Mainspring for Visitors

With so many choices in life, we appreciate you choosing to visit Ephrata. Welcome!

So much to discover and explore

Take time to explore our quickly-growing community. Discover the abundant green space and the many activities they hold. Explore our heritage through architecture, nationally recognized historic sites, and a museums and research center. Enjoy our movie theatre in the heart of downtown and the Ephrata Performing Arts Center, assets seldom found in walkable smaller communities. Check our calendar of events to help you plan your visit to our community.


Economic stability for everyone.


Providing a safe place for community growth.


Facilitating communication and collaboration.

Upcoming event

Ephrata Concert Band Season Finale Concert


Carl Tobias, conductor emeritus of the Ephrata Concert Band, will conduct the band's 2019 season finale on July 21st at 7:15 pm at the band shell in Grater Park. Please bring chairs.

Upcoming event

Concerts by the Creek: Lower Case Blues


Grater Park

Join us for this free, all-ages concert in Ephrata's Grater Park. Food trucks on-site.

Featured event

Brown Bag Lunch

Join us for our LIVE ON THE PLAZA Brown Bag Lunch series. Grab lunch at The Pressed Plate, Scratch Bakes or Griddle & Grind Cafe and bring it to the plaza for fun-filled lunch. Entertainment by Kel Lee Fasnacht.

History and heritage

Since 1732, Ephrata has established itself as a hub of culture, architecture, and annual traditions. Discover our heritage through our museums and historical society.

Public spaces

From Ephrata’s Rail Trail to parks and incredible historical sites, there is always something new to discover outdoors in our town for the whole family. Explore our future by visiting our vibrant downtown and greenspace.

Find your next adventure!

From our beautiful architecture to our annual cultural traditions, we take pride in our past, present, and future that is uniquely Ephrata.