Around the South: Fireworks Edition!

3 07 2010

All events taking place on July 4th, unless otherwise noted.

Annual Spirit of America Festival

Decatur, AL — Mallard Park

10 p.m.
Dothan, AL

National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds includes a car show, watermelon-eating contest, and Reptile Show

1 – 9 p.m.

Shoals Spirit of Freedom

Florence, AL

McFarland Park

Mobile, AL

USS Alabama National Fireworks Show

Battleship Park

Scottsboro, AL

July 4th on the Tennessee River

Goose Pond Colony

6 p.m.

Destin, FL

July Fourth Extravaganza

HarborWalk Villiage

Pensacola, FL

Seville Park

11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Fireworks display over Pensacola Bay synchronized with music broadcast on Cat Country 98.7 FM

St. Augustine, FL

Fireworks Over the Matanzas

concert by All Star Orchestra at 6 p.m.

Fireworks above Castillos de San Marcos Fort beginning at 9:30 p.m.

Atlanta, GA

Centennial Olympic Park

live music beginning at 4:30 p.m.

fireworks can be viewed nearby in the Buckhead District and Lenox Square

Augusta, GA

RiverBlast at the Riverwalk

car show, food, games, entertainment begin at 4 p.m.

fireworks over Savannah River beginning at dark

Savannah, GA

Great American Weekend

July 3-4th

Arts & Crafts, ice-cream eating contest, scavenger hunt of the historic district

Fireworks on River Street

Stone Mountain Park, Georgia

Fantastic Fourth Celebration

Kicks off on July 3rd with adventure ropes course, visit the Antebellum Plantation and Farmyard, and end the evening with the nightly laser show and fireworks.

Park opens at 10 a.m.
Louisville, KY
Waterfront Independence Festival

musicians, kids area, and fireworks display

10 p.m. over the Ohio River

Baton Rouge, LA

Star Spangled Celebration

begins at noon at the Riverfront between the USS Kidd and Red Stick Plaza

tours of the USS Kidd all day

live music begins at 3 p.m.

fireworks show over the Mississippi River viewed from the ship deck
Lafayette, LA

Red, White & Boom Concert

performed by Acadiana Symphony Orchestra
Park International downtown

5 p.m.

Natchitoches, LA

Celebration on the Cane

6 p.m.

entertainment and fireworks over Cane River Lake

New Orleans, LA

Go 4th on July 4 Festival

entertainment and dueling barges fireworks display can be viewed from the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Riverboat serving bread pudding, watermelon, BBQ chicken and brisket

Mississippi River

boards at 8 p.m.
Biloxi, MS

Fourth of July Fireworks in Small Craft Harbour

fireworks shot from Deer Island

7 – 9 p.m.

Gulf Port, MS

Independence Day Fireworks Display

Harbor at 8:45 p.m.

Ocean Springs, MS

Front Beach

fireworks begin at 8:30 p.m.

Pascagoula, MS

Family Fireworks and Music Entertainment

Beach Park — 7 p.m.
Oxford, MS
University of Mississippi campus — The Grove

children’s activities and music from 3 – 8 p.m.

followed by fireworks at the Oxford University Baseball Stadium

(Annual Fourth of July parade on July 3rd at 10 a.m., followed by a street dance in the Square from 7 – 9 p.m.)

Charleston, SC

Blast at Patriots Point

4 p.m.

festival features music and a children’s playland
fireworks from flightdeck of USS Yorktown begin at 9:15 p.m.

Gatlinburg, TN

Nation’s First Independence Day Parade of the Year

midnight on July 4th

tribute to military, floats, balloons, marching bands, equestrian entries

Activities include concerts by the 129th Army Band, Boyertown Alumni Marching Unit, Nashville Strings

Gatlinburg River Raft Regatta unmanned flaotable race

Memphis, TN

Red, Hot, and Blues Celebration

Beale Street

Memphis musicians take the stage at W.C. Handy park starting at 6 p.m.

fireworks at 10 p.m.

Corpus Christi, TX

Big Bang Celebration

Stars & Stripes Parade

live music at McGee Beach

fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.

Where are you watching the fireworks this Independence Day?

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