EVENTS CALENDAR for 2017 (All dates subject to change without notice)
January 6-7, 13-14: Eureka Springs Paranormal Weekend
January 7: Kings Day Kick-Off – 5pm, Rowdy Beaver Restaurant
January 18:Mardi Gras Umbrella Decorating, 5PM
January 19-22: Ozark Mountain Music Festival
January 28: The 3rd annual Eureka Springs Historical Museum Garage Sale in Convention Center, 9am to 5pm
February 1-4: Eureka! Fiber In The Ozarks
February 4: 12th Annual Taste of N’Awlins, 1-3pm, Grand Central Hotel
February 11: 13th Annual Chocolate Lovers Festival at the Convention Center, 10am-3pm. www.eurekachocfest.org
February 17: Mardi Gras Coronation Ball, Crescent Hotel, 6-10pm,dine/dance
February 18: Eureka Gras Light & Sound Parade, 6-7pm. Annual Mardi Gras Parade Eureka-style downtown followed at night by Black & Light Ball open to the public, 7pm til?
February 19: Beer Can & Breweriana Collectors
February 20: Smooch A Pooch, 10am-3:30pm. Bring your pooch to Basin Park for a fun day of puppy love.
February 24: Joker’s Masquerade Ball, 6-10pm. Costume ball at Convention Center www.eurekaspringsmardigras.org
February 25: Eureka Gras Day Parade, 2-3pm. More beads! Parade rolls thru downtown
February 25: Mayor’s Ball, 7-midnite, Basin Park Hotel, featuring New Orleans traditions with a Great Gatsby theme. Live band, food, dancing. Dress in Roaring 20s attire.
Feb. 28: Fat Tuesday King Cake Ball, 5:30-11pm, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. Cocktail bar and fresh oysters open the event. Grand Procession of Eureka Gras Royal Court begins at 6:30pm, ending with a 2nd line umbrella dance for everyone. $40 tix sell out fast
March 5: You’ve Got Talent concert featuring performers in all genres, at The Auditorium, 2-5pm. Tix available at door.
March 18: 23rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, 2pm rolling thru downtown; StPaddy.ureeka.org for info and parade entry form
March 18: 35th Annual Victorian Classic Road Race. www.EurekaRotary.org (look under “Victorian Classic”). 10K run/2 Mile, Fun Run, & Walk
March 25: 27th Annual Eureka Springs Kite Festival, 10am-4pm, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, 8 miles south of Eureka Springs on Hwy 23S
April 1: Drumming in Basin park, 6-8pm. Bring your tambourine & bongos!
April 6-8: Spring Fling Bike Rally, headquarters Cathouse by Cliff Cottage Inn
April 7-9: Spring Diversity Weekend. For info, www.outineureka.com
April 7-9: Wise Woman Traditions, healing, wellness, herbal traditions, around town. Fireomearth.com for details.
April 8: 2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll,6-9pm (to Dec 2nd Sat., May every Sat.)
April 15: First Amendment Celebration & Parade, 1pm. thru downtown
April 16: Easter Sunrise Service at Passion Play’s Christ of the Ozarks statue
April 16: Easter Brunch 10am-2pm & Egg Hunt 1pm, Crescent Hotel
April 20–23: 41st Annual Springtime In The Ozarks AA conference, Convention Center, Inn of the Ozarks. Meetings also in The Aud. www.nwarkaa.org
April 20-23: Herbs & Botanicals, talks around town. Fireomearth.com for info
April 21-22: 13th annual Carving in the Ozarks, 8am-5pm in parking area at former Victorian Inn on Hwy 62 just east of town. eurekaspringsfire.org
April 22: Morel Mushroom Fest, 9-4pm,with ethical foraging on a guided hunt.
April 28-29: Spring Yards & Yards of Yard Sales all around town. Maps at the Eureka Springs Chamber in Pine Mountain Village.
May 1-31: 30th annual Eureka Springs May Festival of the Artsl Events all around town. www.eurekaspringsfestivalofthearts.com
May 1-3: PT Cruisers Rally (dates may have been changed)
May 4: National Day of Prayer with Bible Reading Marathon at Great Passion Play, noon to 1pm.
May 5: Opening of 50th season of Great Passion Play, 8:30-10:15pm. Greatpassionplay.com for tix, info.
May 5-6: Outback in the Ozarks – Pure trail event. 128-mile relay. Starts at Lake Leatherwood Park. Info at outbackintheozarks.com
May 5-7: Phunkberry Music Festival at The Farm Campground & Events Grounds, 1 Blue Heron Lane, Eureka Spgs. www.phunkberry.com
May 6: The ARTrageous Parade downtown, 2pm (this is Eufreaka’s best parade and the Cliff Cottage Inn’s “elves” are always in it driving their 1988 Alfa Romeo Spider, tossing out yummy candy!
