Mississippi is a sensational Southern state and pops with excitement with Mississippi fireworks shows for many occasions including holidays, sporting events and fun festivals. The state is named after a native word meaning ‘Great River,’ and that great river is, of course, the mighty Mississippi which cuts its way through the state. Whether you are just twirling fireworks and feeling the summer grass under your toes or watching a professional pyrotechnic show on the banks of the river, Mississippi fireworks will leave you impressed, amazed and wanting more!
Get into the spirit of celebration our nation’s birthday with fireworks in Mississippi. In Gulfport, the party includes a kid’s fishing rodeo, Pogey pitch, dunking booth and Mississippi fireworks show called ‘Fire in the Sky Freedom Fest.’ This festival is a great opportunity for families to come out and enjoy a night of great family fun and fireworks in the Jones Park and harbor area. In Biloxi, the town celebrates July 4th with the ‘I love America’ patriotic musical production with lights and costumes. The performance is followed by the City of Biloxi's annual Fireworks Display over the Mississippi Sound from Deer Island. For a different perspective on this top-notch pyrotechnic display, watch the fireworks from the Schooner. Other local celebrations in the state that feature fireworks include those in Pascagoula, Wiggins, Ocean Springs and more.
In Canton, the summer brings the Mississippi Championship Hot Air Balloon Fest, an exciting event that features dozens of hot air balloons, community events, balloon glows and two awesome firework presentations. Sports fans can come for the game and stay for the fun with firework shows at many of the state’s sporting events. The minor league baseball team, the Mississippi Braves, feature Friday Night Fireworks along with an extra special pyrotechnic performance for the Fourth of July.
At the Roy Martin Delta Band Festival in Greenwood, visitors can celebrate the beginning of the winter holiday season with the state’s oldest and largest Christmas parade. A parade kicks off the event complete with a Santa visit and gorgeous fireworks launched off over the Yazoo River. The best place to catch this show going 75+ years strong is between the bridges on the Yazoo River. Clarksdale also has a holiday parade in December that features a whirlwind of winter activities along with seasonally spirited fireworks.
Whether you reside in Mississippi or are just passing through, it’s a smart idea to research the firework watching opportunities on the calendar. A hotel concierge or even a tourist website such as Visit Mississippi will keep you on the beat of what is going on in the state. From the glittery downtown areas to the small rural towns, Mississippi is a fantastic spot to enjoy fireworks – especially on the shore of the famous river. The fireworks in Mississippi are so breathtaking that you’ll remember the thrill of the noise and delight of the colors in the sky for years to come!