4th of July in Eureka Springs-5 Days of FUN!

July 4th – 8th • 5 Days of Fun
Celebrate Main Street USA

Growing the Future, Preserving the Past

The Eureka Springs Downtown Network
Celebrates becoming a Main Street Community!
July 4th • Happy Birthday USA in Basin Spring Park
Family Friendly Free Activities in Basin Spring Park 10AM – 5PM!

Including Kid Crafts sponsored by Cottage Caboodle

Water Balloon Toss sponsored by Gift Corner

Cupcake Decorating and Cupcake Walk sponsored by Peace Love and Cheescake

Watermellon Seed Spitting Contest sponsored by The Eureka Springs Preservation Society and the Eureka Springs Farmers Market

A free concert from CICA, and more!

We then send everyone off to
Turpentine Creek to see the fantastic firework display!

July 5th • Celebrating Our Past and Present
Family Friendly Activities in Basin Spring Park 1PM – 4PM!

Including local tour information, Springs information, a Where in the World Are You From booth and more.

July 6th • Shopping with a Punch

Participating locations will offer refreshments as well as discounts 4-7PM. A Shopping Discount Card will be sold
to benefit ESDN offering discounts at select locations during the 3 hour event as well as free Tour Tickets.
July 7th • Celebrating American Spirits
After Drumming in the Park participating locations will offer American Cocktails or Wines from 8-10PM
July 8th • Celebrate Eureka Springs Main Street
The days events start with a Downtown Procession along Spring Street complete with bands, drums, and more! A
Gathering in the Park to Celebrate our Community Partners will follow. Then, get your partner to the afternoon of
square dancing! The evening ends with the Art + Film Festival with Edward Robison and The Music Man!
Main Street

Late Night Theatre at the Crescent Hotel


Back from the dead – with baggage…

A one hour, jam-packed, keep ‘em guessing, supernatural comedy-thriller.

Reclusive Abby sits alone in her house, while a storm gathers outside. Then a strange woman arrives, claims the house as her own and informs Abby that she must be a ghost. From this beginning, twists and turns, secrets and discoveries follow at break-neck pace, challenging the audience to guess which one of the women is the real ghost, what deep secret Abby is nursing, who the stranger is – and what she wants…


Written and directed by KEITH SCALES


10.30 pm Fridays and Saturdays in the Faculty Lounge Theatre, opening June 8th:

Includes an optional paranormal investigation in Norman Baker’s Morgue

Recommended for ages 8 and over.

$19.50 plus tax.  Reservations advised. Ticket packs available

Purchase Tickets

REBECCA J. BECKER grew up onstage, starting with Peter Pan in London’s West End. She spent ten years in the theatre department at Northwestern University and has acted, directed, choreographed, costumed and graphic designed for many years in the Pacific Northwest. Her pastels may be seen, along with the work of 19 other Eureka Springs Artists, in the Prospect Gallery, which she own and runs.
LAUREL OWEN-SCUTARI has performed on stages in New York and Baltimore. In 2011 she played Emily Dickinson in The Belle of Amherst here in Eureka Springs.  Laurel is pleased to be a part of Not Really a Door.  The Crescent Hotel is a lovely and perfect host for a play about ghosts.  This is a wonderful opportunity.

KEITH SCALES was born and raised in London, England. Keith has acted in more than 200 plays and directed nearly 100 productions in professional regional theatre. The recipient of many awards and fellowships, Keith is currently the Ghost Tour Manager and coordinator of the annual Eureka Springs Paranormal and Parallel Universes conferences at the Crescent Hotel. He portrays the infamous Norman Baker regularly in a one-man show, which he researched and wrote for the Crescent Hotel.

Wedding TIPS for your Photography


  • As the years go by, photos of ALL of your events will create the best “memory chip” of anything else you could do.  It gets all the family and guests involved… and having their photo made make them feel important.

Wedding TIPS for your Music


  • Live music works well for the ceremony because of the quiet nature of the event and the limited selections to be played.
  • A DJ can “rock the house” with a greater variety of music, something for all ages and musical tastes.

Wedding TIPS for the Flowers

Wedding FLOWERS can be so expensive and can really get out of control quickly.  Statistics show that few guests remember the flowers.  Instead, invest those dollars saved into maximizing your food presentation or go a more creative and inexpensive route by dropping the flowers for some greenery or fruit displays.

If you DO want to use flowers, choose in-season flowers and possibly re-use the bridesmaid bouquets for wedding tabletop decorations.

But remember to not skimp out on the food in order to make your budget for flowers and decorations.  Food presentation and quality is what the guests remember.  We LOVE fun displays of food!

Wedding TIPS For Your Ceremony

Sometimes when planning your wedding you are heavily involved with all the bride details that you might forget some smaller details especially when it comes to the ceremony.  The guests want to be able to see and hear you no matter if they are in the front or back row.  Consider an elevated “stage” so all guests can see the exchanging of vows (and, of course, the kiss).  We love the circular formation of chairs in an outdoor event so that everyone can get equal viewing.  Also, request a microphone and sound system so everyone can hear the words that are uniting you.

Wedding TIPS For Your Attire

We want you to be comfortable and still look great when you plan your summer wedding.   So if you are planning a late spring, summer, early autumn outdoor event, consider something besides tuxedos for the guys.  It gets really hot when wrapped in a wool-blend… outside… in Arkansas… when the thermometer dances around the 90s. For the bride, less can be sometimes more, especially when you don’t have to worry about dragging around the wedding dress train in the humidity.  Also, choose from creative, lightweight dresses for the bridesmaids that they will want  to wear again!

