Eureka Gras Mardi Gras

Eureka Gras Mardi Gras

Eureka Gras - Mardi Gras 7th Annual -- 2012 Calendar Schedule

7th Annual Kings Day Mardi Gras Kick Off
Sat, January 7, 2012 -- 5pm - 'til
Rowdy Beaver Restaurant and Tavern
King and Queen and members of the Royal Court consisting of Dukes and Duchesses will be introduced.
Free food and music for anyone masked or in costume.
King Cakes served for dessert.
Open to the General Public

Christening of the Floats
Sat, Jan 28, 2012 -- 3 pm
Rowdy Beaver Restaurant & Tavern
Party up with the Floats on Display

Taste of N'Awlins
Sat, Feb 11, 2012 -- 4 pm
Rowdy Beaver -- w. Van Buren
Cafe' au Lait and Beignets
Second Lining with King and Queen
Lights & Sound Night Parade
Sat, Feb 11, 2012 -- 6pm
Downtown Eureka
Eureka Gras Mardi Gras Hookers & Jokers Ball
Thurs, Feb 16, 2012 -- 6pm - 10pm
Hookers and Jokers Ball at 6pm -- Cash Bar
Inn of the Ozarks Best Western Convention Center
Costume Themes: Hookers, Jokers, MyOMyan
Tickets: 479-981-9551 -- Seats are Limited
Music by "All That Jazz" combo
Costume Contests with prizes
Creole Cuisine Buffet
Admission: $20 or $25 at the Door

Eureka Gras Mardi Gras Coronation Masquerade Ball
Fri, Feb 17, 2012 -- 6pm to 10pm
Crescent Hotel - Crystal Ballroom
Coronation Ball and Masquerade Dance
Formal attire or costume. King and Queen and Royal Court Promenade and Grand March.
This New Orleans style Mardi Gras Tableau is awesome.
By reservation only 479-253-9766 or 877-342-9766. Champagne supper buffet featuring "Jazz Five"
Admission: $35

7th Annual Eureka Gras Mardi Gras Parade
Sat, Feb 18, 2012 --- 2 pm
Downtown Spring and Main Streets
Parade rolls at 2 p.m. in downtown Eureka Springs.
Krewe of Krazo will lead the Eureka Gras Parade.
Theme "My-O-Mayan"
Other walking groups include "Krewe of Kidz"
"Krewe of Barkus" canine parade
"ALL Eurekans and visitors" are asked to "Dress-out!" and join in the parade.

Annual Krazo Kostume Kontest
New Delhi Cafe --- 3:30 pm til
Cash prizes for best costume.
Admission: Free

Beux Arts Ball -- Masquerade Ball
Sat, Feb 18, 2011 -- 6 pm
Basin Park Hotel Barefoot Ballroom
Tickets: $25 -- 479-253-7837

Mardi Gras Champagne Jazz Brunch
Sun, Feb 19, 2012 -- 11am until 2pm
Crescent Hotel Crystal Dining Room
Meet and Greet the King and Queen
Crescent Jazz Ensemble
Reservations: 479-253-9766 or 877-342-9766

Arti Gras Artist's ShowCase
Sun, Mon, Feb. 19, 20, 2012
Tastefully Risque and Salaciously Devine Art
Artists Reception -- Mon, Feb 20 -- 6 -8 p.m.
TBA -- Open to Public
Special Silent Auction on Mardi Gras Masques by Artists

7th Annual Eureka Gras 2nd Line Krazo Krawl
February 21, 2012 -- 4:30 pm
Downtown on Main and Spring streets
Mardi Gras Day, Krazo"Second Line" Krawl.
Rendezvous at 4:00 p.m., Pied Piper Tavern.
Costumes and/or masks a must!
Second Line Umbrellas make it mo' bettah!
Open to General Public -- Admission: Free
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Saint 'Lizbeth's King Cake Ball and Dinner
Fat Tuesday Night, Feb. 21, 2012 -- 6:00-10:30pm
Saint Elizabeth's Parish Center
232 Passion Play Road
Cajun Dinner, Live Music by "Naturally Brass", Cash Bar
Tickets Sold in Advance $45-couple/$25-single
Featuring Eureka's Largest King Cake!

