Let the good times roll in Eureka Springs, Arkansas!
Winter doesn’t mean you have to stay indoors. Come and join in the fun, watch spectacular parades, get a taste of New Orleans, dress up and join the masquerade. It is all about having a good time and February in Eureka Springs is full of fun and exciting things to do.
If you love music, food and a great party, don’t miss this experience! Mardi Gras, a.k.a. Fat Tuesday, is a Carnival celebration of food; a revelry before the first day of Lent; a final hurrah before forty days of fasting and abstinence—and boy, is it a wild festival in Eureka Springs. With all the parades and zany costumes, Mardi Gras is one fun, festive, and slightly weird event worth making the effort to see.
Eureka Springs’ Mardi Gras celebrations have already begun – but don’t fret! There’s still plenty of fun things to do and see as Eureka Gras 2017 unfolds throughout the month of February!
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Who doesn’t love Mardi Gras? The colors, the masks, the music, the parades, throws, and floats. What fun! It’s an event enjoyed around the world and no less in Eureka Springs than anywhere else!
This year’s Eureka Gras theme is “Roaring 20’s” and the Krewe of Krazo (Ozark backwards) has plenty in store. Just look!
Lights & Sound Night Parade – February 18 starting at 6 pm in Historic Downtown Eureka Springs. Line up along Spring Street and watch krewes hit the streets with lights and music. The night time route will be filled with lit unique parade floats, allowing the streets of Downtown Eureka Springs to shine bright in the cool night. This is one celebration you won’t want to miss.
Second Line Dancing Black Light Ball – February 18 after the parade don’t miss this public ball! 8 pm to midnight. Dance to DJ Testube in Eureka Springs hottest club, Event Eureka under black lights. Let a body artist paint you with glow in the dark paint, a glow necklace and celebrate Mardi Gras! Music will be spinning, lights will be flashing all for a great cause – Main Street Eureka Springs. Tickets $30 per person. BUY HERE.
Jokers’ Masquerade Ball – February 24 party begins at 6 pm at the Inn of Ozark Convention Center. A Fabulous costume ball that fills the Eureka Springs Convention Center with a Royal Mini Parade, buffet, dancing, and costume contest.
Eureka Gras Costume Day Parade – February 25 starting at 2 pm see the best Mardi Gras floats cruise downtown Spring and Main Street. Celebrate Mardi Gras as the parade of floats, walkers, bands and dancers make their way through Downtown Eureka Springs.
Mayor’s Ball: Red Carpet Masquerade February 25 after the parade that evening, get your costumes, feathers and beads out for this fun public ball! 7 pm through midnight at the Basin Park Hotel. Finish the day off with another great Mardi Gras celebration and dance the night away with live music from The Downtown Livewires. The Mayor’s Ball is a fun masquerade ball that follows the Roaring Twenties theme. Tickets $35 per person. The theme is Great Gatsby featuring Mayor Butch Berry & the Mardi Gras Royalty. BUY HERE
Jazz Brunch – February 26, 11:30 am end the weekend right with a Mardi Gras Jazz Brunch at the Crescent Hotel. 11 am to 2pm. Tickets $27.95 per person. Enjoy fine dining, live music, second line dance and an amazing brunch display at the Jazz Champagne Brunch in the Crystal Dining Room at the world famous Crescent Hotel. Call for reservations: 877-342-9766.
St. Liz Cajun King Cake Ball & Mardi Gras Dinner – February 28 starting at 6 pm dance to the music of the “Natural Brass” jazz combo from Bentonville at Parish Hall. The center will be lavishly decorated in the Mardi Gras theme.
2017 Eureka Gras
So come on out to Eureka Springs this February and get in on all the great Mardi Gras celebrations! Many of the events above require ticket for entry, so be sure to get yours now, before they all sell out!
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