Where to See Fireworks + Events: Fourth of July in Northwest Arkansas, 2017

Fireworks and July 4th Events 2017, Northwest Arkansas

There’s no shortage of things to do in Northwest Arkansas to celebrate the July 4th holiday!

Grand Savings Bank, Northwest ArkansasBelow is the big list of where to watch fireworks plus other fun Independence Day-related things to do in NWA.

If you’d like to keep a copy of this list on your fridge, in your purse or on your phone for reference, CLICK HERE to see the printable version.

This handy printable is sponsored by Grand Savings Bank, Your Community Bank with locations in Rogers {Pleasant Grove}; Rogers {Hudson Road}; Bentonville; Gentry; Siloam Springs; Decatur; and Gravette {Fall 2017}.

NOTE: If you’re also planning a fireworks show at home, you can get a discount on fireworks at the Pinnacle Fireworks tent (located near the intersection of Interstate 49 and Don Tyson Parkway, close to the Walmart Neighborhood Market.) The tent opens on June 28th. Just ask for the “Motherlode Mama” discount when you check out. Here’s a link to the Pinnacle Fireworks Facebook page, in case you need a map or directions on how to get there.

Area Fireworks Shows + patriotic events

Saturday, June 24th:

Rodeo of the Ozarks Fireworks

Fireworks happen on the last day of the Rodeo of the Ozarks (the rodeo runs June 21-24). On the 24th, a parade kicks things off at 3 p.m. It starts at Parsons Stadium and runs downtown Springdale. At 6 p.m., rodeo gates open and pre-rodeo events begin. The Rodeo of the Ozarks begins at 7:30 p.m. Crowning of the 2017 Miss Rodeo of the Ozarks and fireworks will follow after the rodeo.

Date: June 24th

Time: See in description above

Location: Parsons Stadium, Springdale

More info: Click here

Tuesday, June 27:

Red, White and Blooms Concert, BGO

The Arkansas Winds Community Concert Band will entertain guests with the “Red, White & Blooms” patriotic performance on the Great Lawn of the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks. This kicks off the FREE summer concert series at BGO. Wear your patriotic gear as we celebrate America and pay tribute to our military families. All concerts are family friendly and FREE to the public. Lawn chairs and picnics are welcome or enjoy food & drink from local food trucks. Consider riding your bike with b-parking on the Tyson terrace. Please leave your furry friends at home.

Date: Tuesday, June 27

Time: 7-9 p.m.

Location: Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, Fayetteville

More info: Click here

red white and bloom, Bontaical Garden of the Ozarks 2017

Friday, June 30

City of Elkins Fireworks

The event will include music and concessions available by the Elkins Lions Club. Fireworks to follow. Bring lawn chairs or blankets.

Date: June 30

Time: Activities start at 7 p.m., fireworks to follow

Location: Bunch City Park, Elkins

More info: Click here

Saturday, July 1:

Ventris Trail’s End Resort Fireworks Show

The fireworks are choreographed to music and the show is best seen by boat as it’s projected toward the lake for an incredible effect caused by the reflection from the water. The location is just South of marker “8″ on Beaver Lake, just look for the banners. The display is their way of saying “thank you” to our troops, those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, the community, and all the volunteers that helped to put on the show.

Date: July 1

Time: Dark

Location: Ventris Trail’s End Resort, Beaver Lake

More info: Click here

5th Annual Celebrate Prairie Grove

The event includes free swimming at the aquatic center, free food, drinks, snacks, and inflatables. Capped off around 9:30 p.m. with a fireworks display.

Date: July 1

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: At the baseball fields in Rieff Park (by Prairie Grove Aquatic Park)

More info: Click here

Eureka Springs' Birthday Stroll, 2017

Eureka Springs Happy Birthday Stroll

The Eureka Springs Historical Museum will host this fun-filled historical event on Saturday, July 1st, and Sunday, July 2nd, from 5-8 pm. Tours will leave the parking lot every 30 minutes, with tours lasting one hour. The event will focus on the “upper loop” of Eureka Springs. A historical character will be featured outside each home or landmark giving a brief summary of the significance of the structure pertaining to the history of Eureka Springs, and the people who resided or worked there.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children 9 and under. Ticket price includes the stroll, with birthday cake and ice cream at the end. Live music will also be provided for entertainment. Limited tickets will be available the day of the stroll, so please plan to purchase in advance.

Date: July 1-2

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Location: Eureka Springs (starting at the Community Center)

More info: Click here

Sunday, July 2:

Prairie Creek Marina Fireworks

Prairie Creek Marina fireworks
Prairie Creek Marina fireworks

Many people take their boats out on the water to watch these fireworks, but you can still see the show from nearby. One option is to watch them from your car at Corps of Engineers Park.

The Corps charges $5 per car for day use fee. We’ve also been told that you can see them from the Highway 12 bridge area and also at the top of the hill from the Marina (basically across from the Beaver Lake Lodge). For food options, JJ’s on the Lake is at the Marina.

Date: July 2

Time: At dark, 9 or 9:30 p.m.

Location: Prairie Creek Marina, Rogers

More info: Click here

Fireworks at the Crosses

The 10th Annual Fireworks at the Crosses will be at the Pinnacle Hills Campus in Rogers. Invite your friends and family to join the entire Cross Church family on Sunday, July 2. We will have a patriotic celebration featuring live music, outdoor baptisms, and fireworks. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Date: July 2

Time: 5-10 p.m.

