JONESBORO, Ark. – No matter what side of town you’re on, there’s great choices for you to enjoy a free fireworks show unlike any others can come close to.
And since fireworks aren’t legal in the city limits, it’s also a much more inexpensive way to enjoy America’s Independence Day.
It’s been listed as “one of the fireworks displays in Arkansas that put all others to shame.” It’s the annual FREEDOM FEST Fireworks Display — and it happens Thursday July 4th night at the Southside Softball Complex between Stadium and Caraway Road in South Jonesboro. Gates open for parking at 7PM, with parking directed by the Arkansas Army National Guard.
Concessions will be available at the Miracle League Park concession stand as well as portable stands by Tropical Sno and Happy Poppers Kettle Corn. No personal fireworks are allowed – with Jonesboro Police patrolling the parking area.
The fireworks begin at 9:30 choreographed to music broadcast on all six Jonesboro Radio Group stations – 104.9 The Fox, 100.5 The Eagle, Mix 106.3, Hot 107.5, EZ 92.7, and 98.5 The Outlaw. After the fireworks, all traffic leaving Southside will be directed NORTH on Caraway and Stadium by Jonesboro Police.
Freedom Fest is presented by KAIT and the Jonesboro Radio Group — and sponsored by Bartons Lumber Company, Centennial Bank, Engines Inc and The Everyday Chef, Hytrol, and NEA Baptist.
A special two-day event is planned by East Arkansas Broadcasters of Jonesboro, in partnership with Bayird Auto Group, called “4th Fest 2019.” The events will be at Joe Mack Campbell Park in Jonesboro.
Jonesboro’s first free fireworks show will take place Wednesday night, July 3rd, at Joe Mack Campbell Park. The digitally fired fireworks display will begin at approximately 9PM; and the fireworks will be synchronized to music that can be heard on the EAB Jonesboro radio stations. (107.9 KFIN, 101.7 KISS FM, 95.9 The Wolf, and 94.1 The Buzz.)
The 4th Fest Fireworks display will be free and there will be no charge for parking.
Arkansas State Police and the Jonesboro Police Department would like to remind anyone attending 4th Fest that parking along I555 and Dan Avenue is not permitted. No personal fireworks will be allowed in Joe Mack Campbell Park.
The following morning, Thursday July 4th, EAB will host the Third Annual Red, White, & Blue Color Run at Joe Mack. This fun run/walk will circle Joe Mack Campbell Park, where attendees will be covered in patriotic colored powder as they make their way along the race route.
The Red, White, & Blue Color Run is $10 per person. Registration will begin at 8AM, with the run/walk scheduled to start at 9AM.
A portion of the proceeds from the Red, White, & Blue Color Run will benefit families affected by recent flooding in Arkansas.