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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.

Whether you're looking for something good to eat or something fun to do, El Dorado has it all. From our nationally-recognized Downtown to the variety of family and cultural activities, you don't have to look hard to find something entertaining.

There is always something to do in El Dorado and Union County. Check out our Community Calendar and start planning your week!

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 2014 Arkansas Festival of the Year for the sixth time. Winner of the 2014 Arkansas Business City of Distinction, others are noticing El Dorado; come visit and learn why!

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

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The El Dorado Promise
Is a unique scholarship program that provides graduates of El Dorado High School a tuition scholarship that can be used at any accredited Arkansas public university or community college or any accredited private or out-of-state university. 

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Insider's Guide

Holiday 2015

Jingle bells are ringing in El Dorado! Welcome the holiday season with a brand-new issue of the El Dorado Insider’s Guide, filled from cover to cover with festive events, inspiring decorations and must-have gifts.Inside, you’ll find an in-depth Calendar of Events to help you plan your family’s activities throughout the months of November and December. Local families share their favorite traditions, and give you an inside look at their beautiful homes, and we’ll give you some helpful hints on charitable giving and entertaining. Plus, the “2015 Holiday Gift Guide” is the perfect tool for filling your gift list with the hottest items from local retailers.

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Saturday, March 12; 7:30 p.m.

She first gained attention for her portrayal of Patsy Cline in the Ryman Auditorium's production of "Always Patsy Cline" in 1994. Now, Nashville star, Mandy Barnett, will bring her beautiful voice to sing with the South Arkansas Symphony in a Salute to Patsy Cline. This one night only performance will feature the best songs of one of the greatest singers of all time.

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