The Hot Springs Village Stars and Stripes Festival is set for July 4- 6. The festival is the biggest event of the year in the Village and will provide activities for people of all ages.
The festivities begin with a free Kid’s Fishing Derby at Lake Cortez beginning at 8 a.m. co-sponsored by the Hot Springs Village Anglers Club and Hot Springs Village Basecamp on Thursday, July 4.
The fireworks show will be held that evening from Balboa Beach beginning at 9:15 p.m. Shuttles will run from Christ of the Hills United Methodist Church and Balboa Baptist Church beginning at 7 p.m. Handicap seating will be available at the Magellan Golf Course Driving Range. Look for more information on road closures and shuttles on the Hot Springs Village Recreation Facebook page.
“It’s the biggest event we run,” said Cultural Programs Manager Terry Wiley. “We’re going to have thousands of people on Balboa Beach.”
Hot Springs Village Anglers will host a fishing tournament Friday, July 5, on Lake Balboa beginning at 6 a.m.
The Hot Springs Village Golf Department will host Shoot for the Stars Golf and Mini Golf tournament at the DeSoto Golf Course and DeSoto Recreation beginning with 8:30 a.m. tee times.
The two-person teams will be flighted in three divisions: Men, Women, and Mixed.
The DeSoto Marina will host free trial demonstrations of kayaks and stand up paddle boards from 8:30-11:30 a.m.
That evening, the Hot Springs Village Recreation Department will host a catfish dinner at the Balboa Pavilion at 6 p.m. Tickets are on sale at www.HSVTicketSales.com. Only advance tickets to the fish fry will be sold. Tickets are $15 for the all-you-can-eat dinner.
Later that evening, Boomers Rock and Hot Springs Village Recreation will host a Dive-in Movie at the Balboa Beach beginning at 9 p.m.
Hot Springs Village Recreation will host a 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament at 8 a.m. and Kiwanis of Greater Hot Springs Village will host a miniature golf tournament at 9 a.m. at DeSoto Recreation on Saturday, July 6. The basketball tournament is $5 per person and the miniature golf tournament is free.
The Stars and Stripes Festival will close out with Basecamp Burgers and an Ice Cream Social co-sponsored by the Balboa Yacht Club at 6 p.m. leading to the monthly Rock Porch Session at Grove Park featuring the Village Big Band taking the stage at 7 p.m.
Special thanks to our Platinum Sponsor Ike Eisenhauer State Farm Insurance as well as Christ of the Hills United Methodist Church and RE/Max of Hot Springs Village. Additional co-sponsors for the Stars and Stripes Festival are Balbo Yacht Club, Boomer’s Rock, DeSoto Marina, Hot Springs Village Anglers Club, Hot Springs Village Assembly of God, Hot Springs Village Basecamp and Kiwanis of Greater Hot Springs Village.
To learn more if you have any questions, please contact the HSV Recreation Department at 501-922-0322.