Events planned in observance of July 4

Eureka Springs Times-Echo Several events are planned this week in Carroll County to observe Independence Day.

On Thursday, July 4, the Eureka Springs Farmers’ Market will host an Independence Day Cookout and 20th anniversary celebration from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 44 Kingshighway, on the grounds of the Eureka Springs Community Center.

Bring a blanket and enjoy a picnic including free hot dogs, veggie dogs, watermelon, chips and drinks. There will be raffle items, live music and family- friendly activities.

Later that day, Eureka Springs’ Jamboreeka returns for its second year at Lake Leatherwood City Park Municipal Ballfields to celebrate our nation’s birthday — which happens to be Eureka Springs’ birthday, too. The festivities will begin at 5 p.m. and close with a fireworks show at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Two bands will be performing: Sprungbilly and The Cate Brothers.

The event will have additional food vendors this year and there will be an obstacle course and slip and slide for the kids, as well as water games.

Eureka Springs Transit will be taking people from the parking lots on Planer Hill and the transit office to Jamboreeka. Admission is free and all ages are welcome.

Berryville’s annual Fire on the Mountain fireworks display will begin at around 9 p.m. on July 4, Mayor Tim McKinney said. The annual display features fireworks launched from atop Saunders Heights.

On Friday, July 5, Holiday Island will hold an Independence Day Hurrah from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Holiday Island Recreation Center at 13 Buckskin Lane. The event promises family-friendly fun with live music, vendors, food, games and activities. The day will culminate in a fireworks display over the island.