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.

Upcoming Events:

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.

Just when you thought you'd seen enough of those zany zombies...they start to dance!?!? The Dance of the Dead Official Zombie Crawl after-party is being hosted this year by Melonlight Dance Studio and will once again feature a supernatural smorgasborg of terrifying techno, eerie electro, demonic dubstep, and classic Halloween tunes mashed and mixed by DJ Testube! The party starts at 8pm at Melonlight's new location at 121 E Van Buren (HWY 62) in The Quarter shopping center. $5 admission, BYOB, no children under 16 allowed without a parent.

A Benefit for the Flint Street Food Bank
NWA Hauntours Eureka Springs Downtown Network
Sytnathotep Melonlight Dance
Sacred Earth Gallery Al's Motorcycle Shop
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:

2014 Zombie Crawl & Day of the Dead Parade
When: Day of the Dead - Saturday, November 1, 2014
Time: Line-up at 5:30pm, Parade starts at 6:30pm / Dusk
Where: Starts at Eureka Springs Public Library
194 Spring St., Eureka Springs, AR
Ends at the City Auditorium map
Cost: Two cans of food per person.
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. Zombies should line up at the library; vehicles and floats line up at the bottom of Hillside Avenue.

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

2014 Dance of the Dead - Official After-Party
When: Day of the Dead - Saturday, November 1, 2014
Time: 8pm to 10pm
Where: Melonlight Dance Studio
121 E Van Buren (in The Quarter Shopping Center on HWY 62, next to Harts Grocery Store)map
Cost: $5 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 shuffle up to Melonlight Dance Studio for the official DANCE OF THE DEAD after-party, starting at 8pm. Hosted by Melonlight in their new location at 121 E Van Buren, the after-party will feature the eerie electronic mashups and monsterrific mixes of DJ TESTUBE. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. The party ends at 10pm. Don't be caught dead somewhere else!
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