• 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!

    Halloween Party Oct 31 PJ's Coffee's annual Halloween Party! Costume contest,drink specials for 21+ dressed in costume, candy and party favors for kids and live music.
    Timberlane Trick or Treat Trail Oct 31 This is a safe and fun way for your children  ages 0-12 to trick or treat. Our elders will be handing our treats to the youngsters with greetings from Minnie Mouse.           
    The Great Gator 5k Fund Run Nov 1
    A fundraiser organized by the PTO to benefit the students of Hugh Goodwin Academy for Arts in El Dorado.

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

    Clean Harbors, North America's leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for its new incineration unit. This unit will double waste destruction capacity and add 120 new jobs. Read More ...


    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.

    Insider's Guide

    Get an in-depth look at the fall festival season in El Dorado, from an exhibit of Clementine Hunter's work to the big names of MusicFest XXVII, and an added bonus from the city's design community.


    Murphy USA Classics

    Each fall, an Arkansas college football team is pitted against another in a friendly game on a Saturday afternoon. This year Southern Arkansas University will be playing for the title against Henderson State University.  There are activities surrounding this family-friendly event, including the El Dorado Jaycees hosting the NFL Punt and Kick and Pass competition for children.


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