1886 Steakhouse at the Crescent Hotel

…in the tradition of Historic Hotels.

In 1886, “The Grand Ol’ Lady of The Ozarks” opened her doors to America’s travelers.  After more than 125 years, the Crescent Hotel has stayed true to keeping the traditions of Historic Hotels alive.  One such tradition is being the place where travelers can find a quality steakhouse.  Such is the case at Arkansas’ historic mountaintop spa resort, the Crescent.

Today, travelers to Eureka Springs have the 1886 Steakhouse.  Great cuts of quality beef in the hands of award-winning chefs utilizing the finest equipment money can buy are conjoined to create well-prepared steak dinners in a traditional steakhouse atmosphere that heretofore one could only find in Chicago, Kansas City or San Francisco.  The signature dessert, the Apple Croustade is the perfect ending to a perfect meal.

At the 1886 Steakhouse, its full menu of culinary delights is optimally enhanced by an award-winning collection of wines.  The restaurant’s wine experts have perfectly paired the selections in their cellar with the exquisite food served.  And for those who would like to enjoy a higher-priced wine without purchasing a full bottle, the restaurant’s cruvinet can supply such vineyard incomparables by the glass.

Tonight, make it the 1886 Steakhouse for steaks, seafood, chops, and more surrounded by appetizers, soups, salads, and accompaniments plus one-of-a-kind desserts.  The 1886 Steakhousein the tradition of Historic Hotels.

1886 Steakhouse ~ 75 Prospect Avenue ~ Historic Loop

Eureka Springs, AR ~ 479-253-9652

OPEN nights MONDAY thru FRIDAY at 5 o’clock

Wedding TIPS for your Reception

Here are some ideas for MONEY SAVING and PLANNING TIPS for your WEDDINGS RECEPTION:

  • Choosing a Friday or Sunday afternoon slot could bring savings.  Be flexible.
  • When it comes to food service, do not scrimp.  Statistics show that a wedding reception guest will remember the food that was served -selection, quantity and quality- above everything else.
  • Consider a cash bar.  Those who want to drink several cocktails can do so at their expense.  For the toast we suggest liquid at hand; cutting out the room-wide champagne distribution can really be a savings.
  • Make your “show cake” smaller and more impactful.  Additional guest sweets can be easily fulfilled with less expense.  And, if dramatically displayed, cupcakes can make a wonderful surprise for all.

School is OUT-6 FUN Attractions that are a MUST SEE!

School is OUT! It’s Time for Family FUN in Eureka Springs!

Eureka Springs offers many FUN Things to Do that are Affordable and ALL ages can enjoy.  Now that school is out take the kids to a place where they can EXPLORE and have FUN without all the crowds.

Choose from these 6 Attractions that any age group would love:

1. Intrigue Theater-While in Eureka Springs Travel back to the Victorian age, and experience an evening of Mystery & Intrigue performed by an Illusionist & a Medium.  Shows are every Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 8pm.  Call the box office at 479-244-7028 or go online to purchase your tickets: www.intriguetheater.com

2. Hellraisers, Hoodlums and Heated History Tour- Learn about the “Stars” of our town over time,  share the strange happenings, and clue you into the legends that we live with.  Fun for the whole family, we share the towns heated founding, the Ripley’s Believe it or Not stories, and explore the downtown exposing the delights and dastardly deeds. Tours EVERYDAY at 10am. $12 Adults, Children FREE with Paid Adult.  Purchase tickets online at: www.reserveeureka.com

3. Midnight Theatre-In the Morgue of the Mastermind: Norman Baker Speaks.  Norman Baker…genius or charlatan? the man who turned a resort hotel into a cancer curing hospital with more coffins than cures.  Award- winning actor Keith Scales brings Baker back to life…telling Baker’s story…from Baker’s perspective.  $19.50 per person on Friday & Saturday nights at 11pm.  Then starting June 16th the show will be moved to 7pm on  Sunday & Monday’s.  Purchase tickets online at: www.reserveeureka.com

4. Crescent Ghost Tours-The haunted hotel where some guests checked out…but never left.  Hear of legendary haunts and ongoing investigations being conducted by our trained staff. The Lady In The Garden, Cancer Hospital Nurses, Michael, Theodora, are a few of the legends to whet your appetite of the “guests” that reside at The Crescent.  Tours are NIGHTLY starting at 8pm, $19.50 per person.  Purchase your tickets online at www.reserveeureka.com

5. Downtown -N- Underground Tour- The Behind the Scenes walking adventure offers visitors a unique 75 minute opportunity to enjoy stories of Eureka Springs’ Wild West Period, its renewal as an artist community and to explore the mysteries of a underground city. Explore the Downtown in Eureka Springs in a new and exciting way. Tours are EVERYDAY at 4pm.  $12 per adult, children are FREE with paid adult.  Purchase tickets online at www.reserveeureka.com

6. Eureka Ghost Tours- Tales and legends of downtown Eureka Springs, the Basin Park Hotel and the residents who never left! As you await your own paranormal experience, you might hear stories of the  ballroom dancers from some long-ago Barefoot Ball…or the pretty young girl in a long white dress who still waits for her groom and many other stories that have occurred at the historic 1905 Basin Park Hotel.   Tours are NIGHTLY at 8pm.  Purchase your tickets online at www.reserveeureka.com