Where to watch fireworks in Northwest Arkansas + July 2015 Calendar of Events

fireworks at the crossFourth of July holiday events:

Fireworks at the Crosses

8th Annual Fireworks at the Crosses at the Pinnacle Hills Campus, will include a patriotic celebration featuring live music, outdoor baptisms, and fireworks. Lots of food and drink options for purchase.

Date: June 26

Time: 5-10 p.m.

Location: Cross Church, Pinnacle Hills campus, Rogers

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Rodeo of the Ozarks, Springdale

July 1, Rodeo Parade

Fourth of July weekend parade! Join us to observe a patriotic display of cowgirls, floats, bands, entertainment and candy for the kiddos at our Rodeo kick off parade. Beginning at 3:00 pm at the rodeo grounds and proceeding west through downtown Springdale. To win monetary prizes by participating in the float contest, find the rules and entry forms available online.

July 1 – 4    71st Annual Rodeo of the Ozarks

With 71 years of proud tradition, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to see some of the roughest and toughest cowboys and cowgirls from all around in one of the Top 5 Largest Outdoor Rodeos in the U.S! Gates open at 6:00 pm. Mutton Bustin’ begins at 6:30. Rodeo begins at 7:30 pm.

July 4   Rodeo Parade

What is red, white, and blue and makes lots of noise? Our Fourth of July weekend parade! Join us to observe a patriotic display of cowgirls, floats, bands, entertainment and candy for the kiddos at our Rodeo parade. Begins at 10:00 am beginning at the rodeo grounds and proceeding west through downtown Springdale.

The last day of the 71st Annual Rodeo of the Ozarks. A fireworks display will take place after the rodeo.
Gates at 6 p.m., the rodeo starts at 7 p.m., and the fireworks begin after the rodeo.

NWA Mall kids’ activities/ fireworks on Friday, July 3rd

Uptown Fayetteville Freedom Fireworks, NWA Mall

7- 9 pm: Free Family Activities. Concert by Boom Kinetic in the upper JCPenney parking lot. Inflatables Outside. Activities Inside. Fireworks Display will be at approx. 9:25pm. *Rain date: Sunday, July 5th

Date: July 3

Time: 7-9 p.m. free kids’ activities (inflatables outside, activities inside) and the fireworks start around 9:25 p.m.

Location: NWA Mall, Fayetteville

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Freedom on the Hill

Christian Life Cathedral and KLRC invites you to a family-friendly celebration that includes food, inflatable water slides, activities for children, a horseshoe tournament. Then you can watch the Northwest Arkansas Mall fireworks.

Date: July 3

Time: 6-9:30 p.m.

Location: Christian Life Cathedral, 1285 Millsap Rd., Fayetteville

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Celebrate Prairie Grove!

The third annual Celebrate Prairie Grove celebration will be held Friday July 3rd beginning at 7   pm at the Prairie Grove Aquatic Park. The pool will be open free to the public, hot dogs and treats will be provided, and the evening will be capped off with a fireworks celebration.

Date: July 3rd

Time: Starts at 7 p.m., fireworks at dusk

Location: Prairie Grove Aquatic Park

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Fireworks Spectacular featuring SoNA

The Walmart AMP and the city of Rogers are presenting a brand new July 4th Fireworks Spectacular this year featuring a patriotic concert by the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA). SoNA, under the musical direction of Paul Haas, will present a concert celebrating both the beauty and grandeur of America as well as honoring those who have served in our nation’s armed forces. The program will include beloved music like “The Stars and Stripes Forever,” “Overture of “William Tell,” “Bugler’s Holiday,” an Armed Forces Salute and so much more! The uplifting and celebratory concert will lead right into the City of Roger’s beautiful fireworks show. FIREWORKS begin at 9:30. A musical salute will be broadcast on KIX 104 to accompany the fireworks. Blankets are welcome, no chairs.

ALSO at the AMP on July 4th, City of Rogers Family Fair:

You and your family can enjoy inflatables, games, hydration stations (provided by Kendrick Fincher Hydration for Life), free watermelon (provided by Regions Bank), face painting and more! You don’t need a ticket to attend the City of Rogers Family Fair.

In the north parking lot of the Walmart AMP
Free and open to the public!

NOTE: For this show, ticket holders will be able to go back and forth between the Family Fair outside the Amp and the Amp (normally re-entry is not allowed).

Date: July 4

Time: For fireworks spectacular, gates open at 6 p.m., music starts at 8 p.m.

Location: Walmart Amp, Rogers

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4th at the Field, NWA Naturals

The Northwest Arkansas Naturals and The Walmart Museum will be partnering on 4th at the Field at Arvest Ballpark on Saturday, July 4.  In addition to the fireworks show, 4th at the Field will include an exhibition baseball game between two teams from the M.I.N.K Collegiate Baseball League, the Joplin Outlaws and the Nevada Griffons, which will begin at 6:35 p.m. Gates will open to the public at 5:30 p.m. for the special event and the Naturals will have Kansas City Royals Kid Zone passes available for purchase for the four inflatables located down the left field concourse.  The Kids Train, Speed Pitch, and the Bella Vista POA 5-hole Mini Golf Course will also be open throughout the game. The Arvest Ballpark concessions stands will be selling food and beverage throughout the night and ALL seating is General Admission within the seating bowl. Following the exhibition game, the Fireworks Spectacular will start at approximately 9:05 p.m. to conclude the night.

