Today, July 11, 2012 is the official opening day of the Second Annual Fleur Delicious Weekend in Eureka Springs, AR. The five-day citywide event has a French theme and celebrates all things to delight the senses of sight, sound, smell, taste and touch. During Fleur Delicious, the charming Victorian mountain village of Eureka Springs takes on a fun street fair atmosphere. The town’s shops, spas, restaurants, galleries, bars and venues join in the fun with special offers and a wide variety of events.

Fleur Delicious offers you the opportunity to taste French wines, spirits and foods at Eureka Springs bars and restaurants, see the fine arts and crafts in local galleries and get a relaxing massage enhanced with French lavender. There’s so much to do all weekend. It’s a sensory overload!

Some highlights of the Fleur Delicious Weekend in Eureka Springs include:

Wed July 11 @ 7 p.m. – Fleur de Lis Art Jam hosted by Bob Norman at 10 Mountain Street

Sat July 14 @ 3 p.m. – Fleur Delicious Waiter’s Race. Take that tray and run!

Sun July 15 @ 7 p.m. – An American in Paris will be the outdoor movie at Basin Spring Park

For the full schedule of events, visit

What celebration of the senses would be complete without live music? Fleur Delicious features live musical performances throughout the weekend at downtown Eureka Springs’ Basin Spring Park.

Fleur Delicious 2012 Live Music Schedule

7/12 Thur 3-5 p.m. Chuck Onofrio and Steve Jones (American fiddle & banjo)

7/13 Fri 4-6 p.m. Brick Fields (Blues, Jazz, Gospel Folk)

7/14 Sat 1-3 p.m. Chuck Onofrio and Steve Jones

7/14 Sat 3-5p.m. Hogtown Hot Club (Jazz ensemble)

7/14 Sat 5:30-7:30 p.m. Phillipe Family Quartet (Classical string quartet)

7/15 Sun 1-3 p.m. Chuck Onofrio and Steve Jones

Eureka Springs’ bed and breakfast inns are also getting into this sensory extravaganza. To celebrate 2012 Fleur Delicious, 5 Ojo will be serving French-themed breakfasts this weekend. Come to 5 Ojo and indulge in a breakfast of Chocolate French Toast with Raspberry Sauce. We’ll also be offering our special variation of French Croque-monsieur. This isn’t your ordinary “ham ‘n’ cheese.” Instead, it’s a delightfully rich ham, crunchy toast, luscious cheese and Mornay sauce-smothered sandwich you’ll never forget. From all of us at 5 Ojo, “Viva le Fleur Delicious!”