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29th Annual Banjo Rally International

July 26th, 2014

Banjo Rally InternationalThe upcoming, 29th annual, Banjo Rally International, scheduled for August 27th through the 30th in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, is a mainstay attraction for fans and players – both amateur and professional – of the classic instrument since 1975.

The 2014 Banjo Rally International is a celebration of the banjo and the genres it has both influenced and flourished in: traditional jazz, ragtime, swing, folk, bluegrass, show tunes, and more. Come to Banjo Rally International to enjoy scheduled performances on stage as well as impromptu jam sessions at all hours of the day and night around the convention center, outside venues, and downtown Eureka Springs.

Play a banjo? Bring it along, even if you’re only a beginner or part-time amateur player, and jump in on some of the after-show, impromptu jam sessions. What if you don’t own a banjo but have another acoustic instrument that fits in with the banjo style? Bring it along!

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Eureka Springs Bluegrass Weekend 2014

July 19th, 2014

Eureka Springs Bluegrass Weekend 2014The annual Eureka Springs Bluegrass Weekend is scheduled for August 14th through the 16th and promises good times and music for all!

The Eureka Springs Bluegrass Weekend is a city-wide event of down-home musical tradition featuring many free and ticketed shows around Eureka Springs. Featured acts this year include Melvin Goins and Friends and Karl Shiflett & Big Country along with other familiar names such as Retro & Smiley, Pam Setzer, The Clark Family, and Bill Nesbitt.

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The Eureka Springs Fat Tire Festival 2014

June 28th, 2014

Eureka Springs Fat Tire Festival 2014The Eureka Springs Fat Tire Festival is a three day celebration of exciting and competitive mountain biking challenges – July 18th through the 20th, 2014.

A weekend filled with both competitive and non-competitive events, the 2014 Eureka Springs Fat Tire Festival kicks off on Friday at 5pm with a Short Track Race taking place at Harmon Park.

Saturday picks up the pace with a number of challenging events including the Progressive Bike Ramp Down Hill, a one-way, downhill course of loose gravel and hard pack clay that includes doubles, table tops, step ups and downs, rock drops, ledge drops, rock gardens, and numerous berms. The Progressive Trail Design Super D is also on Saturday with a course designed as a mix between a downhill and a cross-country race including a 50′ climb, rock drops, sink holes, berms, ledges, loose rocks, and other challenges – a course of serious speed and danger.

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Bask in the Glow of Eureka Shines Grand Illumination 2014

June 20th, 2014

Eureka Shines Grand IlluminationEureka Shines Grand Illumination is a two-week long event that sees the Victorian village of Eureka Springs transformed by thousands of glowing oriental silk and paper lanterns.

In its fourth year, Eureka Shines Grand Illumination 2014 begins Monday, June 30th. Come and see the ornate, historic architecture of downtown Eureka Springs adorned with brightly decorated and oriental lanterns of many shapes and sizes. The Eureka Springs Preservation Society will decorate the public parts of downtown while participating, private owners will decorate their own businesses and homes.

While all the different colored lanterns make the town pretty during the day, the true, breathtaking majesty of the spectacle is made clear with the onset of night. Come witness the awesome and stirring site of the Victorian town of Eureka Springs all aglow with thousands of glowing paper lanterns; the motes of light creating a scene as if out of some fantastic dream.

As always, there will be a friendly Decorating with Lanterns contest featuring a $100 cash first prize, a $75 cash second prize, and a $50 cash third prize for ‘Best Decorated House’ or ‘Best Decorated Business.’ Winners will be announced during the Eureka Shines! Grand Illumination Contest Winners announcement party, scheduled for Thursday, July 3 at 8pm.

Eureka Shines Grand Illumination has become a beloved Eureka Springs tradition in just four years and is held in conjunction with the Eureka Springs’ July Calendar of Events, including the 4th of July parade, Independence Day celebration and activities in Basin Park, and Fleur Delicious. The beautiful lanterns of the Eureka Shines Grand Illumination will hang from June 30th to July 14th.

Lodging for Eureka Shines Grand Illumination
5 Ojo Inn Bed and Breakfast still has some rooms available for the Grand Illumination and Independence Day weekend. Come and celebrate the 4th of July in Eureka Springs and see the town transform at dusk. Book your room now before town fills up for this beautiful and special event.

The Stage is Set for Opera in the Ozarks 2014

May 26th, 2014

Opera In The Ozarks 2014The 64th season of Opera in the Ozarks is scheduled for June 20th through July 18th of 2014 and 5 Ojo Inn Bed & Breakfast still has some rooms available – but we won’t for long!

Opera in the Ozarks is always a big event here in Eureka Springs and this year’s season will be no exception. With works by Mozart, Lapine and Sondheim, and Puccini in the schedule, you know you’re in for a real treat!

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Eureka Springs Blues Weekend 2014

May 19th, 2014

2014 Eureka Springs Blues WeekendThe 2014 Eureka Springs Blues Weekend is less than a month away and this year’s schedule is promising a to deliver a blues experience of epic proportions.

Father’s Day weekend in Eureka Springs will be alive with local, regional, national, and even international blues acts. The whole town gets into the act as shows spill out into venues all across Eureka Springs. While the headliners take over the historic Eureka Springs City Auditorium, with late shows in the Barefoot Ballroom perched on top of the 1905 Basin Park Hotel, other bands will be found in clubs all over town.

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Carving in the Ozarks 2014 Chainsaw Carving Festival

March 25th, 2014

Carving In the Ozarks 2014 - Chainsaw Carving FestivalThe buzzing roar of motors mingles with the odor of fuel and fresh cut wood as a parade of forms slowly emerge from rough hewn logs – it’s Carving in the Ozarks 2014!

Carving in the Ozarks 2014 is a premier, chainsaw carving event held every year in Eureka Springs, AR. Now in its tenth year, this two-day festival attracts chainsaw carving artisans and enthusiasts from around the US, ready to compete against and be treated to a number of amazing artists displaying their singular talents.

Watch as these talented masters of the chainsaw pull beautiful forms from otherwise average logs and stumps – and we’re not talking about just a bunch of bears and pseudo totem poles, either. You will be witnessing true artists at work at their craft and the masterpieces they create will amaze and delight you in ways you didn’t think chainsaw art could.

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27th Annual Ozark Mountain UFO Conference

March 13th, 2014

27th Annual Ozark Mountain UFO ConferenceThe 27th Annual Ozark Mountain UFO Conference in Eureka Springs, Arkansas is scheduled for April 11th through the 13th so now is a great time to get those tickets before they are sold out!

This year’s event is shaping up to something great with numerous guest speakers, a wide array of vendors, a chance to meet and eat dinner with the celebrities, and two film premieres.

Since 1987, the Ozark Mountain UFO Conference (originally the Ozark UFO Conference) has brought the latest discoveries, theories, evidence, and important speakers to seekers and believers who know: they’re out there.

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