• 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!

    Walk Away From Domestic Violence Shoe Drive Sept 26-Oct 31  The goal is to collect 7,500 pairs of shoes to be funding with the South Arkansas Women's Crisis Center
    South Arkansas Administrative Professionals Meeting Oct 2 Educational Opportunities at Southark" sponsored by South Arkansas Community College
    Music Fest Oct 3-4 Nationally-known award-winning music festival for all ages
    Preservation Society Meeting Sept 30 Carl Drexler, archeologist at SAU, will present his lecture "Recent Archeological Finds in Arkansas" to the Preservation Society and guests

    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. Others are noticing El Dorado; come visit and learn why!

    Local Named Arkansas Volunteer of the Year
    Posted June 23, 2014
    Lucy Bawel, a long-time El Dorado resident, was recently selected as an Arkansas Volunteer of the Year.

    Salt-N-Pepa, Coolio to Headline MusicFest 27
    Posted June 27, 2014
    Main Street El Dorado rolled out Thursday the headlining acts for MusicFest XXVII, revealing a lineup mixed with an assortment of musical flavors with a dash of comedy to an eager crowd.

    Spotlight

    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.


    Showtime

    MusicFest El Dorado is a nationally-known, award-winning music festival featuring fun and music for all ages. Bring the family out for two full days packed with live music and activities.







     

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