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Chapter 5.5 | The Community

As you become immersed in the bustling energy of Eureka Springs, you can't help but marvel at the way this community has come together year after year to create a haven that nurtures the soul and fuels the imagination.

Eureka Springs is a true community.

Most popular events, festivals and parades each month of the year can be found here. Check it out and come join us! Also, this great community calendar gives up-to-date information on what's happening, when and where.


In January and February 2024 | Mardi Gras Events begin in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

As things start to take shape with planning, watch this space.

Eureka Gras Parade, Downtown Eureka Springs, AR

Each street corner, staircase and cobblestone alleyway in Eureka Springs is a testament to the community's unwavering spirit. Locals and visitors alike share a sense of pride in their town's unique blend of history, architecture, spirituality, artistic expression, culinary delights, literary legacy and more. It's a place where creativity knows no bounds, and the sense of unity is palpable in every interaction.

Culinary Artistry

Let's begin with Eureka's thriving food scene, highlighting innovative restaurants, farm-to-table concepts, and the fusion of culinary artistry with Southern comforts.

Located in beautiful downtown Eureka Springs, Arkansas, Grotto Wood Fired Grill and Wine Cave is in a historic building that was built on solid rock with a continuously running spring. This much-celebrated atmosphere offers one of Arkansas’ most romantic settings for your dining experience.

Ermilio's Italian Home Cooking exudes an inviting and cozy atmosphere that transports you straight to a picturesque Italian trattoria. The intimate lighting, rich wooden furnishings, and captivating murals depicting scenes from Italy's landscapes create an enchanting environment that makes you feel like a cherished guest in a Tuscan villa.

Gaskins Cabin Steakhouse is built around a 2-room log cabin built in 1864. Originally the home of John Gaskins and his family, it was a private home for 120+ years. No one can really remember when the cabin became a restaurant, but it was somewhere in the mid to late 1980’s. The staff at Gaskins deserves commendation for their impeccable service. Attentive, knowledgeable, and genuinely passionate about the culinary offerings, they guide you through the menu with a genuine smile and a willingness to accommodate any dietary preferences or restrictions.

Need date night ideas? Try out the third-best date night restaurant in the country, located right here in Arkansas: Le Stick Nouveau. Tripadvisor recently released a list of the country’s best restaurants for six different categories, and Eureka Springs’ Le Stick Nouveau earned the No. 3 spot in the category U.S. Date Night Restaurant.

Enjoy a quaint and eclectic dining experience in the heart of Historic Downtown Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Local Flavor Café offers fresh and creative dishes for Lunch, Dinner and Sunday Brunch. Delightful dining in a warm, friendly environment rich with art. Local Flavor Café has extensive wine offerings as well as cocktails to enhance your dining experience.

Artisans of Words

The Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow residency program is open to writers of every genre for short or long-term stays. Quiet, sequestered, inspirational – and affordable – our individual writing suites are designed to make your stay productive. European-style gourmet meals are served Monday through Friday in the WCDH dining room, providing writers the opportunity to share time with other resident writers from around the globe.

The WCDH fosters an environment that allows writers to work, interact with the wider community, stimulate new thinking, and energize creative expression.

WCDH is located right here in Eureka Springs. Our town is tiny – population approx. 2,300 – but we are host to thousands of tourists who come for a slice of our heaven on Earth. We are distinctly different from anywhere else in the world.

The Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Please take a moment and click this link to donate online to this cause.



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The Eureka Springs Historical Museum



Hillberry 2023

From Wednesday, October 4, 2023 and into the weekend, ending on Sunday, October 8, 2023. More Information Here

Hillberry - The Harvest Moon Festival, is back at The Farm from October 4 - 8, 2023. Typically, music lovers, patrons and visitors occupy the acreage at The Farm for all three nights and this particular music festival is now recognized as one of the top Bluegrass Festivals in the Midwest as it draws thousands upon thousands of people each year!

Plan ahead to camp and enjoy the music as well as stargazing, firepits, friends, food & craft vendors along with the awesome energy 0f this famous harvest moon festival for 3 incredible nights under the stars in Autumn in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.


The Natural State

Surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty, Eureka Springs is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Nature inspires and influences the creative community, from plein air painting, to zip-lining across the Ozark canvas to mountain biking to nature-inspired sculptures and cool interactive AR art installations.

This concludes our immersive 5-part journey through Eureka Springs' creative community. It is clear that this town is a haven for artistic expression and cultural exploration. Its people, artists, musicians, and the collective spirit of the community form the heartbeat of this enchanting place. Eureka Springs' soulful creativity is not only a testament to the power of artistic expression but also a testament to the town's profound ability to inspire and captivate all who come to know this place.


The Soulful Creativity of Eureka Springs is a five-part Blog-Series where we we aim to explore the spirit, heart, and soul of Eureka Springs' culture, delving into the boundless creativity that simply is life here. Beyond its natural beauty, our quaint town is home to a vibrant and wildly diverse creative community that thrives on artistic expression. Please enjoy!❤️


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