July 4th Fireworks in Little Rock

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Published Jan 30, 2017

It’s time to celebrate freedom and independence with your kids in Little Rock. That’s right, it’s almost the 4th of July again!

There’s so many great family-friendly Independence Day events happening around Little Rock this year that we’ve decided to help you out by putting together a guide to the best July 4th fireworks in Little Rock, as well as other great celebrations and activities that you can enjoy with your family this Independence Day!

July 4th Little Rock Fireworks, Festivities, and Parades

31st Annual Pops on the River

Where better to celebrate the nation’s independence than the largest 4th of July event in the whole state—the 31st Annual Pops on the River? Bring the whole family to enjoy all the food, the fireworks, the salute to the troops, and music by the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. In it’s 31st year, the annual event has expanded to include more activities, additional hours, bigger fireworks and a larger event site.

Date: July 4, 2014
Time: 12 p.m.–10 p.m.
Location: First Security Amphitheater, Little Rock

Fun on the Fourth

Celebrate and cool off on this 4th of July at Pinnacle Mountain State Park for Fun on the Fourth. Join the park interpreters for a day full of wet and wild games for the whole family. There will be water balloon volleyball, tug-of-water, relay races and more! Contact the park for a detailed schedule

Date: July 4, 2014
Time: 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Location: Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock

Bryantfest 4th of July Celebration

Bryantfest is back this July 3–4. They have fireworks, a splash pad, ziplines, food, carnival rides and more.

Date: July 4, 2014
Time: See listing
Location: Downtown Bryant

Sherwood’s 4th of July Family Celebration

Sherwood’s 4th of July Family Celebration is held in Sherwood Forest and features free food, entertainment, and activities.

Date: July 4, 2014
Time: See listing
Location: Sherwood Forest, Sherwood

Maumelle 4th Fest

The 2014 Maumelle’s 4th Fest features a parade, carnival rides, kid’s games, a concert, and a fireworks display at Lake Willastein. Fireworks start after the band.

Date: July 4, 2014
Time: 4:30 p.m.–10 p.m.; fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Location: Lake Willastein Park, Maumelle

Thunderfest Fourth of July Celebration and Festival

Celebrate Independence Day with two days filled with fun activities like the kids’ zone, talent competition, BMX stunt show, boat parade, and helicopter airshow. The 1st day of the Thunderfest Fourth of July Celebration and Festival will end with the largest fireworks show in Arkansas and the 2nd day will be all about the kids and live concerts.

Date: July 4, 2014
Time: See listing
Location: Cherokee Village and Lake Thunderbird

Other Activities and Events

Frontier 4th of July at Historic Arkasas Museum

Head down to Historic Arkasas Museum to celebrate Independence Day as it was on the Arkansas frontier. The afternoon activities include an old-time patriotic parade, 19th century music and encounters with people from the past. Cheer “huzzah” during a reading of The Declaration of Independence — and watch out for Red Coats, who have nothing good to say about it! Children can walk on stilts and play other pioneer games, and they’ll be invited to take up brooms and wooden rakes to train with the militia. They will also have the opportunity to create flags, streamers and signs to use in the parade. All activities are free and open to the public.

Date: July 4, 2014
Time: 2 p.m.–4 p.m.; parade at 3 p.m.
Location: Historic Arkansas Museum, Little Rock

Free Day at the Clinton Pesidential Library

The Clinton Presidential Library will be celebrating Independence Day with free admission all day long.

Date: July 4, 2014
Time: All day
Location: Clinton Presidential Library, Little Rock

Arkansas Outdoor Photographers Club PHOTO OPs: Little Rock Fireworks

If you consider yourself a shutterbug then here’s a chance for you to join the Arkansas Outdoor Photographers Club this coming Independence Day, on a field trip to snap some amazing shots as the grandest fireworks light up the sky of Little Rock.

Date: July 4, 2014
Time: Night
Location: Downtown Little Rock

Stearns Race Timing Freedom 5K

Stearns Race Timing will be celebrating Independence Day with the Stearns Race Timing Freedom 5K Run & Walk at Craighead Forest Park. The course is partly on the park road but mostly on the gravel trail around the lake. Registration for this event is already ongoing.

Date: July 4, 2014
Time: Night
Location: Craighead Forest Park, Jonesboro

For even more great July 4th ideas make sure to check the events page on ChatterBlock.

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