Kickoff Blues Weekend

 Blues Weekend June 16th -19th

Chris Duarte returns to Eureka Springs to the Basin Ballroom opening Blues Weekend on Chris DuarteThursday, June 16th at the Basin Park Hotel.   Duarte rocked the house many times during the early years of Blues Weekend Festival and we welcome him back for an epic weekend of Blues throughout Eureka Springs.  Read more here.

Limited Availability–Book Now!

On Friday night, June 17th, opening for the Chris Duarte Group will be Kory Montgomery at 7pm.  Purchase Tickets Here.

Blues still lives in downtown and this year for 2016, Blues expands to Turpentine eureka springs blues weekendCreek Wildlife Refuge for a variety of featured acts at an outdoor venue.  Arts, crafts, and area food vendors will participate in this year’s festival.  There will be plenty of Free Parking at Turpentine Creek.  Great music during the day and then as the sun starts going down, we’ll end the music at Turpentine Creek so everyone can go into town and enjoy even more great Blues music at our partner venues all around historic Eureka Springs!

Just 7 miles south of Eureka Springs, Turpentine Creek gives refuge to over 100 lions, tigers, bears and all sorts of “OH MY!” animals like turpentine creek cougars and other exotic animals, all rescued and given lifetime homes in natural habitats. For more info, click here!

BLUES KickOff Show Tickets: 

Thursday, June 16th @ 9pm.  Tickets $15– BUY HERE

Friday, June 17th starts @ 7pm opening with Kory Montgomery & 9pm with Chris Duarte.  Combo Tickets $25–BUY HERE

BLUES Kickoff Show Hotel Pkg:

Stay at either the Crescent or Basin Park Hotels in Downtown Eureka Springs and get 2 Tickets to Chris Duarte’s opening show on Thursday, June 16th and Breakfast for Two.  ONLY $150 plus tax. 

Check Availability for the Crescent Hotel-Click Here

Check Availability for the Basin Park Hotel-Click Here

VIEW THE FULL BLUES WEEKEND SCHEDULE

May Festival of the Arts

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May is a great time to take a getaway to Eureka Springs for Fun, ARTinspired events.  Stay at a Mountaintop Spa Resort at the Crescent Hotel and take advantage of being at the center of it all.  Some great key events not to miss are:

  • ARTrageous Parade: 5/7 at 5pm in downtown Eureka Springs
  • John Two Hawks Mother’s Day Concert: 5/8, 2pm-4pm at the City Auditorium.
  • Art in the Park: 5/14 11am-6pm in Basin Spring Park.  Artists will be set up offering textiles, jewelry, painting, sculpting, and fine wood designs  available all day to discuss their process and medium.
  • 2nd Saturday Music Series: 5/14 Free concert in Basin Spring Park.  The Gypsy Jazz of Fayetteville’s Block Street Hot Club will be in the bandshell from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Later, internationally recognized Saxophonist/Flutist Bryan Savage will perform both at 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and again at 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Books & Bloom Literary Festival: 5/15 at the Crescent Fountain Garden from Noon – 5pm.  www.booksinbloom.org
  • White Street Walk: 5/20 4pm-10pm on  the historic loop-White Street.  Art fair in the neighborhood of White Street.
  • The Art of Crochet: 5/21  Come celebrate the art of crochet with Gina Rose Gallina! All day community yarn bombing, Kids Corner, Pom Pom Hut, Granny Square Twister, Ugly Crochet Contest, Crocheted May Pole and Melonlight Dance Studio performance, live music by Brian Martin and Sad Daddy in Basin Spring Park

May Hot Deals at the Crescent Hotel:

Stay for JUST $99
Stay the night in a Premium Room or Balcony Room for JUST $99 the first week of May!
Valid Sunday-Thursday, May 1st-May 5th only.  Check Availability

Snuggle with a friend!Take a little YOU TIME.  Grab a book, enjoy a full-body massage, relax in the tub and snuggle with a cute new friend.  Made affordable because you deserve it.

  • One Night Stay in a Premium Room
  • 60 min Traditional Massage
  • Breakfast Included
  • Crescent Bear
  • Daily Spa Resort Activity
  • Crescent Hotel Book of Choice

$195 plus taxes and fees.  Valid Tuesday – Thursday, 4/5-5/26
*Massage available (W, Th, or F)  Check Availability.

Stay on the Weekend at Weekday Rate!

Stay 2 nights on either 5/6 & 5/7 at Weekday Rate.  (Savings start at $60 per night!)