Dan Ellis – 423 W Van Buren – Eureka Springs, AR 72632
479-981-9551 – Krazo@Ureeka.Orgwww.Krazo.Ureeka.Org

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Eureka Gras Mardi Gras Royal Court will be formerly introduced at the 5th Annual Kings Day Kick-Off to be held at the Rowdy Beaver Restaurant on Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 5 pm. Happy Hour prices prevail with free snacks, live Jazz music, and 2nd Line Dancing. Family, Friends, and the general public are invited to greet the following Royal Members.
The Duchesses are:
Autumn Hudgins, Administrative Assistant, Cornerstone Bank;
Peggy Kjelgaard, Executive Director, Eureka Springs School of the Arts
Mary Popovac, Sr. Staffing Supervisor, Kelly Services;
Melodye Purdy, owner, Purdy Art Company;
Tanya Smith, President, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge;
The Dukes are:
David Graupner, former Texas Radio Broadcaster;
Rod Minner, owner, Rowdy Beaver Restaurant/Tavern;
Joe Raley, Chief Lending Officer, Cornerstone Bank;
Lamont Richie, Director, Eureka Springs Transit System;
Yet to be announced are the King and Queen.
Keep updated at www.Krazo.Ureeka.Org, Krazo@Ureeka.Org, 479-981-9551.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Watercolor by King Zeek

This is My latest Mardi Gras related watercolor, just finished this week. Decked out the King in my own crown and coronation jacket. Hope other artists will do Mardi Gras related work. Of course there is the Arti Gras exhibit (earlier post) that will showcase 14 risque Mardi Gras paintings. I love painting with purple!

Arti Gras Show

Krewe Chief Dan Ellis asked me to put together an art show, Arti Gras, that will be on exhibit Feb 14,15, & 16, at the Rowdy Beaver in Eureka Springs. I have lined up 14 of Eureka's most talented artists who will each create one piece for the exhibit. The work will be tastefully risque, a fun assignment that has the participating artists very excited about creating the work. A reception hosted by the Roi Regency, decked out in coronation finery, will take place on the evening of Feb 15.
This will be another FUN event added to a get-down-have-a-good-time, over-the-top, not-to-be-missed festival: EUREKA GRAS!!!
P.S.  Dan has already added the event to the listings. Check back for updates.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Mardi Gras ArtiGras

A request from King Zeek: Please vote to keep Eureka Springs on AmericanStyle Magazine’s list of the Top 25 Arts Destinations in the USA (small city category). We have been on the list for the past 3 years and we want not only to stay on the list, but to move up in ranking. Competition is stiff from cities that include Aspen, Taos, Carmel, & Key West. To vote go to
AND in return for your vote, the ES arts community will participate in a new and exciting event: ArtiGras, an exhibit featuring a little bawdy, a little risque, and a lot of fun, ART. The event will be held February 14, 15, 16 and will be sponsored by the Krewe of Krazo Roi Regency. More details soon to follow.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

13 weeks until Mardi Gras in Eureka Springs

Prep time is here for Mardi Gras in Eureka: start putting those costumes together, design your parade float, order beads, and King Zeek orders you to get ready to Laissez les bon temps rouler!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Mardi Gras 2010

Time passes so quickly and Mardi Gras 2010 will soon be here! Prep is already underway to make it another fab and festive time. Don't delay, get out the glue guns, and start making those costumes now. Christmas decorations, especially in green, gold, and purple, make great decorating items for costumes. Hobby Lobby is already offering 50% off sales every now and then for Christmas decorations. Also, who knew that purple would become a Halloween color and Halloween decorations will soon be on clearance.  Snatch up the  Halloween "purples" for your costumes and umbrellas (and speaking of,  remember this year's theme is "2nd line umbrellas.")  We gonna' have some fun!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Artery Unveiling today

The unveiling of 30 new Artery panels (4x8 foot paintings) will occur today at 5 p.m. on North Main in Eureka Springs. Info at

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Second Line Umbrella Decorating

Central to the Theme of Eureka Gras 2010 is the design and creation of Decorated Umbrellas for Second Line jiving at special events and "jus' when we feel lak have'n FUN"
Laissez les bon temps Rouler! Let the Good Times Roll !