FLYER GUIDE: Where to watch fireworks in Northwest Arkansas in 2012

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Every year around this time, Fayetteville residents, Northwest Arkansas residents, and other Americans begin asking themselves, “Where can I watch some fireworks this year?”

And every year around this same time, we at the Flyer scour the internets to compile a list of municipalities and private organizations that put on fireworks shows locally, and pull them together in as concise a list as possible for the convenience of those residents.

The displays we’ve found so far for 2012 are below, and if we discover others between now and Independence Day on Wednesday, July 4, we’ll add those to the list. Also, if you know of a local fireworks display that we’ve missed, feel free to let us know in the comments.

Happy 4th of July, everyone.

Sunday, July 1

Fireworks at the Crosses
Where: Cross Church at Pinnacle Hills in Rogers
What: Fireworks display, live music, and food vendors.
Time: 5 p.m.
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Tuesday, July 3

Bella Vista Independence Day Fireworks
Where: Loch Lomond Dam in Bella Vista
What: Fireworks display, sponsored by the City of Bella Vista.
Time: 8 p.m.
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11th Annual Ventris Trail’s End Resort Fireworks Display
Where: Ventris Trail’s End Resort in Rogers
What: Fireworks display, intended to be viewed on a boat from Beaver Lake.
Time: 8 p.m.
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Rogers Fireworks Display
Where: Veterans Park in Rogers
What: Fireworks display
Time: 9 p.m.
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Wednesday, July 4

Uptown Fayetteville Freedom Fireworks Display
Where: Northwest Arkansas Mall in Fayetteville
What: 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.
Time: Indoor activities begin at 2 p.m. Fireworks start at around 9:15 p.m.
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Fourth at the Field
Where: Arvest Ballpark in Springdale
What: The NWA Naturals are away on the 4th this year, but there’s a party at Arvest Ballpark anyway. Activities include inflatables and on-field activities for the kids, live music by Wes Hart Band, and a fireworks show.
Time: Gates open at 5 p.m. Fireworks start at around 8:45 p.m.
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An Evening at Orchards Park
Where: Orchards Park in Bentonville
What: Fireworks display, music from Total Defrag and the Arkansas Winds
Time: 7 p.m.
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Saturday, July 7

Rodeo of the Ozarks
Where Parsons Stadium in Springdale
What: The last day of the 68th Annual Rodeo of the Ozarks. A fireworks display will take place after the rodeo.
Time: Gates at 6 p.m., the rodeo starts at 7:00 p.m., and the fireworks begin after the rodeo.
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