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Where to attend Fourth of July festivities across Mississippi

2017 Double Decker Art Festival in Oxford. Photo courtesy of Telesouth Communications Inc.

Fireworks and Fourth of July events for Mississippians of all ages will be occurring across the state throughout Monday with some wondering where they can join in on the celebration.

Here are the cities where you can participate in the Independence Day fun:


The city of Belmont will be holding a Fourth of July Celebration event with live music, food and drink vendors, and fireworks show at the C.C. Shook Park. Seeking Seven will be performing and admission is free to the public.


Those wishing to view the city’s 9 p.m. fireworks show can watch between the Biloxi Lighthouse eastward to the Biloxi Bay Bridge or visit the fireworks-free zone between the Biloxi Small Craft Harbor and Oak Street.


Clinton’s annual Fourth of July Family Fireworks Extravaganza will be open for free to community members and begin at 5 p.m. at Traceway Park. Families are invited to bring lawn chairs and picnic until the fireworks show, which is set to start at 9:30 p.m.


The city of Collins will be holding a Family Fourth event at the Collins Civic Center Lawn starting at 6:30 p.m. Attendees can enjoy fireworks, live music, and several activities for children of all ages.


The first annual Eupora Freedom Festival at Whites Creek Lake will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. and feature food trucks, a talent competition, and Ski Show from Derek Jones. Admission will be free to the public.


There will be several designated areas across Gulfport where those wishing to watch the fireworks show can have the best view including Jones Park, Gulfport Marina, and the beach area south of U.S. Highway 90. Fireworks will be shot from Moses Jetty starting at 8:45 p.m.


The city will host its Hernando Independence Day Celebration with free fireworks, live music from Brian Blake, and food vendors at the Hernando Civic Center Ballfields at 6 p.m.


Festivities including fireworks at sundown, gospel singing at 7 p.m., a kids bike parade at 5 p.m., food vendors, and more will be available to the public in McNeill over the July Fourth holiday. Those wishing to join in can head to Highway 11 and Sones Chapel Road.


The Natchez Independence Day Fireworks show can be seen on both sides of the Mississippi River at 9 p.m.

Ocean Springs

Several activities will be open to the public to participate in across Ocean Spring, with food, live music from Double Dee, and more starting at 6:30 p.m. A fireworks show, which will also be free to community members, is set to begin at 8:45 p.m. at Front Beach


A free fireworks show can be seen across Beach Boulevard around 8 p.m.


A fireworks show will follow the Mississippi Braves’ game against the Pensacola Blue Wahoos around 9 p.m. at Trustmark Park. Those wishing to join can purchase a ticket to the game or tailgate on Bass Pro Drive.


The Pearl River Resort will be hosting a 2022 Fireworks Spectacular event on U.S. Highway 16 starting at 9 p.m.


A parade starting at PJH and ending at Main Street will be open for the public to attend at 10 a.m. Those wishing to be in the parade can decorate bikes, golf carts, or side-by-side in red, white, and blue.


Crane Creek Baptist Church will be hosting a free Faith, Family, and Freedom Celebration event at Necaise Ball Field at 7 p.m. Attendees can enjoy fireworks, Jacob’s Well Praise Band, concessions, prizes, and a word from guest speaker Clay Dyer.


A free fireworks show, food vendors, live DJ, and kids zone will be open to the public for Southaven’s July Fourth Firework Celebration at the BankPlus Amphitheater starting at 4 p.m.


Cadie Calhoun and Hunter Riley will be performing at Lion’s Park during the city’s Fourth of July Celebration free event. Attendees can also enjoy a parade, cornhole tournament, food vendors, and fair.


Tupelo’s 2022 All America City Family Picnic at Ballard Park will begin at 3:30 p.m. and feature performances from DJ Max Victory, Joe Austin and the Tallahatchies, Bonfire Orchestra, South of Shiloh, and Super Chikan. Other activities will include dry inflatables, food, and a 9 p.m. fireworks show.


The Vicksburg Independence Day Fireworks Celebration will start with live music by The Chill with a fireworks show beginning at 9 p.m. Those wishing to view the fireworks can watch on Washington Street in the downtown area.

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