Event Info

Date: September 30, 2017

Location: Simple Pleasures Events Center in the BV Highlands

13718 Rothbury Dr.

Bella Vista, AR  72715

Rain Date: October 1, 2017


Event Schedule

3:45 p.m. – Gates open

4:00 p.m. – Begin serving Best Cheeseburger Meal in the World

4:00 p.m. – Activities start and run throughout the event:

  • Piston Toss – Prizes for the first 100 winners!
  • Rock painting by kids (and adults)
  • Cards from kids – Write a thank-you to a hero and get free ice cream!
  • Fire and police meet and greet with kids and parents
  • Fire and police equipment demonstrations
  • Classic car rides
  • Kids music festival
  • Giving back to the community

7:00 p.m. – JM Band Tribute to America at the main stage

8:15 p.m. – Fireworks display

8:30 p.m. – Event conclusion


Kids Music Festival

Throughout the day, Simple Pleasures will be giving local kids the chance to showcase their musical talents on the event stage. We’re looking for 10-15 kids or groups of kids who are confident taking the Heroes & Hamburgers stage, so if you have a talented kid or group of kids (must be 14 or younger) who want to perform, let us know! All performers will need to bring their own instruments, and a parent will need to apply via email to Ken Miner at ken@simplepleasures.us.

Parents, when applying via email, please put “Kids Music” in the subject line and include the following information:

  • Number of participants in the act
  • Nature of performance: singing, playing an instrument, dancing
  • Parent contact information: name, email, phone, mailing address
  • Name and age of participant(s)
  • Put “Kids Music” in the email subject line



At Heroes & Hamburgers, you’ll enjoy some tasty festival treats, including a few of Simple Pleasures’ signature items. CASH ONLY! Please come prepared.

  • Best cheeseburger in the world (incl. chips and drink): $12.00
  • Hot dog meal (incl. chips and drink): $8.00
  • Premium ice cream (Big and rich…Definitely not low fat!): $4.00


Live Music

Heroes & Hamburgers is thrilled to welcome the 18-piece orchestra the JM Band to Bella Vista for the event to help us celebrate our heroes! This talented band will treat guests to some of the most memorable and motivating patriotic music and pay tribute to America and our community!



How much does it cost to get in? Nothing! Admission is free! The only charges you can expect that day will come from food and drinks (CASH ONLY). We do hope you’ll bring along a donation the Community Giving table.

What is the Community Giving Table? This year, instead of one event beneficiary, we will have a community giving table where you can give to one (or more) of three community organizations: the Bella Vista Animal Shelter, Village House and the Bella Vista Courtesy Van. It’s all part of our effort to make the entire community of Bella Vista the true event beneficiary. And…With your community giving donation, you’ll get a free ticket for a classic car ride at the event!

Where should I park? There will be plenty of on-site parking, and it will, of course, be free of charge!

Can I bring my kids? Yes, please! This event is geared totally toward families. Plus it will give kids and teens the chance to meet police and fire/EMS workers and build positive relationships with them. We want as many kids there as we can get!

What activities will be available? We had tons of great things planned, including rock painting, card-making stations, classic car rides, piston toss, police and fire equipment demonstrations, awesome food, live music and fireworks. Plan to come for a day of fun!

Will there by entertainment? Yes! The JM Band will take the stage at 7:00 p.m., and you definitely don’t want to miss it. This 18-piece orchestra will treat our guests to some outstanding patriotic big band music. We’ll have recorded music playing throughout the day, as well.

What food will be available? At Simple Pleasures, we are known for our oak-fired cheeseburgers. They’ve been rated some of the best in the area, as a matter of fact! You’ll have the opportunity to experience them at Heroes & Hamburgers, along with sides, drinks and some delicious ice cream. It’s a perfect festival menu! (CASH ONLY)

See our About Heroes & Hamburgers page for more info!