June 30, 2016

Fireworks & Freedom This Weekend!

Let freedom ring! Celebrate this Fourth of July weekend with our sparkling list of events guaranteed to make your family having a booming time.

Fireworks

Pops On The River 2016

Celebrate America all day with food and fun, capped off by a performance of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and fireworks show.
July 4, 2016
Noon – 10:00 p.m.
Little Rock Riverfront Park & First Security Amphitheater
pops.arkansasonline.com

 

greenwood freedom fest 2016

Greenwood Freedom Fest 2016

The day starts with a 5K run. Then a full day of professional bands, games, and food. Free bounce-around (some with water) for the kids and free hot-dogs. Also numerous giveaways, pageants, and contests. There will be fire trucks and police cars on display and helicopter rides in a very safe environment. More than 100 vendors for food and drinks. Art & crafts also available.
July 4, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
City Park

cardboard race

3rd Annual Maumelle Area Chamber of Commerce Cardboard Boat Race

Armed with cardboard, duct tape and a few other odds and ends, participants use skill and ingenuity to transform these materials into a vessel for the water. Not only does their ‘boat” need to be quick, but it must be capable of carrying passengers as well. Teams of two design and construct a boat to participate in a race at Lake Willastein. This is a great team building project for businesses and families, and a fun and entertaining event for spectators to watch.

July 4, 2016
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Lake Willastein
http://www.maumellechamber.com/

salem park 4th of july

Fireworks In The Park

Largest fireworks show in North Central Arkansas. Free food for the first 500 people. Enjoy a live band and activities for the kids. There is also a rodeo in the adjacent Fulton County Fairgrounds arena which starts at 7 p.m.

July 4, 2016, 7 p.m.
Salem City Park
www.salemar.com

firefly run

Firefly Run

Grab the kids and enjoy a 1-mile “glow run” at Gulley Park. Participants will receive flashy neon accessories and navigate the Gulley Park trail. The Firefly Run is $10 a person or $30 for a family of 5. All proceeds go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Arkansas Chapter. The Firefly Run will take place within Gulley Park, using the paved trail around the perimeter of the park. This fun-run will not be timed. The glow run will start at 8:00 pm.

July 1
8 p.m.
Gulley Park, Fayetteville

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Frontier 4th of July – Little Rock

Join us for Frontier 4th of July! Free watermelon, ice-cold lemonade and activities and attractions such as a reenactment with Redcoats at 2:30 pm!

Monday, July 4
2  – 4 p.m.
Historic Arkansas Museum
200 E 3rd St, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

War Eagle Mill

Independence Day Celebration at War Eagle Mill

This event is for families. It will include a lunch special at the Bean Palace, kids’ crafts and more. It will start at 11 a.m. on Monday and run through 3 p.m.

Monday, July 4
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
War Eagle Mill, Rogers

Arkansas is bursting with exciting ways to make your Independence Day weekend crackle with family fun.  Get out and enjoy the Natural State! Here is a list of events in your area:

Altus
Altus 4th of July Celebration
Monday, July 4, 2016
Hendrix Street at Main Street

Beebe
Beebe’s 4th of July Extravaganza
Monday, July 4, 2016
321 North M Street

Bella Vista
Hot Dam Blues Festival And Fireworks
Sunday, July 3, 2016
103 Marina Dr

Benton
Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Show
Thursday, June 30, 2016
6701 Highway 67

Bismarck
July 4th Island Festival
Monday, July 4, 2016
2027 State Park Entrance Road

Bluff City
4th of July Star Spangled Weekend
Friday, July 1, 2016
563 Highway 387

Bull Shoals
Independence Day Celebration
Monday, July 4, 2016
153 Dam Overlook Lane

Colt
Colt Fire Dept Fireworks on the 4th
Monday, July 4, 2016
300 Old Military Road East

Deer
Deer 4th of July Celebration
Monday, July 4, 2016
Highway 16

Eureka Springs
4th of July Kick-off Pool Party
Saturday, July 2, 2016
13 Buckskin Lane
Eureka Springs, AR

