June 1 – 4, 2023: WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Not just an outdoor festival, The Eureka Springs Blues Party is a music festival surrounded by an Ozark Mountain Town full of interesting things to see and do. Surrounded by Three lakes and connected by two rivers, town offers quaint shops and galleries, unexpected excellence in dining, a vibrant historic district, and incredible people watching. An easy drive from such major cities as Tulsa, Dallas and Kansas City or guests can fly in direct by air to XNA national airport. Festival venues are walkable from downtown hotels. City trolley service, Uber and Lyft are available, Discover a variety of accommodations, from vacation rentals to hotels, luxurious to budget, restaurants from a quick sandwich to a many-course experience!
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Directions, Parking & Transportation
DRIVE IN, PARK, Check-In AND Party
Staged in Downtown Eureka Springs, The Eureka Springs Blues Party has two main hubs, The Host Hotel and City Auditorium. The Host Hotel, The Basin Park Hotel is located adjacent to Basin Spring Park and is at 12 Spring Street. The Auditorium (The Aud) is located on one block from the park and is at 36 S Main Street. Parking for downtown is located on Main Street. Parking for the Host Hotel is at 101 N Main Street with shuttle provided.
After you park the Car – for the most part you won’t need it until check-out. Festival Venues in Eureka Springs are primarily walkable with breweries located on the Trolly Service. ESBP encourage attendees to arrive, park, walk and use transit during your visit. Track the trolley via QR code at http://eurekatrolley.org/
To CHECK-IN for the festival visit Basin Spring Park and see the festival tent. Open Friday and Saturday from Noon – 6PM, get the latest information, pickup tickets and VIP passes as well as purchase the festival t-shirt and attendee coupons valid at festival partners
Plan ahead and party responsibly. Eureka Springs is serviced by other custom transportation options such as Lyft and Uber for late night venues, bars and restaurants.
HOST Hotel is the 1905 Basin Park Hotel.
From vacation rentals to hotels, luxurious to budget, Eureka Springs has a place to stay for every type of festival-goer. View a list of our lodging partners for a variety of accommodations. Blues Party Lodging Links:
Crescent Hotel – Saturday Night Blues Package $299 – Check availability
Basin Park Hotel – Thursday Night – $119 – Check availability
Loblolly Pines Adventure Camp – A-Frame Glamping $100, Airstream $129, Cabins $179
Where To Eat & Drink:
Over 100 independent restaurants
From sandwiches to Five course meals, Eureka Springs is widely known for its culinary excellence. Well known destinations such as Sparky’s Roadhouse, Rogue’s Manor, SkyBar Gourmet Pizza, Local Flavor, Mud Street Café, Grotto Wood Fired Grill, Ermillios and The Balcony Restaurant & Bar have been joined by new arrivals such as LeStick, Jack Rabeett’s Whisky Bar, Thai House and Spring on Main to name just a few.
What To Do: Eureka Springs Attractions
Come Early or Stay over – An Ozarks Vacation
With the Festival running from Thursday Through Sunday that leaves at least three more days to make it a full-week’s vacation. There is no shortage of things to do in the Eureka Springs area. From boating on Beaver Lake to Mountain Biking down Leatherwood. Leave time to visit the Amazing Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, enjoy the Magic of Intrigue Theater or find Inspiration at the Great Passion Play and its grounds.
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Festival Guide: EVERYTHING ABOUT THE Blues Party!
With so much going on in one weekend, it can’t hurt to have a little guidance. Curated by our partner the STAGES App. You will be able to follow all the shows, ticket prices, times and locations.