May is Artrageous in Eureka Springs!
May Festival of the Arts
To say that Eureka Springs is a colorful community is an understatement. There’s an overall creative vibe running through our historic arts village driven by more than 350 working artists in all mediums. During the month of May, we show it all off. Our 31st annual May Festival of the Arts is packed with one-of-a-kind art exhibits, demonstrations, performances, culinary arts, free music in the park, and much more! Visit their web site at www.eurekaspringsfestivalofthearts.org for the full calendar of events.
Steve Earle & The Dukes with opening act Junior Brown
The Auditorium, 8pm
Legendary singer-songwriter Steve Earle, backed by his longtime band The Dukes, will perform at The Aud on Friday, May 3rd. Three-time Grammy Award recipient and 11-time Grammy nominee, Earle is a cornerstone artist of Americana music. Always musically adventurous, Earle has crafted folk, blues, rock, country, rockabilly, and bluegrass recordings. Opening act will be Junior Brown. Tickets are on sale at www.theaud.org.
Great Passion Play Opening Night
2019 opening night for The Great Passion Play. The Play runs from the first weekend of May through the last weekend in October. For full schedule & times of the performances, to purchase tickets, to get package prices and to see all the activities on the Passion Play grounds visit: http://GreatPassionPlay.org.
ArtRageous Parade & Street Festival
Downtown Eureka Springs, 2 p.m.
Colorful, quirky, energetic and sometimes surprising, the ArtRageous Parade is the traditional kick-off of the May Festival of the Arts. Join the stream of floats, art cars, walkers, dancers, musicians, jugglers, drummers, and dancers.
Jazz in the Park
Basin Spring Park, 5 p.m.
Free music in Basin Spring Park with Mattson 2 from 5 pm to 7 pm. Identical Twins Jared & Jonathan Mattson bring Jazz to the bandshell.
Cinco De Mayo Celebration
Basin Spring Park, 10 a.m.
Come and join our Cinco De Mayo celebration in Basin Spring Park from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Enjoy music from DJ Afrosia J, Papa Rap, piñata smashing, music & more.
May 10th-May 12th
Northwest Arkansas Juggling Festival
Eureka Springs Community Center
The Northwest Arkansas Juggling Festival brings local communities together with jugglers from all over the country for a fun-filled weekend of juggling-related madness. Enjoy creative play through games, workshops, social circus, demonstrations, and shows. All skill levels and prop types are welcome. The general public is invited to come and watch the activities in the gym and to learn how to juggle for free.
Alt at the Aud Concert
The Auditorium, 8 p.m.
The Eureka Springs City Auditorium and EZOMB LLC are excited to announce the second night of the “ALT at the AUD” summer concert series, featuring PAPER ANTHEM and ROCKET COMA! Like them on Facebook.
Eureka Springs Community Center
Formerly held in Holiday Island, Jeep Fest is now in Eureka Springs! Join us for the Show-N-Go Jeep show in the morning, followed by a parade through Historic Downtown, then head to one of three Jeep Adventure Trails before exploring Eureka Springs! Visit http://www.eurekaspringschamber.com/
Second Saturday Gallery Stroll
Around Town, 6pm to 9pm
Our Second Saturday Gallery Strolls give everyone a wonderful, relaxing evening in downtown Eureka Springs. Participating galleries have wine and light snacks as you wander through their artist’s wares. Sometimes you will even get to meet the artists in person! Stroll at your own pace and just enjoy all that the galleries and artists of Eureka Springs have to offer. 6:00-9: 00 PM every Second Saturday from May through October.
John Two-Hawks Mother’s Day Concert
The Auditorium 2pm
Annual John Two-Hawks mothers day Concert, moms get in free. For additional information and tickets visit the John Two Hawks Website.
White Street Walk
White Street, 4pm to 10pm
Our favorite evening in Eureka Springs. Stroll down White Street and visit the artists in their studios. Artists set up along the street, in the driveways and front yards of all the houses along White Street. Jewelry, pottery, paintings, & anything else you might want are showcased on this beautiful evening. Don’t miss it…
May 18th and 19th
Arkansas Enduro Series
The 2019 Eureka Springs Enduro will be a weekend of stoke and action! More fun to come in 2019 with a fresh urban stage starting at the Crescent Hotel! They’ll utilize the new trails at Passion Play, downhill trails at Lake Leatherwood, some brand new lines created for event, and a downtown urban stage! Web Site
Eureka Music Revival-We Dream Dawn
The Auditorium, 7 pm
We Dream Dawn, featuring Sage Cook of Elephant Revival, supported by Eureka Music Revival the duo of Lorrie and Jason Davis and Jesse Dean of Jesse Dean and Co., will appear at The Auditorium. The night of original music, played by talented flyover-country artists, is another installment in WellSpring Publishing’s and MoJo’s Records’ Singer-Songwriter Showcase Series. Jams are likely to ensue. This night will be tragically-hip-and-groovy, squared. Tickets are $12 online or $15 at the door.
Basin Park Music Series
Basin Spring Park, 2:30 p.m.
An afternoon of Jazz in Basin Spring Park with Arthur Duncan at 2:30pm followed by Grady Nichols at 5:30pm.
14th Annual Books In Bloom
Crescent Hotel Garden, 12pm to 5pm
The 14th Annual Books in Bloom is a celebration for writers and readers! Authors visiting us this year include Chris Bohaljian, Wiley Cash, and “Pete the Cat” creator James 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. Web site.
Plein Air Festival
The Plein Air of Eureka Springs is an annual event held in Eureka Springs Arkansas. The competition will host around 20 to 30 artists from around the country, we are also offering a competition open to high school students in the Northwest Arkansas Region to compete and 20 young and aspiring art students will have the opportunity to paint alongside the artists. Web site.
May 23rd – 26th
Heart of the Ozarks Rally
Eureka Springs Community Center
CMA Arkansas Presents the Heart of the Ozarks Motorcycle Rally Kick off with bike night at Ozark Fish & Chicken. Guided rides throughout the weekend. Praise and worship services. Youth events. Bike Games. People Games. For details and registration visit: http://cmascr4.org/AR/events.aspx?region=4&state=AR or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Drumming in the Park
Basin Spring Park, 6pm to 8pm
Come and join in the fun and make some noise in Basin Spring Park from 6pm to 8pm
May 30th – June 2nd
Eureka Springs Mustang Days
Mark your calendars for the best Mustang event to hit Eureka Springs AR, the 2019 Eureka Springs Mustang Show. Mustangs of every model, every year, customized, stock and whatever else you can do to a Mustang to make it their own. Even though we advertise this as a Mustang event, we will not turn away any Ford Lincoln or Mercury product who wishes to participate. This event will be a jam-packed weekend of different activities. Visit the web site for details.
May 31st – June 1st
Rhythm & Blues Weekend
FREE Live Rhythm & Blues in Basin Spring Park
Friday, May 31st: 3 pm–Tony Redman 5:30 pm–Jeremiah Johnson
Saturday, June 1st: 2 pm–Brick Fields 5:30 pm–Rich McDonough