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2023 - Mardi Gras in Eureka Springs!

In January, the Joker saw his shadow and there were six more weeks of Mardi Gras ... well, not really, but here in Eureka Springs, we'd like to think that's what happens.

Yes, that's right, just when you thought it was time to hibernate for winter here in beautiful Eureka Springs, the Krewes of (what has now been dubbed) "EurekaGras" - Eureka Springs' very own Mardi Gras Celebration - design and launch events all over town from Costume Balls, Parades, Cajun Food, Artistic nights and more ...

Mardi Gras, as many know, means Fat Tuesday, as introduced to the world by The French, which resulted in carnival events that originated in Mobile, Alabama and spread to New Orleans, Louisiana and today still exists in many cities.

The first Mardi Gras occurrence in Eureka Springs was in 1907 with a parade and two balls.

Eureka Gras was founded in 2005 by Hurricane Katrina transplants to Eureka Springs and has now grown to a 5-state regional Mardi Gras with over 14 events throughout January, February and into March.

With Fat Tuesday approaching on February 21, 2023, Eureka Springs is starting to light up with purple, green and gold.

Feb. 11, 2023 @6:00pm in Downtown, Eureka Springs, Arkansas - Lights! Costumes! Glitter & Gold Floats! ...and more! It’s the Eureka Springs' Mardi Gras Night Parade, and it's all followed by:

Feb. 11, 2023 - The Black Light Ball, 7:00pm

Location: Chelsea's Corner Cafe and Bar

**this event is 21 and over**

$35.00 cover

Dance the night away at EurekaGras' Annual Black Light Ball! This brings the sounds of DJ Testube pulsing out the beats all night long while dancers in attendance glow with the flow.

White attire is highly encouraged and donning as may glow necklaces, bracelets and lights as possible is the way to glow. Body artists are available to paint (glow paint, of course) the design of your dreams on your face, neck, wrist and more.

Don't stop. GLOW!

Join the Eureka Springs School of the Arts in celebrating Mardi Gras with their special ArtiGras event: Palette to Palate 2023!

Guests will be using an 11 x 14 canvas to create their very own Mardi Gras mask piece of art!

With Jessica Cummings as the guide, party-goers can choose from an array of provided colors, feathers and sparkles to customize their art to their very own style. Feel free to bring any materials from home to add to your piece and show off your unique personality!

Included in the ticket price is project instruction led by Jessica Cummings, art materials, two glasses of wine and light hors d’oeuvres.

Event will be hosted in the Conservatory at the beautiful Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, AR on February 16th, 2023, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. Tickets ($45) are on sale now <please click below> before this artistic Mardi Gras event sells out!


Learn more about what's happening at:

Come join the crazy Krewes and the locals here in the beautiful Victorian town of Eureka Springs, AR.


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