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Mardi Gras 2024 | Night Parade & Black Light Ball

Prepare for a dazzling spectacle of lights and exhilarating fun at the Eureka Springs Mardi Gras Night Parade & Black Light Ball which will be held in downtown Eureka Springs on Saturday, February 3, 2024!


Eureka Springs has an annual tradition that brings enchantment to the hearts of its residents and visitors. The Eureka Springs Mardi Gras Night Parade followed by the Black Light Ball at Chelsea's. This entire evening is a dazzling spectacle of lights and exhilarating fun. It is a highly anticipated annual event that fills the air with an electric buzz that carries everyone from the streets of town to Chelsea's for the black light ball.


The parade's procession begins at 6pm and moves down Spring Street (through the center of town) passing the New Orleans Hotel and historic Flatiron building.


Be prepared, as the floats pass by, each one more elaborate than the last. The crowd will get swept away by the magical atmosphere and the energy and revelers in vibrant costumes will toss beaded necklaces, candy and trinkets into the crowd, spreading joy and laughter like confetti in the wind.

The heart of the celebration will be the spirit of Mardi Gras, alive and well in the smiles and cheers that echo through the streets.

Families, hand in hand, will marvel at the artistic brilliance of the floats while children will eagerly reach out to catch the treasures thrown their way.


The historic buildings lining the parade route will be illuminated with light displays, casting a warm and inviting ambiance. The town's unique charm, already palpable during the daylight hours, will be heightened by the captivating display of lights, creating a surreal and otherworldly atmosphere.


The Eureka Springs Mardi Gras Night Parade and Black Light Ball is a tradition that brings our community together in a tapestry of shared experiences. Year after year, as twilight has descended upon the town, the radiant display of lights and exhilarating fun brings people together to witness the charm of Eureka Springs illuminated in a spectacular blend of festivities.

After the parade, plan to dance the night away at the annual Black Light Ballat Chelsea's. This glow spectacular includes DJ Testube pulsing out beats all night long, body artists ready to paint the glow on you and dancers wearing lots and lots of glow lights.

This is an extraordinary evening that brings us a night of illuminated delight.

Laissez les bons temps rouler!❤️

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