While you may think that Mardi Gras is only celebrated in Louisiana in this country, think again! 2013 marks the seventh year that Eureka Springs has held it’s own Mardi Gras celebrations.
Eureka Springs Mardi Gras has grown phenomenally over the last few years. Now it is here to stay! The party begins on January 5th with the Kings Day Kick off party. Held at the Rowdy Beaver Tavern on Hwy. 62, less than 10 minutes from our Eureka Springs Inn.
The Kings Day Kick off Party starts at 5 p.m. and lasts until there’s no one left dancing (or midnight, whichever comes first)! King Krazo VIII and Queen Eureka VIII will be unveiled this same night. Enjoy free King Cake and great food for anyone masked or in costume. There will be a cash bar, dancing and 2nd Lining.
Upcoming Eureka Springs Mardi Gras Events
The upcoming months have several events that lead up to the major parade and celebration. Here are some of them:
Saturday Jan. 19, 2 p.m. ~ Taste of N’Awlins. Cafe au lait and Beignets at the Keel’s Creek Winery.
Saturday Jan. 26, 5 p.m. ~ Christening of the Floats. Cash bar, dancing and 2nd Lining at the Rowdy Beaver Tavern.
This is only the start, or course! In February the real fun begins with balls, parades and more. Check back for more updates!
Want to Visit Eureka Springs Soon?
We invite you to stay with us at the Arsenic and Old Lace. We are a distinguished bed and breakfast inn located on a wooded hillside in the historic district of Eureka Springs. We are a quick and pleasant walk (10-15 minutes) from downtown and provide off-street parking at no charge. Our home is decorated with old world charm, like stained glass windows, tin ceilings, original artwork and antiques; however each rooms has Wifi access, again at no charge. We hope you will choose to come stay with us for your next trip to Eureka Springs!