Calendar of Events: July 2013

Fireworks/Independence Day Events in Northwest Arkansas!

cross6th Annual Fireworks at the Crosses

Date: Sunday, June 30

Time: 5-10 p.m.

Location: The Cross Church at Pinnacle

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Bella Vista Independence Day Fireworks

Date: July 3

Time: 9:30 p.m. (dusk)

Location: Loch Lomond Dam

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City of Rogers Fireworks Display

Date: July 3

Time: 6:30-9 p.m.

Location: Veterans Park

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Freedom Fest at Lokomtion

Come down to Lokomotion (4520 N College Ave Fayetteville) to join us in a night of FREE Family Fun! Live music, free food, bounce houses and much more! Join us to benefit LifeSource and Youth Missions from Trinity Fellowship.

Date: July 3

Time: 7-10 p.m.

Location: Lokomotion, Fayetteville

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bottle rocketsAn Evening at Orchards Park – Bentonville

Date: July 4

Time: 7-10 p.m.

Location: Orchards Park

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Uptown Fayetteville Freedom Fireworks Display

Daytime activities include a fashion show and an ice cream eating contest inside the mall. Boom Kinetic! and Singing Men of Arkansas will perform outside the mall beginning at 6 p.m., and a fireworks display will begin at around 9:15 p.m.

Festivities will feature:

Indoor Sidewalk Sale – July 3 – 4 (Common Areas)

Summer Fashion Show – 2 p.m. (Center Court)

Ice Cream Eating Contest –  Afternoon, following the Fashion Show (Center Court)

Performance by Boom! Kinetic  7 p.m. until dark  (Upper JCPenney parking lot – top of Mall Avenue)

(Best Viewing:  The Upper and Lower JCPenney Lot and the Sears Lot)

Date: July 4

Time: Varies

Location: Northwest Arkansas Mall

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Fourth at the Field Fireworks Spectacular, NWA Naturals

The Naturals have added even more to the event while still making sure to put on the largest July 4th fireworks show in all of Northwest Arkansas. Gates will open at 4:45pm, numerous inflatables will be available all around the concourse as well as three additional courtesy of the Coca-Cola Family Fun Festival, our concessions stands will be open all throughout the night and an exhibition baseball game between two teams from the M.I.N.K Collegiate Baseball League, the Joplin Outlaws and the Nevada Griffons, will begin at 5pm. Following the ballgame, the Wes Hart Band is scheduled to perform live for an hour from 8-9pm with our Fireworks Spectacular starting at approximately 9:05pm to conclude the night.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for kids 12 and under. Seating for this special event is general admission and one ticket will get you into all of the action. Tickets can be purchased at the Arvest Ballpark Box Office, online at, or by calling our toll free ticket hotline at (877) 444-2637.

Date: Thursday, July 4

Time: 4:45 p.m.

Location: Arvest Ballpark

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38th Annual Devil’s Den Games

Celebrate this special American holiday by making unforgettable memories! Devil’s Den State Park will be hosting family fun events like a horseshoe toss, egg toss, kids’ obstacle course, softball tournament, patriotic parade, and ice cream making. So grab your spoon and sack-race partner for an explosive day of fun! 

Date: July 4

Time: Varies

Location: Devil’s Den State Park, West Fork

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Turpentine Creek’s 16th Annual Independence Day Celebration

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge will hold it’s 16th annual Independence Day celebration Thursday, July 4, from 7:30 p.m. to midnight with an awesome fireworks display, concessions, and live entertainment featuring the Skillet Lickers. The refuge requests a per-car donation which can be applied to a 2013 Family Membership pass.

Date: July 4

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Eureka Springs

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12th Annual Ventris Trail’s End Resort Fireworks Display

Be awed when you fireworks 2watch the thousands of fireworks light up the night’s sky, while listening to patriotic music. This show is to be seen by boat only. Just South of marker “8” on Beaver Lake. You will see the banners.

Date: Friday, July 5

Time: 8 p.m.

Location: Ventris Trail’s End Resort

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69th Annual Rodeo of the Ozarks

Date: Saturday, July 3-6 (fireworks will be on Saturday, July 6, after 7 p.m. rodeo)

Time: Varies

Location: Parsons Stadium

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Prairie Creek Marina and Cabela’s Firework Display

Date: Saturday, July 6

Time: Dark (around 9 p.m.)

Location: Prairie Creek Marina

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July Events:

Opera in the Ozarks Presents Cinderella

The amazing cast from Opera in the Ozarks brings the fairy tale to life. Introduce your family to opera with these talented artists.

