Fourth of July 2013 Events

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - Looking for the best ways to celebrate the Fourth of July? South Mississippi has a myriad of family friendly, eye catching activities taking place this Independence Day and weekend.

Tomatoes are essential ingredients in many popular dishes which is why you should consider Ocean Springs' first ever Tomato Festival. It's happening at L and N Depot Parking lot and will include tomato tasting, drawings for tomatoes and a variety of plants and produce. Speakers and Chef Dani of Capone's restaurant are all slated to participate. Pizza slices from Tom's Pizzeria and Master Gardner Gary Bachman should be enough to lure you in.

Tomato Festival

Saturday, 10am-2pm

L&N Depot Parking Lot, Ocean Springs



There are many reasons why should go to Our Lady of the Gulf's annual Crab Festival so I'll start with the first reason the boiled crab. It's one of the most popular seafood dishes the parishioners cook for the feast. Next there are several live bands like The Chee Weez singing covers from the 70s to the 2000s and blues music from The Bucktown All-Stars. From kids rides to variety of arts and crafts booths this family friendly event puts the fun in fundraiser. All proceeds benefit Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church.

Crab festival

Friday, 11am-11pm

Saturday, 11am-11pm

Sunday, 11am-10pm

Our Lady of the Gulf, Bay St. Louis


There are several firework shows going on along the Gulf Coast for the 4th of July one of them is at Flint Creek Water Park in Wiggins. Tonight they're putting on a 30-minute firework show. This colorful show features fireworks firing across the sky. Some are packed with special effects. Park officials say the best viewing areas can be seen by boat in the middle of the reservoir. The show begins at 9 p.m. The fee is $5 per vehicle.

Firework Show

Thursday, 9pm

Flint Creek, Wiggins

$5 per vehicle

Independence Day Celebration

Saturday, 3pm

Fireworks start 30 minutes after dark

Westside Community Center, Perkinston

601-365-9242 or 228-669-8644

Biloxi 4th of July Fireworks

Thursday, 9pm

Biloxi Small Craft Harbor, Biloxi


Gulfport 4th of July Fireworks

Thursday, 8:45pm

Gulfport Harbor, Gulfport


Pascagoula 4th of July Fireworks


Festivities, 6:30pm

Fireworks, 9pm


Watch the Mississippi Coast Watchers will be driving their antique military vehicles down highway 90. They will begin at 10 a.m. in Bay St. Louis heading east and ending at G.I. museum in Gautier. Bystanders are asked to come out and watch the vehicles cruise down the road. They will make a 15 minute stop at Courthouse Road in Gulfport around shortly before 11 a.m.

Flag Run


Begins at 10am in Bay St. Louis ending in Gautier

Free to watch


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