Summer in Eureka Springs

50 Summer Fun things to do in Eureka Springs

  1. Explore an area cave or cavern: Onyx Cave, War Eagle Cavern or Cosmic Cavern
  2. Ride horses at Dinner Bell Ranch, Hidden Valley Ranch, or Bear Mountain Stables
  3. Hike or bike more than 25 miles of multi-use trails around Lake Leatherwood and Black Bass Lake
  4. Stand up Paddleboard on Beaver Lake at SUP 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. Explore the springs of Eureka Springs with this handy map
  9. Go fishing on one of our lakes or rivers:  Beaver Lake, Table Rock Lake, Lake Leatherwood, Kings River or White River
  10. Have a local craft beer at Brews
  11. Submit a film to the Eureka Springs Indie Film Festival
  12. Shop until you drop at one of our dozens of shops and galleries
  13. Take an art class at Eureka Springs School of the Arts
  14. Have a relaxing massage at one of the many spas throughout town
  15. Taste area wines at Keels Creek Winery and Railway Winery
  16. Take in America’s #1 Attended Outdoor Drama, The Great Passion Play
  17. Visit Blue Spring,  pouring 38 million gallons of cold, clear water each day into its trout-filled lagoon.
  18. Relax on a cruise of Beaver Lake on Belle of the Ozarks
  19. See all of historic Eureka Springs while someone else drives and narrates on the Tram Tour
  20. Find your favorite swimming hole at an area pool, river, creek, or lake.
  21. Kids love a performance by momandpop.
  22. Shop our open-air Farmer’s Market on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at the Village at Pine Mountain
  23. Visit Pea Ridge Military Park where the Battle of Pea Ridge was fought during the Civil War on March 6–8, 1862
  24. Get up close and personal with hundreds of animals at Promised Land drive thru and petting zoo
  25. Experience an evening of mystery and intrigue at Intrigue Theater
  26. Enjoy FREE Music in Basin Spring Park the 2nd Saturday of every month
  27. Climb a 100′ Observation Tower at Razorback Gift Shop or The Village at Pine Mountain
  28. Golf at Holiday Island
  29. Shop for Bargains at the Annual Yards & Yards of Yard Sales in August
  30. Visit Pivot Rock Natural Bridge
  31. Tour the Ozarks’ strangest dwelling, Quigley Castle
  32. The opera at Inspiration Point presents three fully staged operas during its June and July summer opera festival Opera in the Ozarks
  33. Celebrate all things French at Fleur Delicious Weekend in July
  34. Kick up your heels with Drumming in the Park the first Saturday of every month
  35. Mountain bikers love the  steep hills and winding roads during the Fat Tire Festival
  36. Celebrate diversity at Summer Diversity Weekend
  37. Visit with artists during Second Saturday Gallery Stroll
  38. Do you have what it takes to become The Eurekan?  Enter the 3 day  multi-sport festival!
  39. The St. Elizabeth Catholic Church is listed in “Ripley’s Believe It or Not” because visitors enter the building from the bell tower.
  40. Join the region’s most talented musicians at the annual Bluegrass Festival 
  41. Volkswagen lovers can meet up at the 3-Day Volkswagen Festival
  42. Take a cooking class with Cuisine Karen
  43. Camp out at an area campground.
  44. Ghost hunters can take a ghost tour at the Crescent Hotel, Basin Park Hotel or around Haunted Eureka Springs
  45. Ditch your car and ride a Trolley around Eureka Springs
  46. Step back in time to an earlier age of locomotive transportation and enjoy the Excursion Train or the Dining Car at ESNA Railway.
  47. Enjoy a show at Gaskin Switch Theater with Mark Wayne Beers, Ozark Mountain Hoedown.
  48. What’s under downtown Eureka Springs?   You can take a tour and find out!
  49. See why the beautiful Thorncrown Chapel has received dozens of architecture awards from around the world
  50. Enjoy local music & fun at one of our area bars & clubs.

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