May Festival of the Arts

Eureka Springs Downtown Basin Park Hotel

Named a Top 25 Arts Destination by American Style Magazine, Eureka Springs is home to year round gallery walks, art exhibits and cultural events but one month of the year there is an insanely fun celebration of the arts. May Festival of the Arts is a feast for all of the senses; a sampling of festival events includes parades, music and dance performances, culinary artistry and captivating art exhibits.

The Art of Music

Listen to music concerts in Basin Spring Park Band Shell. Free performances every Friday-Sunday. Travel to Africa without leaving the Ozarks…A festival within a festival, Africa in the Ozarks brings the rhythm and spirit of Cote d’Ivoire to the streets of Eureka Springs. Discover exotic African food, West African esoteric arts, an African-style bazaar, resonating drum circles and West African dance performances. Grounded in rich story-telling tradition, Director Kouakou Yao and his troupe share inspiring stories through mesmerizing dance performances. You can’t miss perhaps one of the most famous weekends in Eureka Springs, Eureka Springs Blues Weekend.

Expect the Unexpected

Eureka Springs Downtown Basin Park Hotel
The iconic Basin Park in Eureka Springs is featured in the Creative Energy Project.

Eureka Springs specializes in the unexpected. Discover art when you least expect it. See artwork while waiting for a trolley, walking to your car (Eureka Springs Art Park), getting cash from the bank (Bank on Art), and even while dining out (A Taste of Art). See the newest works by Eureka artists at the Invitational Art Show, walk the streets in search of the next art gallery during a Downtown Gallery Stroll and don’t miss the event that even the locals come out for… the famous White Street Walk…a party disguised as an art fair.

The Art of Fun

Eureka Springs may be best known for its parades and the Artrageous Parade is one of the most colorful. The energy of the town is vibrant. Photographs of the Creative Energy Project capture the vibrancy of some of Eureka Springs most iconic places is captured like you have never seen them before.

If art isn’t your thing…don’t worry. Eureka Springs has so many things to do. Discover year round Eureka Springs attractions and Eureka Springs events. Follow EurekaSpringsOnline on Facebook for more ideas and the latest photos of Eureka Springs. Find last minute specials on Eureka Springs lodging and discounts on tickets at


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