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Freedom and fun on the Fourth

Posted on July 3, 2018

Observing America’s independence is a time-honored tradition. We remember the price paid for freedoms we enjoy today and honor that with ceremonies, concerts, fireworks and more. Little Rock hosts a number of special events this July 4 with multiple celebrations, most of which are free.

Check out the 35th Annual Pops on the River at Riverfront Park’s First Security Amphitheater. Listen to the sounds of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra as you watch a spectacular fireworks display over the Arkansas River and the downtown bridges lit red, white and blue.

Other free, fun events include:

Clinton Presidential Center – Visit the compelling temporary exhibit “Louder than Words: Rock, Power and Politics” before it leaves August 5. Curated by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Newseum, it shows how artists use music to affect social change and more.

Frontier Fourth of July at Historic Arkansas Museum – Step back in time at Little Rock’s oldest neighborhood to experience what independence looked like in the 19th century. Enjoy an old-fashioned parade with living history characters, period music, classic American refreshments and kids’ activities and games.

Fun on the Fourth at Pinnacle Mountain State Park – Beat the heat with park interpreters for a day filled with water balloon volleyball, sprinkler tug-of-war, relay races and more.