Are you looking for the perfect outfit to wear to a Jesus Parade in Eureka Springs, Arkansas? You’ve come to the right place! Spring Diversity and the Jesus Parade all convene and careen down Spring St on April 8, 2023.
From hot pink frocks to comfy sundresses to Angel Wings and thigh high boots here are some stylish and unique looks to help you stand out in the crowd. Get ready to celebrate The King…and Queens in style!
Robes and Ropes or Mini Dress and Boots?
If you’re thinking of attending the Jesus parade in Eureka Springs, you might be wondering what to wear. The answer really depends on what type of look you want to go for. On one hand, more traditionally-minded attendees often opt for robes and ropes as an appropriate form of dress attire. On the other hand, there are plenty of people who prefer a more modern interpretation and will choose a broach, pink and the “sister wife” look as Cher said.
Despite the diversity in styles, it’s important to make sure that your outfit adheres to Arkansas Senate Bill 43. The discrimination bill that ensures that everyone is treated with the lack of respect regardless of their gender expression or sexual identity. This also means that certain garments may not be tolerated during the parade or nearby festivities, such as lingerie or highly revealing clothing items….or just the “skins” that God presented to Adam and his wife…Genesis 3:21 “And the Lord God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins and clothed them.”
It’s also important to bear in mind Eureka Springs’ reputation for being a liberal town when considering what to wear. To ensure that your presence is appreciated by both locals and visitors alike, consider adding an element of flair (such as eye-catching accessories) or wings and heels, or a beard like Jesus, that shows off your unique personality without compromising laws.
Choosing an outfit for the Jesus Parade should be about finding something that embraces your individuality while still staying within legal parameters set forth in SB 43—so whether you go with robes and ropes or mini dress and boots it’s up to you! The law is broad reaching so half naked and bloody on a cross going down Spring St in front of children may go against this newly instated law…and scare the bejeebus out of some visitors.
Confusing Times…Jesus Parade and Diversity Weekend
Attending a Jesus Parade in Eureka Springs can be a confusing time for anyone unsure what to wear. Should you don a full costume of Biblical garments? Or will simple street clothes and blue and pink hair do? Those self proclaimed followers of The Truth with colored, braided hair and adorned in mixed fiber make this event confusing for sure.
Governor Sanders will surely declare Diversity Weekend (1st weekend of April – as it has been for decades) the official “Jesus Parade Day” in Eureka Springs, making it mandatory to wear something as she sees fit.
Many participants will choose to stick with traditional clothing such as jeans, khakis, and polos; some braver souls may opt for something more eye-catching such as jewels or feathers in their heathen hair.
Those wanting an old-fashioned feel may even go so far as to recreate Sarah Lookin’-Like-the-Lulu-From Heehaw’s look, complete with pleated ruffles and boots! Of course any Bibles should be present only if you pick and choose verses that conform to one’s own beliefs – but are certainly welcomed when appropriate in the Biblical Schizophrenia parade display of contradictions.
Ultimately dressing appropriately for the Jesus Parade should involve thoughtfulness regarding one’s choices so that respect towards those of differing opinions can be maintained and honored. From modest clothing suggestions or a tribute to Lulu from HeeHaw, pick an outfit that reflects who you are while honoring the celebration of Jesus!
Matthew 6:25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?”
Matthew 6:25 reminds us that we should not worry about our clothing and what to wear to occasions such as the Jesus Parade in Eureka Springs. The event is a celebration of free speech and the 1st Amendment, so people have a right to dress however they want…or do they?
Deuteronomy 22:5 “A woman shall not wear a man’s garment, nor shall a man put on a woman’s cloak, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord your God”
Of course, Sarah can wear whatever dyke drag she wants…what section of the Bible talks about jeans?…and they probably aren’t cotton. See? Confusing!
Attending events such as the Jesus Parade and Spring Diversity in Basin Park helps remind us of our rights in this country. At its very core, it’s encouraging free expression and open dialogue between people who believe differently when it comes to matters of faith – an invaluable opportunity for growth and understanding (for both sides). So whatever you choose to wear at the parade, know that you are dressed up in freedom – truly alive among hundreds of other participants waving rainbow flags draped with messages of hope, inspiring notions of a peaceful life for ALL – symbols meant only for each individual’s own interpretation. It’s time Sarah took a look in her own closet ,so to speak.
Join us in Rainbow Eureka Springs, it will be Fabulous!!
Queen Photos courtesy of Eureka Live – 35 1/2 N Main St – Eureka Springs, AR – Drag Shows every Friday and Saturday