Arkansas January 01, 2018
This Is The Most Hippie Town In Arkansas And You Need To Visit
There’s no doubt that Eureka Springs is an Arkansan’s favorite place to visit. Besides being one of the most eclectic towns in the state, it’s also earned the title of “most hippie.” Let’s see what makes this unique town a haven for all things hippie.
Wedding options for hippies in love:
Although hippies and elopers can be mutually exclusive, most couples that come to Eureka Springs fall under both categories. Besides having the classic courthouse elopements, getting hitched on the side of the road at a trolley stop garden, in the rain nevertheless, is also a valid option.
Natural foods store for organically aware hippies:
The Eureka Market is packed with natural foods and supplements for all your locally-sourced hippie needs. They have free nutritional consultations and fresh soups available in colder months. Part of their business mantra really sums up the hippie vibe, "We don’t have managers per se but empower staff to manage themselves and their time with customers in mind."
The Eureka Market is located at 121 E Van Buren Street.
Drum circles for the musical hippie:
Basin Springs Park is a central hub for hippies. The park has drum circle gatherings on each first Saturday of the month and there's live music nearly any given day. It's also not uncommon to catch a hippie-friendly class like hula hooping.
The park is at 3 Spring Street.
A community wellness center for the holistic hippie:
Flora Roja Community Acupuncture and Apothecary is a community wellness center that has all of your essential oil and botanical medicine needs. Besides having affordable acupuncture, Flora Roja also hosts Herbal Community Potlucks to bring together cooking-herb vegetarians and vegans.
They're located at 119 Wall Street.
Farmers markets for the locally-sourced hippie:
The farmers market in Eureka Springs is open on Thursdays from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. during the winter. Peruse the selection of fresh and local products while listening to live music at their new permanent location at 44 West Van Buren Street.
Parades for the celebratory hippie:
Eureka Springs hosts a plethora of parades and festivals for a variety of interest. Music lovers can attend the Ozark Mountain Music Fest, Hillberry, or Punkberry, just to name a few. Art fans will enjoy the ArtRageous Parade that's part of the month long celebration, May Festival of the ARTS.
Speaking of art...
And there's pieces all around the town for the artistic hippie.
It's fun spotting all the different statues scattered throughout the town. One piece that always appeases my artsy hippie side is the sculpture of Aza. The "Beloved One Created of the Stars" is a mosaic symbolizing the gaudy goddess of feminine cosmic energy.
Aza can be viewed at the top of the stairs around 2 Spring Street, between the Turpentine Creek building and the Basin Springs Park.
What part of Eureka Spring appeases your inner hippie? Share your favorites with us in the comments below!
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