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City fireworks show set for July 3

The City of Bella Vista’s annual fireworks display will be held just after dark on Friday, July 3 at the park below Loch Lomond dam on Glasgow Road.

The display is open to the public, and Bella Vista Police will be directing vehicles for parking starting at 5:30 p.m.

This year, due to COVID-19 concerns, officers will be parking vehicles at an appropriate distance from one another, to allow for adequate social distancing among those who attend. Those that arrive in the same vehicle will be required to contain themselves to the area surrounding that vehicle and follow all social distancing and masking recommendations of the State of Arkansas.

Due to the distancing between parked cars, there will be less parking available than typical years. Plan to get to the event early to get a spot, as vehicles will be turned away when space is filled.

As always, those coming to the show and those living in the area should expect heavier traffic for the event, and more time should be allotted for travel. Parking is not allowed in the city streets rights-of-way, and drivers should obey all no parking signs in the area.

Viewing of the fireworks by boat on Loch Lomond is also allowed. The city has partnered with the Bella Vista Property Owners Association Lake Rangers to ensure that those who arrive by boat to view the show will maintain a social distancing minimum of six feet between boats.

By city ordinance, fireworks are allowed to be set off from 6 p.m. to midnight July 3 through July 5 on private property with the property owner’s consent, as long as there is no active burn ban in the city. No fireworks attached to a stick, such as bottle rockets, are allowed. Use safety and common sense while discharging fireworks, be courteous and respectful to your neighbors and pick up all trash afterward.

Fireworks are allowed by state law to be sold in the city with proper city permitting from June 20 through July 11.