The tri-county area has several Independence Day activities planned. Following is a list of those activities.
The Big 4th of July Fireworks in the Park will begin at 7 p.m. in Salem. Free food and entertainment will be provided. The fireworks display will begin at dark. Those planning to attend are asked to bring lawn chairs. Churches are encouraged to make plans to attend after the evening services.
Area business partners are providing hot dogs, drinks, watermelon and popcorn. Fireworks are supported by the Salem Chamber of Commerce, local business sponsors and community donations. Donations will be accepted after the show.
For additional information call the Salem Chamber of Commerce at 870-895-7253 or e-mail the chamber at Chamber@SalemAR.com.
In Horseshoe Bend, Fourth of July festivities will begin at 10 a.m. July 3 with a parade through the town.
After the parade there will be crafts and food booths, pony rides, a treasure hunt and other activities.
At dusk a fireworks display can be seen at Turkey Mountain.
In Melbourne, a fireworks display will start at dark July 4 at the fairgrounds.
In Calico Rock, a fireworks display will start at dark July 3 at King Park.
Independence Day activities in Cherokee Village begin at 7 p.m. with the annual boat parade on Cherokee Village's Lake Thunderbird. A lakeside performance by the Northeast Ozark Community Band begins at 7:45 and the fireworks show over the lake begins at 9 p.m.
Other activities during the holiday weekend include:* The annual ice cream social and Northeast Ozark Community Band concert will be at 6 p.m. July 1 at Cherokee Village's Town Center Stage. This is a free concert to the public. Anyone attending is asked to bring a lawn chair.* Cherokee Village Firefighters will hold their annual pancake breakfast July 3 from 6:30 a.m. to noon at Baseheart Fire Station.* Cherokee Village Business Association will hold a street dance July 3 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Cherokee Village's Town Center. Music will be country and western, big band and from the 1950s, '60s and '70s.Concessions will be available. Those planning to attend are asked to bring lawn chairs. Donations will be accepted.* Hardy will hold an Old Fashioned Independence Day Picnic July 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Loberg Park. A walking/biking parade will begin at 1 p.m. Watermelon, hot dogs, lemonade and snow cones will be sold for 25 cents. Area bands will perform. Mayor Louie Seibert will be in a dunking booth and activities for youth will be offered throughout the day.