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May Festival of the Arts: Fun After 5 and the Artrageous Street Festival 10 May 2013, 8:31 am
As we continue our coverage of the May Festival of the Arts in Eureka Springs, we share with you some other outstanding events coming up in May – we hope you can join us.
May 24 – Creative Energy Project & Eureka Street Market. The Creative Energy Project conducts impressive community art creations in Eureka Springs. Here is a little blurb about the project and their mission:
“Energy fuels and finesses creativity; propelling the paintbrush and pen, powering our vision, giving form to the words we use to speak. Beyond the tangible is a subtler kind of energy; unpredictable and elusive: Creative Energy. At the genesis of every creative idea is this energy of inspiration. It births art itself, transcends space and time to speak the thoughts of the artist long after the artist’s work is done…What is certain is that this is the wellspring of imagination. Our goal is to capture Creative Energy as it is applied to the world around us in creative visual expression. To show unquantifiable imagination in the environments that we inhabit every day. This is the Creative Energy Project.” – The Creative Energy Project
Here is a video about a recent Creative Energy Project by Robert Norman:
May 25 – Artrageous Fair in Basin Park. Enjoy music and art in beautiful Basin Park! Free and open to everyone from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy a children’s art section, live music and lots of artists with their work for sale and on display.
Come to Eureka Springs for the weekend and take home a piece of art you can treasure!
Lodging in Eureka Springs
Whether you come this month for the art festival or whenever you are planning your Eureka Springs vacation, we hope you will grace us with your company at our bed and breakfast. We are within walking distance (about a quarter mile) from the basin Park.
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May Festival of the Arts Events 26 Apr 2013, 2:17 pm
Did you know that Eureka Springs is one of the top 25 art destinations in the US? We are indeed a vibrant art community. To celebrate the many artists that live and work here, May is a month-long festival and celebration of the bountiful creativity of our community. For this post, we are selecting one Saturday in May to highlight: May 11. But remember, all May events are taking place. See the Eureka Festival of the Arts website for more information.
Art Gallery Stroll
6 – 9 p.m. Art galleries throughout downtown Eureka Springs host this monthly event (every second Saturday from April to December and every Saturday in May) to encourage after dinner visitors to enjoy the evening air and take in some inspiration from local artists. Partake in special shows and artist receptions.
Artist Reception at Eureka Thyme
Eureka Thyme gallery (19 Spring St.) offers local art and fine crafts. On Saturday May 11, Eureka Thyme will host an artist reception for Carol Dickie. Meet Carol and see her lovely landscape paintings from 1-4 and 6-9 p.m.
Artist Reception at Jewel Box
2 – 5; 6:30 – 9 p.m. The Jewel Box Gallery (40 Spring St.) will host artist Johnny Ray as he demonstrates his painting skills. Ray’s work is known for crisp details, strong colors and realism. Subjects include architecture, wildlife and fire fighting scenes.
Artist Reception at ARTifacts
6 – 9 p.m. ARTifacts Gallery (37 Spring St) hosts contemporary artist Jim Nelson.
Village Craft Show
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Craft show at Pine Mountain Village (2075 East Van Buren). See a variety of local and regional crafts and art.
Weekend Getaway to Eureka Springs
If you’ve been looking for somewhere to spend the weekend, search no further than the Arsenic and Old Lace Bed and Breakfast in Eureka Springs. We have a several getaway packages that are both romantic and luxurious. Let us help you plan a perfect getaway – so all you need to do is show up and enjoy yourself!
New Zip Line in Eureka Springs 13 Apr 2013, 4:42 pm
Maybe you’ve heard about zip lining on tropical vacations to Costa Rica or the rainforest. Well, we now have one of these intensely fun attractions here in Eureka Springs! Fun for both kids and adults, the Ozark Mountain Ziplines is now open for the summer 2013 season!
Experience the thrill of a Zip Line Canopy Tour right in the heart of the beautiful Ozark Mountains. Soar amongst the trees 200+ feet above the ground from one platform to another – some as far as 1800 feet away from each other. See the vast, gorgeous, Ozark hardwood trees and limestone cliffs in a whole new way!
Ozark Mountain Zipline is designed to offer a completely safe experience. The trained staff oversees the ziplining and delivers two hours of fun per tour for any person, age 3 and up.
What is a Zip Line?
From a structural standpoint, the zip line tour is a system of cables and platforms, wherein the participant “zips” through the treetops wearing a safety harness secured to the cable. Wooden platforms suspended by cables serve as a landing base in each tree that you “zip” to and from. You also launch from limestone cliffs. All natural and minimal hiking on clear trails brings you to the bottom of the gorge when you are finished with your tour. An air-conditioned bus (or heated – depending on the weather) is waiting for you with beverages to take you back to the welcome center, a few minutes away.
Each tour is $89 per person (plus tax). Group rates are available as well, call (479) 363-6699 for more information.
Vacationing this Summer in Eureka Springs?
We would love to be your hosts while you explore the Eureka Springs area. Our inn can accommodate children 12 years of age and over. Or, if you like to travel with your four-legged companion, we also have some rooms that are dog friendly. Make sure to book your room early for summer weekends!
2013 UFO Conference 26 Mar 2013, 4:37 pm
Looking for an out-of-this-world experience? We have one coming up in Eureka Springs. The 26th Annual Ozark Mountain UFO Conference is taking place here from April 12-14, 2013.
You can register in advance for the full conference for only $65. After March 31st, the price increases to $90. Register online or print and mail in your registration.
Speakers at the 2013 UFO Conference
Dolores Cannon: Cannon is a past-life regressionist and hypnotherapist who specializes in the recovery and cataloging of “Lost Knowledge.”
Larry Cekander: Cekander is the owner of UFO Hard Evidence LLC and tours the country with a UFO artifact with anomalies in the object not normal in aluminum alloy metals of this planet.
Larry Flaxman: Flaxman writes ground-breaking books based on cutting-edge research that have readers, researchers, and reviewers open-mouthed in disbelief of the truth as it’s presented to them.
Nigel Grace: When returning home from a meditation retreat, and looking up to the night sky, Grace’s mind was catapulted up into the universe and there he beheld a galaxy of stars that simultaneously appeared to exist inside him. Nigel then began a quest to unravel the meaning of that ultimate experience.
Drs J.J. and Desiree Hurtak: Drs. Hurtak are well known for their archeological work and were instrumental in finding the “Tomb of Osiris” in Egypt (1997) through remote sensing.
Jaime Maussan: Maussan has career in the media spanning 25 years, during which he has received numerous awards, and is now General Director and Anchorman of “60 Minutes” Mexico.
Linda Mouton Howe: Howe has written four books which cover high strangeness topics such as the worldwide animal mutilation phenomenon, U.S. military, intelligence and civilian testimonies about other forces that interact with Earth life, and an investigative report of the on-going crop circle formations.
Can you believe there are additional speakers? Check out the full list and bios on the Ozark Mountain UFO Conference website.
Looking for Stellar Lodging in Eureka Springs?
You don’t have to search the universe for exceptional lodging and hospitality in Eureka Springs! The Arsenic and Old Lace Bed and Breakfast is your solution here on earth!
The Great Passion Play is hosting Grammy Winning Jason Crab Band Friday March 22 at 7 PM in the amphitheater (in case of inclement weather the performance will be in the Aud in Eureka Springs). Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Go to www.GreatPassionPlay.org to purchase tickets or obtain information about the 2013 season of the Great Passion Play! We have availability this weekend so come and enjoy the Jason Crab Band and Eureka Springs while resting, relaxing, and recreating at our lovely Bed and Breakfast! Need more information? Give us a call 800-243-5223.
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Spring Events in Eureka Springs! 12 Mar 2013, 2:59 pm
Finally, the winter is coming to a close and Spring returns to Eureka Springs with all it’s joy, warmth and blossoms. It is truly a lovely time to come visit our city, as landscaping begins to really pop with color and restaurants dust off their outdoor seating sections. To celebrate spring and the rebirth it signifies, Eureka Springs holds a parade. If you don’t know already, we’re kinda into parades in this town!
