Stars & Stripes 2022

Friday, July 1 through Monday, July 4

The Village will be full of music, fun, fishing, and fireworks for the four-day Independence Day weekend.

These events are only for residents and their sponsored guests.  The only exception is the kids fishing derby because the fish are supplied by the state and it is a requirement to allow access.  Kids Fishing Derby participants outside the gates must contact the Parks and Recreation Department for a free ticket to be admitted into the gates for the fishing derby. 

Detailed information for each event is below and also online at

Rhythm Jam – Friday, July 1, 2022 – 5:00 to 8:30 PM

Kick off the 4th of July weekend at Waypoint / DeSoto Marina for food, music, and boat rides. Live music starts at 5:00 PM and will end at 8:30 PM. Waypoint will be open from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM. This event is co-sponsored by Lifelong Learning Institute.

Kids Fishing Derby – Saturday, July 2, 2022 – 7:30 AM

Free fishing derby for kids at Lake Cortez pavilion, stocked by Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and sponsored by HSV Parks and Recreation, HSV Lakes Ecology, HSV Anglers Club and Balboa Baptist Church. A limited amount of fishing poles will be available for use. Please bring your own fishing pole if you have one. The derby will end at approximately 10:30 AM. Registration is not required if you live in Hot Springs Village or are a sponsored guest inside Hot Springs Village. If you live outside of Hot Springs Village and would like to participate, call 922.0322 ext. 2310 for a link to receive your ticket.

Colt and the Old 45’s – Saturday, July 2, 2022 – 7:00 PM 

Colt and the Old 45’s is an 11-member band comprised of first-rate musicians (including an impressive horn section) and singers who share a passion for the great music of the 60s and early 70s. “It’s like having The Four Seasons, Drifters, Diamonds, Lou Christie, Jay, and The Americans, Righteous Brothers, Chuck Berry, The Brooklyn Bridge and all the others on stage for one fabulous show. They really energize the crowd, and when they’re on stage, just TRY and not get up and dance…great vocals and tight musicianship,” is the way Larry Dixon of Platinum 96.7 KPMZ radio described their performance. The show is at the Coronado Community Center and tickets are $30 each. Click here to buy tickets.

HSV Anglers Fishing Tournament – Sunday, July 3, 2022 – 6:30 AM 

WHERE – Lake Balboa Pavilion

TIME – START 6:30 am WEIGHT IN 11:30 am

COST – $20 PER TEAM Plus $5 for Big Bass Pot (Pay at the ramp)

PRIZES – 100% payout – and big bass pot to team with biggest bass. Places paid will be determined by the number of teams participating.



·      All POA regulations and Arkansas fishing and boating regulations must be followed. The POA Slot Limit rule is waived.

· Take-off time is 6:30 am from the Balboa ramp area. All participants must have submitted a signed waiver and be in their boats and ready by then. Participants must return to the Balboa ramp no later than 11:30 am.

·      Only fresh-caught largemouth or spotted bass are allowed. Each team should bring in their 5 best bass by weight. All bass should be alive and a minimum of 12 inches long. A 4 oz. penalty will be assessed for each bass brought in dead and dead bass may not be culled. 

·       Participants must wear PFDs when the boat’s big motor is in operation.

·      Finishing place for each team will be determined by the net weight of their bass (total weight – penalties).

·      Ties will be broken by the following sequence – 1st Biggest Bass (of those tied),  2nd Total number of fish (of those tied), 3rd Coin Flip.

·      Trolling is not allowed.

·      Failure to follow the rules can result in disqualification.

Petrella Live – First Lady of Country Soul – Sunday, July 3, 2022 – 3:00 PM

This is a free event at Coronado Community Center. No tickets are required. First come, first serve seating. Petrella has released 7 CDs nationally, charted on the top 100 country charts in Cashbox Magazine in 1993, and was featured on the cover of Cashbox in 1993. She has performed extensively around the country and has done many shows and fundraisers in the city of Hot Springs. Petrella was Mrs. Hot Springs Village as part of the Mrs. Arkansas Beauty Pagent and the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival premiered a documentary film on Petrella in 2014. The band backing Petrella features Ron Hall a resident of Hot Springs. Ron is on the keyboard and the band includes a drummer, bass, and lead guitar.

Balboa Yacht Club Lighted Boat Parade – Sunday, July 3, 2022 – 8:00 PM 

The parade will be on July 3, 2022, from 8-10 PM on Lake Balboa. We begin gathering around 7:30 by the spillway. Anyone and everyone are invited to participate in the parade, you do not have to be a member of the Balboa Yacht Club. Just show up with your decorated boat.

We make every effort to go into every cove. We ask that all shore liners who want to see the parade leave their porch lights, or exterior lights on. When we see lights we know they want the parade to come by. We had many people out on their docks and decks with flashlights last year waving us on. If we stop seeing any lights in a cove then we usually start making our way back out. 

Please tell your neighbors about the parade, this is definitely an event that we would like all of Lake Balboa to be able to enjoy it. Last year we had 65 lighted boats participate and we are hoping for even more this year! Sponsored by the Balboa Yacht Club. For additional information contact Stacey Lloyd at

4th of July Fireworks Spectacular – Monday, July 4, 2022 – 9:15 PM 

Come on out to Balboa Beach and enjoy the Hot Springs Village annual Fireworks Display starting at 9:15 PM. The Jukebox Junkies will be performing from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM on the beach. HSV Rotary Club will be providing beer sales starting at 4:00 PM and food trucks will be available on the beach as well. A special thank you to our Platinum sponsor for this event – Ike Eisenhauer State Farm.