May 7: Five & Dime Drama Collective presents the world premiere of local playwright Tom Gorsuch’s full-length play, “Dance of Deceit”. In the City Auditorium, 2pm. Cliff Cottage Inn’s innkeeper Sandra joins other local thespians, musicians and videographers as she plays a feisty woman in this provocative drama directed by Larry Horn. Go to FiveAndDimeDramaCollective.org for tix, info.
May 8-14: Bridge of Love, a loving art installation on the Main Street Air Bridge(Basin Bath House Bridge). Bring flowers only to pin on bridge to honor all the women in and out of your life
May 11-12: The Art of Acadian Weaving of French Canada and Louisiana, 9-4pm, at Fleece ‘n Flax store on Spring Street.
May 12-14: 2nd Annual Nuits Rose Wine Fest, various restaurans in town.
May 13: Nuits Rose “Spirited Rose Wine Tour” leaves Brews sharply at 1:45pm for tour of Keels Creek and Railroad Wineries, back at 4pm. $30
May 13: Saturday Gallery Stroll downtown, 6-9pm. artofeurekasprings.com
May 13: Ozarks Chorale Spring concert, 7-9pm, Auditorium. Tix at door
May 14: John Two-Hawks Mother’s Day concert, The Aud, 2-4pm. Free to Mothers. Other tix at door or at johntwohawks.com
May 19: White Street Walk, 4-10pm One of the city’s most popular events Stroll along the street where many artists live and work, going in and out of their studios. Street also lined with artist booths. Snacks, etc.
May 19–21: Mid-America Photo Symposium. Top photographers will give presentations on photo projects & practices for all levels of photography enthusiasts. Night shoots in Historic Downtown, day shoots at Lake Leatherwood and all around the area.Info and schedule: mapsym.org
May 20: Art In The Park, Basin Spring Park downtown, 10am-4pm. Local artists set up booths selling everything from jewelry, pottery, paintings.
May 21: Annual Books in Bloom Literary Fest, noon-5pm, Crescent Hotel
May 21–25: 2nd Annual Eureka Springs Plein Air Fest with paint-outs at scenic locations all around town and the area. Essa-art.org for info.
May 26–27: Celebrate Jesus music in Basin Park with all styles of Christian music on Fri. and Sat., 11am-5pm. with parade Sat. at 2pm.
May 28: Dancin’ In The Park (Basin Spring Park, downtown), 1pm-3pm. Bring your dancin’ shoes & learn all kinds of fun dance steps, styles.
July 1-21: Opera In The Ozarks 67 th season at Inspiration Point. Performing
Marriage of Figaro, Susannah and Carmen. Info & tix – opera.org
July 1: Opera In The Ozarks Children’s Opera, 2-3:30pm, City AuditoriumJuly 1: Eureka Springs July 4 th Birthday Stroll, 10am-1:30pm with costumed guides thru downtown starting at Carnegie Library on Spring St. and Ending at Fuller House on Spring. Eurekaspringshistoricalmuseum.org
July 4: Independence Day Parade, 10am in thru the downtown. Dress patriotically and dress up your dog as well.
July 4: Fireworks celebration at the Holiday Island Recreation Center by The Barn at dusk
July 7-12: 6th Annual Fleur Delicious Weekend. fleurdeliciousweekend.com
July 8: 2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll, 6-9pm thru downtown
July 9: Fleur Delicious Festival (tentative) fleurdeliciousweekend.com
July 14-16: Annual Eureka Springs Fat Tire Fest. Mountain Bike off-road events, Short track, super D, downhill, trails and cross-country racing. www.fattirefestival.com
July 15: Basin Park Free Music Series, 5-7pm. thedowntownlivewires.com
July 17: Opera In The Ozarks Chamber Orchestra Concert, City Auditorium, Tix at door; opera.org
July 25: Bicycle Cruisers Night, 5:30-8pm, starts at Harmon Park
August 4-6: Summer Diversity Weekend. Schedule – outineureka.com
August 4-5: 22nd Annual Yards & Yards of Yard Sales, all around town, 8am-5pm. Pick up maps at Chamber of Commerce office, Pine Mountain Vlg.
August 5: Drumming in Basin Park, 6-8pm
August 11-13: 6th Annual Eureka Multi-Sport Event – swimming, biking, foot-racing. Schedule: eurekasportsfestival.com
August 12: 2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll downtown, 6-9pm
August 18 -20: 6th Annual Summertime in the Ozarks Al-Anon Convention, Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center. All involved in recovery welcome
August 19: Basin Park Music Series, 5-7pm, free, with Cate Bros. Band.
August 25-27: 26th Annual VW Weekend at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks. Parade Sat. thru downtown at 3pm. eurekaspringsvwshow.com
August 26: Dancing In The Park (Basin Park), 3-5pm, free lessons.
