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Eureka Springs Online Auction

July 14th-21st–Start Bidding! Eureka Springs Annual Online Auction.  Bid on your favorite lodging, restaurants and attractions!

Starting on July 14, 2018, EurekaSpringsOnline will be auctioning off a number of fun and unique items from different attractions, lodging, and restaurants in the Eureka Springs area. Purchase gift cards from your favorite restaurants, stays from your local hoteliers, and tickets to the amazing attractions of Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

Each day, we will be loading knew items to the auction. Keep checking back to see what’s new.

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8 Wedding Tips for Brides

Eureka Springs Wedding Tips

YOU ARE ENGAGED TO BE MARRIED, NOW WHAT?  8 TIMELY TIPS…

There it is, that ring you have always dreamed about sitting on the third finger of your left hand.  It was placed there by the man you also have dreamed about.  And after your announcement photo has run in your local paper, it is now time to begin planning your next dream: your wedding day.  Here are a few tips for your planning journal:

  • Think about the when> talk to your family, and to your fiancé with input from his family as to when a general time (season) would be most advantageous for you and those who might attend your wedding. Does it need to be a weekend event?  HINT: Most reception venues offer healthy discounts on winter dates, days other than Saturday, etc. so you might take this into consideration.
  • Establish a rough budget> This step is not so much on possible costs but establishing how much money you and/or your family can comfortably set aside for the ceremony/reception, the gown etc. Some weddings save dollars by no host bar, casual attire for wedding party, and securing a group discount for guest rooms.  HINTMany forget to include honeymoon expense as well.
  • Ceremony / Reception site selection> Vows being exchanged on the Waikiki Beach may sound ultra-romantic but will your family and friends be able to join you? Exotic sites may eliminate attendance by those closest to you due to cost.  Brides sold on a destination wedding site may find a unique place in their home area thereby allowing friends and family to be brought together for a full weekend of memories.  Make sure, however, that your destination is one that has the credentials of producing successful, custom weddings.  It makes it accessible and affordable.  HINT: Most destination sites can help you find vendors with a list of proven vendors such as ministers, florists, photographers, musicians, etc.
  • Buy your gown> This is probably the most difficult step. Not only does your gown -that you will wear only once- meet your beautiful expectations but what is the cost.  How does it fit into your general budget?    HINT: Wedding pictures create an album full of lifetime memories to be enjoyed by generations to come while a wedding dress is worn only once.
  • Fine tune your budget> Some brides will spend up to 50 percent of their budget on the ceremony/reception with the honeymoon expense and the gown following close behind.  Then single digit percentage amounts for such things as the photographer, wedding attire for attendants, rings, flowers, music, invitations, etc. based on your personal prioritization.  HINT: Find a budget template example at <http://www.elegantelight.com/fine-tuning-the-wedding-budget-part-1-the-big-categories/>
  • Merge and refine invitation lists> You have friends and relatives you want to invite as does your fiancé; both families will have added people that “just have to be invited”. Once these lists have been merged with duplicates eliminated, see how the total number of possible guests times the “per person reception cost” fits into your budget.  If it fits comfortably, no problem.  If not, you will need to calmly begin the delicate chore of refining and reducing names from the list.  Then send out your invitations.  HINT: If you would not have a certain invitee “over for dinner”, you might consider not sending that person an invitation.
  • Plan for your wedding-day beauty> Most well-known ceremony/reception venues will have ideas as to where you, your attendants, moms, etc. can receive professional hair styling and makeup services near the venue. Make sure the salon is near your wedding site and be sure to make your salon reservations and include these times in the in the photo timeline you create.  Oftentimes when you do your site visit to a ceremony/reception venue, a visit to suggested stylists and makeup artists will help put your mind at ease.  HINT: Consider a bride and groom photo shoot before the ceremony.
  • Work your plan… and relax> Nothing allows you to enjoy the leadup to your wedding than having an established budget and timetable calendar in your planning journal. Following both will better help you to put a check mark in all the necessary boxes in a comfortable, anxiety-free fashion… for a relaxed bride is a happy bride.  HINT: Surround yourself with relaxing fragrances.  Proper aromas have been proven to take the edge off of stressful situations.

Learn more @ www.Eurekaspringsarkansasweddings.com

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Live from the Auditorium

ADAM CUNNINGHAM & WILSON BROTHERS BAND

JULY 13 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM   FREE ..

A great night of entertainment with Adam Cunningham, contestant on The Voice Season 13 and a member of Team Adam, but originally a member of Team Blake. His blind audition of the Allman Brothers Band song “Midnight Rider” turned two chairs.
And the talented Wilson Brothers Band, the songs that the brothers wrote were recorded by a number of artists and their entwined family harmonies gained them immediate notoriety around Nashville. After an acoustic performance at an infamous Nashville night spot, successful multi-platinum songwriter Kenny Lamb approached the brothers and offered a set up a meeting with renowned producer Chris Rowe. That meeting provided the catalyst for Wilson Brothers Band to move to the next step..

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2 Nights at The Basin $25 Off

2 Night $50 Off at The Basin Park Hotel

7/6 & 7/7

Book 2 nights  in a Premium Room on 7/6 & 7/7 and get $50 off each night.  Starting at $229. Includes Breakfast for two.

