Eureka Springs Summer Playlist

Take advantage of the long days and warm nights and let the fun begin in Eureka Springs with this list of activities:

  1. Hike or bike more than 25 miles of multi-use trails around Lake Leatherwood and Black Bass Lake
  2. Shop our open-air Farmer’s Market  on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at the Community Center Parking Lot
  3. Can you escape the room before time runs out?   Visit Escape Room 13 to find out!
  4. Enjoy the area lakes and rivers and stand up paddleboard, kayak or canoe with SUP Outfitters, Float Eureka, or Trigger Gap Outfitters.
  5. Zipline through the forest at Ozark Mountain Ziplines
  6. Visit rescued big cats and other wild animals at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
  7. Take in the history of Eureka Springs at the Eureka Springs Historical Museum
  8. Take in America’s #1 Attended Outdoor Drama, The Great Passion Play
  9. Visit Blue Spring,  pouring 38 million gallons of cold, clear water each day into its trout-filled lagoon.
  10. Find your favorite swimming hole at an area pool, river, creek, or lake.
  11. Relax on a cruise of Beaver Lake on Belle of the Ozarks
  12. See all of historic Eureka Springs while someone else drives and narrates on the Tram Tour
  13. Experience an evening of mystery and intrigue at Intrigue Theater or Vince Johari
  14. Enjoy FREE Music in Basin Spring Park every month
  15. Taste area wines at Keels Creek Winery and Railway Winery
  16. Golf at Holiday Island
  17. Shop for Bargains at the Annual Yards & Yards of Yard Sales in August
  18. Visit Pivot Rock Natural Bridge
  19. The opera at Inspiration Point presents three fully staged operas during its June and July summer opera festival Opera in the Ozarks
  20. Kick up your heels with Drumming in the Park the third Saturday of every month
  21. Mountain bikers love the steep hills and winding roads during the Fat Tire Festival
  22. Celebrate diversity at Summer Diversity Weekend
  23. Visit with artists during Second Saturday Gallery Stroll
  24. Do you have what it takes to become The Eurekan?  Enter the 3-day multi-sport festival!
  25. The Elizabeth Catholic Church is listed in “Ripley’s Believe It or Not” because visitors enter the building from the bell tower.
  26. Volkswagen lovers can meet up at the 3-Day Volkswagen Festival
  27. Take a cooking class with Cuisine Karen
  28. Climb a 100′ Observation Tower at Razorback Gift Shop or The Village at Pine Mountain
  29. Camp out at an area campground.
  30. Ghost hunters can take a ghost tour at the Crescent Hotel, Basin Park Hotel or around Haunted Eureka Springs
  31. Ditch your car and ride a Trolley around Eureka Springs
  32. Step back in time to an earlier age of locomotive transportation and enjoy the Excursion Train or the Dining Car at ESNA Railway.
  33. Tour the Ozarks’ strangest dwelling, Quigley Castle
  34. Enjoy a show at the Ozark Mountain Hoedown or The George Brothers
  35. What’s under downtown Eureka Springs?   You can take a tour and find out!
  36. See why the beautiful Thorncrown Chapel has received dozens of architecture awards from around the world.
  37. Enjoy local music & fun at one of our area bars & clubs.
  38. Explore the springs of Eureka Springs with this handy map
  39. Go fishing on one of our lakes or rivers:  Beaver Lake, Table Rock Lake, Lake Leatherwood, Kings River or White River
  40. Shop until you drop at one of our dozens of shops and galleries
  41. Take an art class at Eureka Springs School of the Arts
  42. Have a relaxing massage at one of the many spas throughout town
  43. Experience Anna interactive theater
  44. Explore an area cave or cavern: Onyx Cave, War Eagle Cavern or Cosmic Cavern