Independence Day is quickly approaching, so it’s time to stock up on all things red, white and blue and make those holiday plans! Luckily, Arkansas knows how to throw a heck of a celebration for every occasion, and AY About You is here to help you explore your options.

 

Here are some of the fun Independence Day events happening across The Natural State in 2024:

 

Fireworks & Food Trucks in Sherwood

Where: The Greens at North Hills

When: Wednesday, July 3, at 6 p.m.

Details: A family event with fun activities and entertainment, including bounce houses, face paintings, music and food trucks. There is also a spectacular, picturesque view of the fireworks from the golf course! Click here for more information.

 

Red, White & Boom 

Where: River Center, Benton (Parking lot behind Holland Chapel Church) 

When: Wednesday, July 3, beginning at 7 p.m. 

Details: The City of Benton will be hosting its Independence Day Fireworks Celebration on July 3. This evening will be open to the public and filled with fun, including free hot dogs, food trucks, lemonade, ice cream, cold drinks and snow cones. Inflatables and a baggo tournament will also be offered, and fireworks will begin after dark. Click here for more information. 

 

Food Trucks and Fireworks 

Where: Gospel Light Baptist Church, Rogers

When: Wednesday, July 3, beginning at 7 p.m. 

Details: Open to the public, Food Trucks and Fireworks will begin at 7 p.m., and will feature a fun summer evening on the lawn with music, food trucks, giveaways, face painting and a fireworks show. Guests are recommended to bring a chair or blanket. Click here for more information. 

 

West Fork Fireworks Display

Where: Carter Park, West Fork 

When: Wednesday, July 3, beginning at 6 p.m. 

Details: The City of West Fork will be hosting its annual fireworks display on July 3. Guests can enjoy inflatables, food trucks, live music and pony rides, and the fireworks will begin at dark. Click here for more information. 

 

Celebrate America 

Where: DAG Church, Decatur 

When: Wednesday, July 3, beginning at 6 p.m. 

Details: Celebrate America with DAG Church in honor of the 4th of July. This event is free and open to the entire community. Guests are advised to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy free food, kids’ activities, a car show and a fireworks display. Click here for more information. 

 

City of Bella Vista 2024 Independence Day Fireworks 

Where: The park below Dam at Loch Lomond on Glasgow Road, Bella Vista 

When: Wednesday, July 3, beginning at 5:30 p.m. 

Details: The City of Bella Vista will host its annual fireworks display just after dark on Monday in conjunction with Discover Bella Vista. Click here for more information. 

 

Free Fireworks Show in Downtown Jacksonville

Where: Five Points on Main Street

When: Thursday, July 4, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Details: The free fireworks show begins at dark, so make sure to bring a chair or blanket for a front-row seat. You can also enjoy the food trucks, live music, games and inflatable activities! Click here for more information.

 

9th Annual Freedom 5K/10K Fun Run 

Where: DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Bismarck 

When: Thursday, July 4, beginning at 7:30 a.m. 

Details: Celebrate America’s birthday with an early morning run, jog or walk at Arkansas’ only resort state park. Beautiful lake views are a promise at this Independence Day event. Click here for more information.  

 

Run the Railyard 5k in Rogers

Where: Railyard Bike Park

When: Thursday, July 4, at 7:30 a.m.

Details: This family-friendly event, hosted by the Rotary Club of Downtown Rogers, welcomes dogs, children, and strollers, ensuring everyone can participate. Starting and ending at the Railyard Bike Park in downtown Rogers, this 3.5-mile run/walk route takes you on a picturesque journey to Lake Atalanta, around the lake, and back to the bike park. Click here for more information.

 

Fourth Fest 

Where: First Baptist Church of Centerton, Centerton 

When: Thursday, July 4, beginning at 7 p.m. 

Details: Join First Baptist Church of Centerton this July 4th to celebrate Independence Day. This event is free and open to the public, with fireworks starting at dark and complimentary bottled water and ice cream provided. Click here for more information. 

 

Jamboreeka 2024 – Fireworks, Live Music, Food Trucks & More 

Where: Lake Leatherwood Baseball Fields, Eureka Springs 

When: Thursday, July 4, beginning at 5 p.m. 

Details: Head out to Jamboreeka for fireworks, live music, water names, local food and beer vendors and more. Admission is free, and this event is open to all ages. Click here for more information. 

