June 26, 2018

Fireworks and Independence Day Celebrations Across Arkansas

There will be a lot of Arkansans traveling for the fourth of July weekend to celebrate our Independence with family and friends. But, no matter where you are in the state there will be a fireworks display close by! Check out this list of fireworks displays and Independence Day celebrations around the state.

North Central Arkansas

18th Annual Red, White & Blue Festival (Mountain Home)

The Red White & Blue Festival is a family-friendly, community festival set in the Ozark Mountains in Mountain Home, Arkansas. Over the years, the Red White & Blue Festival has become a tradition for locals and visitors alike. The festival offers a parade, rodeo, car show, concerts, kids activities, food, fireworks, and more. The highlight of the Festival is an amazing fireworks display on Saturday night on the Arkansas State University campus.

Venue: Arkansas State University Mountain Home
Date: June 29th- June 30th
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here

17th Annual Fireworks Display (Strawberry)

Strawberry, Arkansas will be having a show and shine car show, live entertainment, fireworks display,  a concession stand, and bounce houses this weekend. Plan to bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the day.

Venue: Strawberry Ball Field
Date: June 30th
Time: 5:00 p.m. -10:30 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: 870-528-4062

Diamond City Fireworks (Diamond City)

Head to Diamond City to view a fireworks display over the lake.

Venue: Bull Shoals Lake- Lead Hill COE Park
Date: July 3rd
Time: 9:15 p.m.
Admission: Donations
Contact: 870-715-8157

Fireworks In The Park (Salem)

There will be food vendors, children’s games and live music prior to a gigantic fireworks display over the lake at Salem City Park.

Venue: Salem City Park
Date: July 4th
Time: 5:00 pm – 9:30 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: 870-895-5565

Northwest Arkansas

City of Elkins Fireworks

The annual City of Elkins fireworks show will be this weekend. The concession stand will be open.

Venue: Bunch City Park
Date: June 29th
Time: Evening
Admission: Free

Rodeo of the Ozarks Parade and Fireworks (Springdale)

Head to Springdale to see a patriotic display of cowgirls, floats, bands, entertainment and candy for the kiddos at the Rodeo kick-off parade. Beginning at 3:00 p.m. at the rodeo grounds and proceeding west through downtown Springdale. The fireworks display will follow Saturday night’s Rodeo Performance.

Venue: Parsons Stadium, Springdale
Date: June 30th
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Admission: Parade is free, admission to rodeo varies
Contact: Click Here

Celebrate Prairie Grove

The 6th annual, “Celebrate Prairie Grove,” will be held Saturday, June 30th, at Rieff Park. The City Aquatic Park will be open free to the public from 7:00 to 9:00 and the Jr. Civic League will offer food and drink concession just outside the pool area. There will be fun for the kids in Rieff Park, with a bouncy house, slip and slide, and an obstacle course. At dark, around 9:15-9:20 the evening will conclude with a fantastic fireworks display to the south of the park.

Venue: Rieff Park
Date: June 30th
Time: 7:00 until after dark
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here

City of Farmington Fireworks

Many watch the fireworks from the Farmington High School football field, which is near the corner of Double Springs Road and Rheas Mill Road.

Venue: Farmington Football Stadium ( 42 South Double Springs Road)
Date: June 30th
Time: Dark
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here

Celebrate Mulberry (Mulberry)

Head to Mulberry, Arkansas for a fireworks show on Saturday evening. There will be music and food before the fireworks display. Call for details.

Venue: Kirksey Park (Fairgrounds)
Date: June 30th
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: 479-997-1321

Naturals 4th at the Field (Rogers)

Following the 6:30 p.m. baseball game, fans will be treated to the best in sight and sound at the 4th at the Field Fireworks Spectacular, the largest Fireworks Spectacular in Northwest Arkansas. Seating for 4th at the Field is all General Admission so the seating bowl will be available to fans on a first come, first serve basis.

Venue: Arvest BallPark
Date: July 3rd
Time: 6:35 p.m. (Game Time)
Admission: Adult tickets will be $12 while tickets for children 12 and under are $10
Contact: Click Here

4th of July Spectacular, Walmart AMP  (Rogers)

The Walmart AMP July 4th Fireworks Spectacular starts with a FREE family festival at 5 p.m., sponsored by the City of Rogers. There will be games, food and family fun! Then, celebrate America’s 243rd birthday with a patriotic concert by the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) and an exciting fireworks display by the City of Rogers. Gates open at 6 p.m., the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m.

Venue: Walmart AMP
Date: July 4th
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Admission: Lawn tickets are just $3 if you purchase them in advance!
Contact: Click Here

Firework Show (Booneville)

Head to Booneville for a community fireworks show!

