Eureka Springs Zombie Invasion - Day of the Dead Festival

Native Americans once told of a mysterious natural healing spring in the Arkansas Ozarks. Spanish explorers scoured this area seeking the elusive "Fountain of Youth". And in the 19th century, the town of Eureka Springs with its amazing healing springs grew to be a world-renowned Victorian health resort. Partaking freely of the water, scores of visitors regained health and vitality, apparently cured of their many ills. From blindness to baldness, from piles to paralysis, the curative power of pure Ozark spring water and fresh mountain air seemed to know no limits. But it never raised the dead...UNTIL NOW.
Zombie Tag in the Ozarks

Upcoming Events:

Our next event is a game of Zombie Tag at Lake Leatherwood City Park on Saturday, March 29, 2014. With 107 "humans" braving the cold and zombie-infested woods last year, the game was a stunning success. This year's event will be even more challenging, as we are no longer allowing Nerf guns. Armed only with marshmallows, players will be sent on new survival missions in an attempt to survive a faux aocalypse. Click here for more information!

In September, we anticipate another night of Zombies in the Park as part of the Eureka Springs Downtown Network's 4th Friday "Fun After Five" series. The exact date and additional details will be announced soon! Thanks to everyone that came out last year, and made the night so much fun!

Then on November 1, 2014 - the Day of the Dead - Eureka Springs will host its THIRD ANNUAL Zombie Crawl & Day of the Dead Parade. The parade is free and open to everyone. A creeping parade procession of funeral hearses, doomsday vehicles, Halloween floats, and post-mortem street performers will lead the hungry horde of the undead. Zombie participants are only asked to bring two (or more) cans of food to benefit the Flint Street Food Bank. We welcome anyone that wants to be a zombie for the crawl, as well as zombie-themed vehicles, Day of the Dead floats, and street performers for the parade. To participate in the parade or zombie crawl, please review our Day of the Dead Parade Guide and Zombie Crawl Frequently Asked Questions.

A Benefit for the Flint Street Food Bank
NWA Hauntours Eureka Springs Downtown Network
Sacred Earth Gallery Al's Motorcycle Shop
Sytnathotep Tangled Metal
Glim Records Testube

Latest Updates

SEP 27
2013
Hosted ZOMBIES IN THE PARK event in Basin Park!
AUG 02
2013
Announced a brand new zombie event: Zombies in the Park!
MAY 04
2013
Joined the Northwest Arkansas Hauntours group!
MAR 09
2013
Footage from the Eureka Springs Zombie Tag provided by Glen Couvillion!
MAR 02
2013
Eureka's first game of Zombie Tag a stunning success!
FEB 14
2013
New Eureka Springs Zombie Tag Video released by photographer Edward Robison!
FEB 07
2013
Eureka Springs Zombie Tag event coverage by the Lovely County Citizen!
JAN 30
2013
Announced exciting new Eureka Springs Zombie Tag event at Lake Leatherwood!
JAN 29
2013
Completed filming new video with Edward Robison at Lake Leatherwood.
JAN 28
2013
Began filming a promotional video at Lake Leatherwood for a new Zombie Event!
NOV 20
2012
Parade Permit approved for the Second Annual Zombie Crawl and Day of the Dead Parade on Nov. 2, 2012!
NOV 3
2012
Booked the Auditorium again for next year's Dance of the Dead.
NOV 2
2012
The First Annual Zombie Crawl and Day of the Dead Parade was a HUGE success with an estimated 400+ participants!
NOV 1
2012
Zombie Variety Show occurred at the Sacred Earth Gallery's Southwind Stage!
OCT 31
2012
Dance of the Dead occurred on Halloween night in the City Auditorium's haunted basement level!
OCT 26
2012
Dance of the Dead Halloween Costume Contest announced, sponsored by The Curious Crow!
OCT 26
2012
Zombie Interview conducted by The Eureka Springs Channel!
OCT 26
2012
Promotional video for the Zombie Invasion Art Show premiers!
OCT 20
2012
Announced the DEADLINES - Zombie Chalk Art Contest in Basin Park!
OCT 10
2012
W.T. Focker's offers to match every canned food item purchased by zombies for the food bank!
OCT 09
2012
The Zombie Invasion Art Show, scheduled just after the crawl, was added to the calendar of events!
OCT 04
2012
Glow-in-the-Dark Eureka Zombie T-Shirts available for pre-sale!
SEP 26
2012
Zombie Events featured at Eureka Pride Website!
SEP 23
2012
Filmed a Zombie Commercial in Downtown Eureka Springs with photographer Edward Robison!
SEP 22
2012
Information booth hosted at EurekaPalooza Outdoor Festival!
SEP 07
2012
Interview published by Eureka Springs Independent regarding zombie events!
AUG 30
2012
Press releases included in the Lovely County Citizen and Eureka Springs Independent!
AUG 20
2012
Posted new event information: Dance of the Dead at the City Auditorium
AUG 19
2012
Posted new event information: Zombie Variety Show & Outdoor Movie at the Southwind Stage
AUG 03
2012
The official Eureka Springs Zombie Crawl website has been launched!
AUG 03
2012
Created a new Twitter account for the Zombie Crawl.
JUL 16
2012
Kicked off a new feature on our Facebook page - Morbid Music Mondays.
MAY 14
2012
Created a page for Frequently Asked Questions.
MAY 09
2012
The City of Eureka Springs approved our parade permit!
MAY 02
2012
Submitted parade permit application for the First Annual Eureka Springs Zombie Crawl.
MAY 02
2012
Created Facebook page for a zombie walk in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
NWA Hauntours

Eureka Springs Zombie Invasion - Schedule of Events:

Zombie Tag
When: Saturday, March 29, 2014
Time: Noon
Where: Lake Leatherwood City Park, Eureka Springs map
Cost: $7 Online / $10 Day of Game
Once again, everyone is invited to get chased by Zombies! Loosely based on the popular Humans Versus Zombies game played at college campuses across the globe, Eureka Springs' original game of Zombie Tag is a unique and exciting opportunity for families to spend time together outdoors, exercising and having fun in a simulated game of apocalyptic survival.Click here for more information!
2014 Day of the Dead Parade & Zombie Crawl
When: Day of the Dead - Saturday, November 1, 2014
Time: 6:30pm / Dusk - Arrive earlier if you need help with makeup!
Where: Starts at Eureka Springs Public Library
194 Spring St., Eureka Springs, AR
Ends at the City Auditorium map
Cost: 2 Cans of Food for Food Bank, Otherwise FREE!
The THIRD ANNUAL Eureka Springs Day of the Dead Parade & Zombie Crawl will begin its slow descent in front of the Public Library on Spring Street and end at the City Auditorium. A creeping parade procession of funeral hearses, doomsday vehicles, and post-mortem street performers will lead the hungry horde of the undead.

Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions or contact us for more info.

This event is FREE and open to everyone.
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