 

Farmington’s Independence Day Firework Show 

Where: Randall G Lynch Middle School, Farmington

When: Thursday, July 4, beginning at dark 

Details: The City of Farmington will be hosting its annual fireworks show on July 4. The fireworks will begin at dusk, with the best visibility from Randall G Lynch Middle School. Click here for more information. 

 

Independence Day Celebration in Downtown Russellville

Where: 320 West C Street

When: Thursday, July 4, beginning at 5 p.m.

Details: Food will be available beginning at 5 p.m., live music will start at 7:30 p.m. and the fireworks display kicks off at 9:30 p.m.! Click here for more information.

 

Cornhole and Snowcones 

Where: Mississippi River State Park, Marianna 

When: Thursday, July 4, beginning at 1 p.m. 

Details: Join the park interpreter this July 4th for traditional outdoor games with the whole family. Cornhole, ring toss and bocce ball games will be played, with a 4th of July snow cone being offered as a cool down. Click here for more information. 

 

2024 Greenwood Freedom Fest 

Where: Town Square, Greenwood 

When: Thursday, July 4

Details: The Freedom Fest will take place at the Town Square on the 4th of July. Starting off the day with the 5k Run, the festival will continue with live music, free games, inflatables, water games, vendor booths, food trucks and more. Click here for more information. 

 

Pops on the River 

Where: River Market/First Security Amphitheater/North Little Rock Riverfront Park 

When: Thursday, July 4, beginning at 9:15 p.m.

Details: Join in on Little Rock’s largest Independence Day celebration, complete with entertainment by the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra; a vendor marketplace; food trucks; a military appreciation tent; a patriotic concert with Midnight South, Kemistri Band and Rodney Block Collective; and fireworks starting at 9:15 p.m. Click here for more information. 

 

4th of July Music Jm 

Where: Beehive HSV, Hot Springs Village

When: Thursday, July 4, beginning at 12 p.m. 

Details: Beehive HSV will be hosting its 4th of July Music Jam, which will run for 12 hours. This will include music by Bad Habit, Chad Marshall Band and UnRaveled. Tickets are $25 and cover the cost of all three shows. Click here for more information. 

 

An Evening at Orchards Park – 4th of July Celebration 

Where: Orchards Park, Bentonville 

When: Thursday, July 4, beginning at 7 p.m. 

Details: Friends of Bentonville Parks and Recreation will host this year’s 4th of July celebration at Orchard’s Park. The event is free and open to the public. It will feature live music, concessions and parking. Fireworks will begin at 7:30 p.m. Click here for more information. 

 

130th Annual Freedom Fest

Where: Gentry City Park, Gentry

When: Thursday, July 4, beginning at 12 p.m. 

Details: Gentry will host its 18th Annual Freedom Fest Car Show at its 130th Annual Gentry 4th of July event. There will also be live music, pageants, inflatables, food vendors, event vendors, a kid’s zone, a splash pad, camel rides and more. Click here for more information. 

 

July 4th Block Party 

Where: Sue Anglin Drive, Siloam Springs

When: Thursday, July 4, beginning at 5 p.m. 

Details: The City of Siloam Springs will be hosting its July 4th Block Party on Sue Anglin Drive in celebration of our nation’s independence. Festivities will begin at 5 p.m., and fireworks will be launched from the rodeo grounds at dark. Click here for more information.

 

4th at the Field Fireworks 

Where: Arvest Ballpark, Springdale

When: Thursday, July 4, beginning at 6:30 p.m. 

Details: Join Arvest Ballpark for its 4th at the Field Fireworks, featuring a game with the Bna Johnson All-Stars and the Nevada Griffons. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m., and a fireworks display will conclude the night post-game. Click here for more information. 

 

Fireworks Spectacular with Symphony of Northwest Arkansas 2024

Where: The Walmart AMP, Rogers 

When: Thursday, July 4, beginning at 7 p.m. 

Details: The City of Rogers will be hosting its 4th of July fireworks display as part of the Fireworks Spectacular. Launching from Mercy Trailhead, this display will be visible for most of Rogers and will begin at 9:20 p.m. Rogers residents may also get four free lawn tickets per household. Click here for more information. 

 

Holiday Cookout and Outdoor Games

Where: 400 Gateway Grove Loop, Little Rock

When: Thursday, July 4, beginning at 2 p.m. 

