Eureka Springs Grand Illumination

March 13th, 2011 by Sam Feldman

Last year during May, Eureka Springs had its inaugural Grand Illumination event – and it was wonderful! Colorful and bright, we had beautiful Japanese and Chinese lanterns decorating houses and inns all around Eureka Springs, including the Bridgeford House B&B. Sam went a little crazy with her first year of lanterns, but luckily we still have quite a few left. And this year the town is hoping to be lit up even better than before, as this new event gets more and more popular each year.

Bridgeford House B&B Patio

In addition, this year the event has been extended to the entire month of May, during our May Festival of Arts. There will also be the Grand Illumination Upstairs Downtown Tour & Taste which is on May 1st from 4-7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for this tour of homes and lodging facilities that will include a taste sampling of food and beverages supplied by several shops and downtown restaurants.

Also, plan to join us for the Grand Luminary celebration in Basin Spring Park at 7 p.m., May 1st. We will be honoring our annual Grand Luminary and lighting the park. The Grand Illumination is sponsored by the Eureka Springs Downtown Network.

There is so much going on during May, it’s just too much for one blog! See the May Festival of Arts schedule and reserve your room accordingly!

Bridgeford House's Sunken Garden

Looking forward to enjoying spring in Eureka!

Warmest regards,


Jeff and Nadara (Sam) – and Sophie, too!

One Response to “Eureka Springs Grand Illumination” Comments are currently closed.

  1. Cynthia says:

    Thanks for spreading the word about May Festival of the Arts and the Grand Illumination – I love your images of the illuminated garden and posted them on the May Fest website….hope you don’t mind! I did credit you and link to you.