Hello, and welcome to Eureka Springs!
July is a wonderful month to visit our little oasis in the Ozarks, because you can celebrate our birthday with us. Eureka Springs was founded on July 4, 1879, and we're sure to commemorate it every year along with our nation's birthday.
We have an old-fashioned 4th of July celebration, featuring a parade, apple pie contest, watermelon seed spitting contest, best dressed parade dog contest and more. If you choose to spend 4th of July in downtown Eureka Springs, you are certainly in for a treat!
That's our biggest event this month, but there's always something exciting to do in Eureka Springs during the summer. You can ride the downhill mountain bike trails at Lake Leatherwood City Park or check out a performance of The Great Passion Play. The Passion Play grounds are open every day and there are plenty of family friends activities there. And the best part? Most of the activities are free!
Whatever you do when you're in Eureka Springs, we hope you enjoy it, and please come back soon!
- Eureka Springs Visitor Staff
The Great Passion Play has been a fixture of Eureka Springs culture for decades, and for good reason. The outdoor play has evolved over the years to include several other activities for the whole family, all the while telling the story of Jesus Christ.
Fourth of July
The theme of this year's parade is Celebrating our Freedoms and Defending Our Liberties. You should expect to see churches celebrating freedom of religion, businesses celebrating their freedom to advertise and groups and individuals celebrating all the rights they are grateful for.