Tour de France in Eureka Springs, Arkansas at a new four-day festival entitled Fleur Delicious Weekend. The event is billed as one to delight all the senses of anyone who enjoys French food, art, wine and entertainment. Sponsored by local businesses, the French-themed weekend will blend sophisticated food and beverages, art, and music with light-hearted entertainment and some goofy old-fashioned fun.
The event kick-starts the senses at the Farmers’ Market at Pine Mountain Village, Thursday, July 7, 7 a.m. – noon, with French music and a cooking demonstration, gorgeous flowers, a cornucopia of organic veggies, baked goods, and locally handcrafted items. That evening at 6 p.m. Caribe Restaurante y Cantina will serve café au lait with beignets during a presentation of the work of Robert Norman, the Eureka Springs artist who designed the event’s artwork and poster.
Friday at 7 p.m., the Eureka Springs Carnegie Public Library will present the movie Chocolat at the Annex at 192 Spring St. Admission is free.
Saturday the event jumps into high gear, with jazz in Basin Spring Park from 1- 5 p.m., a Spring Street Waiters’ Race at 3 p.m., and French-themed art during the Second Saturday Gallery Stroll, 6-9 p.m. At 8 p.m. Saturday night, Enthios Art Venue on Greenwood Hollow Rd. will present “The Cirque du Soleil of Eureka Springs.” The performance is billed as live music performance art, and is highlighted by the performance of “Cosmic Roots.” Local artists will be creating art, and contestants will model a French costume show to win prizes for talent and costume design. French pancakes will be served between 6-8 p.m., and diners are encouraged to bring their own beverages. Ticket prices are $15. with $5 off for local residents, and pre-sold tickets discounted $2.
Sunday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., a Sunday Jazz Brunch in the Crystal Dining Room of the Crescent Hotel includes French champagne and a French food station. The Cottage Inn Restaurant celebrates the weekend with a Bastille Day Tour de France Wine Dinner at 7 p.m. That same night, starting at 8 p.m., Casablanca airs as the free movie in the park.
Various restaurants such as Devito’s, Sparky’s Roadhouse and Autumn Breeze will offer special entree’s, wines and desserts for the event.
Win free massage services by wearing a pencil mustache and beret as you pick up entry forms, available at local shops.
Treat yourself to a relaxing getaway at our Eureka Springs Bed and Breakfast soon and enjoy everything that Eureka Springs has to offer.