For all of those who know that we are unique here in Eureka Springs, AR, you probably already know that you don’t have to go all the way down to New Orleans to enjoy Mardi Gras! We have a full schedule right here in town, organized by our #1 Cajun himself, Dan Ellis.
Festivities start as early as January 8th with the revealing of the new King and Queen for 2011, at the Rowdy Beaver. On March 3, come join us for the Hookers and Jokers ball, where the theme will be the “Gay 90′s” or “Guys and Dolls” (around here we always have “Freakin’ Eurekan” as an option, too!). On March 4, we’ll have the Coronation Royalty Ball where royalty will be crowned. What better place than at the beautiful Crescent Hotel. Saturday, March 5, finds us enjoying the Mardi Gras parade through the streets of our wonderful historic downtown. One of our favorite parts of the parade is the canine parade (okay, Sophie’s favorite), called the Krewe of Barkus. Eureka loves a parade – all visitors are invited to dress up and join us! That evening will be a masquerade ball, finishing off Sunday with the Jazz Brunch New Orleans style. Oh, wait…it appears no one ever wants to stop…there is even a Pub Crawl in the week following and who knows what else. We sure do love to party here.
See the full schedule here.
So make your plans to come. We are walking distance to all the festivities, so come stay with us, park the car, and get out and have a good time.
Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie, too!