Come experience an “Old Fashion July 4th”in Mountain View, Arkansas this year. The festivities kick off Thursday night July 3rd with a street dance in Centennial Bank’s parking lot just off the square.
And then continues all day July 4th starting with a old time patriotic parade and opening ceremony down Main Street on the square at 9:00 am. You will see floats, antique cars, music and more. Music will be played in front of the Court House at the gazebo all day featuring Pam Setser and Brad Apple. Friday afternoon everyone is invited to join in the old time games on the lawn of the Court House. Games will include events such as sack races, watermelon spitting contest and others. And for the more competitive folks, we will be having a horse shoe trowing tournament behind the Backstreet Theater. But most important, don’t forget to grab yourself a free piece of watermelon. The July 4th celebration will then move over to the fairgrounds for a pre-firework party and dance featuring Rodger Gardner and friends. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be served and then the fireworks will take off at dusk around 8:30 to 9:00 pm.
But it’s not over yet! Saturday July 5th the BBQ teams will set up for a BBQ cook-off as all the shop owners will present a special sidewalk sale. Now I don’t know if there will be any watermelon left over on Saturday but I do know there will be plenty of ice cream and kettle corn to be purchased at the music box as you listen to all the musicians on the picking park throughout the festival.
Don’t forget to make your reservations early for this Fourth of July Festival at the Ozark Country Inn 1-800-379-8699. There will also be a special Gospel show at the Backstreet Theater Saturday 7:00 pm