2023 | Hey There! Go Venture Out, There's Adventure Out There! Go!
We've all heard that famous song by the one and only Frank Sinatra a time or two - The Best Is Yet To Come!
...Wait till your charms are right, for these arms to surround You think you've flown before, but baby you ain't left the ground
A wait till you're locked in my embrace Wait till I draw you near A wait till you see that sunshine place Ain't nothin' like it here
The best is yet to come, and babe, won't it be fine? The best is yet to come, come the day you're mine...
As you've heard me say time and time again on this blog and in person, I truly believe that it is the beautiful people of Eureka make the experiences happen here for locals and visitors alike and this town would be a very different place for all, if it were not for the joyful, loving people that make it so each and every day.
That being said, there are currently many Eurekan elves working behind the scenes to make new things happen here and yes, there is much to do that is new and to look forward to.
Take out your calendar and save-the-dates as we take a brief moment to feature some of what's ahead in the coming months for all to enjoy right here in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
The Best Is Yet To Come:
SATURDAY, March 18, 2023 | 2:00pm | Downtown Eureka Springs, Arkansas
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ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE
This famous day that commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland also celebrates the heritage, the culture and the Irish people. St. Patrick's Day, March 17, is celebrated in more countries than any other nationally celebrated festival. Here in Eureka Springs, you will not be surprised that this annual event serves as one of the largest events to take place in our community and our little town of about 2500 residents has been known to swell upwards of about 10,000 visitors. It's wonderful to see The Krewe of Blarney bring it back each year! Wear your green!
SATURDAY, April 1, 2023 | 7:30pm - 10:00pm at The Auditorium.
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AMY GRANT AT THE AUDITORIUM
Little Wing Productions presents Amy Grant at the historic Eureka Springs City Auditorium on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 7:30 pm.
A native and current resident of Nashville, Tennessee, Grant has sold over 30 million albums, earned six Grammy Awards, and won 26 Dove Music Awards. She is also immortalized with a star on the renowned Hollywood Walk of Fame.
From Wednesday, April 19, 2023 and into the weekend, ending on Sunday, April 23, 2023. More Information Here
Five days of fun brings biker friends together carousing, shopping and riding trails of the beautiful Ozarks. This 7th Annual Spring Fling Rally is when the biker community comes out of slower-paced winter living and joyfully ride here to Eureka Springs, Arkansas to welcome Spring!
VISIT THIS SPRING, SUMMER & FALL | The Eureka Springs Historical Museum.
ES HISTORICAL MUSEUM
Celebrating 50 years, The ES Historical Museum is open 9:30am to 4:00pm daily, closed on Sundays and Wednesdays. Check the link above for updated hours of operation as the seasons change.
Visit to learn about the 1889 Calif House, how the Elks converted it into a nightclub with a full time bartender, or how the Calif Spring next to the museum was subjected to experimental ultraviolet rays in the 1920s.
Read about their humble beginnings with the Ozark Folk Festival Board, and see a full 30 year old 3D model of Louis and Elsie Freund's vision for the museum.
This museum is delightful.
ALL NEW! GRAND OPENING THIS MARCH 13, 2023!
EUREKA SPRINGS ZIPLINE
There’s no doubt that flying through the Ozarks is crazy cool and you can do that right here amongst the treetops with some brand new zips taking you over the Ozarks.
It's an experience for all ages and it's a great way to appreciate the natural beauty in The Natural State. You'll experience all nine zipline cables from 400 to 2000 feet long and at points along the ride, you’ll be hanging 250 feet above the forest floor, soaring over lush hardwood greenery and cliffs. Be sure to watch another awesome sunset from the Sunset Sky Deck before you go - sunsets here can be breathtaking.
...a little further down the line, be sure to plan ahead for these fun "not to be missed" events below...
SATURDAY, October 28, 2023 | 6:00pm | Downtown Eureka Springs, Arkansas
EUREKA SPRINGS ZOMBIE CRAWL
When each October rolls around, Eureka Springs becomes Halloween City and on the last weekend of the month, Spring Street is taken over by a hoard of zombies during the annual Zombie Crawl. This event draws thousands of (dead) visitors with supernatural powers (that according to voodoo ritual) come back to visit the land of the living inside their own dead body. This event is huge and in a town this size, it does feel like a zombie-pocalypse.
What's most amazing is that even this event lives up to our radically diverse community culture, because nearly everyone (95%+) in attendance for this event makes an effort to become a Zombie for an evening! So, be prepared friends, Zombies of all shapes, sizes, colors and creep are everywhere in Eureka Springs during this evening and life imitates art.
Don't miss this!
The first time I saw hundreds of random Zombies crawl down Spring Street in a horde, I laughed my vampire teeth right out of my mouth.
From Wednesday, October 4, 2023 and into the weekend, ending on Sunday, October 8, 2023. More Information Here
Hillberry - The Harvest Moon Festival, is back at The Farm from October 4 - 8, 2023. Typically, music lovers, patrons and visitors occupy the acreage at The Farm for all three nights and this particular music festival is now recognized as one of the top Bluegrass Festivals in the Midwest as it draws thousands upon thousands of people each year!
Plan ahead to camp and enjoy the music as well as stargazing, firepits, friends, food & craft vendors along with the awesome energy 0f this famous harvest moon festival for 3 incredible nights under the stars in Autumn in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
In January and February 2024 | Mardi Gras Events begin in Eureka Springs, Arkansas
As things start to take shape with planning, watch this space.
EUREKA GRAS 2024
At the time of writing this post, Eureka Gras 2023 just came to an end and ALREADY, the Krewes have started the necessary planning and organizing efforts to deliver next year's Eureka Gras 2024!
The Karnival Season Kickoff Event will take place every January at the Mardi Gras Bead Tree followed by an Annual Benefit Wine Dinner, Masquerade Balls, Tasting Events, a Night Parade and a Day Parade and a Black Light Ball that gets bigger and better each year.
Second line after second line continues through Karnival until the season festivities conclude on Fat Tuesday! Not all the locals hibernate in Winter. ⚜️
So my friends, kiss the dog and leave the house; or better yet, take the dog with you, for
The Best Is Yet To Come!
Venture out and explore the world around you. There is a lot happening and there are wonderful moments ahead and much to look forward to.
Shhhhh! Listen! Hear that?
That's Eureka Springs calling you back for another dose of joy.