All patriotic hands on deck! While the theme for 2020 is "things will look a little different this year," one thing remains the same: Fireworks are still the best way to celebrate the Fourth of July.
Downtown's big Pops on the River display is canceled this year, but you can still get your fix just outside city limits. Here are the best places to kick back and enjoy the show.
Benton: Drive-In Fireworks Show (July 2)
Benton is getting the party started early this year. Guests are invited to pack the parking lots surrounding the River Center and tune into the patriotic tunes on 88.9 FM. If you want to leave the car, you can set up lawn chairs in front of your vehicle, just make sure you wear your mask. The show starts at 9:30 p.m. Click here for more info.
Bryant: Pops in the Park
Pull up at Bishop Park to get in on day-of fun this year. You can watch safely from your car listening to 106.7 The Ride or camp out in the outfields of complex A, B, C or D, keeping your social distance, of course. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Click here for more info.
Jacksonville: Big Bang on the Range
Set at the Jacksonville Shooting Complex, this seventh annual fireworks show is back. And yes, there's tons of room at the complex for folks to spread out, picnic and keep a safe distance while enjoying the show. Fireworks start at 9 p.m. Click here for more info.
Maumelle: 4th Fest Parade & Fireworks
Who doesn't love a parade, even if it is socially-distanced? This year's fest won't include booths or parade walkers, but you can still see cars and trailers decorated to the nines. Afterward, head to Lake Willastein for the annual fireworks show. The parade starts at 4 p.m. and the fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. Click here for more info.
Sherwood: 4th of July Fireworks Show
In this case, fireworks in a forest mix just fine. The annual festival is just sticking to the fireworks this year, and families are welcome to set up blankets, relax and enjoy the show. BYO-eats and drinks. Masks and six feet of space between families is encouraged (sensing a theme here?). Bonus: They're livestreaming the show for folks who don't want to chance it. Fireworks start at 7 p.m. Click here for more info.