What a strange year this has been, so many celebrations, festivities canceled or limited to a much smaller scale. Remember all the fun options we had last year for this patriotic weekend?
Even though a lot of fun has been canceled, dare I say we may be on our way to getting back to “normal,” whatever that means for you and your family.
I have rounded up the displays of July 4th fireworks for families that are still a go for this year. Please remember all social distancing guidelines that are in place when taking your family out to enjoy what I hope will be a beautiful July 4th weekend.
Pascagoula will be partnering with Main Street Pascagoula again this year for its firework display. Beach Boulevard is the place to be for the 8:45 pm display on Saturday, July 4th with Magic 93.7 playing accompanying patriotic music. The city has also set up a livestream of the fireworks on WGUD Television for those families that are not able to get out and about just yet.
Ocean Springs is definitely not letting COVID dampen their fun this year. The city is shooting off their fireworks display on Friday, July 3rd at 8:45 pm. You can set up anywhere along Front Beach starting at 5 pm for a wonderful view and plenty of space to keep families socially distant. [The Block Party has been canceled: Saturday, July 4th there will be a block party downtown Ocean Springs from 10 am-6 pm featuring live music, local dining, and shopping to continue the fun.]
The City of Biloxi and Boom Boom Committee will be setting off their July 4th fireworks from Deer Island on Saturday at 9 pm. The best place to view this display is between the Biloxi Lighthouse and Biloxi Bay Bridge. The city has established the beach from Biloxi Small Craft Harbor to Oak Street as a fireworks-free zone for spectators. Listen to 105.9 The Monkey for accompanying music.
4th of July Fireworks in Gulfport will start at 8:45 pm on Saturday, July 4. This display can be viewed from Jones Park, Gulfport Municipal Marina, and all along the beach south of Hwy 90. Just remember for the safety and comfort of spectators, Gulfport has established Jones Park as a fireworks-free area.
Jourdan River Communities Association is continuing its July 4th fireworks tradition in the Bay on Saturday at 8:30 pm. Best viewing is from land and sea in the vicinity of Catfish Bayou.