Venue: Booneville Football Field
Date: July 4th
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: 479-675-2666

4th Of July Celebration  (Mansfield)

Head to Mansfield to enjoy concessions of hamburgers, hot dogs as well as some live music. The fireworks display will begin at dusk.

Venue: Mansfield High School Football Stadium
Date: July 4th
Time: Dusk
Admission: Free
Contact: 479-928-5572

105th Annual Gentry Freedom Fest (Gentry)

Head to Gentry for a 4th of July celebration. There will be concerts from noon until the fireworks show, which starts at dark. There will also be food, fun, a car show plus much more.

Venue: Gentry City Park
Date: July 4th
Time: noon – dark
Admission: Free
Contact: 479-736-2358

8th Annual Cardboard Boat Race & Independence Day Celebration (Ozark)

Cardboard boat races are always entertaining to watch! Head to Ozark to see the cardboard boats built by community members and then watch the race.  There will be food and art vendors, live music, games, and fun water play for all.

Venue: East Side/Gar Creek Park
Date: July 4th
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here

17th Annual Ventris Trail’s End Resort’s Fireworks Display (Garfield)

Make plans to watch thousands of fireworks light up the night’s sky at Beaver Lake while listening to patriotic music. This show is known as the largest firework display in Northwest Arkansas.  This display is intended to be seen by boat.

Venue: Beaver Lake
Date: July 4th
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: 479-359-3912

South Arkansas

Sparks In The Park (Texarkana)

Sparks in the Park is a community event in Texarkana for the entire family. The gates open at 4 p.m. with all day entertainment for children including games and activities in the Ag Learning Center, Barnyard. There will be ice cream eating contests, photos, fair food and much, much more! Opening ceremonies will begin at 6 p.m with live bands to follow!

Venue: Four States Fairgrounds
Date: June 30th
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here

The Reading And Signing Of The Declaration Of Independence (Washington)

For Independence Day make plans to hear the Declaration of Independence read as was commonly done in the 19th century at the 1874 Courthouse Visitor Center. Afterward, sign your own “John Hancock” to a copy of the Declaration that you may keep and take home.

Venue: Historic Washington State Park
Date: June 30th
Time: 10:30 am, 1:30 pm and -3:30 pm
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here

East and Northeast Arkansas

5th Annual Colt Fireworks (Colt)

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Venue: 300 Old Military Road East. Colt, AR
Date: June 30th
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: 870-633-9170

4th Fest Fireworks (Jonesboro)
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Venue: Joe Mack Campbell Park
Date: July 3rd
Time: 9:00 pm
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here
JRG Freedom Fest (Jonesboro)
Join Jonesboro Radio Group and KAIT for the 2018 Freedom Fest Fireworks Spectacular at the Southside Softball Complex on South Stadium Boulevard and South Caraway Road in Jonesboro. Gates open at 7 p.m. and concessions will be available.
Venue:
Date: July 4
Time: 9:30 p.m. (Gates open at 7)
Admission: Free
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Central Arkansas

35th Annual Pops on the River (Little Rock)

In its 35th year, this free community event is the largest Fourth of July event in the state as more than 30,000 are drawn downtown to the events surrounding Pops on the River. continues to focus on a family-friendly environment complete with fantastic food, fireworks, Salute to the Troops program, and music by the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.

Venue: First Security Amphitheater
Date: July 4th
Time: 3:00 to 10:30 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here

 

Lake Norrell 4th Of July Fireworks Extravaganza (Alexander)

The Lake Norrell Area Association’s Annual 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza will be held near the Lake Norrell Dam.

Venue: Lake Norrell Dam
Date: June 30th
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: 501-412-4037

Fireworks Extravaganza (Heber Springs)

The 2018 Fireworks Extravaganza will be held at Sandy Beach on the shores of Greers Ferry Lake. Gates open at 10 am for a fun-filled day on the beach before the festivities begin. Partygoers will arrive by boat and by car to enjoy food vendors, and live music beginning at 7:30 p.m. with the 106th Army Band Charlie Rock. At 9:30 p.m., one of the largest fireworks displays in Arkansas will light the skies above the lake, as thousands of breathtaking fireworks are choreographed to music broadcast on Timeless 106.1 FM KFFB. Beautifully mirrored in the lake’s surface, the show is equally magical whether viewed by boat or on the shore, and each year’s Fireworks Spectacular is better than the last.

Venue: Sandy Beach on Greers Ferry Lake
Date: July 3rd
Time: 9:30 p.m.
Admission: Free ($10 parking fee for those traveling by car)
Contact: Click Here

Pangburn 4th of July Celebration (Pangburn)

Head to Pangburn, Arkansas for some good old-fashioned fun at the small town festival. Spend the day enjoying the parade, vendors in the park, live music, and top it off with a professional fireworks display to celebrate Independence Day!