Call in only! Call 877-643-4972

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Best of The Basin Park Hotel

  • 1 night stay in a Premium Room at The Basin
  • $50 Downtown Shopping Voucher
  • 2-60min Traditional Massages
  • Breakfast for two

 $309 plus taxes and fees, Sunday-Thursday ($332.88)
$359 plus taxes and fees, Friday ($392.49)
$399 plus taxes and fees, Saturday ($436.13)

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2 Nights at The Crescent $50 Off!

Book 2 nights  in a Premium Room at The Crescent on 7/6 & 7/7 and get $50 off each night.  Starting at $229.  Includes Breakfast for two.

Call in only! 800-342-9766

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Extraordinary Escape at The Crescent!

-Stay 2 Nights in a Premium Room at The 1886 Crescent Hotel
-Breakfast Daily in the Crystal Dining Room
-Dinner for Two in the Crystal Dining Room ($50 voucher)
-2-60min. Traditional Massages
-2 Tickets to the Historical Museum
-2 Crescent Ghost Tour Tickets
-2 Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge Tickets

$659 plus taxes and fees, Sunday-Thursday ($780.98)

*Spa appointments need to be made separately after booking this package online. Call the New Moon Spa: 479-253-2879 and provide your pkg confirmation number.

Book online or call us at 855-440-2080

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July Events

July  Events in Eureka Springs:  

4th of July Parade & Festivities: 7/4

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The 4th kicks off on Wednesday morning with an old-fashioned 4th of July parade. Festivities start at 9:30 with the crowning of the Ms. Apple Pie and Mr. Firecracker at the parade line-up location by Carnegie Library.  The Parade starts at 10 a.m. and includes a best-dressed dog contest. Everyone is invited join in the parade. Following the parade is a watermelon seed spitting contest in the parking lot between the Auditorium and the courthouse.

 SpaceBerry 7/6-7/7  

Music Festival! 2 Nights of Forgotten Space (Grateful Dead Tribute) This event will be held at “The Farm.” The venue boasts beautiful 360 degree panoramic views. https://www.facebook.com/spaceberryfestival/

Drumming in the Park: 7/7 6pm-8pm. Spring is here & Angelo is back with “Drumming in the Park.”  Come on down to Basin Spring Park and join in the fun!

Family Day at ESSA: 7/7 9am-4:30pm A full day of fun with just you and your child at the Eureka Springs School of the Arts.  The first half of the day you’ll be building a project in clay and the other half of the day creating one of a kind jewelry pieces. Call 479-253-5384 for registration information.

Cinderella: 7/7 2pm-4pm at the City Auditorium Downtown.  Cinderella-an opera for children and the young at heart.  This production is presented by the Studio Artists of Opera in the Ozarks at Inspiration Point. Tickets and more info available @ http://opera.org.

Experience ANNA: New Attraction for the Summer.  Experience an elegant murder mystery unlike any other.  www.melonlight.com

Eureka Springs Farmers Market: Every Tuesday & Thursday 8am-1pm at the Community Center.

Cocktails for a Cause: 7/12 5pm-7pm.  Location TBA.  All are welcome! Monthly event in downtown supporting a local charity and Eureka Springs Main Street program.  $10 donation at the door.  Raffle prizes and other fun things! https://www.facebook.com/EurekaDowntown/

Adam Cunningham and the Wilson Brothers Band: 7/13 7:30pm-10:30pm at the City Auditorium A great night of entertainment with Adam Cunningham, a contestant on The Voice Season 1.  Following Adam is The Wilson Brothers Band. Chad and Kyle Wilson perform new country rock music that is stamped with their own unique style. Tickets $20. www.theaud.org 

20th Annual Fat Tire Festival: 7/13-7/15 Attracting riders, spectators, and party-goers from surrounding states this 3 day weekend is packed with downhill, super-d, short track, and cross country racing. Glued together with group rides, social gatherings, and good vibes. www.fattirefestival.com

2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll: 7/14 6pm-9pm.  Enjoy special artists’ showings and demonstrations presented by the Gallery Association.  Light refreshments and wine served in participating shops & galleries. http://artofeurekasprings.com/

3rd Saturday Music in the Park Series: 7/21  5pm-7pm.  Basin Spring Park FREE live music.

Opera in the Ozarks: 6/22-7/20 Opera in the Ozarks presents its 68th summer season of exhilarating opera at Inspiration Point, featuring singers and musicians from around the world performing three fully-produced operas. For more information, call 479/253-8595, or visit www.opera.org

Vintage Legends Motorcycle Show: 7/28 9am-4pm at Pine Mountain Village at the Pig Trail Harley Davidson.  This one-of-a-kind juried event will fill Pine Mountain Village with all sorts of vintage motorcycles and excited spectators, everyone anxious to see which antique bike is voted the best.

Dancing in the Park: 7/28 The fourth Saturday of the month brings dancing to Basin Spring Park. Free event!  The Melonlight Dancers will entertain all ages, and if you’re willing, they’ll help you learn a step or two.

 

Weekly Music Schedule in Downtown:

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Upgrade to a Jacuzzi Suite

Basin Park Hotel

Book a Jacuzzi Suite at the premium king room rate of only $99!

Add a $25 Upgrade Fee and get upgraded to a Jacuzzi Suite.

 

Valid Sunday-Thursday.  7/1-7/31.  Call 877-643-4972

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Summer Fun in Eureka Springs

In Eureka Springs, Arkansas

We love being an Ozark Mountain town.

Here are CAN’T MISS Summer Things to Do:

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