It may be considered unlawful for Pine Bluff residents to discharge consumer fireworks within city limits, but through a grand Fourth of July celebration set to take place at Lakeview Amphitheater, Pine Bluff Festival Association has a plan to keep Ordinance 5807 from dampening holiday spirits.

Kerry Battle, Pine Bluff Festival Association’s director, is encouraging everyone to come out on July 4 to partake in what the organization claims to be the biggest fireworks show in Southeast Arkansas.

Starting at 8 p.m., crowds gathered at the amphitheater located at Pine Bluff Regional Park will be able to mix and mingle to music by Billy Coble of Bluff City Radio, as well as other fun and live entertainment scheduled to keep the celebration going into the night.

The fireworks show will begin at 9 p.m., ending the night with what is to be considered the largest fireworks show in the county, according to Major Lafayette Woods Jr., when mentioning the event last Friday.

Woods recommended that locals attend the fireworks show on Wednesday as a way to celebrate and enjoy the excitement of fireworks and festivity in a controlled, regulated environment without the hazard of fire or personal injury.

In the instance of severe weather, the Pine Bluff Festival Association has arranged to postpone the fireworks show for July 5 where people will be able to view it from the complex that evening at 9 p.m.

The fireworks show is the only professional fireworks show that will be held in the city to commemorate the holiday.

The event is sponsored by the Pine Bluff Festival Association, Pine Bluff Parks and Recreation Department, Relyance Bank, and Simmons Bank.

For more information, call Pine Bluff Parks and Recreation at (870) 536-0920 or Pine Bluff Festival Association at (870) 209-0186.