Friday, June 30, 2017

TOP STORY >> Communities hold July 4th celebrations

Jacksonville will host the Big Bang on the Range fireworks show on the Fourth of July at the Jacksonville Shooting Sports Complex, 2800 Graham Road.

Admission and parking are free. Gates open at 6 p.m. with Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. There will be concessions and bounce houses. Attendees should bring blankets and chairs for lawn seating. For more information, call 501-241-2441 or visit

Cabot’s free Fourth of July celebration will be held from 6 till 9 p.m. at the Cabot Sportsplex, 1245 Bill Foster Memorial Highway.

The Steve Hester Band will perform. There will be free parking, bounce houses and concessions.

Sherwood’s Independence Day Family Celebration and fireworks show will be held from 6 till 9 p.m. at Sherwood Forest, 1111 W. Maryland Ave. The event is free, and Central Baptist Church in North Little Rock will give away hot dogs while supplies last.

Ward’s Fourth of July picnic and fireworks show will be on Tuesday, July 4 at the Ward Ball Park on Peyton Street. The city is providing free hamburgers, hot dogs and water. The Larry Weathers Band will perform until dark.

The car and bike show starts at 4:30 p.m. The Little Rock Air Force Base Honor Guard will post the colors during the opening ceremony at 5 p.m. Carla’s Dance Studio will perform at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks will be presented by the Ward Volunteer Fire Department around 9:15 p.m.

The Floyd Community Park will host its annual Fourth of July celebration at the Floyd ballpark on El Paso Road. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. with the Floyd Patriotic Parade and will end with a fireworks display just after dark around 9. Games for children will begin at noon and a horseshoe tournament starts at 1 p.m. There will be raffle drawings all day, as well as face painting for kids and an egg toss competition.

Parade lineup begins at 9 a.m. For more information, call Amelia Orvis at 501-580-1939.

Beebe’s Fourth of July celebration will be from 4:30 till 9 p.m. at the ballpark. There will be free food, ice cream, an inflatable waterslide and face painting.

The Brandon Cunning Band of Memphis will perform from 7:45 till 9 p.m. with fireworks following. Bring lawnchairs for seating. Free shuttle service will start at 3 p.m. from the ASU-Beebe Owen Center to the ballpark.

Sonny’s Auto Salvage is sponsoring South Bend Fire and Rescue’s Independence Day celebration at 7 p.m. Monday with fireworks starting at dark. Free hot dogs and hamburgers will be served. Bring chairs.

The event is at Station 1, 4414 Hwy. 294.