Join us Saturday, June 25, for Sparks in the Park at the Four States Fairgrounds. It’s an Independence Day celebration with live music, great events and fireworks.

I recently caught up with Duane Torres of the band Relentless and Jason Springer with the Dusty Rose Band and they are pumped and ready to perform at Sparks in the Park. Even though these guys are in different bands they really support each other's music.

These guys play a lot of the same venues in this area and this will be the first time they get to share the stage together at the same event.

Get there early because there will be a ton of activities and contests for everyone in your family. Gates open at 4PM and opening ceremonies begin at 6PM on the State Line Fireworks Stage. Live music immediately follows at 6:30PM with Relentless and then at 8PM the Dusty Rose Band keeps the party going until the huge fireworks show at 9:30PM.

Below is a list of what else is going to take place during this year's event.


Giant Sandbox - 15 Yards of Fun (sponsored by Red River Credit Union)

Bounce Houses - Astro Jump (sponsored by First Baptist Church)

Climbing Wall - (sponsored by TAMU-T)

Red River Army Depot Tanks and Trucks - Climb and Explore

Darby Games - Hula Hoops, 3 Legged Races, Sack Races, Bubble Gum Blowing, Water Balloon Toss, Ball Run, Egg Run, (sponsored by Smiles of Arkansas)

Patriotic Tattoos - (sponsored by Harte Hanks)

Ag Learning Center - Educational Exhibits

Findley's Barnyard - Cutest animals in Four States

Kiddie Train - Ride in Style (sponsored by Neighbors ER)

Face Painting - (sponsored by Harte Hanks)

Bean Bag Toss - (sponsored by Texas Elks Lodge)

Cooling Misters - (sponsored by Aloha Aire)

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Hot Wheel/Cool Rides - Extreme trucks and the punishers will join the hottest wheels and coolest rides in the Four States area. Car clubs, individuals and racetracks will be on display in the Hot Wheels/Cool Rides area.

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Patriotic Balloons

Corn-hole Games


Washer Boards


Strollers and Rollers (Wagons) - Most creative and cutest wins prizes.

Patriotic Costumes - Kids/families/groups - Most creative and cutest wins prizes.

Best Homemade Apple Pie in Four States Area - 1st place $100 gift card, 2nd place $75 gift card, 3rd place $50 gift card.

Best Homemade Ice Cream in Four States Area - sponsored by Albertson's - 1st place $100 gift card, 2nd place $75, 3rd place $50 gift card.

Fireworks Photo Contest - upload your pics from Sparks in the Park via Facebook to win a Four States Fair Prize Package.

Mimi Campbell, Townsquare Media

Live Music and Entertainment (Stateline Fireworks Stage)

Dusty Rose Band


Fireworks Display - Presented by Stateline Fireworks.

Sparks in the Park is brought to you by Townsquare Media, the City of Texarkana Ark., Southwest Arkansas Electric REA, and Bowie Cass Electric. Gates Open at 4PM. Fireworks begin at 9:30PM. Free admission.