July 4th Fireworks Shows in Mississippi

You may be wondering what to do for July 4th this year. I have looked around myself wondering if there would be much going on in Mississippi, considering everything going on with the pandemic. However, I did find some events that were still happening. As always, consider your health and exposure to others in light of the coronavirus.

Gulfport, MS

4th of July Fireworks Cruise Link:

There is a July 4th fireworks cruise that is leaving out of Gulfport. Boarding starts at 7 pm, and the cruise starts at 7:30. The cruise will go along the shoreline, and you will be able to see fireworks at 9:00 pm. There are light snacks, soft drinks, beer, and wine that you can purchase. However, there is no outside food or drink allowed. There will be music entertainment, and general admission is $27.

Biloxi, MS

There is a show scheduled for July 4th at 9 pm. You can see the show between the Biloxi Lighthouse eastward to the Biloxi Bay Bridge. There is a fireworks free zone for spectators between the Biloxi Small Craft Harbor and Oak Street.

Ocean Springs, MS

There will be a show on July 3rd. It’s free, and the time of the event will be from 6-9:30 pm. You can bring your blankets and chairs, and your kids can also enjoy a splash pad. There will be a DJ playing music at Fort Maurepas, and the fireworks will start at about 8:45 pm.

Laurel, MS

There will be a fireworks show on Friday, July 3, 2020, in Laurel, MS. The fireworks are will be at the Sawmill Square Mall, and admission is free.

Natchez, MS

There will be a fireworks show over the Mississippi River, and you can be on any side of the river.

Hattiesburg, MS

According to Downtown Hattiesburg, the annual July 3rd fireworks display is canceled.

Vicksburg, MS

This show will be in downtown Vicksburg. Live music will start at 7:00 pm, and the fireworks start at 9:00 pm. Their fireworks will come from behind the Old Depot Museum on 1010 Levee Street.

Final Thoughts

These are just some of the events going on around Mississippi. Please stay safe, but also enjoy yourself too! If you’re looking to stay home and do something with younger kids, take a look at this website for some ideas: July 4th with Toddlers.


Written by Tamra Cater

I am married, and I also have a 4-year-old daughter. I earned my Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi, and I have been teaching psychology classes over the past 10 years. As a professor and as a parent, I grew to love learning anything about child development. I recently turned that into a passion for helping other parents by starting my own blog at


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