How do you know July is here? Christmas displays start showing up in retail stores! It seems unfortunate that we can’t live in the moment for being bombarded with the next major holiday. At Kid’s Directory, we aren’t thinking that far ahead but we are shifting our focus from summer to fall in hopes of helping you be prepared for this next school year.
If you still need a few summer activities to fill in the gaps, there are plenty of summer programs & camps included in this issue. But if you need extra time to plan for school, you’ll also find helpful information to begin the process. Next month, we’ll feature our Back-to-School Guide which is the best resource to keep on hand for your kids’ school needs.
If you’re looking to start a new 4th of July tradition with your family, we’re pretty confident you’ll have a hard time finding better fireworks displays than the ones NWA has to offer! And several of the events listed below offer family-friendly activities prior to fireworks so you can celebrate all evening. Visit their websites for complete details.
Friday, July 3:
*Freedom Fest & Fireworks, Loch Lomond Recreation Complex, Bella Vista, 6pm (bellavistapoa.com)
*Uptown Fayetteville Freedom Fireworks Display, Northwest Arkansas Mall, 7pm (northwestarkansasmall.com)
*Prairie Creek Marina and Cabela’s Firework Display, Prairie Creek Marina, 9pm (prairiecreekmarina.com)
Saturday, July 4:
*4th at the Field, Arvest Ballpark, 6:35pm (milb.com)
*An Evening at Orchards Park, Bentonville, 7pm (bentonvillear.com)
*July 4th Fireworks Spectacular featuring SoNA, The Walmart Amp, 8pm (waltonartscenter.org)
*Ventris Trail’s End Resort Fireworks Display, Beaver Lake, 8pm (beaverlakeresorts.com)
*Rodeo of the Ozarks, Parsons Stadium, 7:30pm (rodeooftheozarks.org)
Be sure to also mark your calendars for The Scott Family Amazeum’s Opening Day, July 15th! This highly anticipated children’s museum began with dream in June 2006 & became a reality with groundbreaking in April 2014. The Amazeum will feature approximately 50,000 square feet of exhibit, meeting & learning spaces. Exhibitions include the Tinkering Studio, water area, climbable tree canopy & an exploratory wet lab. Learn more at amazeum.org.
Happy 4th of July!