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Opera in the Ozarks at Inspiration Point
Inspiration Point continues to grow and flourish. What began in 1950 as a summer music camp, has evolved into a Mecca where university students and graduates in Voice, Instrumental Music, and related arts come to prepare for professional careers, a place where opportunity, music, artist and audience meld with the beauty and splendor of the Ozark Mountains.
65th Season Schedule
· Offenbach / The Tales of Hoffmann
· Verdi / La Traviata
· Rossini / La Cenerentola (Cinderella)
Our newly air-conditioned, outdoor venue at Inspiration Point uniquely lends itself to an intimate look at each of the acclaimed operas of the 2015 repertoire.
Fourth of July Fireworks
There are several locations for fireworks in the area...
- Enjoy family fun at the 18th Annual Independence Day Fireworks celebration at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge call 479-253-3790
- Holiday Island Recreation Center by the Barn contact Pam Hinson at 479-253-7700.
- 14th Annual Fireworks display at Ventris Trails End Resort. These fireworks are choreographed to music and are best seen by boat as they are projected toward Beaver Lake for an incredible effect as they reflect off the water of Beaver Lake
Eureka Springs Fat Tire Festival
Mountain Bike off road events. Short track, super D, Downhill, old served trials and cross country racing. Competitive and non-competitive mountain bike events. For more information, email DLTevents@yahoo.com.
For the past 3 years several category winners have stayed with us, maybe we're the lucky charm!
Eureka Springs Bluegrass Festival
The tradition continues! The Eureka Springs Bluegrass Festival celebrates the American roots & musical tradition of Appalachia. This music of the Ozarks is a perfect blending of British Isles music with the rhythms of Africa and Jazz. Lively and soulful, Bluegrass will make you stomp your feet and get up to dance! You wont want to miss this festival featuring live performances by some of the premier performers of this truly American music. Friday night watermelon social, free music in the park from 5:30-8:30 pm, Saturday 1:00-7:00 pm and Sunday 1:00-5:00 pm. Headliners TBA in the Auditorium Saturday @ 7:30 pm.. Tickets available online or at the door. Check the website for full schedule. Performers TBA. Don't miss a minute!
The Eurekean Multi-Sport Festival
A three-day multi-sport festival consists of a sprint-distance triathlon on Friday afternoon, road bike tour rides and racing on Saturday morning and running races on Sunday. Participants can enter individual events or take "The Eurekan" challenge.
Held every year on last weekend prior to Labor Day, this Volkswagen event hosts a BBQ Cookout for all pre-registered participants, Saturday VW Car Show and Swap Meet, including an afternoon Volkswagen Parade through rustic city streets of Eureka Springs. This three day event concludes on Sunday with a countryside VW tourcade through some of the most scenic areas of Northern Arkansas.
Banjo Rally International
The Banjo Rally International is tailored for players of 4-string plectrum and tenor banjos, but players of other acoustic instruments attend, perform and are always welcomed as well, including players of 5-string banjo, ukulele, mandolin, guitar, piano, tuba, string bass, stump fiddle, washboard and even a few front-line horns (clarinet, trombone and trumpet- usually played by those who also play banjo or other string instruments). The skill level of players ranges from beginner to seasoned professional. Participants range in age from 10 to 95 years of age. Info and Tickets: Banjo Rally International, PO Box 328, Morton, IL 61550, Banjo Rally Hotline: 309-263-2518, e-mail: email@example.com.
Antique Automobile Festival
Enjoy seeing hundreds of antique and restored automobiles from all eras and manufacturers. This show is open to all makes and models of automobiles.Trophies will be awarded for Best of Show, Best Paint and Best Engine in both the Original and Modified categories. The show entries will be parade through town beginning at 11:00 am. Be sure to find a good spot along the route to view all the beautiful cars. Award presentation will begin at 4:30 pm at the Pine Mountain Theater. For more information call 800-6EUREKA.
Wood Carvers Jamboree
Woodcarvers from all over Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas converge to demonstrate their prowess and show their wares from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sunday. There will be carvings, wood burnings, and wood turnings of all types. This popular event will also feature on-going demonstrations of carving techniques and plenty of friendly conversation.Contact Bill Payne, 1137 N. Hickory Place, Broken Arrow, OK 74012 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bikes, Blues & BBQ
The first Bikes, Blues & BBQ rally was held in the year 2000 with just over 300 riders. Today, Bikes, Blues & BBQ is the largest motorcycle rally in the United States benefiting local charities. Attendance in 2012 was over 400,000. The ride from the campground to Fayetteville makes the trip worthwhile.
Our rental units go quick, make reservations today!
Bikes, Bibles & BBQ
Join us at The Great Passion Play for Bikes, Bibles, and BBQ. Thursday night we will have a Barbeque buffet and a Pillar of Fire Rally.
Friday and Saturday morning, we will have guided rides on some of the stretches of roads that the locals know are the best.
Eagle Watch & Fall Foliage Tours on Beaver Lake
Expert guides with 23 years experience inform passengers about the Bald Eagle's features, habitat and help sight the eagles on 1 hour cruises. For more information contact Belle of the Ozarks at 800-552-3803, by email at email@example.com
Haunted Hay Ride at Bear Mountain
This event is suitable for all ages, couples, singles, families or groups. Every night in October brings haunted hay rides. They start at dark and you go in an antique chuck wagon full of hay bales, pulled by a tractor. This isnt a gory, blood and guts, Freddie Kruger ride. Its more an Alfred Hitchcock, Pysco, thriller in the dark ride and sells out early every year.
For the past 24 years, Corvette enthusiasts across the Midwest and beyond have gathered in Eureka Springs, Arkansas the first weekend of October, to enjoy the beautiful autumn scenery and weather, the unique charm of the Eureka Springs area and just relaxing and having fun with hundreds of fellow Corvette fans. No bitter competition, no concourse preparation, no points to win or lose, just a lot of viewing and driving enjoyment with America's Sports Car. All Corvettes, modified, restored, original or daily driver, from all years are welcome.?
68th Annual Ozark Folk Festival
Celebrate America's longest continuously running annual folk festival in America. All your favorites will be back, including the Queen's Contest, Barefoot Ball, Singer/Songwriter Contest, free music in Basin Spring Park, awesome
arts and crafts, the Folk Festival Parade, and of course, great folk music and dance!
War Eagle Craft Fair
This is the fair that started it all. Begun in 1954 by the Benton County Rug Weavers Association. It has become the premier juried show in Northwest Arkansas. There is so much history here you must visit their website to appreciate what 59 years has wrought. For more information by mail: Ozark Arts and Crafts Fair Assoc., War Eagle Mills Farm, 11037 High Sky Inn Rd., Hindsville, AR 72738 or War Eagle Fair, PO Box 796, Rogers, AR 72757, by telephone: 479-789-5358, 9-5 Monday thru Saturday or by fax: 479-789-2215.
MINIs in the Ozarks
Every Autumn, the Arkansas MINI Owners Klub (AMOK!) hosts the regions largest MINI event in Beautiful Ozarks. MITO draws Minis from all over the U.S. to experience the awesome fall scenery and wonderful curvy roads of the region. For more information: 501-539-0388, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Halloween can be a hair-raising experience, especially when you throw over 100 big cats into the mix. Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge's annual Halloween party is the only time you can view our cats in the dark of night. The main compound is open for the whole family to experience the night habits of our lions, tigers, cougars, bobcats, and more. Games, food, and a children's costume contest are all part of the one of a kind experience, and provides fun for all ages. The Spooktacular is the Saturday night before Halloween.