CARROLL COUNTY -- While some areas in and around Carroll County have cancelled or postponed their fireworks on the Fourth of July, others are still having them, and other Independence Day celebrations will still take place.
The city has cancelled its fireworks but is still having its annual Patriot Day Appreciation at the city park at 4 p.m. Hot dogs, watermelon, water slides for the kids and music will be happening, and everyone is welcome.
The city has cancelled its annual "Fire on the Mountain" display atop Saunders Heights "due to extremely dry conditions," said city officials. "We hope to reschedule the event for later this year if circumstances allow. The City of Berryville would also like to remind everyone to use extreme caution with their personal use of fireworks, and that it is illegal to discharge fireworks within the city limits. As in years past, there will be some tolerance allowed on the Fourth of July holiday; however, discharge of fireworks within the City could possibly lead to a citation issued by the Berryville Police Department."
The Eureka Springs Downtown Network will have events going on over five days in celebration of the city becoming a Main Street Community. On July 4, family friendly activities will go from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with kids' crafts, a water balloon toss, cupcake walk, watermelon seed-spitting contest, a free CICA concert and more. Other events: July 5 -- more activities, local tour information, Where in the World Are You booth and more, from 1 to 4 p.m. July 6 -- "Shopping with a Punch" refreshments and discounts from 4 to 7 p.m. from participating businesses. July 7 -- After Drumming in the Park at 6 p.m., local cocktails and wines will be offered by eating establishments from 8 to 10 p.m. July 8 -- Celebrate Main Street will start with a procession along Spring Street with bands and drums, a gathering in the park, square dancing and an art film festival. For more information, email email@example.com.
"2012 Fire in the Sky" begins at Lake Harrison Park at 9 a.m. with bank-sponsored turtle races. At 10 a.m., the kids' fun zone opens with 11 bounce houses, races, balloon toss, tug of war and canoe rides on Lake Harrison. A tricycle parade begins at 11, frozen T-shirt competition at noon, ice cream-eating competition at 2; and hot wing eating competition at 4. A military tribute begins at 8 p.m. with fireworks at 9 p.m./dusk. Best viewing area is at the levee. A street dance on the square starts at 10 p.m. For more information call Matt Bell at 870-741-1789.
The "Fire & Thunder Fireworks" over Table Rock Lake will be on the Fourth at 9:30 p.m. Fireworks will be shot one mile east of the Shell Knob bridge, at lake level. If it rains, the event will be rescheduled for July 5. This event is free. For more information, call the Chamber of Commerce at 417-858-3300 or find them on Facebook.
The "25th Fire Burst" will be held on Saturday, June 30 from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. by the Table Rock Lake Chamber of Commerce. Vendors, food, kids' activities and live music will be part of the event. Fireworks will be shot near the Kimberling City bridge on Hwy. 13. The event is free but donations are accepted. For more information, contact Allyson at 417-739-2564 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fayetteville and Bentonville have both cancelled their fireworks celebrations for the Fourth, and the city of Springdale was considering doing so at press time.
The Seligman Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Independence Day celebration at the Seligman Community Building on Saturday, July 2. Festivities will begin at 6 p.m.
Some outdoor games have been cancelled, and the food, music and cake walk will be held indoors. Charlie Williams and Friends will provide live musical entertainment throughout the evening.
Attendees should bring their lawn chairs and plan to stay for the fireworks show, which will begin at dark.
For more information, call 417-662-3450.
The Eagle Rock-Golden-Mano Fire Department will hold the Fired Up and Smokin' fireworks show on Wednesday, the Fourth. Fireworks will be shot from a location near the Table Rock Bridge in Eagle Rock.
Area residents are encouraged to come early to enjoy barbecue meals, which will be cooked and served by Eagle Rock-Golden-Mano firefighters and first responders at Station #1, one-quarter mile from the marina on Hwy. 86. Volunteers will begin serving barbecued pulled pork and beef brisket sandwiches with baked beans and coleslaw near the Eagle Rock Marina beginning at 11 a.m.
The Fired Up and Smokin' fireworks show will begin at dark. The display can be viewed from various locations around the Highway 86 Bridge or the Eagle Rock Campground and Marina.
For more information, call Eagle Rock Fire Station #1 at 271-3642.