NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KNWA/KFTA) — It’s almost time for fireworks and many will want to get out and celebrate Independence Day by seeing the different displays Northwest Arkansas has to offer.
Below you can find a list of dates and locations of firework shows in the region:
July 1, Pocola
- On July 1 the skies will light up for our spectacular firework show at Choctaw Casino & Resort. Show starts around 9:45 p.m.
- July 1 and 2 enjoy free live music in the Grand Lobby. On July 1, DJ Gary Wayne will perform and on July 2, sing and dance along to MJ and The Geezers acoustic band. Both performances start at 8 p.m.
- On July 2-4, guests can participate in “Red, White & Win” drawings. Every hour from 2–11 p.m. guests can have a chance at a new vehicle.
July 2, Fayetteville
- The City of Fayetteville publishes approved firework displays so that residents can make accommodations for individuals and animals affected by displays. The Fire Marshal’s Office and the Arkansas State Fire Marshal have approved fireworks permits for two professional fireworks displays:
- Saturday, July 2, approximately 8:30 p.m. at Paradise Valley Golf and Athletic Club, 3728 Old Missouri Rd. (Rain date: Sunday, July 3 at 8:30 p.m.)
- Monday, July 4, approximately 9:15 p.m. at Fayetteville Country Club (Members Only), 3335 Country Club Dr. (Rain date: Tuesday, July 5, at 9:15 p.m.)
July 3, Bella Vista
- The City of Bella Vista’s annual fireworks display, sponsored by the City of Bella Vista and Discover Bella Vista, will be held just after dark on Sunday, July 3 at the park below Loch Lomond dam on Glasgow Road.
- The display is open to the public, and Bella Vista Police will be directing vehicles for parking starting at 5:30 p.m.
- Bella Vista says those coming to the show and those living in the area should expect heavier traffic for the event, and more time should be allotted for travel. Parking is not allowed on the city streets rights-of-way, and drivers should obey all no parking signs in the area.
July 3, Rogers
- Fireworks at the Crosses. Cross Church at Pinnacle Hills invites the public to the 15th annual Baptism and Fireworks at the Crosses.
- Beginning at 5 p.m., there will be several food trucks available, as well as entertainment. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets for a picnic on the lawn. Fireworks begin at dusk.
July 4, Rogers
- July 4th Fireworks Spectacular with Symphony of Northwest Arkansas at the Walmart AMP. Gates will open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.
- The evening will start with a patriotic concert by the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, featuring songs that celebrate our country and honor our veterans – including “The Star-Spangled Banner,” “Stars and Stripes Forever” and more before a fireworks display.
- Seats are $10 and lawn tickets are $3.
July 4, Bentonville
- An Evening at Orchards Park will include Handshake Saints and Arkansas Winds kicking off the fun with live music at 7 p.m. July 4.
- Fireworks will be at 9:30 p.m. The event is free to the public. There will be food trucks and concessions on-site, selling summertime favorites like cotton candy, kettle corn, and snow cones. Guests are welcome to bring personal coolers, however, alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited.
- There will be a dedicated parking lot and shuttle service available to the main staging area for those needing extra assistance and special accommodations. It is recommended that eventgoers arrive early as some surrounding streets will be temporarily closed for the celebration.
- In the event of inclement weather, fireworks will be postponed until July 5.
July 4, Fort Smith
- Downtown Fort Smith’s Harry E. Kelley River Park will once again set the stage for the region’s largest Independence Day celebration and fireworks display on July 4 at 5 p.m. for the Mayor’s 4th of July Celebration
- The free celebration is bringing a star-spangled lineup of local, regional and national entertainment, including The River Valley Community Band, DJ Grand Master P., Who Shot JR, and RaeLynn. There will also be food trucks, giveaways, face painting, and games.
- Fort Smith says there will be free public transportation along Garrison and Rogers Avenues, North A. Street, and North B. Street.