August really sizzles in Eureka Springs
Summer Diversity Weekend
Join us for a fun weekend that will make you want to move to our “Gay Capital of Arkansas. Where we live “Diverse Everyday” Like their Facebook Page for a full list of events.
August 3rd & 4th
Yards & Yards of Yard Sales
It’s summertime in the Ozarks and it’s time for the annual summer city-wide Yards & Yards of Yard Sales. Come and enjoy Eureka and find that special treasure you’ve been searching for. Yard sales all around town open from 8AM-5PM. Maps available at the Chamber of Commerce. For more info visit http://www.eurekaspringschamber.com.
Del Shores-Six Characters In Search Of A Play
The Auditorium, 8pm
Sordid Lives creator Del Shores’ new one-man show, directed by Emerson Collins, proves once and for all that he is not a writer, he’s a self-proclaimed thief! In “Six Characters In Search Of A Play”, riffing on Pirandello’s classic title, Shores brings to life six one-of-a-kind characters he has met in real life that haven’t quite made it into one of his plays, films or TV shows. Tickets and more info available at www.theaud.org.
Drumming in the Park
Basin Spring Park, 6pm
Angelo is back with “Drumming in the Park”!!! Come on down to Basin Spring Park bring your drum and join in the fun, everyone is encouraged to join in on the drumming circle.
Jesse Dean, Opal Fly & Brandon Moore
The Auditorium, 7pm
Listening Room Productions is proud to present Jesse Dean & Company, Opal Fly & Kapow and The Brandon Moore Band at The Auditorium in Eureka Springs, Arkansas for a night of original music, sprinkled with great covers. True to its name, the Listening Room Concert Series is where the art of the song is celebrated and performed without straining to be heard over the sound of a bar. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at theaud.org.
August 10th -12th
The Eurekan Multisport Festival
A three-day multi-sport festival consisting of a super sprint-distance triathlon on Friday afternoon; 3 different distance Gran Fondo road bike rides on Saturday; and three distances of runs on Sunday. Participants can enter individual events or take “The Eurekan” challenges. For more information visit their website.
2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll
The Gallery Association presents its special Second Saturday gallery stroll through historic downtown. The galleries stay open from 6PM-9PM for your enjoyment with special artists’ showings and demonstrations. Light refreshments and wine served in participating shops & galleries.
Fun for the whole family with lots of FREE Live Bluegrass in the Basin Spring Park band shell. See the lineup of musical acts here.
7th Annual Summertime in the Ozarks
Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center
Summertime in the Ozarks is a weekend Al-Anon conference. It is aimed at being a family event with activities for everyone involved in recovery. Whether you are a member of Al-Anon, Alateen, AA or a dual member, there will be something for you. We have a wonderful slate of speakers scheduled, including members of Al-Anon, Alateen, and AA. Find more information on their website.
August 18th – 19th
Arkansas Enduro Series
Lake Leatherwood City Park
Downhill Enduro competition at Lake Leatherwood downhill trails. Check the official website for registration and additional information.
26th Annual Volkswagen Weekend
This is the ultimate car show weekend–3 shows at 3 locations. It’s not just for the fancy show cars…it’s for all of you. Bugs, vans and everything in between. For more information click here.
Dancing in the Park
Basin Spring Park, 3pm
The fourth Saturday of the month brings dancing to Basin Spring Park. The Melon Light Dancers will entertain all ages, and if you’re willing, they’ll help you learn a step or two. Come and enjoy. It’s Free! Never stop dancing!!
August 29th – September 1st
Banjo Rally International
This has been an annual event since 1975. This year’s headliner is Matt Tolentino. Banjo Rally International is an annual gathering opportunity for players of all acoustic instruments. We focus on players of 4-string plectrum and tenor banjos, but all acoustic instrument musicians are welcome to attend and perform. Details can be found on their website.