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.

Upcoming Events:

Zombie Tag 2017 FlyerZombie makeup and fake blood is all the rage on the evening of Saturday, October 28, 2017, when Eureka Springs experiences its 6TH 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 Basin Park. 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 with their new look. New for this year, 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!


ZOMBIES IN THE PARADE

Be at the Carnegie Public Library at 194 Spring Street by 5pm to practice your shuffle, drag, and moan. Parking is very limited, and we recommend that all zombies park downtown or at the Trolley Depot and take the RED ROUTE trolley to the library.
Click here for a map to the Public Library.

VEHICLES AND FLOATS

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 5:30pm to the Best Float and Best Vehicle!
Click here for a map to the Community Center.

SPECTATORS

Position yourself anywhere on Spring Street between the ES Public Library and the Basin Spring Park to watch the spectacle! Take plenty of pictures, and please don't leave behind any trash. Thanks!


Dance of the Dead

Following the parade, adult zombies are invited to shake their bones at the Dance of the Dead! This official after-party for the 6th Annual Zombie Crawl will feature monster-riffic mixes and special effects visuals by the mad scientist of music: DJ Testube, and an immersive haunted dancefloor environment created by Halloween FX company Sytnathotep Studios! It's a dead man's party and it is not to be missed! Hosted at Upstairs at Grotto - 39 Spring Street. Must be 21 to Enter the After-Party. Buy your tickets online from the Grotto before they sell out!


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!

A Benefit for the Flint Street Food Bank
Local Flavor Aquarius Taqueria
NWA Hauntours Kikomics
Sytnathotep Melonlight Dance
Sacred Earth Gallery Testube

NWA Hauntours

Eureka Springs Zombie Invasion - Schedule of Upcoming Events:

Pre-Parade : Dancing in the Park - Thriller Edition!
When: Saturday, October 28, 2017
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 Makup Vendors in the Park
When: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Time: Noon to 5pm
Where: Basin Park - Downtown Spring Street, Eureka Springs, ARmap
Cost: Varies, depending on difficulty and materials required
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.
2017 Eureka Springs Zombie Crawl
When: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Time: Line-up at 5:00pm, Parade starts at 6:00pm
Where: Starts at Eureka Springs Public Library
194 Spring St., Eureka Springs, AR
Ends at Basin Spring Park map
Cost: Two cans of food per person.
The 6TH 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. Zombie participants should line up at 5pm at the ES Public Library (194 Spring Street); vehicles and floats line up by 5pm at the ES Community Center parking lot (44 Kings Hwy).

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

2017 Dance of the Dead - Official After-Party
When: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Time: 8PM Until 2AM
Where: Upstairs at Grotto
39 Spring Street, Eureka Springs, ARmap
Cost: $10 Per Person
Is that your heart pounding in fear, or is it just the bass?

Grab a quick bite to eat after the parade, and then prepare to shake your bones at the DANCE OF THE DEAD. This official Zombie Crawl after-party hosted by the Upstairs at Grotto will feature the eerie electronic mashups and monster-rific mixes of DJ TESTUBE, and an immersive haunted dancefloor environment created by Halloween FX company Sytnathotep Studios. Don't be caught dead somewhere else! Must be 21 to Enter. Buy your tickets online from the Grotto before they sell out!
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