4th at the Field w Walmart Museum LogoTickets for 4th at the Field are $9 for adults and $3 for kids 12 and under. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the Arvest Ballpark Box Office, at www.nwanaturals.com, or by calling our toll free ticket hotline at (877) 444-2637.

Date: July 4th

Time: See event info in italics above

Location: Arvest Ballpark

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An Evening at Orchards Park, Bentonville

Entertainment  will be 19-year-old singer Kaylee Rutland first, then the Arkansas Winds Orchestra. Concessions will be available. Fireworks start around 9:30 p.m.

Date: Saturday, July 4

Time: 7-10 p.m.

Location: Orchards Park

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Devil’s Den State Park Games, West Fork

Join us as we celebrate the 40th year of the Devil’s Den Games! Enjoy a fun filled family day of horseshoes, softball, parades, and much more. Top it all off with homemade ice cream! Make your plans early and plan to join us for a July 4th celebration your family won’t soon forget! 

Date: July 4

Time: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Location: Devil’s Den

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July events in NWA:

Special Event Thursdays at the Springdale Public Library

Thursdays, 10 am:

July 2 – Tommy Terrific’s Wacky Magic

July 9 – Weather Wise with Dan Skoff

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Opera in the Ozarks

Opera in the Ozarks, an annual summer musical summer music festival featuring emerging opera professionals from across the country, celebrates its 65th anniversary season from June 19-July 17 with 22 performances and a trio of operas that are sure to entertain. This year’s featured operas include Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata, Gioacchino Rossini’s La Cenerentola (Cinderella), and Jacques Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann. 19 performances will take place at Inspiration Point in Eureka Springs and three performances will be hosted at the Arend Arts Center in Bentonville. Tickets are $20 and $25 and may be purchased online here or by calling 479.253.8595. Visit www.opera.org for season details.

Date: Now through July 17

Time: Varies

Location: Varies

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5th Annual Fleur Delicious Weekend, Eureka Springs

Eureka Springs is excited to announce that they are once again throwing the exciting Fleur Delicious Weekend.. This event is a French-themed celebration in which restaurants, bars, art galleries, boutiques, spas and music venues participate in French-inspired indulgences. Fleur Delicious Weekend (FDW) is an event that treats all the senses, including sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch.. The celebration will take place in the historic village of Eureka Springs.

Date: Tuesday, July 7, through Sunday, July 12

Time: Varies

Location: Varies

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Dive-In Movies at Wilson Pool: The Lego Movie

The witty and satirical family comedy that brought you the Grammy and Oscar nominated song “Everything is Awesome,” dares the ordinary to be amazing when everyday construction worker Emmet Brickowoski is thought to be the prophesied chosen one to take down the tyrannical President Business. Break the mold with Fayetteville Parks and Recreation and Fayetteville Firefighters Association and join us for the Dive-In Movie, “The Lego Movie.”

Date: July 17

Time: 7:15 pm

Location: Wilson Pool, Fayetteville

Play it Forward Concert Series at The Walmart Museum

play it forwardThe admission fee is only $5 and all ticket proceeds will go towards the hosting nonprofit for that concert.

Saturday, July 18: Blues and rock with Fayetteville native, David Starr on Saturday, July 18th, at 6:30 pm in the Walmart World Room at The Walmart Museum. Tickets are $5 with proceeds benefiting Open Avenues. Doors open at 6. Tickets can be purchased in advance:

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Saturday, August 22: Piedmont blues with Little Joe McLerran on Saturday, August 22nd, at 6:30 pm in the Walmart World Room at The Walmart Museum. Tickets are $5 with proceeds benefiting the Ozarks Blues Society. Doors open at 6.

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firefly fling

Firefly Fing

Firefly Fling: The Summer Festival for Families returns to the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks on Saturday, July 18 from 6 to 10 p.m. This year’s festival features some of Firefly‘s popular traditions as well as exciting new adventures and entertainment. New Firefly directors Dani Dingman and Jules Taylor are planning another fantastic festival. Admission will be $7 for adults; $4 for children over 3; 3 and under free. At the gate admission will be $9 for adults; $5 for children over 3; 3 and under free.

Date: July 18

Time: 6-10 p.m.

Location: Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, Fayetteville

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frozen at the jones center

Special Family Ice Skating Event, The Jones Center

Join the characters of Once Upon a Party in Northwest Arkansas on the Jones Center’s Ice Arena for a magical afternoon. Come dressed as your favorite character from the movie Frozen. $3 per person, no cost for ice skates rental.

Date: July 25

Time: Noon to 3 p.m.

Location: The Jones Center, Springdale

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