Even if this was your first trip to Eureka Springs, it should come as no surprise that many visitors come back again and again.
When we ease into the full-fledged summertime in July, the rivers and lakes provide even more recreational opportunities. Swim, sail, paddle, or fish in some of the most beautiful places on the planet.
Check out the Fat Tire Festival for the cutting edge in mountain bike racing and stunts on July 18-20. Or enjoy a slower pace with brunch and the Lucky 13 Starlight Cinema, a full day of relaxation every Sunday through the summer season. How about celebrating the Fourth of July at Turpentine Creek, an event which lets you be part of the action while you help support the mission of rescuing abandoned and unwanted big cats?
The opera season at Inspiration Point continues until July 18, and even those who have never liked opera become fans after visiting this unique showcase of young talent.
For a different musical experience, come to Basin Spring Park July 18 and "Dance in the Park after Dark" with Little Jack Melody and his Young Turks. And it's time to start thinking about coming back in August for the Eureka Springs Bluegrass Festival, from Aug. 21-24.
Don't forget all the rest Eureka Springs has to offer: soothing spas; hundreds of shops; wonderful dining opportunities; cool fun on area lakes; daytime attractions; and evening shows.