Our Past Is Your Present!
Established in 1979, the Eureka Springs Preservation Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the natural and architectural beauty of Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
As a tax exempt nonprofit, organized under section 501 (c) 3 of the Internal Revenue code, contributions are tax deductible under section 170 of the Code.
Eureka Shines! Grand Illumination 2013
Eureka Shines! Grand Illumination 2013 begins Sunday, June 30th as the Eureka Springs Preservation Society (ESPS) presents Grand Illumination. In its third year, this two-week long event will decorate the Victorian village for the 4th of July with thousands of oriental silk and paper lanterns. Visitors and locals will enjoy the ornate architecture of Eureka Springs by night with the glow of lanterns adorning the historic downtown buildings, the springs and the porches of many homes.
Eureka Shines Grand Illumination is held in conjunction with Eureka Springs’ July Calendar of Events, which includes a 4th of July parade, July 4th activities in Basin Park, and Fleur Delicious.
Eureka Shines! Grand Illumination kick-off party.
This ceremony is free and open to the public. We encourage you to join us on the East Lawn of The Historic Crescent Hotel, Sunday, June 30 from 8-9pm. Hors d’oeuvres and lemonade will be provided by the Crescent Hotel. Live music will be provided by ARKANSAS RED. There will be a cash bar. At approximately 8:30pm, the Luminary Of The Year will ‘throw the switch’ an officially light Eureka Shines! Grand Illumination 2013.
Decorating with Lanterns Contest.
A $100 cash first prize, $75 cash second prize and $50 cash third prize will be awarded by the ESPS to the ‘Best Decorated House’ or ‘Best Decorated Business.’ Winners will be announced during the July 4th weekend celebration. All houses and business must be decorated by Sunday, June 30, to be eligible for the contest. To enter, pick up a yard sign by June 30, from the Grand Central Hotel or the Great Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce.
Eureka Shines! Grand Illumination Contest Winners announcement party will be held on Wednesday, July 3 at 8pm at Eureka Live, 35 North Main.
Third in a Series...2013 Commemorative Ornament Arrives!
Use your Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or Paypal account on our secure website to order your own commemorative ornaments...before they're gone!
The ornament cost is $15.00 plus $2.00 handling, or order a set of all three ornaments for the reduced price of $37.50. Your ornaments will be shipped directly to you.
And, remember, your purchase supports the preservation efforts of ESPS!
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