Valid May 6th & 7th. CALL to BOOK: 877-342-9766 FREE

For Full Calendar of Events Visit: www.eurekafestivalofthearts.com

Mother’s Day Brunch

Mother’s Day Brunch served in the Crystal Dining Room-May 8th

Open 10am-1pm. For reservations please call: 479-253-9652
Adults ~ $24.95
Children ages 5-12 ~ $9.95
Kids 4 and under ~ Free

Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes

Salmon with Wilted Spinach Salad over Wild Rice

Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin with Onion Jus Lie

Sauteed seasonal Vegetables

Omelet Station

Carved Prime Rib with Au Jus and Horseradish Cream Sauce

Carved Turkey Breast with Dijon and Thyme Dipping Sauce

Manned Dessert Station with Hand Cut Cakes

Chocolate Fountain with Strawberries, Pineapple Chunks, Oreos, Marshmallows, and Lady Fingers

Assorted Homemade Salads

Peel and Eat Shrimp

Bagels and Lox

Fresh Fruit Display

Cheese Display with Crackers

 

Eureka Springs Tells People To “Get OUT (side)!”

Within a twenty mile radius of Downtown, the greater Eureka Springs’ area offers convenient accessibility to a wealth of outdoor activities such as Beaver Lake, Table Rock Lake, Kings River, White River, Thorncrown Chapel, Blue Springs Heritage Center, Black Bass Lake, Lake Leatherwood, the Hogscald and Big Clifty areas, plus Holiday Island. For even more activities within this area, there are numerous providers: Ozark Mountain Ziplines, scenic horseback riding stables, Starkey Park Marina, Beaver Dam Site Park, the 12,000-acre Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, Madison County Game Refuge, War Eagle Mill, War Eagle Cavern, Onyx Cave, Cosmic Caverns, Roaring River State Park and Trout Hatchery, the Mark Twain National Forest with miles of ATV trails, Buffalo National River, Dogwood Canyon, Beaver Town, and the Pea Ridge National Military Park.  All are examples of the excellent outdoor adventures waiting to be experienced, and all of these places are just a short drive away when anyone chooses “America’s Victorian Village” as their extraordinary escape vacation hub.

Outdoor Adventure Week & Lake Leatherwood Day

Although many of these outdoor wonders are accessible and enjoyable the year-round, many are at their peak during the months of spring, especially late April and early May. This is when The Ozarks’ hillsides are all abloom and fully green with temperatures comfortably mild.  Here is a little bit more about some of these attractive spring attractions:

