Happening in Texarkana the Weekend of July 1 & 2


Happy Fourth of July weekend! Know this, Fireworks, ALL weekend! There are lots of Independence Day Celebrations in the surrounding communities of Texarkana and some of the best music anywhere. Check out what is on tap for this holiday weekend.

We will get to the fireworks shows but will start this weekend rundown with…


Friday, July 1
Ellis Bullard – Whiskey River Country
Marty Lansdell – 67 Landing
Split Decision – Redbone Magic Brewing
Synergistic – Hopkins Icehouse
Black Strap – The Banana Club

Saturday, July 2
Stone Blue – 67 Landing
Spare Time – Redbone Magic Brewing
Dusty Rose Band – Whiskey River
The Pick Up Sticks – Hopkins Icehouse
Seventh Sense – The Banana Club
Kim Donnette Band – The Hideout

Fireworks Events

Saturday, July 2, 2022:
Hope – “Sparks Fly in July” at the Hope Arkansas Municipal Airport, 4236 US 278. Food trucks, kids’ games, live music, and one of the best fireworks presentations around. Gates open at 6:00 pm, and Fireworks after sundown.

Nashville – This is the 33rd year that Nashville Arkansas presents “Standing up for America” inside the Nashville City Park. Festivities will begin at 6:00 pm. Live music from some of our favorite local bands, It does cost $5 for those 13 and older, kids 12 and under get free admission.

Atlanta – “2022 SummerFest & Fireworks” happens on Saturday, July 2nd thanks to the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and the City of Atlanta Texas. SummerFest will be held behind the Atlanta Fire Department at 606 Louise Street. All activities get underway at 6:00 pm with food, fun, and fireworks at 9:00 pm.

DeKalb – The DeKalb Texas Chamber of Commerce is presenting “Fireworks in the Park” beginning at 7:30 pm at the Industrial Park. Christina’s Tacos will be there, and Fireworks begin at Sundown.

Sunday, July 3, 2022:
Redwater – First Baptist Church in Redwater Texas will host Freedom Fest 2022 beginning at 7:00 pm with entertainment and free hot dog meals all provided by the Redwater Community.

July 4, 2022:
Wake Village – Annual King’s Park Celebration – See some fireworks on July 4th at Kings Park in Wake Village. The display will start at dark (9:00 pm) but you can come early and enjoy the park with your family and friends.

New Boston – Freedomfest 2022 festivities kick off at 6 pm with music, Boy Scouts grilling burgers, and more. The fireworks will begin as the skies get dark. (We just keep thinking dark is 9:00)

Ashdown – Beginning at 4:00 pm there is live music, food trucks, and vendors at Ashdown Junior High School. Fireworks will begin at dark.

Doddridge – One of our favorites on the list is the get-together in Doddridge, Arkansas. A family-centered event with a 24ft Waterslide, a 12ft Waterslide, Homemade Ice Cream Contest, and Patriotic Music are some of the special activities planned. Bring your food (Grills available), Fireworks, and lawn chairs. The Doddridge Community Development Council folks will provide a great Fireworks show at dark. Anyone who wishes may shoot their own fireworks in a designated area.
*Important Note: (Safety will be a major priority. Individuals who choose to shoot fireworks will be personally responsible for the safety of their family and themselves)

We know there are some events that we have missed, and we hope you will let us know about them at TexarkanaFYI@gmail.com.


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