• El Dorado and Union County have evolved from an oil town into an area rich in southern charm and history. Explore our website to learn more about what makes us unique.


    • Living in El Dorado means knowing your neighbors' names and faces. It means your children will go to college, thanks to the El Dorado Promise. And it means you'll be part of a community that is continually working to create an even better place to live.


    • From healthcare to energy to education to professional services, El Dorado and Union County offer an opportunity to everyone.


    • The 22nd Annual Mayhaw Festival is May 4 on the grounds of the Newton House Museum. This lively, family-friendly festival includes children's activities, 5K and 10K runs, rock climbing, live music, crafts and more!


    • There is a new festival coming to town! Learn about the brand new Southern Folk Festival!

    Union County Relay for Life
    Apr 25-26, The Relay for Life raises money for the American Cancer Society.
    Operation Christmas Child Golf Tournament at Mystic Creek
    Apr 26, This four-person scramble raises money for shipping costs for Operation Christmas Child.
    Les Miserables
    Apr 25, The South Arkansas Arts Center, South Arkansas Symphony and El Dorado High School present Les Miserables!
    Voted as having America's Best Downtown in 2009, El Dorado is an area rich in southern charm and history. In 2012, El Dorado earned two City of Distinction Awards, and MusicFest was named the 2013 Arkansas Festival of the Year for the fifth time. Others are noticing El Dorado; come visit and learn why!
    Southern Folk Festival Headliners Announced
    Posted Apr 16, 2014
    The new Southern Folk Festival, presented by MSE, Coca-Cola and Murphy USA, is slated for May 9 and 10. Rising country music stars The Cadillac Three, J.T. Hodges and Dylan Scott will headline.

    Beebe to Speak at Academic Signing Day
    Posted Apr 16, 2014
    Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe will be this year’s keynote speaker for Academic Signing Day for recipients of the El Dorado Promise scholarship program.


    The spring issue of El Dorado Insider's Guide is here! Don't miss this exclusive look at the city's creative community, from live theater to the visual arts, plus all the amazing events slated for spring festival season.






     

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