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.
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.
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.
Flint Creek, Wiggins
$5 per vehicle
Independence Day Celebration
Fireworks start 30 minutes after dark
Westside Community Center, Perkinston
601-365-9242 or 228-669-8644
Biloxi 4th of July Fireworks
Biloxi Small Craft Harbor, Biloxi
Gulfport 4th of July Fireworks
Gulfport Harbor, Gulfport
Pascagoula 4th of July Fireworks
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.
Begins at 10am in Bay St. Louis ending in Gautier
Free to watch