HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, Arkansas — This year’s annual Memorial Day weekend fireworks display will be moved from Lake Hamilton to Hot Springs’ Memorial Field Airport as part of the airport’s celebration of its 75th anniversary. The fireworks will begin at 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 28.
The fireworks will be the closing event of the anniversary celebration, Bombers and BBQ, which will run May 27 – 28.
The Memorial Day weekend fireworks display is one of three sponsored each year by Visit Hot Springs. The other two are on July Fourth and Labor Day.
“As part of the celebration of Memorial Field’s 75th anniversary, we are moving the fireworks this year to the airport, which will enable us to put on a show featuring much larger fireworks than we are allowed to use over Lake Hamilton,” Visit Hot Springs CEO Steve Arrison said. “The late Tom Daniel put on some massive shows over the lake, but he and his crews were constrained by regulation of the size of shells they could shoot off.
“Having the airport property as the site could result in the biggest fireworks the city has ever seen. The airport will be closed during the fireworks.
“This is a one-time show because of the 75th anniversary. The show will return to the lake in 2023.”
For information contact Steve Arrison at 501-321-2027.