4th of July in Eureka Springs

In addition to Independence Day, July 4th is a special day for Eureka Springs.  The city was founded and named on July 4th, 1879, so we have double the reason to celebrate here!

The 4th kicks off on Thursday morning with an old-fashioned 4th of July parade. Festivities start at 9:00 am with the crowning of the Ms. Apple Pie and Mr. Firecracker at the parade line-up location by Carnegie Library.

The Parade begins at 10 a.m., along the usual parade route of Spring & Main, and includes a best-dressed dog contest. Everyone is invited to join in the parade. Following the parade is a watermelon seed spitting contest in the parking lot between the Auditorium and the courthouse.   At 12:30 pm there’s a hot dog eating contest at Eureka Live (35 N. Main) For more information on these events, visit their Facebook Page.

The celebration continues throughout the weekend with music in the park on Saturday, July 6th.  Join us in Basin Spring Park from 5 pm to 7 pm for some lively jazz from Crusade & the Big Hog Band.   Then at 9:15 p.m., fireworks will be shot off from Marble Flats and should be able to be seen all over town.  Marble Flats is located near the Great Passion Play grounds, so if you have a good view of the Christ of the Ozarks statue, you should have a great view of the fireworks as well!