Details: Join Central Arkansas Harley Owners Group for its Holiday Cookout this July 4. Hot dogs and burgers will be served, and this event is only open to Central Arkansas HOG, the official Harley-Davidson riding group. Click here for more information. 

 

2nd Annual Veterans Appreciation Day 

Where: Paragould Farmers’ Market, Paragould

When: Thursday, July 4, beginning at 8 a.m. 

Details: Paragould’s 2nd Annual Veterans Appreciation Day is sponsored by Glen Sain Dealerships and presented by local veteran organizations. This event is free and open to the public and will include a car, truck and bike show, information for veterans and families, live music, food trucks, and a vendor market. Click here for more information. 

 

Mansfield 4th of July 

Where: Mansfield High School, Mansfield

When: Thursday, July 4, beginning at 5 p.m. 

Details: Mansfield Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its 4th of July Celebration starting at 5 p.m. The fire department will be providing hot dogs, chips, nachos, pickles and drinks, and guests can enjoy snow cones and other vendors. Tickets for prize giveaways will also be available. Click here for more information.

 

July 4th Fun and Games Day

Where: Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton 

When: Thursday, July 4, beginning at 8 a.m. 

Details: Petit Jean State Park will be celebrating July 4th the “old-fashioned” way this Independence Day. Guests will be able to enjoy several family-oriented games, contests and other activities from 8 p.m. – 5 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Click here for more information. 

 

78th Annual 4th of July Picnic 

Where: Caraway City Hall, Caraway 

When: Thursday, July 4, beginning at 9 a.m. 

Details: Caraway Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting its 4th of July Picnic, with the parade starting at 9 a.m. This event will be filled with food, fun and entertainment and will end with the Fireworks Show. Click here for more information. 

 

Independence Day Fireworks on Lake Hamilton

Where: Highway 7 South Bridge, Hot Springs

When: Thursday, July 4, beginning at dark 

Details: Head to Hot Springs for its Annual Independence Day Fireworks over Lake Hamilton. This free event is open to the public, and fireworks will be synced with music on the radio station 97.5 FM US97 Country. Click here for more information. 

 

Annual 4th of July Celebration & Firework Show 

Where: Ward Sports Complex, Ward

When: Thursday, July 4, beginning at 5:30 p.m. 

Details: The City of Ward will be hosting its July 4th Celebration with vendors, opening ceremonies, food trucks, live music, waterslides, carnival rides and a fireworks display. Click here for more information. 

 

Firecracker Fast 5K

Where: Little Rock

When: 7:30 a.m. Thursday, July 4

Details: Start the holiday off with a bang with the Firecracker Fast 5K, a tradition nearly 50 years in the making that takes runners through the heart of Little Rock along scenic Kavanaugh Boulevard and past the Little Rock Zoo and War Memorial Stadium. Click here for more information.

 

The Mayor’s 4th of July Celebration 

Where: Harry E. Kelley Park, Fort Smith 

When: Thursday, July 4, beginning at 5 p.m. 

Details: The Mayor’s 4th of July Celebration will take place at 121 Riverfront Dr. in Fort Smith. This family-friendly event will include free transportation, giveaways, food trucks, live entertainment and the largest fireworks display in the region. Fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m. Click here for more information. 

 

United We Stand: Fourth of July Celebration

Where: Searcy Event Center, Searcy 

When: Thursday, July 4, beginning at 6 p.m. 

Details: Searcy Beats & Eats’ 4th Annual United We Stand Festival will take place this July 4. As one of the state’s largest Independence Day celebrations, this event will feature live performances headlined by Midnight South, food from various food trucks, a fun zone and fireworks, which will begin at the end of the night. Click here for more information. 

 

Freedom Fest Conway 2024

Where: Beaverfork Lake Park

When: Wednesday, July 3, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Details: Enjoy live music, food trucks, fun and, of course, fireworks at dark! Click here for more information.

 

Sidewalk Chalk Contest – July 4th Weekend 

Where: Mississippi River State Park Visitor Center, Marianna 

When: Thursday, July 4 – Saturday, July 6

Details: Aspiring artists and doodlists of any age are encouraged to participate in this year’s sidewalk chalk contest at the visitor center or campsite. Judging will begin Saturday at 3 p.m. with contest winners announced Sunday morning. Winners will receive a special prize. Click here for more information. 