August 29: Bicycle Cruisers Night, 5:30-8pm, starts at Harmon Park.
September 1-2: Annual Banjo Rally held in Eureka since 1975. Sat.Free Banjo Rally at Kettle Campground, 6:30pm – banjorally.org
September 2: Drumming in Basin Park, 6-8pm
September 8 & 9: Annual Woodcarvers Jamboree, 9am-5pm at Pine Mtn. Village
September 8 & 9: 47th Annual Antique Auto Festival and Parade, at Passion Play grounds. Parade Sat. from Passion Play to downtown, 4pm on. Re-enactment of 1922 Bank Robbery follows parade on Spring St.
September 15 & 16: Jazz Festival Weekend all around town with free music in Basin park and around town, noon to 6pm.
September 23: Dancing in Basin Park, 3-5. Free dance lessons
September 23-25: Bikes, Blues and BBQ in Fayetteville
September 23-25: Bikes, Bibles and BBQ at Great Passion Play (tentative)
October 1-31: Eagle Watch and Fall Foliage Tours on Beaver Lake, 11am&1pm. Info – www.estc.net/belle
October 5-8: 27th Annual Corvette Weekend; For info, go to eurekaspringscorvette.org
October 7: Drumming in Basin Park, 6-8pm.
October 12-15: Hillberry Music Fest at The Farm, www.hillberry.com
October 13: 2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll, 6-9pm downtown
October 13-15: Blue Grass Weekend. Free music in Basin Park, Fri & Sat., Noon to 7pm.
October 19-22: Pine Mountain Craft Fair, Pine Mountain Village, all day.
October 19-21,27,28: Voices From The Silent City – costumed guided historical tours at the cemetery, 62 heading east. Parking across street at sign with free shuttle. www.eurekaspringshistoricalmuseum.org
October 20 & 21: Fall War Eagle Mill Arts & Crafts Show. 30 miles from Eureka Springs. Lots of booths, food, art. Info – www.wareaglefair.com
October 21: Oktoberfest on Center Street, 10am-5pm. www.rotary.org
October 21: Music in Basin Park Series, 5-7pm. free.
October 21-23: 6th Annual Minis in the Ozarks Rally (tentative)
October 21: 15th Annual Mad Hatter’s Ball fundraiser for Arts School at Crescent Hotel (tentative date)
October 27 & 28: Voices From The Silent City – see Oct. 19-21
October 27 & 28: Outback In The Ozarks. 65 and 200-mile relay races start at Lake Leatherwood City Park. Info – outbackintheozarks.com
October 28: Last performance of 2017 Great Passion Play (date may change)
October 28: Dancing in Basin Park, noon to 2pm, followed by Zombie Crawl
October 28: 6th annual Zombie Crawl to benefit food bank. Info – EurekaZombies.com
October 28: 20th Annual Howl-O- Ween, 6-9pm, TurpentineCreek.org
October 31: Bicycle Cruisers Night, 5:30pm-8pm, starts at Harmon Park
November (Cliff Cottage Inn closes for winter break Nov. 11, 2017)
November 3 & 4: 70th Annual Original Ozark Folk Festival. Free music in Basin Park all weekend. More details later.
November 3-5: Fall Diversity Weekend. Info – www.outineureka.com
November 4: Drumming in Basin Park, 6-8pm.
November 9-11: Annual Food & Wine Weekend – Details tba
November 11: Veteran’s Day Parade downtown, 10am
November 25: Santa in Basin Park
November 24-Dec. 31: Annual Christmas Festival – see www.eurekaspringsdowntown.com for events
November 28: Bicycle Cruisers Night, 5:30-8pm, at Harmon Park
December 1-31: Eureka Springs’ Christmas Tree Forest on grounds next to Crescent Hotel
December 1: Annual Evening Christmas Parade of Lights, 6pm, downtown
December 2: Candlelight Tour of Victorian Homes, 3-8pm, ES Preservation Society, Info at eurekaspringspreservationsociety.org
December 2-8: 17 h Annual “Christmas At The Crescent” week,Various events
December 7: 51st Annual St. James Episcopal Church Silver Tea, 1:30-3:30p
December 9: Ozarks Chorale Christmas Concert, 7-9pm in the City Auditorium just below Cliff Cottage. Tix at door.
December ?: 20th Annual John Two Hawks Christmas Concert, TBA
December ?: Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”, & dinner. 6pm at Crescent Hotel, date TBA
December 10: 2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll, 6-9pm downtown
December 31: Crescent Hotel and Basin Park Hotel both have dinner/dance parties planned. Call hotels for details
January 18-12, 2018: Ozark Mountain Music Festival, bands from the five-state area. Tix and info: www.ozarkmoutainmusicfestival.com
February 13, 2018 – Cliff Cottage Inn reopens after winter break…elves back, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed
“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