Eureka Springs will welcome spring with a citywide display of colorful paper lanterns as vibrant and exciting as the city’s famous spring flowers. The inaugural Eureka Springs Grand Illumination will take place in the middle of Eureka’s May Festival Of The Arts over the weekend of May 13th-16th.
Downtown Eureka will be aglow with thousands of brilliant paper lanterns, day and night, as will many of the city’s stately Victorian homes. In addition to the beautiful displays other Eureka Springs Grand Illumination activities include paper lantern painting for kids in Basin Spring Park.
Grand Illumination on Martha's Vineyard features Chinese & Japanese painted lanterns grandly visible night and day.
The event is patterned after the century-old Grand Illumination of the cottage-city gingerbread homes on Martha’s Vineyard. (see photo)
Visitors to Eureka Springs that weekend are encouraged to bring cameras, or paints and easel, to capture the homes, gardens and businesses in illumination.