Ready to get your good time on? Did you know Eureka Springs has a Mardi Gras that just keeps getting better every year? February is our month to let the good times roll. Town is loaded with balls, parades, jazz brunches, Fat Tuesday, Chocolate Lover’s Festival, and yes, of course, Valentine’s Day. Dancing, action and romance paired with the serenity of your suite or cabin at Pond Mountain Lodge — a perfect combo!
All of the balls are usually a sell-out; get your tickets early!
Feb 2nd — Start out high-steppin’ with the Coronation Ball. This year’s theme is “The Pirates of the Caribbean” for Mardi Gras Eureka style! Grand Royal Procession is followed by dinner and dancing. For tickets and more information on all Eureka Gras events visit www.eurekaspringsmardigras.org.
Feb 3rd — The Crew of Krazo’s “Night, Light, & Sound” parade rolls out at 6 pm and down the winding streets of Eureka. MardiGras beads and other prizes. Timed for dinner and drinks afterward in Eureka’s fun bars and restaurants.
Feb 9th — The Jokers Masquerade Ball is Eureka’s favorite costume party. Continuing the “Pirates of the Caribbean” theme. Royal mini-parade, buffet, dancing and costumer contest. For tickets and more information on all Eureka Gras events visit www.eurekaspringsmardigras.org.
Feb 10th — Eureka Gras Daytime Parade starts at 2 pm. More beads! Come join the fun.
Feb 10th — Mayor’s Ball, 6 pm. Fun-filled event with live music, 2nd line, beads, and more! Held at the historic Basin Park Hotel Ballroom, downtown Eureka Springs. Light appetizers, cash bar. Make sure to bring your umbrellas for a 2nd line!
Feb 13th — Annual King Cake Ball will be held on Fat Tuesday at the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church’s Parish Center on Passion Play Road. Festivities begin at 6:00 p.m. Dress for the event is semi-formal/formal/costume. Dance music will begin just as dinner ends, and will play till 11 pm.
Feb 14th — Valentine’s Day! No town makes romance easier than Eureka Springs, the “romance capital of the South.” Local restaurants have fabulous lover’s specials, and the jacuzzis & fireplaces in the romantic suites and cabins of Pond Mountain await you. We have wonderful wedding packages should you choose to make this day even more special!
Feb 17th — One of the most anticipated events of the season, the 14th Annual Chocolate Lover’s Festival takes place at a NEW location, the Eureka Springs Community Center (44 Kingshighway, Eureka Springs, AR).
A complete world of chocolate appreciation, this event includes candy, cakes, cookies, and more. Chocolate novelty items and body products will be on-hand as well. Vendors showcase and promote their products while offering chocolate take-home samples from a wide variety of labels. Whatever your favorite activity, the peace of Pond Mountain awaits you! Just a few minutes drive from Eureka Spring’s shops, fabulous restaurants, exciting nightlife, live music, local brews, fine wine, museums. Take a nap so you can stay up late …. or just relax with us in your cabin or suite & enjoy that jacuzzi & fireplace.
Have a bit more time to stay? Our “Cabin in the Woods Lodging Special” is a great deal: stay with us 5 nights, receive 6th & 7th night free! Or our “Sweet Suite Special”; stay 3 nights, Sunday – Thursday only, get the 3rd night free.
For more information or to book the peace of Pond Mountain, call Julie, 479.253.587