Easter Belles Parade
The Easter Parade is only in its second year, so this is an opportunity for you to help set the foundation for this event! Taking place Easter Sunday, March 31st at noon, this parade continue the tradition of Easter Parades started in the 1800s, honoring women, Springtime, fashion and culture of the times.
The parade starts at Gavioli Chapel (80 Mountain Street) with a Champagne toast and continues to the Crescent Hotel. Come out to see the ladies in all their finery! All proceeds go to helping women in chemotherapy treatment.
Would You Like to Participate?
All that is required to walk in the parade is a hat and gloves! That, and a donation of any size to the Easter Belles charity. Learn more about making a donation on the Easter Belle’s website.
Most of the ladies ride in horse drawn carriages or in convertible vehicles, but you can also stroll – as long as you are dressed fashionably!
History of the Easter Parade
The Easter Parade is typically a somewhat informal event, not strongly religious in nature. Ladies participating in an Easter parade traditionally dress in new and fashionable clothing, particularly ostentatious hats, striving to impress others with their finery.
The Easter parade is closely associated with New York City’s Fifth Avenue, where fashion rules. However, Easter parades take place in many cities. Starting as a spontaneous event in the 1870s, the New York parade became increasingly popular into the mid-20th century—in 1947, it was estimated to draw over a million people. From the 1880s through the 1950s, New York’s Easter parade was one of the main cultural expressions of Easter in the United States.
Come Visit Eureka Springs this Month!
We hope you will come and visit us in Arkansas this lovely spring! We would love to host you in our Eureka Springs Inn, conveniently located minutes from downtown and the parade route.
Eureka Springs Antiques Show, Spring 2013 27 Feb 2013, 5:04 pm
This is the 16th year the annual Antique Show and Sale has taken place. This spring, it will take place on Saturday March 17th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday March 18th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 and is good for both days.
Arrive early on Friday for a preview showing with wine and cheese on Friday evening from 5:30 to 7 p.m. There is a $10 admission fee.
The Antiques Show is taking place at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks. However, we would like to recommend alternative lodging…
If you are intrigued by antiques, you are going to fall in love with the Arsenic and Old Lace Bed and Breakfast of Eureka Springs.
Inside our inn the stained glass windows, tin ceilings, original artwork, crystal chandeliers and of course antiques will delight you. Combine this luxuriant environment with pampering room amenities and what you have is old world elegance with today’s modern comforts and conveniences, including Wi-Fi in all rooms.
Other Antiquing in Eureka Springs
- Garrett’s Antiques and Prints: 125 Spring St.
- Wonderland Antiques: 6981 Hwy. 62 West
- River Country Exchange: At the Junction of Hwy. 12 & Hwy. 23 (11 miles South of town). Open Friday through Monday or by Appointment (479) 644-9673
- Crystal Gardens Antiques: 190 Spring St.
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is Coming! 11 Feb 2013, 5:04 pm
While the Mardi Gras parades have all run their course, more fun is to be had in the streets of Eureka Springs. The Saint Patrick’s Day parade is taking place on Saturday March 16th this year.
As the old saying goes, “If you’re lucky enough to be Irish, you’re lucky enough!” For the rest of us, St. Patrick’s Day is one of Eureka Springs’ major holidays and it is a chance to be Irish in spirit if not in genealogy.
The parade will start on Spring St. at 2 p.m. and wind its way to the courthouse downtown, less than a mile from our Inn. Come in green and you will be invited to march in the parade. What fun! An annual event since 1993, the parade is very colorful, just like Eureka Springs.
The parade is headed by the Krewe of Blarney Halfast Walkin’ Klub. The Kaptains consists of professionals, business men and political officials, all wearing tuxedos carrying Flower Canes. There is also usually a pub crawl downtown – get yourself a pint of green beer!
