What's the best part about winter in Eureka Springs? Mardi Gras celebrations, of course! We celebrate Eureka style, with everyone invited to join in the fun, watch the parades, get a taste of New Orleans, dress up and join the masquerade. Having a good time is the name of the game.The Krewe of Krazo works hard every year to put on Mardi Gras events, planning nearly two full months of activities. Mardi Gras is a carnival of events that starts in January and goes into February –– sometimes lasting through March!

This year's theme is:

Fairytales, Fables and Folklore

Be sure to dress up as your favorite character from one of those stories.

Thursday, Jan. 11, at 5 p.m. at Center Stage on Highway South

King's Day Kick Off

The Royal Court is introduced and the new king and queen are announced.

Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 5:30 p.m. at Eureka Live

Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 5:30 p.m. at Rowdy Beaver

Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 5:30 p.m. at Nyx

Umbrella Decorating

Supplies are provided to decorate your own umbrella.

Wednesday, Feb. 1, from 1 p.m. to
3 p.m. at the Grand Central Hotel and Taverne

Taste of N'Awlins

Indulge in hot beignets and cafe au lait as you enjoy the sounds of a jazz trio.

Friday, Feb. 21, at 5:30 p.m. at the Crescent Hotel Conservatory

Artigras

Eureka Springs School of the Arts sponsors this Palette to Palate event.

Let the good times roll at Mardi Gras

Friday, Feb. 14, at 5:30 p.m. at the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center

Coronation Ball

See the Grand Royal Procession followed by dinner and dancing.

Saturday, Feb. 15, at 6 p.m. in downtown Eureka Springs

Night Parade

The night parade features lights and sound through downtown.

Saturday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. at Chelsea's Corner Cafe and Bar

Black Light Ball

Dance the night away and be sure to wear something that glows in the dark.

Friday, Feb. 21, at 6 p.m. at the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center

Jokers' Masquerade Ball

Enjoy a fabulous costume ball featuring a royal mini parade, buffet, dancing and costume contest.

Saturday, Feb. 22, at 2 p.m. in downtown Eureka Springs

Costume Day Parade

This themed parade rolls through downtown Eureka Springs.

Saturday, Feb. 22, at 4 p.m.
at Center Stage

Parade After Party

The celebration continues at the after party.

Sunday, Feb. 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
at the Crescent Hotel

Jazz Brunch

Feast on food while enjoying live music and the Second Line dance.

Did you know?

The Costume Day Parade is led by the Krewe of Barkus, a special krewe that invites our four-legged friends to celebrate Mardi Gras. The Krewe of Barkus is a community group where dogs and people come together to have fun. The group leads the day parade every year, with humans and dogs in costume.