Another winter season has come and gone here in Arkansas. Spring is just around the corner. Springtime in Eureka Springs means warmer temperatures, blooming flowers and trees and fun festivals around town for the whole family. This fantastic Eureka Springs calendar of events will help you plan what to do on your upcoming trip to the region.
On March 26th plan to spend the day at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge for their 26th Annual Art with an Altitude Kite Festival. This event is free with regular admission to Turpentine Creek. The whole family will have a fun day with vendors on site and plenty of kite flying. Visitors can bring their own kite or make their own upon arrival. All proceeds go right back into the care of the big cats at Turpentine Creek.
Kicking off the month of April is the 29th Annual UFO Conference. Held at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center, there will be 2 conferences this year back to back. Erich Von Daniken and Linda Moulton Howe will be this year’s Key Note Speakers. Tickets can be purchased in advance.
One of Eureka Springs most unique weekend events is the Carving in the Ozarks chainsaw festival on April 15th through the 17th. This will be the festival’s 12th year. There will be live demonstrations held throughout the day. At the end of the day, shoppers can take home a one-of-a-kind work of art.
Car enthusiasts will enjoy the PT Cruiser Rally on the weekend of May 6th through the 8th. Cars will participate in the ArtRageous Parade on May 7th and then be on display at Pine Mountain Village.
If you will be visiting anytime throughout the month of May, the Festival of the Arts is celebrated in Eureka Springs all month long. This 29th annual event is host to many events including the ArtRageous parade, art exhibits, artist meet and greets and the 2nd gallery stroll receptions. There will also be free music in Basin Spring Park. One of the festivals favorite events is the White Street Walk which will be on May 20th.
Eureka Springs Blues Weekend will take place on June 16th through the 19th. American Blues has honored this festival by naming it one of the top 10 most beautiful festivals in the world in 2015. Mark your calendars for this fun filled weekend featuring local, regional, and national artists. The venue has been changed and will take place at the stage at Turpentine Creek. A few of the acts at this year’s festival include Brick Fields, Damon Fowler, Cedell Davis and up and coming new artist Ethan Kuntz.
No matter what event brings you to Eureka Springs, you’ll need an inviting and comfortable place to stay. Arsenic and Old Lace is a Queen Anne Victorian style bed and breakfast, just 2 blocks from the Historic District. There are 5 bedrooms each with seasonal fireplace and private bath. A gourmet breakfast is served each morning to ensure your day gets off on the right foot. When booking your reservation, be sure to ask us about our current specials. We look forward to having you stay with us soon.