Freedom Fest On The Lake

Freedom Fest

LET'S CELEBRATE OUR FREEDOM One of the BIGGEST Fourth of July celebrations in Arkansas returns to Greer's Ferry Lake!

This 2-day event -- Friday, July 1st and Saturday, July 2nd -- will be packed full of activities. That includes a Trap Shooting competition and live music from "The Voice'' contestants Marybeth Byrd Music and Cory Jackson on Friday.

Then on Saturday, come out to Sandy Beach for The World Championship Cardboard Boat Races, then head to the damsite for more live music from Just Sayin' and the Fireworks Extravaganza!

For more information, call the Chamber of Commerce at 501-362-2444 or visit and start planning your Fourth of July weekend in Heber Springs today!


Come One, Come All! The Heber Springs Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes back the World Championship Cardboard Boat Races with a day-long event on Saturday July 2, 2022, on Greers Ferry Lake.

Not only are these cardboard crafts amazing feats of engineering, the 2022 race is sure to be a creative triumph, as this year’s theme invites participants to decorate their boats with a Circus Theme!
Race participants will stretch the limits of their ingenuity to design boats made entirely of corrugated cardboard. Not only do these boats, ranging from simple rafts to stunning ships, float, they must also complete four heats around a course on Greers Ferry Lake. No other construction materials are allowed, with the exception of tape, waterproofing, and oars to propel the craft. No wood, no metal, no motors—just cardboard and imagination.
Boat races will begin at 10:00 a.m., with timed heats for both children and adults. The Pride of the Fleet Prize will be awarded to the boat that best combines innovative engineering with artistic design, while the Captain’s Award goes to the team with the greatest spirit and crowd involvement. And of course, the Titanic Award is reserved for the boat with the most dramatic sinking. Presenting Sponsors for this year’s event is First Arkansas Bank & Trust and General Land & Title!

The Fireworks Extravaganza will be held at Dam Site Park on the shores of Greers Ferry Lake on Saturday, July 2nd. There will be live music from the band Just Sayin' beginning at 7:00 pm, with the fireworks display beginning at 9:30 pm. Listen to the fireworks music on 101.9 The Lake- KSUG!