FLYER GUIDE: Where to watch fireworks in Northwest Arkansas in 2013

Photo: Steven Young, CC 2.0

It’s almost that time again, Fayetteville. Time to put on your red, white and blue clothing, and your fire-proof gloves and safety goggles, and throw the heck out of some snap and pops.

It’s also the time of year that Fayetteville residents and other Americans begin asking themselves, “Where can I watch some fireworks in Northwest Arkansas this year?”

Since 2009, we at the Flyer have scoured the internets each year 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 your convenience.

Here are the displays we’ve found scheduled throughout the area so far this year. If we discover more, we’ll add those to the list.

As always, if you know of other local fireworks displays that are open to the public, feel free to let us know in the comments.

Happy 4th of July, everyone.

Sunday, June 30 2013

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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Wednesday, 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: 9:30 p.m.
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City of Rogers Fireworks Display
Where: Veterans Park
What: Fireworks display, watermelon, food and drink vendors, and more
Time: 6:30 pm – 9 p.m.
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Thursday, July 4th

Uptown Fayetteville Freedom Fireworks Display
Where: Northwest Arkansas Mall
What: Daytime activities include a fashion show and an ice cream eating contest inside the mall. Boom Kinetic! will perform outside the mall beginning at 7 p.m., and a fireworks display will begin at around 9:25 p.m.
Time: Indoor activities begin at 2 p.m. Fireworks start at around 9:25 p.m.
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Fourth at the Field
Where: Arvest Ballpark
What: The NWA Naturals are away on the 4th this year, but there’s a party at Arvest Ballpark anyway. There will be baseball as well, with a game between two teams from the M.I.N.K Collegiate Baseball League, the Joplin Outlaws and the Nevada Griffons Activities set for 5 p.m. Afterwards, the Wes Hart Band will play at 8 p.m., and a fireworks show will start at around 9:05 p.m. Tickets for Fourth at the Field are $8 for adults and $6 for kids 12 and under.
Time: Gates open at 4:45 p.m. Fireworks start at around 8:45 p.m.
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An Evening at Orchards Park – Bentonville
Where: Orchards Park
What: Fireworks display and patriotic music by Breaking Silence and the Arkansas Winds Orchestra.
Time: 7-10 p.m.
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Friday, July 5

12th Annual Ventris Trail’s End Resort Fireworks Display
Where: Ventris Trail’s End Resort
What: Fireworks display, intended to be viewed on a boat from Beaver Lake.
Time: 8 p.m.
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Saturday, July 6

Prairie Creek Marina Firework Display
Where: Prairie Creek Marina
What: Fireworks Display
Time: Dark (around 9 p.m.)
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Rodeo of the Ozarks
Where: Parsons Stadium in Springdale
What: The last day of the 69th Annual Rodeo of the Ozarks. A fireworks display will take place after the rodeo.
Time: Gates at 6 p.m., the rodeo starts at 7:30 p.m., and the fireworks begin after the rodeo.
More info: Rodeo of the Ozarks Facebook page