Location: Cross Church, Rogers

More info: Click here

4th of July Fireworks, Eureka Springs’ Lake Leatherwood Park

Spend the day swimming, hiking, paddling or just hanging out at the park. Concessions will be available. Free shuttles will be running to and from the lake. Fireworks at dark.

Date: July 2

Time: See above

Location: Lake Leatherwood Park, Eureka Springs

More info: Click here

Monday, July 3:

The Great American Blast, NWA Naturals

This is the first of a two-night event that accompanies Naturals’ home games against the San Antonio Missions (Double-A San Diego Padres) with both games scheduled for a 6:35 p.m. first pitch. GAB features a post-game Fireworks Spectacular following the game.

Date: July 3

Time: 6:35 p.m.

Location: Arvest Ballpark

More info: Click here

Tuesday, July 4th:

The Great American Blast Finale, NWA Naturals

This is the second of a two-night event which accompanies Naturals’ home games against the San Antonio Missions (Double-A San Diego Padres). Scheduled for a 6:35 p.m. first pitch. Fireworks finale!

Date: July 4th

Time: Game starts at 6:35 p.m., fireworks to follow

Location: Arvest Ballpark

More info: Click here

4th of July Spectacular, Walmart AMP

Fireworks at the AMPThe Walmart AMP will present the annual 4th of July Spectacular featuring the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) under the direction of Paul Haas on Tuesday, July 4. Celebrate the holiday with a patriotic concert, fireworks sponsored by the city of Rogers, and fun activities for the whole family. Walmart AMP gates open at 6 p.m. Music starts at 7:30 p.m. and ends with a 15-minute firework display at 9:15 pm. Advance ticket prices range from $3 to $35.

Directly before the concert (5pm-8pm), you’re also invited to enjoy FREE festivities for families in the Unilever/Kimberly-Clark parking lot located west of the Walmart AMP. This family-friendly event is sponsored by the City of Rogers and features games, food and family fun … plus, FREE watermelon provided by Regions Bank.

Date: July 4th

Time: See above

Location: The Walmart Amp, Rogers

More info: Click here

An Evening at Orchards Park

Bentonville Parks and Recreation invites the public to attend the Annual Evening at Orchards Park-Bentonville’s 4th of July Fireworks Celebration. Join the City of Bentonville on Monday, July 4th as they celebrate our Nation’s Independence at Orchards Park. Music will begin at 7 P.M. At approximately 9:30 p.m., the fireworks show will start. Concessions will be available.

Date: July 4

Time: Dark

Location: Orchards Park, Bentonville

More info: Click here

Gentry Freedom Fest

fireworks, sparklersThe Freedom Festival promises fun for the entire family during the day and a fireworks display after dark. The event includes music, food, fun and entertainment. Barrett Baber to perform at 7:30 p.m.

Date: July 4

Time: 11 a.m. until fireworks at dusk

Location: Gentry City Park

More info: Click here

Farmington Fireworks Display

Date:  July 4

Time: Dark

Location: Park anywhere on the west side of town. Many people go to the Farmington High School football stadium to watch the show.

More info: Click here

Fire in the Sky – Independence Day Celebration

This event is free. Parking lot opens at 6 p.m. and there will be parachutists, music, concessions and more. Fireworks display will begin at 9:15 p.m. Rain date is Tuesday, July 5.

Date: July 4 (rain date July 5th)

Time: Event starts at 6 p.m., fireworks start at 9:15 p.m.

Location: Siloam Springs Municipal Airport, 4660 Smith Field Drive

More info: Click here

42nd Annual Devil’s Den Games

Free. Meet at the ball field in Camp Area E. Enjoy a fun filled family day of horseshoes, parades, and much more, all topped off with homemade ice cream!

Date: July 4th

Time: Starts at noon

Location: Devil’s Den Park

More info: Click here

If you know of other fireworks displays you’d like for us to add, email us at mamas@nwamotherlode.com!







1 Comment

  1. Can you add this to your list please? 🙂

    Fireworks on the Hill
    July 1, 2017 5:30PM (Fireworks at dark)
    8272 Hwy 282 Alma, AR 72921

    Link to event page:


    Kick off your Independence Day weekend with a BANG! The sky will be lit up with fireworks on Exit 24 on I49 in Alma on Saturday, July 1st starting at 5:30pm.

    A night to honor our service men and women
    Free large inflatables, games, and faceprinting/tattoos for the kids to enjoy
    Several Food trucks/vendors will be onsite ready to serve you! Everything from BBQ and gyros to funnel cakes and fried twinkles, kettle corn, snow cones, etc.
    Live music patriotic performances from our band with guest singer Casey Craig
    Army Nationbal Guard presenting our flag
    We will take a moment to pray for our nation just before the National Anthem is sung under the stars and stripes of our giant American flag
    20+ minute large scale professional fireworks show (at dark) to immediately follow the National Anthem
    $10 onsite parking as well as free parking within 2 blocks
    Make sure to bring your whole crew and a few blanket/chairs to throw out as we join together in this American tradition!

    Event begins at 5:30 PM

    8272 HWY 282 Alma AR 72921

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