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Fireworks, festivities scheduled for Fourth

Posted: July 1, 2014 - 12:38pm
ERIC WHITE STAFF PHOTO  Austin Landon picks out the perfect way to celebrate Independence Day with his dad Brandon Austin on Tuesday at Jake's Fireworks on Highway 64.
ERIC WHITE STAFF PHOTO Austin Landon picks out the perfect way to celebrate Independence Day with his dad Brandon Austin on Tuesday at Jake's Fireworks on Highway 64.

Central Arkansas residents wanting to mark Independence Day with fireworks and other festivities have several options to choose from on Friday.


Fireworks on the Fourth

• Centennial Valley Country Club in Conway will have a fireworks display at dark. The public is invited. Bring chairs or blankets and stake out a spot on the grass behind the clubhouse at 1600 Centennial Club Dr.

• The annual Pops on the River will be at Riverfront Park in Little Rock. Music by the Arkansas Symphony starts at 8:30 p.m., and fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. The free event draws more than 30,000 spectators each year.

Activities begin at noon in the River Market area with a classic car show, shopping, food trucks and entertainment.

• The city of Greenbrier will have fireworks at 9:15 p.m. at the baseball complex at 72 Green Valley Rd.

• The City of Guy will have a Fourth of July celebration starting at 4 p.m. at Guy-Perkins School at 492 Highway 25 North. There will be food, fun and fireworks.

• Mayflower’s Independence Day Celebration will be held July 4 at Patrick Stadium, the high school football field. Gates open at 6 p.m., and fireworks will be at dusk.

Vendors will include Wes’ Sweet Shack, Kona Ice, Jimbo’s Place and Wandering Pig.

Entertainment will include a bounce house, Slip-n-Slide, water hoop, dunking booth, John Deere caterpillar ride, face painting, as well as a performance by the Mayflower cheerleaders.

• Festivities in Maumelle will include a parade at 4:30 p.m., carnival rides, a concert and fireworks at Lake Willastein. Music will start at 8 p.m., followed by fireworks.

Other activities

• The Clinton Presidential Center will have free admission all day on July 4.

• Petit Jean State Park will celebrate Independence Day with a bicycle parade, water balloon games, a kickball game, a foot race, a free guitar concert and more. Fireworks are not permitted in the park.

• The Historic Arkansas Museum, located at 200 E. Third St. in Little Rock, will have free activities Friday from 2-4 p.m., watermelon and lemonade, a parade at 3 p.m., games, music and more.

(Staff writer Rachel Parker Dickerson can be reached by email at rachel.dickerson@thecabin.net or by phone at 505-1236. To comment on this and other stories in the Log Cabin, log on to www.thecabin.net. Send us your news at www.thecabin.net/submit)

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deathandtaxes 07/01/14 - 04:35 pm
Local ordinances?

Does the county allow personal use of fireworks?
Which cities allow/ban them?

bradymccane 07/02/14 - 05:11 am
Pops on the River

The Arkansas Symphony begins playing at 8:30 in Little Rock, not 5:30. Just a typo I'm sure!

Rachel Dickerson
Rachel Dickerson 07/02/14 - 09:51 am

Error corrected. Thanks.
Deathandtaxes, Conway does not allow fireworks in the city limits. I think they're allowed everywhere else.

richweav 07/02/14 - 10:29 am
Kona Ice

Kona Ice will be on hand in Conway at Centennial Valley, in Little Rock at Pops, in Mayflower, and at Lake Willastein in Maumelle. Have a great Independence Day celebration--from your friends at Kona Ice!

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