Eureka Diversity Weekends

Eureka Springs' Spring Diversity Weekend is April 1-3.

The South Central region’s number one LGBTQ destination has long been Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The small resort city, located in the Ozarks, has a large LGBTQ and LGBTQ friendly population. In fact, they are so friendly that only one Pride celebration won’t do. They have three a year, called ‘Diversity Weekends.’ This year’s Spring Diversity Weekend is April 1-3.

Eureka has a thriving arts community with many galleries, great accommodations, clubs, bars and restaurants. Past Diversity Weekends have included live music at some of the city's hottest nightspots, a hotel pool party, karaoke, a G-rated Public Display of Affection in Basin Spring Park downtown and assorted DJ dance parties.

Eureka’s other claim to fame has long been as a great place to get married, celebrate, and have your Honeymoon. The folks there want to help you get married too. Eureka Springs hosted the first legal same-sex marriages in Arkansas.

In addition to all the fun of the Diversity Weekend, there are plenty of wedding venues, wedding service providers, and accommodations ranging from B&B’s to grand old resort hotels. A comprehensive list is available at

If Spring doesn’t work for you, the other two fabulous weekends this year are August 5-7, and November 4-6.

The Gayly – March 12, 2016 @ 11 a.m.