Holiday 2019
Calendar of Events

Porche Palooza

Nov. 7

Porsche owners from all over the country and their beloved cars descend on Eureka Springs on this beautiful fall weekend filled with tours, drives, dinners and ladies “tea.” Registration opens on the website at 6 a.m. Oct. 1.

72nd Annual Ozark Folk Festival

Nov. 6-10

The Eureka Springs 72nd Annual Ozark Folk Festival is the longest running folk festival in the nation. Expect fun for the whole family with free music in the Basin Park Band Shell.

Veterans Day Weekend

Nov. 8-11

Come join us in thanking and honoring our veterans. The parade starts at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, through downtown Eureka Springs.

Talent on Parade

Nov. 16

The Auditorium presents a Top 2019 Holiday Dance Spectacular for some of the most talented young dancers of all ages in our region.

Come and be inspired by these youngsters during their competitions, convention and pageant. View website for registration information.

Antique Festival of the Ozarks

Nov. 22-24

See quality antiques brought by fine dealers from across the midwest. Children 8 and under are free. Parking is free. Tickets are valid for entry all weekend.

Don Gammie Turkey Trot

Nov. 28, 8:30 to 11 a.m.

Come out and help support the Grassy Knob Volunteer Fire Department and burn some calories before you eat Thanksgiving dinner! The event features a 5K Trail Run and a 1 Mile Fun Run. It will be held at Lake Leatherwood City Park just outside of Eureka Springs on Nov. 22. Both runs starts at 8:30 a.m. Participants arrive at 8 a.m. The start, finish and signup location is at the baseball and soccer field.

Shop Small Saturday

Nov. 30, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Live Christmas music will be playing, Santa will be available for Santa selfies and more! The event will end with the annual Christmas tree lighting and a giveaway for a trip back to Eureka Springs.

53rd Annual Silver Tea

Dec. 5, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

The Silver Tea is held at the Crystal Dining Room at the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs. Fitted in full holiday fashion by the St. James Episcopal Church members, this event kicks off the Christmas season celebrations occurring all over town throughout the month. The ECHO Dental Clinic has been chosen to receive donations from the event.

Christmas Parade of Lights

Dec. 6, 6 p.m.

A rain or shine event and one of Eureka’s favorite parades, this evening’s Parade of Lights rolls at 6 p.m. through the beautifully decorated downtown streets with floats, walkers, bands and thousands of lights. Start your holiday season in

Eureka. For more information call


Annual Christmas Tour of Homes

Dec. 7, 3 to 8 p.m.

A walking tour of a sampling of Eureka’s most beautifully restored homes giving guests a glimpse of a bygone era. All stops on the self-guided tour will be lavishly decorated for the season with Victorian attired docents to relate the history of each home. Visitors will be treated to carolers, Christmas music and refreshments along their journey into the past. Visit website for ticket info.

Santa in the Park

Dec. 7, 1 to 3p.m.

Join Eureka Springs Fire Department, Santa and the Eureka Springs High School Future Business Leaders of America to have your photo taken in the cutest Christmas village in Arkansas. FBLA will have a pop-up booth where you can write letters to Santa and they will be taking photos to capture the moment.

John Two Hawks Holiday Concert

Dec. 7, 7 to 9 p.m.

17th annual holiday concert featuring John Two-Hawks and featuring the Bentonville Washington Jr. High Girls’ Choir at The Aud in Eureka Springs.

A Night of Merry Making

Dec. 14, 5 to 8 p.m.

Free holiday fun for the whole family! Caroling in Basin Spring Park at 5 p.m. Living Windows including living art exhibit, 5 to 8 p.m. Elfie Selfie Scavenger Hunt, 5 to 8 p.m. Snow, street theater and more throughout this spectacular night of shopping in our historic downtown.

Night of 1000 Santas

Dec. 14, 6 to 11 p.m.

The premier downtown Eureka Springs Santa Scavenger Hunt is back and better than ever! Join hundreds of Santas and his helpers to find spots with games, clues and trivia throughout the night in downtown Eureka Springs. It’s time to find out who is naughty and who’s nice! The person who gets the most points will win a trip back to Eureka Springs. Event is 21 and up. Pre-party starts at 6 p.m. with stroll and scavenger hunt starting at 7 p.m. Tickets available soon and will be on site at the Night Market on Spring Street (the starting point) on the night of the event. Benefits the Main Street Eureka Springs program to bring more great programming to downtown Eureka Springs. Bring a Santa hat or full Santa gear to participate.

Tickets are available online and at the Basin Park Hotel.

A Eureka Christmas

Dec. 14, 7 to 10 p.m.

The Auditorium presents the Ozarks Chorale Christmas Concert. This show is free to students. Tickets sold at the door for $10. A fine presentation of traditional Christmas compositions sung by the chorale and lead by artistic director Beth Whitey with accompaniment by Ellen Stephenson is meant to be enjoyed by all young and old.