A Little ‘Saint Patrick’ History
St. Patrick (circa 340 to 460 AD) was a British-born Christian missionary and is one of the three patron saints of Ireland. Patrick, captured by Irish raiders at age 16 and taken from his native Wales to Ireland as a slave, lived there six years before escaping. After entering the church, he returned to Ireland as a missionary. By the eighth century he had become the patron saint of Ireland.
Eureka Gras Events for Fat Tuesday Weekend 28 Jan 2013, 3:58 pm
The culmination of Mardi Gras celebrations in Eureka Springs is fast approaching with the majority of the major balls and parades taking place the weekend before Fat Tuesday, February 8-10th. We still have two rooms available at our Eureka Springs Inn, the Chantilly Rose and the Patio Suite. Make sure to book right away!
While New Orleans is the city thought to have the monopoly on Mardi Gras fun, Eureka Springs is edging in. We’ve held our own celebration, Eureka Gras, for seven years now, and it is gaining more popularity all the time!
Mardi Gras Krewe of Krazo Hookers and Jokers Ball (Thursday February 7th, 6-10 p.m.) ~ Costumes are a must for this event! The themes are: “Hookers or Jokers,” “Gay 90s,” “Guys and Dolls” or “Freakin Eurekan.” Enjoy a cash bar and creole buffet. $20 in advance or $25 at the door, but be warned, seating is limited. There will be cash and prizes for the best costumes! Taking place at the Best Western Inn.
Eureka Gras Coronation Ball (Friday February 8th, 6-10 p.m.) ~ Get into the carnival spirit at this Masquerade Dance! Formal attire or costume is required, and makes the night much more fun! Witness the Eureka Gras King, Queen and Royal Court Promenade and Grand March. Enjoy live music by Swing and a Miss, as well as an extensive buffet and Champagne toast. By reservation only, call 479-253-9766 or 877-342-9766, admission: $35.
The Beaux Arts Ball (Saturday February 9th, 7-11 p.m.) ~ Another costume ball, this time held in the Barefoot Ballroom of the Basin Park Hotel. $20 per person or $200 to reserve a table for a group. The party band Ultra Suede will be playing funk and disco. Admission is $25, plus a cash bar.
We hope you can join in all the fun and celebrate Mardi Gras with us! See all complete Eureka Gras schedule.
Save Big with a Winter Vacation to Eureka Springs 14 Jan 2013, 8:57 am
Right now, our romantic Eureka Springs bed and breakfast is running some amazing deals so that you can get away for a few days this winter! Whether you are looking for a great Valentine’s Day celebration, or just need some alone time with your loved one, we are making it as easy and affordable as possible to take a winter getaway. This blog lists all the active ‘winter-oriented’ specials available right now.
Eureka Springs Lodging Deals
One Free Night
Make a reservation for three nights and get the 4th night free! Take time to enjoy and unwind ~ this is a great offer for a long weekend, for example. Pay for Friday, Saturday and Sunday night and get Monday night free. Or book for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and stay Sunday night for free. Take a vacation or sick day – you deserve it and that’s what they are for!
Take advantage of what we call the “secret season” in Eureka Springs. The restaurants have plenty of space, the streets are not busy and as long as you have some warm clothes, the weather here is overall mild, with temperatures rarely reaching below
freezing and light snowfall, if any. Plus, a little chill in the air makes couples hold each other tight! Your get your choice of rooms available at check-in (Tree Top is excluded) at a nightly rate of $119 plus tax. This special requires a 2 night stay and is available Mon – Thurs January 2 – 31; February 1 – 10; 18 – March 1 pending availability.
Snow Day Special
If it snows during your stay at our Eureka Springs lodging, you will get 10% off for every inch of new snow we receive during your stay (up to 40%).
If it doesn’t snow, but is colder than normal (the average January high is 40 degrees) we will give you a discount of 1% for every degree the high is below the average (maximum of 40% discount). What can we say? This is Arkansas, not Alaska, and we want to reward bravery in the face of a cold winter’s night!