This past summer, I was socializing with a visitor here in town and she seemed dumbfounded when I told her that Eureka Springs operates year-round. Somehow, somewhere she said that she learned that when winter arrives in Eureka Springs, the place just shuts down.
This simply is not true. While some merchants will adjust to winter hours, very few places shut their doors and just when you thought it was time for folks to hibernate, the Krewe of Krazo presents two months of Mardi Gras Events featuring Costume Balls, Parades, Cajun Food 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.
Come join the Krewe of Krazo and the locals as they bedazzle this adorable Victorian town into a one-of-a-kind Mardi Gras celebration.
TIP: On February 3, 2024, after the Night Parade finishes, Chelsea's and Escape Room 13 are sponsoring and hosting the annual Black Light Ball. The ball is scheduled from 7pm-12mn.
This glow-fest features the sounds of DJ Testube pulsing out beats all night long. There will also be some artists ready to glow paint your face and extremities. Because this party features a lot of black lighting, it is highly encouraged that you wear white and cover yourself in as many glow necklaces that you can handle!
Chelseas will have pizza bites served throughout the night and bar will be open!
Anyone age 21 or over is welcome!❤️️️