Eclectic El Dorado is Arkansas’ festival city, with annual events celebrated throughout the year. Located near the Louisiana border in Southwest Arkansas, the once oil-boom town has become a cultural showplace for music and the arts. MusicFest El Dorado, held every fall, has three times been named Arkansas Festival of the Year. From the Southern Food and Wine Festival to the Festival of Quilts, The El Dorado Film Festival, and the re-enactments of a historic downtown gunfight, there is always an exciting event waiting in El Dorado. For adults looking for entertainment in the evenings, El Dorado has several nighttime hotspots that feature live music from the town’s thriving local music scene.