The culmination of Mardi Gras celebrations in Eureka Springs is fast approaching with the majority of the major balls and parades taking place the weekend before Fat Tuesday, February 8-10th. We still have two rooms available at our Eureka Springs Inn, the Chantilly Rose and the Patio Suite. Make sure to book right away!
While New Orleans is the city thought to have the monopoly on Mardi Gras fun, Eureka Springs is edging in. We’ve held our own celebration, Eureka Gras, for seven years now, and it is gaining more popularity all the time!
Mardi Gras Krewe of Krazo Hookers and Jokers Ball (Thursday February 7th, 6-10 p.m.) ~ Costumes are a must for this event! The themes are: “Hookers or Jokers,” “Gay 90s,” “Guys and Dolls” or “Freakin Eurekan.” Enjoy a cash bar and creole buffet. $20 in advance or $25 at the door, but be warned, seating is limited. There will be cash and prizes for the best costumes! Taking place at the Best Western Inn.
Eureka Gras Coronation Ball (Friday February 8th, 6-10 p.m.) ~ Get into the carnival spirit at this Masquerade Dance! Formal attire or costume is required, and makes the night much more fun! Witness the Eureka Gras King, Queen and Royal Court Promenade and Grand March. Enjoy live music by Swing and a Miss, as well as an extensive buffet and Champagne toast. By reservation only, call 479-253-9766 or 877-342-9766, admission: $35.
The Beaux Arts Ball (Saturday February 9th, 7-11 p.m.) ~ Another costume ball, this time held in the Barefoot Ballroom of the Basin Park Hotel. $20 per person or $200 to reserve a table for a group. The party band Ultra Suede will be playing funk and disco. Admission is $25, plus a cash bar.
We hope you can join in all the fun and celebrate Mardi Gras with us! See all complete Eureka Gras schedule.