Venue: Pangburn City Park
Date: July 4th
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: 501-728-4611

4th Of July Island Festival (Bismark)

Take the whole family to DeGray Lake Resort State Park and make some great memories this 4th of July. Park interpreters will have a host of games and activities lined up to help you enjoy your time at DeGray. There will be a watermelon eating contest, water relays, an underwater treasure hunt and the fourth annual Freedom 5K Fun Run. Lodge Island will be the place to be with fun activities, good food, and great viewing locations for the evening fireworks display!

Venue: DeGray Lake Resort State Park
Date: July 4th
Time: All Day
Admission: Free
Contact: 501-865-5810

Independence Day Fireworks (Hot Springs)

Fireworks will light up Lake Hamilton at sunset to celebrate Independence Day. The fireworks will be shot from the middle of Lake Hamilton from barges located on the east side of Highway 7 at the first Highway 7 bridge. The rain-delay date will be Friday, July 6, at dark. 

Venue: Lake Hamilton
Date: July 4th
Time: Fireworks begin at dusk
Admission: Free
Contact: 501-321-2277

4th Of July Celebration (Fairfield Bay)

Fairfield Bay is an excellent place to admire and view fireworks from the land or by boat. There will be 4th of July events, a parade, and fireworks show to end the evening.

Venue: 337 Snead Dr., Fairfield Bay, AR

Date: July 4th
Time: Varies
Admission: Free
Contact: 501-884-6010

An Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration (Russell)

Presented by the Foothills Lane of Lights, the Russell Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration will feature something for everyone. Main events include a pancake breakfast, parade, car show, musical guest Charley Farley and a fireworks display set to music. A full list of activities can be found here.

Venue: Old Russell School, 200 SW 2nd Street, Russell, AR
Date: July 4th
Times: Breakfast 6:30-9:45 a.m.; Parade and Car Show 10 a.m.; Fireworks and Charley Farley 9 p.m.
Admission: Breakfast $7
Contact: (501)283-1374 or (501)207-3915

Arkansas State Parks

Several Arkansas state parks will have a 4th of July activities planned for the family to enjoy! Check them out and call for details!

Lake Ouachita State Park (Mountain Pine)

Celebrate the Fourth of July weekend at Lake Ouachita State Park. Recreational activities, crafts, and lake tours will be scheduled all weekend. Be sure to reserve a spot on the annual Brady Mountain Fireworks Barge Tour. Contact the park for tour ticket information and a detailed schedule.

Date: June 29th- July 2nd

Contact: 501-767-9366

Lake Catherine State Park (Hot springs)

Celebrate the Fourth of July weekend at Lake Catherine State Park. Recreational activities and lake tours are scheduled throughout the holiday.

Date: June 30th- July 4th
Contact: 501-844-4176

Lake Fort Smith State Park (Mountainburg)

Lake Fort Smith State Park is a wonderful place to make memories with your family and friends. Join the park interpreters for a few hours of family-friendly outdoor games at the July 4th Games Day! Head to the park ready to eat some watermelon and be ready for a water balloon battle! Even more games and activities are in store.

Date: July 4th
Contact: 479-369-2469

Devils Den State Park (West Fork)

Enjoy a fun-filled family day at the 43rd annual Devil’s Den games with horseshoes, egg toss, sack races, bike parade, and of course softball tournaments, all topped off with homemade ice cream! It will be a July 4th celebration your family won’t soon forget!

Date: July 4th
Contact: 479-761-3325

Petit Jean State Park (Morrilton)

Join the park staff for an “old-fashioned” celebration of our nation’s birthday at the July 4th fun and games day! There will be fun, family-oriented games, contests and other activities are offered. Contact the park for a schedule. 

Date: July 4th
Contact: 501-727-5441

Ozark Folk Center State Park (Mountain View)

In addition to all the usual fun in the Ozark Folk Center Craft Village visiting with artisans, watching craft demonstrations and listening to live acoustic music, the entire family can enjoy this celebration by having fun in a cracker whistling contest, sack racing, carrying eggs, and competing in a watermelon seed spitting contest.  There will be ice cold watermelon for everyone to enjoy on a hot July day.

Date: July 4th
Contact: Mountain View

Pinnacle Mountain State Park (Little Rock)

Celebrate and cool off this 4th of July at Pinnacle Mountain State Park. Join park interpreters for a day full of old-fashioned games for the whole family. There will be water balloon volleyball, sprinkler tug-of-war, relay races, and more! Contact the park for a detailed schedule.

Date: July 4th
Contact: 501-868-5806

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