May Events in Eureka Springs

Great Passion Play Season Opening: May 4th

Willo Manicfoot and the Mugga Killa Whomps: 5/5 7:30pm-9:30pm & 5/6 2pm-4pm at the City Auditorium.  (Children’s Musical) Adults tickets for each event are $15.00. 12 and under tickets for each event are $7.00. Babies 3 and under are FREE.

May Festival of the Arts: 5/1-5/31

-Harmon Park Mural and Art Trail Project: 5/7-5/19 Nationally known Muralist, Doug Myerscough will design a permanent mural on the Harmon Park Building at the top of the Dog Park. Time-lapse video will capture the work in progress; an interactive mural event designed for families and kids will take place on location (getting tips from Doug) and a special reveal event on 5/19. This project signals the beginning of the Harmon Park Art Trail.

-NWA Juggling Festival: 5/11-5/13 All weekend long, free workshops and shows.

-Handmade Pop Up’s May Markets: 5/11 Noon-6pm at the Upstairs Grotto. Local artists, handmade gifts and great drink specials!

-Art Wall Reveal: 5/11 5pm-6pm on Main Street behind the Basin Spring Bath House.

-Music Park Yarn Bomb Music Event: 5/12 9am-4pm Gina Gallina and Ranaga Farbiarz team up to re-bomb trees; yarn bomb and upgrade all musical instruments. Events will include music, interactive yarning and music features on Music Park stage.

-Chalk Art Street Festival: 5/17-5/20 Nationally-known chalk street artist Craig Thomas will lead the chalk art fest and conduct workshops. Final reveals and event planned for 5/20.

-White Street Studio Walk: 5/18 4pm-10pm The 28th Annual White Street (upper historic loop.)  Art street fair, refreshments and music

-Plein Air Festival: 5/21-5/24 3pm-6pm. Artists are invited to come and paint historic, architecturally preserved downtown Eureka Springs.

Eureka Springs Farmers Market: Every Thursday 9am-Noon at the community center.

Experience ANNA: Begins 5/4.  8pm-10pm. Experience an elegant murder mystery unlike any other.

 Nuits Rose Wine Fest: 5/11-5/13 3rd Annual Rose Wine Fest. Various restaurants and lounges in Eureka Springs will be offering Rose tastings, flights and pairings to serve with special menu items during this Rose Wine Festival.

Bridge of Love: 5/11-5/13 Mother’s Day Living Art Installation & Flower Market Main Street Pedestrian Bridge, Eureka Springs, AR (Basin Bath House Bridge)

Outback in the Ozarks: 5/4-5/5 at Lake Leatherwood City Park. Pure Trail Edition 120 mile running race.  Standard teams of 8 or Ultra Teams of 4 come together to run a 120-mile(ish) course consisting of three single-track, technical trail loops.  ttp://

“Off The Beaten Path” Heritage Month: 5/5 9am-5pm hike at Lake Leatherwood.  Casey Brewster, Steven Foster, and Brent Baker will lead a hike into Lake Leatherwood Park to present A Collard Lizard and Glade Restoration Project, starting at the Beacham Trailhead in LLCP. The walk and talk will focus upon a wildlife habitat restoration project proposed in the park to improve the biodiversity of a large area of glades.  These walks and talks involve some moderately easy hiking. Participants should wear comfortable shoes and bring their own water.For more information, please contact Glenna Booth, 479 253-9703.

Drumming in the Park: 5/5 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!

2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll: 5/12 6pm-9pm.  Enjoy special artists’ showings and demonstrations presented by the Gallery Association.  Light refreshments and wine served in participating shops & galleries.

Cynthia Dupps Artist Recption: 5/12 6pm-9pm at Eureka Fine Art Gallery.  2 pine street. Local artist Cynthia Dupps will be the featured three-dimensional guest artist for the month of May at the Eureka Fine Art Gallery.

Ozarks Chorale Spring Concert: 5/12 7pm-9pm at the City Auditorium.  An evening with some of the area’s most beautiful voices in their annual Spring concert in The Auditorium. Tickets $10.

John Two Hawks Mother’s Day Concert: 5/13 2pm-5pm at the City Auditorium.  Mother’s get in free!

Eureka Springs National Photography Project: 5/13-5/19 Free Exhibit held at the City Auditorium.  The Ozarks Photography Project (TOPP) is an arts extension of the Chamber. TOPP’s first National Juried Photography Exhibit & Sale will be held at the historic Eureka Springs Auditorium.

Crescent Mother’s Day Brunch: 5/13 11am-2pm (Walk ins in conservatory beginning at noon) Call for reservations: 877-342-9766

Music in the Park Series: 5/19 5pm-7pm.  Basin Spring Park FREE live music.  The featured artist for May is Jonathan Byrd and the Pickup Cowboy.  Jonathan Byrd and The Pickup Cowboy are musical gunslingers, vaudevillian hucksters, and old-fashioned tent revivalists. Between heartbreaking ballads and heart-lifting sing-alongs, the Cowboys entertain and get audiences involved in the show

Books n’ Bloom Literary Festival: 5/20 Noon-5pm at the Crescent Fountain Garden.  An opportunity for the public to meet accomplished authors and to hear them read from or speak about their work. Aspiring writers learn about various aspects of writing and publishing.

Celebrate Jesus music in the park & parade: 5/25 & 5/26 in Basin Spring Park.  A variety of Christian Style Music: Fri:11am-5pm, Sat 11am-2pm.  Parade Sat at 2pm.


Craft Fair: 5/26 9am-5pm at Pine Mtn Village. Come enjoy shopping with lots of unique craft and art vendors.

Mustang Show: 5/31 – June 3rd at Pine Mountain Village. Mustangs from every generation that range from daily driven to concourse restored to modified.

Dancing in the Park: 5/26: 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.

Air Force Band Starlifter: 5/26 6:30pm-8:30pm at the City Auditorium.  Free Concert.  This seven-piece popular music group features guitar, bass, drums, piano, and vocalists, and is sure to impress audiences of all ages.


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