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June 27, 2021

Fireworks are back! Here are all the July Fourth weekend events on the Mississippi Coast

July 4 is on a Sunday this year, providing a three-day weekend — or more for those on an extended vacation — to celebrate in South Mississippi.

The Coast has lots to celebrate this year, as life returns to normal and events that were canceled last year because of the coronavirus are back on the schedule.

The Fishing Rodeo in Gulfport returns with rides and other family fun and Crab Fest, with its crab-stuffed potatoes and other tasty seafood, is back after an abbreviated event in 2020.

Here’s where to see the fireworks and experience the fun in South Mississippi:

JULY 4 FIREWORKS

 Biloxi Beach — The fireworks show begins at 9 p.m., fired from a barge near Deer Island. The best viewing is from the Biloxi Lighthouse to the Biloxi Bay Bridge. A fireworks-free zone where spectators are not allowed to shoot their own fireworks extends from the Biloxi Small Craft Harbor to Oak Street. Sponsored by the city and the Boom Boom Committee, with donations from local casinos and other businesses.

▪ Biloxi Schooner sails to see the fireworks shows leave at 7 p.m. from Schooner Pier Complex, U.S. 90, Biloxi. Return to dock around 9:30 p.m. Admission is $40 for adults and $20 for children ages 3-12.

▪ Gulfport — The fireworks show will be shot from Moses Jetty in the Gulfport Municipal Marina starting at 8:45 p.m. Best viewing locations are Jones Park, Gulfport Municipal Marina and on the beach. Firework-free area is south of U.S. 90 from 15th Street to 25th Avenue. CTA parking garage will be open for the fireworks show. Standard parking rates will apply until 4 pm. After 4, rates will be $10 c only upon entry, to allow vehicles to leave at will.

▪ Ship Island Excursions’ fireworks show cruise from Gulfport Harbor is sold out.

▪ Ocean Springs — Fireworks at 8:45 p.m. off Front Beach, plus music and food starting at 6 p.m. Bring chairs and blankets.

Pascagoula — Fireworks at the beach start at 8:45, with patriotic music synced to the fireworks on radio station Magic 93.7.

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