Hello, and welcome to Eureka Springs!

Springtime brings breezy walks downtown, picnics at the park and hikes at one of our many trails. We're excited about the new season, and we're even more excited to share it with you.

This month kicks off with Spring Diversity Weekend from April 5-7, featuring events at Basin Spring Park and The Auditorium. Miss Coco Peru, an LGBT icon, will headline a show on Saturday, April 6, where you can laugh, drink and purchase limited edition pop art. Of course, the best part of the weekend is Diversity in the Park. That's when everyone comes together to hear musical performances and, more importantly, share the love we feel year-round in Eureka Springs.

There's no better time to go outside than April, and we hope you experience everything we have to offer in town. Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge is located on the outskirts of Eureka and offers daily tours where you can see big cats up close. We highly recommend stopping by Turpentine Creek, because the organization gives refuge to animals who wouldn't find it elsewhere. When you visit the refuge, you'll have a great time and contribute to a great cause. That's what we call a win win!

If you're looking to relax during your visit, pop by New Moon Spa & Salon at the 1886 Crescent Hotel. The spa offers so many services that you're guaranteed to find the right fit for you, with massages, body treatments, facials, haircuts, manicures and more. Even better, there are special perks for using the spa. During your visit, you can use the hotel's hot tub, pool and infrared sauna as you please. It wouldn't be hard to spend the entire day relaxing at the Crescent Hotel, and we certainly wouldn't blame you if you did.

You can't come to Eureka Springs without eating some yummy food. We have restaurants of all kinds, from Thai food to vegan cuisine. In this issue, you'll find a story on Grand Taverne Restaurant & Lounge. Our staff recently visited Grand Taverne to check out some new renovations and all the culinary delights they have to offer. We're already planning a trip back, and we hope to see you there.

There's so much to see and do in Eureka Springs. We hope you have a lovely visit, and please come back soon!

- Eureka Springs Visitor Staff


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Spring Diversity Weekend

The weekend kicks off with a meet and greet at Brews Tap Room from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, April 5, followed by Diversity in the Park on Saturday morning and afternoon.

Grand Taverne Restaurant & Lounge

An elegant atmosphere, a friendly staff and, most importantly, some of the most delicious food in Eureka Springs makes the Grand Taverne a big hit with anybody who stops by.

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

The refuge has already made a mark on the big cat community in 2019, rescuing six tigers from a facility that was closing in Oklahoma.

New Moon Spa

Located in the 1886 Crescent Hotel, the spa offers haircuts, manicures, pedicures, facials, massages, body treatments, makeup services and more.

View the 2019 Eureka Springs Community Calendar

Checkout all the restaurants in town