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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.

Festival of the Arts Continues with the Grand Illumination

June 29th, 2013

The Grand Illumination is a very beautiful time to visit Eureka Springs. The Eureka Springs Preservation Society will decorate our Victorian town with thousands of oriental silk and paper lanterns. The lanterns are part of our Independence Day celebration and will hang from June 30 – July 14.

Take in the details of Eureka Springs’ Victorian architecture by night, illuminated by the lanterns, hanging from historic downtown buildings, park fountains and many homes and porches.

The Grand Illumination is held in conjunction with Eureka Springs’ July Calendar of Events, which includes a 4th of July parade, July 4th activities in Basin Park, and Fleur Delicious, a weekend of French culture and cuisine, taking place July 9 -14, 2013.

2010 First Prize winner for home decoration

2010 First Prize winner for home decoration

During Fleur Delicious, enjoy as bars, galleries, boutiques, spas and music venues participate with French-inspired food, wine, spirits and art.

The Grand Illumination kicks off with a party that is open to the public at the East Lawn of the Historic Crescent Hotel on Sunday June 30 from 8 – 9 p.m. Enjoy complimentary lemonade and hors d’oeuvres, live music with the band Arkansas Red and a cash bar.

Once the sun sets, about 8:30 p.m. the public will release glo-loons, balloons lit with tiny LED lights. The lawn with glow at dusk – it is a lovely sight!

The Grand Illumination also includes some friendly competition. There is a $100 prize for those with the best lantern decorations – both a home and a business. The winners are announced on Wednesday July 3 at 8 p.m. at Eureka Live Underground & Patio, with a party to follow.

Lodging in Eureka Springs for the 4th of July

We still have some availability for the Independence Day weekend. Come and celebrate the 4th in a beautiful new way! Eureka Springs is known as one of the top 25 art destinations in the U.S because of unique and innovative events like the Grand Illumination.

 

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