May is ArtRageous in Eureka Springs

May Festival of the Arts
May 1 – May 31

Events and activities all month long. For a full schedule, locations, times, and details visit


May 5th and 6th
Willo Mancifoot-The Musical

The Auditorium

The world premiere of Willo Mancifoot the Musical will be performed during the Eureka Springs Festival of the Arts in The Auditorium. This original musical inspires compassion, tolerance, forgiveness, generosity and multicultural teamwork creating a more loving world. Schedule of performances: May 5th Premiere 7:30 PM and  May 6th Matinee 2:00 PM.  Get tickets at


May 4th and 5th
Outback in the Ozarks Pure Trail Relay

Lake Leatherwood City Park

Outback Pure Trail Edition is held the first weekend in May when the Ozarks are bursting with vibrant spring colors and the Redbuds and Dogwoods are in full bloom at Lake Leatherwood City Park.  Register at

May 4th
Great Passion Play Opening Night


2018 opening night for The Great Passion Play. The Play runs from the first weekend of May through the last weekend in October.  For full schedule & times of the performances, to purchase tickets, to get package prices and to see all the activities on the Passion Play grounds visit:  Phone:  800-882-7520


May 5th
Heritage Month “Off the Beaten Path”

Lake Leatherwood City Park, 9am-5pm

The Community Development Partnership and The Native Pant Garden Project in Eureka Springs have been awarded an Arkansas Department of Heritage grant to celebrate Heritage Month this May. This year’s theme is Off the Beaten Path to visit, discover, and appreciate the abundant natural resources of our area. All events are free and open to the public with no prior registration needed. On Saturday, May 5 at 9 am, Casey Brewster, Steven Foster, and Brent Baker will lead a hike…


May 5th
ArtRageous Parade & Street Festival

This is the official kick-off to May Festival of the Arts in Eureka Springs.  The Artmosphere Street Festival starts at noon in Basin Spring Park & along Spring Street and runs all day. THEN…Parade rolls at 2:00 PM along historic downtown Spring Street.  Don’t miss this one—it’s always ArtRageous!!

May 5th
Drumming in the Park

Basin Spring Park, 6pm

Spring is here & Angelo is back with “Drumming in the Park”!!! Come on down to Basin Spring Park and join in the fun!

May 10th-13th
3rd Annual Nuits Rosé Eureka Springs Wine Fest

The 3rd Annual Nuits Rosé Eureka Springs Wine Fest will be celebrated May 10, 11, 12, and 13, 2018. Various restaurants and lounges in Eureka Springs, Arkansas will be offering Rosé tastings, flights, and pairings to serve with special menu items during this Rosé wine festival.  Drink in the Pink!  Visit their Facebook page for details.


May 11th-13th

Bridge of Love

Basin Bath House Bridge

Mother’s Day Living Art Installation & Flower Market.   A fresh flower market will be set

up on the Bridge of Love Saturday & Sunday 11am -4pm ~ Mother’s Day Weekend & will have flowers available to tie on to the Bridge of Love with a donation to the Eureka Springs School of the Arts, which will help raise money for their scholarship fund.  Show the Ladies in your Life some Love!


May 11th
Grotto Upstairs Handmade Market

Grotto Upstairs, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Handmade art & craft goods of all descriptions for sale & viewing.  39 Spring Street from Noon to 6 PM.

May 12th
Heritage Month “Off the Beaten Path”

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Steven Foster and Lorna Trigg will present Medicinal Herbs and Making a Plantain Salve. Meeting point is the Native Plant Garden Project site, just off Main St., directly across from Basin Spring Park next to the Art Wall. This adventure will continue on to Fire OM Earth Retreat Center and Botanical Sanctuary at 872 Mill Hollow Road for a walk through 15 acres of woodland and to prepare an herbal salve. Bring a sack lunch for this all day event.

These walks and talks involve some moderately easy hiking. Participants should wear comfortable shoes and bring their own water.

For more information, please contact Glenna Booth, 479 253-9703.

May 12th
Music Park Yarn Bomb

North Main Music Stage, 12pm to 5pm

Gina Gallina and Ranaga Farbiarz team up to re-bomb trees; yarn bomb and upgrade all musical instruments. Events will include music, interactive yarning and music features on Music Park stage.


May 12th
2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll

Around Town, 6pm to 9pm

The Gallery Association presents its special Second Saturday gallery stroll through historic downtown. The galleries stay open from 6PM-9PM for your enjoyment with special artists’ showings and demonstrations.  Light refreshments and wine served in participating shops & galleries.


May 12th
Ozarks Chorale Spring Concert

The Auditorium, 7pm

An evening with some of the area’s most beautiful voices in their annual Spring concert in The Auditorium. Tickets available at the door.


