Events held annually in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, include the Arvest Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade, Eureka Springs Art Bazaar, 2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll and the Great Ozarkan Beard Off. Eureka Springs hosts events year-round that attract locals and tourists alike, with many returning for the annual events.
The annual Arvest Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade is part of the Christmas In Eureka Springs festival. The parade, which kicks off the Christmas season, draws huge crowds and includes marching bands, floats, walking characters, local celebrities and Santa Claus.
The Eureka Springs Art Bazaar is held each year at the town's convention center and attracts master artists and amateurs alike. Painters, sculptors, wood workers, dancers and musicians are just a few of the artists featured at the bazaar. Participants have works for sale, and some even offer exhibitions and performances.
Eureka Springs 2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll is an art gallery crawl that is held the second Saturday of each month from April through December, with the exception of every Saturday in May. During the stroll, galleries open their doors for the evening and showcase special works, performances and artist receptions.
The Great Ozarkan Beard Off is a light-hearted, comical competition of beards. Although the theme is humorous, the event raises funds for the serious causes of prostate health awareness and the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation.