Grab your beads, Mardi Gras season kicks off in Eureka Springs in just a matter of days on January 6, 2024 at 2:00pm at The Crescent Hotel Conservatory.
Yup. No rest for the wicked because as Santa and the Elves goes back into hibernation and the twinkling lights of Christmas slowly fade with the last echoes of carols, a different, vibrant and celebratory atmosphere takes over, signaling the arrival of Mardi Gras. (or EurekaGras, as we like to call it here.)
Get ready to celebrate Mardi Gras like never before in Eureka Springs starting with the annual King's Day Kick-Off Party
True to form, this kick-off party is thick with the heady scent of anticipation for a vibrant season of revelry, echoed with the syncopated rhythm of Louisiana jazz. This prelude party is an exuberant crescendo of festivities that await kicking things off with music, 2nd line dancing, and plenty of fun, frolic and friendship.
Don’t miss out on the chance to experience the lively atmosphere and the vibrant colors of Mardi Gras right here in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Grab your beads, add a touch of masquerade to your look, and get ready to party!
Whether you’re a local or visiting from out of town, this event is sure to be a blast. Come and join us for an afternoon you won’t soon forget!
While most people will still be busy packing away their holiday decorations, dismantling mantels and undecking the halls, this unique and lively tradition awaits those ready to embrace the jubilation of Mardi Gras.
The Krewes of Eureka Springs are once again ready to dive immediately into the festive world of Mardi Gras. Be sure to check out all the happenings at www.eurekaspringsmardigras.com
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 still exists today in many cities.
The first Mardi Gras occurrence in Eureka Springs was in 1907 with a parade and two balls.
EurekaGras was founded in 2005 by Hurricane Katrina transplants to Eureka Springs and has now grown with many events throughout January, February and culminating with the finale on Fat Tuesday - Tuesday, February, 13, 2024.
As the last tinsel is carefully stored away and the aroma of King Cake begins to fill the air, the transition from Christmas to Mardi Gras marks a shift from one festive season to another in Eureka Springs.
So, let the revelry begin as we embark on this exciting journey once again, honoring traditions, and creating new, lasting memories. Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler! Let The Good Times Roll!❤️