Fairfield Bay
Independence Day Celebration Parade
Monday, July 4, 2016

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Garfield
Fireworks Display
Sunday, July 3, 2016
9484 Simrell Drive

Greenwood
Freedom Fest
Monday, July 4, 2016
Town Square Greenwood

Heber Springs
Heber Springs Firework Extravaganza
Saturday, July 2, 2016
West Front Street

Horseshoe Bend
Independence Day Parade and Celebration
Monday, July 4, 2016
811 2nd Street

Hot Springs
Independence Day Weekend at Lake Catherine State Park
Saturday, July 2, 2016
1200 Catherine Park Road

Hot Springs Village
Stars and Stripes: Troon Challenge
Friday, July 1, 2016
250 Maderas Drive

Jacksonville
8th Annual South Bend July 4th Celebration
Monday, July 4, 2016

Lake Village
Celebrate Independence
Friday, July 1, 2016
2542 Highway 257

Little Rock
Fun on the Fourth
Monday, July 4, 2016
11901 Pinnacle Valley Road

Frontier 4th of July
Monday, July 4, 2016
200 East Third Street
Little Rock, AR

Maumelle
Cardboard Boat Race and 4th Fest Parade
Monday, July 4, 2016

Mc Neil
Independence Day Weekend Celebration
Friday, July 1, 2016
Logoly Road

Mena
Mena’s Annual 4th of July Fireworks Celebration
Saturday, July 2, 2016
151 Recreation Lane

Morrilton
July 4th Fun and Games Day
Monday, July 4, 2016
1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road

Petit Jean Pop-Up Market
Saturday, July 2, 2016
Winrock Drive

Mountain Pine
Independence Day Celebration
Saturday, July 2, 2016
5451 Mountain Pine Road

Mountain View
Independence Day Celebration
Friday, July 1, 2016

Mountainburg
Fireworks Boat Tour
Monday, July 4, 2016
15458 Sheperd Springs Road

Ozark
Cardboard Boat Race and July 4th Celebration
Saturday, July 2, 2016
Bell Street

Pea Ridge
Freedom Fest 2016
Sunday, June 26, 2016
577 Weston Street

Powhatan
4th of July Weekend
Monday, July 4, 2016
3705 Highway 25

Rogers
Prairie Creek Marina Fireworks
Saturday, July 2, 2016
1 Prairie Creek Marina Drive
Fireworks At The Crosses
Sunday, July 3, 2016
2203 Promenade Blvd

July 4th Fireworks Spectacular
Monday, July 4, 2016

Salem
Fireworks in the Park
Monday, July 4, 2016
1078 US-412

Springdale
NWA Naturals Ball Game and Firework Spectacular
Friday, July 1, 2016
3000 S. 56th Street

Historic Washington
The Reading and Signing of the Declaration of Independence
Saturday, July 2, 2016
1874 Hempstead County Courthouse

West Fork
26th Annual Devil’s Den Games
Monday, July 4, 2016
11333 West Arkansas Highway 74

Wickes
4th of July Weekend Celebration on the Cossatot River
Friday, July 1, 2016
1980 Highway 278 West

 

The Park Wife

Stephanie Buckley, aka The Park Wife, is a tribe builder. She is the founder of The Women Bloggers, an online community designed to gather, grow, and connect social media influencers. Considered an old-timer in the blog world, since 2006 she has written what she hopes is a love letter to her children on her lifestyle blog, The Park Wife. Raised in the debutante world of Mississippi, she married a hunky park ranger and moved to Arkansas 19 years ago and has fallen in love with the state. She loves gardening, porch swings, a beautifully set table, a delicious meal surrounded by great conversations, their cabin in the woods and monogramming everything that is not nailed down. She is a devoted wife and fun-loving mom to two extraordinarily cool little gentlemen and is fortunate enough to live on one of Arkansas’s premier state parks.

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