 

Let Freedom Soar 

Where: Little Rock Zoo

When: Thursday, July 4 – Sunday, July 7 

Details: Let Freedom Soar this July 4th weekend at the Little Rock Zoo. Perfect for the entire family, this event will offer the opportunity to meet your favorite animals, engage in keeper chats, explore Dragon Kingdom and more. The prices of special events are included with the cost of admission. Click here for more information. 

 

23rd Annual Fireworks 

Where: Beaver Lake – 9484 Simrell Drive, Garfield 

When: Friday, July 5, beginning at dark 

Details: Ventris Trail’s End Resort will host one of the region’s largest firework displays this Friday evening, visible by boat only. Just south of marker “8” on Beaver Lake, guests should follow the banners. Click here for more information. 

 

Lost Bridge Village Independence Day Celebration Parade, BBQ & Fireworks 

Where: 11636 Dogwood St., Garfield 

When: Friday, July 5, beginning at 4:30 p.m. 

Details: Join Lost Bridge Village for its Independence Day Festivities, including the Patriotic Spirit Parade, a cookout, entertainment and a fireworks display starting at dusk. Click here for more information. 

 

July 5th Holiday Island Independence Day Hurrah

Where: Holiday Island Recreation Center, Holiday Island 

When: Friday, July 5, beginning at 6 p.m. 

Details: Celebrate the 4th of July at the Second Annual Holiday Island Independence Day Hurrah. Live music, concessions, family activities, food and drink vendors and more will be offered. The fireworks display will begin at dusk. Click here for more information. 

 

Fireworks Extravaganza 

Where: Sandy Beach, Heber Springs 

When: Saturday, July 6, beginning at 10 a.m.  

Details: The 2024 Fireworks Extravaganza will take place on Saturday on the shores of Greers Ferry Lake. Food vendors will open at noon, and live music will begin at 7 p.m. Fireworks will light the skies above the lake starting at 9:30 p.m. Click here for more information. 

 

4th Annual Independence Day Celebration 

Where: Japton Community Park, Japton 

When: Saturday, July 6, beginning at 5 p.m. 

Details: The Japton Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting its 4th Annual Independence Celebration, complete with burgers, hot dogs, pulled pork and other menu items for purchase. Live music, games, water activities and a free fireworks display will begin at dark. All proceeds will benefit the Japton Community Park and the Japton Fire Department. Click here for more information. 

 

Independence Day Firework Celebration 

Where: Aubrey Tapley Park, Mena 

When: Saturday, July 6, beginning at 5 p.m. 

Details: Mena Advertising & Promotion Commission will be hosting its annual Independence Day Fireworks Celebration on the Saturday after the 4th of July. This event is open to the public and will feature bouncy houses, concessions, youth firefighter games and more. Fireworks will begin around 9:30 p.m. Click here for more information. 

 

If you know about a 4th of July celebration and don’t see it on the list, make sure to let us know at press@aymag.com! AY About You will edit this article with updates.

 

Previously held events:

 

City of Elkins Annual Fireworks Display

Where: Bunch Park, Elkins 

When: Friday, June 28, beginning at 8 p.m. 

Details: The Elkins Fire Belles will be hosting its annual fireworks show the last Friday in June. Concessions will be open from 5 p.m. to dusk, and this event is sponsored by the International Association of Lions Club. Click here for more information. 

 

Fireworks at the Crosses 

Where: Cross Church Pinnacle Hills, Rogers

When: Sunday, June 30, beginning at 5 p.m. 

Details: The Annual Fireworks at the Crosses will take place at Cross Church’s Pinnacle Hills Campus. Featuring a patriotic celebration, this event will include live music, food trucks, outdoor baptisms and fireworks beginning at dark. Click here for more information. 

 

Let Freedom Ring

Where: First Baptist Church, Highfill

When: Sunday, June 30, beginning at 7 p.m. 

Details: Join First Baptist Highfill for its 3rd Annual Let Freedom Ring celebration. Admission is free, and guests can enjoy live music, inflatables, food vendors and more. Fireworks will begin at dark. Click here for more information. 

 

Freedom Fest – 2024 

Where: Discover Church, Pea Ridge

When: Sunday, June 30, beginning at 6 p.m. 

Details: Join Discover Church for its annual Freedom Fest, hosted by area churches. This event is free and has something for all ages to enjoy. Click here for more information or to register. 

 

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