Eureka Springs Zombie Crawl

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 Crawl 2018Zombie makeup and fake blood is all the rage on the evening of Saturday, October 26, 2019, when Eureka Springs experiences its 8TH Annual Zombie Crawl. A creeping parade procession of funeral hearses, doomsday vehicles, Halloween floats, and post-mortem street performers will lead the hungry horde of the undead down historic Spring Street, from the Public Library to the Downtown Trolley Depot. Bring your kids (and your brains) downtown for some frightening family fun from the sidelines, or join the crawl yourselves! The event is free, and locals and visitors alike are invited to dress up and join the procession of undead revelers. Need help getting dead and ready? Makeup artists will be available in the Basin Park before the parade begins to assist the dearly departed. Back by popular demand, we also have Melonlight Dance hosting a FREE family-friendly pre-parade Thriller dance workshop in the Basin Park from Noon to 2pm.

Brains and fake blood not your thing? Zombie hunters are also needed to help organize the horde. Or cruise the loop in your ghastly "grim ride", build a freaky Halloween float, or perform a scary street act! There is no charge to participate. Zombies and other parade participants are only asked to each bring two (or more) cans of food to benefit the Flint Street Food Bank. The Zombie Crawl starts at approximately 6pm at the Public Library, and ends when the slow-moving zombie horde reaches Basin Park!


All vehicles and floats will line up at a separate location: the parking lot of the new Eureka Springs Community Center (old High School) at 44 Kings Hwy, just off HWY 62. Arrive by 5pm to enter your vehicle or float in this year's contest. We will award custom-made trophies at approximately to the Best Float and Best Vehicle! At 6:15pm, all floats and vehicles will be escorted by ES Police to the ES Public Library, where the Parade starts.
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Parking lots downtown will fill up fast for this event! Avoid the last minute rush by arriving early. Spend the day with us! We will have Zombie themed vendors and activities starting at noon. This event is a benefit for the Flint Street Food Bank, and we invite you to drop off non-perishable food items in front of the Little Chapel on the corner of Main Street and Flint Street. Then, position yourself anywhere on Spring Street between the ES Public Library and the Basin Spring Park to watch the spectacle! The parade starts at 6pm. Take plenty of pictures, and please don't leave behind any trash. Thanks!

To participate in the parade or zombie crawl, please review our Parade Guide and Zombie Crawl Frequently Asked Questions.

Did you know? There's more to Halloween in Eureka Springs than just the Zombie Crawl! From traditional small town trick-or-treating, to creepy ghost tours, haunting theatrical experiences, and a a self-guided Tour of Halloween Homes, Eureka Springs has much to offer travelers yearning for a taste of the macabre for this Halloween! For a schedule of activities and events, please visit Eureka Springs Halloween!

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Sytnathotep Melonlight Dance
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Eureka Springs Zombie Invasion - Schedule of Upcoming Events:

Pre-Parade : Dancing in the Park - Thriller Edition!
When: Saturday, October 26, 2019
Time: Noon to 2pm
Where: Basin Park - Downtown Spring Street, Eureka Springs, ARmap
Cost: FREE
This family-friendly pre-parade zombie dance lesson in the downtown Basin Park will help you channel your inner ghoul and learn the signature moves of the infamous "Thriller" dance by Michael Jackson! Presented by Melonlight Dance and the Eureka Springs CAPC.
Pre-Parade : Zombie Makeup Artists
When: Saturday, October 26, 2019
Time: Noon to 8pm
Where: Basin Spring Park - Downtown Spring Street, Eureka Springs, ARmap
Cost: Varies
Need help getting dead and ready? Professional makeup artists will be in Basin Park before the annual Zombie Crawl to assist would-be zombies with special effects makeup.
Pre-Parade : Macabre Market!
When: Saturday, October 26, 2019
Time: Noon to 8pm
Where: Center Street - Downtown Spring Street, Eureka Springs, ARmap
Cost: Varies
Zombie-themed merchants will also be on hand offering their unique macabre merchandise, oddities, and curiosities to compliment the lifeless lifestyle!
2019 Eureka Springs Zombie Crawl
When: Saturday, October 26, 2019
Time: Line-up by 5pm, Parade starts at 6pm
Where: Starts at Eureka Springs Public Library
194 Spring St., Eureka Springs, AR
Ends at Downtown Trolley Depot map
Cost: TBD - more info coming soon.
The 8TH ANNUAL Eureka Springs Zombie Crawl will begin its slow descent in front of the Public Library on Spring Street. A creeping parade procession of funeral hearses, doomsday vehicles, and post-mortem street performers will lead the hungry horde of the undead. MORE INFO COMING SOON!

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

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