May Events in Eureka Springs
May 1st – May 31st
30th Annual May Festival of the Arts
May Festival of the Arts is our month long celebration of the Arts in Eureka Springs. This will be our 30th annual May Festival. It will feature the ArtRageous to the Max Parade on Saturday the 6th, dozens of special exhibits, artist’s receptions and demonstrations in Basin Spring Park and all around town, free music in Basin Spring Park on the 13th and 20th, & best of all—-the annual White Street Studio Walk on Friday, May 19th. For a complete calendar of May Fest events, visit www.eurekaspringsfestivalofthearts.com.
May 4 – May 6
Phunkberry Music Festival
Spring Phunkberry Music Festival brings some of the top national funk acts along with the best of the best local acts to The Farm The venue boasts 360 degree panoramic views. It is sits on 160 acres and backs up to Mark Twain National Forest. For more info visit www.phunkberry.com.
Launch of The Eurekan Spectacle in Basin Park
The Eurekan Spectacle is an augmented reality based experiential app that allows users to witness a Shakespearean play at various real-world locations around Eureka Springs. The Eurekan Spectacle will go live May 1st with a launch party to follow on May 4th at 6pm in Basin Spring Park. Visit www.eurekanspectacle.com for download instructions and a walking tour map.
2017 Opening Weekend–Great Passion Play
The 2017 season opening weekend. For full schedule & ticket information visit greatpassionplay.org or call 800-882-7529.
May 5 – May 6
Outback in the Ozarks-Pure Trail Edition
Lake Leatherwood City Park
Challenging run over beautiful and challenging single-track trails. Lake Leatherwood City Park will act as Base Camp with lots of fun activities when not on course. Camping facilities available throughout the Park. Runs include teams of 4 or 8 members with a 128 mile relay, 15 miles, 38 miles and many more. For all current information and registration visit outbackintheozarks.com or email Kimberlee Relyea-Guin at email@example.com. It will be the Adventure of a Lifetime!
Unveiling of Four Seasons Project
Basin Park, 6pm
The installation will be on display in Basin Spring Park and will consist of four separate mobiles, each representing the beauty of our four seasons. Each mobile is unique structurally, representational of the season it depicts and each an estimated 6 to 8 feet in diameter. Join us on May 5th for the unveiling, the mobiles will be on display for the rest of the month. Visit www.eurekajanet.com for more info.
To formally kick off May Festival of the Arts—– it’s the ArtRageous Parade! All the floats will roll through downtown starting at 2:00. Paying tribute to our posthumous Grand Marshal, Max Elbo.
Drumming in the Park
Basin Park, 6pm
Bring a drum or anything else that makes noise and join the drum circle with Angelo and his troupe of drummers and dancers.
“Dance of Deceit”-Five & Dime Drama Collective
The Auditorium, 2pm
Locally written, produced and performed by local actors, live musicians and artists and multi-media projection elements. “Dance of Deceit” explores the basic underpinnings of 3 couples’ relationships: love, power, lust, deceit, jealousy, ambition, wisdom, and forgiveness. For advance tickets to this live performance @ The Auditorium visit http://fiveanddimedramacollective.org. Tickets available @ the door prior to show time.
Unveiling of “Bridge of Love”
Visit the historic Basin Bath House Bridge and add your favorite flower. This exhibit will be up for you to visit all week. There will be a photo opportunity on Mother’s Day, May 14th @ 1:30PM. Visit http://eurekaspringsfestivalofthearts.com.
Nuits Rosé Wine Fest
The Second Annual Nuits Rosé Eureka Springs Wine Fest will be celebrated May 12, 13, and 14, 2017. Various restaurants and lounges in Eureka Springs, Arkansas will be offering Rosé tastings, flights, and pairings to serve with special menu items during this Rosé wine festival. Visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/770560129763698/ for latest details on all participating locations around town.
Art in the Park
Basin Park, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
As part of our May Festival of the Arts, stroll through the Basin Spring Park and visit with artists showing & selling their one of a kind pieces in their various specialties from jewelry, pottery, oil or water color paintings, and much, much more. Music featuring Pantall & Pennington from 12pm-3pm.
2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll
Around town, 6pm to 9pm
Stroll through the lovely Eureka Springs art galleries and meet some of the artists that show their wares in the galleries. Light refreshments and wine available in participating galleries
Ozarks Chorale Spring Concert
The Auditorium, Doors at 7pm, show at 7:30
The annual Ozark Chorale Spring concert in The Auditorium. Come enjoy the music! Tickets available at the door.
Mother’s Day Concert with John Two-Hawks
The Auditorium, 2pm
A special show in honor of all our Mothers. Moms get in FREE! For advance tickets, visit www.johntwohawks.com or purchase at the door.
May 19 – May 21
Mid-America Photo Symposium
Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center
The Mid America Photography Symposium is organized by a volunteer committee with the intent to provide a well balanced weekend of fun and education. Top photographers will give presentations on photography projects and practices designed for all levels of photography enthusiasts. Learn, share, take photos and have fun in Eureka Springs, AR. For further information and full schedule of events and registration visit www.mapsym.org.
White Street Walk
Historic Loop, 4pm to 10pm
This is our favorite event of the season! Take a stroll down White Street and visit the homes and galleries of some of our most loved artists. Artists set up in yards, driveways, on the sidewalks. Wine & snacks along the way! It’s the best evening of the year in Eureka!
Art in the Park
Basin Spring Park, 10am-4pm
As part of our May Festival of the Arts, stroll through the Basin Spring Park and visit with artists showing & selling their one-of-a-kind pieces in their various specialties from jewelry, pottery, oil or water color paintings, and much, much more.
3rd Saturday Music Series with Grady Nichols
Basin Spring Park, 5pm to 7pm
Free music in the park, 5pm-7pm don’t miss the fun with one of our favorites, saxophonist Grady Nichols.
12th Annual Books In Bloom
Crescent Hotel Garden, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Books in Bloom is a celebration for writers and readers! Authors visiting this year include Craig Johnson, Laurie R. King, S.C. Gwynne, and “Pete the Cat” creators, James and Kimberly Dean. Books in Bloom, a free event, brings writers and readers together through the medium of books in such a way that enhances, broadens, and deepens the uniquely human experience of reading. www.booksinbloom.org
2nd Annual Plein Air Art Festival
The event hosts four days of Paint Out in various locations in and around Eureka Springs with cash prizes and guaranteed fun. For more info visit www.essa-art.org or call Maureen @ 479-253-5384 or email @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 26th & 27th
Basin Spring Park
Celebrate Jesus in Basin Spring Park. Parade rolls @ 2:00PM on Saturday.
Dancing in the Park
Basin Spring Park, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Bring your dancing shoes and join in the fun! Need a lesson? We’ve got those too. Free music, DJ and dancing in Basin Spring Park! Come and enjoy the afternoon with the Melonlight Dance crew.
Bicycles will fill the streets of Eureka Springs for the May Cruiser Night ride! This easy, fun, social bicycle ride will start at 5:30pm at Harmon Park. Like their Facebook page for this month’s route & stopping points. https://www.facebook.com/BicycleES/