Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler as Eureka Gras returns for 2016!
The 11th annual Eureka Gras Mardi Gras Extravaganza kicked off on January 9th with the Kings Day Kick-Off Gala and signifying the start of a great Eureka Springs annual festival. From January 9th – February 9th 2016, a month of fun events will bring the good times to Eureka Springs! Here are just a few highlights of what is to come:
Light and Sound Night Parade
Saturday, January 30th at 6p.m.
This fantastic night parade follows the usual parade route from the Carnegie Public Library, down Spring Street to the Court House on Main Street. After the parade downtown there will be Second Line Dancing at 7 p.m. and a Black Lite Ball at the Grotto Wood Fired Grill and Wine Cave at 10 Center Street at 8 p.m.
Eureka Gras Day Parade
Saturday, February 6th at 2 p.m.
The second Mardi Gras parade, led by the Krewe of Krazo, will roll downtown on Saturday, February 6th at 2 p.m. The 2016 Theme is “Hooray for Hollywood”.
Saturday, February 6th at 7 p.m.
That night, the Mayor’s Ball will be hosted by the Basin Park Hotel with cash bar at 7 p.m. At 8 p.m. enjoy DJ Testube featuring live vocalist Opal Agafia plus mysterious performances by Melonlight Dance Ensemble. Be fabulous and dress in the colors of the evening: black, silver, gold, and red. This event is sure to be a night to remember!
Jazz Brunch at the Crescent Hotel
Sunday, February 7th at 11:00 a.m.
The next morning on Sunday, February 7th, those who are up for it after all the parties will hit the New Orleans-style Jazz Brunch at the Crescent Hotel at 11:00 a.m., featuring live music entertainment. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 479-253-9652.
Fat Tuesday – Saint ‘Lizbeth King Cake Ball and Dinner
Tuesday, February 9th at 6:00 p.m.
On Fat Tuesday, February 9th, the final event is the Saint ‘Lizbeth King Cake Ball and dinner. Dinner & music begins at 6 p.m. at the St. Elizabeth Parish Center at 232 Passion Play Road. An oyster bar, Red Snapper Ponchartrain and praline King Cake are sure to satisfy.