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Festivals and Events

It's SHOWTIME in El Dorado and Union County! El Dorado is Arkansas' festival city with the multitude of annual events and happenings occurring throughout the year.

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Since hosting the first El Dorado Shootout Tournament in 2015, this event has become a favorite among both the female athletes on the Tour and those living in the South Arkansas community.
Usher in the holiday season with the annual Downtown Holiday Lighting Ceremony in Union Square District.
This annual parade has a long-standing tradition in the community.
The El Dorado Film Festival begins its first year in 2014 as one of the multiple cultural activities planned with the South Arkansas Arts Center 50th year anniversary celebration
The 2017 Festival of Quilts will be held at the El Dorado Conference Center in historic downtown El Dorado, Arkansas on April 7th & 8th.
This family-friendly festival each May is one of the only places you can pick up your jars of Mayhaw jelly and enjoy live music and activities, including a 5K and 10K runs and wing cook off.
This annual fall event pits one Arkansas college team against another in a friendly game played at Memorial Stadium in El Dorado.
This well-known annual fall music festival was named the 2011, 2012 and 2013 Arkansas Festival of the Year and features two days of live music and events.
Witness the historic re-enactment of the infamous Parnell-Tucker gunfight during Showdown at Sunset, which occurs on the last Saturday of each month during the summer beginning in June at the Union County Courthouse in El Dorado.
The Museum of Natural Resources Oil Park comes to life with a holiday lighting display beginning in late November for a month.
This three-day, family-friendly festival has activities for everyone!
This annual fall event brings brings vendors and a full schedule of events to the area on SouthArk's campus.
The Southern Food & Wine Festival is a celebration of live entertainment, artist, wine & much more.
The Union County Fair comes to town in September of every year.