  • Eureka Springs is known for its rugged landscape making it a mountain biking haven. The truth is, experienced mountain bikers and those who are just getting into it will find that Eureka Springs has something to offer for all levels and interests. Adventure Mountain Outfitters is the local cycling authority and offers rentals, repairs and comprehensive information on the sport. The reason is clear why Eureka Springs is the home of major events like the Fat Tire Festival.
  • Whether you have 30 minutes or all day, hiking in and around Eureka Springs is spectacular. Easily accessible trails are located near most Eureka Springs lodging. For some light hiking, try following some of the city historic trails marked by historic plaques; discover the dozens of historic natural springs flowing full from springtime rain; or explore Eureka Springs prettiest street, Spring Street “boulevard”. For day hiking, consider hiking along Lake Leatherwood trails or visit Blue Spring Heritage Center.
  • Record crowds will again fly high over The Ozarks as they experience the exhilarating thrill of a zip line canopy tour right in the heart of the beautiful, pristine Ozark Mountains of Eureka Springs. Screams of delight and thunder of excited laughter from patrons of Ozark Mountain Ziplines will pierce the woodland silence as they soar through the air from up to 300 feet high with cable lengths up to 2,000 feet long over vast gorgeous, beautiful Ozark hardwood trees and limestone cliffs.
  • Black Bass Lake is a natural area located on 200 hidden acres and only a quarter of a mile from the heart of downtown Eureka Springs.  Black Bass Lake presently has two-and-a-half miles of hiking trails although construction has begun to connect the trails between Black Bass Lake and Lake Leatherwood.  In addition to hiking, Black Bass Lake offers a historic and picturesque dam, beautiful scenery, and great fishing on the lake itself.  This is a perfect spot to spend a warm afternoon taking in the wonders of nature.
  • A little south of Eureka Springs, there is the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, a safe haven for big cats such as tigers, lions, leopards, and cougars.  Additionally, they have bears and other animals that visitors can watch for an extraordinary wildlife adventure.  Turpentine Creek also hosts Eureka’s Annual Kite Festival.
  • Not far from Turpentine Creek, sits Quigley Castle, a unique dwelling built for a woman -by that woman- who wanted to bring nature indoors.  The one-of-a-kind structure was hand-constructed with rocks and stones she collected from all over the world.
  • Just off Arkansas Highway 12, War Eagle Mill is a scenic place and home to not only the Bean Palace Restaurant but also one of America’s most successful craft shows.  The mill sits alongside War Eagle Creek, which drives their burrstone wheel, and home for fishing and for feeding the ducks.
  • Nearby War Eagle Cavern offers a bat’s eye view of stunning underground scenery, nature paths, gem and fossil panning, and lodging.
  • Beaver Lake, west of Eureka, has 500 miles of shoreline alone.  It boasts some of the best fishing in the area, with many fishing tournaments held annually.  Visitors can kayak, catch a trophy bass, striper, or walleye, and then relax in one of the many parks offering camping, picnicking, and swimming.  This crystal-clear lake is the fifth most visited lake in the country that is operated the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • Starkey Park offers camping, a marina and boat launch, fishing, water sports, eagle watch, pavilion and is home to The Belle of the Ozarks, a “ship” offering wonderful sightseeing excursions including those that “set sail” to do some seasonal eagle watching.
  • The Dam Site Park is one of the most popular parks in the area and is located near Beaver Dam. From this are guests may enjoy sailing, power house tours, fishing, scuba diving, and driving tours.
  • At C&J Sports, located near Beaver Dam, guests can make their way through an excellent archery course, or play a game of paintball.  Scuba diving is offered and quite popular in the clear waters of Beaver Lake.
  • The White River, also west of Eureka Springs, is known for some of the best trout fishing anywhere.  There are stores in the area that are well equipped to outfit anyone wishing to have an adventure on the White River, whether it is fishing, canoeing, kayaking, camping, or anything else a visitor can dream up.
  • A little farther out U.S. Highway 62 West, Blue Spring Heritage Center is on the National Register of Historic Places, and has been drawing visitors since 1948.  Thirty-eight million gallons of clear water pour out daily into the trout filled sparkling blue lagoon below.  Blue Spring with its unique bluff shelter was part of the Trail of Tears upon which Cherokee and other Native American tribes traveled to their new, designated home in Oklahoma.
  • Near Blue Spring, Inspiration Point rises high above the White River valley, and has a spectacular view that beckons guests to pull off the road and take in the tranquil scenery.
  • E. Fay Jones globally award-winning Thorncrown Chapel, also known as the “glass chapel”, is home to thousands of weddings each year and can be seen peeking out through the treetops west of Eureka.  Its distinctive architecture proudly displays 425 windows and 6,000 square feet of glass with interior acoustics that must be heard to be believed.
  •  Traveling east of Eureka Springs, the choices in outdoor activities are abundant.  The Kings River is waiting to show guests some beautiful scenery.  This river is about 90 miles long, and has many attractive features, such as colorful bluffs, unique flora and fauna, and is a fine place to watch for wildlife.  Many eagles have been spotted along the banks of the Kings.  The small-mouth bass fishing is excellent, as are the float trips in a canoe or kayak.
  • Caving offers abundant venues in the greater Eureka area.  For example, Onyx Cave, which was discovered in 1891, is one of the oldest show caves in Arkansas.  They offer tours that include beautiful underground formations.  Cosmic Caverns, close to Berryville, has many one-of-a-kind natural wonders.  It has been named one of the top 10 show caves in the U.S. with its two underground bottomless lakes (lakes in which divers have never found the bottom), one of which features cave trout.  Rare, blind cave salamanders sometimes show themselves during tours at nearby Cosmic Caverns.
  • Still on the east side of town, visitors can experience one of the best ways to enjoy the scenery of The Ozarks via horseback.  Red Bud Riding Stables, a family-owned business, has been showing folks around the “hills-n-hollers” on horseback for more than 20 years.  The hospitable guides at Red Bud are knowledgeable about plant and animal life, and the trails cover a variety of terrain on the privately owned wildlife preserve.
  • Also for enthusiastic equestrians, the Dinner Bell Ranch & Resort is a place where the horseback rides are suitable for all ages and skill levels.  The trails offer spectacular panoramic views, as well as possible wildlife sightings.  Riders can choose from many different types and lengths of rides, anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours.   Guests can have a real outdoor experience with breakfast, lunch, or dinner rides where a tasty meal is cooked up over a campfire.
  • Back to the west, the town of Beaver is one of those charming little spots where visitors love to explore.  The history there is rich with old trails and the much-photographed Beaver Town Bridge.  This “Little Golden Gate” bridge is a 554-foot single-lane expansion over the White River.  The Beaver Recreation Park is located here, with camping, floating, RV Park, boat launch and a quaint little store.  Rock Climbing is a popular sport in this area.