May 13th -19th
National Photography Contest

The Auditorium

TOPP’s first National Juried Photography Exhibit & Sale will be held at The Auditorium in Eureka Springs in conjunction with the Annual May Festival of the Arts.  Top placing entries will be on display during this week-long event.  For more info visit or call 479-253-8737. The Ozarks Photography Project (TOPP) is an arts extension of the Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce.


May 13th
John Two-Hawks Mother’s Day Concert

The Auditorium, 2pm

John Two-Hawks presents his annual Mother’s Day Concert.  Moms get in free.  Bring your Mom and come enjoy the afternoon in our beautiful Auditorium. More information & tickets available at

May 18th
White Street Walk

White Street, 4pm to 10pm

Our favorite evening in Eureka Springs.  Stroll down White Street and visit the artists in their studios.  Artists set up along the street, in the driveways and front yards of all the houses along White Street.  Jewelry, pottery, paintings, & anything else you might want are showcased on this beautiful evening.  Don’t miss it…  It only comes once a year and it’s spectacular!!!

May 19th
Heritage Month “Off the Beaten Path”

Downtown Eureka Springs 9am to 5pm

The Community Development Partnership and The Native Pant Garden Project in Eureka Springs have been awarded an Arkansas Department of Heritage grant to celebrate Heritage Month this May. This year’s theme is Off the Beaten Path to visit, discover, and appreciate the abundant natural resources of our area. All events are free and open to the public with no prior registration needed. On Saturday May 19 at 9 am arborist Patty Erwin will present Tree and Wildlife Habitat in Downtown…

May 19th
Harmon Park Mural Reveal & Event

Harmon Park 12pm to 5pm

Nationally known Muralist, artist, carver, and musician Doug Myerscough will design, create and produce a permanent mural and total carving on the Harmon Park Building at the top the Dog Park. Time-lapse video will capture the work in progress; an interactive mural event designed for families and kids will take place on location (getting tips from Doug) and a special reveal event on May 19th from 2pm to 4pm. This project signals the beginning of the Harmon Park Art Trail..

May 19th
Music in the Park Series

Basin Spring Park, 5pm to 7pm

FREE live music with Jonathan Byrd and the Pickup Cowboys.  Jonathan and The Pickup Cowboys are musical gunslingers, vaudevillian hucksters, and old-fashioned tent revivalists. Between heartbreaking ballads and heart-lifting sing-alongs, the Cowboys entertain and get audiences involved in the show.

May 20th
13th Annual Books In Bloom

Crescent Hotel Garden, 12pm to 5pm

Books in Bloom is a celebration for writers and readers! Books in Bloom, a free event, brings writers and readers together through the medium of books in such a way that enhances, broadens, and deepens the uniquely human experience of reading. Over the course of the afternoon, hundreds of readers and those interested in writing can attend author presentations and have conversations with writers who are very successful in their genres. Visit for details.

May 21st-24th
3rd Annual Plein Air Festival

This is a four day paint out in historic Eureka Springs and Ozark Mountain Country.  Painters will be set up all around town painting our iconic historic homes & businesses and just the beautiful scenery in the Midwest. Paint Out Quick-Draw Event Juried Competition Prizes Public Art Exhibit Art Sale Contact Eureka Springs School of the Arts (ESSA) for more information at 479-253-5384 or visit online at

May 25th
Celebrate Jesus Music & Parade

Basin Spring Park, 11am to 5pm

On Friday, May 25th there will all varieties of live Christian music for your enjoyment in Basin Spring Park from 11:00AM-5:00PM. On Saturday, May 26th the music starts @ 11:00AM and runs through 2:00PM; then it’s parade time which starts @ 2:00PM.  Music will resume in Basin Spring Park immediately after the parade and go until 5:00PM.

May 26th
Dancing in the Park

Basin Spring Park, 3pm to 5pm

The fourth Saturday of the month brings dancing to Basin Spring Park.  The Melon Light Dancers will entertain all ages, and if you’re willing, they’ll help you learn a step or two. Come and enjoy. It’s Free!   Never stop dancing!!

May 26th
Air Force Band Starlifter Free at The Auditorium

The Auditorium, 6:30pm

The United States Air Force Band of Mid-America’s group, Starlifter, will present a free concert at The Auditorium on Saturday, May 26th at 6:30 pm.   Admission is free and open to the public. Presented in partnership with the Eureka Springs CAPC,  this is a family-friendly, all-ages event. This seven-piece popular music group features guitar, bass, drums, piano, and vocalists, and is sure to impress audiences of all ages. Starlifter celebrates America’s love for rock, country, and popular music.   No tickets necessary, free admission at the door.

May 31st – June 3rd
Eureka Springs Mustang Weekend

Mark your calendars for the best Mustang event to hit Eureka Springs, the 2018 Eureka Springs Mustang Show. Mustangs of every model, every year, customized, stock and whatever else you can do to a Mustang to make it their own. Even though we advertise this as a Mustang event, we will not turn away any Ford product who wishes to participate.This event will be a jam packed weekend of different activities ranging from a get together to a cruise to a parade and more.   More information at