July 4th – Mississippi Style

Mississippians love finding reasons to celebrate, and the Independence Day holiday is no exception. From the Hills to the Coast, you’ll find events, festivals and get-togethers sure to be fun for the whole family. Below are some of our Fourth of July celebrations from across the state.


Fireworks over the Mississippi River in Natchez – Join in the fun as Natchez residents line up all along the bluff to watch a spectacular firework show over the Mississippi River. The show will take place around dark on July 4th and is free to the public.


The Canton Balloon Glow & Patriotic Fireworks Spectacular will be held at the Canton Multi Purpose Center on Saturday night, July 2nd. See the full schedule of events for the Mississippi Championship Hot Air Baloon Fest.


Hernando Independence Day Celebration – On July 1 at 6:00 p.m., join locals in celebration of Independence Day at the Hernando Civic Center (Baseball Field Complex). Bring your lawn chairs for a night of entertainment.

Horn Lake

July 4th Fireworks Spectacular in Horn Lake – Bring picnic baskets and blankets, enjoy children’s activities and entertainment, all with free admissions. Food vendors will be available and the fireworks finale begins at 9:15 p.m.


Laurel’s Annual 4th of July Fireworks Show – Bring lawn chairs and blankets, and your family and friends, to enjoy fireworks from Sawmill Sqaure Mall parking lot and surrounding areas on July 2 at 9:15 p.m.


Celebrate America Balloon Glow in Ridgeland – This annual Independence Day celebration in Ridgeland is a crowd pleaser. Come July 1 for the live musical entertainment, hot air balloons, and fireworks.


July 4th Celebration – Join the City of Meridian’s July 4th Celebration at Bonita Lakes on Monday, July 4th. Live music featuring Steve Wilkerson and Friends, food vendors, and a fireworks display at 9:00 p.m. Family fun for everyone!

Olive Branch

17th Annual 4th of July ‘Celebrate Your Independence’ Fireworks Festival in Olive Branch – Music at 6 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m. in Olive Branch City Park. This event is free and open to the public. Enjoy Kids Zone, great food vendors and more.


Vicksburg Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza – Celebrate the 4th of July in downtown Vicksburg! The fireworks extravaganza on the mighty Mississippi will follow live music by Mustache The Band at 7 p.m. and the fireworks at 9 p.m. The fireworks will be shot behind the Old Depot Museum, 1010 Levee Street.


Southaven Patriotic Parade – June 30, 10 a.m. at City Hall. After a short patriotic ceremony at City Hall, everyone parades around the lake in Jim Saucier Park, next to City Hall. Afterward, M. R. Davis Public Library provides everyone with refreshing lemonade and cookies at the Gazebo.

Bay St. Louis

31st Annual Our Lady of The Gulf Crab Festival – The Our Lady of the Gulf Crab Festival, held July 1-3, is the premier fest of the Mississippi Gulf Coast and takes place in beautiful Bay St. Louis on the fest grounds of OLG Church.  Incomparable food, live music, 100 Arts & Crafts booths, rides, raffles, crab races, and much more! Food items include boiled crab and shrimp, shrimp and catfish po-boys, gumbo, crab stuffed potatoes and biscuits, burgers, dogs, and so much more.