Jack Moyer, general manager of the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa with its surrounding 15 acres of forested hillsides and manicured gardens and the 1905 Basin Park Hotel that sits in the midst of a web of urban trails, stated, “We are adamant supporters of Eureka Springs’ great outdoors. In fact, we tell our guests and visitors to ‘Just get out!’. We of course mean it as our invitation for them to ‘Get outdoors!’ while they are visiting us, encouraging them to enjoy all of the wonderful outdoor sights and activities our glorious region offers, especially in late April and early May.”

For trail maps, visit www.EurekaSpringsTrails.com

For more information, one should go to EurekaSpringsOnline.com

 

 

 

 


Eureka Springs Outdoor Adventure Week

4/25-4/30
Enjoy a week full of outdoor fun in Eureka Springs


Stay at the Crescent all week or just 1 night and SAVE 25% on any room of your choice and enjoy a daily activity focused around Outdoors Eureka Springs.   4/25-4/28.  Call to Book: 877-643-4972

Crescent Hotel Outdoor Activities:

  • April 25th-8:30am: New Moon Spa Activity  & 10am: Self Guided Hiking Tour (pick up supplies from the front desk.)
  • April 26th-8:30am: Fitness Hike  & 10am: Tour of Crescent Park Grounds
  • April 27th-8:30am: Morning Stretch in the Garden   & 10am: HWY187 Loop Driving Tour with 2 stops at Beaver Lake & the White River
  • April 28th-8:30am: Power HIke   & 10am: Historical Hiking Tour
  • April 29th-8:30am: Sunrise Stretch  &  10am-Guided in town Trails Hike

Fun things to do outdoors near Eureka Springs:

  • Float the Kings River
  • Hike the trails of Black Bass Lake and Lake Leatherwood City Park
  • Kayak Lake Leatherwood
  • Mountain Bike from Harmon Park (in town park) to Lake Leatherwood City Park
  • Fish Beaver Lake

See a Full list of outdoors activities at EurekaSpringsOnline

DON’T MISS:Lake Leatherwood Day! 4/30
Celebrate Lake Leatherwood Day by getting outdoors!

  • 10AM-2PM: FREE Boat Rental (Meet at the Lake Leatherwood marina)
  • 11AM-1PM: FREE Guided Mountain Bike (Bring your bike. Meet at the Lake Leatherwood marina.)
  • Noon: FREE Guided Hike (Meet at the Lake Leatherwood marina.)

Find Eureka Springs Trail Maps at EurekaSpringsTrails.com

Easter Brunch & Egg Hunt

 

Enjoy an Easter Brunch served in the Crystal Ballroom with all the traditional fixings.  10am-1pm.  Reservations recommended by calling: 479-253-9652

 EASTER MENU:

Assorted Homemade Salads

Peel & Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce

Bagels and Lox

Fruit and Cheese Display

~Carving Station Featuring~

 Ham Roast with Molasses Jus and Pineapple Confit

Prime Rib with Horseradish Cream Sauce and Au Jus

Oven Roasted Porkloin with Leek and Spring Mushroom Sauce

Broiled Salmon with Asparagus and Heirloom Tomato Ragout

Served Over wild Rice

Homestyle  Mashed Potatoes

Spring Medley of Vegetables

~Desserts~

Chocolate Fountain with Peeps, Strawberries, Lady Fingers, Crispy Rice Treats, and Pineapple Chunks

Carrot Cake

Strawberry and Rhubarb Cobbler with Ice Cream

Ice Cream Sunday Station

Easter Egg Hunt

Free and Open to the Public!
Two age groups:
1-6 at 1pm East Lawn location
7-12 at 1:15pm in the Fountain Garden location
Easter bunny comes to visit on the Boardwalk at 1pm. Bring your cameras!

 

 

Spring Break Getaway

Families all over Arkansas / Oklahoma and Missouri have had one week in March circled on Eureka Springs 045-smalltheir calendars since the school year started.  Inside that circle are written the words “Eureka Springs”.  Why?  Because kids’ love to spend Spring Break in a place not too far away that thrills with zip-lines, ghost hunting, lions and tigers, and so much more.  That’s why families from “SEC Country” will be traveling to the Arkansas Ozarks and the “Extraordinary Spring Break Escape”: Eureka Springs.

Here families can challenge the state’s highest zip-line as speeds through the 10403615_804405189655398_713016398762441017_ncanopy of trees high in the Ozark hills.  Ozark Mountain Zip-lines offer an extreme adventure for ages three and up.  Ten zip-lines 120- to 1800-feet long suspended 20-to 200-feet above the ground. Opening March 5th!

