Fourth of July Celebrations in the Arkansas River Valley

Jill M. Rohrbach

What are your plans for celebrating the Fourth of July? If you don’t have any yet, there are tons of events going on throughout the River Valley. Check ‘em out:

River Valley

Independence Day Four Days Of Fun; July 1 – July 4; Dardanelle

Event Details: This week features recreational games, kids’ crafts, and nature programs. Bring your family out, and join us for some fun! Contact the park for a detailed schedule.

Exact Location:
Admission: Free


4th of July Fireworks Display; July 2; Paris

Event Details: 9:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Paris Area Chamber of Commerce.

Exact Location: Eagle Field, 2000 East Wood Street
Admission: Free


35th annual 4th of July; July 2 – July 3; Fairfield Bay

Event Details: Patriotic Parade on the 2nd and fireworks on the 3rd.

Exact Location: Village Mall
Admission: Free


Mayor’s July 3rd Celebration; July 3; Alma

Event Details: Fireworks at dark and late night swim at the Alma Aquatic Park. Food vendors and entertainment.

Exact Location: Alma Aquatic Park
Admission: Free


July 4th Fun & Games Day; July 4; Morrilton

Event Details: Join the park staff to celebrate our nation’s birthday. An abundance of activities for families will be offered, including a bicycle parade, water balloon games, and much more. Contact the park for a schedule.

Exact Location: Petit Jean State Park
Admission: Free


4th of July Celebration; July 4; Altus

Event Details: 5-10 p.m. Music, food, sack races, women’s skillet throw, turtle races, fireworks display,

Exact Location: Altus City Park
Admission: Free


“Celebrate Freedom” Fireworks Display; July 4; Booneville

Event Details: Listen to patriotic music and visit with family and friends. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and fireworks begin at dusk.

Exact Location: Bearcat Stadium
Admission: Free


Community Fireworks Display; July 4; Russellville

Event Details: Display begins around 9 p.m. Bring your family and friends or meet new ones while you enjoy this glorious show.

Exact Location: the end of Lock and Dam Road
Admission: $5 per car


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