El Dorado

El Dorado has become an avenue for bringing independent films to South Arkansas. The city has created an annual film festival to showcase the art form. “The El Dorado Film Festival is a great event to see independent cinema and broaden your awareness of movies being made beyond Hollywood,” said Executive Director Alexander Jeffery. “One …
The 19th annual SouthArk Outdoor Expo is September 9 in El Dorado! The family friendly day is geared for those who enjoy the outdoors and events on the lineup include a a rib cook-off that serves as a backdrop to the day’s activities, a chainsaw wood carving demo, archery demonstrations, target shooting, food trucks, a …
The lineup for this year’s Summer Concert Series, three free outdoor concerts held in downtown El Dorado, has been released. The concerts are set to take place after the Showdown at Sunset performances on the last Saturday of June, July and August. The event recreates the 1902 shootout that led to a bitter feud between …
The 25th anniversary of the Mayhaw Festival is coming up on May 6 in El Dorado. The annual event takes place on the grounds of the Historic Newton House Museum at 510 North Jackson and celebrates both the mayhaw and South Arkansas history. The two-story Greek Revival style house that is home to the museum …
A group of filmmakers from around the country recently came to El Dorado to work with locals on creating a parody video to help showcase the town and its future. The three-minute video shows people singing and dancing around downtown El Dorado to the opening song from the popular Oscar nominated film La La Land …
If you are in El Dorado this Saturday, you can catch a performance by the South Arkansas Symphony. Trumpeter Byron Stripling will be performing  “What a Wonderful World, a Tribute to Louis Armstrong” with the symphony, which is led by conductor Kermit Poling. The symphony is the largest performing arts organization in South Arkansas and …
The Harlem Globetrotters will make a stop in El Dorado January 30 during their 2017 World Tour. They are set to play at the El Dorado Wildcat Arena at 2000 Wildcat Drive at 7 p.m. El Dorado native, Globetrotter and Basketball Hall of Famer, Goose Tatum will be honored prior to the game. Tatum was …
South Arkansas’s largest outdoor music event is taking place this weekend, October 14-15, at Union Square in downtown El Dorado. Musicfest El Dorado is a seven time Arkansas Festival of the Year award winner and features live music over two days on three stages. There will be over 30 acts during the event including performances by …