Looking for stuff to do July 4 weekend? We've got you covered! Free, Fun, Family-friendly fireworks, music, and more. All in this July 4 edition of Fast Focus!
Help us dedicate the new splash pad at Compass Park, just behind the Park at West End. Thursday, July 2 at 6:30 p.m.

Mayor's annual July 4 bash

Saturday night is the Mayor’s annual Fourth of July event, featuring live performances from Blue Fiddle, the River Valley Community Band, and Mr. Cabbage Head and the Screaming Radishes, along with the region’s best fireworks display. Harvest Time Church will be selling concessions, including beverages and glow sticks.

Beginning at 6:00 p.m. four shuttle buses will loop Garrison Avenue, Rogers Avenue, North A Street and North B Street, from 13th Street to the river front.

Music begins at 7:00 p.m. and fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.

Free Fourth fun in the parks

More fun is planned in our Fort Smith parks on the weekend of July Fourth.

The Friday night Movies in the Park series continues at Creekmore Park on July 3, with Marmaduke showing on the big screen. Come early and grab some snacks from the food truck, and enjoy the zany Zorb balls in the park.

Also at Creekmore on July 3, the Creekmore Express will operate from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and the steam engine makes an appearance on July 4 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Cool off at Creekmore in the pool, at the Tilles and Woodlawn wading pools, and the splash pads at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park and at Compass Park downtown, just behind The Park at West End.

On July 3, rides at the Park at West End will operate from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on July 4, the Park at West End is open from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Fireworks safety

A reminder that use of fireworks in Fort Smith city limits is prohibited. Please obey the law, and also be considerate of others. Each year, fireworks in populated communities cause injury – especially to children between the ages of 10 and 14 – and property damage. Fireworks can also a source of stress to many veterans diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorders.

The National Safety Council offers these tips for those planning to discharge fireworks outside city limits, and here’s an interactive safety quiz from the National Couincil on Fireworks Safety.


July 4 holiday service impacts

City offices will be closed Friday, July 3, 2015, in observance of Independence Day.

Department of Sanitation – Collections

The Department of Sanitation’s residential trash, yard waste, and recyclables collection scheduled for Friday, July 3 will be collected on Wednesday, July 1.

Department of Sanitation – Landfill

The Fort Smith Regional Sanitary Landfill will be open to the public from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, July 3, and on Saturday, July 4.

Transit Department

Friday, July 3 is FREE RIDE DAY for all Fort Smith Transit passengers. On Saturday, July 4, there will be no transit service.

Services 24/7/365

Emergency services are, as always, available through 9-1-1.

For utility-related emergencies, call 479.784.2342.

Citizens are encouraged to utilize our award-winning app – myFortSmith online or via Android or Apple smartphones to report non-emergency issues on city property. “Because 9 to 5 is so yesterday.“

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