 1: Beaux Arts Masquerade Ball
March 2: Jazz Brunch New Orleans Style
March 3: ArtiGras at Caribe
March 4: Saint ‘Lizbeth’s King Cake Ball and Dinner
March 8: 32nd Annual Victorian Classic Road Race
March 13-15: 18th Annual Spring Antique Show & Sale
March 15: 21st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 20: Poetluck at The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow
March 22: 24th Annual Eureka Springs Kite Festival

April

April 6: 6th Annual Society Tea and Bonnet Contest
April 10-12: 27th Annual UFO Conference
April 12: 2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll
April 12: 5th Annual Carol Helmer Memorial Run/Walk for Ovarian Cancer
April 17: Poetluck at The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow
April 17-19: 38th Annual Springtime in the Ozarks
April 18-19: 10th Annual Carving in the Ozarks Festival
April 18-19: Celebrate Jesus Music In The Park & Parade
April 20: 38th Annual Easter Egg hunt at War Eagle Mill
April 20: Easter Brunch and Annual Egg Hunt at the Crescent Hotel
April 20: Easter Sunrise Service at the Christ of the Ozarks.
April 25-26: The 2014 Eureka Springs Friends of NRA 2nd Amendment Freedom Rally & Ride
April 25-26: Spring Yards & Yards of Yard sales
April 26-27: 10th Annual Local Appreciation Weekend at the Promised Land ZOO

May

May 1-31: 27th annual Eureka Springs May Festival of the Arts
May 2: Opening performance of the Great Passion Play
May 3: 2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll
May 2-4: PT Cruiser Rally
May 3: The ARTrageous Parade
May 10: Eureka Springs Garden Club Plant Sale
May 10: The Ozarks Chorale annual Spring Concert
May 10: 2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll
May 10: 4th Annual Spring Arts & Craft Show
May 11: John Two Hawks’ Mother’s Day Concert at the Auditorium
May 15: Poetluck at The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow
May 16: The 24th annual White Street Walk
May 17: 2nd Annual Eureka Springs Camaro Fest
May 17: 2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll
May 18: Annual Books in Bloom Literary Festival
May 24: 2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll
May 24: 20th Annual Mustang Show
May 31: 2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll

June

June 7-8: The 9th annual XTERRA Eureka Springs Lake Leatherwood XTERRA Festival
June 14: 2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll
June 12-15: Eureka Springs Blues Weekend
June 15: Father’s Day Blues Picnic at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
June 19: Poetluck at The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow
June 20-July 18: Opera in the Ozarks begins its 64th Season at Inspiration Point
June 21-22: Gospel Music Celebration

July

July 1-31: Grand Illumination
July 4: 17th 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
July 4: 13th Annual Fireworks display at Ventris Trails End Resort
July 8-13: 4th Annual Fleur Delicious Weekend
July 12: 2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll
July 17: Poetluck at The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow
July 18-20: 16th Annual Eureka Springs Fat Tire Festival
July 18-19: Sunday School Teacher’s Conference

August

August 1-2: 20th Annual Yards & Yards of Yard Sales
August 8-10: The Eurekan Multi-Sport Event
August 9: 2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll
August 14: Back-to-School Concert at The Great Passion Play
August 14-16: Annual Eureka Springs Family Bluegrass Weekend
August 14-17: Beading in the Ozarks at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center
August 15-17: 3rd Annual Summertime in the Ozarks
August 21: Poetluck at The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow
August 22-24: Parallel Universes Conference at the 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa August 22-23: 22nd Annual VW Weekend at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks
August 27: FREE Banjo Rally at Bear Mountain Log Cabins
August 27-30: Banjo Rally International at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks

September

September 5-6: 44th Annual Eureka Springs Antique Automobile Festival
September 6: The 1922 Bank Robbery Re-enactment after the antique car parade. September 5-6: Wood Carvers Jamboree
September 10-13: Scooting the Ozarks
September 12-13: Jazz Weekend
September 13: 2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll
September 18: Poetluck at The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow
September 24-27: Bikes, Blues and BBQ in Fayetteville
September 25-27: Bikes, BIBLES and BBQ Rally and Rides at The Great Passion Play

October

October 1-31: Haunted Hay Ride at Bear Mountain Log Cabins
October 1-31: Eagle Watch and Fall Foliage Tours on Beaver Lake
October 2-5: 24th Annual Corvette Weekend
October 7-11: 67th Annual Original Ozark Folk Festival
October 11: 2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll
October 16: Poetluck at The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow
October 16-19: Fall War Eagle Mill Antique Craft Show
October 17-18: Voices from the Silent City
October 17-19: Eagle Watch Weekend on the Belle of the Ozarks
October 23-26: Minis in the Ozarks
October 24-25: Voices from the Silent City
October 24: 12th Annual Mad Hatter’s Ball fundraiser
October 25: 19th Annual Howl-O-Ween Party
October 25: Annual Fall Craft Show at the Village at Pine Mountain
October 25: Last performance of the 2014 season of The Great Passion Play

November

November 8: 2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll
November 11: Veteran’s Day Parade
November 20-22: 26th Annual Fall Antique Show & Sale
November 20: Poetluck at The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow
November 28: Santa in the Park
November 29: Winterfest Fine Art & Craft Show/Sale

December

December 1-31: Eureka Springs’ Christmas Forest
December 4: 43rd Annual St. James Episcopal Church Silver Tea
December 5: Eureka Springs Christmas Parade
December 4-14: Annual Eurekasprings.com Christmas Festival
December 6: Candlelight Tour of Homes
December 6: John Two Hawks Christmas Concert
December 6-14: 14th Annual Christmas at the 1886 Crescent Hotel
December 13: 2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll
December 13: 8th Annual Sweet Treats Cookie Tour
December 13: Ozarks Chorale Christmas Concert at the Auditorium
December 31: Family New Year’s Eve Celebration at Pine Mountain Theater

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