For a small town, Eureka Springs, Arkansas is big on parades! Throngs of people line the streets to get those sweet viewing spots during festivals and parades in Eureka Springs. Revelers come from every direction to make these true community celebrations. Why the passion for parades? There are many reasons-pick your favorites when planning your visits to town.
Year Around Festivals and Parades in Eureka Springs
January and February-Eureka Gras’ Day & Night Parades. The Krewe of Krazo pulls out all the stops. To clarify, all parades in Eureka Springs are family friendly.
March-Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. Along with floats and waves of green, the spectacle includes a kazoo band and a leprechaun’s harrowing barrel keg walk.
April-Celebrate Jesus Parade. Local churches, and even the cast of the Passion Play, make this a colorful affair for all.
May-Festival of Arts’ & ArtRageous Parade. To sum it up, expect the unexpected as anything imaginable is created and performed down Spring Street!
May-Jeep and Mustang Weekends & Parades. Gearheads celebrate their devotion to the automobile. Consequently, long lines of vintage, and newly decked out vehicles, promenade through town.
July-Fourth of July Parade. Held in the morning, to beat the heat, this celebration of American Independence features the newly crowned Ms. Apple Pie and Mr. Firecracker.
August-Volkswagen Weekend & Parades. Beatles, Bugs, Things (!), and Vans (?) descend on Eureka.
September-Antique Automobile Festival & Parade. The longest running car show in Arkansas. As a result, the parade is among the longest and best attended of the year. In addition, the traditional Great Bank Robbery is re-enacted on this weekend.
October-Corvette Weekend & Parade. Tremendous American horsepower rumbles down Hwy. 62.
October-Halloween Festivities & Zombie Crawl. Relieved locals remember why hundreds of walking dead are dragging themselves through town. Moreover, hungry locals get relief as the crawl is a food raiser for Flint Street Food Bank.
December-Christmas Parade of Lights. In short, this event sends visitors and locals into the new year with great cheer!