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Texarkana celebrates July 4th "Sparks in the Park"

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TEXARKANA, Ark. -

The City of Texarkana, Arkansas will light up the sky this weekend with fireworks for the annual "Sparks in the Park" celebration.

The fireworks show will be held on Friday, July 4th at the Four States Fairgrounds.

More than 30,000 people are expected to attend.

Starting at 4 p.m., there'll will be live music, vendors and many kids' activities.

The fireworks display will kick-off around 9:30 p.m.

Admission and parking is free.

Due to the new roadway configuration around the Four States Fairgrounds, The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department would like to inform all patrons of the upcoming traffic plans in order to make everyone experience as pleasant as possible.

All drivers and patrons are reminded that police officers will be working traffic on city streets and highways so please be attentive to their instructions for their safety and yours.

Speed limits on Hwy 549 have been reduced.

Vehicles may ENTER the Fairgrounds parking area the following ways:

1. From I-30: Parkway Dr. (Hwy 549) to U of A Way to Fair Park Rd. and then left into the main parking lot.

2. From the south: Arkansas Blvd to Frontage Road /Parkway Dr. (Hwy 549) north, then onto E. 50th St around to the main parking lot.

3. Traffic to be directed East on E. 46th to south gate.

The Four States Fair will provide personnel to direct vehicles on where to park once they have entered the parking areas outside of the fairgrounds.

Vehicles may EXIT the parking areas and fairgrounds the following ways:

1. Main north parking lot to Fair Park Rd. then left on U of A Way to Parkway Dr. All traffic MUST turn north on Parkway Dr.

2. Main north lot to E 46th Dr. (Hwy 549) MUST turn south on Parkway Dr. Then south to Arkansas Blvd. where drivers can turn east or west bound.

3. Vehicles parked inside the fence line (late arrivers) MUST exit the west gate of the fairgrounds onto E 50th where they will be directed to Hwy 549. E.50th will become a one way west bound street after the fireworks show.

 

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