Date: July 3

Location: Fayetteville Public Library

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First Friday Flicks at Lawrence Plaza, Bentonville

Date: July 5

Time: Sunset at Lawrence Plaza First Friday of each month:

  • July 5 – The Lorax
  • August 2 – Dolphin Tale
  • September 6 – The Express
  • October 4 – Hotel Transylvania

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University Baptist Church Summer Music Camp (Summer Camp)

Join in with children all over the Northwest Arkansas community in this week-long, gospel-centered camp! Children will learn a musical in a week (this year’s musical is Esther-Ordinary Faith) and perform it Friday night of camp week (July 12th at 6pm). Activities include singing, acting, dancing, crafts, snacks, games and meeting new friends! The cost is $25 for one child, $40 for two and $60 for three or more. Sign ups will be available at

Date: July 8-12

Time: 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Location: 333 West Maple Street, Fayetteville, AR 72701

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Kanakuk Kampout at Mt. Sequoyah Conference Center (Summer Camp)

Day Camp Adventure hosted by Central United Methodist Church in Fayetteville. 5 days of life-changing fun for kids age 5-12. Staffed by professional Kanakuk staff. Features climbing wall and zipline!Register at

kanakukDate: July 8-12

Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Location: Mt. Sequoyah Conference Center, Fayetteville

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Farmer Jason performance, FPL

Farmer Jason has performed several thousand concerts in venues ranging from rural fairs on the Alaskan tundra to posh European performance halls. The highly acclaimed live show involves sing-alongs, dancing, and discussions about nature appreciation, ecology, and farm animals. Farmer Jason performs solo with just his acoustic guitar (no backing track gimmickry), which adds to the spontaneous, high energy nature of his concerts. Farmer Jason draws his musical influences from folk, country, and rock ‘n’ roll with a dash of DIY punk rock.

Date: July 10

Time: 1 p.m.

Location: Fayetteville Public Library

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Beach Bingo Bash to benefit the Elizabeth Richardson Center (Fundraiser)

The Elizabeth Richardson Center is celebrating 50 years of enhancing the lives of individuals with disabilities in Northwest Arkansas. Join us for a night of casual fun to benefit this amazing organization. Enjoy dinner, live music, and Bingo. For tickets or sponsorship information, contact Kate Lunsford at (479) 872-1800 or Purchase tickets online at

Date: July 12

Time: 6:30-10:00 PM

Location: UARK Bowl 644 W. Dickston St., Fayetteville

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Firefly Fling, Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

The annual Firefly Fling is Saturday, July 13th. This year’s entertainment will include Still on the Hill, Shaky Bugs, Fairy Willow, Night Blossom and Merrily Spins. Other activities around the Garden will include activity stations by Cox Communications, Crystal Bridges, Ozark Natural Science Center and others. The grand finale will include the beautiful lantern launch.

Tickets are $8 for individuals; family of 4, $7 each; groups of 6 or more, $6 each.

Date: July 13

Time: 6-10 p.m.

Location: Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

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Wild Goose Chase Puppet Theatre

Poetry springs hilariously to life as soon as expressive shadow puppets hit the screen. In A Wild Goose Chase!, puppeteer Matt Sandbank takes the audience to a world filled with dancing pants, lovesick witches, mischievous spaceships and many more whimsical images with his handmade puppets.

Date: July 17

Time: 1-2 p.m.

Location: Fayetteville Public Library

The AMP, Summerland Tour 2013

SummerlandTNEWAlternative Guitars Starring Everclear, Live, Filter, Sponge

Date: July 24

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: AMP at the Fairgrounds

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Family Concert with 3 Penny Acre

Local folk band 3 Penny Acre will tune up their acoustic instruments for a family concert performed in the children’s library. The band’s ozark sound has been described as universally appealing by critics, with great attention paid to lyrics and harmonies. The band’s familar sound should appeal to both children and adults alike. The concert is free and open to the public. To learn more about the band, visit their website.

Date: July 25

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Location: Fayetteville Public Library

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Trout Fishing in America

Four-time Grammy nominees Trout Fishing in America will be bringing their infectious brand of music to the library for children and adults alike to enjoy.  The duo has been performing in the area for over two decades, singing both humorous and touching songs.

The concert is free and open to the public.  For more information on the band, visit their official website.

Date: July 31

Time: 2 p.m.

Location: Fayetteville Public Library

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