Eureka’s Must See Show! Intrigue Theater is back this season starting March 9th (Wed-Sunday shows.) Fun for the whole family, you won’t believe what this illusionist and medium can do.

At least two hotels in Eureka Springs offer top-rated ghost huntingThe 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa has become known as “America’s most haunted hotel” because of the unparalleled paranormal discoveries, seen and/or digitally captured by those on the hotel’s nightly ghost tour as well as numerous television programs such as SyFy’s “Ghost Hunters”.  The newest venture into the past and the beyond is the 1905 Basin Park Hotel’s “Sprits of The Basin” nightly tour.  Thisghost tour in hallway top to bottom tour of Downtown Eureka’s only skyscraper introduces names and mental images of those who have walked –and some say still walking- the hallways of this historic seven story structure and the tales that have made them immortal.

Saved from extinction, big cats at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge roam their natural habitats roaring and waiting for families’ close-up looks.  These lions and tigers and bears, creatures that someday may be only a picture online, become stars of safe safaris daily.  These massive, beautiful animals were rescued from awful imagescircumstances and given a new chance to live out their years here in a loving, caring natural environment.

Other family-friendly Spring Break attractions include hiking the “hills and hollers” of the urban Ozark trails, sojourning through time on the Downtown-n- Underground tour; experiencing the inspiration of The Great Passion Play’s Bible Museum and pre-arranged Holy Land Tour; holding on tight on the back deck of a vintage trolley as it traverses over Eureka’s twisty, zigzag, up and down streets; and capturing “new history” with an antique family photo at Judge Roy Bean’s.

Planning a Eureka Springs’ Spring Break is also fun and easy by finding things to do on EurekaSpringsOnline.com and booking tickets and securing hot deals on ReserveEureka.com.

A Valentine’s Gift

The 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa is giving a Valentine’s Gift Just For You…

Your gift is waiting…Book a Spa Getaway Pkg (SAVE 30%)  and use it the last 2 Weekends in February!

Limited to the first 10 pkgs booked-Call To Book: 479-342-9766

2 Night Spa Revitalizer Pkg:

-2 Night Stay in a Premium Room

-Breakfast Daily

-2-60min Traditional Massages

-2 Classic Manicures & Pedicures

$597 plus taxes and fees.  Valid 2/19-2/20 & 2/26-2/27

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The Crescent Hotel will be offering a Valentine’s Day Sunday Brunch, 2/14.

Time: 10am-1pm, $24.95 per person.  Call for Reservations: 479-253-9652

The Crystal Dining Room will also be open for evening dining on Valentine’s Day.  Call for details: 479-253-9652

 

Mardi Gras Festival

Celebrating its 11th Year in 2016, the Eureka Springs, Arkansas Mardi Gras is truly a eureka springs mardi grasNew Orleans style Mardi Gras set in the beautiful Ozark Mountains of Arkansas within the downtown area of Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

This year’s theme is “Hollywood!”

2 Parades, 5 Balls, King & Queen plus the Royal Court, Beads, Drinks & Fun! Join in on one of Eureka’s biggest parties in downtown Eureka Springs.  2 Ball Events Open to the Public:

Black Light Ball – Sat 1/30

Mayor’s Ball-Sat 2/6

View the 2016 Schedule & Lodging Deals, Click Here.

Winter Things To Do

Wintertime in Eureka Springs brings Relaxation, Re-connection and a chance to explore the Ozark landscapes with Discounted Overnight Room Rates.

For those looking to reconnect and relax with your spouse or partner, plan some spa time, shop, dine and stay over night with discounted Winter room rates by 30-45% from the normal season rates.  Click here for availability.  For Great Winter Things To Do, see below…

Spa Time

Winter Events

Winter Attractions

Caves

Horseback Riding

Outdoors & Other Things To Do

  • Beaver Lake Eagle Watching Tours- (Nov-Feb)
  • Hobbs State Park-479-789-5000
  • Hike The Natural Springs in Town-Spring Maps available at the Chamber of Commerce
  • Lake Leatherwood Hiking Trails
  • Black Bass Lake Trail
  • Shopping
  • Dining
  • Art Galleries
  • St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church
  • Pea Ridge National Military Park-Daily 8:30am-4pm
  • Roaring River State Park
  • Hobbs State Park
  • Buffalo River Outdoor Center
  • War Eagle Mill
  • Promise Land Zoo
  • Dogwood Canyon Nature Park
  • Drive to Beaver Bridge or Beaver Dam