Eureka Springs is full of excitement this weekend, Sept. 11-12, with a bank robbery re-enactment, antique auto festival, and jazz concerts set to take place.
The 45th annual Antique Auto Festival takes place at The Village at Pine Mountain. Antique and classic car entries will be there from Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Illinois, Kansas and Arkansas.
New to the car show this year is the Friday night concert and dinner in the outdoor amphitheater in The Village at Pine Mountain shopping center. Registration at the NAPA tent begins Friday from noon – 6 p.m. and will resume Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
The Grand Parade of Autos begins at 11 a.m. from Pine Mountain Village and will circle the historic loop. Some of the autos will leave the parade and remain parked downtown on display near the Courthouse for a few hours, but the majority will be back on display at Pine Mountain until 3 p.m.
Your chance to be an eye witness at the bank robbery comes mid-morning. The 1922 Bank Robbery Re-enactment will take place immediately following the last car of the parade that passes the old Bank of Eureka Springs location at 40 Spring Street. From 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the outdoor amphitheater at The Village at Pine Mountain the car show awards will be presented.
In addition to the Antique Auto Festival, is Jazz Eureka with Friday night’s free concert in Basin Spring Park featuring a blend of Latin Jazz, Swing and World Beat music with Beto and the Fairlanes. There’s more free music in Basin Spring Park all afternoon on Saturday featuring the 18-piece Fayetteville Jazz Collective, Rodney Block and Grady Nichols. Saturday night’s headline act at The Auditorium is Joey DeFrancesco with special guests Joe Cartwright Band featuring Molly Hammer.